Kingkiller Chroncile Sam Raimi

Evil Dead director Sam Raimi is teaming with Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda for a big screen adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss‘ The Kingkiller Chronicle. Raimi will direct the film, with Miranda producing and writing music for the project. This is part of a multiplatform deal that will develop Rothfuss’ book series for film, television, and video games. More on the Kingkiller Chronicle director news below.

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West Side Story Remake

UPDATE: New details have surfaced indicating that Indiana Jones 5 will still be made before the remake of West Side Story. Get the new details at the end of the story.

Steven Spielberg just delivered the Best Picture nominee The Post at the end of 2017, and in a couple months we’ll see his latest blockbuster hit the big screen in the form of the adaptation of Ready Player One (find out more about that movie here). After that, it appears Steven Spielberg is going to tackle something he hasn’t before: a musical.

For a few years, there have been rumblings of Spielberg wanting to remake the classic big screen musical West Side Story, which won 10 statuettes at the Oscars after debuting in 1961. More recently, it sounded like Spielberg was going to choose between a remake of the classic musical and the new Indiana Jones sequel for his next project, and it seems like his choice has been made. Read More »

mamma mia here we go again trailer

You probably know right away if you’re the target audience for a Mamma Mia sequel. And that audience is pretty big: the 2008 original made $609 million worldwide, so a follow-up feels like a license to print money and please the fans. So here we are, 10 years later, with the original cast reunited to once again sing ABBA songs and look pretty and get involved in drama that’s soapy enough to warm your heart but pleasant enough to not get that heart racing too hard.

The new Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again trailer looks like more of the same, now split across two timelines. And yeah, it’s probably going to make a ton of money.

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Oliver! remake

Remember that previously-announced Disney Oliver! remake? The one starring Ice Cube, with Hamilton director Thomas Kail at the helm? It’s still happening! And the film now has a writer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumnus Danny Strong will pen the script. The original Oliver! was a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Ice Cube will play Fagin, the leader of a band of young pickpockets.

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steven spielberg's next movies

Steven Spielberg has remained a force in the film industry for over 40 years now, and the legendary director is showing no signs of slowing down.

Fresh off directing the acclaimed Oscar contender The Post and wrapping up production on the sci-fi blockbuster Ready Player One, Spielberg is already looking to get back in the director’s chair. The next projects he reportedly wants to direct? The fifth Indiana Jones and a remake of the classic musical West Side Story.

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Disney movie photos

Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a handful of new images from the studio’s slate of upcoming films, attaching new photos for films like Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Panther, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and more in a press release. Take a closer look at all of the new photos below.
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Amy Adams in Enchanted

Adam Shankman was on a Television Critics Association panel for Step Up: High Water, the YouTube Red series he is producing based on the Step Up films. After the panel, he spoke with /Film about the sequel to Enchanted. Shankman is set to direct the film, which is titled Disenchanted.

“We are handing in a script in a couple weeks that I’m super happy with,” Shankman said. “Then gotta get the music written.”

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Flight of the Conchords Special

Update: HBO has announced that the Flight of the Conchords special will air this May and will be filmed live during the duo’s United Kingdom tour. Our original article follows.

As quickly as the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords became a hit in the United States, it came to an end. After two seasons, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie called it quits in 2009, and fans have always wanted more. Thankfully, it sounds like they won’t be waiting much longer.

According to Jemaine Clement, New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo will be shooting an hour-long special sometime this year. Read More »

Saga Musical

For a comic series that will not be adapted into a film or television show at any point in the near future, I sure have written many words about Saga on this film and television website. Perhaps it’s because Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, is one of the best comics I’ve ever read. Maybe it’s because I’m just tickled by two comic creators deliberately shunning the fat paycheck that would come with selling the rights. Eh, it’s both!

But now, Vaughan and Staples have opened the door just a crack: they wouldn’t say no to Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda making a musical adaptation.

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anna and the apocalypse review

Anna and the Apocalypse was one of the most delightful movies I saw in 2017 and now it will be one of the most delightful movies more people will get to see in 2018. The film, a Christmas musical set during the zombie apocalypse, has been picked up by Orion for a 2018 release and a certain breed of move fan will soon have a new holiday favorite to break out every December.

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