Movie News: 'Die Hard' Prequel (and Sequel) Planned; Marvel's 'Black Panther' Seeks 'Creed' Director

Movie News: 'Die Hard' Prequel (and Sequel) Planned; Marvel's 'Black Panther' Seeks 'Creed' Director

Oct 15, 2015

Die Hard

Die Hard: The sixth installment in the venerable Die Hard series is under development, with plans to make it a prequel -- and a sequel. The idea is to set the bulk of the movie in 1979, when John McClane was a young police officer in New York City, with Bruce Willis showing up in the present day to bookend the story. Director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura are reportedly in the midst of talks to return. [Deadline]

 

Ryan Coogler

Black Panther: Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, the upcoming Creed) is under consideration by Marvel to direct Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman is already set to star as T'Challa, ruler of the fictional country of Wakanda. Earlier this year, Ava DuVernay (Selma) discussed the job with Marvel before deciding to pass. The superhero movie is scheduled for release on February 16, 2018. [Heroic Hollywood]

 

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Alien: Paradise Lost: Much in demand after her breakout performance in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Rebecca Ferguson is "in the mix" for a key role in Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel, Alien: Paradise Lost. Before that (possibly) happens, though, Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Michael Fassbender in The Snowman, based on a mystery novel by Jo Nesbo about Norwegian police detective Harry Hole. That project is aiming to begin production in January 2016. [Deadline]

 

Race

Race Trailer: The story of Jesse Owens, a track and field star who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, is dramatized in Race, which is heading for theaters on February 19, 2016. The first trailer features Stephan James as the celebrated athlete; the movie also stars Jason Sudeikis, William Hurt, and Jeremy Irons. [Yahoo]

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