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‘The Mighty Ducks’ TV Series in Development

For many ’90s kids, The Mighty Ducks were in a league of their own. Disney’s inspirational youth hockey movie about how you too could be cool like Emilio Estevez is reportedly getting a modern makeover as a TV series — though probably without Emilio Estevez. A Mighty Ducks TV series is in early development ABC Signature Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. […]

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‘Mighty Ducks’ TV Series in the Works, Should Bring Back the Triple-Deke

1992. Simpler times. In those days, you could be a super successful lawyer (How successful? How's winning 30 straight cases sound, champ?), then get busted for drunk driving, and be sentenced to community service coaching the local pee-wee hockey team. Yeah that was the actual premise for the surprising pop culture hit, The Mighty Ducks. The original film, which featured Emilio Estevez as the lawyer/coach-whose-heart-grew-two-sizes Gordon Bombay, was but the first of what would become a trilogy with D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3: The Mighty Ducks following in 1994 and 1996. (…
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The Mighty Ducks: ABC Developing TV Show Based on '90s Movies

Do you love The Mighty Ducks? According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is developing a TV show based on the Disney movies.The '90s trilogy followed the ups and downs of The Mighty Ducks, a children's hockey team competing in Minnesota. The cast included Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, and Joss Ackland. The movies were previously adapted as an animated TV show for ABC in 1996.Read More…
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'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development

'The Mighty Ducks' Television Series in Development
The Mighty Ducks may take the ice again as a television series about Disney's underdog Minnesota hockey team is currently in development.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that while the live-action series is still a long way from firing knucklepucks, screenwriter Steven Brill – who penned 1992's The Mighty Ducks and the sequels D2 and D3 – and producer Jordan Kerner have concocted a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team.

As there is not yet a script for the project, it's unclear if Emilio Estevez's Gordon Bombay or any
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Disney's Classic 90s Mighty Ducks Film Franchise is Being Developed as a TV Series!

It looks like Disney's The Mighty Ducks film franchise is being adapted into a TV series! According to THRABC Signature Studios is in early development on a series based on the classic 1990s  films that center around a youth hockey team. 

I loved those movies when I was growing up and if this series can capture the magic of those original films, then this might be something worth checking out. They might actually be able to pull that off because a couple key members of the original filmmaking team are developing the show!

According to sources, ABC Signature head Tracy Underwood "put Mighty Ducks in development after being approached by original trilogy screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner." So, Brill is on board to write the script for the series, which is great! If anyone can capture the magic of the original films, he would be the guy to do it.
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‘The Mighty Ducks’ TV Series in the Works

‘The Mighty Ducks’ TV Series in the Works
A “Mighty Ducks” television series is in the “very early stages of development,” TheWrap is told by a person with knowledge of the project. ABC Signature Studios is the production company behind the adaptation, though no network is currently attached. Steven Brill, the screenwriter of the original trilogy, will write the script and executive produce. His Brillstein Entertainment’s George Heller and Brad Petrigala will also earn executive producer credits. Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Star Shaun Weiss Sentenced to 90 Days After Meth Arrest “The Mighty Ducks” was a 1992 movie starring Emilio Estevez as the coach of a struggling youth ice-hockey team. It spawned two...
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Mighty Ducks TV Series in the Works

More than two decades after hanging up their skates, the Mighty Ducks are preparing to return to the rink.

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A TV series based on the iconic ’90s hockey movie trilogy is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the films’ original screenwriter Steven Brill drafting a script for ABC Signature Studios. Jordan Kerner, who produced the movies, is also attached.

The Mighty Ducks trilogy — which began with 1992’s The Mighty Ducks and concluded with 1996’s D3: The Mighty Ducks — starred Emilio Estevez as Gordon Bombay, a down-on-his-luck attorney
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Quack Quack! A Mighty Ducks TV Show Is Reportedly in the Works

Quack Quack! A Mighty Ducks TV Show Is Reportedly in the Works
Start practicing the Flying V because it's about to fly again. A Mighty Ducks TV show is in the works, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The first film debuted in 1992 and followed a rag-tag group of kids on a peewee hockey team coached by Emilio Estevez, with sequels coming out in 1994 (Junior Goodwill Games!) and 1996 (Prep school!). Details about the project are scarce (including whether or not it's a sequel series or complete reboot), but the original trilogy's screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner are behind it, which is being developed at ABC Signature Studios. Per THR, Mighty Ducks is in the super early stages of development and likely won't be shopped...
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Disney’s The Mighty Ducks is Becoming a TV Show

Disney’s The Mighty Ducks is being developed as a TV series by ABC Signature Studios. Released in 1992, The Mighty Ducks follows Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), a former hockey player turned defense attorney, who is forced to coach a local youth hockey team as community service after getting arrested for drunk driving. The sports comedy became a beloved ’90s classic as Bombay coached the underdog team into becoming real contenders in their local hockey league and remembering his love of hockey along the way.
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Santa Barbara Film Festival to Open as Planned in Wake of Montecito Mudslides

The Santa Barbara Film Festival is moving ahead as planned with its 33rd edition, opening on Jan. 31, in the wake of the fires and flooding that recently devastated the city, leaving 20 victims dead in the Montecito area.

Roger Durling, executive director of the festival, addressed the issue Wednesday in a letter that said, “Many people have been asking me if the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place. My answer is an emphatic ‘Yes.'”

He continued, “How do you do a film festival following the immense tragedy unfolding in Montecito and Southern California? Well — the honest answer is that it is needed now more than ever. Movies have always provided a sense of community. It is an opportunity for people to gather, reflect, experience, feel, and process.”

Durling noted that during the Great Depression, Americans flocked to theaters. “They did not do this because movies can be easily categorized as a distraction,” he said. “Yes
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces 2018 Slate, Will Open with Emilio Estevez’s ‘the public’

Despite the devastating mudslides that overwhelmed the Santa Barbara, California community of Montecito last week — resulting in at least 20 deaths and the destruction of 100-plus homes — the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Sbiff) will go on as usual. A reason to celebrate is “needed now more than ever,” wrote Sbiff director Roger Durling in a letter soon to be shared with festival-goers. He continued, “It is an opportunity for people to gather – reflect – experience – feel – and process,” noting that cinema attendance was strong during the Great Depression.

Launched in 1986, this year’s Sbiff will include films from 58 countries. Numbered among its 45 world premieres is opening night film “the public,” the first feature written and directed by Emilio Estevez since 2010’s “The Way.” Set at a Cincinnati public library, the film follows its homeless and marginalized patrons during a dangerous cold spell. The cast includes Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone (“Neon Demon
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Lineup Unveiled

Santa Barbara Film Festival Lineup Unveiled
The Santa Barbara Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its 33rd edition, which will run January 31-February 10 and feature 45 world premieres and 53 U.S. premieres. The already announced opening-night film is Emilio Estevez’s The Public; the fest is still being mum on its closing-night film. Among the annual tributes this year are awards for current awards-season staples including Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and Viruosos Awards to Daniel…
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Criterion Announces ‘The Virgin Suicides’ 4K Restoration, Approved by Ed Lachman and Sofia Coppola

Criterion Announces ‘The Virgin Suicides’ 4K Restoration, Approved by Ed Lachman and Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppla acclaimed directorial debut “The Virgin Suicides” will be joining the Criterion Collection this April with a 4K digital restoration supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman and approved by Coppola. The release is the highlight of the April 2018 additions, which also include Jim Jarmusch’s “Dead Man,” Sergei Parajanov’s “The Color of Pomegranates,” and Leo McCarey’s “The Awful Truth.”

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In addition to the 4K restoration, “The Virgin Suicides” Criterion release will also include new interviews with Coppola, actors Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett, author Jeffrey Eugenides, and writer Tavi Gevinson. Coppola’s 1998 short film “Lick the Star” will also be included as a bonus feature, as will a making-of documentary directed by Sofia’s mother, filmmaker Eleanor Coppola. The movie is now available to
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The Goldfinch Movie Gets Jeffrey Wright as Hobie

Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios have added another key member to the cast of The Goldfinch adaptation, with Jeffrey Wright coming aboard to portray Hobie. The Oscar-nominated actor joins a growing cast that includes Ansel Elgort as Theo, Willa Fitzgerald as Kitsey Barbour and Aneurin Barnard as Boris. The adaptation is expected to go into production shortly, so there may be several more casting announcements coming in the near future.

The original novel by Donna Tartt, which won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 2014, centers on Theo Decker, who, at the age of 13, miraculously survives a terrorist that kills his mother. This leads to Theo being taken in by the family of a wealthy friend, after being abandoned by his father. Theo still clings to the one thing that reminds him of his mother, a small painting entitled The Goldfinch, that entices him into the underworld of the art scene.
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First Trailer for Public Library Drama 'The Public' with Emilio Estevez

"We're a public library, we're not a shelter for the homeless." The first trailer has debuted for the latest film written & directed by Emilio Estevez (where has he been all this time?) titled The Public, which is a reference to a public library in Cincinnati. On top of writing & directing, Estevez also stars as one of the managers of the library. When an Arctic cold comes into the city, a group of homeless people decide to hold an "occupy" movement and camp out in the library. The full cast features Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Gabrielle Union, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Ki Hong Lee, Richard T. Jones, and Jacob Vargas. This actually seems like a fascinating take on this kind of story. Pretty much every public library in every city has to deal with homeless people, and yet this seems to show how important this place
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Press Notes: John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club

Back in June of 2016, a John Hughes phantom page appeared on Criterion’s Web site, which led to many speculating as to what it might mean as far as films entering the Collection. Many thought that a box set would be inevitable, and for a time it seemed like 16 Candles might be the first to get a spine number. Then, in June of 2017, we had our first real tease as to what might be coming: A breakfast club.

Today, the Criterion Collection has released a new definitive edition of the 80s classic, and it features a number of improvements over the previous home video edition, most notably the deleted scenes.

Here are some reviews and links from around the web:

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What happens when five strangers end up together in Saturday detention? Badass posturing, gleeful misbehavior, and a potent dose of angst. With this exuberant, disarmingly candid film, writer-director John
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A Deleted Scene From The Breakfast Club Surfaces After 30 Years

I'm a huge fan of The Breakfast Club. I love that movie and I was surprised to see a never-before-seen deleted scene from the film surface online after 30 years. The scene features a little moment between Molly Ringwald’s Claire and Ally Sheedy’s Allison.

On January 2nd, Criterion Collection is a new edition of the film which will contain 50 minutes of material that has never been released. That material will offer lots of cool insights into the film and I'm definitely looking forward to it!

The deleted scene was shared by Vulture, and in it, Claire makes an attempt to do a little bonding with Allison. It's a pretty awkward exchange as Allison's cringe-worthy eating habits are discussed. It eventually leads to Allison picking up a chip out of the bathroom sink and shoving it in her mouth.

I'll tell you what, had this scene stayed in the movie,
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Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary DVD Gets Deleted Scenes and More

Fans of the 1985 coming-of-age comedy-drama ‘The Breakfast Club’ will now have the chance to see previously deleted scenes. Criterion Collection is re-releasing this film on Blu-ray and DVD and the bonus material includes 50 minutes of formerly unreleased material. ‘The Breakfast Club’ was a big hit in the 1980s.Its five main stars earned the nickname of ‘The Brat Pack’ and it was this film that shot many of them to fame. Judd Nelson played delinquent John Bender, Molly Ringwald took on the role of pampered teen Claire Standish, Emilio Estevez was state champion wrestler Andrew Clark, Anthony Michael Hall

Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary DVD Gets Deleted Scenes and More
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Long Lost Breakfast Club Deleted Scene Has Been Unearthed

Long Lost Breakfast Club Deleted Scene Has Been Unearthed
A new scene from The Breakfast Club has surfaced online, featuring Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. The never-before-seen clip has surfaced online to promote the upcoming 4K Criterion Collection version of the movie that contains nearly an hour of deleted scenes that have never been released anywhere before. The 4K restoration of the 1980s classic is more than enough to get fans on board, but seeing deleted scenes from such a beloved movie is a real treat, especially over 50-minutes worth of footage from the John Hughes movie.

In the new clip from The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy are together in the Girls' restroom and Ringwald is trying to become friends with Sheedy, despite her very bizarre tendencies. "So sad. You're washing your hands, but you'll eat food inches away from a toilet," Ringwald, who plays Claire, says. Sheedy, who plays the character Allison, proceeds to
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Slamdance 2018 Announces Shorts and Emerging Filmmaker-Led Beyond Section Lineups, and More

Slamdance 2018 Announces Shorts and Emerging Filmmaker-Led Beyond Section Lineups, and More
Our bi-weekly Film Festival Roundup column explores notable stories and news updates from the circuit.

– Slamdance has announced the Beyond and Shorts programs for their 24th edition. The 2018 Slamdance Film Festival will run January 19 – 25 in Park City, Utah. This year, several Slamdance Alumni return with highly anticipated presentations in the Beyond lineup. All films program are made by emerging filmmakers working just beyond their first features.

“The films in the Beyond Program exhibit singular directorial vision while sharing a common commitment to challenge audiences to step outside their comfort zones,” said Beyond programmer, Josh Mandel in an official statement. “These bold and adventurous filmmakers represent the most current voices in American independent film, and will continue to push boundaries in the years ahead.”

This year’s short film lineup showcases productions from 26 countries, including: Canada, Iran, USA, and beyond. Shorts in the Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Anarchy, and Experimental sections are
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