Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios announced the title of its next feature-length project: Onward. The film will star Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer.
At last year’s D23, Pixar revealed that the plot would follow a world of “suburban fantasy,” populated by beings of fantasy stories like trolls, elves, centaurs and more. In this world, machines take the place of magic — so elves use cell phones and centaurs eat fast food. Instead of being mysterious, glamorous creatures, unicorns are racoon-like pests. Anthropomorphic trees grow in the middle of parking lots. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth, this film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.” said director Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) in a press release.
The plot will follow two teenage elf brothers (presumably voiced by Pratt and Holland) as they embark on a quest to see if there’s any magic left in the world.
Onward comes to theaters on March 6, 2020.
Spider-Man star Tom Holland is in talks to take on the lead role in 1917, a World War I drama from director Sam Mendes. The movie is set to begin production in April 2019 and will have a $100 million budget.
There are currently no plot details at this time. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners gained the rights to project with Universal distributing. Paramount, Sony and New Regency were also pursuing the project.
Mendes co-wrote the script for 1917 with Wilson-Cairns in London while he was working on Jez Butterworth’s London stage debut of The Ferryman, and he explained to Deadline that he’s not only excited to finally get the movie produced (he had been working on the script for over a year), but he “couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again.”
1917 is set to hit theaters in December 2019.
Christine and Simon Killer director Antonio Campos has set up his next film just in time to be a hot Toronto sales package. Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Chris Evans and Tracy Letts are in talks to star in The Devil All the Time. The pic is an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel that Campos and Paulo Campos penned. Antonio Campos will direct. The film will be produced by Randall Poster, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Ninestories Productions.
The novel’s plot: In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country – a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, our protagonist Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. His son Arvin (Holland) is growing from a kid bullied at school into a man who knows when to take action. The cast of characters includes a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher and a corrupt local sheriff (Evans) in a story told across two decades.
Production is set to get underway in February 2019.