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11 items from 2017


Disney’s Live-Action Mulan to Be ‘Girly Martial Arts Extravaganza,’ Director Says

20 March 2017 10:29 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

The next Mulan promises to pack some serious punches. Niki Caro (Whale Rider), who will direct Disney’s upcoming live-action movie, called the remake “a girly martial arts extravaganza” during a new interview.

“I haven’t started yet so I can’t give you any real detail,” Caro told ScreenCrush while promoting her latest film, The Zookeeper’s Wife. “But the budget and the location and the story  offering such scope to me for incredible, muscular piece of girly martial arts extravaganza in China. And I can’t wait.”

“I’ve got my little girl, »

- Nick Romano

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ May Not Feature Songs, Director Says

18 March 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mulan will have no time to sing about her reflection in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake, according to the film’s director, Niki Caro.

“From what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children,” Caro said in a recent interview published by Moviefone.

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The director’s statement comes during another Disney live-action remake’s opening weekend in theaters. “Beauty and the Beast” is conquering the box office, and features songs from the animated original as well as new tracks penned for the update.

Caro also shared her vision for the film. “It’s a big, girly martial arts epic,” she said. “It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving.”

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Caro is best known for directing the critically acclaimed “Whale Rider,” which earned then-newcomer Keisha Castle-Hughes an Oscar nomination. »

- Seth Kelley

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Disney's Mulan Will Be a Girly Martial Arts Movie, Not a Musical

18 March 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If director Niki Caro gets her way, Disney's latest live-action adaptation of a classic animated movie will be a bit different from recent outings. In a new interview, the filmmaker confirmed that Mulan won't be a musical Ala this weekend's Beauty and the Beast. Instead, it will be a very girly martial arts adventure the likes of which the RZA would be very proud.

Mulan will hit theaters November, 2018. And when it does, it promises to deliver quite a punch. Literally. Niki Caro, best known for her family masterpiece Whale Rider, has some big ideas when it comes to resurrecting the fairy tale Mulan for the big screen. We already know that the cast will be all-asian, as to avoid any whitewash controversy that might come with it. And now we know the movie will be a kid-friendly version of Kill Bill. She says this in a new interview with ScreenCrush courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. »

- MovieWeb

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The Matrix is perfect for rebooting and it’s the right time to do it

15 March 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen praises the news of the Matrix reboot…

Back in 2014 I wrote an article titled Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is everything wrong with reboots. In it I argued that the idea behind rebooting the classic 1980s comedy was good in principle (it’s an easy enough premise to adapt and update) but the execution was horrible. Rather than take it in a new direction with original ideas, Feig and his team simply made the same movie again but with their brand of humour. They made constant references to the original movie, they boasted cameos from the original cast and even used the same theme song. It was an utterly pointless exercise and a wasted opportunity.

Today’s news of Warner Bros. rebooting The Matrix has brought about the complete opposite feeling.

Again, I will argue that remakes can be good. The Fly, The Thing and Rise of the Planet of the Apes »

- Luke Owen

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Avatar 2 Delayed Again, Won't Arrive in 2018

10 March 2017 11:48 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last we heard about the long-awaited Avatar 2 is that director James Cameron is looking to start production this summer on the long-awaited sequel, with Avatar 3, Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 also confirmed to be shot at the same time. While the August 15 production start date has not been confirmed by the studio, even if the director does make that date, he recently revealed that the Christmas 2018 date will not be made. As of now, there is no official release schedule in place, but if production does in fact start soon, we may finally get some official updates.

Back in December, Sigourney Weaver hinted in an interview that the sequel may be delayed beyond 2018, but we never heard anything official from the studio or James Cameron. The Star caught up with James Cameron, who was promoting his new documentary Atlantis Rising, which debuts on Discovery Sunday, March 12, where he »

- MovieWeb

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches John Wells Division With Endowment

3 March 2017 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Wells, best known for executive producing “The West Wing,” “ER” and “Shameless,” has endowed USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a significant gift to name its Division of Writing for Screen & Television.

The division will be called the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. The gift was announced by the school’s dean, Elizabeth Daley. Wells is a 1982 graduate of the school’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

The dedication of the school took place Thursday and featured a conversation between Wells and “The West Wing” star Bradley Whitford. The division’s curriculum covers feature-length screenplays and television episodes in comedy and drama, web series and scripts for games and immersive media.

Wells is currently executive producer on the TNT drama series “Animal Kingdom” and on Showtime’s “Shameless.” He was executive producer on “Southland,” “Mildred Pierce” and “China Beach.” He’s also directed “Love and Mercy, »

- Dave McNary

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches John Wells Division With Endowment

3 March 2017 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John Wells, best known for executive producing “The West Wing,” “ER” and “Shameless,” has endowed USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a significant gift to name its Division of Writing for Screen & Television.

The division will be called the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. The gift was announced by the school’s dean, Elizabeth Daley. Wells is a 1982 graduate of the school’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

The dedication of the school took place Thursday and featured a conversation between Wells and “The West Wing” star Bradley Whitford. The division’s curriculum covers feature-length screenplays and television episodes in comedy and drama, web series and scripts for games and immersive media.

Wells is currently executive producer on the TNT drama series “Animal Kingdom” and on Showtime’s “Shameless.” He was executive producer on “Southland,” “Mildred Pierce” and “China Beach.” He’s also directed “Love and Mercy,” “August: Osage County »

- Dave McNary

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Disney’s live action Mulan has its director

14 February 2017 4:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 15, 2017

Niki Caro, director of Whale Rider, has been selected by Disney to helm the live-action remake of Mulan.

It’s getting quite tricky to keep up with which of the many assorted animated movie to live action film projects Disney is lining up first. There’s certainly no shortage of them in the works, with Beauty And The Beast next up, releasing in the middle of March. Furthermore, it looks like Dumbo is heading into production this year, if the cast can be locked down. Tim Burton is still expected to direct that one.

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Also, Cruella, starring Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil, is in pre-production. And Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt taking on the title role, is already filming.

But it looks as if Mulan has shuffled a few places up the queue too. »

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Disney's Mulan Live-Action Remake Gets Whale Rider Director

14 February 2017 1:44 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has finally found a director for its highly-anticipated Mulan remake, with New Zealand filmmaker Niki Caro signing on to take the helm. This news comes just a few months after Ang Lee passed on the project back in October. But now the project is back on the right track. This hiring also makes Niki Caro the second female director at the studio to be at the helm for a project budgeted at over $100 million, following in the footsteps of Ava DuVernay and her film A Wrinkle In Time. Along with adding Niki Caro, the Mulan remake has brought on veteran Chinese producer William Hong as an executive producer.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney was considering other female filmmakers such as Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins and celebrated TV director Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead). With Niki Caro taking the reins on this project, »

- MovieWeb

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Disney's Live-Action Adaptation​​ of Mulan Has Found Its Director

14 February 2017 12:55 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you're excited about Disney's live-action adaptation of Mulan, then hold onto your seat. Not only do we have the release date, but the studio has finally selected a director for the production. While the quest for the heroic princess is still in full swing, we already have a few important details about the upcoming movie. Check them out below, then see which other Disney films are getting rebooted. The Cast Disney is currently searching for a Chinese actress to play the title role of Mulan after fans signed a petition earlier this year to make sure that the character wouldn't be "whitewashed." The Production Team Niki Caro will direct, making her Disney's second female director, following Ava DuVernay with A Wrinkle in Time. Jurassic World's Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are set to write the script, while Chris Bender, Jason Reed and Jake Weiner will produce. The studio »

- Kelsie Gibson

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‘Mulan’ Live-Action Adaptation Eyes Director Niki Caro

14 February 2017 12:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Niki Caro is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Mulan,” sources confirmed to Variety.

Jurassic World” and “Avatar” sequel scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver came on board in 2015 to rewrite the spec by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.

The film has been fast-tracked into production with Jason Reed attached to produce along with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner. Hong Kong-based producer Bill Kong will executive produce the movie, which is set to bow on Nov. 2, 2018.

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The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the successes of “Maleficent” (2014) and “Cinderella” (2015), while “Beauty and the Beast” is already one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The first official “Beauty and the Beast” trailer in November scored a record 127.6 million views in its first 24 hours. The movie, starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Dan Stevens, »

- Justin Kroll

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