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FD News: ‘House of Cards’ to resume; Pixar’s ‘Coco’ wins big; ‘Isle of Dogs’ makes history

The world premiere of Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film 'Isle of Dogs' is due open the 2018 Berlin Film Festival in February.

FD News: ‘House of Cards’ to resume; Pixar’s ‘Coco’ wins big; ‘Isle of Dogs’ makes history

House of Cards to resume shooting final season, sans Spacey

Netflix will resume production on the sixth and final season of House of Cards, without the disgraced thespian and former star of the show Kevin Spacey. The focus of the political thriller will be switching to that of Robin Wright’s character Claire Underwood, with the season expected to feature eight episodes.

It comes as the streaming platform, along with producer Media Rights Capital, suspended Kevin Spacey from the smash-hit series last month in the wake of mounting sexual assault allegations.

Welcome to the Land of the Dead; Pixar’s Coco leads Annie Awards

Currently reaping in the big bucks at the box office, Pixar’s Coco has scooped up the lion’s share of nominations at the Annie Awards. In total, the family-friendly pic has received more than 13 nominations, including a nod for Best Animated Feature. The animated flick, revolving around the Day of the Dead celebrations, has already become the highest-grossing film of all time in Mexico. The power of music is real, folks.

Isle of Dogs to open the 2018 Berlin Film Festival; Anderson makes history

The world premiere of Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film Isle of Dogs is due open the 2018 Berlin Film Festival in February. That’s quite an achievement – in fact, it’ll be the first animated movie to do so in Berlinale history. The flick, opening in the U.S. in March, follows a young boy as he teams up with a ragtag pack of dogs to find his lost pup in a garbage dump.

Channing Tatum mutants up for Fox’s Gambit, finally

Every man has a price to charge and a price to pay. Having been stuck in development hell for what seems like a bajillion years, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off Gambit is being primed to enter into production. The mutant flick, with Gore Verbinski (A Cure for Wellness) in the director’s chair, is expected to begin filming come March and will see Channing Tatum (Logan Lucky) take on the titular lead.

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Nathan Hardisty is a screenwriter student, Blade Runner obsessive, and all-round consumer of everything even vaguely not-mainstream. He likes to pretend he's not hipster. When he's not writing about himself in the third person, he's walking his dog or writing a story that goes nowhere.

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