Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down tells the story of a band of rabbits that are forced to leave their cozy warren because of encroaching technology – and the dangers they face on their journey to find a new home.
Already adapted as a brilliant film from Martin “Short, the BBC and Netflix have partnered for a four-episode limited series CGI adaptation of the story with a terrific cast that includes John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Gemma Chan, Peter Capald, and Taron Egerton.
Watership Down will premiere on Netflix on December 23rd and on the BBC December 22-24. Check out the trailer below.
It appears that 20th Century Fox has selected Noam Murro to direct Die Hard 5. According to both deadline.com and The Hollywood Reporter, Murro has been chosen to direct from a script by Skip Woods.
And who the heck is Noam Murro [I hear you ask]? Well, Murro has garnered five DGA nominations for commercials – impressing with the recent spectacular campaign for the Halo videogame – and took two Golden Lions at Cannes. He also directed Smart People [starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Page] for Miramax.
Since Bruce Willis has expressed interest in playing John McClane one more time – and considering his terrific performance in last year’s RED – and woods has done a few interesting scripts [Thursday, Hitman], I’m thinking that a fifth Die Hard movie might just be a good idea.