Movie Delay Updates: 'Jungle Book' Brings In 'Gravity' Director, Blomkamp's 'Alien' Keeps Waiting

Movie Delay Updates: 'Jungle Book' Brings In 'Gravity' Director, Blomkamp's 'Alien' Keeps Waiting

Apr 22, 2016

Two movies that have seemed doomed because of competing projects are still on track and far from in trouble. Find out the latest on the non-Disney live-action Jungle Book adaptation and the next Alien sequel below.

The Jungle Book

Even if Disney's new live-action remake of their animated version of The Jungle Book wasn't such a huge hit, the similar adaptation set up at Warner Bros. would have been in trouble just for its being the second of a dueling pair to arrive. The studio has since delayed release of their own live-action Jungle Book, which is being helmed by performance-capture master Andy Serkis, who also plays Baloo. And while we now have until October 2018 to see this one, the production is taking the time to get help from filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. Deadline reports the Gravity director will provide uncredited notes on how to make the movie, which also stars the voices and captured performances of Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale, even better. 


Alien 5

Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien prequel -- and Prometheus sequel -- Alien: Covenant threw Neill Blomkamp's own plans for an Alien sequel to the side, but we can still have faith that it's not been tossed into the trash. According to The Playlist, Sigourney Weaver spoke at an event recently where she claimed the post-Aliens installment furthering the adventures of her character, Ripley, is still happening at some point.

"Well, I think it is," she said at the VMware event. "I’d be really surprised if we didn't do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together. So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait." For now, we can look forward to Covenant arriving in theaters on August 4, 2017. 




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