If /Film is anything, it’s a breeding ground for High School Musical fans. So we were all very understanding when Beastly, which stars HSM alum Vanessa Hudgens, was bumped from its original Summer 2010 release date to make way for Charlie St. Cloud, which stars Hudgens’ boyfriend, and fellow HSM alum, Zac Efron. Inside, we all breathed a sigh of relief that we wouldn’t have to let our box office dollar reveal our true alliance to either Team Gabriella or Team Troy (which, in case you don’t know, are their High School Musical character names).
Well Charlie St. Cloud came and gone and now it’s Beastly’s chance to shine. The film is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, if it was influenced by She’s All That and The Craft. Written and directed by Daniel Barnz, it stars Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris and Peter Krause and opens March 18. Check out the trailer below and official plot description below. Read More »
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David O. Russell, the I Heart Huckabees and Three Kings director who recently signed on to adapt the video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, has had his name attached to Aaron and Sarah for over a year now. It’s one of the many films he’s been linked to over the years, most of which have failed to materialize.
Well here’s one more you can write off for Russell, as the project has now moved on to… Neil Patrick Harris? Read More »
On the off chance that an appearance by Patton Oswalt isn’t enough to get you pre-rolling for the third Harold & Kumar movie, now there is some confirmation that Neil Patrick Harris will appear in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, making him three for three in the series. We’ve already had reports that he was in the script, and so figured that this was coming down the pipe. But now it is, like, totally official. Or close to it. Read More »
Sony Pictures Animation/Columbia Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming big screen CGI/live action hybrid 3D adaptation of The Smurfs. It is exactly what you might expect. Watch it now after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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20th Century Fox has released the first teaser trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ computer animated film Rio. Directed by Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Robots, Ice Age: Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs), and starring Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez and Jake T. Austin, the story follows “a nerdy macaw who leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro. He embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, learning to open himself up to all that life has to offer along the way.”
I love the design of the birds (the human character not so much), and you can definitely tell this trailer was edited to appeal to the 3D audiences seeing Shrek Forever After. Blue Sku Studios has always been good at creating cute little creatures, but they have suffered finding good stories. The most interesting character in the Ice Age sequels was the cute squirrel Scrat, who would always relegated to the sidelines. That said, I really liked Horton Hears a Who.
Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has been cast in the big screen adaptation of the Smurfs. Vergara will play a live-action character named Odile, a powerful executive at a high-end French cosmetics company who is married to the main live-action character played by Neil Patrick Harris. Jayma Mays (Glee) had previously been cast in the role, but the trades story claims that she is still part of the supporting live-action cast.
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According to John Barrowman’s Big Gay Nemesis, Neil Patrick Harris, when he returns as Joss Whedon‘s Dr. Horrible, it’s going to be in a feature film. What’s more, he doesn’t think the record-breaking online distribution of part one is going to apply next time either. Is he thinking they’re going for a theatrical release?
That seems like a tall order, but I can see a straight-to-DVD release happily. Why that wouldn’t coincide with a digital download I don’t know… so, my crazy theory for the night is this: is this thing going to be made for TV?
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Neil Patrick Harris has been racking up a hell of a lot of cred. He’s done well on How I Met Your Mother and has parlayed the geek crowd’s young memories of his Doogie Howser, M.D. role into a mature fanbase thanks to appearances in Starship Troopers, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the Harold and Kumar movies and even a star turn hosting the Emmys.
And now he’s going to spend that cred on Smurfs: The Movie? Read More »