Beginning with Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland, Disney’s series of live action remakes of classic movies offers a contemporary take on the films that have inspired generation after generation. The new movies reimagine the original stories not only in the real world but also with a more modern and, at times, mature outlook on life. The latest addition to the series, Beauty and the Beast is no different. Emma Watson’s Belle has far more agency than her 2D counterpart, now an inventor instead of her father as well as an avid reader, and the Beast is just as interested in literature as she is, lending their relationship a more convincing depth. (more…)
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the animated Beauty and the Beast, and while my heart can’t take the amount of joy at all the great set photos and trailers, Disney’s taking this opportunity to remind fans of what’s in store for the live-action Beauty and the Beast coming next year. The studio has just released a sneak peek at the new film, featuring stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and director Bill Condon. Check it out!
Hot on the heels of the opening weekend box office success of Maleficent, Disney is set to take another beloved fairy tale to the big screen. This time Disney will produce a live action version of Beauty and the Beast. (more…)
Rarely has such an extreme case of schadenfreude been enjoyed by fans as when Kristen Stewart got caught in a – ahem – compromising situation with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Her studio mandated or genuine (depending on your point of view) boyfriend Robert Pattinson broke up with her afterward, and now the notoriously awkward and shy Stewart has to deal with a level of media scrutiny that is easily double the intensity of the level she hated before her – ahem – indiscretion.
Well, Stewart still has a friend in Twilight: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon. Condon says that despite what’s happened, his Twilight actors are all good people, and he doesn’t want all the tabloid drama to detract from the future awesomeness of Breaking Dawn Part 2. In an interview, Condon, said:
“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
Naturally, as a nerd site, we can make no such promise. Although we do pledge to remand our disrespect of Stewart, Pattinson and the rest strictly to their acting in the Twilight movies. Whose pants they get into in their off hours is strictly their business.
There’s no doubt about it, the Twilight series has been HUGE for young tweens and twi-moms everywhere and San Diego Comic-Con has been dominated for years by them. With two more movies on their way the devotion to glittering vampires and shirtless werewolves has made Stephenie Meyer a very rich woman. This year is no different as fans of the series are patiently waiting in line for Thursday’s Comic-Con panel, that’s right Thursday!
At 11:15 a.m. on July 21, Summit will be offering a sneak peek for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, bringing along exclusive footage, director Bill Condon and many of the film’s stars. Fans of the franchise want to make sure they get the best seats in the house. With the panel being held in the now infamous Hall H if you don’t like Twilight, watch your neck. One wrong joke and it’s forty Twilight fans trying to rip you two new ones.
Only Twi-hards would wait in line two days before the actual con just to nerd out for Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. (I’ll never tire of those Twi puns).
I hate Twilight. But I am a journalist…Or something like one, so I report on things even I am not a fan of, this being Bill Condon’s Facebook letter to the people regarding Breaking Dawn. Oscar-winner Bill Condon is directing Breaking Dawn, thankgod, the end game to The Twilight Saga, which may be one film or may yet be split into two, god be damned.
His words are straightforward and don’t go into any Nerd depth on what’s planned for the film, but he does have one line that gives the inkling we may have terrible 2’s.. Split into two films:
“I’ve been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit – who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.”
Taking the Hobbit que, they are MILKING this series like lactating set of double D’s on a pregnant woman with a nipple fetish, AND I don’t believe with it’s psychotic following and all the money involved that Stephanie Meyer will NOT make another Twilight book. I already think I heard she was going to, but unless no, my hypothesis is that it won’t be long. Look at JK Rowling? She’s already saying that there will be another Potter book after she swore Hallows was the last, the limelight goes onto another (like Meyers) and the other’s get jealous...Check out the Letter to the fans by Bill Condon After the Spike