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…)
A new limited television series has just been announced by Amazon titled, “Toy Wars”, which follows the real-life battle between American toy giants Hasbro and Mattel in the 1980’s and 1990’s. If you’ve been living under a rock here’s a quick history lesson: Hasbro is the company behind toy franchises like GI Joe, Transformers, and My Little Pony, while Mattel produces Fisher-Price, Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, Masters of the Universe, American Girl dolls and so much more. So how does Amazon plan to bring this battle to the small-screen. Find out more after the jump.
Like the “average” summer movie fare, Pixels has good stuff and bad stuff. Like most films that want to be profitable and seen as a “hit” in the eyes of the public, the question must that must be asked is “does the good stuff outweigh the bad stuff?” If you’re an eager pre-teen movie-goer, a parent of an eager pre-teen movie-goer, or a thirtysomething who really digs some deep-reaching retro references, then Pixels is probably right up your alley. And if you don’t fall into one of those categories? Well, let’s just say that your princess might be in another castle.
The first full length Futurama movie based on the episode Anthology of Interest II from 2002 has its first trailer online!
Wait… who’s that? Sorry, I gotta take this call, I’ll only be a moment. What? I’m trying to do a post here man. Are you sure? You’re just messing with me aren’t you? Pinky swear? OK, I believe you.
I’m being told this isn’t a Futurama movie by Matt Groening, but an Adam Sandler movie called PIXELS. That’s what I get for not paying attention to the opening. I’m sure this was also an episode of The Simpsons, but I was too lazy to look it up. So there’s a new trailer out for Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad. Wait… where’s David Spade and Chris Rock? I thought this was an Adam Sandler movie… (more…)
It all started with a fantastic short Pixels back in 2010 by film maker Patrick Jean. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve embedded that short for you below. From there it quickly moved into development over at Columbia pictures and Happy Madison Productions. That’s right Adam Sandler and company are bringing this Pixel short concept to the big screen. (more…)
What’s the latest water cooler talk about the casting of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four Reboot? Michael B. Jordan is attached as Johnny Storm (Fox exercised their option on Jordan after the success of Chronicle), but others are still testing for the remaining three leads. Who is it this time? (more…)
This must mean F-Troop: The Movie couldn’t get enough funding…
No one is surprised anymore when a “classic” TV series gets refurbished as a modern day film–or even a film franchise (Get Smart, Bewitched, Charlie’s Angels, Dark Shadows, The A-Team, etc.). The only thing that’s really noteworthy is that this practice continues regardless of the overall poor quality of such films, and the amount of money they lose for their studios.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is going ahead with a cinematic adaptation of Gilligan’s Island–possibly to capitalize on the popular show’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated next year. (more…)
Many of us hoped that it would go away quietly, fading into obscurity and never to be seen again – the proposed sequel to Twins, that is. Predictably titled Triplets, this half-brained idea was thrown on the project table earlier this year and now it looks like some schmuck is going ahead with it. They even have some writers involved in the form of Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon.
The duo will be working on a treatment, after which Dixon will take over to do the full script. Although Dixon has plenty of experience working with scriptwriters, this will be his first attempt at actually producing something for the big screen, so we’ll see how that one works out.
Triplets (in case you’ve been spared) will be bringing back Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito with the possibility of Eddie Murphy coming along as the third member of the group. They will no doubt find themselves in awkward situations and trying to tackle some overwhelming problem that requires the trio to work together despite their differences. And in the end, everything will work out for the best and they will all grow closer.
Unfortunately for them (and perhaps fortunate for us), there’s still no director and Ivan Reitman has expressed a desire to avoid this one like the plague until he sees some sort of proof that it’s not going to suck balls. So there’s a little hope that it gets flushed and we can be spared the aging trio as they attempt to recycle an aging premise.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.