Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up: April 2, 2017

Coming in first is the new family film The Boss Baby, which brought in an impressive $49 million in its first three days. (SR)

Sony Picks Up Sci-Fi Spec ‘Fragment’ From Writing Duo Of ‘The Mist’

Sony has purchased the spec Fragment, described as “a contained sci-fi thriller” in the vein of Predator meets Lost. Written by Noah Griffith and Daniel Stewart, the project was picked up for producer Josh Bratman. (DH)

Netflix Options Upcoming Sci-Fi Novel ‘Change Agent’

Written by Daniel Suarez, Change Agent follows an Interpol agent who has suffered a genetic attack that leaves him looking like the dangerous cartel leader he has been ordered to bring down.  Josh Bratman will produce under his Immersive Pictures banner. (THR)

‘Aquaman’ Screenwriter Will Beall To Pen Universal’s ‘The Creature From The Black Lagoon’ Reboot

Universal Pictures has recruited Aquaman screenwriter Will Beall to pen the script for their reboot of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman are overseeing the monsters universe. (COLL)

Sylvester Stallone Exits ‘The Expendables’ Franchise

Stallone may have been offered more than $20 million to play Barney Ross again but disagreements with Nu Image/Millennium chief Avi Lerner led to his departure. (SF)

NBC Orders Neil Patrick Harris Game Show ‘Genius Junior’

NBC has ordered a new game show called Genius Junior which will be hosted and executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris. (VAR)

‘Mindy Project’s’ Ed Weeks Boards Fox’s Airline Comedy Pilot ‘LA –> Vegas’

The Will Ferrell- and  Adam McKay-produced single-camera ensemble workplace series follows a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world. (TVL)

‘Chicago P.D.’s’ Showrunner Is Exiting After Season 4

Matt Olmstead, an executive producer on the four series in NBC’s interconnected Chicago franchise, will depart Chicago P.D. as showrunner after its currently airing fourth season. (TVG)

There’s A Reason Why Just About Everyone In Hollywood Wants To Be FX

Whatever FX is going to put out is going to be worth watching. They have earned the right to take chances and expect that we’ll come along to watch, whenever the programs in question show up. (TB)

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