Movie News: Danny McBride May Join 'Alien: Covenant,' Watch Dakota Johnson Make 'A Bigger Splash' in First Trailer

Movie News: Danny McBride May Join 'Alien: Covenant,' Watch Dakota Johnson Make 'A Bigger Splash' in First Trailer

Feb 11, 2016

Your Highness

Alien: Covenant: Danny McBride, best known for comic performances in movies like This Is The End and Your Highness (above), is in "early discussions" to join Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. Michael Fassbender is already set to reprise his role as an android from Prometheus, with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) taking on a lead role. The sequel will follow the crew of a spaceship that lands on a remote planet with only one inhabitant (Fassbender). [The Wrap]

 

Sonice the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog: Beginning as a video game character in a 1991 game before leaping onto TV screens in Japan and then the U.S. (above), Sonic the Hedgehog began his journey to the big screen in 2014. Now comes word that the CGI/live-action movie will be released in 2018, per the property's rights owner, Sega. The movie will be produced by Sony, which has two other animated movies in the works for 2018, Peter Rabbit and a Spider-Man feature. [Flickering Myth]

 

Steve Jobs

Collateral Beauty: Kate Winslet, who recently earned an Academy Award nomination as best supporting actress for her performance in Steve Jobs (above), is now in negotiations to join the star-studded cast of Collateral Beauty. Will Smith stars as an advertising executive who suffers "a personal tragedy … prompting his colleagues to devise a drastic plan to help him recover." Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Pena and Naomie Harris will costar; the movie is schedued for release on December 16. [The Wrap]

 

A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash Trailer: As the first trailer for A Bigger Splash explains, a rock star (Tilda Swinton) and a filmmaker (Matthias Schoenaerts) are on vacation in Italy when an old friend (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson) show up unexpectedly, creating complications for everyone. The movie will open in theaters on May 13. [Movieclips]

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