The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.17.17)


Obi-Wan Kenobi“Star Wars” Universe: Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie In the Works With Stephen Daldry Eyed to Direct

Now just because Obi-Wan is getting his own movie doesn’t mean it’ll happen anytime soon. There’s no script yet, nor has it been decided whether Ewan McGregor will return to reprise his role from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

the defenders excerptThe Defenders: Everything You Need to Know Before the Premiere

Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of racing through almost 200 hours of programming to prep for The Defenders? Have no fear! Resident Marvel Expert Dana Leigh Brand is here to get you all caught before the latest Marvel-Netflix series premiere.

Stunt Protocol Needs RewriteSafety Protocol for Stunts Needs a Rewrite Following Senseless Deaths on “Deadpool 2,” “Walking Dead” Sets

“Did we learn nothing from Midnight Rider and the tragic death of Sarah Jones? The only bottom line that should really matter in this industry is the protection of a human life, not the saving of a few bucks by a ,” John Steven Rocha writes in his final column.

More News From Around the Web

  • The League‘s Paul Scheer has taken over writing duties for Amazon’s television reboot of Galaxy Quest. The series is based on the feature parody of the same name starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Brenda Song and Jason Biggs have been tapped to headline the Freeform holiday movie Angry Angel. The feature also stars Ricky Mabe, Andrew Bachelor, and Andy Favreau. (Deadline)

  • Lesley Livingston’s novel The Valiant is in the work as a television series at The CW. The story follows a Celtic princess on the run from an arranged marriage who is captured and forced into slavery under Julius Caesar where she ends up training among the first wave of female Gladiators. (Variety)

  • Fox is reuniting Michael Showalter and Nahnatchka Khan as they hand them a put-pilot commitment for Revival, a single camera comedy from the duo. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Amazon Studios and Warner Bros. have teamed up for The Goldfinch. Amazon will invest more than a third of the movie’s budget and will get streaming rights to the film for their Prime streaming service. (Variety)

  • The Simpsons grads Mike and Julie Scully are teaming up with Amy Poehler on an animated comedy pilot presentation. The Scullys will write the pilot and Poehler will lend her voice to multiple roles. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales will helm the feature Ambulance from Universe and Mythology Entertainment. The film is a remake of the 2005 Danish film Ambulancen. (Deadline)

  • TruTV comedy I’m Sorry has received a renewal for season two. The single-camera comedy stars Andrea Savage. She also created the series which is partially inspired by her life. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Simon West is set to direct the action indie film Tsunami LA. The script was written by Scott Windhauser and takes place in LA where the largest tsunami ever recorded hits the city and causes mass destruction. (Deadline)

  • Olivia Colman, Alice Englert, and Thomas Mann have signed on to start in Them That Follow. Brittany Poulton and Daniel Savage will direct the feature based on their own script. (Deadline)

  • The feature Outside In starring Jay Duplass and Edie Falco has been scooped up by The Orchard. The film will premiere next month at the Toronto International Festival. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Streaming series BritBox has announced its first fall slate including the drama Broken, starring Sean Bean and Anna Friel, and Five by Five, a special created by and starring Idris Elba. (Deadline)


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