Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
If you don’t have plans for the next couple of summers yet, you may be tempted to take some theme park trips after you read this post. After the jump:
- Disneyland Paris will get a Ratatouille attraction in 2014
- Check out the first model image from Shanghai Disneyland
- Disney’s Imagineers will be the subject of a new documentary
- Universal Florida‘s Transformers ride prepares for its launch
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem opens in Hollywood next year
- Stephen Chow is making a Journey to the West-themed park
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UPDATE: Reading more into this and looking at other translations, the ‘time-travel’ aspect may not be correct; rather it is the representation of historical characters that is becoming unacceptable. I’m looking into this more, and for now I’m leaving the headline and story as-is, but proceed with that note in mind.
It’s good to read at least one utterly batshit stupid thing per day, so here’s one for this afternoon: the General Bureau of Radio, Film and Television in China has reportedly decided that time-travel plots in movies and TV are not respectful to history, and therefore must be stopped. You know you want to know more, so read on… Read More »
If one were to make a wishlist of writers to tackle a film adaptation of one of the biggest folktales in world literature, Neil Gaiman might well be at the top. In the comic series Sandman and many novels, the author has demonstrated a great aptitude for adapting, interpreting and embellishing classic tales.
Now he’ll adapt Journey to the West, one of the four great classical Chinese novels, for a massive Chinese 3D film production. James Cameron is along for the ride, too, acting as script and tech advisor. Read More »
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The Green Hornet. Well, well, well. What a bumpy ride this one’s been getting in the press and on blogs.
First of all there was a loud shout of skepticism about the casting of Seth Rogen, then euphoria at the signing of Stephen Chow, then Chow puled out of directing and rumours abound that he’s bailing entirely, then the film is reported to be on the chopping block… and now, well, some pretty compelling evidence that it isn’t. Not at all.
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