Alan Root, wildlife filmmaker, dies at 80

Alan Root, wildlife filmmaker and famed for his innovative shots of animals made his home in Kenya

Director Ron Howard, the star in Star Wars spin-off Han Solo movie

Ron Howard will direct the untitled Han Solo spinoff movie for Lucasfilm and Disney – who own the Star Wars films – after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the production midstream. Howard’s directorship was announced on 22 June 2017, swiftly after the previous directors left. “At Lucasfilm … we’re thrilled to announce that…