This week we have a new Shaft movie, a new Alien movie a new actor added to X-Men and Pirates 5 starts filming.

In News Roundup we take a look at the top stories from the previous seven days and feature some of the week’s latest trailers.

News Roundup: ‘Shaft’ Movie Reboot

Shaft reboot in the works

Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man? Shaft, that’s who. It will be interesting to see who they cast and if Samuel L. Jackson will make an appearance.

News Roundup: ‘Shaft’ Movie Reboot

New Alien film to be directed by Neill Blomkamp

We’ve covered this previously on our other weekly segment, rumour patrol. This is excellent news and it is always cool when a massive film nerd gets to work on the project that got them into the industry.

News Roundup: ‘Shaft’ Movie Reboot

Scarlett Johansson to star in ‘The Psychopath Test’

From the same author who brought us ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’ is look into the mind of a psychopath. Scarlett Johansson will be heading this film and there is potential for an interesting look into the psychotic mind.

News Roundup: ‘Shaft’ Movie Reboot

Kodi Smit-McPhee cast as young Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse

Probably the best opening sequence in the X-Men world was in X2 with the blue Nightcrawler teleporting around in the White House. As the new X-Men will be set in the 80s, we’ll get the chance to see the younger version of the famous mutant fighters. The boy from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be painting himself blue for the upcoming movie.

News Roundup: ‘Shaft’ Movie Reboot

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 starts filming

Yes, this is happening. The sequel nobody asked for has commenced filming. The movie franchised based off a Disney World amusement ride is on its fifth instalment and started filming in Australia. Wake me up when there is new trailer for Tomorrowland.


That’s it for this week’s roundup. What do you think about the Shaft reboot?