SONIC THE HEDGEHOG DELAYED FOR DENTAL SURGERY: Fans freaked when the first trailer for Paramount’s live action / CGI hybrid of Sonic the Hedgehog dropped. The issue? “Creepy” and “nightmarish” teeth. In response, director Jeff Fowler said that the film’s debut will be moved from November 8 to February 14, 2020 to adjust the furry friend’s dental work.
HULU GREENLIGHTS NORTH AMERICAN LAKE MONSTERS: Hulu has picked up an eight-episode anthology, North American Lake Monsters, based on Nathan Ballingrud’s collected short stories. Mary Laws created the show and will write and produce. The pickup was announced shortly after Disney assumed full control of Hulu.
TAIKA WAITITI’S AKIRA TO LAND IN 2021: Warner Bros. has announced that it will drop Taika Waititi’s take on the famous cult manga Akira on May 21, 2021. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is producing. This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Waititi stepped down from directing Netflix’s Michael Jackson pet chimpanzee pic Bubbles.
TOM WILKINSON BOARDS BELGRAVIA: The Happy Prince star Tom Wilkinson has signed on to star in Belgravia, Carnival Films’ Julian Fellowes-penned British drama for ITV and Epix, Deadline reports. The Oscar-nominated actor will play Pelegrine, Earl of Borckenhurst. The six-episode series, set in the 19th century, will follow a depressive, conventional Pelegrine and Harriet Walter’s Countess of Brockenhurst as secrets threaten their identity.