Industry News: The Crow, Jurassic World, Robert Pattinson and More!
THE CROW REMAKE FALTERS: Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy have flown the coop, formally withdrawing from The Crow, Deadline reports. Creative differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films hold the purse strings, are reportedly at fault. Production was ramping up to begin in Budapest this summer. Sony Pictures announced it had picked up the film for an October 11, 2019 release. Sources tell Deadline Sony may exit too. (Deadline — Click our Twitter or Facebook buttons to share this link!)
JURASSIC WORLD EYES $130+ OPENER: Industry projections peg Universal’s June 22 release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at $130 million-$150 million, Deadline reports. The first Jurassic World had projections of $110 million-$140 million but then shocked observers with an all-time record opener (which Force Awakens and Last Jedi eventually broke) of $208.8 million. The film, helmed by J.A. Bayona, stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong, among others. Will you tune in?
ROBERT PATTINSON, LILY-ROSE DEPP CAST IN THE KING: Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn and Lily-Rose Depp are joining Timothee Chalamet in Netflix's The King. Shooting begins in the U.K. today (Friday). The drama, directed by David Michod, is based on Shakespeare’s Henry the IV, parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. Chalamet plays disgraced prince Hal who inherits the crown at a chaotic time in English history. The action takes place during and after the conflicts between France and England in the early 15thcentury.
TANGLED RENEWED AT DISNEY: Rapunzel is coming back on Disney. Ahead of its June 24thSeason 2 bow, Tangled: The Series has been renewed for a third season, but will be renamed Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure. The comedy stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.
TEENS DITCH FACEBOOK FOR YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM, SNAPCHAT: YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat have become the most popular online chilling rooms for teens in the U.S., surging past Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. 85% report using YouTube, 72% use Instagram and 69% are on Snapchat, with just 51% logging onto Facebook.