The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.03.17)


DCEU DirectorsDoes the DCEU Really Have a Problem Holding On to Directors, Or Is It a Victim of Circumstance?

“Those who maintained faith in Wonder Woman were rewarded for trusting the process. After that movie, doesn’t the DCEU deserve the benefit of the doubt,” writes John Steven Rocha.

Black Comic Book Studio 8Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 Options Comic Book “Black,” In Which Only African-Americans Have Superpowers

Created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3, Black follows a Brooklyn teen who survives a police shooting and discovers he’s far more powerful than he realized.

The Dark Tower Review“The Dark Tower” Review: Stephen King Movie Is a CGI-Fueled Disaster About the Wrong Character

“I don’t want to beat up on a young actor. They are at the mercy of the director. But Tom Taylor is the wrong person to carry this film, plain and simple. Whatever charisma the kid has is not served by this role, and vice versa,” writes a clearly disappointed Drew McWeeny.

More News From Around the Web

  • Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is teaming up with Gillian Jacobs in the Netflix feature comedy Ibiza. The film is directed by Alex Richanbach with a script by Lauryn Kahn. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Kevin Messick are producing through their Gary Sanchez Productions. (Variety)

  • Ron Howard has slipped a cameo of brother Clint Howard into the Han Solo spinoff. Clint has appeared in a number of brother Ron’s films including his critically acclaimed performance in Apollo 13. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Mamma Mia! sequel has added Jeremy Irvine and Alexa Davies to the cast. The join previously cast Lily James and returning stars Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Christine Baranski. (Deadline)

  • 21 Laps superhero crime project Pulse has been snatched up by New Line Cinema. The project was written by Jessie Nickson-Lopez based on an upcoming novel by Michael Harvey. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • While The Dark Tower is getting poor reviews on the big screen, the television series adaptation continues to move forward as it was announced today that The Walking Dead alum Glen Mazzara is attached to the series as a showrunner. (Deadline)

  • Regina Hall has joined the Black Lives Matter YA film The Hate U Give starring Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg. The project is based on the debut novel by George Tillman Jr. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Mike Lobell and Andrew Bergman are reuniting once again on the film Eisner, with Bergman writing and directing, and Lobell producing. The comedy is about a young man trying to discover what happened to his family during WWII. (Deadline)

  • Netflix’s multi-camera comedy Alexa & Katie has added The Thundermans‘ Jack Griffo and Kerri Medders to the cast. The project was created by Heather Wordham, with comedy veteran Matthew Carlson set as showrunner. (Deadline)


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