Kevin Hart looks continue his Netflix success, Snow White receives a live-action update and Zack Snyder prepares his next sci-fi epic
Following the popular streaming release of Fatherhood last year, Kevin Hart looks to continue his success at Netflix with Lift. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious), the film follows a master thief and her ex-boyfriend (Hart) who team up with the FBI to steal $100 million in gold bullion aboard a 777 passenger flight. Filming will begin on February 7 in Los Angeles, with co-production handled by Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Walt Disney Studios)
Disney’s latest live-action reimagining of their animated classics will star Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) as the titular Brothers Grimm fairy tale princess. Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, the Amazing Spider-Man films) will direct this musical interpretation with original songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and Gal Gadot co-starring as the Evil Queen. Filming begins on March 7 in London.
A subversion of the traditional “damsel in distress” narrative, this twist on the Rapunzel story will star Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Enola Holmes) and be directed by Academy Award nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intruders). According to the logline: “After first being locked in a tower and then hidden deep in the forest to prevent a prince from rescuing her, long-haired Rapunzel vows to get revenge.” Filming begins on February 7 in London.
Rebel Moon (Netflix)
Reportedly inspired by the Star Wars series and the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa, Zack Snyder’s latest science fiction epic will commence with principal photography on March 1 in Los Angeles. Directed and co-written by Snyder (along with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad), the film follows a young woman with a mysterious past tasked with recruiting warriors after her peaceful colony is threatened by armies of a tyrannical regent named Belisarius. Rebel Moon will star Sofia Boutella (Hotel Artemis, Climax) and be co-produced by Snyder’s Stone Quarry.
The Beanie Bubble (Apple Original Films)
Kristin Gore (Futurama, Saturday Night Live) will direct and co-write this adaptation of the 2015 nonfiction book The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute. An impressive cast that includes Sarah Snook (Succession, Pieces of a Woman), Elizabeth Banks and Zach Galifianakis will bring to cinematic life the Beanie Baby speculative craze that captured the zeitgeist of the 90s. Co-produced by Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, The Beanie Bubble begins filming in Atlanta on February 7.