Dwayne Johnson Wants 'Wonder Woman' Director for Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:50:37 GMT

Dwayne Johnson Wants 'Wonder Woman' Director for Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'

Dwayne Johnson has stepped up his activity as a producer in the last couple of years. He serves as executive producer of his HBO dramatic series Ballers, for example, as well as other television shows, including CNN's Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, which just debuted. He's also dived full force into producing movies, such as Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, both due out later this year. Recently we also heard officially that he would star in and produce Jungle...

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News Briefs: Lea Thompson to Lead New 'Little Women'
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:50:35 GMT

News Briefs: Lea Thompson to Lead New 'Little Women'

Little Women: Lea Thompson (TV's Switched at Birth, above) will star in a new big-screen version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women. First published in 1868, the novel was most recently adapted in 1994. Thompson will portray family matriarch Marmee; her Switched at Birth costar Lucas Grabeel will play the supporting role of Laurie. Clare Niederpruem and Kristi Shimek wrote the script and Niederpruem will make her directorial debut. The movie is aiming for theatrical...

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It Turns Out Rian Johnson Won't Be Writing for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:50:34 GMT

It Turns Out Rian Johnson Won't Be Writing for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

 

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Kevin Hart to Star in a Remake of 'The Great Outdoors'
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:50:33 GMT

Kevin Hart to Star in a Remake of 'The Great Outdoors'

The Great Outdoors is one of those movies that's fine for remaking. Although it likely has fans, especially those loyal to its stars Dan Aykroyd and John Candy and screenwriter John Hughes, for the most part it's a forgotten comedy that's almost 30 years old and hasn't aged into classic status. There's no use in complaining, then, that there is in fact a remake in the works. Deadline is reporting that Kevin Hart will star in the new version, which is being rewritten...

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Old Will Smith May Fight Young Will Smith in 'Gemini Man'
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:37:52 GMT

Old Will Smith May Fight Young Will Smith in 'Gemini Man'

Hollywood likes to encourage people to dream big. Sometimes, however, those dreams are a little too big. Or, rather, they're a little too technologically complex. That's the realization that hit James Cameron when he first tried to make Avatar back in 1996 only to hit a technological roadblock that would take over a decade to overcome. A similar fate befell Gemini Man, a script Goosebumps screenwriter Darren Lemke wrote for Disney way back in 1997. Lemke's original idea was about...

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Watch the Full 'Cars 3' Trailer and Check Out the Buzz on the Pixar Sequel
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:35:46 GMT

Watch the Full 'Cars 3' Trailer and Check Out the Buzz on the Pixar Sequel

Cars and Cars 2 are Pixar's least acclaimed movies, and they're also among their lowest in terms of box office gross. But they apparently do very well in merchandising, so the studio folks want to keep them going. The good thing for us is they're also still trying to make them good enough to meet critics' favor and also do well in theatrical release. That's why the Cars 3 marketing has been interesting to watch.  Disney debuted the first full...

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David Fincher Inches Closer to Directing 'World War Z' Sequel
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:32:42 GMT

David Fincher Inches Closer to Directing 'World War Z' Sequel

 

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News Briefs: Ewan McGregor Eyed for Disney's 'Christopher Robin'
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:33:20 GMT

News Briefs: Ewan McGregor Eyed for Disney's 'Christopher Robin'

Christopher Robin: Ewan McGregor (American Pastoral, above) is in talks to star in Disney's Christopher Robin. The live-action movie tells the story of the boy from Winnie the Pooh, now grown up and with a family and troubles of his own. Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) has been hired to write a new version of the screenplay. Marc Forster (World War Z) is set to direct. [THR]   Narnia: The Silver Chair: Last year we heard that the next installment of The Chronicles of...

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Be Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen from a Comic Book Movie
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Be Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen from a Comic Book Movie

With 15 films under his belt, Marvel Studios president and, arguably, Marvel’s most successful superhero, Kevin Feige, still sounds just as excited about the future as he does about what his team has accomplished thus far. “As we’re approaching our 10th anniversary, I think we still have a long way to go in terms of places to explore and characters to get to know,” Feige teased in an extensive conversation with Fandango ahead of the May 5 release of Guardians of the...

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