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// September 14, 2019

Variety has reported that Michael is in final negotiations to star in the dramedy film, Next Goal Wins, to be directed by Taika Waititi!

The movie is based on the 2015 doc “Next Goal Wins,” which follows the true story of Dutch coach Thomas Rongen, who attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.

// June 19, 2019

New project! Michael is set to produce and star in an action spy thriller, Malko, based on the French book series, S.A.S.!

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Michael Fassbender is set to star in and produce the action spy thriller Malko after Lionsgate picked up worldwide movie rights to Gerard de Villiers’ action-spy novel series S.A.S.

Fassbender will play the role of superspy Malko Linge, with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) set to pen the screenplay.

Lionsgate has also secured the rights to de Villiers’ catalog of espionage thrillers, serialized through 200 books that have sold throughout the world. The S.A.S. franchise follows the singular hero Malko Linge, an Austrian nobleman and freelance CIA operative who spent his formative years in a special Nazi work camp for captured spies and learned the intricate dark arts of tradecraft from the best. Now an adult living in a reclaimed family manor fallen into disrepair, Malko becomes a spy-for-hire.

The first film set will be mainly based on de Villiers’ book Checkpoint Charlie.

“We are enormously excited to be teaming with Greg Shapiro and Michael Fassbender, as well as Lars Sylvest from Black Magic and Thorsten Schumacher from Rocket Science, to develop Malko,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake said Tuesday in a statement.

// May 17, 2019

Kung Fury 2 has landed a major investor and will officially go into production on July 29th!

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERKung Fury 2 — set to star Michael Fassbender, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eiza Gonzalez, David Hasselhoff and the titular kung fu cop himself, David Sandberg — is a go!
The feature-length follow-up to the cult 2015 short Kung Fury — the cheesy and comically OTT homage to ’80s martial arts and police action films that became a crowdfunded sensation, premiered in Cannes and amassed in excess of 40 million views on YouTube — has landed a major investor and an official production start date.

Creasun Entertainment USA, the recently launched L.A.-based financing and production arm of Minglu Ma’s Asian VFX powerhouse Creasun Media and run by Ma and George Acogny, has taken a majority stake in the film and come aboard as co-producer. Creasun joins Argent Pictures, the production and financing outfit run by Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo, who is co-financing and co-producing the project.

The brainchild of Swedish filmmaker Sandberg, who returns as director and the time-traveling, Nazi-bashing hero, Kung Fury 2 is now set to go into production July 29 in Bulgaria and Germany, with Oscar-winning British VFX giant Double Negative producing the special effects together with Ma.

Co-written by Sandberg and Tyler Burton Smith, the action is set in 1985, the best year ever. Miami is kept safe under the watchful eye of Kung Fury, the greatest damn cop of all time. His Thundercops are the ultimate police force assembled from across history to defeat the villainous Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. But after the tragic death of one of their members causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer’s quest to attain the ultimate weapon. Kung Fury must travel through space and time to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy and defeat evil once and for all.

Kung Fury 2 is the very exciting vision of David Sandberg, and it contains all the elements of a magical and fun ride for all ages,” said Acogny. “We are thrilled to be part of this great project and can’t wait to share it with the whole world, where it will no doubt create excitement across the globe!”

// April 17, 2019

Here’s an update on Michael’s production company, DMC Films!

THE WRAP – Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan’s production company DMC has signed a first-look production deal with Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures (NRP).

Producers Daniel Emmerson and Theo Barrowclough are joining the new partnership with NRP.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Michael, Conor and DMC Film,” Oliver and NRP vice president of production and acquisition, Angus Sutherland, said in a statement. “At NRP we strive to align ourselves with partners who are looking to broaden their influence on the industry in innovative ways. DMC Film embodies this fully and continues to produce dynamic and compelling projects for audiences across the globe. We look forward to this next chapter together.”

Fassbender added, “At DMC, we work on ambitious and authored projects with bold and original filmmakers. It’s so exciting to have found the ideal US partners in Brian, Angus and their formidable team at New Republic. We believe this new partnership will allow us to develop our ethos together and help our projects reach a truly global audience.”



// September 29, 2018

Fox has done some shake-ups with their schedule, and the new X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix, was moved to a June 07, 2019 release date. It’s original opening date of February 14th went to Alita: Battle Angel.

DEADLINE – Also, the next X-Men Dark Phoenix won’t open on Feb. 14 anymore, rather next summer in the June 7 slot. The trailer launched this week earning close to 8M YouTube views on Fox’s channel. Summer is not only a better date, but again, it gives the film a better shot to have a bigger opening in China. Why? The trailer clocked 44 million views in first 24 hrs of release online this week out of China.   Also, premium screens previously reserved for Gambit will be in play and provide an even bigger upside for the film. Dark Phoenix will be up against Illumination/Uni’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Lionsgate’s comedy Flarsky on that date.

// March 28, 2018

20th Century Fox has shuffled some of their titles for this year and 2019. X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been pushed back to February 14, 2019 due to significant reshoots needed.

DEADLINE – 20th Century Fox is doing some major shuffling of some titles for this year and 2019. The release date for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which has been going through some speed bumps with its directors, has been pushed up from December 25 to November 2 — the original release date for the X-Men sequel Dark Phoenix. Fans of the comic book franchise will have to sit tight as that one will now open on February 14, 2019.

Finally, fanboys and fangirls will also have to wait a little longer for Fox’s horror-driven adaptation of The New Mutants (whose characters exist in the X-Men comic books). Originally slated for a February 22, 2019 release date, the pic will now debut on August 2, 2019.