We’re getting into a new age of Stephen King adaptations. The Stand and It are both being redone for the big screen, from directors Josh Boone and Cary Fukunaga — both very promising projects. And now Vincenzo Natali, who made films like Cube and Splice and is a director on Hannibal, is going to adapt In the Tall Grass, a “road movie” that turns into a nightmare, based on a story King co-authored with his son Joe Hill. Read More »
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After years of rumors, Universal Studios has finally confirmed and announced the upcoming Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride for Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Universal Orlando has released concept art of the new attraction alongside the first Skull Island: Reign of Kong trailer, teasing Kong’s return to Florida.
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Just after greenlighting a TV series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy novel The Magicians, this time SyFy is reaching into the classic library for a new project. Today the network announced they will reteam with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television for a Brave New World TV series, based on Aldous Huxley‘s 1932 dystopian sci-fi classic of the same name. Read More »
The enduring image from the television adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel It has been Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown. For all the failures of that mini-series, Curry’s Pennywise remains bizarre and frightening. He’s perhaps even more unsettling in still images than in motion, thanks in part to his Buster Poindexter-like approach to the character.
Now, the new version of It, a two-film affair to be directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of No Nation) will feature a very different vision of Pennywise. This time the clown will be played by Will Poulter, of The Maze Runner, We’re the Millers, and Son of Rambow. And evidently it was the Will Poulter Pennywise audition that swayed the director away from much older actors. Read More »
The summer movie season is finally here, and with it comes the usual glut of big-budget blockbusters. But if you’re in the mood for something a bit more offbeat, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is definitely one to look out for.
Inspired by the collection of prose poetry essays that gives the movie its title, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet turns those poems into distinct segments, each done up in a different, gorgeously unique animation style. All are knit together by a framing device involving an artist (Liam Neeson), his housekeeper (Salma Hayek), and her daughter (voiced by Quvenzhané Wallis).
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Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fifty Shades Darker doesn’t have a script or a director, but somehow it does have a teaser. And we’re not just talking about a glorified title card, either — it’s a peek at the notorious Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), apparently preparing for a very interesting evening. Watch the Fifty Shades Darker teaser after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
After You’re Next and The Guest, Adam Wingard has found his next creepy movie premise. He’s signed on to direct Death Note, a live-action feature based on the popular Japanese manga series. At the center of a story is a notebook that causes the death of anyone whose name is written in its pages. More on the Adam Wingard Death Note news after the jump. Read More »
Imagine if you will a story that might be set somewhere between Harry Potter and The Prestige — a wild tale of rival magicians set in an alternate version of early 1800s England, featuring the influence of faerie and real-world history alike. That’s one way to describe Susanna Clark’s epic novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and if that makes the novel seem like a daunting piece of work to adapt for television, it is.
BBC One will soon air a Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell series, created by Clark, Toby Haynes, and Peter Harness, with Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan in the two lead roles. If this first Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell trailer is anything to go by, the BBC may have come up with a corker of an adaptation. Check out the lively footage after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Fifty Shades sequel still needs a director, but it has a screenwriter and now it also has a release date. Fifty Shades Darker is officially set to open in two years, followed by Fifty Shades Freed the year after that. Hit the jump for more details on the Fifty Shades sequel release dates.
Update: The first teaser image from Fifty Shades Darker has dropped. Check it out after the jump.
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