The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.26.17)



db-The-ConjuringConjuring 3 in the Works: Here’s Hoping James Wan Finds a Way to Shake Things 

Surely Wan saw how his Saw franchise grew a bit stale after seven films, so here’s hoping he finds a new director who’s eager to shake things up a bit rather than be content making another traditional haunted house movie.

db-billie-holiday-banner11 True Stories Begging For an Adaptation

Non-fiction works are great to scour for new ideas and we’ve found some of the best! From eccentric inventors to forgotten history to hippos, here are 11 pieces ready and waiting for an adaptation for the big or small screen.

db-Warner-Bros-LotWarner Bros. is Contemplating Some Interesting Moves, But Are They the Right Ones?

Any studio these days needs anything it can get, in regard to both profit and prestige, but at Warner Bros., new head Toby Emmerich is making various big decisions, such as no longer working with “auteur directors” who have final cut, might not be such a good thing.

More News From Around The Web

  • Suburgatory alumna Jane Levy is set for Hulu’s upcoming psychological horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Also boarding the show in a key role is an actress closely associated with King’s cinematic world, Carrie star Sissy Spacek. (Deadline)

  • Former Good Wife star Josh Charles has joined Dick Wolf’s forthcoming anthology series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. The Emmy-nominated actor will play the Menendez brothers’ psychiatrist. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Syfy has given a pilot order to the long-gestating Tremors reboot from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Television with Kevin Bacon reprising his role from the 1990 cult classic film of the same name. (Deadline)

  • Josh Duhamel will make his directorial debut for WWE Studios on The Buddy Games. He will star in the film alongside wrestling star Seamus, and Nick Swardson. (Deadline)

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming star Laura Harrier has signed on for a key role opposite Michael B. Jordan in Fahrenheit 451, HBO Films’ adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s iconic dystopian novel. (Deadline)

  • Netflix has canceled the freshman comedy series Girlboss. Sophia Amoruso, whose life was the inspiration for the series, shared the news in a series of Instagram stories on Saturday. (Variety)

  • Eileen Myers has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. Under the pact, which will focus solely on development, she has sold drama Queen Fur to Showtime. (Deadline)

  • Deanna Dunagan, who was recently seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit, has come aboard the Joe Chappelle-directed political drama The Pages and Chicago Med actor Roland Buck III has joined the comedy The Week Of from director Robert Smigel. (Deadline)


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