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New International Poster For ‘Into The Woods’

5 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I can’t get enough of this upcoming Disney version of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods, and following the countless character posters that we’ve seen posted over the past few months, was delighted to come across this new international version which featuress all of said characters from the movie.

Into The Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. »

- Paul Heath

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News Bits: Wars, See, Jobs, Beasts, Wanted

25 November 2014 11:31 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Tim Burton's regular production designer Rick Heinrichs has come onboard Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in that capacity.

Heinrichs has served as production designer on films such as "Sleepy Hollow," "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski," the second and third "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "The Wolfman," "Frankenweenie" and "Captain America: The First Avenger". [Source: Variety]

Now You See Me 2

The sequel to the illusionist heist thriller "Now You See Me" has scored an official title - "Now You See Me: The Second Act".

In the new film, the Four Horsemen resurface and find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. [Source: Coming Soon]

Steve Jobs Biopic

Universal has officially picked up the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic about tech visionary and late Apple chief Steve Jobs, nabbing the project after Sony put it in turnaround last week. »

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Wanted 2 Still Alive, Says Producer Marc Platt

25 November 2014 5:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When a movie does as well at the box office as Wanted did ($341 million on a $75 million budget), a sequel is usually assured, but it’s been a long six years since that action-thriller hit theaters, and the lack of news about Wanted 2 led many to believe that the project had been laid to rest. However, according to producer Marc Platt, the sequel is still very much in the works and has a screenplay that is already “far along.”

Platt’s comments came during an interview with Coming Soon, which met with him to discuss his upcoming Disney musical Into the Woods. When asked about Wanted 2, the producer explained:

“We have a script that’s getting pretty good. To do a sequel when it wasn’t really set up for a sequel–one of our main characters dies in it. You don’t want to just retread a similar story, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Wanted 2 Might Actually Happen, Forward Progress Is Being Made

24 November 2014 6:10 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It has been over six years since Wanted was released, and after it took in a rather impressive $340 million from a $75 million budget, a sequel was soon promised. But the fact that it has now been stuck in development hell for just over half a decade means that most fans of the original had given up hope that Wanted 2 would ever actually get to the big screen. According to Wanted.s producers, however, there's a chance that the sequel could still happen. During a discussion with Coming Soon to promote their upcoming Disney musical Into The Woods, producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca confirmed that a script for Wanted 2 has been prepared and that they are pretty happy with it. However, according to Platt, it sounds as though it.s still being worked on. Said the filmmaker, "We have a script that.s getting pretty good. To do »

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'Wanted 2' Is Still Happening; Script Not Yet Finished

24 November 2014 1:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While doing press for his upcoming musical Into the Woods, producer Marc Platt offered updates on two of his upcoming projects, the action-packed sequel Wanted 2 and another musical adaptation, Wicked.

Just a few days before Wanted hit theaters in 2008, Mark Millar, who wrote the comic book the film is based on, revealed that a sequel was already in the works, although we haven't heard much on the follow-up in the six years that followed that initial announcement. Marc Platt reveals that the script is still being developed, and it isn't quite there yet. But the sequel will happen nonetheless:

"We have a script that's getting pretty good. To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel - one of our main characters dies in it. You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. »

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What's Up With That 'Wanted' Sequel?

24 November 2014 10:39 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Back in 2008, Wanted came out and was a decent hit for Universal. Based on a comic miniseries by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, the film starred a relatively unknown James McAvoy and managed to turn make $340+ million on a $75 million budget. Ever since, rumblings of a sequel have ranged from "Oh, definitely!" to "We'll see." Well, Coming Soon had a chance to speak with that film's producers and find out what the status of that film is- now that we're six years removed from the original. One of them, Marc Platt, was willing to speak candidly about where they are in that process.

His answers, though, lead me to believe that we're still at the "wait and see" stage and, with so much time having gone by, I get the feeling it would take a major development for this thing to happen.

Here's what Platt said about the state of »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Wicked movie is still years away, says producer Marc Platt

24 November 2014 7:47 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marc Platt has revealed that the Wicked movie is "still a number of years down the line".

In an interview with Coming Soon, the producer explained that he is in no rush to make the new motion picture as the stage show is still incredibly popular with fans.

"The movie of Wicked is still a number of years down the line," he said. "We've just started its development, because the show's still so strong with eight or nine companies around the world.

"That's coming in the future. That's why I haven't been in a hurry, because it works so well on stage and audiences are enjoying it.

"It's not a timely story, it's a timeless [story], so I've been very sanguine to let folks explore it theatrically and when we're ready we'll make a movie."

The musical, featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity', recently became the 13th longest-running musical in West End history. »

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Wanted Producer Says Sequel is Still Happening

24 November 2014 4:54 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We've been hearing rumors of a sequel to "Wanted" ever since the first film hit theaters in 2008 and grossed $341 million worldwide on a budget of $75 million. And now, producer Marc Platt revealed the status of the follow-up. "We have a script that's getting pretty good," he explained. "To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel . one of our main characters (played by Angelina Jolie) dies in it. You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It's taken a while because it's challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now... we have good ideas though. It's coming along." Platt went on to confirm that comic book creator Marc Millar will be involved with the sequel. "He's always going to »

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Wanted 2 producer offers update: "It's coming along"

24 November 2014 3:02 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Producer Marc Platt has offered an update on Wanted 2.

He revealed that writer Mark Millar is involved in the comic book sequel.

"We have a script that's getting pretty good," Platt told Coming Soon. "To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel - one of our main characters dies in it.

"You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It's taken a while because it's challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now... we have good ideas though. It's coming along."

The first film was loosely based on Millar's comic book miniseries, which was set in a world where supervillains had eradicated all superheroes.

"[Millar is] always going to be involved but he's not going to write the screenplay which is far along, »

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Wanted producer gives update on sequel; says script is "getting pretty good"

24 November 2014 2:25 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Although it's been awhile since we've heard anything about a sequel to Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted, producer Marc Platt recently told Coming Soon they are still interested in doing another movie, and are currently working on the script. But if you haven't seen Wanted, you'll probably want to avoid Platt's comments below about the sequel. Spoiler Alert! We have a script that’s getting pretty good. To do a sequel when it »

- Jesse Giroux

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Wanted 2 still on the cards

23 November 2014 10:42 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Wanted 2 keeps edging closer to actually happening, as producer Marc Platt confirms the script is "getting pretty good"...

From the earliest days of the website we seem to have been reporting on a potential sequel to 2008's surprise hit, Wanted. The original movie starred James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, with Timur Bekmambetov directing. And the first film ate up $341m at the global box office, Wanted 2 has been on the cards ever since.

However, Wanted 2 appeared to have fallen off-radar in recent years, and we'd assumed that the project had quietly been dropped. Not so though, says producer Marc Platt. "We have a script that’s getting pretty good", he told Coming Soon. "You don’t want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It’s taken a while because it’s challenging. »

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Update On The Status Of The Wanted Sequel

23 November 2014 2:22 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  It's hard to believe that it has been more than six years since the release of 2008's Wanted. Interest in a sequel has been lukewarm at best. The film seemed to come to a natural conclusion. One of the film's main attractions, Angelina Jolie's 'Fox,' had been killed off. Producer, Marc Platt, told comingsoon.net that the sequel is still coming together. “We have a script that’s getting pretty good,” Platt explained. “To do a sequel when it wasn’t really set up for a sequel–one of our main characters dies in it. You don’t want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It’s taken a while because it’s challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now… we have good ideas though. »

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Ryan Gosling’s Lost River

13 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Ryan Gosling moved into the director’s chair in 2013. Though it was cheered at its reception, Lost River (formerly titled “How to Catch a Monster”) it was jeered by a good majority critics after its premiere screening in the Un Certain Regard section at that Cannes Film Festival this past May. Since then, not a word. Not a sound. No North American premiere, just a release date planned for next February in France. If Warner Bros. still had an indie label, the distinctly art-house film wouldn’t be shrouded in release date mystery. My thinking is: the studio simply don’t know what to do with it. In comes Sundance. A second home to the actor for two segments in his career: the formative years (The United States of Leland, The Believer, The Slaughter Rule) and the break out years (Half Nelson and Blue Valentine). Could Sundance programmers reel in this distinctive, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Into The Woods Soundtrack Available December 16

11 November 2014 2:55 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Walt Disney Records is set to release the Into the Woods original motion picture soundtrack and the Into the Woods Deluxe Edition on December 16, 2014. Into the Woods features 20 songs from the film and the 2-disc Into the Woods Deluxe Edition also includes score. Both versions are available for pre-order now.

The film will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. “Into the Woods” has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production and Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a PBS television production and a 10-year-anniversary concert.

The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, »

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Belafonte Pushes Hollywood, O’Hara Has ‘Mo’ To Say At Governors Awards

9 November 2014 4:06 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Maureen O’Hara, now 94, took time to fondly remember the Hollywood greats from her past such as John Wayne and John Ford. Legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said he was just happy to be in the same room as Maureen O’Hara. Masterful screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere gave a moving tribute to Hollywood’s “forgotten” writers. And Harry Belafonte, winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, galvanized  the industry crowd by asking them to aim higher.

Yes, it was quite a night for the four honorees of the Sixth Annual Governors Awards of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Quite a night. And the Academy got this awards season off to a roaring  start with this blessedly non-televised celebration of the greats in this business who may not have always been given their due. It has also become a night for major schmoozing and networking among Academy voters and the huge numbers of Oscar hopefuls. »

- Pete Hammond

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Watch The New Trailer for Disney’s Into The Woods

6 November 2014 7:37 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The latest trailer and 10 character poster GIFs are here for Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods.

Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine, Into The Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Into the Woods Finally Gets Musical in a New Trailer

6 November 2014 7:06 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney's adaptation of the musical, Into the Woods, has a brand new trailer, and within it we finally get to see the musical aspects of the story come into play.  Along with that comes some new insights to the story (if you're not familiar with it) and some character posters!  Come inside to check it all out. 

I've never really been big on musicals.  Ever.  So it's tough for me to really work up any excitement for the film.  However, I love the cast, and the story seems interesting to me, so I'll go into it with a little more hope than I normally would.  

   

   

The characters posters are pretty standard affairs, without much in the way of excitement.  While they're not bad, they do serve as a reminder to me that I really don't understand the need for character posters in general!  Perhaps I'm just grumpy because I don't feel all that well. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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New 'Into the Woods' Trailer: Meryl Streep & Johnny Depp Sing!

6 November 2014 1:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has unveiled the second full-length trailer for their upcoming fantasy movie, Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. Take a look at the all-new footage below.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award&#174-winning musical "Chicago" and Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, »

- MovieWeb

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Watch The Musically Lush Featurette For Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods

27 October 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp and Chris PineInto The Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

In the new featurette, director Rob Marshall, composer Stephen Sondheim, along with the cast, discuss the making of the Disney’s upcoming film.

The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.

Into The Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Sebastian Stan Joins Meryl Streep for 'Ricki and the Flash'

24 October 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after signing on to Ridley Scott's The Martian, Sebastian Stan has landed a role in Ricki and the Flash opposite Meryl Streep.

We first reported on this project in April, when Meryl Streep signed on to play a woman chasing her dreams of being a rock star, which resulted in losing her family. Now this grocery store clerk gets one final shot at fulfilling her rock and roll destiny. Sebastian Stan is playing the woman's estranged son, joining a cast that also includes Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield.

Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married) is directing from a screenplay by Diablo Cody (Young Adult), with Marc Platt and Mason Novick producing. It isn't known when production may begin.

Sebastian Stan most recently starred in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, a role he will reprise in Captain America 3.

Ricki and the Flash »

- MovieWeb

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