Dumbo live-action remake

UPDATE 2/10/17: Deadline reports Smith has decided not to join Dumbo after all. Original story follows.

A couple of years ago, it was announced that Tim Burton was developing a live-action Dumbo for Walt Disney Pictures. We had not heard anything about the project since that announcement and assumed it had fallen into development heck, but it is apparently still chugging along like the Casey Junior Circus train. And who is circling the project to star? Will Smith.

Hit the jump to learn more about the project and find out more about Will Smith in Dumbo.

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castlevania netflix series

Yesterday Netflix announced Castlevania season 1, part 1 is coming out later this year. Adi Shankar (Dredd), comic book writer Warren Ellis (Planetary), and executive producer Fred Seibert (Adventure Time) are working on the animated series, which Shankar says has a “Game of Thrones vibe to it.” He also guarantees it’ll conclude “the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”

Below, read what else Shankar had to say about the Castlevania Netflix series.

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The LEGO Batman Movie Prank Call

This weekend brings The LEGO Batman Movie to theaters, and you can finally see if it’s worth all the hype that’s been tossed around. Personally, I found the movie to be a blast, but I will concede that it starts to lose steam towards the end, and it just might be a little too self-aware for its own good. Still, it’s a great time for children and adults alike.

If you’re not seeing The LEGO Batman Movie in theaters immediately, that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with the dulcet tones of Will Arnett‘s voice bringing the building block version of The Dark Knight to life. The folks at BBC Radio 1 had some fun in the studio with the Arrested Development star by having him call a toy store as LEGO Batman. But that’s not all, because each sentence he said had to begin with the next letter of the alphabet, starting with “A” and going all the way through “Z” at the end. Can he pull it off?

Check out the LEGO Batman Movie prank call after the jump. Read More »

Judge Dredd Still Image

UPDATE: Dredd executive producer Jason Kingsley has revealed that Adi Shankar has nothing to do with the series at this point. This quote feels like a polite way of kindly requesting that we all stop paying attention to him:

While we truly do appreciate Adi’s enthusiasm for Judge Dredd, he has no involvement with the franchise and any future cinematic or small screen outings. Claims of him pushing forward a sequel to DREDD are not true and we don’t want fans to get excited only to have their hopes dashed. 2000 AD and Rebellion continue to work hard to bring the future’s greatest lawman back to screens.

The original article follows below.

We recently learned that producer Adi Shankar has been working on an animated adaptation of the Castlevania video game series for Netflix with two seasons already written by comic book legend Warren Ellis. That is astonishing news. I didn’t know those words could all fit together in the same sentence and in that order. However, wherever there’s Shankar, there’s probably an update on Dredd 2, which everyone involved in the original film has been chatting about for five years now. The latest tidbit: this purely theoretical sequel could be animated.

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castlevania show

Castlevania season 1, part 1 is coming to Netflix this year. This week, Netflix made more than a few announcements about their upcoming programming, including this video game adaptation. The “dark” and “satirical” animated series hails from producer Adi Shankar (Dredd), comic book writer Warren Ellis (Planetary), and the executive producer of Adventure Time, Fred Seibert, who’s also the founder and CEO of Frederator Studios.

Below, learn more about Netflix’s Castlevania show.

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trollhunters

Netflix has announced that Guillermo Del Toro’s Trollhunters will be renewed for a second season, which will bring back the late and great Anton Yelchin as the titular Trollhunter Jim Lake Jr. You might be wondering how that’s possible, full details on Trollhunters season 2 after the jump.
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The Lego Ninjago Movie trailer

It took Warner Bros. a while to get out a follow-up to 2014’s The Lego Movie, but now we’re getting two of them in one year. This weekend marks the debut of The Lego Batman Movie, featuring the return of the tiny plastic minifig version of the Dark Knight. Then this fall we’re getting The Lego Ninjago Movie, centered around an entirely new cast of characters based on a distinct Lego toyline.

Dave Franco voices Lloyd, a young secret ninja who’s friends with a bunch of other young secret ninjas. When his dad, the evil lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux) poses a threat, Lloyd and his friends must take him down with the guidance of their mentor, Master Wu (Jackie Chan). Olivia Munn plays Lloyd’s mom Koko, and Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, and Zach Woods round out the core cast as Lloyd’s buddies. Click through to watch the first The Lego Ninjago Movie trailer. Read More »

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

This week brings The LEGO Batman Movie to theaters, but it’s not the only spin-off from The LEGO Movie we can look forward to before The LEGO Movie Sequel arrives in 2019 (which just got a new director). There’s also The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and our first look at the animated martial arts flick has just arrived.

The first LEGO Ninjago Movie photos have just arrived, showing off the team of teenage ninja heroes voiced by Dave Franco, Michael Pena, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani and Abbi Jacobson. We also get a first look at the villain voiced by Justin Theroux, and a new look at the master voiced by Jackie Chan. Check out The LEGO Ninjago Movie photos after the jump.

UPDATE: We have a LEGO Ninjago Movie trailer tease which you can also watch below.  Read More »

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Comparison

When the first full theatrical trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuted, one fan was quick to take the trailer and pair it with footage from Disney’s original animated tale from 1991. There were plenty of similarities to be noticed, with some shots in the live-action remake almost exactly the same as they were in the animated adaptation. Now another fan has done the same with the most recently released theatrical trailer, and now we finally start to see more of the differences between the new adaptation and the old.

Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer comparison after the jump. Read More »

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Shrek Honest Trailer

Last month, Screen Junkies decided to give their fans the power of voting for which Honest Trailers hit the web all through January. We’re well into February now, but we wanted to make sure that we highlighted the movie that fans wanted to see get skewered the most, and you might be surprised as to what came out on top.

Shrek was the movie that fans wanted Screen Junkies to give the Honest Trailers treatment to the most, and they definitely come through with flying colors by delivering an amusing parody of Smash Mouth’s hit song “All Star” from the film’s soundtrack. It’s not quite as cool as Michael Bolton showing up in the Honest Trailer for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but it’ll do for now.

Watch the Shrek Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »