Quick News: Thor, That, Chimera, Sparks, Oscars

Quick News: Thor, That, Chimera, Sparks, Oscars
Marvel

Thor: Love and Thunder
Marvel Studios has confirmed that the full trailer for Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” is set to arrive online Monday night during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, which begins at 7 p.m. 20:30 US-EST on ABC. [Source: Twitter]

That Christmas
“Ron’s Gone Wrong” studios Locksmith Animation and DNEG Animation merge into “That Christmas” based on a children’s book series by Richard Curtis, which explores what happens when Christmas traditions are reversed and chaos brings the family together. DreamWorks veteran Simon Otto directs after a script by Curtis and Peter Souter. [Source: Collider]

The Chimera
Neon has acquired the North American rights to Italian author Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera” starring Josh O’Connor, Isabella Rossellini, Carol Duarte, Alba Rohrwacher and Vincenzo Nemolato.

The film takes place in the 1980s in the secret world of tombaroli (tomb raiders) and tells the story of a young English archaeologist (O’Connor) caught in the illegal trade in ancient finds. Filming is underway in Tarquinia, Tuscany, central Italy and Switzerland. [Source: THR]

Nicholas Sparks
“The Notebook” and “A Walk to Remember” author Nicholas Sparks have entered into a first-look production deal with Universal Pictures to produce three feature films.

The films will be based on some of his latest novels, including “The Desire”, which deals with first love. That’s what Zack Hayden will produce. [Source: Collider]

Oscars
After allowing for a streaming qualification during the pandemic, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has now announced that films seeking to qualify for the Oscars will be re-released in theaters.

The six eligible U.S. metropolitan areas for a one-week release remain Los Angeles County, New York City, Bay Area, Chicago, Miami and Atlanta. 2023 The Oscar nominations will be unveiled on January 24, 2023 ahead of the March 12 ceremony. [Source: The Playlist]

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