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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is teaming up with Disney to develop a new version of the classic Jack & the Beanstalk fairytale simply titled Beanstalk. Deadline are reporting that Gilligan will co-produce and possibly even direct.
Double Emmy Award winner Thomas Schnauz – who wrote seven episodes of Breaking Bad and more recently two episodes of Better Call Saul – will work as screenwriter on the project and will adapt a detailed outline previously written by Gilligan.
The previous adaptation – which wasn’t funded by Disney – was Bryan Singer’s 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer starring Nicholas Hoult. It didn’t reap much of a profit at the box office and Disney are hoping that Gilligan can resurrect the classic fable. Beanstalk is just another in a long list of revisionist tales and remakes being lined up by Disney. Recent titles being given the live-action treatment are Beauty & the Beast, Mulan, Pinocchio, Pete »
- Gavin Logan
Even though Jack the Giant Slayer didn't fare too well at the box office, Disney wants another crack at the classic fable. Deadline reports the House of Mouse has picked up Beanstalk, yet another revisionist take on the familiar tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. However, this one just might get your attention, because the detailed outline that inspired Disney to pick u pthe project comes from "Breaking Bad" and its spin-off series "Better Call Saul" creator Vince Gilligan. And if you're a fan of those shows, you'll also be glad to hear the script will come from of the Emmy-winning writers, Thomas Schauz. Sounds like a sweet deal. As of now, there aren't any details on how this new take on the classic tale will go, but we'll trust in Gilligan that he's crafted something original. And since Disney is the one who picked it up, that certainly gives it some weight as well. »
- Ethan Anderton
Spider-Man: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) will write a treatment for and produce an animated Spider-Man movie. The much-in-demand creative duo will lay out the story for the project, which will exist independently of live-action plans for the lead character. Spider-Man first appeared in an animated series in 1967 (above); the next live-action Spider-Man movie is set for July 28, 2017, with the animated film hitting theaters on July 20, 2018. [EW.com] Beanstalk: Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) has written a detailed outline for Beanstalk, a "revisionist take" on Jack and the Beanstalk, and sold it to Disney. Gilligan will serve as a producer on the live-action project and may possibly direct; Thomas Schnauz (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul...
- Peter Martin
Gilligan has developed the concept for a reinvention of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk for Disney, and could be in line to direct the project.
The studio is working on new adaptations of The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, »
You might remember a couple years ago, Warner Bros. rolled out the expensive and terrible flop "Jack The Giant Slayer." Following the misfire, a chorus of voices suddenly called out for somebody to try again because they didn't get the fairy tale movie they thought the story deserved. Well, actually, that never happened, but Disney is pretending it did. The studio has picked up an outline for "Beanstalk" by "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" writer/creator Vince Gilligan, and have tasked him to write the script for a new, "revisionist take" (of course) on the fable. Gilligan may direct, too, but of course it's still the early days. No plot details are available yet, so sit tight. Read More: 5 Fractured Fairy Tale Movies Worth Watching After 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Meanwhile, the aforementioned WB is adding the pile-up of Robin Hood movies in development with yet another version, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Gilligan penned the treatment for Beanstalk, described as a "revisionist take" on the familiar story of the young man, magic beans and a greedy giant. Gilligan will continue to serve as a producer on the film, while Thomas Schnauz — a co-executive producer on both Breaking Bad and its new spinoff Better Call Saul — will write the script.
While Gilligan and »
There must be something fashionable to the idea right now of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Hollywood now has four Robin Hood movies in production, more than anyone really needs, perhaps even the poor. Tuesday Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had “quietly” put a new Robin Hood movie into production, this one being developed by the script writer for the upcoming Aquaman movie Will Beall. Deadline counts three others for it to storm the castle with: a family friendly swashbuckler from Disney called Nottingham & Hood, a Batman Begins style origin story aptly titled Robin Hood: Origins, and one from Sony that’s described as “Fast & Furious meets Mission: Impossible style reinvention of the tale.” With those four incredibly original ideas, anyone think this is the rich stealing from the poor?
Robin Hood isn’t the only Hollywood property currently with competing projects. A few weeks back, »
- Brian Welk
Disney’s passion for live-action versions of classic fairy tale and animated stories continues unabated. Now Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, has sold Disney a “detailed outline” for Beanstalk, a film that will rework the old Jack and the Beanstalk story. While he won’t script, Gilligan may end up directing. […]
- Russ Fischer
Well, here's an odd pairing: Deadline has learned Disney has picked up a revisionist take on Jack and the Beanstalk from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Titled Beanstalk, the planned film is based on an outline by Gilligan, and his Bb and Better Call Saul screenwriter Thomas Schnauz will write the script. The site says Gilligan may also helm the movie, however "it’s very early days on the project." The most recent big screen adaptation of the Jack »
- Jesse Giroux
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Vince Gilligan has given us a different look at meth cooks with Breaking Bad, and a new perspective on sketchy lawyers with Better Call Saul. Now he.s doing something very different, with a revamping of Jack and the Beanstalk, because of course. Deadline reports that Disney has acquired Gilligan.s Beanstalk, which is being described as a "revisionist take" on the classic legend that involves magic beans and a goose that lays golden eggs. It.s certainly a departure subject matter wise for Gilligan, whose current projects include Saul on AMC and the cop comedy/drama Battle Creek on CBS, but it.s one of those pairings that sounds so crazy and off-the-wall that it just might work. The studio picked up Beanstalk based on a detailed outline from Gilligan, who also reportedly has his eye on the director.s chair, even though it.s still very early in »
While it continues to mine its animated archives for films to convert into live-action adventures, Disney is turning its eye to other classic tales as source material. The latest target for the Mouse House is Jack And The Beanstalk, for which the studio has hired the services of Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to develop and one of his regular collaborators, writer Tom Schnauz, for script duty.Jack And The Beanstalk, for the three people who might not know the story, finds a farm boy sent to sell a cow at market who instead swaps the animal for magic beans. They then grow into a massive beanstalk that leads Jack to an adventure in a land of giants, where he encounters a golden goose and its very angry, very big owner. While Deadline reports that Gilligan – who has written a detailed outline – has cooked up a revisionist take on the traditional story, »
Disney and Vince Gilligan, the creator of the acclaimed and very gritty AMC drama Breaking Bad, are teaming up to adapt the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The studio is in negotiations to pick up Beanstalk, described as a revisionist take on the tale involving a young boy, magic beans and a giant, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Gilligan has written a treatment for the project which will be written by Thomas Schnauz. Gilligan knows Schnauz pretty well: The man was a writer and co-executive producer on Gilligan's Breaking Bad and is working on the spinoff show Better Call
- Borys Kit
Vince Gilligan has come a long way since writing Hancock back in 2008. He created one of the best TV shows of all time, Breaking Bad (in addition to writing and directing many of its episodes), and its so-far-so-good followup, Better Call Saul. But now he's ready to dive back into the feature world. Or at least dip a toe in the shallow end of the pool. Per Deadline, Disney has bought Beanstalk from Gilligan based on a "detailed outline" that he drafted. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul writer Tom Schnauz will pen the actual script from this outline, but there's a chance Gilligan could attach himself to direct the project. Gran Via's Mark Johnson (who is behind both of Gilligan's Albuquerque hour-longs) will produce. There's no doubting Gilligan's (or Schauz's) talent at this point in the execution department. I'm not sure if a Beanstalk movie is ultimately meant for me, »
- Evan Dickson
Exclusive: Disney is acquiring Beanstalk, a revisionist take on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale that is based on a detailed outline by Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan. Gilligan has tapped Thomas Schnauz–who has won two Emmys writing for both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul–to write the script. Gilligan will eye it as a possible directing vehicle, but it’s very early days on the project. Gilligan and Mark Johnson will produce. The most recent… »
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- April Neale
Read More: 'Better Call Saul': Finding Its Own Voice While Haunted By the Ghosts of 'Breaking Bad' Now that 'Better Call Saul' has concluded its freshman season, the creative team is looking back on James 'Jimmy' Morgan McGill's transformation from straight-laced lawyer into Saul Goodman, the Albuquerque underworld's favorite legal shark. Watch Vince Gilligan, Melissa Bernstein, Peter Gould and Bob Odenkirk sound off on Jimmy's (Bob Odenkirk) evolving relationship with cleaner Mike (Jonathan Banks) and his failed attempts to assimilate into the traditional legal profession above. Read More: TV Shows are Becoming the New Film Franchise, and That's a Very, Very Bad Thing
- Helen Z. Carefoot
Read More: 'Better Call Saul': Finding Its Own Voice While Haunted By the Ghosts of 'Breaking Bad' Now that 'Better Call Saul' has concluded its freshman season, the creative team is looking back on James 'Jimmy' Morgan McGill's transformation from straight-laced lawyer into Saul Goodman, the Albuquerque underworld's favorite legal shark. Watch Vince Gilligan, Melissa Bernstein, Peter Gould and Bob Odenkirk sound off on Jimmy's (Bob Odenkirk) evolving relationship with cleaner Mike (Jonathan Banks) and his failed attempts to assimilate into the traditional legal profession above. Read More: TV Shows are Becoming the New Film Franchise, and That's a Very, Very Bad Thing »
- Helen Z. Carefoot
As the spinoff of a beloved series like “Breaking Bad,” the odds seemed stacked against AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” But it has both been embraced whole-heartedly by critics while also emerging as the highest-rate new cable series of the broadcast season.
And for good measure, it also helped AMC plant a scripted flag on Monday nights.
For the season, “Saul” averaged 5.9 million viewers, including 3.7 million adults 18-49 and 3.6 million adults 25-54, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3″ estimates (which include three days’ worth of DVR playback). The show got a big launch courtesy of “The Walking Dead,” but after seeing an expected decline the following week, it held at a strong level during the rest of its 10-episode run.
Last Monday’s season finale average 5.1 million viewers, including 3.1 million adults 18-49 and 3.3 million adults 25-54 in “live plus-3.” In 18-49, that tied it for seventh among all scripted dramas »
- Rick Kissell
Breaking Bad was one of the most critically acclaimed series of the past few years, a lot of which had to do with the world the show created. Vince Gilligan and AMC’s proposal to revisit that world, this time with a focus on Saul Goodman, was met with both excitement and trepidation. After all, could the creative team capture lightning in a bottle twice and create something equally good? The first season of Better Call Saul seems to have put all those concerns to rest, as the ten episodes have exceeded expectations, delighting fans of Breaking Bad by expanding the story without taking anything away from what came before.
But how did the show play for those who haven’t seen Breaking Bad? Does the series work as effectively for someone unfamiliar with the world of Albuquerque, New Mexico as seen through the lens of Gilligan and Co.? And »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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