Welcome to the TV and movie edition of our weekly round-ups. In this FinalBoss feature, we’ll bring you bitesize chunks of the latest news from the movie and TV worlds. It’s been a quiet week in entertainment but we have news of Mulan, a new trailer for The Boys, a few casting announcements and our regular look at the UK box office.
The TV & Movie News This Week!
After six months of COVID related postponements, Disney has got tired of the endless delays and made a decision on Mulan. In the US, Canada and other countries where cinemas are yet to open it will be streamed on Disney+ from September 4. But it won’t be covered by your subscription, viewers will be charged $29.99 for the pleasure. In some countries where cinemas are operating Mulan will still get a cinema release, but it’s unclear what that means for the UK release at this stage (stayed tuned to FinalBoss for confirmation).
The Boys Season 2
Here at FinalBoss, we’re big fans of Amazon Prime series The Boys (check out our season 2 preview!), and with a month to go before the S2 premiere a new trailer has been released. It’s certainly action-packed and it looks like new ‘hero’ Stormfront is going to have a big role.
Jurassic World: Dominion
One of the most interesting aspects of Jurassic World: Dominion will be how original characters Alan Grant and Ellie Satler come back into the fold. Sam Neill has given us the important news, it may be nearly 30 years later, but Dr Grant’s hat is still going strong…
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) August 4, 2020
Cast and Crew News
- Director Joe Wright is making a musical version of Cyrano de Bergerac. Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Brian Tyree Henry and Ben Mendelsohn have been announced to appear.
- The latest video game to get adapted for the screen is Beyond Good and Evil. Rob Letterman, who did Detective Pikachu, will direct for Netflix.
- Speaking of video games, John Wick scriptwriter Derek Kolstad is developing Splinter Cell as an anime series for Netflix.
- Scream 5 is coming and Courtney Cox will be back as Gale Weathers. David Arquette and Neve Campbell, also stars of the original, are returning too.
- Octavia Spencer and Riz Ahmed will be under threat from aliens in Invasion, from director Michael Pearce.
UK Box Office
Cinemas continue to open around the UK and new releases are beginning to appear. Last weekend, Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged tops the charts, with the animated movie 100% Wolf and horror The Vigil also making an impact.
- 100% Wolf
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Vigil
Whilst cinemas continue to fill out their schedules with classics, there are new movies being released as well.
In UK cinemas from Friday is Seth Rogen comedy American Pickle.
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.