The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.18.17)


jenkinsexcerptPatty Jenkins In Talks for Record “Wonder Woman 2” Payday

Having set a number of box office records for a female filmmaker, including biggest opening and global box office gross, the Monster director is looking for a similar payday as a male director would get for the sequel to such an enormous blockbuster hit.

the-defenders smallMarvel TV Boss Reflects on How “The Defenders” Ended up on Netflix

“I think what Netflix has done so brilliantly is that they’ve expanded out their audience, so it became an unexpected place to find Marvel,” Jeph Loeb told Tracking Board of the early days of putting Daredevil and his cohorts on the streaming platform for the first time.

wonderwomanexcerptSummer Box Office: The Highs and Lows of a Weaker Movie Season

The box office was down considerably from last year, but there were a couple true standouts, including Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman, which grossed more than $400 million in North America alone to take the summer crown.

More News From Around the Web

  • Crazy Rich Asians actor Gemma Chan has joined Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots feature from Working Title and Focus. The project stars Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I and Saoirse Ronan in the title role. Chan has been cast as Elizabeth’s confidante Bess of Hardwick. (Dark Horizon)

  • DJ Nash sells two series with Kapital Entertainment. ABC has nabbed the hourlong dramedy A Million Little Things with a put pilot commitment while CBS has bought the multi-camera comedy My Other Life in Brooklyn. (Deadline)

  • The Weinstein Company is moving into animation with the formation of their new label Mizchief which will release their film Leap! later this summer. (IndieWire)

  • Billy Howle has booked a role in the Netflix film Outlaw King starring Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Florence Pugh. The film is directed by David Mackenzie. (Deadline)

  • NBC has given a put pilot order for The Unrequited from Kevin Falls. The hourlong follows four adult siblings who descend on their mother’s home for their father’s funeral. (Variety)


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