Movie News: Christoph Waltz Touted for 'Alita: Battle Angel'; 'Doctor Strange' Adds 'Community' Writer

Movie News: Christoph Waltz Touted for 'Alita: Battle Angel'; 'Doctor Strange' Adds 'Community' Writer

Aug 25, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan

Alita: Battle Angel: Christoph Waltz (The Legend of Tarzan) is in early negotiations to star in Alita: Battle Angel, to be directed by Robert Rodriguez. James Cameron is producing the project, which revolves around a cyborg (Rosa Salazar) who is discovered in a scrapyard and then trained as a bounty hunter. If things work out, Waltz would play a surgeon who becomes the cyborg's mentor. [THR]


Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange: Dan Harmon (TV's Community) has been added as a writer for Doctor Strange. Principal photography for the Marvel movie has already been completed; reportedly, Harmon wrote material for additional scenes to be filmed, though no other details have been revealed. Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton star; the movie is set for release on November 4. [THR]


Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad

Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad: Jeremy Renner (Captain America: Civil War, above) will voice the lead role in the animated movie Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad. The story follows an arctic fox (Renner) who endeavors to stop an evil genius (voiced by John Cleese) intent on accelerating global warming so he can take over the world. The voice cast also includes Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum and James Franco. [Deadline]


The Disappointments Room

The Disappointments Room Trailer: Kate Beckinsale and her young son move into a beautiful new home, only to accidentally unleash frightening horrors from the attic in the first trailer for The Disappointments Room. The movie will open in theaters on September 9. [Regal Cinemas]

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