Sizzling Samachar of the day - 16th May 2023
Sizzling Samachar of the day
Last Updated: 01.30 PM, May 16, 2023
Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news on OTTplay. I'm your host Nikhil.Top stories first.
Avatar: The Way of Water to release on Disney+
James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar: The Way of Water, is set for an OTT release on Disney+ Hotstar. Fans of the hit franchise won’t have to wait much longer to dive into the mesmerising world of Pandora as the film is set to drop on the streaming platform on June 7th. We’re surely looking forward to experiencing this big screen extravaganza at home.
Hellboy: The Crooked Man has wrapped filming
The iconic Hellboy franchise is getting another reboot after the 2019 reboot starring David Harbour failed to impress both audiences and critics. While Guillermo del Toro’s 2004 film starring Ron Perlman remains a cult classic, fans have been crying out for a faithful adaptation of Mike Mignola. And it appears their prayers have been answered as Mignola himself has announced that the filming for the new reboot titled Hellboy: The Crooked Man has wrapped. The project has been helmed by Brian Taylor with Jack Kesy playing the titular half-demon.
Ron Howard’s upcoming survival thriller adds a star-studded ensemble
Renowned Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard has announced a new film and it is set to be a survival thriller. Titled, Origin of the Species, the film follows a group of individuals who decide to travel to the Galapagos after giving up on civilisation. The film also features a star-studded cast of Ana De Armas, Jude Law, Alicia Vikander, and Daniel Brühl. Howard reunites with Brühl, who essayed the role of F1 legend Niki Lauda in the criminally-underrated film Rush. The upcoming film is based on a true story featuring a script by Tetris writer Noah Pink, and filming is expected to commence in Australia later this year.
‘S.W.A.T.’ moves to Netflix
It was recently announced that the American network CBS would not be cancelling the popular procedural action series S.W.A.T, despite announcing its cancellation just days prior. It has now emerged that Netflix has acquired the right from CBS to release the seventh and final season of the hit series. It has also been announced that five seasons will be available on Netflix this month, with the ongoing sixth season to release later this year.
'Archer' to conclude with season 14
The multiple award-winning animated action-comedy spy series, Archer is set to end with its 14th season. The hilarious adventures and misadventures of the titular spy will return with new episodes on August 30th. Created by Adam Reed, the animated comedy series stars H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, and the late Jessica Walter in prominent roles.
The Big Bull sequel in the works
The Big Bull sequel is in development according to producer Anand Pandit. He also confirmed that Abhishek Bachchan has been cast in the upcoming film. The sequel will examine another financial scandal like its predecessor, which released on Disney+ Hotstar in 2021 and was loosely based on the infamous Harshad Mehta. Further details about the upcoming sequel have been kept under wraps.
Karthik Subbaraj announces Jigarthanda DoubleX
A sequel to the hit 2014 Tamil action comedy Jigarthanda has confirmed its release window. Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj shared the news on social media with a teaser poster. Titled, Jigarthanda DoubleX, the new film is set to release this Diwali, and will star Raghava Lawrence and S J Suryah in lead roles. The film will also be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
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