Before Beauty and the Beast topped the box office with a record-breaking debut this month, Disney was already all-in on their roster of live-action adaptations of their animated classics (check out our rundown of all of the developing projects here). While Mulan is too early in development to know whether it’s a musical and Aladdin is searching for young stars to play the two leads, the remake of Dumbo is finalizing its cast with production slated to begin sooner than later this year.
Tim Burton is directing the Dumbo remake, and he’s already brought on board two of his previous collaborators with Danny DeVito and Eva Green on board. Now the cast will include someone the Batman and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children director hasn’t worked with before as Colin Farrell is in talks to take one of the lead roles.
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Tim Burton may reunite with his Batman Returns star, Danny DeVito, for Disney’s live-action Dumbo. DeVito is currently in negotiations to join the film, and Burton regular Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) is close to signing up as well. The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star might play Medici, the owner of a small circus.
Below, learn more about the potential Danny DeVito Dumbo role.
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Will Smith recently passed on Dumbo. Tim Burton‘s film, which keeps moving closer to production, still doesn’t have any actors attached. While we wait to learn whether Tom Hanks will play the live-action remake’s villain, it’s being reported that Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) is now in talks for one of the lead roles.
Below, learn more about the Eva Green Dumbo casting.
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Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
On paper, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children sounds like a perfect combination of talent, material, and timing. It’s essentially an X-Men movie, in keeping with the current craze for superhero films, but one with a fanciful gothic vibe. It is directed by the master of fanciful gothic vibes, Tim Burton — who knows a thing or two about superheroes and big-budget blockbusters already. It’s led by the living Tim Burton drawings Eva Green and Asa Butterfield. Oh, and it’s based on a bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs.
In short, it has all the makings of a big hit that brings some much-needed quirkiness back to the multiplex. So why, then, does it all feel so… uninspired? So familiar? So not-very-peculiar? Read More »
One year ago, 20th Century Fox began their marketing campaign for the adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by delivering a Loop Day teaser. That was back when the movie was intended to be released this past spring. However, now that the film is situated for release at the end of the month, we can celebrate the unique holiday from the fantasy story again today, as if we’ve just had our own little loop.
For those who don’t know what Loop Day is, a new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children clip has just arrived online to explain what this holiday is all about. Honestly, the holiday is actually simultaneously fascinating and a bit depressing. Find out what this special day is all about by watching the Miss Peregrine Loop Day clip below. Read More »
It’s been a few years since we’ve gotten Tim Burton‘s traditional weirdness on the big screen. The last time the director was at the helm of a film, it was the biographical drama Big Eyes. Before that, Burton delivered a double dose of his signature goofy gothic style with the lackluster Dark Shadows, and the solid stop-motion animated Frankenweenie. Now he’s back to bringing a new band of misfits to theaters with his latest project.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs with a story following a boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield) who discovers a mysterious orphanage populated by kids who have strange powers and abilities. However, as soon as he becomes comfortable in this odd place, he learns it may be in danger from hidden enemies who are hunting these kids for their powers.
Watch a new extended Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children TV spot after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
The last time Tim Burton and Eva Green teamed up, we got the fairly awful Dark Shadows adaptation. To be sure, the film’s failures weren’t Green’s fault — indeed, she was one of the few bright spots in it. Still, here’s hoping their new collaboration will turn out better.
Based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children stars Asa Butterfield as a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers a hidden refuge for “peculiars” — people with extraordinary powers. As he gets to know the ins and outs of this secret world, he realizes they’re all in danger, and that he’s the only one who can save them. Watch the new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Neither critics nor audiences much cared for X-Men: Apocalypse, the eighth entry in 20th Century Fox’s long-running comic book franchise. It drew tepid reviews and flabby box office, and is generally regarded as a disappointment. But maybe the studio’s other big superpowered team-up, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, will have better luck.
Directed by Tim Burton and based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, the story concerns a young man (actual Tim Burton character Asa Butterfield) who stumbles across a hidden home for children with extraordinary abilities.
You know, kind of like the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, only more British, more retro, and more Tim Burton-y. Or maybe that makes it more like Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts? In any case, it’s time to meet the residents. A batch of new Miss Peregrine character posters have just been revealed, and you can check them out after the jump. Read More »
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If still haven’t watched Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, then luckily for you, there’s still time to catch up before John Logan‘s gorgeous show returns this summer. Season two took the show to another level, completely managing to raise the stakes following season one. In the upcoming season, Logan may have found an even greater threat for Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and the gang.
Below, watch the Penny Dreadful season three trailer (spoilers for season one and two follow).
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“Embrace your dark side,” the Penny Dreadful season three trailer exclaims. Not a bad tagline for a show about battling internal and external evil forces. The ways in which the characters confront or accept their dark sides has always been one of the main draws of the Showtime series. Showrunner John Logan and everyone involved have got the monsters and set pieces down by now, but it’s the characters that keep me hooked.
Penny Dreadful returns this summer, and you can watch the Penny Dreadful season 3 trailer below.
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