Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
10 Things I Hate About You was only a modest hit when it first opened in 1999, but it’s demonstrated some surprising staying power over the years. While most teen romcoms of the era have been lost to time, 10 Things I Hate About You was revived as an ABC Family sitcom just a few years ago. And that clip of Heath Ledger serenading Julia Stiles still makes the Internet rounds on the regular, at least among my circle of nostalgic 30somethings.
Now the Shakespeare-inspired comedy is getting another new lease on life, this time in the form of some kind of spinoff/sequel thing. I’m purposely keeping it vague because it’s not quite clear how 10 Things I Hate About Life is related to the original, aside from involvement of original producer Andrew Lazar and original director Gil Junger. This one stars Evan Rachel Wood and Thomas McDonell (Prom) as a young couple who meet cute when they both attempt suicide. Seriously. Check out the first official still after the jump.
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Tim Burton recently started production on Dark Shadows, his new big-screen version of the ’60s soap opera that is well-known for indulging a good many supernatural characters and storylines. We know the basic plot of the film and we know the cast — Johnny Depp leads the roster as Barnabas Collins, with Chloe Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Thomas McDonell, and Bella Heathcote — but that’s just the beginning.
With the art show ‘Tim Burton!’ hitting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this coming week, he sat down for an interview, part of which turned to the ‘etheral’ tone of Dark Shadows, and the decision not to shoot it in 3D. Read More »
While the idea of Tim Burton doing yet another film with Johnny Depp is almost as predictable as the sunrise, it is difficult to deny the power of the cast they’ve pulled together for the big-screen version of supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows. In addition to Johnny Depp playing Barnabas Collins, the film boasts Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.
Now Thomas McDonell, part of Disney’s film Prom, has a role, and Michael Sheen is said to be circling another. Read More »
Why are we posting a trailer for a Disney movie titled Prom? Good question.
Prom is directed by Joe Nussbaum, who made a name for himself with the 1999 short film George Lucas in Love (also embedded after the jump, just in case you haven’t seen it), and has since been involved in teen and pre-teen films like Sleepover, Sydney White and the direct to DVD American Pie film American Pie Presents The Naked Mile. Prom is a movie about a group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom, of course.
Also, the movie is the next project from Justin Springer, co-producer of Tron Legacy. Yup, imagine that — going from Tron to Prom. Crazy. Or really not so crazy if you think about it — this type of film makes complete sense for Disney, especially with Rich Ross now aboard as Chairman. Ross formerly served as president of Disney Channels Worldwide from 2004-2009, where he had huge success with projects like High School Musical.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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