The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.29.16)



db-abramsJ.J. Abrams Spreads His Wings With Animated Comedy The Flamingo Affair At Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director is set to produce the Ocean’s Eleven-style animated feature written by Corpse Bride scribe Pamela Pettler.

db-bvsCan Warner Bros. Overcome Batman V Superman And Finish Strong in 2016?

Despite the relative failure of Batman v Superman, do not yet abandon hope, all ye who enter. The calendar still holds some possibility that 2016 won’t be a total disaster.


db-braffDope Director Rick Famiuya Replaces Seth Grahame-Smith on The Flash

Wish I Was Here actor and director Zach Braff has signed on to helm the dark comedy Bump by screenwriters Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland.


More News From Around The Web

  • Walt Disney Animation Studios took to their social media platforms to reveal that they will be making a huge, yet mysterious announcement tomorrow and the Internet is buzzing as to what it could be. (/Film)

  • Leonardo DiCaprio has confirmed that he is not pursuing the lead role of the 13th century Persian poet Rumi. The actor was a controversial choice for the upcoming project by screenwriter David Franzoni and producer Stephen Joel Brown. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Warner Bros. Pictures has given the first look of Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as Captain “Sully” Sullenberger in the upcoming biopic Sully directed by Clint Eastwood. (

  • The Film Academy continues their push for diversity by inviting a record 683 new members 41 percent of which are people of color and 46 percent being female. Among the invitees include Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, Ryan Coogler, Emma Watson, and Daniel Dae Kim. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • A24 announces released dates for American Honey, Moonlight and 20th Century Women that line up perfectly with awards season. (Collider)

  • Amblin has set Blaise Hemingway to adapt the John Connolly novel The Gates. Michael De Luca of Michael De Luca Productions will serve as producer of the potential franchise. (Deadline)

  • New Line Entertainment is set to remake the 2010 Korean film blockbuster The Man From Nowhere directed by Lee Jeong-Beom. (

  • Netflix has announced that they will remake the classic sci-fi television series from the ’60s. The streaming service has given a 10-episode series order for reboot. (Variety)

  • Felicity Huffman is set to return again for season 3 of American Crime. Huffman will join Regina King, who was previously announced to return, for the ABC anthology series. (TVLine)

  • AMC has renewed Preacher for a second season. The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced drama based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis will return for 13 episodes in 2017. (IGN)

  • CBS single-camera comedy pilot Furst Born has extended cast options while the hybrid pilot My Time/Your Time is looking to be reworked. Both remain in contention for midseason options. (Deadline)

  • 12 Monkeys is set to return for a third season. The popular Syfy series starring Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull has been renewed for 10 episodes. (Entertainment Weekly)


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