Weekly Ketchup

Ford v Ferrari's James Mangold Will Direct Indiana Jones 5, and More Movie News

No Time To Die gets a runtime, Jurassic World gets a name, Chris Evans in talks for Little Shop of Horror and more.

by | February 28, 2020 | Comments

This Week’s Ketchup brings you another ten headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Creed 3, Indiana Jones 5, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Little Shop of Horrors


This WEEK’S TOP STORY

LOGAN DIRECTOR TO REPLACE SPIELBERG ON INDIANA JONES 5

(Photo by Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection)

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the obvious focus was on the Star Wars franchise, but Indiana Jones was another long-running property that Disney acquired at the same time. By that point, Paramount had already been developing an Indiana Jones 5 for a few years (basically since the 2008 release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), which continued until the film finally received a release date of July 19, 2019. That obviously didn’t happen, with the release date now landing next summer on July 9, 2021 (four days before Harrison Ford turns 79). With Steven Spielberg still working on his West Side Story remake (12/18/2020), there had been recent speculation about Indiana Jones 5, which was answered this week as Steven Spielberg has dropped out of directing it. Instead, James Mangold is now in talks to direct Indiana Jones 5, with Ford still attached as the film’s star. It’s unclear when Indiana Jones 5 will start filming, or if the release date will change, but Ford did just say two weeks ago that he expected to start filming in April.    


Other Top Headlines

1. THE RUN TIME OF NO TIME TO DIE MAY REVEALED

(Photo by UA/Everett Collection)

For most of its first few decades, the movies in the James Bond franchise had a fairly consistent running time range in the range of two hours or so, but they started getting longer when Daniel Craig took on the role (all but Quantum of Solace were between 143 and 148 minutes). So, it may have come as surprising news this week when Regal Cinemas revealed that No Time to Die (4/10/2020) will have a running time of 163 minutes, or just 17 minutes shy of three hours. Put another way, that means that No Time to Die will be 15 minutes longer than Spectre, which had been the longest film at 148 minutes. 


2. CREED III GETS IT SCREENWRITER

(Photo by MGM)

The 2018 Rocky franchise sequel Creed II ended up earning over $214 million worldwide, which was an increase over the $173 million earned by the first Creed. So, it’s unsurprising that MGM is now developing a third Creed movie for their star Michael B. Jordan. MGM has hired screenwriter Zach Baylin to start work on a third Creed. As for what Creed III will be about, there is already speculation online that Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa may not be coming back. Stallone is currently staying very busy, including both his superhero movie Samaritan (12/11/2020) and the futuristic action movie Little America .  


3. CHRIS EVANS MIGHT TAKE OVER STEVE MARTIN ROLE IN LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

(Photo by Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)

Chris Evans is in talks to play dentist Orin Scrivello in a new Little Shop of Horrors, the role previously made legendary by Steve Martin in the 1986 movie version. Taron Egerton is in talks to play the film’s lead, Seymour, the sad-sack store clerk who tends to a man-eating monster plant called Audrey II (to be voiced by Billy Porter). Scarlett Johansson is also in talks to play Audrey I, the human lady who inspires the plant’s name. Little Shop of Horrors will be directed by Greg Berlanti, whose most recent film was last year’s Love, Simon.


4. JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION REVEALED AS NEXT DINOSAUR MOVIE’S TITLE

(Photo by ILM/Getty Images)

The next Jurassic movie will be called Jurassic World: Dominion. This news came directly from director Colin Trevorrow, who tweeted an image of the clapper to announce the start of filming on Monday. Dominion will feature the return of three of Jurassic Park‘s original stars (Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill) when it’s released next summer on June 11, 2021.   


5. FILMING OF MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 DELAYED OVER CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

(Photo by Paramount/Everett Collection)

The continuing spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 is having a multiple impacts on the film and TV industry (for example, CBS has stopped filming of The Amazing Race). One of the European nations which currently has the most reported cases is Italy, which had been planned as the location for three weeks of filming of Mission: Impossible 7 in Venice, but Paramount has halted those plans for now. Paramount is expected to move its cast and crew out of Italy. It’s not yet known if the production will move back to Venice at a later point, or if perhaps a new location for those sequences will be chosen. Mission: Impossible 7 remains scheduled for release on July 23, 2021.


6. A BIG WEEK FOR CANDY MEN: A POSTER & TRAILER, PLUS A SAMMY DAVIS JR BIOPIC

(Photo by TriStar/Everett Collection)

This week, two different movies related to the words “Candy Man” both made the news. It all started on Tuesday, when the first poster for Candyman (6/12/2020) appeared, before its trailer debut. Right in-between those two Candyman stories, however, there was also the news about the biopic of singer-turned-actor Sammy Davis, Jr, whose signature song was “The Candy Man,” as featured in the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Paramount Pictures has hired screenwriter Charles Murray (Netflix’s Luke Cage) to work on their currently untitled project, which is reportedly to be based upon Davis’ 1965 memoir, Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis Jr..


7. KEVIN HART TEAMING UP WITH BROAD CITY WRITERS FOR NEXT ACTION COMEDY

(Photo by Eli Joshua Ade. ©Universal Pictures/Everett Collection)

Following a long spate of hyper-productivity over the last few years, Kevin Hart is currently in a relative slow spot, with only one movie wrapped and awaiting release (Fatherhood, scheduled for 1/15/2021). Several movies are in pre-production, however, and this week, Kevin Hart added another: An untitled action comedy (with an unknown premise) by two writers from Comedy Central series Broad City. The untitled comedy will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee, who most recently directed Hart in Night School.

8. ELEVEN-TIME ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE DIANE WARREN TO GET HER OWN JUKEBOX MUSICAL

(Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)

Songwriter Diane Warren has been songs for both Hollywood and major recording acts for over 40 years now, which has given her 11 Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song and no wins. Following the successes of movies like Mamma Mia! and Rocketman, Paramount Pictures has started development on an untitled musical drama which will feature many of her most popular songs, and new ones as well. The screenwriter will be Tamara Chestna, who made her feature film debut last year as a co-writer of the romantic drama After.


9. UNIVERSAL PICTURES ADAPTING THE MISTER FROM FIFTY SHADES OF GREY AUTHOR

(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)

Universal-owned Focus Features released their three entries of the Fifty Shades trilogy between 2015 and 2018. After a “heated bidding war,” Universal Pictures this week also won the rights for author E.L. James’ next book, The Mister. The book tells the story of “a wealthy British aristocrat who falls in love with his Albanian housekeeper, unaware that she is on the run from human traffickers.” 

Tag Cloud

BET USA Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt medical drama zero dark thirty book Tarantino asian-american Adult Swim cancelled adaptation fast and furious GLAAD Marvel Studios Ghostbusters Captain marvel festivals name the review X-Men game show Spring TV Rock Interview E! Mary poppins documentaries Action spy thriller Star Trek AMC IFC Films toy story Hulu justice league Nickelodeon Acorn TV WarnerMedia Opinion japanese BBC America Reality YouTube Box Office Polls and Games independent foreign toronto spanish language revenge cults werewolf comiccon cooking 2018 Sundance TV binge Awards stop motion documentary Music boxoffice Hear Us Out Watching Series animated Netflix YA Epix singing competition twilight jamie lee curtis green book Election social media doctor who CNN true crime Ovation Endgame reboot Toys Writers Guild of America American Society of Cinematographers Pride Month screenings Trailer serial killer historical drama robots strong female leads joker Film Travel Channel BBC One rotten movies we love DC streaming service Lionsgate TCA Awards CBS Super Bowl Mystery Freeform Pirates best Quiz series WGN hispanic Crunchyroll Disney+ Disney Plus composers DirecTV indie Rocketman Sony Pictures vampires TCM Black History Month a nightmare on elm street ABC Family Mudbound Starz Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Country spider-man HBO Creative Arts Emmys quibi halloween cartoon spain scary movies OneApp ghosts The Witch movie First Look SDCC psychological thriller VH1 Apple TV+ New York Comic Con dogs Year in Review Red Carpet Thanksgiving cancelled TV series FX on Hulu Nominations LGBTQ Amazon Prime what to watch Winners harry potter Universal worst Comedy Central HBO Go Television Academy Women's History Month Premiere Dates comedies talk show See It Skip It richard e. Grant FXX Character Guide adventure indiana jones Western Animation Sneak Peek Spike MSNBC Apple all-time blockbuster miniseries RT History Marvel Television Lucasfilm ratings Grammys Stephen King sag awards Teen 71st Emmy Awards nature theme song Marvel news Calendar Mindy Kaling politics television Elton John discovery disaster golden globes A24 El Rey crime drama YouTube Premium superhero 24 frames films dramedy thriller directors dark streaming San Diego Comic-Con Showtime History travel mission: impossible Paramount Syfy Valentine's Day classics crime thriller french festival witnail emmy awards Discovery Channel Sundance Amazon Prime Video chucky Emmys mutant hist universal monsters Tomatazos Comedy Cosplay supernatural Reality Competition Set visit cinemax Cannes Christmas Star Wars A&E IFC Mary Tyler Moore Disney Plus Bravo Logo tv talk The Purge Turner Classic Movies halloween tv docudrama National Geographic 2019 canceled TNT romantic comedy Masterpiece CBS All Access CMT Fox Searchlight Fox News south america 4/20 Classic Film VOD GoT Warner Bros. comic cops Countdown crime Comics on TV Binge Guide Fall TV TV renewals Song of Ice and Fire Photos Spectrum Originals Comic Book latino Ellie Kemper 20th Century Fox batman renewed TV shows sitcom Amazon Infographic Mary Poppins Returns Superheroes reviews Holidays kids PBS movies unscripted Hallmark Christmas movies anthology HBO Max TCA Winter 2020 cancelled TV shows ITV Family crossover child's play Pop Superheroe stand-up comedy Avengers spanish Holiday USA Network rotten Podcast Peacock science fiction video on demand Turner Shondaland Film Festival cats canceled TV shows Netflix Christmas movies The Arrangement Horror NBC TCA 2017 Tubi First Reviews TCA TV Britbox hollywood facebook die hard APB SundanceTV period drama President Shudder dc psycho Vudu 72 Emmy Awards 2020 Academy Awards Chernobyl Lifetime italian 45 Walt Disney Pictures NYCC CW Seed Rocky Dark Horse Comics Rom-Com TIFF BET Awards concert comics Anna Paquin aliens blaxploitation zombie nbcuniversal obituary TLC PaleyFest PlayStation TruTV biography 21st Century Fox MTV anime Musical Martial Arts Pop TV BBC Drama free movies Esquire Television Critics Association Food Network Biopics SXSW TBS space cancelled television police drama Trophy Talk video Hallmark Best and Worst football Emmy Nominations Certified Fresh diversity archives Funimation Disney Channel Tumblr OWN DGA stoner franchise The Academy Heroines political drama criterion laika ABC mockumentary FX game of thrones sequel Fantasy Sundance Now natural history zombies Columbia Pictures spinoff Extras MCU DC Comics Kids & Family Amazon Studios Disney sports slashers RT21 2016 TV Land elevated horror 2015 transformers 2017 based on movie casting ESPN Musicals Sci-Fi LGBT nfl Pet Sematary Awards Tour satire worst movies parents Apple TV Plus GIFs critics screen actors guild children's TV war teaser 007 Summer Marathons Schedule Lifetime Christmas movies award winner sequels The CW Video Games FOX Crackle Nat Geo DC Universe dceu versus finale Oscars Disney streaming service breaking bad Winter TV YouTube Red The Walking Dead cars BAFTA Trivia christmas movies Paramount Network E3 VICE Cartoon Network scorecard Black Mirror Pixar technology Arrowverse Baby Yoda romance venice remakes Brie Larson dragons