Weekly News Roundup: ‘Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘The Matrix’ Reboots, Alicia Vikander In A Ben Wheatley Film & More

Reboot News: Sony Set The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo reboot-quel for October 2018; Warner Bros. Exploring The Matrix

Two major reboot news have dropped this week – one a little more concrete than the other. Sony have formally announced that their follow-up to David Fincher’s 2011 adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will be an adaptation of the 4th book in the series (The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the first in the series not to be written by Larsson) helmed by Dont Breathe‘s Fede Alvarez and featuring an entirely new cast. And elsewhere, there is word that Warner Bros. and writer Zak Penn are exploring a possibility of returning to the universe of The Matrix, with Michael B. Jordan as lead; Penn later took to Twitter to clarify that this will not be a reboot. [Deadline/NME]

Casting News: Alicia Vikander In Talks For Ben Wheatley’s Freakshift, Henry Cavill Joins Mission: Impossible 6

A pair of intriguing casting updates – just a couple of weeks before the UK bow of the director’s excellent Free Fire, Alicia Vikander is said to be in talks to star in ben Wheatley’s next feature, the monster action thriller Freakshift. And director Christopher McQuarrie took to Instagram earlier this week to announce that Superman himself, Henry Cavill, has nabbed a role in next summer’s (2018, that is) Mission: Impossible sequel. [Deadline 1/2]

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma Wraps Production

The Gravity director’s next project isn’t too far off now – the Mexico City-set family drama Roma has wrapped production earlier this week, calling the project the film he’s “always dreamed of making”. An interesting tidbit out of the press info for the film is that regular collaborator Emmanuel Lubezki has been replaced for this film by Galo Olivares… [IndieWire]

Netflix To Complete Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind

In another move to solidify the company’s game-changer status, Netflix have announced that they will be financing the completion and restoration of the famed filmmaker’s final production, as well as releasing it globally. The streaming service have come on board filmmaker Filip Jan Rymsza’s Indiegogo campaign to restore and finish the film, with producer Frank Marshall and one of the stars of the film Peter Bogdanovich also overseeing the project. [THR]

Matthew Vaughn Eyed To Direct Man Of Steel Foll0w-Up

While we’ve already gotten a direct sequel to Zack Snyder’s reintroduction of Superman to today’s audiences in the form of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s still the question of whether the superhero will get a new solo film as part of the DCEU. Reports have come out that Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn has been eyed to direct the film. There has been a very positive fan response to the news, especially from fans hoping for Warner Bros. to take the character closer to the more optimistic portrayals made famous by Christopher Reeve and Richard Donner following Snyder’s Justice League arriving this November. [Collider]

Trailer of the Week: Transformers: The Last Knight

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