The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.29.17)

db-ralphDisney Plays Hard to Get at CinemaCon, Saving the Goods For D23

As expected with D23 just around the corner, Disney kept its cards close to its chest at CinemaCon, where the studio opted to debut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in full instead of any new footage from its Marvel, Pixar or Lucasfilm stables.


db-baywatchParamount’s Baywatch, Annihilation and Matt Damon Get Tongues Wagging at CinemaCon

Paramount has a strong year ahead with new films from George Clooney, Alexander Payne and Darren Aronofsky, but will Viacom’s new mandate to incorporate content from its TV networks ultimately hurt the studio?


db-avengersThe State of the Comic Book Industry (Final Part)

As the his series on the state of the comic industry comes to a close, Neil Turitz takes a positive look towards the future of comics to remind us that the industry is on the upswing and has no intentions of coming down anytiem soon.


More News From Around The Web

  • The breakout star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Alison Sudol has signed on to join Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan and Christopher Plummer in The Last Full Measure. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Netflix has ordered a second season of its new dark comedy Santa Clarita Diet, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, to air in 2018. The renewal for the comedy comes less than two months after the series’ 10-episode first season was released. (Deadline)

  • Logan Lerman and Olivia Cooke are in final negotiations to star in The Tracking of a Russian Spy for StudioCanal and The Picture Company. Based on Mitch Swenson’s memoir, the plot centers on a secret romance between Swenson, a journalist, and Katya, a mysterious Russian woman he met in a New York nightclub. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Ashton Holmes, known for his breakout role in New Lines’ A History Of Violence, is set to co-star in the Bruce Willis-starring action film Acts of Violence, from Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. (Deadline)

  • ABC has pulled the H.G. Wells/Jack the Ripper drama Time After Time from its schedule, effectively canceling the series. Match Game will air in its place for the following two Sundays. (TVLine)

  • David Brookwell and Sean McNamara’s Brookwell McNamara Entertainment have set the Leon Uris novel Trinity as an Irish/Canadian co-production that will get underway in September. (Deadline)


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