Welcome to the TV and movie edition of our new weekly round-ups. In this new FinalBoss feature we’ll bring you bitesize chunks of the latest news from the movie and TV worlds. It will all in be in one place, allowing you to catch up on anything you’ve missed without endless searching! Eventually, we’ll also use this space to take a look at what’s hot at the box office and let you know what’s coming to cinemas the following weekend.
Cinemas to Reopen Soon
Cineworld has announced it will re-open its UK cinemas on July 10th. The safety measures that have become the norm will be present, with the company promising ‘distanced seating’ and staggered film times to limit numbers gathering in foyers. Once one chain has announced it plans I’m sure others will soon follow suit. What they’ll have to show on July 10th remains a big question!
New Dates for Warner Bros Slate
- Tenet has finally budged from it’s mid-July release date, but only by 2 weeks. Christopher Nolan’s movie is now due on 31st July. The move has had a knock-on effect on several other Warner Bros movies.
- Wonder Women 1984 has moved from the summer to the autumn with a 2nd October date.
- Godzilla v Kong has been bumped from 2020 completely. Cinema-goers will have to wait until 21st May 2021 to see who comes out on top in that battle.
- Those waiting for The Matrix 4 will have to be even more patient. You’ll see Neo and co in April 2022.
Also on the move are the 2021 Oscars. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 25th next year. The awards will be open to films released between January 1 2020 and February 28 2021. For the first time, due to the impact of the coronavirus, films won’t need a theatrical release to be eligible. This means movies such as Trolls World Tour, which went straight to streaming services, can be included. The nominations will be announced on March 15. After fluctuating in recent years between 5 and 10, the number of nominees for Best Picture will be set at 10.
Dinos Roaring Back into Action
Jurassic World: Dominion will be the first blockbuster to resume production in the UK. The third part of the JW trilogy sees Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum returning to their original roles, alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The Universal Studios production has strict filming protocols in place and should be good to go in July. The crew are said to be relieved that they can film the dinosaurs from a safe distance.
- Elisabeth Moss will star in an Australian ghost story called Run Rabbit Run.
- Oscar Isaac will star in the Ben Stiller directed London, a thriller based on on a short story by Norweigan crimes author Jo Nesbo.
- Isaac has also been announced to star in period drama Armageddon Time. The film will be directed by James Gray and already has a cast of Hollywood heavyweights including Robert De Niro, Anna Hathaway, Donald Sutherland and Cate Blanchett.
- Will Smith with team up with director Antoine Fuqua for runaway slave drama Emancipation.
Coming to Netflix next Friday: Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga. Starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, I’d predict this will be either brilliant or terrible with no middle ground!
Check back next week for more of the latest news and keep an eye out for our gaming and tech round-ups.
Shaun is FinalBoss’ most prolific cinephile. If he hasn’t seen it, it ain’t worth watching. You’ll find him writing about everything from blowout blockbusters to small-screen splendours as he waits impatiently for Lord of the Rings to be released by Amazon. Catch up with Shaun and see what he’s been watching on www.letterboxd.com/shaun_1982.