Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Plenty of us who grew up in the ’90s still have a dusty box of old Goosebumps novels tucked away somewhere in the attic, but Sony Pictures is actually doing something with its stash. The studio acquired dozens of R.L. Stine‘s bestselling scary stories a few years back, and is now joining forces with Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) to bring them to life on the big screen. Hit the jump to read more.
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20th Century Fox has released a movie trailer for the Jack Black fantasy comedy Gulliver’s Travels. Directed by Rob Letterman (co-director of Monsters vs Aliens) and co-starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Romany Malco, Billy Connolly, T.J. Miller, and Amanda Peet. Based on the book by Jonathan Swift, this adventure comedy tells the story of “travel writer Lemuel Gulliver who takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.”
While this movie definitely doesn’t look good, it certainly doesn’t look as horrible as I thought it was going to be — especially judging from the posters and billboard which made it look like a fake movie in Funny People or Tropic Thunder. But yes, Emily Blunt was forced to turn down a role as Black Widow in Iron Man 2/Avengers to be in this movie. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Who is going to direct the Steve Oedekerk-scripted big screen adaptation of Stretch Armstrong? And why should you care? Originally there were rumors that Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) would helm the toy adaptation. Then Twilight sensation Taylor Lautner joined the cast, skipping out on Max Steel.
And last month it was reported that Monsters vs. Aliens co-director Rob Letterman may helm the picture. And today HeatVision confirms this earlier report. Letterman just finished Gulliver’s Travels with Jack Black, and has brought Forgetting Sarah Marshall/Get Him to the Greek writer/director Nicolas Stoller on board to re-write the script.
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Taylor Lautner‘s business people have been great about attaching him to a series of films in the wake of New Moon‘s outrageous success. The sum total of all the efforts has been to push his level of exposure and price tag higher and higher. But something had to give, and while it seemed like Lautner would be able to make several of the films he was attached to, a few are gradually falling away. He won’t do the ‘junior Top Gun‘ film Northern Lights, for one. The latest is Max Steel, which has been dumped in favor of Stretch Armstrong. Read More »