With respect to movies in production, based on historical experience, some of these will ultimately be completed, and others may never get off the ground. They are listed in reverse chronological order, based on latest announcements.
Two good sites for news on upcoming films are ComingSoon.net and Metacritic.com. A good site for upcoming DVDs is DVDReleaseDates.com. Also the Political Film Society sometimes identifies films of interest.
Awaiting DVD Release
No Safe Spaces is a forthcoming documentary on the subject of political correctness and free speech bans on university campuses. Per the Hollywood Reporter, “Comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla and radio host Dennis Prager have been filming their movie about political correctness at universities for several months. Now they have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the documentary.”
5-3-17 | First They Killed My Father
IndieWire reports that Angelina Jolie is working on a film about the devastating Cambodian democide carried out by the Khmer Rouge (“Red Khmers,” followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia), led by Pol Pot, who dreamed of remaking Cambodia into an agrarian socialist paradise. In the process of “remaking” Cambodia, Pol Pot deliberately massacred nearly a third of the Cambodian population. The film will be based on the book by the same name and will be carried by Netflix.
4-13-17 | King of the Jungle
According to an article in International Business Times, John McAfee, who contended for the LP Presidential nomination in 2016 (Gary Johnson won that spot), and who is best known for the cyber-security software sold under his name, will be the subject of a new film titled King of the Jungle. McAfee will be played Johnny Depp.
1-29-17 | Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
Joshua Wong has been described as a Frank Capra character, right out of It’s a Wonderful Life or Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, for his unfailing faith that right will ultimately overcome might. Fittingly, he just got his own film. Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, a documentary about the Hong Kong democracy activist, has been acquired for distribution by Netflix, which will make it available for streaming to its 93 million subscribers worldwide.
1-2-17 | Bad Boys of Brexit
Brexit took the UK, and for that matter the entire world, by surprise. The political back story behind its success is now being considered for a major motion picture. The series of events behind Brexit’s success was told in the book The Bad Boys of Brexit: Tales of Mischief, Mayhem & Guerrilla Warfare in the EU Referendum Campaign. That book, which tracks the ups and downs of the campaign, is now being considered by Warner Brothers for the big screen. Per the Daily Telegraph, an agent for the book stated: “We have had some very serious Hollywood people in touch with us who are going to buy the rights to the book. They want to buy the option on it.”
11-30-16 | No Safe Spaces
Per the Hollywood Reporter: “‘College campuses are supposed to be where diversity of opinion is celebrated, not silenced,’ said Carolla, who will star with talk-show host Dennis Prager in a film called No Safe Spaces.” The documentary also has a homepage.
11-23-16 | Stranger in a Strange Land
According to Deadline, “Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions are developing Robert Heinlein’s popular 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land as a TV series for Syfy.” Stranger in a Strange Land is considered one of Heinlein’s more libertarian works, and won the Libertarian Futurist Society’s Prometheus Hall of Fame Award for libertarian fiction. On its initial release, the New York Times called it a “disastrous mishmash of science fiction, laborious humor, dreary social satire and cheap eroticism.” Fans disagreed, and bought the novel in such quantities as to make it the first science-fiction title to appear on The New York Times Book Review’s best-seller list.
11-4-16 | Starship Troopers
A Starship Troopers remake is in the works at Sony Pictures, reports The Hollywood Reporter. “The studio is not remaking the  film but is said to be going back to the original Heinlein novel for an all-new take. No personnel from the 1997 film are involved,” according to the article. Before Robert Heinlein wrote the libertarian classics The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land, he wrote Starship Troopers. The latter, being essentially about war, is at odds with Heinlein’s otherwise individualist reputation, but will likely be of interest to libertarian fans regardless.
10-16-16 | Dark Web
The Coen Brothers — who won the “Best Screenplay” Academy Awards for both No Country for Old Men and Fargo, — have agreed to write the screenplay for Dark Web, a movie about Ross Ulbricht and his online illegal drug marketplace “Silk Road.” The 29-year-old Ulbricht, a libertarian and follower of Ludwig Von Mises, believed bringing the drug trade online would make the world a better place by eliminating the violence associated with it. He was eventually captured and sentenced to life imprisonment. His case has become a cause celebre among libertarians.
3-18-16 | The Fountainhead
“I have been working on The Fountainhead,” Hollywood Director Zach Snyder confirmed. “I’ve always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something. Warner Bros. owns [Ayn Rand’s] script and I’ve just been working on that a little bit.”
1-28-16 | Operation Auschwitz
Never heard of Auschwitz hero Witold Pilecki? You soon will. A film about him is finally being made. “In September 1940, Pilecki proposed a daring plan that in hindsight appears nearly unimaginable: he would arrange to be arrested in the hope that the Nazis, instead of executing him, might send him to the Auschwitz camp where he could gather information and form a resistance group from the inside.” [h/t Leonard Read]
1-26-16 | Little House on the Prarie
Once referred to by the Boston Globe as “Little Libertarians on the Prairie,” the Laura Ingalls Wilder stories are now to be made into a film.
11-2-15 | Atlas Shrugged
Just announced in The New York Times: Albert S. Ruddy, whose credits include The Godfather, plans to make a six- to eight-hour TV version of Atlas Shrugged. He has been trying to get the rights for 40 years. “The main thing, Mr. Ruddy said, is to honor Ms. Rand’s insistence on making a film for the future. That means redrawing its capitalists and creators, who go on strike against creeping collectivism…’When you look at guys like Jeff Bezos, he’s not only doing Amazon, he wants to colonize Mars,’ Mr. Ruddy said. He spoke by telephone last week of his plan for a mini-series in which an Internet blackout led by Bezos-like figures might shut down cellphones, banks and almost everything else…”
11-2-15 | Incredibles 2
Brad Bird, whose work often has suggestions of Ayn Randian influence, is working on a sequel to The Incredibles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
News Stories Tracking
The Katie Couric anti-gun documentary, Under the Gun, is getting a bit more attention, this time in a lawsuit to the tune of $12 million in damages. Per People Magazine, the suit [on behalf of the Virginia Citizens Defense League] states that “the film contains false footage purporting to show members of the [VCDL] sitting silently, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Couric asked, ‘If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?’” According to the plaintiffs, their answers to Couric’s question were edited out and replaced with awkward silence, to make it appear that the plaintiffs were dumbfounded and unable to offer an answer. [Waiting for court decision on whether to let case proceed.]