A decade after the disappointing and sometimes nauseating remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros. is planning another movie with Willy Wonka. The studio is joining forces with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman for a film that’ll center entirely around Wonka. The movie isn’t an origin story, but it will focus on Wonka’s early adventures.
Below, learn more about the new Willy Wonka movie.
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The teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was slightly underwhelming, but it did its job informing audiences they’ll soon have the opportunity to return author J.K. Rowling‘s wizarding world. The first chapter in the planned trilogy opens in theaters in less than a year, but according to producer David Heyman, they’re approaching these movies one picture at a time.
After the jump, David Heyman discusses Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and a potential adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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Paddington is one of the year’s nicest surprises. Adapted from Michael Bond’s books, the film is sweet, magical, and just all around pleasant. It was written and filmed by The Mighty Boosh director Paul King, so it’s really not that shocking how delightful the movie is. Audiences embraced Paddington earlier this year, and luckily for us, a Paddington 2 is happening.
Read more about the sequel after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
We may finally be inching closer to Fabletown. Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman has been hired to write the long-gestating Fables adaptation, which Nikolaj Arcel (The Royal Affair) will direct.
Based on the Vertigo Comics series by Bill Willingham, Fables centers around a community of fairy tale characters (or “Fables”) who’ve been exiled from their homeland and now reside in modern-day New York. More on the new Fables screenwriter after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Christopher Walken and more board Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
- Mercedes-Benz shares a new bit of Jurassic World footage
- Optimus Prime says Transformers 5 and 6 might be less dark
- Liam Neeson kinda sorta maybe wants to make a Taken 4
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will shoot this summer
- Seth Grahame-Smith teases Beetlejuice 2 and The Lego Batman Movie
- Duncan Jones addresses the possibility of Warcraft sequels
- James Wan‘s The Conjuring 2 is getting a rewrite
- Check out the first poster for Toho’s Godzilla reboot
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Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
The last volume of the Harry Potter series was published in 2007, but author J.K. Rowling has returned to the wizarding world several times since. Most recently, she completed the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as confirmed by producer David Heyman.
David Yates is set to direct the Harry Potter spinoff, which is inspired by a made-up Hogwarts textbook that became a real Harry Potter companion volume in 2012. Hit the jump for the latest update on the JK Rowling Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them script. Read More »
Warner Bros. is betting big on J.K. Rowling and the world of Harry Potter. We already knew the first spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by Rowling and directed by David Yates, would be out on November 18, 2016. We also knew it was the first in a planned trilogy. But Wednesday, we learned much more.
Kevin Tsujihara, the CEO of Warner Bros., announced Wednesday the series will be “at least” a trilogy and that the second and third installments will be released in 2018 and 2020. Read more about the Fantastic Beasts trilogy below. Read More »
In light of this new Paddington trailer, the recent #creepypaddington meme is even more odd than it was in the first place. (Granted, it was also rather funny.) Because there isn’t anything creepy at all about this footage. Here we see the bear Paddington (endearingly voiced with grunts and gasps by Colin Firth) as he tries to navigate a few of the complexities of modern life. That includes a long sequence in a bathroom, much of which is utterly adorable. Watch below. Read More »
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After the second American Civil War, Manhattan is classified an independent demilitarized zone, also referred to as the DMZ. There, a photojournalist is stranded and becomes embroiled in complex politics and warring factions. That’s the plot of Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli‘s DC Comic DMZ, which ran from 2005 to 2012. Now, the story is coming to the small screen via some big screen talent. Former Mad Men executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton have teamed with Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman to bring the comic series to the SyFy network at a TV show. Read More »
Briefly: The makers of the mobile game Temple Run didn’t invent the “endless runner” by a long shot, but they did nail it with the Indiana Jones-inspired game that casts players as an adventurer on the run from relentless demonic monsters. Temple Run, in fact, is one of those rare success stories that drives legions of competitors. It was created by only three people, and the “freemium” model means the core game is free to play, with various upgrades available at any time to players addicted enough to pay real-world cash for them.
The first game was downloaded over 100 million times in its first year. With the more polished and more challenging sequel and licensed versions tied to films such as Brave and Oz: The Great and Powerful, Temple Run is one of the few unqualified success stories of the mobile game space.
Now it may become a movie, as Warner Bros. is developing a film version with Harry Potter producer David Heyman. There’s no screenwriter on board yet, but the story will, according to THR, hew close to the bare-bones narrative of the game, with “an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces.” Will this be a success similar to 1999’s The Mummy, or another doomed game to film conversion?