Posts Tagged ‘adaptation’


The End Is Near: ‘Transformers’ Scribe Hired To Write Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Adaptation

All you need to be successful in Hollywood is one or two good credits on a movie that makes a lot of money. It doesn’t matter if your work is shit, as long as you can help a studio turn a profit you’re as good as a golden goose with the ability to turn a phrase. Need proof? I have all the proof you will ever need.

The Hollywood Reporter ran a story today breaking the news that Transformers scribe Ehren Kruger has been hired to write a live-action adaptation for Disney’s Dumbo. Yes, the same man who has …


Are You Ready For A ‘Scooby-Doo’ Reboot?

I swear the time between when a film debuts and when its reboot is first announced shrinks by the week.

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is in the very early stages of developing a new Scooby-Doo reboot. This is not a rumor or an alleged title, but rather a full fledged project with a crew and people working to solidify a cast. The film will be a live action and CGI hybrid, much like the big screen version of the cartoon released in 2002. No additional details are available at this time.

Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew …

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‘Paddington’ Trailer: Never Trust A Bear In A Bathroom

There is an idea circling the net that nothing is safe from the world of Hollywood adaptations, and this Christmas the beloved fictional bear known as Paddington will prove that theory true.

Today, The Weinstein Company released the first trailer for Paddington, the first big screen adaptation of Michael Bond’s popular character. The film tells the story of the misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Colin Firth) who travels to the big city in search of a place to call home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he …


Are You Ready For The First-Ever ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Movie?

Sega has finally given in to demand (or money). Sonic The Hedgehog is headed to the big screen.

THR reports that Sony and producer Neal Mortiz, are teaming with Marza Animation Planet, a Japanese film production company and the division of the Sega Sammy Group, for a CG/live-action hybrid feature starring Sega gaming’s most famous character. No casting has occurred at this point, but we do know that Evan Susser and Van Robichaux are writing the screenplay, which will follow the antics of Sonic, the world’s fastest hedgehog.

This is not a joke, people. We are officially scraping the bottom …


Disney Announces Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Beauty And The Beast’

Hot on the heels of Maleficent‘s $70 million box office debut, Disney has announced plans to adapt another one of their classic animated stories in the not too distant future.

According to variety, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon has been tapped by the house that Mickey Mouse built to direct a live-action version of the studio 1991 hit, Beauty And The Beast. Evan Spiliotopoulos is writing the script with Mandeville Films producing. No release date has been set.

Beauty and The Beast is actually a classic fairytale. The earliest published version of the story was …


‘Left Behind’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage Vs. The Rapture

The Left Behind series is one of the best-selling book franchises in history, and not too long ago they spawned a series of Kirk Cameron-led films that played almost entirely to Christian audience. In 2012 news broke about a reboot being in production from Cloud Ten Pictures starring Nicolas Cage and Chad Michael Murray, which we found both peculiar and hard to believe, but today our doubts were proven false as the film’s first official trailer made its debut online.

After bouncing from a spring release to summer, then once more to October for what looks to be at least …


‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Trailer: Jane Fonda Has Bionic Breasts

That headline is pretty deceiving, truth be told. I know I just wrote it, and if you’re reading this you may have clicked the link solely because of what it teased, but in all actuality the film we are about to discuss looks like something a bit more sentimental than sexual.

This Is Where I Leave You is based on a popular novel by Jonathan Tropper, who also adapted the book for this film. The story follows a Jewish family that isn’t used to observing their faith’s traditions who are forced to fulfill their father’s final wish and sit Shivah …


‘The Equalizer’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Protects Boston From The Mob

Denzel Washington has partnered with Training Day director Anthony Fuqua for The Equalizer, a kinda/sorta reboot of a popular 80s television series with the same name. The franchise may not ring a bell for anyone under the age of 30, but fans of slick action and films made in Boston are bound to fall in love with the feature’s first trailer.

It’s a rainy night in Boston when viewers first lay eyes on McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in New England. He’s doing his best to keep to …


They All Float Over There: ‘It’ Reboot Moves From Warner Bros. To New Line

Warner Bros. has been vocally actively working on a reboot of Stephen King’s It for the last five years, but for whatever reason the studio has yet to set a production start date or even tease the possibility of a potential release plan. Today we learned a bit of the reason why, or at least an excuse for why it’s taking so long, and hopefully it’s the kind of news that symbolizes a legitimate effort to get this long-awaited adaptation off the ground.

The Hollywood Reporter has a new exclusive revealing that It has been moved from Warner Bros. to …


New ‘Fault In Our Stars’ Trailer: Prepare To Cry

I cry at the movies more often than I should probably admit, but when a good story grabs you it can be hard to resist shedding a few salty tears when the hero/heroine finally reaches their destiny, finds their love, or otherwise reaches the end of their journey. It happens so often, in fact, that I like to think I have the power to recognize when I am going to need to remember to stash a few tissues in my jacket pocket. With that in mind, let me say this: The Fault In Our Stars will shatter your heart. You’ve …


‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer: Another Broadway Classic Attempts Big Screen Glory

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the musical known as Jersey Boys.

I am not sure anyone knew what to think when Clint Eastwood announced his next project would be the adaptation of globally acclaimed musical about The Four Seasons, but witnessing the first footage this evening it’s clear the material is in good hands. The deep blacks and bright lights of the silver screen icon’s more recent directorial work is present here once again, and truth be told it works well to set the tone of a alternative reality where …


Prepare To Cry During The First Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

Now that Kick Ass 2 has faded from the biggest disappointment of 2013 to being just another letdown from last year, Chloe Grace-Moretz is ready to return to the big screen with a story that is likely to stir emotions around the globe.

Directed by R.J. Cutler (Nashville) and based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is an upcoming dramatic teen romance that puts Moretz front and center. She stars as a bright, talented teen in Portland who falls into a coma after a car accident kills the rest of her …