Movie News: Will This Woman Direct 'James Bond 25'? ; Next 'Friday the 13th' Will Reboot Origin Story

Movie News: Will This Woman Direct 'James Bond 25'? ; Next 'Friday the 13th' Will Reboot Origin Story

Jun 01, 2016

Susanne Bier

James Bond 25: Susanne Bier, who directed the Academy Award winning In a Better World (above), is on the short list of candidates to direct the next installment in the James Bond spy series. She recently directed the acclaimed spy miniseries The Night Manager, starring Tom Hiddleston, who is reportedly in talks to play James Bond. Bier also worked with Sam Mendes (Skyfall, SPECTRE) on her 2007 movie Things We Lost in the Fire (below). [RadioTimes]

Things We Lost in the Fire


Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: Last we heard, Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) was hired to write a new script for a planned reboot of the Friday the 13th horror movie series. Now producer Brad Fuller says that the script features "an origin that no one has seen before. Obviously Pamela’s there, but it’s a little bit different from what you’ve seen before.” As fans know, Pamela Voorhees is the mother of serial killer Jason Voorhees. More work will be done on the script before the project moves forward. [The Reel Word]


Melissa McCarthy

Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Melissa McCarthy will star in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a comedy based on Lee Israel's memoir. Israel successfully wrote celebrity profiles for years before she began forging letters from deceased writers and actors and selling them. Nicole Holofcener wrote the screenplay; Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) will direct. [Variety]



Satanic Trailer: Sarah Hyland (TV's Modern Family) stars in the first trailer for Satanic. The movie follows four friends who visit true crime sites associated with the occult in Los Angeles and stumble across a young woman who leads them on a dangerous path. Justin Chon, Clara Mamet and Steven Krueger also star; the movie will open in select theaters on July 1. [Movieclips]

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