Yesterday’s News: Woody Allen Making Amazon Series & Fox Gets Escape From New York Remake Rights


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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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Fox closes deal to remake Escape from New York


Crackle’s original movie The Throwaways gets new January 30 release date (Deadline).
New Ant-Man concept art (Coming Soon).
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences denies credit to John Sloss and Jonathan Sehring as producers for Boyhood (THR).
The Berlin Film Festival to pay tribute to Italian director and screenwriter Francesco Rosi and screen Uomini Contro (Variety).
The Lucca Film Festival to honor David Cronenberg with complete retrospective, art exhibition, and a symphony orchestra playing the scores of his films (THR).
Cinema Audio Society announces nominees for CAS Awards (THR).
First poster for Spy (The Film Stage).
The Berlin Film Festival to have its own Critics’ Week (Variety).
Canadian Screen Awards announces nominations (THR).
The Visual Effects Society announces nominations (THR).
The Berlin International Film Festival announces slate of short films (Indiewire).
Austin Film Festival to launch Scripted Digital Series Competition (Deadline).
Erin Cressida Wilson adapting Girl On The Train for DreamWorks and Marc Platt (Deadline).
Alchemy acquires true-tale thriller Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (Deadline).
Sachiin Joshi to produce Aishwarya Rai’s comeback film Jazbaa (Variety).
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled 21 winners of its Scientific and Technical Academy Awards (THR).
The Writers Guild of America, West to honor Harold Ramis with Screen Laurel Award (Deadline).
David Fincher remaking Strangers on a Train with Ben Affleck and Gillian Flynn (The Film Stage).
Directors Guild of America announces nominees for outstanding feature film directing (THR).
Poster for Christmas, Again (Indiewire).
Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, and Adam Beach reprising their roles in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser; Mark McGrath and Patrick Warburton join the cast (THR).
Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling to star in The Big Short, to be written and directed by Adam McKay (Variety).
Selena Gomez joins Paul Rudd in The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (Deadline).
Ghost in the Shell gets April 14, 2017 release date; The Jungle Book gets bumped to 2016 (Deadline).
Ansel Elgort in early talks to star in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver (Variety).
Ava DuVernay will speak at the 14th annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up series (THR).
Rodrigo Santoro in negotiations to play Jesus Christ in Ben-Hur (THR).
RIP: Production designer and art director Robert Kinoshita dies at 100 (THR).
Fox closes deal to remake Escape from New York (Deadline).
Jason Bateman to star in Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut Weirdo (Deadline).

yesterdays news-woody allen

Amazon signs Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series


David E. Kelley writing television adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes for Jack Bender to direct (The Wrap).
Netflix dropping the majority of its BBC programs on January 31 (The Wrap).
Amazon signs Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series (THR).
Disney XD renews Kirby Buckets for a second season (Variety).
Community gets March 17 premiere date on Yahoo (The Wrap).
Crackle renews Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (The Wrap).
ABC Family renews The Fosters for a third season and picks up unscripted series Job or No Job (THR).
Derek Hough leaving Dancing with the Stars for season 20, which stopped featuring actual celebrities 18 seasons ago (Variety).
Bradley Whitford joining Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake’s father (EW).
Fox renews MasterChef Junior for a fourth season and brings on Christina Tosi as judge (THR).
Cartoon Network picks up global rights to Transformers: Robots in Disguise (Variety).
Jimmy Kimmel to guest host an upcoming episode of The Bachelor (The Wrap).
The Blacklist nabs David Strathairn and Janel Moloney for its post-Super Bowl episode (EW).
Richard Armitage to play Francis Dolarhyde, aka the Tooth Fairy, on season 3 of Hannibal (The Wrap).
Adriana Barraza joins the cast of USA’s Queen of the South (THR).
Justin Chatwin lands starring role in TNT’s drama Breed (THR).
John Rhys-Davis joins the cast of MTV’s Shannara (THR).
Shoshana Bush and Frankie Shaw land starring roles in ABC Family’s comedy pilot Tough Cookie from Lauren Iungerich (THR).
Omnifilm Entertainment options Nora Roberts’ latest trilogy of novels — Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, and Blood Magick — and is developing a supernatural TV drama adaptation entitled Blood Magick (THR).
Joaquín Cosío joins The Strain season 2 as Angel Guzman Hurtado (HitFix).
Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, and Richard Schiff join the cast of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series (Deadline).
Arturo del Puerto books series regular role in Tough Cookie; Matt Murray joins the cast of Kevin From Work (Deadline).
Suzanne Cryer joins the cast of Silicon Valley as series regular (Deadline).

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US trailer for Buzzard


First trailer for Spy (Next Projection).
US trailer for Buzzard (Twitch).
Red band trailer for Spy (Coming Soon).
International trailer for Phantasmagoria (Twitch).
Trailer for La La La at Rock Bottom (Twitch).
First trailer for Amazon’s Point of Honor (EW).
Trailer for Outcast (USA Today).


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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.