Marc Forster interview

Marc Forster has one of the most varied resumes of any director in Hollywood. It’s not often you find someone who’s helmed a James Bond movie (Quantum of Solace), quiet dramas (Finding Neverland), an unconventional comedy (Stranger Than Fiction), a full-fledged zombie movie (World War Z), and a live-action/CG Disney hybrid.

Unlike many of Disney’s recent live-action fairy tale movies, Christopher Robin isn’t a remake or even a loose adaptation of an earlier animated project. This one is a new story that basically boils down to Hook, But With Winnie The Pooh: an adult Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), who spends too much time working and not enough time with his family, encounters his childhood pals Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger, and learns to shift his understanding of what’s truly important in life. I spoke with Forster on the phone earlier this week to ask him about stepping into the Disney machine, if the Paddington franchise impacted this film at all, a random Gladiator reference he snuck into this movie, and more. Read our full Marc Forster interview below. Read More »

christopher robin extended sneak peek

Disney has released a new extended Christopher Robin sneak peek ahead of the film’s release next week. Chock full of sweet nostalgia and honeyed interactions between Ewan McGregor‘s titular Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh, the sneak peek expands upon what we’ve seen in the trailers to give us a fuller picture of the big-screen adventure that the residents of the 100-Acre Wood find themselves on.

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Christopher Robin Trailer

While blockbuster summer will start coming to an end later this month, there are still some gems waiting for audiences to wrap up the season in August. One of those will undoubtedly be the return of Winnie the Pooh.

Christopher Robin finds the childhood friend of Winnie the Pooh (and the rest of his pals from the Hundred Acre Wood) all grown up and stressed out by the responsibilities of everyday life. He’s not able to spend much time with his family, so Winnie the Pooh takes the time to help Christopher robin live a little more carefree. Read More »

christopher robin movie

If you read this headline and were wondering, “Wait, wasn’t a Christopher Robin movie just in theaters a few months ago?”, you are correct. There was indeed a film about Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne and his family late last year called Goodbye Christopher Robin, which starred Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.

But Disney has a totally separate film coming out this summer called simply Christopher Robin, and now some new photos and details have made their way online. Learn more about the new movie below.
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christopher robin trailer

Disney is taking a Hook-like approach to the Winnie the Pooh series with Christopher Robin. The new live-action film asks the question: what would happen if Winnie’s best human buddy Christopher Robin grew up? The Christopher Robin trailer below provides an answer.

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Jason Clarke co-stars as her turmoiled husband in All I See Is You, the newest movie from World War Z director Marc Forster.

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Sixteen years after Stanley Kubrick‘s death, a new Stanley Kubrick project is on the way. Marc Forster is set to helm The Downslope, from an unproduced screenplay written by Kubrick in 1956. The plan right now is to turn The Downslope into a trilogy. More details on the Stanley Kubrick Downslope movie after the jump.  Read More »

Whit Stillman Cosmopolitans pilot

Amazon’s third pilot season is open for business, and you can now watch new shows from directors such as Whit Stillman, David Gordon Green, and Mark Forster. Stillman’s pilot, The Cosmopolitans, is already getting great buzz; Green’s, Red Oaks, considerably less so. Below, we’ve got info on all five of the new pilots, with behind the scenes videos for each, and a sizzle reel for the whole pilot season.  Read More »

Whit Stillman Pilot

Briefly: Amazon’s next round of pilots includes a show from Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco) and one directed by Marc Forster (World War Z, Quantum of Solace).

Whit Stillman’s show is The Cosmopolitans, which “follows a group of young American expatriates in Paris who are searching for love and friendship in a foreign city.” It stars Adam Brody and Chloe Sevigny , and will shoot in Paris starting this week. Brody previously appeared in Stillman’s most recent film, Damsels in Distress, while Sevigny was in The Last Days of Disco. Dree Hemingway and Shaun Evans also co-star.

 

Marc Forster isn’t as intimately connected to the drama Hand of God, but will direct the pilot. The show, written by Ben Watkins, stars Ron Perlman as “a hard-living judge who uses visions he believes are sent by God as leads in his vigilante mission to track down the rapist who destroyed his family.” Dana Delany will play Perlaman’s wife, and Garrett Dillahunt plays “a born-again sociopath with violent tendencies.”

Both pilots will appear on Amazon’s streaming service later this year, at which point viewers will be able to vote on the continuation of each story. [EW]