Disney announced a fourth sequel for the popular and beloved "Toy Story" series. Recent news now indicates that the upcoming installment will have an entirely different treatment as compared to the past three films.
Pixar studio president Jim Morris rveealed the huge plot makeover which the computer-animated adventure film will tread on.
"It will be a love story," Morris told Disney Latino. "It will be a romantic comedy." more >>
The main cast of the live action adaptation of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" will be mainly English. Emma Watson, famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies, was cast early this year to play Belle in the movie. Just recently, Dan Stevens of TV's Downton Abbey, was cast to be the Beast, which Watson herself confirmed on Twitter. Luke Evans, who played Bard the Bowman in "The Hobbit," will play the villainous Gaston.
The decision to make a live action movie of one of Disney's well-loved animated movies was said to have come after "Maleficent" fared well in the box office in 2014. According to Screen Rant, Disney started discussions about this project and chose "Beauty and the Beast" because it is "one of the most well-regarded in the history of American animation, holding the distinction of being one of the only animated works to ever be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards."
It was Disney who also chose director Bill Condon to direct the film. Condon is known for his direction of "Twilight: Breaking Dawn," but this director also has considerable experience in directing musicals such as the Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls," which bodes well if Disney wants to include musical segments in the movie. Condon also made a name for himself directing "Gods & Monsters," the James Whale biopic in 1998. more >>
"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" is set to air on HBO March 29, and filmmaker Alex Gibney has opened up about how he managed to infiltrate the relatively secretive organization.
After reading the book by the same name, Gibney contacted journalist Lawrence Wright and together they decided to make the documentary. The film focuses on the organization's beginnings, founder L. Ron Hubbard, the celebrities who have made Scientology famous, and the stories of abuse from former members.
"I was like Larry, he wanted to find out what people got out of it," Gibney told Business Insider. "And from my previous films, I got very interested in noble cause corruption and how when people are convinced of the nobility of the belief system they can do the most appalling things." more >>
A tweet of what may possibly be He-Man's Battle Cat from the live-action reboot of "Masters of the Universe" has just been released on Twitter.
With scarce details emerging from the upcoming "Masters of the Universe" live action reboot after the commercial failure of the 1987 film with Dolph Lundgren as the titular He-Man, an image of the popular comic book's steed, Battle Cat has just been revealed on social media.
DeVon Franklin, Sony/Columbia Pictures' Senior VP of Production unveiled a sepia-toned photo of an armor-clad feline that could possibly be the studios' "Master of the Universe" concept art for Battle Cat. more >>
"Downtown Abbey" regular Dan Stevens has just been announced to play Beast opposite Emma Watson in the live action, "Beauty and the Beast," with "Dracula Untold" star Luke Evans joining the movie to play Gaston.
Dan Stevens, the actor who plays Matthew Crawley on the soon-to-be-discontinued PBS British period drama, "Downtown Abbey" has been fielded to play the cursed Beast alongside "Harry Potter" ingénue witch, Emma Watson as the female lead, Belle. Today, news emerged that "The Hobbit" actor Luke Evans will be joining the cast as the narcissistic antagonist Gaston.
Stevens, 32, confirmed the role on social media with a giant black and white "Beast Mode" meme on Twitter. more >>
Exactly 20 years after the release of science fiction film "Independence Day," its sequel will be released on June 20, 2016, called "Independence Day 2." This much has been confirmed by the film's director Roland Emmerich.
Will Smith, who played one of the lead characters in the first film, will not be joining the cast this time.
Emmerich told Screen Rant that Smith is "too expensive" and that they want "maybe half of the people that you know would know from the first film (in the script) and the other half who are new." more >>