I've separated the movies from the TV and Online series. This should make it much easier to search for a specific movie that's under development.

My distinction between "Under Development" and the year by year pages (which I had previously labeled "Upcoming") is whether a release date has been assigned. When I first hear about a project (maybe when a work has been optioned) I'll log it here, along with any names associated with the project and maybe a reference to the original material. Once the project has been developed to a point where a release date has been assigned, I'll move it to the appropriate Movie [Year] page.

Although they may be ephemeral, the idea that these movies may happen is pretty exciting, and I'm happy to follow along as the ideas either evaporate or congeal.


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ALIEN 5

Under development by 20th Century Fox

Neil Blomkamp directing

Not to be confused with Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel, now titled Alien: Covenant (release date October 6, 2017)

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Movie under development by Fox

From the manga series Battle Angel Alita (called Gunnm in Japan)

Avatar 3

Under development by 20th Century Fox

Avatar 4

Under development by 20th Century Fox

 

BLOODSHOT

Movie under development by Sony

Based on the Valiant Comic series

BLOODSHOT 2

Movie under development by Sony

Sony announced two movies base on the Valiant character

 

The Boys

Under development for Cinemax

From the comic series by Garth Ennis

 

 

The Bride of Frankenstein

Under development by Universal as part of their Shared Monster Universe

Deadpool Sequel (untitled)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds

Under development by Fox

 

Descender

Under development by Sony

Based on an Image series by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

Dracula

Under development by Universal as part of their Shared Monster Universe

 

Dune

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Under development by Legendary Entertainment

From the novel by Frank Herbert

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Under development by Warner Brothers & Hasbro

 

GAMBIT

Starring: Channing Tatum

This movie was originally scheduled for an October 6, 2016 release, but was delayed indefinitely

Under development for Fox

Gotham City Sirens

Director: David Ayer

Starring: Margot Robbie

Under development

Based on the comic series by DC Comics

 

Green Hornet

Under development by Paramount Pictures

A re-imagining of the character as a gritty, updated version

 

HARBINGER

Movie under development by Sony

Based on the Valiant series

HARBINGER 2

Movie under development by Sony

Sony announced two movies based on the Valiant series

HARBINGER WARS

Movie under development by Sony

Harley Quinn Sequel

Under development by D.C and Warner Brothers

 

Hellboy

Remake is in the works

 

Independence Day 3

Under development by 20th Century Fox

Independence Day 4

Under development by 20th Century Fox

 

The Invisible Man

Under development by Universal as part of their Shared Monster Universe

Irredeemable

Movie under development by Fox

Based on the comic by Mark Waid

 

Knight Rider (Reboot)

Under development for the Machinima digital network

 

THE LEVIATHAN

Movies under development by Fox

Based on a short film

Teaser

Lobo

Under development by Warner Brothers

 

Lumberjanes

Director: Emily Carmichael

Under development by 20th Century Fox

From the comic book

 

The Lunch Witch

Director: Clay Kaytis

Starring: Kate McKinnon

Under development by Amblin Partners

Based on the graphic novel by Deb Lucke

 

Mortal Engines

Under development by Peter Jackson

Based on the book series by Philip Reeve

 

The Prisoner

Remake of the 60's TV series

Ridley Scott to direct

 

Rampage

Starring: Dwayne Johnson

Loosely based on the 1980's video game

 

Rob Liefeld's Extreme Universe

Under development by Fundamental Films

Several films are being developed using characters from the comic series

SCOTT MCCLOUD'S THE SCULPTOR

Under development by Sony

 

THE SINISTER SIX

Originally scheduled for November of 2016, the status of this movie is unclear since the Spider-Man character is being relaunched.

Spawn

Under development by Todd McFarlane

 

Suicide Squad Sequel Untitled

Under development

Transformers 8

Under development by Paramount and Hasbro, as announced by Stephen Davis, executive VP at Hasbro, regarding plans for the Transformers franchise (see also Transformers 5 planned for release in June of 2017) through 2025. There are rumors of an animated prequel, a Bumblebee featured film, and a Cybertron prequel.

Van Helsing

Under development by Universal as part of their Shared Monster Universe

The Wolf Man

Under development by Universal as part of their Shared Monster Universe

 

Tomb Raider Reboot

Director: Roar Uthaug

Starring: Alicia Vikander

Under development for MGM and GK Films

 

Z

Under development by Lantica Media and Sobini Films

Directed by Jonas Cuaron

Based on Zorro but taking place in the near future