Here’s our February 16, 2021 edition of Spy Movie News with updates on spy movies and TV series, Black Widow , Mission: Impossible 7, No Time to Die, a Jinx script?, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, a Disney studio shuttered, The Gray Man, Jack Ryan and more! Let’s go!
SPY MOVIES TURNED INTO TV SERIESMovies get made into series and series get made into movies. This time, the industry is retreading two movies from the 1990s and 2000s into series.
TRUE LIES ON CBSThe spy movie True Lies has been given the first pilot order of 2021-2022 for CBS. This is the second attempt to get a pilot made of a tv show based on the movie. Fox made a pilot commitment in 2017. The movie was a fun spy movie with Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, Helen, finding out that her husband Harry, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger was an international spy. You can read more about it on Variety.com in this article.
Mr. & MRS. SMITHThe Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie movie about assassins hired to kill each was released in 2005. It has been announced that Mr. & Mrs. Smith will be brought out as a 2022 series by New Regency and Amazon Prime Video. This series will have two of the hottest names in the industry starring and executive producing the series. Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are both signed up in these roles. Mr. & Mrs. Smith was a fun movie, and with Donald and Phoebe involved, is likely to be a fun series too. You can read more about this in this article on Variety.com.
DISNEY IS STILL PLANNING TO RELEASE BLACK WIDOW THEATRICALLYIn our last Spy Movie News, we reported that the Marvel CEO, Herb Schribner hinted that Black Widow could possibly debut on Disney +. Well, Not so fast. According to an article on Variety.com, Disney CEO Bob Chapek in discussing Black Widow, says, “We are still intending it to be a theatrical release”. However, he did not say if they are still planning the scheduled May 7, 2021 release date. If it does release to theaters on May 7, it would be the first tentpole movie to release this year. “We’re going to be watching very carefully the reopening of theaters and consumer sentiment on going back to theaters,” he added.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7
Cinemablend Says This Is What They Know About Mission: Impossible 7According to this article on CinemaBlend.com, we know this about Mission: Impossible 7:
- The current release date is November 19, 2021. As we all know too well, due to the pandemic, any movie release dates could change.
- Mission: Impossible 8 will follow a year later with a targeted release date of November 4, 2022.
- Christopher McQuarrie is directing both M: I 7 & 8, although in 2018 he was quoted as saying he’d “rather have leprosy” than direct M: I 7. So that was either a negotiating strategy or maybe it was like Daniel Craig’s quote about doing another James Bond movie back in 2015 when he said “I’d rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again” as he was just tired when asked right after production wrapped.
- Of course, we know the cast - no surprise with most of the filming finished
- It will likely get a PG-13 rating like the earlier Mission: Impossible movies