On this episode of Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, John Rocha and Mark Reilly discuss the following:
- Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is pushing back the production start of Fantastic Beasts 3 in order to give the production more “prep time”.
- Fox Searchlight announced the cast, release date, and synopsis for their J.R.R. Tolkien biopic titled Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins.
- Deadline reports that The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is tracking to open between $45 million and $55 million for Warner Bros.
- Variety is reporting that in a letter to its investors, Netflix revealed that their original film Bird Box will have received 80 million views by the end of its 4th week of release.
- Netflix released a trailer for their basketball drama High Flying Bird directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Andre Holland and Zazie Beetz.