In news that will only surprise people who have been living under the sea for the past six years or so, Disney is reportedly mulling over the possibility of making a live action take on The Little Mermaid. This news comes hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for their live action take on Beauty and the Beast breaking one-day viewing records, which comes hot of the heels of every other live action adaptation of one of their animated classics making all of the money in the world. This was going to happen. This is one of the areas where the studio’s accountants and creative-types will actually be able to find common ground.
However, they’ll need to work fast, because Universal already has their own live action take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale in the works.
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Illumination Entertainment has a couple of new animated movies hitting theaters this year. The first is the animal adventure The Secret Life of Pets, arriving this summer. But just before Christmas, Illumination will get musical with Sing. In what is basically Zootopia meets American Idol, one koala (Matthew McConaughey) decides to put on a huge singing competition to save his theater, and some average animals with incredible pipes look at it as their opportunity for a better life. Of course, it’s all fueled by an endless array of popular songs from yesterday and today.
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Not too long ago, a couple tracks from the soundtrack of this summer’s mockumentary comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping debuted online, showcasing the latest tunes crafted by The Lonely Island. The rap trio formed by Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer and Jorma Taccone got their start on Saturday Night Live with signature tracks like “Lazy Sunday” and “I’m On a Boat.” For the season finale this past weekend, they brought their rhymes back to SNL in a new music video for yet another track from Popstar. With subject matter that tackles sex and Osama Bin Laden, it’s the most ridiculous one yet.
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Disney has been raking in box office dollars with The Jungle Book this year, and they’re bound to have the same kind of success when their live-action retelling of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast arrives next spring.
Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson stars in the movie as Belle while Dan Stevens takes the role of the prince turned into a beast and the first Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer has just arrived. It doesn’t really show much as far as footage from the film is concerned, but it does show some of the beautiful settings. Watch it below. Read More »
Director Mark Romanek has only been at the helm of a handful of feature films, including One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go. But he’s had quite the lucrative career directing music videos for the likes of Taylor Swift, Madonna, Weezer and even Michael Jackson. Now he’s back behind the camera for a new music video from Justin Timberlake, and it just so happens to be for one of the many tracks that will be coming thanks to his starring role in DreamWorks Animation’s new animated musical comedy Trolls.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is perhaps the biggest cult classic of all time. Even 41 years after its initial release, the campy, musical horror from director Jim Sharman still plays in theaters around the country every single week, with people dressing and cross-dressing up in their best leather and lingerie attire to act out the film with fellow Frank-N-Fans.
Now FOX will be bringing The Rocky Horror Picture Show to television as one of their event musicals in the vein of Grease Live! However, this one won’t be a live broadcast, but merely a TV movie version of the musical about a newly engaged couple who have a breakdown in the middle of nowhere and find themselves looking for help at the the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The role of the transvestite doctor was played perfectly by Tim Curry in the original film, but the new version will be played by Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, and we have a first look at her decked out in leather after the jump. Read More »
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Fast 8 brags about getting to film in Cuba.
- Inferno reveals a new poster.
- Pitch Perfect 3 gets a new release date.
- John Cho talks all about Star Trek Beyond.
- Shane Black teases a start date for The Predator.
- Finding Dory characters make their debut at Walt Disney World.
- The Wolverine 3 adds Elise Neal.
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For anyone who has ever loved the music videos that The Lonely Island rap trio (Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer and Jorma Taccone) put together for Saturday Night Live, this summer’s music industry mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will be quite the treat. Not only can I tell you that the movie a non-stop laugh riot, but it also features an incredible array of new songs from The Lonely Island, and two of them have just been released as singles for you to listen to immediately.
There’s the catchy “I’m So Humble” featuring Adam Levine accompanying Andy Samberg as rapper Connor4Real, and it’s all about just how modest the chart-topping, influential rapper is. And there’s also “Mona Lisa” which boldly declares the classic painting by Leonardo Da Vinci as an “overrated piece of shit.”
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After bringing Les Misérables to the big screen back in 2012, earning a Best Picture nomination and a Best Supporting Actress win for Anne Hathaway, director Tom Hooper has his sights set on another iconic Broadway musical that first debuted in the 1980s.
Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical Cats will get the big screen treatment from Tom Hooper, who will both produce and direct the film for Universal Pictures and Working Title. If you’re somehow not familiar with Cats, or you only know the title, hit the jump for some details. Read More »