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The writers of Zombieland are developing a film based on failed soft drink New Coke; Ron Howard and Tom Hanks begin shooting Inferno; new cast members join Zoolander 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2; Six Billion Dollar Man finds its screenwriter; a Twilight actor joins Suicide Squad; and new release dates for Shaun the Sheep, Ghost in the Shell and other movies.

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Screenwriters Paul Wenick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool, Zombieland) have optioned Thomas Oliver book "The Real Coke, The Real Story" for a film adaptation. The non-fiction work covers the introduction of failed soft drink New Coke, which Coca-Cola introduced in 1985 as a new and improved version of its classic formula.

Oliver - a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution at the time - covered the disappointing results that Coca-Cola saw with the switch. Wernick and Reese will write and produce the new film, which will be a period piece set in the 1980s (and include the perceived competition posed by rival Pepsi and their "Pepsi Challenge" campaign).

Source: Deadline

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