Classics with a twist dominate this week’s entertainment news cycle, as updated reimaginings of familiar properties storm a theater near you.
LEADS CAST FOR WEST SIDE STORY REMAKE
The Jets and the Sharks will welcome some new faces in Steven Spielberg‘s forthcoming version of West Side Story, including 17-year-old high schooler Rachel Zegler as Maria and Broadway actors David Alvarez and Ariana DeBrose as Bernardo and Anita.
They’ll join Ansel Elgort as Tony in what promises to be a lively, big-budget take on the musical theater staple.
UNCHARTED MOVIE FINDS DIRECTOR
The treasure-hunting, pirate-punching, mountain-scaling adventure already hasan action-ready lead in current Spiderman Tom Holland.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES REBOOT TO START PRODUCTION THIS YEAR
The heroes in a half-shell are back at it again in 2019, with a live-action reboot of the popular karat-kicking franchise set to begin filming before year’s end.
The cast and creative team remain to be seen, but fans can expect a unique journey into the tubular tunnels of the TMNT.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE FILM UNDERGOING REWRITE
Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, co-writers of the Iron Man movie that launched a thousand super-sequels, are hard at work on a new script for the long-awaited Masters of the Universe film.
With He-Man and friends in the capable hands of Hollywood hit-makers, the cinematic return to Eternia promises to be worth the wait.