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Review: Ghost in the Shell

6 hours ago | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

While fully aware of Japan’s Ghost in the Shell and its impact as a Manga and Anime, I never experienced any version of it. As a result, I watched the recent live-action film version without preconceived notions. I knew all about the casting controversy but until there’s an actress of Japanese descent who can open a movie wide, casting decisions, such as this, will continue. So get over it.

Masamune Shirow created an interesting meditation on where humanity is going as he, like Ray Kurzweil, foresees the day when man and machine blend into a singular being. It won’t be overnight, nor will it be neat and easy. As a result, the question of what does it mean to be human permeates the film as written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger and directed by Rupert Sanders.

The story centers on Major (Scarlett Johansson), an »

- Robert Greenberger

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Tim Burton’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Lifts Off to March 2019 Release

15 July 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dumbo” still has a ways to go before its cleared for take off, but at least now we know the final destination. Disney has confirmed Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of the 1941 animated classic will fly into theaters March 29, 2019.

Dumbo” was just one of Disney’s many attractions at the D23 Expo on Saturday. While Burton was not present at the convention, the director did send in a video message from inside the real life train-car utilized in the original film. He used the clip to confirm that production has officially begun on his reimagining of the high-flying elephant adventure.

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Aladdin’: Disney Casts Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton are now confirmed to star opposite newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles. Roshan SethDeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney, and Douglas Reith also star. Will Smith was circling the lead role in “Dumbo »

- JD Knapp

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Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Remake Flies to Spring 2019 Release

15 July 2017 12:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tim Burton’s live-action “Dumbo” remake will fly into theaters on March 29, 2019, Disney announced at its D23 conference on Saturday. Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton star in the film, which is based on the 1941 animated classic and adapted by Ehren Kruger. The cast also includes Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Also Read: Disney's 'Aladdin' Books Its Stars, Will Smith Confirmed as Genie The new film introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. »

- Thom Geier

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Ghost in the Shell Heads for Home in July

30 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Hollywood, Calif.  – “Totally riveting” (Bill Zwecker, Fox-tv) and filled with “heart pounding excitement” (Pete Hammond, Deadline), the thrilling and eye-popping Ghost In The Shell arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand July 25, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The future comes early on Digital HD July 7.Set in a world where people are enhanced with technology, Ghost In The Shell follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), who believes she was rescued from near death.  The first of her kind, Major is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge »

- ComicMix Staff

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Major to Report for Duty This July with Home Media Release of Ghost In The Shell (2017)

30 May 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Major will make house calls this summer with Paramount Home Media Distribution's 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie on July 25th, following its Digital HD debut on July 7th.

Press Release (via Broadway World): “Totally riveting” (Bill Zwecker, Fox-tv) and filled with “heart pounding excitement” (Pete Hammond, Deadline), the thrilling and eye-popping Ghost In The Shell arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand July 25, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The future comes early on Digital HD July 7.

Set in a world where people are enhanced with technology, Ghost In The Shell follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), who believes she was rescued from near death. The first of her kind, Major is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. »

- Derek Anderson

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Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton join 'Ophelia'

2 May 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Covert Media finances, represents international sales on Shakespeare reimagining.

Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton, and Devon Terrell will star alongside previously announced Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in Covert Media’s Ophelia.

Principal photography on location in Prague is set to commence this month. CAA packaged and arranged financing and handles Us rights.

Ophelia takes place in the 14th century and is styled as a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as the queen’s most trusted lady-in-waiting falls for Prince Hamlet and must make a fateful decision to protect a secret.

Owen will play King Claudius, MacKay will play Hamlet, Felton will play Laertes, Ophelia’s brother and friend to Hamlet, and Terrell will play Hamlet’s faithful friend Horatio.

Claire McCarthy, whose credits include The Waiting City with Joel Edgerton and Radha Mitchell, directs based on Semi Chellas’s adaptation of the novel by Lisa Klein.

Covert Media is financing and producing with Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Clive Owen to play Claudius in 'Ophelia'

2 May 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Covert Media finances, represents international sales on Shakespeare reimagining.

Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton, and Devon Terrell will star alongside previously announced Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in Covert Media’s Ophelia.

Principal photography on location in Prague is set to commence this month. CAA packaged and arranged financing and handles Us rights.

Ophelia takes place in the 14th century and is styled as a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as the queen’s most trusted lady-in-waiting falls for Prince Hamlet and must make a fateful decision to protect a secret.

Owen will play King Claudius, MacKay will play Hamlet, Felton will play Laertes, Ophelia’s brother and friend to Hamlet, and Terrell will play Hamlet’s faithful friend Horatio.

Claire McCarthy, whose credits include The Waiting City with Joel Edgerton and Radha Mitchell, directs based on Semi Chellas’s adaptation of the novel by Lisa Klein.

Covert Media is financing and producing with Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Clive Owen, Tom Felton, George MacKay Join Daisy Ridley’s ‘Ophelia’

2 May 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Clive Owen, Tom Felton, George MacKay, and Devon Terrell have joined the cast of Daisy Ridley’s romantic tragedy “Ophelia.”

Producer and Covert Media CEO Paul Hanson made the announcement Tuesday. The film begins principle photography later this month on location in Prague with Claire McCarthy directing.

Ophelia” is based on the novel by Lisa Klein and adapted for the screen by Semi Chellas (“Mad Men,” “The Eleventh Hour”). Covert Media is financing the feature and producing with Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger (“The Brothers Grimm”) and Sarah Curtis (“Hysteria”). Executive producers include Covert’s Elissa Friedman and Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine (“Fading Gigolo”).

Covert is handling international rights to the film, which will be sold at the Cannes Film Festival. CAA, which packaged and arranged the financing, represents the film’s U.S. rights.

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- Dave McNary

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Contest: Win Rings on Blu-ray / DVD

1 May 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Keep one eye on your TV screens, because Samara is looking to make house calls with Paramount Home Media Distribution's Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release of Rings on May 2nd (following its April 21st Digital HD release), and we've we've been provided with two Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers who are ready to brave the seven-day curse.

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- Derek Anderson

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An Aggregated Oral History of 2009 Films Ruined By the Last WGA Strike

18 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The last time Hollywood writers walked out seeking a better deal, there were consequences for several tentpoles and would-be franchises.

Hollywood is facing the threat of another Writers’ Guild Strike, one which would immediately stop all writing and rewriting on guild signatory productions — essentially everything from the major studios. So far, negotiations have been contentious, with the WGA arguing that though the business has seen record profits, the average writer’s income has declined in this boom period. And yet, at the bargaining table, the AMPTP — who represent the producers — came offering not gains, but rollbacks. They basically asked the writers to accept less than their current contracts.

The total cost of what the writers are asking for is not particularly excessive. For instance, the cost to Disney would be $21.2 million a year — barely more than half of Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s $43.9 million salary last year. I don’t want to get too far »

- The Bitter Script Reader

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Michael Keaton in talks to join Tim Burton’s Dumbo film

6 April 2017 5:46 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Colin Farrell and now Michael Keaton, Tim Burton certainly isn’t holding back the reins in trying to entice the big names to join his live-action Disney remake of the elephant that could fly, Dumbo.

Related: Michael Keaton Exclusive interview

Burton certainly has the pulling power but what could really swing Keaton his way is the fact the pair has previously worked together on the likes of Batman and Beetlejuice in the course of their careers, isn’t it high time these two paired up again? It has been 28 years since Batman….  damn, now we feel old. With the constant rumbling of the Beetlejuice sequel bubbling away, this could be the perfect avenue for the pair to finally team up before any final decisions are made.

Keaton, who is next due on the big screen in the summer blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming as the villain, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Michael Keaton could reunite with Tim Burton on Dumbo

5 April 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tim Burton is already set to reunite with Eva Green (Dark Shadows, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns) on his upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, and now Variety is reporting that Beetlejuice, Batman and Batman Returns star Michael Keaton is also in talks.

According to the site, Keaton is in negotiations to play the villain, which would be his second bad guy turn of late following July’s superhero reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming, where he is set to play the web-slinger’s nemesis The Vulture. It would mark Burton and Keaton’s first film together since 1992’s Batman Returns; the two had been planning to reunite on the long-rumoured Beetlejuice sequel, although that project is yet to get off the ground.

Burton is directing Dumbo from a script by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction), while Colin Farrell is also attached to star. Production is »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael Keaton may play the bad guy in Disney’s live-action Dumbo film

4 April 2017 11:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Michael Keaton Dumbo rumours – will the Spider-Man: Homecoming star reunite with his Batman and Beetlejuice director?

Michael Keaton may be in line to play the villain in Tim Burton’s live-action version of Dumbo over at Disney. The news comes via the trade paper Variety who say that Keaton, current hot property following his Academy Award win for Birdman, his work on the stunning Spotlight, and the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, would fill the shoes of the bad guy and reunite him with Burton, who worked with him on the two Batman movies in the late 1980s. More on the Michael Keaton Dumbo news below.

Ehren Kruger wrote the script for the new live-action film, based on the classic 1940s comedy from the Mouse House. The new film already has the likes of Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Penny Dreadful), Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them »

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Disney's Dumbo Targets Michael Keaton as the Villain

4 April 2017 6:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Disney has settled on Colin Farrell to replace Will Smith in Dumbo, the studio is setting their sights on another actor to play the primary villain. The studio has entered into negotiations with Michael Keaton to play the bad guy, joining a cast that also includes Danny De Vito and Eva Green. This project will mark the first time that Michael Keaton has worked with director Tim Burton since the 1992 superhero sequel Batman Returns. Both the actor and director's careers were launched with back-to-back hits in the late 1980s, Beetlejuice in 1988 and Batman in 1989.

Variety reports that Michael Keaton will play a circus owner who acquires a much smaller circus, owned by Danny DeVito's character, so he can exploit the lovable elephant Dumbo and his mother. Earlier reports claimed that the villain's name is Vandermere, but that hasn't been confirmed at this time. Colin Farrell will play »

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Michael Keaton in Talks to Join Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'

4 April 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Michael Keaton may be reuniting with his Beetlejuice and Batman director.

The actor is in negotiations to star in Disney's new live-action Dumbo film, to be helmed by Tim Burton.

Colin Farrell and Eva Green also are in talks to join the pic, which is based on Disney's classic 1941 animated movie about a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for his large ears and is separated from his mother.

Ehren Kruger penned the script for the new project.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say that one thing the new version does is expand »

- Rebecca Ford

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Michael Keaton in Talks to Play Villain in Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Remake

4 April 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Keaton is in negotiations to play the villain in Tim Burton’s live-action Disney “Dumbo” remake, TheWrap has learned. Will Smith was formerly in talks to star in one of Disney’s numerous recent live-action reboots, but he stepped away from the project in February. Colin Farrell is in negotiations to star in the adaptation of the 1941 animated film, where he will join Eva Green and Danny DeVitoEhren Kruger wrote the script and is producing alongside Justin Springer. Keaton will play a ruthless businessman who acquires a circus from DeVito’s character to exploit the title elephant and his mother. »

- Matt Pressberg

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Michael Keaton in Talks to Play Villain in Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ (Exclusive)

4 April 2017 3:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Keaton is in negotiations to play the villain in the live-action “Dumbo” movie for Disney.

The film would mark a reunion with Tim Burton — their first project together since 1992’s “Batman Returns.”

Colin Farrell is currently in talks to star alongside Eva Green and Danny DeVito.

Ehren Kruger penned the script. Justin Springer, who worked on “Tron: Legacy,” is producing with Kruger.

The original story followed an ostracized baby circus elephant who strives to achieve his full potential. If a deal closes, Keaton would play the man who acquirers the circus from DeVito’s character in order to exploit the lovable elephant and his mother.

The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the hits “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and most recently, “Beauty and the Beast.” The Mouse House has remakes of “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid, »

- Justin Kroll

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Samara to Stalk Screens at Home with Digital HD, VOD, Blu-ray, and DVD Release of Rings

4 April 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Samara returned to the big screen this past February, and this spring she'll be making house calls. If you're not afraid of falling victim to the seven-day curse, then you'll be pleased to know that Rings will be available on Digital HD beginning April 21st, followed by a May 2nd release on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. – The legend of Samara takes a chilling turn in the new chapter of the hit Ring franchise, Rings, which comes calling on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 2, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Dare to watch on Digital HD two weeks early on April 21.

When a radical college professor (Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”) finds the mysterious video rumored to kill viewers seven days after watching, he enlists his students in a dangerous experiment to uncover the secrets behind the Samara legend. When the deadly video goes viral, »

- Derek Anderson

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Film Review: Scarlett Johannson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

28 March 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In “Ghost in the Shell,” the mind and soul of a brilliant original being are extracted, preserved, and rehoused in a sleek, expensively built, technologically advanced new body, enhancing her original abilities at some cost to her identity. That’s the premise, of course, of the cult manga created by Masamune Shirow in 1989, but it’s also an apt enough description of what has happened with director Rupert Sanders’ fast, flashy, frequently ravishing live-action transmutation.

Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement — even if a measure of their eerie, melancholic spirit hasn’t quite carried over to the immaculate new carapace. Box office returns should be muscular, minting what could be one of the more enticing franchises »

- Guy Lodge

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Disney's Live-Action Dumbo Is Coming Whether You Like It or Not

27 March 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Disney is in the middle of remaking all your favorite animated films with real people, and we recently got some big news about the live-action Dumbo film. After Will Smith, Chris Pine, and Casey Affleck all passed on the role, Colin Farrell is in talks to play the father of a group of children who fall for the adorable floppy-eared elephant. If his deal goes through, Farrell would be starring alongside Eva Green (as a French trapeze artist) and Danny DeVito (as the ringmaster). The remake of the 1941 film is in good hands; Tim Burton has signed on to direct, and Ehren Kruger (responsible for three Transformers movies) is adapting the screenplay. On second thought . . . we're nervous about this. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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