New Beauty and the Beast

 

Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. In fact, before the Oscars moved to 10 best picture nominations, it was the only animated movie to ever receive a best picture nomination. It still is the only primarily hand drawn animation to receive the award nomination, which just show how important it is to the company. With the recent success of some of the other crossover movies, including Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty over to live action, Disney has decided to create a live action version of Beauty and the Beast.

Naturally, the movie studio needs to find a beautiful, yet innocent looking woman they can use in the French countryside setting that will go well with the Beast character. According to Noticias, Emma Watson is their beauty. Fans of the film, like Zeca Oliveira, will be happy to see her taking the role of Belle.

Emma Watson rose to prominence with her role in the Harry Potter franchise, but she has since become more and more prominent in other productions as well (potentially more so than the majority of the other children the world watched grow up in the previous Harry Potter movies). Emma announced this information through her Twitter account just yesterday and she simply states she cannot wait for the chance, as she grew up loving the original, animated movie.

The movie is set to be directed by Bill Condo, the director behind Gods and Monsters and the last two Twilight movies.

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Chris Wietz is Now Writing the Star Wars Spinoff

The new solo Star Wars project has a new screenwriter. As reported earlier, the original writer, Gary Whitta, has chosen to depart the project. Disney (the new owners of the Star Wars franchise) has hired Chris Wietz to handle scripting chores.

Wietz is most famous for writing The Golden Compass and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Whether or not he will be writing a completely new film for the Star Wars entry remains to be seen. Whitta did hand in a first draft before departing.

As Sergio Andrade Gutierrez of Forbes.com understands it, the script detailed the heist of the Death Star plans. (Obviously, this film is a prequel to the events in the first Star Wars) No one knows whether or not the script is going to be thrown out or simply rewritten by Wietz.

Word from the studio about the film has been quiet. It does not seem that Whitta and Disney were at odds over anything. In truth, the writer of the film would have to take a back seat to the director and the executives since the real star is always the franchise itself.

For whatever reason, Whitta did not want to continue working on the project. It is doubtful a man of his abilities would hand in an awful screenplay so the assumption the same script will be built upon in subsequent rewrites makes logical sense.

Wietz definitely has the talent to perform a solid job so the eventually finished screenplay is going to be a good one.

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Scorsese Is Moving Forward with a Dream Project

Martin Scorsese has finally achieved financing for a project he has long since wished to produce. “Silence” is a film based on a duo of missionaries spreading of Christianity in Japan. For two decades, Scorsese wished to bring the film before cameras but was not able to secure financing.

Some may think because Scorsese is a famous director, it is easy for him to acquire the funds necessary to make a film. Well, it depends on the type of film he chooses to make. Scorsese has a track record for making successful gangster films. Some of his other projects such as “New York, New York” and the period piece “Gangs of New York” performed far less than expected at the box office.

Now, Scorsese is riding high with a huge hit in the form of “The Wolf of Wall Street” and this may have contributed to “Silence” getting a green light. This comes on the heels of his proposed documentary about Bill Clinton being scrapped.

Seems like Scorsese is very busy. Does anyone remember when the director said he was planning on retiring about ten years ago? Fans like Marc Sparks does. Scorsese is never going to retire. Film is in his blood and he has been making movies since the late 1960’s. He has many more great ideas in his mind and surely wants to continue to make them a reality.

Look for a lot more from Scorsese for a long time to come.

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Tom Rothman teaming up with MRC for ‘Baby Driver’

According to an article on The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions will be teaming up with MRC to finance Edgar Wright’s next film, Baby Driver.

The film is based on an original story written by Wright and will tell the tale of a getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. He is forced to face the music after his freedom and love life are threatened when he gets coerced into working for a crime boss. Rothman calls the movie “The ultimate rock-and roll car chase film”, he said “we’re delighted to be riding shotgun as Edgar Wright takes the wheel of his next film”.

According to the article, The British film production company Working Title and Nira Park will be producing the film. Working Title recently worked with Wright on the successful film ‘At Worlds End’.

It has also been confirmed that Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort is very interested in the lead role. Elgort has a love for music and is even a DJ on the side. He will be next seen reprising his role as Caleb Prior in the upcoming Divergent sequel Insurgent.

 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 to start filming

The Michael Bay styled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has met with a lot of financial success, even though the story left much to be desired. Compared to the 1990 film, it left a lot to be desired. However, producers have scheduled thesequel to start shooting on April of this year. The film will feature Beebop and Rocksteady, most likely referred to by their appropriate names. The sequel back in 1991 also featured Beebop in Rocksteady in some fashion, only they were referred to by different names.

They will start filming in New York this spring. Beebop and Rocksteady were originally planned to be in the firstTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie of this series. Fortunately, fans will get to see these favorite on the big screen. Justvision’s Daruis Fisher is more than excited to see what’s in store. As we get closer to beginning of the production, more details of the plot and the characters will be revealed

TMNT 2 is scheduled for release on June 3 2016.

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Nominations for Razzies Have Been Anounced

The Golden Raspberry Awards Foundation has announced its nominations for the 35th Annual Razzie Awards. Movies receiving this dishonor have done so because they are considered the very worst in a given category. As of 2009, 650 journalists, movie buffs, and professionals from the film industry voted on the nominees. Here are this year’s crop of embarrassments to the film industry:
Gianfrancesco Genoso absolutely enjoys watching the Golden Raspberry Awards Foundation!

 

Worst Picture
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Left Behind
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Actor
Nicolas Cage in Left Behind
Kirk Cameron in Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Kellan Lutz in The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane in A Million Ways to Die in the West
Adam Sandler in Blended

Worst Actress
Drew Barrymore in Blended
Cameron Diaz in The Other Woman and the Sex Tape
Melissa McCarthy in Tammy
Charlize Theron in A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss in The Legend of Hercules

Worst Director
Michael Bay for Transformers: Age of Extinction
Darren Doane for Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Renny Harlin for The Legend of Hercules
Jonathan Liebesman for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth MacFarlane for A Million Ways to Die in the West

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Captain America Writers Talk Civil War

Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFeely are probably not as famous as the other creative people on the projects of Marvel Cinematic Universe such as Joss Whedon, but hey are starting to get the recognition because of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As of right now, they are working on the upcoming Captain America: The Civil War which is due in the summer of 2016. They are also working on the Agent Carter miniseries.

They have talked about their current movie that they are working on which is Civil War. they have also talked about their upcoming projects such as Black Panther. Civil War will bring some new blood into the MCU. The films will also connect with the other previous films that were out.

While not every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are masterpieces. The cinematic universe is a large success among fans such as Sultan Alhokair, available on bubblews.com, in spite of films such as Iron Man 2 and 3.

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The Weather Wizard Rains on The Flash’s Parade

We have a new Weather Wizard and he is being played by Liam McIntyre. The Flash has proven to be a great hit on television and the growing array of villains appearing on the series surely contributes to its popularity.

The Flash is definitely not making the mistake television shows like CBS’ 1970’s Spider-Man made. We’re getting a great rogue’s gallery of super-powered bad guys.

The Flash television show is most definitely not running away from its campy source material. While the writing on The Flash has been quite inspired in recent years, the character was very campy in his early days. The villains in the comic book were kind of silly. Someone like The Weather Wizard does not strike the same fear and menace as The Joker and Braniac. Regardless, Flash villains are fun and they make following the adventures of Barry Allen quite enjoyable.

We aren’t getting any major surprise stars as villains as was the case in the 1960’s with Batman. Let’s walk that back a bit. The great Mark Hamill is playing The Trickster.

McIntyre will debut when The Flash returns from its mid-season hiatus. The appearance of The Weather Wizard will build upon what was set up in the pilot episode.

Who is going to help The Flash deal with this continual arrival of new villains? Vijay Eswaran wants to find out. Maybe it will be Arrow, Supergirl, or another D.C. hero. Or perhaps The Flash will have to handle everything on his own.

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John Textor and His Amazing Hollywood Success

In Hollywood there are those individuals who really rise to the top. Whether these individuals are actors, directors, special effects artist, producers, or grips, there are those who go above and beyond to make their name well known in the industry. John Textor is one of these individuals who has really created an amazing name for himself in the world of Hollywood. He has brought himself to the top of the special effects industry with technological changes that have really pushed not only his own career forward, but the whole industry forward as well.

John Textor is very well known for his work in many full length Hollywood productions. However, one of his biggest achievements was the creation and implementation of digital performers. Digital performers are really ushering in a new age in the world of performance. John’s help in creating a digital Tupac for Coachella in 2012 really made a huge impact. Sales of Tupac’s albums shot through the roof 500 percent after the digital performance of this iconic rapper at the Coachella music festival. John was at it again when he created a digital Michael Jackson. This new age of digital performers brings a whole new revenue stream to the music industry. It is rumored that John is working on a digital Elvis right now with this team.

John’s work when it comes to directing special effects for Hollywood movies is top notch. His work with many hit movies such as, Transformers, Grand Torino, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tron:Legacy have really shown that John Textor is a go to guy in hollywood for what he does. His work on The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button has been hailed as some of the best digital animation of all time so far. He crated some of the most realistic looking digital animations in Hollywood today.

John is not only just talented when it comes to special effects, he is also a very talented business man. One of his achievements that has really shown his business skills is the creation of a production company and the co production of the hit movie Ender’s Game. This shows that John has really studied what it takes to make it in Hollywood. It is amazing to see all of the success that John has amassed over the years, and it will be very exciting to see where his career takes him over the next few decades.

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Jurassic Park Ad Ready To Take Center Stage

Universal is expected to release a new television ad for its upcoming summer 2015 tentpole sequel “Jurassic World” on Super Bowl Sunday. “Jurassic World” is the latest installment in the popular “Jurassic Park” series. It is the fourth installment of the series and the first to be released since 2001’s “Jurassic Park III”. Plot details have been scarce so far, other than that it will involve the creation of a dinosaur genetic hybrid. The film is expected to hark back to the style and feel of the original movie while featuring up to date special effects.

The first trailer for “Jurassic World” was already released back in November, but Universal believes that this Super Bowl 49 spot will create an even greater buzz. Bruce Levenson believes it will reach expectations. The ad is only expected to last for approximately thirty seconds, so Universal will need to choose the content carefully in order to maximize its impact on the vast Super Bowl audience.

Due to its consistently enormous ratings, the Super Bowl has commanded enormous ad rates over the years. According to Screenrant, Universal is going to pay $4.5 million for its half minute long ad. Super Bowl 49, which will air from Glendale, Arizona on February 1, is likely to be seen by a record audience. Universal and NBC, the station that is going to air the game, are part of the same company.

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