EDGAR WRIGHT To Direct Animated DREAMWORKS Film, CONSTANTINE Revival Petition Update, More

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According to Deadline, cult-favorite director Edgar Wright has teamed with Dreamworks for a new animated project reportedly centered around "the concept of shadows."

Wright will co-write the feature with David Walliams, who is also currently working on an adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Skottie Young's Fortunately, The Milk.

“Edgar will spearhead a new approach to this fascinating concept and we’re ecstatic to have him onboard as director along with David as co-writer,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria. “We’ve always been intrigued by a film concept involving shadows, and now with Edgar’s signature comedic style and abilities as a natural storyteller, audiences will be treated to a truly captivating and energetic tale.”

This will be the first animated feature for Wright.

“My first endeavors in film-making as a teenager were in animation, so it was hugely intriguing to get a call from DreamWorks Animation about potentially directing,” added Wright in a statement. “When the Shadows concept was suggested to me, I could see the poster, the title sequence and pretty much the whole movie. It’s a blast writing this and to have one of my oldest friends in comedy, David Walliams, along for the adventure is a thrill.”
Matt Ryan as John Constantine in official promotional photo
Matt Ryan as John Constantine in official promotional photo
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CONSTANTINE Petition Reaches 68,000 Signatures

petition made by fans of Constantine to bring the show back for a second season has reached 68,383 signatures. The petition's goal is to find a new home for the cancelled NBC show, and was sparked when Matt Ryan reprised his role as John Constantine on the CW's Arrow.

If successful, the motion to save Constantine would not be the first fan movement to keep a show on the air. Many shows have been renewed after shows of support by their fans, dating all the way back to the original Star Trek series. However, neither NBC nor any other network has revealed any intention to revive Constantine.

WALLY WEST Headed To FLASH Midseason Finale

The official synopsis for Flash's midseason finale "Running To Stand Still" has been released. Along with the return of Weather Wizard and Mark Hamill's Trickster, "Running To Stand Still" will also introduce Wally West, as portrayed by Keiynan Lonsdale.

Here's the official episode description:

“Running to Stand Still” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

MARK HAMILL, WENTWORTH MILLER AND LIAM MCINTYRE RETURN; KEIYNAN LONSDALE JOINS THE CAST AS WALLY WEST — When Mark Mardon AKA The Weather Wizard (guest star Liam McIntyre) returns to break Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) and James Jesse AKA The Trickster (guest star Mark Hamill) out of Iron Heights, Barry (Grant Gustin) must stop these rogues from taking over Central City during Christmas.  Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) meet Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale).  Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg (#209).  Original airdate 12/8/2015.

The Flash airs Tuesday nights on CW. "Running To Stand Still" will air December 8.

VERTIGO's UNFOLLOW Headed To Television

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has optioned Vertigo's Unfollow for adaptation as a television series. The series will be scripted by The Originals showrunner Michael Narducci.

Unfollow tells the story of a dying social media magnate who announces his plans to give away his fortune to 140 seemingly random people. When one of them turns up dead, it becomes clear that all 140 of them are in danger - and are potential suspects.

Unfollow is still in the scripting phase, with no cast or premiere date announced. 

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