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Mattel, Inc. announced today plans to develop Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots®, the classic tabletop game featuring battling robots, into a live-action motion picture. Mattel Films is working with Universal Pictures and Vin Diesel’s production company, One Race Films, on the project. Diesel will also star in the film. Mattel Films will produce the project alongside Diesel and Samantha Vincent (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) from One Race Films. Ryan Engle (“Rampage,” “The Commuter”) penned the screenplay for the action adventure, which follows a father and son who form an unlikely bond with an advanced war machine. Kevin McKeon will lead the project for Mattel Films. Launched in 1966, the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots game was inspired by an arcade boxing game which pitted Red Rocker® against Blue Bomber® in a fight to knock his rival’s block off. A staple in pop culture since its debut, the brand’s bright and bold gameplay has appeared in films, television shows and commercials over the past five decades.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jurassic World 3 casting news was revealed by director Colin Trevorrow during the screening of Jurassic World held at the Arclight Los Angeles hosted by Collider. Trevorrow announced that Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern are all set to reprise their iconic roles from Jurassic Park in the next installment of the Jurassic World franchise. Goldblum will once again play chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcom, with Dern returning as Dr. Ellie Sattler and Neill as Dr. Alan Grant. All three actors appearaed in Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park, with only Goldblum returning for 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Dern and Neill were featured in Jurassic Park III in 2001 and Goldblum made a blink and you missed him cameo in 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Franchise newcomer Emily Carmichael and Trevorrow are scripting the project. Trevorrow directed the 2015 reboot of the franchise and was co-writer of Fallen Kingdom. Trevorrow and Spielberg are returning to be executive producers with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley returning as producers. Plot details are still unknown. Universal has set a June 11th, 2021, release date for the movie.
Universal is working with AMC and Skybound to distribute the untitled feature film starring Andrew Lincoln. The teaser includes the caption, “Rick Grimes Returns Only In Theaters” We reported back in November 2018 that the Grimes movies are among the first projects in development from Gimple as part of a multi-year plan for The Walking Dead Universe, which also includes other projects currently in the works: additional films, specials, series, digital content and more. According to Gimple, some of the stories will relate to The Walking Dead as fans know it while others will be standalone stories that break into new creative territory.
Are movie studios starting to shy away from the San Diego Comic-Con? The question comes to mind as Deadline is reporting that movie studios such as Sony, Universal, Warner Bros. DC film studio and Lionsgate will not be attending the convention. Studios currently set to be attending are Disney/Marvel, Paramount and New Line. No reason for Universal, Warner Bros DC film studio or Lionsgate to not be attending but Sony does have their hands full with Spider-Man: Far From Opening opening next week and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood upcoming on July 26th. Their promo teams have events set up for the whole year with Zombieland 2: Double Tap (October 18th), Charlie’s Angels (November 15th), The Grudge (Janaury 3rd), the comic-book feature adaptation Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel (February 21st), Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island (February 28th) and, farther out, Marvel’s Morbius (July 31st, 2020).