It’s been a while since the last Theme Park Bits, and I have a lot of bits saved up to discuss, including the following:
- Universal Studios Hollywood launches a virtual tour of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
- FastPass+-style tests being conducted at Space Mountain in Disneyland.
- Watch a multi-angle perspective video of Fast & Furious: Supercharged.
- Captain America will be leaving Disneyland next week.
- Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land permit maps reveal Disney Hollywood Studios changes.
- Could Disney World’s Star Wars Land open in time for Christmas 2018?
- Marvel teases a new Haunted Mansion comic book series.
- Disney World’s Hollywood Studios will launch a Disney villain-only dinner event called Club Villain.
- New details on Animal Kingdom’s upcoming “Rivers of Light” show.
All that and more, in today’s Theme Park Bits. Hit the jump to board the ride.
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We’re just a couple months away from the end of 2015, which means it’s time for the marketing of the films of 2016 to begin, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft is starting small with some new images from the video game adaptation set for a summer release.
The new set of Warcraft movie photos show off glimpses of three primary characters: Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), Durotan (Toby Kebbel) and Orgrim Doomhammer (Robert Kazinsky). Check them out below! Read More »
Director Angelina Jolie‘s sophomore effort, Unbroken, was a notable hit. Maybe not at the Oscars or with most critics, but it performed well at the box office. Now she’s following up that audience-friendly biopic with a movie a little more experimental and less conventional. Watch the new By the Sea trailer after the jump.
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It’s been a couple days since Jurassic World hit Blu-Ray and DVD, and that’s all it took for one fan to compile all of the visual references the sequel/reboot makes to the original Jurassic Park.
Some of these we covered in our list of Jurassic World Easter eggs over the summer, but there’s a lot more visual evidence now that a hard copy of the movie can be used to show them. Check out all the Jurassic Park references in Jurassic World after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
This past July, the Austin, Texas-based Old Murder House Theatre transported Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws to the stage. Their production, a beat-for-beat recreation of the original film with only a few deliberate changes, was a thing of chaotic beauty. On sets made of cardboard, held together with duct tape and a prayer, the cast and crew created a show that was one part parody, one part homage, and one part, uh, something else altogether.
Now, footage from this bizarre and brilliant show has arrived online, giving those who weren’t in attendance a chance to catch the highlights. A YouTube video can’t quite capture the experience of seeing this thing live, but it’s better than not seeing any of it at all.
You can watch the Jaws: Live! footage below, but only if you like good things.
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In July 2015, we reported a rumor that Universal Studios Orlando was planning a new motion simulator ride to replace Twister which would take place in the mind of Jimmy Fallon on the set of The Tonight Show. Well, the report was mostly right. The new attraction will replace Twister…Ride It Out and will star Jimmy Fallon. Learn the details now after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
While The Visit stopped short of restoring M. Night Shyamalan to his Sixth Sense heyday, it was, at least, a step in the right direction for the once-hyped filmmaker. It earned him his strongest reviews in years, and (thanks to its $5 million budget) turned a tidy profit for studio Universal.
Whether he’ll keep that momentum going with his next film remains to be seen, but at least now we know when we’ll find out. Universal has just set a 2017 release date for his upcoming project with James McAvoy, now titled Split. More on the Shyamalan 2017 release date after the jump. Read More »
After Pitch Perfect 2 pulled in just over $285 million on a budget of just $29 million, the possibility of Pitch Perfect 3 became a certainty with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow on board the sequel. The follow-up was originally slated for a July release, but got pushed back a bit into the old release date once occupied by the delayed Pacific Rim 2. And now the film has a director.
Universal officially has Elizabeth Banks directing Pitch Perfect 3, after making her feature directing debut on Pitch Perfect 2, following a supporting role in the original film that she also produced. Read More »
Plenty of television shows have crossed over from the United Kingdom into the United States in the form of remakes, but early next year, one favorite 80s show from across the pond will be making its way to the big screen instead.
Dad’s Army is an adaptation of the comedy series of the same name from the 1960s and 1970s, following a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers as they prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II. But in the movie starring Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon and Catherine Zeta Jones, they’re on the lookout for a spy among their ranks, and a new Dad’s Army trailer shows they may not be the best equipped team for the job. Read More »