Movie News: 'Rampage' Director to Helm Sci-Fi Thriller; Tiffany Haddish to Star in Tyler Perry's 'The List'

Movie News: 'Rampage' Director to Helm Sci-Fi Thriller; Tiffany Haddish to Star in Tyler Perry's 'The List'

Mar 06, 2018


Epoch Index: Brad Peyton, who directed the upcoming Rampage (above) is attached to direct sci-fi thriller Epoch Index. It's based on a short story by Christian Cantrell about a CIA analyst who hunts for a "flashy assassin." The twist is that the assassin somehow transports her hapless victims from the future so she can kill them in the present. Matt Reeves (War of the Planet of the Apes) will produce; Justin Rhodes (the Terminator reboot) will write the screenplay. [Deadline]


Girls Trip

The List: Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, above), who was very funny as a presenter at the Academy Awards show the other night, will star in The List, the next movie from Tyler Perry. Haddish will play a wild woman; recently released from prison, she re-enters the life of her sister (Tika Sumpter), who may be getting "catfished by an online boyfriend." Omari Hardwick also stars; Perry wrote the original screenplay and will direct. The movie is scheduled for release on November 2, 2018. [Deadline]


A Walk in the Woods

Harrow's Alley: Emma Thompson (A Walk in the Woods, above) is helping to bring a long-lost horror script to life. Academy Award-nominated Walter Newman (Ace in the Hole, Cat Ballou, Bloodbrothers) wrote Hallow's Alley sometime in the 1960s, though it was never produced. Now Thompson has partnered with production company Bad Wolf to develop it at HBO. The story takes place during the Black Plague in Europe in the 17th century, following two men as they struggle to survive. [Deadline]


Emily Blunt

Mary Poppins Returns Teaser: Emily Blunt (above) stars in the first teaser for Mary Poppins Returns. The film is set in London during the 1930s, which is quickly established with a kite, a few children and Lin-Manuel Miranda, before the clouds part, the sun breaks out and a familiar character appears, with a twist. The musical sequel will open in theaters on December 25, 2018. [Movieclips]

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