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BOND 25 Is On! Danny Boyle to Direct, Universal Pictures To Distribute

Coming Soon:

EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) have reached an agreement with Universal Pictures to partner on the worldwide release of the 25th James Bond film. Daniel Craig will return as 007, the legendary British secret agent, and Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs) will direct from an original screenplay by Academy Award nominee John Hodge (Trainspotting).

Production on Bond 25 is set to begin at the end of the year on December 3. MGM will release the film theatrically in the U.S. on November 8, 2019 through its new joint venture for domestic theatrical distribution with Annapurna Pictures, and Universal will release internationally commencing with a traditional earlier release in the U.K. on October 25, 2019.

James Bond moves from Sony to Universal and gets the director we’re expecting. So, hopefully, this is better than SPECTRE.

Lucasfilm Signs James Mangold for a BOBA FETT Movie

The Hollywood Reporter:

The hunt is on.

James Mangold is writing and will direct a Star Wars stand-alone movie centered on Boba Fett, the feared bounty hunter and fan-favorite character, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The reveal comes as Disney and Disney-owned Lucasfilm prepare for the release of the latest Star Wars stand-alone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo, which opens Friday, is the second movie to be spun from the main Star Wars line — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first — but it is the first to focus on a particular character.

First things first: Twitter, well done with the “How long until James Mangold is replaced” gags. Bravo.

That said – I think this could be fun? I know, Boba Fett is a played out, nothing character who is simply beloved because he looks cool – but to me, that makes him a blank canvas. Maybe I’m expecting more, or giving more credit than is deserved, but Mangold delivered a great Wolverine movie – twice – so I’m pretty sure he can nail this.

At the same time – the sooner we expand the scope of Star Wars beyond what we know, the better. That’s why Rogue One was great. That’s why Solo had so many concerned.

New stuff, please.

Apple Rejects Steam Link App For Reasons

Ars Technica:

Valve says Apple has denied approval for the iOS version of its Steam Link app—which allows users to stream PC games from a computer on the same home network—after Apple initially approved the app earlier this month.

“On Monday, May 7, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release,” Valve said in a statement sent to Ars. “On Wednesday, May 9, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team.”

Not cool, Apple.

I can’t see, at all, what this interferes with, any differently from the multitude of streaming services for TV shows and movies which would be in conflict with the iTunes Store.

This is just a streaming option, period. Get your head out of your ass, Cupertino.