Director Brad Bird, who is out promoting next week’s “Tomorrowland,” is also going public about his next fantasy project: “The Incredibles 2” for Pixar. “I had a lot of ideas for the original ‘The Incredibles’ that I didn’t get a chance to use, that I like,” he tells Collider. “There are new ideas I have, and I think there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie. I’m just focusing on getting ‘Tomorrowland’ out into the world and playing with ‘The Incredibles’ sandbox again.” He also hints that he might get his hands on one of the “Star Wars” spinoff movies.
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After walking in “Wild” and driving a convertible in “Hot Pursuit,”Reese Witherspoon
will take to the skies in “Pale Blue Dot,” saysThe Hollywood Reporter
. She’ll play a married astronaut who returns to Earth and has an affair with a fellow astronaut — until he starts having his own affair. The title is from the famous
of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 in 1990.
Harrison Ford is already reprising his famous roles in December’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” a new “Blade Runner” and maybe another “Indiana Jones.” And now comes word fromRope of Silicon
that Warner Bros. is making a new installment of“The Fugitive”
and that Ford might return as the wrongly accused Dr. Richard Kimble. The 1993 original (based on a TV series) was nominated for seven Oscars.
Comic book takeover
If the mutants of “X-Men” feel a little old for you, a younger spinoff is on the way —“The New Mutants”
. Josh Boone (“The Fault in Our Stars”) will direct. But he’ll have to wait awhile. First he is working on “The Vampire Chronicles,” a reboot based on the Anne Rice novels, and an adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand.”
▪ Fans of Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element,” “Taken 2”) are rejoicing over the director’s tweet announcing his upcoming “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” based on the French comics series. Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle”) and Cara Delevingne (“Suicide Squad”) will star as Earthlings who come across alien aristocrats that may pose trouble for humans.