Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s MRC Series ‘The One Percent’ No Longer At Starz

The One Percent, MRC’s drama series from Oscar-winning filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu, was picked up by Starz in summer 2014 with a 10-episode straight-to-series order and is now in turnaround. (DH)

Travis Knight To Direct ‘Transformers’ Spin-Off ‘Bumblebee’

Paramount has recruited Kubo and the Two Strings director Knight to helm their Transformers franchise spin-off Bumblebee. Bumblebee will mark his first foray into live-action. (COLL)

Keanu Reeves And Isla Fisher Head For ‘The Starling’

Keanu Reeves is entering talks to co-star with Isla Fisher in The Starling. Dome Karukoski is on to direct the film, and will work from a script by Matt Harris. (EMP)

Jason Statham’s Shark Thriller ‘Meg’ Swims Back Five Months

Warner Bros. has moved back Jason Statham’s prehistoric giant shark thriller Meg to Aug. 10, 2018. (VAR)

Donnie Yen To Star In Neal Moritz’s ‘Sleeping Dogs’ Movie

The action star and fight choreographer is moving on to a whole new franchise, Neal Moritz’s Sleeping Dogs. (SR)

‘The Originals’ Claire Holt Joins Cast Of ABC’s Apocalyptic Pilot ‘Doomsday’

The Originals star Claire Holt has joined the cast of ABC’s apocalyptic drama pilot Doomsday.  Taye Diggs will also star. (TVL)

‘Dynasty’ Reboot Casts Grant Show As Blake Carrington

Grant Show will assume the role of billionaire Blake Carrington on the CW’s reboot of the classic ’80s sudser. (EW)

Ken Leung Joins ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ As Karnak

Marvel Entertainment has announced yet another cast member for the upcoming Marvel’s Inhumans with the addition of Ken Leung as Minister Karnak. (CS)

Why China’s Screenwriters Are Thriving

Even amid box-office swings, scribes stay in demand, with Chinese screenplays selling for as much as $1 million. (THR)

 

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