Brief News about: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on Hold, The Russos Acquire Cherry, YouTube Making 50 New TV Series, and More
In brief, new movie and television show news has broken. Below you will find a brief rundown on all that news and their most significant segments, distilled down to the most salient information.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is on Hold
The pre-production crew that had been assembled in Atlanta, GA to work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been dismissed and sent home. This was inevitable since the director of the film (James Gunn) was been fired and there is no word yet if Disney will use his script. If they don’t use James Gunn’s script, an entirely new one will have to be written from scratch. That will take time as will the effort to find a new director to take the reins of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Cherry Film Right Acquired by Russo Brothers From Jail House Author
Bank-robber and first-time author Nico Walker‘s book Cherry has been acquired in a bidding war by the Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. The Russo’s acquired the book rights through their AGBO production company for $1 Million to make the book into a feature film.
Cherry‘s plot synopsis: the book “tells the true life story of the author, a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme un-diagnosed PTSD and fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker was caught in 2011 and is scheduled to be released in 2020.”
Jessica Goldberg will be writing the screenplay for the film.
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YouTube Will Be Making 50 Original TV Series
Following the success of Cobra Kai, YouTube has committed to making and releasing fifty new television series in 2019 on YouTube Premium. The shows include Origin, The Sidemen Show, Will Smith: The Jump, On Becoming God in Central Florida, If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, a “Robert Downey Jr.-narrated docu-series on artificial intelligence,” and obviously, many other scripted and reality TV series.
MoviePass Cancels Annual Subscription Option
As MoviePass continues its death rattle, MoviePass has cancelled all existing annual subscriptions, converting them to monthly subscriptions. Until this point, annual subscribers were exempt from the changes that had affected monthly subscribers, namely annual subscribers could still see one film per day at theaters. If the annual-to-monthly change bothers annual membership holders (who will now only be able to see a three movies a month), they can receive a prorated refund for the remainder of their subscription.