LeBron James Might Reboot Friday the 13th, and More Movie News

Today’s Ketchup brings you ten headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles such as The Boy 2, Clueless, and Wonder Woman 1984, and new roles for Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Pratt.

This WEEK’S TOP STORY

LEBRON JAMES MIGHT REBOOT FRIDAY THE 13TH

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Fresh Developments

1. NETFLIX TO PRODUCE GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO

(Photo by Kerry Hayes/Universal Pictures)

2. IDRIS ELBA AND TILDA SWINTON JOIN FANTASY EPIC FROM MAD MAX DIRECTOR

(Photo by Jason Smith, Derek Storm/Everett Collection)

3. LEONARDO DICAPRIO TO MAKE SIXTH FILM WITH MARTIN SCORSESE

(Photo by Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures)

4. YOU KNOW IT AIN’T EASY: THE EPIC LOVE STORY OF JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO

5. CHRIS PRATT FINDS NEW MOVIE TO MAKE UP FOR COWBOY NINJA VIKING AND GOTG3 DELAYS

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6. DISNEY HIRES ARRR-RATED DEADPOOL WRITERS FOR PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN REBOOT

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7. REMAKES OF CLUELESS AND ITS SOURCE EMMA BOTH IN THE WORKS

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ROTTEN IDEAS OF THE WEEK

2. WONDER WOMAN 1984 DELAYED TO 2020, IMPACTING CHARLIE’S ANGELS, TERMINATOR, AND THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN

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1. KATIE HOLMES SIGNS ON FOR SEQUEL TO HORROR MOVIE THE BOY

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The 2016 supernatural horror film The Boy didn’t make a ton of money, but its $35 million domestic take was a success, based on its relatively minimal $10 million budget. That unfortunately means that, 28% Tomatometer score aside, a sequel to The Boy probably makes bottom line sense for STXfilms. The biggest surprise is probably that, for the sequel, STX has been able to attract a bigger star (than the first film’s Lauren Cohan) in the form of Katie Holmes. Filming is expected to start on The Boy 2 in British Columbia on January 14th, 2019. No release date has been announced yet, but we can probably expect it in early 2020 (most likely), or if it’s really rushed, maybe in time for the Halloween season of late 2019.

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