Yesterday’s News: Shawn Levy Leaves Minecraft & HBO Standalone Streaming Update


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Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.

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Director Shawn Levy and writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney exit film adaptation of video game Minecraft


New poster for The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (Coming Soon).
Martin Campbell to direct adaptation of Sebastian X graphic novel (The Wrap).
Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette to receive American Riviera Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (HitFix).
New poster for The Hallow (Empire).
Jeff Daniels being eyed for role in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie (The Wrap).
Martin Katz acquires worldwide rights to James Stewart’s stereoscopic 3D short Foxed! to be adapted into stop-motion animated feature (THR).
NAACP announces nominations for Image Awards (Variety).
Director Shawn Levy and writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney exit film adaptation of video game Minecraft (Variety).
Writing team Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to be inducted into Final Draft Hall of Fame (The Wrap).
Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon join Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (THR).
Sony Pictures acquiring untitled top secret JJ Abrams project to be directed by Chris Alender (Deadline).
The Sundance Film Festival announces short film lineup (Deadline).
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause, and Paula Patton to announce Golden Globe nominees (THR).
Neil Patrick Harris’ Oscar writing team announced (Variety).
Zoey Deutch joins the cast of Dirty Grandpa (Deadline).
Lionsgate acquiring US distribution rights to Blood Father (Deadline).
Benderspink and Benaroya Pictures teaming to produce a feature adaptation of comic series Marksmen (Deadline).
RIP: Former Miss America and actress Mary Ann Mobley dies at 77 (THR).


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HBO’s standalone streaming service to make its debut in April 2015


Fox to debut 10-part miniseries Wayward Pines on May 14 worldwide (THR).
Simon Templeman and Kevin Pollak book guest roles on House of Lies (THR).
ABC developing 10-hour limited series based on Fall of Giants trilogy (THR).
Tomorrow Studios acquires TV rights to The Crow Girl book trilogy (Deadline).
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will have some sort of tie in to The Avengers: Age of Ultron…duh (EW).
TNT renews Rizzoli & Isles for a sixth season (THR).
Carrie Preston, Molly Price, and Andre Royo (BUBBLES!) land recurring roles on Happyish (Deadline).
South Park season finale to take on Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, and a slew of celebrity holograms (The Wrap).
TruTV renews The Carbonaro Effect, Fake Off, and Friends of the People; greenlights Kings of Cue and Santas in the Barn (Variety).
Showtime developing corporate espionage comedy Professionals from David J. Rosen and Marc Webb (THR).
Mark Moses, Brian F. O’Byrne, and Nick Court join the second season of TNT’s The Last Ship (Deadline).
Christopher McDonald joins TNT’s untitled Cocaine/Miami pilot; David Costabile joins Billions (Deadline).
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson land starring roles in FX’s upcoming American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson (THR).
HBO’s standalone streaming service to make its debut in April 2015 (EW).
Alfonso Ribeiro teaming with Thinkfactory for makeover reality series Hometown Rebound (Deadline).
ABC buys drama Diamond in the Sky from writer David Auburn (The Wrap).
Netflix announces goal to launch new Netflix Originals every two and a half weeks (The Wrap).


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Teaser trailer for The Walk


Teaser trailer for The Walk (Next Projection).
Teaser trailer for San Andreas (Next Projection).
New trailer for Iron Sky The Coming Race (Slashfilm).
Trailer for The DUFF (EW).
New trailer for Inherent Vice (Coming Soon).
Trailer for The Visit (Twitch).
Red band trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service (Coming Soon).


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Derek was the only engineer at Northeastern University taking a class on German film and turning a sociology research paper into an examination of Scorsese’s work. Still living in Boston, MA, he blatantly abuses his Netflix account, but can never seem to get his Instant Queue below 200. He continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.