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This week in movie news:

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.


New Coke

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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