AMC announced that it had opened up a writers’ room for “61st Street,” a potential new AMC Studios’ series from BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat (The Night Of) – to be executive produced by Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society (David Makes Man).
The series – following a promising high school athlete who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system – is being developed as part of AMC’s “scripts-to-series” model, which opens writers’ rooms to develop potential series that, in success, move straight-to-series. A full series description follows.
MGM and Warner Bros. have released two first look photos above and below) from Creed II – in which Adonis Creed will fight Viktor Drag – the son of Ivan Drago, the man who killed his father in the ring in Rocky IV.
Creed II will open on Wednesday, November 21st.
In Theaters Wednesday, November 21st
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
Release Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Producers: Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King-Templeton, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler
Executive Producers: Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Guy Riedel
Distributor: MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures
Marvel’s Black Panther follows the basic plot structure of the studio’s other movies (hero arises; hero faces obstacles and loses; hero finds a way to overcome said obstacles) – but there are only so many stories (back in high school literature class the number seven was mentioned), so the differences have to come, largely, from point of view.
Black Panther’s point of view is unique – a superhero who is the latest in his country’s line of hereditary monarchs – and African.
Marvel may have taken its time to bring the Black Panther to the screen, but it took the time to get it right.
Your legacy is more than a name. Adonis Johnson has boxing in his blood – and not just because his father was Apollo Creed. He has had to fight every day of his life and now he has chosen to make boxing his career.
Who does he want to train him? Rocky Balboa – but Rocky has sworn he’s never getting back in the game. Check out the first trailer for Creed after the jump.
When Josh Trank was picked to helm the reboot of the Fantastic Four – on the strength of his found footage take on superpowered people, Chronicle – it was seen as a very good move by 20th Century Fox.
Then came the casting – and what a furor that caused! Now, we finally get our first look at Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Benjamin Grimm (Jamie Bell), Susan Storm (Kate Mara) and her brother, Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) – and see if all that noise was over nothing.
Check out the Fantastic Four teaser following the jump.
Chronicle is not a superhero movie – even though it has kids who gain superpowers. Instead, it’s a chronicle of the way kids might really behave if they gained such abilities – and it’s both delightful and terrifying.