Walt Disney Co. announced this week that the beloved character from Star Wars, Han Solo, will be getting his own stand-alone film which will be directed by the "Lego Movie" film makers.
The currently untitled "Han Solo" film will be released on May 25, 2018, Reuters reported. It will follow the release of the upcoming Star Wars anthology film, "Star Wars: Rogue One," which is slated to hit the cinemas by 2016.
The premise of the movie basically treads on the origin story of the smuggler, made popular by actor Harrison Ford in the first Star Wars trilogy. Ford, meanwhile, will reprise the role in this year's "The Force Awakens." more >>
DeVon Franklin, the Seventh-day Adventist preacher and Hollywood executive, is defending his wife, actress Meagan Good, against critics who've disapproved of her clothing choices throughout the years.
The couple appeared as speakers at the ESSENCE Festival empowerment panel on July 3 where they spoke about overcoming harsh criticism from the church. Good, 33, has not shied away from choosing clothing options with a plunging neckline or exposed skin and admitted to being upset with her critics from the church after receiving their negative feedback.
Hasbro and Lionsgate are working on a live-action adaptation of the ever popular board game "Monopoly." After a failed attempt to make a movie that was intended to be a "real estate market satire" to be directed by Ridley Scott, they are planning to make a family-adventure film. The project has found a writer. Oscar-nominated writer Andrew Niccol was recently announced as the one penning the script for this adaptation.
Niccol is known for his work in "The Truman Show," "Gattaca" and "Good Kill." He has not done any work in the family-adventure genre though. The adaptation is said to be patterned with other family-adventure films like "The Goonies," according to the report.
The report also mentioned the possibility of Niccol directing the film, but this has not been confirmed by Lionsgate. Even without a director and an official cast, Lionsgate and Hasbro have made it clear that will Niccol on board, the project is moving forward. more >>
NBC has announced that "A.D. The Bible Continues," a program based on the book of Acts from the husband-and-wife producers of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, has been canceled after its first season.
"The numbers were too soft for a renewal on NBC," reported Cynthia Littleton, managing editor at Variety, last Friday.
"But now that the 'A.D.' moniker is established with a devoted cadre of viewers, Burnett and Downey see it as a perfect tentpole for the launch of the OTT channel they have been working on since partnering with MGM to form United Artists Media Group last fall." more >>
Less than a year after Netflix announced it would be adapting a second "A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket," it released its first teaser over the weekend.
Villainous Count Olaf's shadow looms over the new teaser Netflix released Sunday to promote the TV adaptation of "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" it announced in November last year.
The TV series will be based on the series of children's novels which span 13 books and follow the adventures of the Baudelaire children when they are placed in the custody of their dubious relative Count Olaf after their parents are killed in a mysterious fire. more >>
Another movie about Apple's influential co-founder, Steve Jobs is bowing in theaters soon. Universal's "Steve Jobs" is opening in theaters on October 9, 2015 and the movie recently released its first trailer. Another co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, shared his thoughts about the trailer.
Wozniak is figured prominently in the film, and he is played by Seth Rogen. Michael Fassbender appears as Steve Jobs. His first comment was about how accurate the film portrayed him. The report said that he told Bloomberg that "he doesn't believe Seth Rogen's portrayal of him in the film is accurate," especially the part where his character accused Jobs of "hogging the spotlight."
He also said that the film did not show him and the way he speaks. more >>