The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.13.17)


DaveCallahamTN“Expendables” Writer Dave Callaham Joins Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns to Write “Wonder Woman 2”

Besides having a story credit on the 2015 Godzilla remake, Callaham has also been working on Universal’s latest The Wolfman reboot, and he’d worked with Jenkins before on an English language adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s Jackpot.

julia louis dreyfus emmys smallPrimetime Emmys 2017: Records that Could Be Broken By This Year’s Winners

Can Stranger Things challenge The West Wing? Is Westworld the new Game of Thrones? Will Julia Louis-Dreyfus outdo… herself?

RobinsonSiPTN Angela Robinson, Terry Moore Turning “Strangers in Paradise” Into a Film

The popular black and white indie comic ran from 1993 through 2007, self-published by Moore through his own Abstract Studios. It’s a complex crime story that infiltrates into the love triangle between three friends.

More News From Around the Web

  • Tim Miller is officially set to helm the sixth installment of the Terminator franchise. Miller’s name had been circulating early on as a favorite to direct with the announcement coming on a social media post from Skydance. (ScreenRant)

  • Following their departure from the Han Solo film, writer- Phil Lord and Chris Miller have set the single camera comedy We Can Do Better at ABC with a large penalty attached. The project stirred a heated bidding war from multiple networks before landing at ABC. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Elizabeth Banks has boarded the dark comedy Happytime Murders which has begun in Los Angeles. She joins previously announced Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph. (Variety)

  • E! is developing the best-selling mystery-thriller One of Us is Lying as a television series. The story is described as Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. (Deadline)

  • Girls grad Jemima Kirke has been tapped for a recurring role on Maniac from Netflix. The series reunites Superbad stars Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. (Deadline)

  • Kiki Layne has signed on to star in Barry Jenkin’s and Annapurna’s If Beale Street Could Talk. The project is an adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. (Variety)

  • Neil Jordan’s upcoming thriller The Widow has lined up an all-star cast including Stephen Rea, Colm Feore, and Zawe Ashton. They join previously cast Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Maika Monroe. (Deadline)

  • George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers has been picked up to series at Syfy. The project is based on the Game of Thrones novella of the same name. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • NBC has purchased Sour Mash from Vertigo Entertainment. The workplace comedy was penned by Black List scribes Michael Gagerman and Andrew Waller. (Deadline)


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