the nutcracker And The Four Realms trailer

Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: someone turned The Nutcracker into a fantasy adventure film. Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms updates the classic story of The Nutcracker into an adventure movie from director Lasse Hallström. The first The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer has arrived just in time for the holidays.

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the nutcracker and the four realms reshoots

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is almost finished baking, but it needs a little extra sugar before it makes its way to theaters. Like any big-budget tentpole that relies heavily on CGI effects, there are significant reshoots planned for Disney’s adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann fairytale and Tchaikovsky ballet.

However, because the film’s original director Lasse Hallstrom is unable to complete them due to scheduling issues, Disney has brought on Joe Johnston, the director of The Rocketeer, Jumanji, and Captain America: The First Avenger.
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Joe Johnston Retiring - The Silver Chair

Joe Johnston, director of The RocketeerJumanji and Captain America: The First Avenger, is retiring. The filmmaker will throw in the towel after he finishes filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, a new adaptation of one of the Chronicles of Narnia books. Learn more about Joe Johnston retiring after The Silver Chair below.

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Han Solo Movie First Look

On Tuesday night, a shockwave was felt throughout the Star Wars galaxy. Phil Lord and Chris Miller were abruptly fired from the Han Solo standalone movie. While the full story is unclear (and will probably be speculated and debated upon for years), we have some inside word on what happened behind the scenes. Why did Lucasfilm fire Han Solo directors Lord and Miller? And who might replace them to direct the rest of the film and the reshoots? Below, you can read the rumored story of how the clash happened behind-the-scenes of this Star Wars anthology movie

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joe johnston to direct narnia the silver chair

We’re going back through the wardrobe.

Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston has been tapped to helm The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, which we heard was meant reboot the franchise, seven years after the last Narnia film hit theaters.

The Silver Chair follows Eustace Scrubb (played by The Revenant‘s Will Poulter in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, as seen above) as he and his classmate Jill Pope are tasked by Aslan to find a missing prince. There’s no word on whether the original cast — though Poulter’s Eustace would be the only returning character — would be back for the new film.

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Star Wars Digital special features

Monday night, Lucasfilm announced that the first six Star Wars films are being made available digitally. To help entice fans to buy these films one more time, there are some new special features included with each film. They’re basically broken down into two categories: Discoveries From Inside and Star Wars: Conversations. The former takes fans on a trip behind the scenes of the making of the films and the latter talks with some of the most important people in the development on the franchise.

Hot off the news of the digital release, Lucasfilm has released two clips to show off the goods. The Discoveries from Inside clip settles the debate over the color of Han Solo’s Hoth jacket in The Empire Strikes Back, and the Conversations clip has Joe Johnston discussing his creation of the Millennium Falcon. Fascinating stuff. Watch the Star Wars digital special features clips below.

UPDATE: StarWars.com has uploaded five more clips as well. See those below.

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When the director of the first two Star Trek films went to another Star-oriented franchise, the world waited to hear who would direct the third new Star Trek film. Dozens of names were floated for Star Trek 3 and then Roberto Orci, a co-producer and writer on the first two films in the series, stepped into the seat. This was a controversial decision. Orci had never directed a film; fans were worried. Fast-forward a few months and Orci is out. He’s still involved as a producer, but he won’t be directing. The search is on once again on for another director.

As Paramount and Bad Robot frantically try and find someone to hit a planned Summer 2016 release date, we figured we’d help. We came up with 15 names who should, could, and actually might direct Star Trek 3. That means anyone who has an obvious film in the pike is out. Anyone who had passed is out and huge Hail Marys like Spielberg, Nolan or Scorsese are out. What’s left is a half wish-list, half possible list of 15 names. Read our Star Trek 3 director ideas below. Read More »

Lumen pilot

TNT is setting up a handful of new pilots such as Shooter, Titans, and Neil Armstrong miniseries. Now the latest pilot order from the network involves Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and James Frey’s company Full Fathom Five. The show is called Lumen, described as “a fantasy vehicle about a family locked in an alternate world.” In fact, the Lumen pilot sounds like it trades on some pretty familiar fantasy/sci-fi premises, as that “alternate world” is one much like the place described by a popular novel writer. Read More »

Rian Johnson Terry Gilliam Star Wars

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: The first part of the podcast was published yesterday, which is what we originally reported on. The second part of the conversation is now online, and I have updated the bottom of this story with additional information including Episode VIII shooting schedule, the process of writing the script and shooting location. The original post from September 18th 2014 follows, followed by an BOLDED marked update with the additional information.

Rian Johnson talked a bit about the creative freedom he has been given working on Star Wars Episode VIII (and IX?) while talking to fellow filmmaker Terry Gilliam on the TalkHouse podcast. Find out what Johnson said about writing the next installment of the Star Wars franchise, what it’s like to be working in someone else’s world, the obligation to bring Yoda and puppets back to the series, and an idea to have Gilliam have a cameo which might reveal a possible character in the upcoming eighth film. All this and more can be read and heard in the Rian Johnson Terry Gilliam Star Wars discussion, after the jump.

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George RR Martin Chewbacca

Is it possible Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin helped to unknowingly create Star Wars‘ Chewbacca? Hit the jump and we’ll take a journey through the creation of the famous Wookiee from a galaxy far, far away. We’ll discover the George RR Martin Chewbacca connection and examine what it might mean.

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