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Sizzling Samachar: Zack Snyder's 'Rebel Moon' to screen in 70mm theatres before releasing on Netflix; Greta Gerwig to direct 'The Chronicles of Narnia' films for Netflix in 2024

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 8th November 2023

Sizzling Samachar: Zack Snyder's 'Rebel Moon' to screen in 70mm theatres before releasing on Netflix; Greta Gerwig to direct 'The Chronicles of Narnia' films for Netflix in 2024

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 11.28 PM, Nov 08, 2023


Welcome to your daily dose  of entertainment news, I'm your host Nikhil, news from Hollywood first.

Beloved 'Legend of Zelda' video game series set to make cinematic debut with Live-Action adaptation

Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced the development of a live-action adaptation of the beloved Legend of Zelda video game series, set to be directed by Wes Ball, known for The Maze Runner series. While the specific game from the franchise to be adapted remains undisclosed, the project is in its early stages, and no release date, writer, or casting details have been confirmed. The Legend of Zelda series, which first emerged in 1986, follows the adventures of Link, a young hero who hopes to save Princess Zelda from peril. The announcement leaves fans speculating if the recent games, Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom, might serve as a source of inspiration for the film. As Nintendo ventures into cinematic adaptations, the Legend of Zelda movie becomes an exciting prospect, eagerly awaited by fans of the beloved gaming franchise.

Zack Snyder's 'Rebel Moon' to screen in 70mm theaters before releasing on Netflix

Before its Netflix release, Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated sci-fi epic, Rebel Moon, is set to have a limited one-week run in 70mm format in four cities across US and UK. The chosen cities for these special screenings include Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and London. Netflix’s ownership of the Egyptian Theatre and the Paris Theatre in New York makes these venues natural choices for the screenings. Rebel Moon is the first part of a two-part epic, with the second installment scheduled for release next year. Director Zack Snyder plans to release extended cuts for both parts, adding nearly an hour to the total project. The 70mm format is a preferred choice among cinema enthusiasts, and these screenings offer fans a unique opportunity to experience the film in this classic format. Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire will be available for streaming on Netflix from December 22, 2023.

Greta Gerwig to direct 'The Chronicles of Narnia' films for Netflix in 2024

Greta Gerwig, the acclaimed director behind films like Lady Bird, Little Women and more recently, Barbie, is joining forces with Netflix to bring The Chronicles of Narnia to life. Gerwig will direct two films in this beloved book series, marking her debut in the world of streaming content. Netflix’s Head of Film, Scott Stuber, shared this exciting development, revealing that production is set to begin in 2024. While specific details about the adaptation remain under wraps, Gerwig’s unique vision promises to breathe new life into C.S. Lewis’ timeless tales. Netflix’s growing investment in literary catalogues, which include C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, demonstrates its commitment to expanding its original content. As audiences eagerly anticipate Gerwig’s imaginative take on The Chronicles of Narnia, Netflix continues to be a dominant force in reimagining classic stories for modern audiences.

Netflix reveals first teaser poster for 'The Brothers Sun' starring Michelle Yeoh and Justin Chien

Netflix’s upcoming comedy-drama, The Brothers Sun, starring Everything Everywhere all at Once actress, Michelle Yeoh and Sun Moon actor Justin Chien, has released its first teaser poster. The poster pays homage to the strip malls of Los Angeles and introduces the impressive cast, including Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Sam Song Li, and more. In the series, Justin Chien plays Charles Sun, who returns to Los Angeles to protect his family after his father’s death, and he finds himself dealing with a complicated family dynamic. The show, created by Brad Falchuk and Byron Wu, is expected to deliver a unique blend of comedy and family drama. Although the release date is yet to be announced, this exciting project is sure to attract much attention for its star-studded cast and engaging storyline.

Alan Ritchson returns with vigilante justice in the 'Reacher' Season 2 Trailer, premiering in December on Prime Video

Alan Ritchson is back as the vigilante drifter in the second season of Reacher, set to be released on Amazon Prime Video in December. The season comprises eight episodes, with the first three premiering on December 15, followed by weekly releases. Based on the eleventh book in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, Bad Luck and Trouble, the season follows Reacher as he reunites with his old Army buddies to investigate the suspicious death of one of their own. Reacher forms a chosen family with three former comrades, including a forensic accountant and a fast-talking, switchblade-wielding family man, as they delve deeper into a mystery with escalating stakes. The first season of Reacher is available to stream on Prime Video, and the upcoming season promises more thrilling action and suspense.

Ranbir Kapoor's 'Animal' to have over 888-screen release in the US, surpassing 'Jawan' and 'Brahmastra'

Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna, is set to make a massive mark in the international market, particularly in the US. The film is scheduled for release on December 1, and it is expected to be Ranbir Kapoor's biggest-ever release in international markets. In North America, Animal will be screened in over 888 screens, surpassing the reach of other Bollywood blockbusters such as Jawan and Brahmastra. Jawan was released on 850 screens in the US, while Brahmastra had 810 screens. This extensive release makes Animal the first Hindi film to achieve such a wide reach in the US. The film, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, is generating significant buzz ever since it dropped its first teaser. With Anil Kapoor slipping into the role of a ruthless gangster and Bobby Deol playing the unlikely antagonist, the film promises to be an exciting crime drama like we’ve never seen before.

Well that's all we got for this episode, until the next time it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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Written by Apurva Datta.

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