Sequel to A Quiet Place Officially in the Works, and More Movie News

Today’s Ketchup brings you ten headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles such as Crazy Rich Asians 2, Dora the Explorer, Top Gun: Maverick, and Wonder Woman 1984.

This WEEK’S TOP STORY

AUDIENCES WILL SNEAK BACK TO A QUIET PLACE 2 IN 2020

(Photo by Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures)

Fresh Developments

1. QUENTIN TARANTINO CASTS HIS CHARLES MANSON (AND SO DOES NETFLIX)

(Photo by Francois Duhamel/Weinstein Company)

2. HARRY POTTER ACTRESS AMONG THE NEW DOWNTON ABBEY RESIDENTS

(Photo by Warner Bros.)

3. DWAYNE JOHNSON’S KAMEHAMEHA BIOPIC THE KING MAY BE CROWNED SOON

(Photo by Ron Phillips/Warner Bros.)

4. STAR WARS EPISODE IX RECRUITS DOCTOR WHO AND “CHARLIE” FROM LOST

(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)

5. GUILLERMO DEL TORO CASTS MORE FOR SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

(Photo by Kerry Hayes/Universal Pictures)

6. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR DIRECTORS SENDING THOR TO DHAKA

(Photo by Hopper Stone/Warner Bros.)

7. CRAZY RICH ASIANS STARS REUNITE FOR SWISS ARMY MAN DIRECTORS

(Photo by Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros.)

8. LOONEY TUNES FAVORITE WILE E. COYOTE TO GET OWN MOVIE COYOTE VS ACME

(Photo by Warner Bros.)

Although it’s now been 14 years since Looney Tunes: Back in Action, over that time, we’ve occasionally heard about Warner Bros. putting other movies featuring Looney Tunes characters into development. Most recently, that has included both Speedy Gonzalez and Pepe Le Pew. In the past, there had been talk about plans for an “Acme Corporation” movie, based on the fictional company frequently seen in Roadrunner cartoons, and that project appears to be back in development in the form of Coyote vs Acme, which, as its title suggests, is also a “solo” movie for Wile E. Coyote. Although they were called “Roadrunner” cartoons, Wile E. Coyote was frequently the actual protagonist of the shorts, as the stories centered on Coyote’s attempts to catch the Roadrunner (as opposed to the Roadrunner’s attempts to evade Coyote). It’s unknown how much of a role Roadrunner will have in Coyote vs Acme, which will be produced by The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay and written by Jon and Josh Silberman (of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).

ROTTEN IDEAS OF THE WEEK

1. ALEC BALDWIN’S VERY BRIEF TENURE AS BRUCE WAYNE’S DAD IN NEXT YEAR’S JOKER

(Photo by NBC)

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