Pitch Perfect leading lady Anna Kendrick has been situated to lead DreamWorks Animation’s musical adaptation of the Danish toy known as Troll dolls for over a year now. The project is simply called Trolls, and sees the Oscar nominee playing a relentlessly upbeat character named Princess Poppy.
Now Kendrick finally has some company on the animated adventure as recording star turned actor Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Runner Runner) has just signed on to voice a lead character. And since this is a musical, it’s likely safe to assume that he’ll be doing some singing as well. Read More »
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Normally voice casting for animated movies is done far in advance, mostly because sometimes the performance from each actor voicing the characters informs how the animators will bring the character to life. And because voice recording is done in advance, it’s a rarity to hear of someone being replaced with just under five months before the film’s release.
But that’s exactly what’s happening with Kung Fu Panda 3. Previously, Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson was slated to voice a character named Mei Mei, a ribbon-dancing panda who is romantically obsessed with Po. However, Almost Famous star Kate Hudson has now been hired to replace her on the film. Read More »
Just this week we learned that DreamWorks would not be renewing their deal with Disney when it expires in 2016. And in anticipation of the contract expiring, Steven Spielberg has been in talks with Universal to become the new home to the filmmaker’s production company.
Since this deal was revealed, there’s been a lot of chatter about Universal wanting to reboot Spielberg’s original blockbuster Jaws and the time traveling franchise that he produced, Back to the Future. But these assumptions are being blown out of proportion, and as of now, there’s no real indication that either the studio or Spielberg have any plans to touch those properties.
Find out what we won’t be seeing a Back to the Future or Jaws reboot anytime soon below! Read More »
Since 2009 Dreamworks has enjoyed a deal with Disney that sees Dreamworks films released and promoted through Disney’s machinery, but that could change soon. That Disney deal expires in 2016, and Steven Spielberg is reportedly in talks with Universal to house Dreamworks at that studio.
It’s a business deal that won’t come as a surprise to many, and which might not seem to mean much to people outside of the fact that the Ghost in the Shell film being assembled by Dreamworks could ultimately be released by Universal in the US, instead of Disney.
But there’s one sentence that sticks out in news of a possible Dreamworks Universal deal: “[Spielbeg] also is key on potential reboots of other Universal franchises such as Jaws and Back to the Future.” Those words inspire chills, and not good ones. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fantastic Four was an undeniable low point in Miles Teller‘s career, but he’s already brushing himself off and moving on with an intriguing new role. He’s in talks to star in Thank You For Your Service, a PTSD drama from American Sniper writer Jason Hall. Get details on the Miles Teller Thank You For Your Service casting after the jump. Read More »
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Steven Spielberg is still planning to adapt Ernie Cline‘s novel Ready Player One to film, and the project just got an official release date. Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures and DreamWorks just dated Ready Player One for a late 2017 release. Read More »
Before he passed away, Saturday Night Live veteran and Tommy Boy star Chris Farley was slated to be the voice of the ogre Shrek in the DreamWorks Animation film of the same name. In fact, he had completed about 95% of the dialogue for the movie and was still working on it one week before he died in December of 1997.
As we all know, Shrek went on to be voiced by Mike Myers and the film became a huge hit that spawned several big screen sequels. But many are still curious as to what Shrek would have been like with Farley on board, and thanks to a story reel that has surfaced online, you can find out. Hear what a Chris Farley Shrek would have sounded like below! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
American Sniper writer Jason Hall is returning to the big-screen battlefield. He’s set to make his directorial debut on Thank You For Your Service, a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) drama set up at DreamWorks. Hall has big shoes to fill — Steven Spielberg was originally looking to direct. More details about the Thank You For Your Service Jason Hall news after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
High off of the Indominus Rex-sized success of Jurassic World, Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg have set their sights on another Michael Crichton novel. Only this time, they’re going small — very, very small. Marshall and DreamWorks will produce an adaptation the late author’s Micro, about a bunch of people who get shrunken down.
Read all about the Michael Crichton Micro movie after the jump. Read More »