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King Arthur Trailer #2: Charlie Hunnam Conquers a Kingdom

22 January 2017 12:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Football fans will be tuning in to watch both the Nfc and Afc championship games today, to see what two teams will be playing in the Super Bowl next month. Movie fans will also get a sneak peak at Warner Bros.' King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which is set to open in theaters on May 12. This new preview shows how Arthur, played by Charlie Hunnam, rises from nothing to become king, which comes just a day after the new poster surfaced.

Way back in 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures set a summer 2016 release date for this movie, which is said to be the first in an epic six-movie series. That date was eventually pushed up to March 24, 2017, where it would have gone up against Lionsgate's Power Rangers, Warner Bros.' CHiPs and Sony's Life. The date was eventually pushed to May 12, putting it up against 20th Century Fox's Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, »

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Legend of the Sword Poster Introduces Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur

21 January 2017 10:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This summer, one of the greatest legends of all time returns to theaters in a way audiences have never seen. Today, we have a brand new poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. It stars Charlie Hunnam as the noble knight who rose up out of obscurity to save an ancient land. This poster offers a tagline for the movie, hinting at Arthur's origins.

"From nothing comes a king".

Warner Bros. launched this poster this morning, which should get all Charlie Hunnam fans drooling since he's been absent from the small screen and his role in Sons of Anarchy for far too long. It is also being reported today that Snapchat is partnering with Warner Bros. to launch a first-to-market Snapchat branded puzzle lens on Sunday, January 22nd at 12:01am Pt. In this highly interactive gamefied lens, users race against a timer to unscramble their puzzled image and »

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Newswire: Wedding Crashers’ David Dobkin to direct Disney’s “trapped in a toy store” movie

5 January 2017 6:15 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Disney has been fighting to make a movie about a kid who gets trapped in a toy store overnight since at least 2014, when Will Ferrell and his Gary Sanchez Productions company were developing the project with Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink. By 2015, though, Pink and Ferrell were both off the film, which had been named Overnight At 42nd Street, and Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess had stepped up to direct it instead. Now, nearly two years since then, Variety is reporting that Disney has brought in Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin to helm the project—which is now going by the simpler title Overnight.

Variety doesn’t say what happened to Hess, but it does have slightly more details about the plot. Apparently, it’s about “a father and son who win a contest to spend a night in a lavish toy store” and then have ...

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Disney’s 2017 Movie Slate: New Art and Details on Pixar’s ‘Coco,’ ‘Cars 3’ and More

5 January 2017 5:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hardcore Disney fans may know about a few of these upcoming films, but Disney has updated its slate for 2017 with new photos and details of films for the coming year. Here’s what to expect from the mega studio that also releases films from Marvel, Pixar and LucasFilm.

March

Coming out on March 17 , “Beauty and the Beast” is the newest of Disney’s live action remakes, following “Tarzan” and “The Jungle Book.” The classic tale of romance, trust, and cursed furniture will be told to viewers in an entirely new way. Belle, played by Emma Watson, is captured by Dan Stevens‘ the Beast, a ferocious but misunderstood hermit whose only companions are talking clocks, teapots, and the like. While Gaston, played by Luke Evans, rushes to save the “damsel,” Belle realizes that the Beast is no monster at all, but her newfound true love. The remake also features Stanley Tucci, »

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Disney in Talks With David Dobkin to Direct Toy Store Movie ‘Overnight’

5 January 2017 3:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney is in talks with David Dobkin, director of Robert Downey, Jr.’s “The Judge,” to come on board family adventure “Overnight.”

Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur are producing through their Original Films company. The script, by Oren Uziel, is based on a father and son who win a contest to spend a night in a lavish toy store — which gets hit by burglars on the same night.

Variety reported “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess was attached to direct “Overnight” last year but he has since fallen out. The project, which Disney picked up in turnaround from Sony, was originally planned as a starring vehicle for Will Ferrell when Gary Sanchez Productions was involved as a producer.

No actors have been cast yet for “Overnight.”

Dobkin’s has strong comedy credits including New Line’s “Wedding Crashers,” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson; Disney’s “Shanghai Knights with Owen Wilson »

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'Wedding Crashers' Director Tackling Family Adventure 'Overnight' for Disney (Exclusive)

5 January 2017 9:32 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

David Dobkin, best known for directing the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers, is in negotiations to helm Overnight, a family adventure project from Disney.

Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur, who are coming off the release of the Chris Pratt-Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi movie Passengers, are producing via their Original Film company.

Oren Uziel wrote the script, which has previously been described as Home Alone in an Fao Schwarz-esque toy store. The plot involves a father and son who win a chance to spend a night in the world’s greatest toy store on the same night that it is targeted »

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