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Media Watch: Kevin Smith Gets Stung, Jenkins Plans To Hang Up Magic Lasso After ‘WW3’, ‘Monster Hunter’ Ready to Go & More!

Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Animated Series Announced

Kevin Smith has signed on to develop a Green Hornet animated series for WildBrain.

The family-friendly series will be set in a contemporary time and will follow the adventures of a new Green Hornet and Kato – the son and daughter of George W. Trendle and Fran Striker’s original 1930s crime-fighting duo – who will use the Black Beauty to head out on the road to patrol the streets of Century City.

“It’s an honor to escort the legendary Green Hornet and Kato into their very own animated series for the first time in the rich history of these iconic pop culture characters,” said Smith. “We’ll be telling a tale of two Hornets – past and future – that spans generations and draws inspiration from a lifetime spent watching classic cartoons and amazing animation like Batman: The Animated Series, Heavy Metal, and Super Friends. I can’t believe WildBrain gave me this job and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity to extend my childhood a little longer.”

“We’re thrilled to embark on a new animated Green Hornet series with Kevin, who has set up an incredibly rich world with a cast of amazing characters – especially Kato, who is no longer just a sidekick, but is now a strong female partner to the Green Hornet,” added Stephanie Betts, WildBrain’s EVP of content and current series. “With his ingenious talent and passion for superheroes and classic franchises, Kevin is the perfect creator to update the Green Hornet. We’re excited to share the new Green Hornet and Kato with audiences worldwide.”

 

The Woman in the Window Is Coming To Netflix

The Amy Adams-starring adaptation of The Woman in the Window has had a rough road to its release, being delayed multiple times due to both negative test screenings and the global pandemic, and now it appears it has found its salvation as Netflix has entered final talks to acquire the psychological thriller.

In The Woman in the Window, an agoraphobic child psychologist befriends a neighbor across the street from her New York City brownstone, only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play. A stellar ensemble cast brings Tracy Letts’ screenplay based on the gripping, best-selling novel to life, where shocking secrets are revealed, and no one-and nothing-is what it seems.

The film features an A-list ensemble that includes five time Academy-Award nominee Amy Adams (Arrival) and Academy-Award winners Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Gary Oldman; the latter reuniting with his Darkest Hour director. It will also star Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

 

Woman Wonder 3 Will Be Patty Jenkins Last Film In The Series

In a recent interview with German Magazine Geek (via @DCMovieNews2), Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins had addressed the possibility of a third installment to her Gal Gadot-led DC movie. She revealed that if Warner Bros. Pictures would again give her the opportunity, Wonder Woman 3 might potentially be her last Diana Prince movie that she’ll get to direct.

“[Wonder Woman 1984] gave me a chance to do a lot of things that I couldn’t accommodate in the first movie.” Jenkins said. “I was so happy to tell the Wonder Woman origin story. It was almost her birth, but we really haven’t seen what she is capable of. It is exciting for me to show her at the peak of her strength. But it is also very important that she fights an internal struggle: she is a Goddess and tries to help humanity. She is not only someone who fights evil, she tries to show bad people how to improve. It’s an interesting dilemma.”

“The next one is probably my last Wonder Woman movie,” She continued, “so I have to put everything I want to show there. We have to think carefully.”

 

Monster Hunter Is Complete, Waiting To Release

Paul W.S. Anderson’s film adaptation of Monster Hunter is officially pushed back from September 2020 to April 23, 2021. However, in a new interview with Syfy Wire, Anderson has revealed he has already completed his action film.

“The movie is 100 percent finished,” Anderson said. “We were supposed to be releasing it on Labor Day weekend but we pushed it into 2021, but it’s completely done. So it’s coming out April 23 of next year. For me, it’s my most favorite movie I’ve ever made. It has a rather unique look to it.”

In addition, the filmmaker also teased the locations that they got to shoot in for the film. “I felt it was really important to get out on location and shoot if we wanted to do justice to the amazing landscapes from the game, and that’s exactly what we did. We shot the movie in Africa and we’ve got lush jungles, we’ve got deserts that reflect the Wildspire Waste from the game, and beautiful, stunning locations, some of which have never been shot before. And there’s a reason for that because they were just in the middle of nowhere.

He continued, “So rather than being in Pinewood Studios and shooting it against a green screen, we’re on these epic, real locations with real lens flare, real dust, real foliage, real water…Real environments that the animators can lock the creatures into. It’s given the movie a really epic, lush feel that I’m very, very excited about.”

Monster Hunter centers on the leader of a UN military team named Artemis, played by Jovovich, who is transported to another realm populated by monsters. There she meets the Hunter (Tony Jaa), with the two teaming up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking earth. The movie will be a highly stylish big-screen adaptation of the video game.

 

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