Milla Jovovich joins a George R.R. Martin fantasy project, Mark Wahlberg begins an action comedy for Apple, and Agatha Harkness gets an MCU spinoff
In the Lost Lands (Impact Pictures)
Paul W.S. Anderson, best known for directing the Resident Evil franchise and most recently the 2020 film Monster Hunter, has cast Milla Jovovich and Dave Bautista in his new project. Based on a George R.R. Martin short story, the film begins production in Poland this November, with Anderson’s Impact Pictures co-producing. According to press materials “a queen, desperate to fulfill her love, makes a daring play: she hires the sorceress Gray Alys (Jovovich), a woman as feared as she is powerful. Sent to the ghostly wilderness of the Lost Lands, Alys and her guide, the drifter Boyce Bautista), must outwit and outfight man and demon in this fable that explores the nature of good and evil, debt and fulfillment, love and loss.”
The Family Plan (Apple Original Films)
Mark Wahlberg (Spenser Confidential, Uncharted) will star in a new Apple-produced action comedy. Written by David Coggeshall, The Family Plan tells the story of a suburban dad who must take his family on the run when his past catches up to him. Municipal Pictures’ Stephen Levinson and Wahlberg will produce with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. The film will be directed by Simon Cellan Jones, who has directed episodes of The Expanse, Jessica Jones and most recently See for Apple TV+. Filming will begin in Atlanta and Las Vegas on November 7.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Disney+)
Phase Four of the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe will conclude this November with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and one of Phase Five’s first projects will be the WandaVision spinoff Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Starring Kathryn Hahn as the powerful witch Agatha Harkness, the series will begin filming in Atlanta this December. Described as a “dark comedy,” the show will be overseen by WandaVision writer and executive producer Jac Schaeffer.