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Back in late 2012, it was looking like Steven Spielberg was readying a film adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's sci-fi novel "Robopocalypse" as his next directorial effort. Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods") was adapting the screenplay whilst the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were onboard to star.
Then, early last year, it suddenly died. Spielberg officially postponed the project because the initial screenplay required heavy reworking and he wanted to find another way into the story. Talk about the film ceased and Spielberg dabbled with a few other ideas before hopping onto his current commitments to both "St. James Place" and "The Bfg".
At last report Spielberg is still developing it. Unfortunately, like many filmmakers from Guillermo del Toro to Ridley Scott, it is one of at least a half dozen projects the director is attached to and it's really a roll of the dice »
- Garth Franklin
Nearly two years ago, back in January 2013, DreamWorks indefinitely delayed director Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse, which was slated to be his next film at the time. The filmmaker insisted shortly thereafter that the project is not completely dead, but, at the same time, we haven't heard any updates since then. Today, we have word from author Daniel H. Wilson, who wrote the book that this project is adapted from, that there is still hope Robopocalypse may see the light of day.
"It's basically in the queue as far as I know. You know, Spielberg has other movies that he's directing right now. But Robopocalypse has certainly been worked on. I'm sure that Dreamworks is still very excited about it. That's what all indications are."
Nearly two years ago, Steven Spielberg was putting together the pieces for his next film, Robopocalypse. The adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson sci-fi novel of the same name was to return the director to a large-scale tentpole-type picture, telling the story of a future where an artificial intelligence comes online and threatens a, well, robot apocalypse. Chris Hemsworth was set as the lead, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were poised to co-star, Drew Goddard was writing the screenplay, and filming was set to begin in Spring 2013 until suddenly it all came to a halt. Spielberg decided to postpone the film indefinitely after coming up with “a better way to tell the story” that would necessitate heavy reworking of the screenplay. The filmmaker went on to flirt with American Sniper before committing to shooting two new films back-to-back (he’s filming the first one right now), so whatever happened to Robopocalypse? »
- Adam Chitwood
Steven Spielberg’s take on Daniel H. Wilson’s frankly brilliant novel, Robopocalypse, technically should have already hit screens by now. The anticipated robot-apocalypse (what, you didn’t get that from the title?) sci-fi tale was gearing up to head into production in 2012, with Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw all attached. And then… it sorta fell apart. But fear not, because now we have word from Wilson that all hope is not yet lost!
In an interview with Den Of Geek (via Film), the author shed light on what’s currently happening with the project. It turns out there’s still no definitive change since the entire film was returned to the development docket back in January 2013 – but it’s not been wiped entirely from Spielberg’s radar:
It’s basically in the queue as far as I know. You know, Spielberg has other movies that he’s directing right now. »
- Gem Seddon
What’s up with the Steven Spielberg film Robopocalypse? At one point it was all set to be his next film, but that was back in 2012. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard as Daniel H. Wilson wrote his novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all […]
- Russ Fischer
Steven Spielberg is well-known for taking a lot of time with many of his projects and Robopocalypse is clearly no exception. We have been hearing about the movie, anxiously waiting for it to come to fruition for years. The adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson sci-fi novel at one point had Chris Hemsworth set to star with Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw. Drew Goddard was even writing the screenplay until spring of 2013 when Spielberg put it all on hold saying “We found that the film was »
- Graham McMorrow
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Just a few months ago it was revealed that the original choice for Paddington Bear, Colin Firth, had a conscious uncoupling with the filmmakers of the upcoming big screen adaptation. They both felt that he was wrong for the role in the upcoming movie and Firth graciously dropped out of the project, with Ben Whishaw then announced as taking over the role of the marmalade loving bear. Now we’ve got a new international trailer for the film, which features Whishaw voicing the character; check it out below…
Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to cook marmalade, listen to the BBC World Service, and dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides the time has come to smuggle her young nephew »
- Thomas Roach
BBC Worldwide North America has promoted Nigel Gaines to Chief Financial Officer, the company announced Tuesday. Previously Gaines, who has been with BBC Worldwide North America since 2007, had served as senior vice president, finance. He is now responsible for overseeing all financial operations. Also read: ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special Sets Records for BBC America Gaines, who reports to BBC Worldwide North Amierca president Herb Scannell, also manages the company's financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and risk management activities, and corporate financial strategy. Also read: Ben Whishaw Recruited for BBC America Miniseries ‘London Spy’ “Nigel has been a valued member of the. »
- Tim Kenneally
“Paddington” has a new voice as Ben Whishaw makes his debut as the famous literary teddy bear in the latest trailer for The Weinstein Co. live-action/CGI hybrid tale. The British actor takes over from Colin Firth, who exited the project in June in an amicable departure. At the time, producer David Heyman said the Oscar winner's voice was ultimately “too mature” for the character. “After a period of denial, we've chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,'” Firth explained. See photos: 10 of Hollywood's Creepiest Demon Dolls Whishaw then stepped in, giving the bear — who travels from the jungles of Peru to London »
- Linda Ge
A charming new UK trailer and featurette have been released for the big screen adaptation of the 1958 british children's book series, Paddington, which was created by Michael Bond. The story follows the crazy slapstick comedy antics of a bear, who is trying to live in modern society. Paddington the bear was originally supposed to be voiced by Colin Firth, but he dropped out and was replaced by Ben Whishaw, who is the voice that you will hear in the trailer.
Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around »
- Joey Paur
The footage offers us our first taste of Ben Whishaw in the title role, after the Skyfall actor replaced Colin Firth — who “consciously uncoupled” from the part and subsequently left the role — back in June. Charting the bear’s globetrotting trip from the jungles of Peru to the congested streets of London, Paddington will follow the adventures of Michael Bond’s creation as he adjusts to life in the England capital — or, at the very least, tries to.
- Michael Briers
I don't know if you were aware of this, but the David Heyman produced adaptation of the beloved children's book series Paddington was pushed from a Christmas Day release to January 16, 2015. Could it be due to Colin Firth dropping out as the voice of the lead character at the last minute to be replaced by Skyfall's Ben Whishaw? Or maybe it is because the movie looks awful? Probably neither. It looks most likely that the movie is, well, too British for American audiences and so it will »
- Alex Maidy
Paddington hit a snag this summer when lead voice actor Colin Firth dropped out, with both sides mutually agreeing that he “didn’t seem to fit.” After a few weeks of searching, Ben Whishaw was brought on as his replacement. Today, we finally have our first listen at Whishaw’s take on the beloved Brit bear thanks […]
- Angie Han
Paddington, the beloved bear with a penchant for marmalade, hits Irish cinemas next month, and a new trailer has come online showing us what comic misadventures the Ben Whishaw voiced, CGI bear will get himself into, pursued through london by Nicole Kidman's evil taxidermist. With some nicely pitched humour throughout, there is no doubt big and small kids alike will lap this up. Check it out below. Released: 28th November (Irl/U.K.)/ 16th January 2015 (U.S.) Synopsis: From the producer of Harry Potter and Gravity, Paddington comes to the big screen for the first time in an epic new adventure. Featuring an all-star cast and effects courtesy of award-winning VFX company Framestore, Paddington is The big family film of Christmas. Voted Best Animated Character at the 2012 British Animation Awards, and adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The trailers for Paddington have showcased the adorable little bear for which the movie's named, but they haven't actually described much of what the movie's about. Until now. The first teaser simply heralded the arrival of Paddington, while the next trailer demonstrated his inability to use a human bathroom properly. The latest trailer from StudioCanal's upcoming adaptation, however, details why exactly Paddington finds himself actually needing to use that bathroom. When the Brown family stumbles upon Paddington, they decide to name, feed, and take him in for the night. The film isn't just about the wacky misadventures of domesticating a talking bear, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
StudioCanal has released a new international trailer for “Paddington,” the live-action film about an accident-prone young bear.
Ben Whishaw replaced Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington during the summer. The film, produced by “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman, stars Nicole Kidman as a villainous taxidermist, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.
The film follows the comic misadventures of the bear from darkest Peru who’s found at Paddington Station and adopted by a London family.
StudioCanal financed and is distributing in the U.K. with a Nov. 28 release. TWC is distributing in the U.S. with a Jan. 16 opening.
- Dave McNary
Just in time for Halloween, Creepy Paddington has made his way back into our hearts with a new full-length trailer from StudioCanal UK. Full of new footage, we get to see how Paddington made his trek from the Jungles of Peru all the way to New York City, where he finds a new family to live with and bother.
From the producer of Harry Potter, Paddington comes to the big screen for the first time in this epic new adventure. Featuring an all-star cast and effects courtesy of award-winning VFX company Framestore, Paddington is the big family film of Christmas. Adapted from Michael Bond's beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.
The Weinstein Company just recently pulled their family film Paddington from the original Christmas Day release date to arrive in the middle of January 2015 instead. But since the film is still on track for release around Thanksgiving in the United Kingdom, a new trailer form across the pond has just arrived. And what makes this trailer much better than the first is that Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) can finally be heard as the voice of the title bear (he replaced Colin Firth after a "conscious uncoupling" occurred). This still looks pretty silly and childish, but movies like this always pop up around the holidays for the kids, so there ya go. Here's the new UK trailer for Paul King's Paddington from Studio Canal UK: And as a bonus, here's a featurette about bringing the bear to life from Studio Canal UK too: If you haven't yet, you can still watch »
- Ethan Anderton
A new international trailer for Paddington has gone online, and it's a real time-saver by showing the entire movie. Not just up until the third-act like most trailers that give away too much. I know the entire arc of the film now, and while it's not surprising, it's rare to see a condensed version of the entire picture. The story finds the anthropomorphic bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) alone and lost at Paddington Station, in search of a home. Soon after he meets a kind family and seems to have found happiness, at least until he catches the eye of a nefarious taxidermist (Nicole Kidman). The movie seems cute enough for kids as far as CGI-bear antics go, and while it will still open for the holiday season in the U.K., in the U.S. it was kicked out of its plush Christmas Day opening day to the wasteland of January. »
- Matt Goldberg
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