Best Stories of the Week

We’re always thankful when it’s Friday. Not only is it the beginning of the weekend, but that’s when new movies are in theaters everywhere. And now Friday will also be when you can catch up on all the important stories from the week before. Starting with this post, every Friday, we’ll recap some of the best stories of the week, from the biggest trailers to the most buzzed about movie news to our own features and editorials.

This week was chock full of big stories, from a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak to a sneak peek at the return of The Muppets to television. We also had a glowing review of Mad Max: Fury Road (in theaters now), news of a new project at Fox expanding the X-Men universe and much more. Check out all the best stories of the week after the jump!

Warner Bros. has commissioned another big screen adaptation of The Fugitive, the classic TV series which was already turned into a fairly iconic crime thriller starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. In fact, there’s even a chance that Ford and Jones could return in some capacity. Get more details, including who’s writing the script, right here.

Check out the trailer for the truly unique drama The Tribe, which our own Russ Fischer says still haunts him.

Our own Peter Sciretta went to the grand opening of the new Springfield attraction at Universal Studios, recreating iconic locations, characters and treats from The Simpsons. Check out a whole slew of photos right here.

The Simpsons - Moe's Tavern

And in case you didn’t know, before Peter Sciretta created /Film and went vagabonding around the hometown of The Simpsons, he was an aspiring filmmaker, just like many of you. He recounts the whole process of making his first movie in this very personal feature from this past week, and you can also watch the film’s trailer. If you have any interest in filmmaking, it’s a must-read.

Continuing Hollywood’s obsession with remakes, we learned that Sony Pictures is developing a remake of the 90s cult classic The Craft. It looks like the 90s are becoming the new 80s and studios begin plucking properties that are rope for remakes and reboots. Find out who’s directing the remake of The Craft right here.

Join the rest of the internet in being perplexed, mystified and blinded by the colorful and crazy trailer for Jem and the Holograms, the adaptation of the animated series from the 80s, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu at the helm. Check out the film’s poster right here, and see more images from this insane flick over here.

Join the discussion about whether it’s fair to be apprehensive about a movie based on the studio’s apparent lack of faith in a movie. This all started when it was noted that press screenings of Cameron Crowe‘s latest movie Aloha are only happening a few days before the film hits theaters, and reviews are embargoed until the day before it arrives. Learn more about the studio’s release strategy process and chime in with your thoughts right here.

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