In this era where IP is king, even the most sacrosanct of movies might be considered for a remake. I’m talking, of course, about The Princess Bride. Rob Reiner and William Goldman’s beloved 1987 fantasy-adventure film is a stone-cold classic, one that nearly every generation has seen and loved (and if they haven’t, they really should). And yet even this classic is being considered for a remake. The CEO of Sony Pictures has suggested that a The Princess Bride remake is in discussions with several “very famous people” interested in redoing the film based on the satirical novel by Goldman.
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Matt Damon and Christian Bale are the best of frenemies who find themselves teamed up to help Ford take on the speed of Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966 in the upcoming true story of Ford v Ferrari. A new trailer for the movie has just arrived, showing the hurdles they must jump over in order to get a Ford car to match the speed of Ferrari, and it cetainly isn’t easy. Watch the new Ford v Ferrari trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Director James Cameron held the top spot on the box office charts for more than twenty years, first with 1997’s Titanic and then overtaking his own record with 2009’s Avatar. But that record was toppled earlier this year by Avengers: Endgame, and while Cameron sent a congratulatory message to Marvel Studios after Endgame surpassed Avatar, some have wondered how he really felt about losing that top spot after so many years.
Turns out he’s OK with it, largely because he views it as a good sign for the possibilities of Avatar 2. Read some of the highlights from this new James Cameron reaction below.
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20th Century Fox reveals more about James Gray‘s mysterious sci-fi drama every week, with a new Ad Astra clip debuting ahead of the film’s theatrical release later this month. But where previous trailers highlighted the more cerebral parts of the film, the latest Ad Astra clip previews an action-packed scene involving Brad Pitt and space pirates on the moon. Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds.
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James Gray‘s mysterious sci-fi drama Ad Astra is set to make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week, and in anticipation of that premiere, 20th Century Fox is unveiling a special look at the film. The Ad Astra special look focuses on Brad Pitt‘s astronaut Roy McBride, who is sent on a mission to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones). But there seems to be more to this mission than a simple recovery, as tantalizing imagery and unanswered questions are peppered throughout the teaser. Watch the Ad Astra special look below.
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The Walt Disney Company has made some changes to their calendar of upcoming feature film releases, starting with the delay of the live-action spin-off Cruella, based on the villain of the same name from 101 Dalmatians. But the more interesting news is the three Fox titles that Disney will be releasing in 2020, and two of them don’t really sound like they’re going to do Disney any favors at the box office. Get the updated Disney movie release dates and details on each of the projects below. Read More »
Even though The Walt Disney Company seems to be mostly disappointed with the movies they picked up for release this year from 20th Century Fox, there’s one that seems like it might really have the goods: the mysterious sci-fi drama Ad Astra.
Directed by James Gray (We Own the Night, The Immigrant), Ad Astra follows astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) who is sent on a mission to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones). Up until now we didn’t know why it was necessary to track down a man who is believed to be lost somewhere in the outer solar system, but a new IMAX Ad Astra trailer lays out the plot a little more clearly, and it also shows off some stunning visuals that make it mandatory to see this on the biggest screen possible. Read More »
Kenneth Branagh‘s Death on the Nile has found its latest suspect.
Russell Brand is in talks to join the Death on the Nile cast in the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel that is being shaped as a sequel to Branagh’s 2017 adaptation of Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.
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So far, Disney‘s acquisition of 20th Century Fox is not turning out so well for the House of Mouse. Recently we heard that the studio would be scaling back the development of projects that were previously in the works at Fox, so much that only franchises like Avatar and Planet of the Apes would be moving forward. And now some new details about how Disney is proceeding after Fox’s disappointments have come to light, and it gives us even more of a cause for concern. Read More »
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a movie 10 years in the making. Based on the New York Times bestseller by Garth Stein, Universal acquired the rights to the film back in 2009, and over the next decade, studio after studio would go through a rotating roster of stars and directors best suited to bring the story to life. The current incarnation, directed by Simon Curtis and starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner as the voice of a very philosophical dog, only came together two years ago. And if you asked me if those 10 years were worth it, I’d have to tell you, no.
But The Art of Racing in the Rain isn’t a waste of time, per se. As it is — a weepy tearjerker that tugs at heartstrings and provides a healthy dose of Ventimiglia holding a puppy in his buff arms — The Art of Racing in the Rain is more a way to while away the time in a world where every bend, every curve in the narrative is a little too smooth, and every treacly sentiment is doled out like dog treats. Predictable and rote, The Art of Racing in the Rain nevertheless has its heart in the right place, even if there is not much art to it and precious little racing.
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