Game of Thrones S5 images

The fifth season of Game of Thrones kicks off soon, with HBO having an April 12 premiere date for the first episode. With less than a month to go until the season opens, the network is dropping more promo items, with the main initiative today being a whole batch of new Game of Thrones S5 images. These highlight some new characters, and one returning character who is played by a new actor.

There’s also a clip featuring Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Conleth Hill as Lord Varys, and a little convo between Varys and Tyrion is always welcome. Check all the new Game of Thrones materials below. Read More »

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‘The Huntsman’ Picks Up Three More Dwarves

Snow White and the Huntsman dwarves

The Huntsman is getting an influx of dwarves. Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach, and Sheridan Smith are joining the Snow White and the Huntsman prequel as three dwarves, along with returning cast member Nick Frost.

Also reprising their roles from the first film are Chris Hemsworth as Eric (the titular Huntsman) and Charlize Theron as Ravenna. In addition, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain have recently joined in key roles. More on the new Huntsman dwarves after the jump.  Read More »

WISH I WAS HERE

Josh Gad‘s relationship with Disney will extend beyond Frozen and Olaf. The American actor has just been set to star in Bill Condon‘s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, joining Brits Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.

If you’ve seen Disney’s 1991 animated version of the tale, you can probably guess whom he’s playing. Get details on the Beauty and the Beast Josh Gad casting afer the jump.  Read More »

CINDERELLA

On paper, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella sounds like Disney’s laziest live-action fairy tale adaptation yet. Unlike Maleficent or Oz the Great and Powerful, it doesn’t claim to reveal some untold story; it doesn’t even offer a new ending, like Alice in Wonderland did. It’s simply a new telling of the same old story.

But that, it turns out, is exactly why it succeeds. By reminding us why we love this story so much in the first place, Disney manages to make the old feel fresh again.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 5 - Cersei Lannister and Meryn Trant

While it’s not quite accurate to say we’re nearing the end of Game of Thrones, it may be true that we have more episodes behind us than ahead of us. George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga has a definitive ending, even if he hasn’t written it down yet, and showrunners David Benioff and David Weiss have previously said they want to wrap up after “seven or eight” seasons.

But of course HBO isn’t going to give up its most popular show so easily. Programming president Michael Lombardo admits he’d “love” the show to run for longer, and wants to explore “all possible avenues” to make it happen. All possible avenues, that is, except a Game of Thrones movie. Find out why after the jump.  Read More »

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides

Whether you’re into boxing, singing rodents, or BDSM, there’s something in here for you. After the jump:

  • Michael B. Jordan gets into fighting shape for Creed
  • The Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 cast continues to grow
  • The Sharknado labor strike rains down upon DC
  • Fifty Shades stars want bigger paychecks for the sequel
  • Spectre adds Stephanie Sigman as another Bond girl
  • A knife attack and an injury threaten Pirates 5
  • Nick Hornby shares his thoughts on a High Fidelity sequel
  • Neill Blomkamp has more stuff to say about Alien
  • Bradley Cooper did one day on the Wet Hot prequel

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chris weitz Cinderella interview

“Write Cinderella.” On the surface it sounds like a pretty easy task. It’s a well-known story, all the characters are pre-packaged and every major story beat is already locked in. But then you break it down. The original Disney film is about 75 minutes long, the Prince hardly speaks, the mice talk, and we learn very little about the the characters themselves. In fact, writing Cinderella, especially in live-action for for a whole new generation, is much more difficult than you’d think.

For the new Cinderella, which hits theaters March 13, writing duties were entrusted to Chris Weitz. Weitz first hit the big time when he and his brother Paul made American Pie. He’s since gone on to direct The Golden Compass, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, About a Boy and most recently A Better Life. Currently, he’s writing the 2016 Star Wars standalone movie directed by Gareth Edwards. But before that could happen, Weitz was tasked with simultaneously modernizing and keeping the heart of one of the most famous fairy tales of all time.

We spoke with Weitz about the difficulties in adapting such a well-known story, keeping it fresh, the fact he started the project with Mark Romanek and ended with Kenneth Branagh, as well as making changes to that beloved 1950s Disney cartoon. Then, of course, the conversation turned to Star Wars (which we published a few days back). Read our full Chris Weitz Cinderella interview below. Read More »

Guy Ritchie

Warner Bros. has lofty ambitions for Knights of the Round Table, with six films planned in all. But every gazillion-dollar franchise begins with a single shot.

Production has just begun on the first Knights of the Round Table film, with Guy Ritchie at the helm and Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur. Today we have our first look from the set, along with the official synopsis from the studio. Take a peek at the Guy Ritchie Knights of the Round Table movie after the jump. Read More »

Dumbo live-action remake

Dumbo is coming back to theaters in new form, and the film now has a director.

Tim Burton was part of the beginning of Disney’s current foray into live-action reinventions of its classic animated catalog, as he directed Alice in Wonderland, released early in 2010. Disney has followed that with Maleficent and the new Cinderella, with live-action versions of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book on the way along with an Alice sequel. We’ve known there was a plan for a live-action version of Dumbo, and now Burton will direct it. Read More »

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