Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

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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Disney just changed a bunch of release dates and titles, offering a glimpse at what the company that owns Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm has in store in the coming years. No Star Wars Episode VII news yet, but here are the highlights:

  • The Muppets …Again has changed its title to Muppets Most Wanted. It still opens March 21, 2014.
  • Two untitled Marvel movies will be released May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017.
  • Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland arrives a week earlier on December 12, 2014.
  • Rob Marshall’s musical Into The Woods is now scheduled for December 25, 2014.
  • A sequel to Planes, called Planes: Fire and Rescue, will be released on July 18, 2014.
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner opens October 10, 2014.
  • Lasse Hallestrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey comes out August 8, 2014.

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The cinematic adaptation of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day isn’t having such a hot day itself. Director Lisa Cholodenko has just exited the project, about two years after she initially signed on. This isn’t the first setback for the film, which found a new home at Disney last fall after Fox dropped it over budget concerns. On the bright side, Steve Carell remains attached to star as Alexander’s father. More details after the jump.

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Lisa Cholodenko‘s planned follow-up to The Kids Are All Right, a live-action adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day starring Steve Carell, hit a snag earlier this month when 20th Century Fox put the project into turnaround. But a movie with the name recognition of Alexander and the combined talents of Cholodenko and Carell was never going to stay in limbo for long, and now the film has found a new home at Disney. More after the jump.

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Oh Steve Carell, what aren’t you in talks for these days? Having recently wrapped Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Hope Springs, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone — and attached himself to Despicable Me 2, Foxcatcher, Lunatics, The Dogs of Babel, Conviction, and Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD! — Carell is now said to be circling Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a live-action adaptation of the Judith Viorst children’s book. Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) has been signed on to direct since last year. More details after the jump.

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