Briefly: “Described as a four quadrant, live-action family adventure movie in the vein of Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Lin is now attached to produce Toymageddon for 20th Century Fox. The story, set in a “toy factory run amok” is based on a pitch by Tariq Merhab at the company Anonymous Content. A screenwriter is now being hired and, based on that, Lin could be interested in directing down the road. [THR]
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Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
In the wrong hands, The Lego Movie could’ve been a lazy, forgettable kids’ film with no obvious purpose other than pushing more plastic bricks. But as directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, it’s looking like a very early contender for the year’s best animated film — funny, smart, energetic, and far more original than we have any reason to expect a film based on a toy would be.
With every new bit of marketing that rolls out, it’s looking more and more promising. Today, we have nine new clips from the film totaling about eight minutes of footage. Chris Pratt leads the voice cast as Emmet, an extraordinarily ordinary minifig who is accidentally drafted to lead a revolution against the evil President Business (Will Ferrell). Watch all the videos after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
If the first ninety or so 300: Rise of an Empire posters didn’t draw you in, maybe this one will change your mind. (It won’t.) Also after the jump:
- Open Road has another Nut Job planned for 2016
- Jennifer Aniston has just four scenes in Horrible Bosses 2
- Rosario Dawson is definitely coming back for Clerks III
- Tyra Banks promises a Life-Size sequel in 2014 or 2015
- Peter Farrelly wants Dumb and Dumber To out earlier
- Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? gets a new cast
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Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s probably just a matter of time before someone gets the idea to make an NBC sitcom based on Dos Equis’ The Most Interesting Man in the World, but until then we’ll have Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Sherman (voiced by Max Charles), the human half of the classic cartoon duo, is an ordinary kid, but Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell) has a list of accomplishments that’d make Mr. Dos Equis himself raise a perfectly groomed eyebrow.
The newest trailer explains that this is a dog who earned a Ph.D and invented the fist bump, Autotune, and the time machine. The latest clip adds that he’s also a musical genius and a license chiropractor. The only thing he can’t do, apparently, is keep Sherman from traveling back in time and creating a rift in the space-time continuum. Which turns out to be kind of a problem. Watch the videos after the jump.
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The marketing team working on Muppets Most Wanted is having just as much fun with the film for this ad campaign as they did with the one for 2011′s The Muppets. Instead of cutting ads that parody trailers for other films, the object of amusement this time is online comments and the act of using random tweets as ad fodder. That’s all you really need to know before diving in; if you missed the spot during the Golden Globes last night, check it out below. Read More »
Briefly: Who’s excited for Night At The Museum 3? Anyone? Anyone? I actually think the sequel improves on the original and the concept is certainly one that can easily continue on. For the third installment, Shawn Levy is back directing Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais, with the production aimed at a Holiday 2014 release date.
Now, there’s a new addition to the cast. Rebel Wilson, best known for Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, will play a security guard at the British museum at the center of the story. Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens was previously announced as well. [Deadline]
Last May, I was lucky enough to visit the set of Muppets Most Wanted, and alongside a group of other journalists, interviewed the stars of the film on Platform 11 of Union Station. No human actors were on set the day of our visit, but I’m fine with that as it means I got to chat with two of my childhood heroes: Kermit, Miss Piggy and their newest Walter . After the jump you can read the transcripts of these three roundtable interviews.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 by Angie Han
We’re having a pretty good day, thanks in part to Disney’s decision to drop the first official Guardians of the Galaxy still after months of anticipation. But if you aren’t, maybe the studio’s other big reveal will be more your speed.
Disney has just debuted a new image from Miguel Arteta‘s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, based on the classic children’s book by Judith Viorst. Though Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) is the only title character, the awfulness of his day does not seem to be limited to him. The rest of the family, which includes Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, doesn’t look too happy either. Check out the photo after the jump.
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