It might finally be time to start investing in a VR headset. Reports indicate that Avatar and Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez will push it to The Limit with a new virtual reality series directed by none other than Machete helmer Robert Rodriguez.
You’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to see Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel and Shane Black‘s The Predator. 20th Century Fox has pushed both back on the release calendar (again), while setting news dates for two more upcoming projects...
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Sin City is about to become a television series. Back in 2013, Bob Weinstein of The Weinstein Company made headlines by saying that his company had plans for a television series set in the Sin City universe that would bring back both Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller in some capacity. And while that didn’t exactly pan out the way that the Weinsteins hoped, that project was apparently more asleep than dead, because the news broke today that The Weinstein Company has all their ducks in a row for a Sin City series.
You may ask yourself, “Why on earth would Jennifer Connelly, of all people, sign on for a James Cameron-produced Robert Rodriguez film based on a manga?!” — in which case I assume you’ve forgotten all about the gloriously bonkers and delightfully terrible film A Winter’s Tale. Wacky Akiva Goldsman fever dreams aside, surely there’s a logical explanation, like maybe she looked at the cast list, which includes Christoph Waltz and recent awards season favorite Mahershala Ali. Maybe Jennifer Connelly loves Moonlight — see, there’s a silver lining to everything.
El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn adaptation has surprisingly kept up through three full seasons, but coffins may or may not close on a fourth year. The cast has apparently been let go from their contracts, though it’s possible a limited series might keep the Gecko brothers in business at least one more year.
Mahershala Ali might have caught the villain bug. Currently he plays Cottonmouth, the powerful and terrifying bad guy featured in the first season of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage, and soon he might appear as another villain type in James Cameron’s live-action adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel.
Yep, that Alita: Battle Angel movie is still happening. With James Cameron set to produce, Robert Rodriguez at the helm, and Rosa Salazar on board to play the titular cyborg Alita from the manga series, all that’s left to do is to find the rest of the cast. And it looks like Christoph Waltz is in talks to play a pretty major role.