The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.19.17)


db-Anna-Boden-Ryan-FleckCaptain Marvel Lands Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as Directors

The Tracking Board has confirmed that Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been tapped to direct Captain Marvel for Disney and Marvel Studios.


db-Amy-Pascal-PrincessesAmy Pascal Acquiring Avengers-esque Spec Princesses to Produce at Sony

The script is described as being similar to Marvel’s The Avengers, but with princesses from classic fairy tales instead of superheroes. It remains a mystery as to which princesses appear in the action-adventure tale, though they’re likely iconic characters that have been popularized by Disney, but are still in the public domain.


db-The-Dark-TowerThe Dark Tower and More Among This Summer’s Riskiest Movies

The summer is when fortunes are made and lost, careers are built and destroyed, and audiences escape from the heat in a movie theater for a couple hours. With that in mind, here are five movies this summer that have especially large question marks beside them.

More News From Around The Web

  • Denis O’Hare is joining Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, and Molly Shannon in the Netflix drama Private Life directed and written by Tamara Jenkins. (Deadline)

  • Brian Geraghty has been tapped to co-star as Teddy Roosevelt in TNT’s upcoming straight-to-series drama The Alienist, replacing Sean Astin, who originally was cast in the role. (Deadline)

  • Universal Pictures has set 10 Cloverfield Lane scribes Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken to adapt Scythe, the Neal Shusterman YA novel. (Deadline)

  • National Geographic has renewed Genius for a second season before Season 1 has even premiered. In addition, the network unveiled plans for three new scripted series and a second season of Mars. (Variety)

  • Nat Geo is developing a trio of high-profile scripted projects including a birth control drama, a project about the Ebola virus and the origins of National Geographic. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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