Just one month after The Walt Disney Company's successful acquisition of 21st Century Fox, the House of Mouse is reportedly cleaning house.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox-turned-Disney projects News of the World and On the Come Up have been shipped off to Universal and Paramount, respectively. This follows the news that Disney axed the long-awaited adaptation of Archaia and BOOM! Studios' Mouse Guard.
Interestingly enough, some projects that were approved in late 2018-early 2019 by Fox Film President Emma Watts, who's since taken up shop at Disney, are still on the table. This includes Kingsman: The Great Game, Fear Street and West Side Story.
"We are now just only beginning to see how all this consolidation will change how movies get greenlit and made," a source from Fox said. "They are looking at everything."
This seems to fall in line with a report from February, which alluded to the Disney/Fox deal significantly reducing Fox's output, potentially from 12 to 14 a year to just four to five.
The first Fox film to be released since Disney's acquisition is the aptly titled J.R.R. Tolkien biopic Tolkien, which hits theaters May 10.