Movie News: ‘Cannonball Run’ Ready for Relaunch; Watch ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ TV Spot

The Cannonball Run

The Cannonball Run: Rawson Dawson Thurber (Central Intelligence) is in negotiations to direct a new version of The Cannonball Run. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, known for the Night at the Museum series, are also in negotiations to write the script. Featuring an all-star cast, the 1981 original (above) was inspired by a real-life cross-country auto race and spawned two sequels; a new version has been in development for years. The aim is to launch a new franchise. [Deadline]

Straight Outta Compton

Dock: O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton, above) will star in Dock. It’s based on the true story of professional baseball player Dock Ellis, who pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while high on LSD, something that was not revealed until 10 years later. Ice Cube, Jackson Jr.’s father, will serve as a producer on the project. [Deadline]

Deadpool

Deadpool 2: Shioli Kutsuna has joined the cast of Deadpool 2. Her role, along with the premise of the sequel, has not yet been revealed. Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Jack Kesy, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic and Brianna Hildebrand are all set to star. The movie is slated to open on June 1, 2018. [Deadline]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets TV Spot: A new TV spot for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets neatly captures the high flying sci-fi adventure that is promised. Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen star; the movie opens in theaters on July 21. [Movieclips]


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