The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.21.16)


Evan-Spiliotopoulos-excerptEvan Spiliotopoulos Tapped To Write The Nutcracker For Robert Zemeckis And Universal (EXCLUSIVE)

The Huntsman: Winter’s War scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos has been tapped to write The Nutcracker for Universal Pictures. Robert Zemeckis will produce through is ImageMovers banner.

valeria-excerptComic-Con 2016 Kicks Off – Luc Besson Wows Hall H With Jaw-Dropping Valerian Footage

After the Lucy director shared three scenes plus a montage from the film to a jam-packed audience in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, you can expect nothing but buzz to surround this movie from now until its July 21, 2017 release date.

fox-news-logoRupert Murdock Takes Over Fox News As Roger Ailes Steps Down

It’s official: Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and chairman of Fox Television Stations, has stepped down effective immediately.

More News From Around The Web

  • MTV’s Teen Wolf will come to an end after six seasons and 100 episodes the show’s executive producer Jeff Davis announced during a Comic-Con panel on Thursday. The upcoming final 20 episode season, which premieres in the fall, will be the show’s last. (The Wrap)

  • The first images of Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie have been unveiled by Nickelodeon during the 25 Years of Nickelodeon Animation panel at Comic-Con. The two-hour telepic will air in 2017 and will answer the long-anticipated question: what happened to Arnold’s parents? (Variety)

  • The producers of Cartoon Network’s upcoming Justice League unveiled a first-look at the new series from Warner Bros Animation during the show’s panel today at San Diego Comic-Con. (Deadline)

  • In a multimillion-dollar publishing deal, The Cartel author Don Winslow has moved from Random House to HarperCollins Publishers, where he will publish his next two novels through the William Morrow imprint. (Deadline)

  • Could Matthew McConaughey be headed for another Oscar? One of his most recent efforts is the highly anticipated drama Gold, and TWC-Dimension announced today that it has slated the film for wide release on Christmas Day of this year, putting it directly into the awards fray. (Collider)

  • CBS’s MacGyver reboot is hoping to land original star Richard Dean Anderson for the new series. EP Peter Lenkov revealed at Comic-Con on Thursday that producers are working on negotiating with Anderson to return to the story that made him a cultural icon in the 1980s. (Variety)


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