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Lifetime Plans "Clan of the Cave Bear" Series

9 July 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lifetime has ordered a pilot for a new film adaptation of Jean M. Auel's best-selling novel series "The Clan of the Cave Bear".

Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will team with Auel, "Hunger Games" producer Allison Shearmur and "Maleficent" writer Linda Woolverton on the project which Fox 21 and Lionsgate will also co-produce.

The ambitious effort is Lifetime's latest attempt to push into high-end scripted drama. It's a costly risk, but it comes with an in-built audience as the six-book series has sold more than 60 million copies globally.

Set 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared the Earth with the first early modern humans, a group of cave dwellers adopt a blond, blue-eyed young girl named Ayla who matures into a young woman and must fight for survival against the jealous bigotry.

Daryl Hannah and James Remar starred in a 1986 film adaptation by Scorsese cinematographer turned director Michael Chapman. »

- Garth Franklin

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Lifetime Orders ‘Clan of the Cave Bear’ Adaptation From Ron Howard, Brian Grazer

9 July 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lifetime has given a drama pilot order adapted from Jean M. Auel's “The Clan of the Cave Bear” novels from executive producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Allison Shearmur. “I've always admired Jean M. Auel's timeless work,” said Lifetime's executive vice president and general manager, Rob Sharenow, said in a statement. Also read: Zendaya on Exiting Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie: It ‘Wasn't All the Way There’ A co-production of Fox 21 and Lionsgate in association with Imagine Television and Allison Shearmur Productions, the project will be written by Linda Woolverton, Francie Calfo and Auel will also serve as executive producers. »

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The Clan of the Cave Bear Pilot Ordered at Lifetime

9 July 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

With ABC’s failed 2007 Cavemen sitcom now just a hard-to-fathom memory, Lifetime is taking a big swing at the prehistoric era — with classier source materian than a Geico ad — by giving a pilot order to The Clan of the Cave Bear, based on Jean M. Auel’s series of best-selling novels.

The one-hour drama project, which is being eyed for a possible 2015 launch, is executive produced by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) and Oscar and Emmy winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 24), along with Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Linda Woolverton (Maleficent), who is writing the pilot, »

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Lifetime Adapting ‘Clan of the Cave Bear’ With Ron Howard, Brian Grazer

9 July 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lifetime has given a pilot order to an adaptation of Jean M. Auel’s prehistorical-set books “The Clan of the Cave Bear.”

The project is a co-production of Fox 21 and Lionsgate in association with Imagine Television and Allison Shearmur Productions. Exec producers are Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Allison Shearmur, Linda Woolverton, Francie Calfo and Auel. Woolverton, whose credits include children’s and young adult-focused films “Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Lion King,” will pen the pilot.

“I’ve always admired Jean M. Auel’s timeless work,” said Rob Sharenow, Lifetime’s exec VP and general manager. “With the visionary creative team of Ron Howard, Linda Woolverton, Brian Grazer, Alli Shearmur, Jean M. Auel and Francie Calfo behind it, this project has it all — epic storytelling, great characters and a unique world that’s never been explored on television before. This is exactly the type of top-tier creative talent »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Lifetime Orders 'The Clan of the Cave Bear' Drama

9 July 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lifetime is taking a plunge back in time. The cable network has ordered a pilot for The Clan of the Cave Bear, based on Jean M. Auel’s series of best-selling novels. The drama project, which is targeting a 2015 launch, hails from Imagine's Ron HowardBrian Grazer and Francie Calfo along with Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Auel and writer Linda Woolverton (Maleficent). Photos The Biggest Book-to-Film Adaptations “I’ve always admired Jean M. Auel’s timeless work,” said Lifetime Gm Rob Sharenow in a statement announcing the news Wednesday. “With the visionary creative team of Ron Howard, Linda Woolverton, Brian Grazer, Alli Shearmur, Jean

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- Lacey Rose

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"Maleficent" Hot Toys Revealed

20 June 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of the laser-scanned likeness of actress Angelina Jolie as the "Hot Toys" figure 'Maleficent', based on director Robert Stromberg's live-action fantasy feature:

The "Maleficent" screenplay is by Linda Woolverton ("Alice In Wonderland") who tailored the screenplay to accomodate Jolie:

"...'Maleficent' is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'.

"A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, 'Maleficent' has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom...until one day an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. 

"Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone.

"Bent on revenge, she faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant 'Aurora'. »

- Michael Stevens

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Exclusive: Stunning Maleficent Creature Designs By Bryan Wynia

16 June 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Bryan WyniaMaleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, »

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Scoop: Young Maleficent Designs Featured In Concept Art

13 June 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent was directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, »

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Angelina Jolie Says Terrifying Wing-Ripping Scene in Maleficent Is a "Metaphor for Rape"

12 June 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Angelina Jolie compared one of the scenes of her current hit film, Maleficent, to rape during an appearance on BBC Radio's Woman's Hour yesterday. The Oscar winner addressed more than 300 government officials at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London, where she was asked about the part in the movie where her character's wings are brutally ripped off of her body by a friend as she sleeps. "We were very conscious, the writer [Linda Woolverton} and I, that it was a metaphor for rape," she explained. "This would be the thing that would make her lose sight." The Un Special Envoy added, "At a certain point, the question of the story is what could »

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11 of Film’s Fabulous Female Duos

12 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

This Friday, the second installment of the Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill-starring buddy cop film “22 Jump Street” is out in theaters. Audiences already know the “bromance” film formula, but what about some famous on-screen “Womances”? Check out our slideshow highlighting some of film’s best examples of dynamic lady duos. Click Here To View The Slideshow.  For info on another great on-screen woman, check out “Maleficent” Screenwriter Linda Woolverton! »

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Exclusive: What Angelina Jolie's Maleficent Could've Looked Like

10 June 2014 8:19 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Kelton CramMaleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, »

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'Maleficent' Gets a Trailer Parody from 50 Cent with 'Malefiftycent'

6 June 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We've seen plenty of movie trailer hilarity come from Jimmy Kimmel with his star-studded trailer for Movie: The Movie and also the sequel Movie: The Movie 2V. But now his parody target has narrowed with a spoof of Disney's latest box office success Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. But this version has a different spin on the tale with rapper and occasional bad actor 50 Cent in the lead. And with that addition, the film has appropriately changed the title to Malefiftycent and it comes with an awesome tagline. It's a long way to go for just a simple title joke, but 50 Cent clearly had fun with this quick parody. Watch below! Here's the parody trailer for Maleficent, featuring 50 Cent as Malefiftycent, from Jimmy Kimmel: Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial debut with Maleficent from a script written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Disney Is Making a Live-Action Version of Beauty and the Beast, With Bill Condon Tapped to Direct

5 June 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Beauty and the Beast is coming back to big screen—but this time, it'll be live-action! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn's Bill Condon has been hired by Disney to direct the fairy tale film, Variety reports. Evan Spiliotopoulos will write the script, and Mandeville Films will produce the movie. So far, there is no casting news to report for Beauty and the Beast. The animated feature, released in 1991, earned a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards and was adapted into a Broadway musical in 1994. It has grossed more than $375 million worldwide. The news comes after Maleficent debuted at No. 1, raking in $170 million at the global box office. Coincidentally, Linda Woolverton »

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Disney’s Live-Action Beauty And The Beast Has Bill Condon At The Helm

5 June 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Disney’s quest to re-imagine the contents of its back catalogue continues, with confirmation that Bill Condon will direct a live-action version of the studio’s 1991 Oscar nominated animated feature, Beauty And The Beast. The great modernisation of Disney classics has thus far been well-received by audiences, who embraced updated versions of Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard Of Oz (aka Oz the Great and Powerful), and most recently carried Maleficent to a $170 million opening weekend. With this latest project, the studio is clearly hoping to capitalize on that success.

The story – based on the traditional fairy tale first published in 1740 from the pen of Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve – has been filmed many times since Jean Cocteau’s 1946 version, La Belle et la Bete. Disney’s own 1991 animation of the tale was directed by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Billed as a musical romantic fantasy, »

- Sarah Myles

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Disney taps Bill Condon to direct a live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'

4 June 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

A live-action Alice in Wonderland worked. So did a re-imagining of Oz: The Great and Powerful.

So, on the heels of Maleficent’s magnificent box office debut, Disney is set to go forward with another live-action take on one of their animated classics. This time, it’s Beauty and the Beast, and Dreamgirls helmer Bill Condon is set to direct, sources confirm to EW.

It’s a tale as old as time.

Disney adapted the tale of the bookish girl forced to live with a mysterious beast in their 1991 animated classic, which Maleficent scribe Linda Woolverton wrote. But Evan Spiliotopoulos »

- Lindsey Bahr

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‘Maleficent’: The Pleasures and Perils of the Revisionist Fairy Tale

2 June 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

(Note: This piece discusses key plot points from “Maleficent.”)

If we must take a revisionist sledgehammer to our most beloved fairy tales — and if the recent likes of “Alice in Wonderland,” “Red Riding Hood,” “Mirror, Mirror,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Jack the Giant Slayer” and “Oz the Great and Powerful” are any indication, it seems we must — the results should always turn out to be as interesting as “Maleficent.” With its righteous gender politics and a mesmerizing Angelina Jolie front and center, this live-action fantasy doesn’t just offer an engrossing “Wicked”-style alternative reading of Disney’s 1959 animated masterpiece, “Sleeping Beauty.” It also represents the studio’s latest concerted effort to dismantle, or at least gently undermine, some of its time-honored myths and stereotypes.

When Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) mistakenly identifies Maleficent as her “fairy godmother,” Jolie’s deadpan reaction is priceless: the barest flicker of a raised eyebrow, »

- Justin Chang

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Maleficent Through the Ages: Old Creature, Wise Woman, Evil Fairy

2 June 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In Disney’s 1959 Sleeping Beauty, the evil Maleficent has less than 15 minutes of screen time, making the character’s decade-lasting infamy and the initial interest in a feature-length film of her re-imaging, Maleficent, notably impressive. Of course, the same could be said for the Evil Queen of Disney’s 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, who’s gotten two recent chances to re-captivate  audiences with Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman. Judging by Maleficent‘s opening weekend domestic box office numbers, this serpentine queen is number one in fans’ cold dead hearts. Anyone who remembers Maleficent’s fifteen minutes of fame in Sleeping Beauty already knows that Maleficent writer Linda Woolverton took enormous leaps in filling the expansive gaps in Maleficent’s history. However the same can be argued for the writers of Sleeping Beauty as well. The original Disney film was based on both the original fairy tale “La Belle au Bois Dormant (The »

- Emily Estep

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Maleficent | Review

2 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Moralificent: Stromberg’s Debut Gets a Dastard Disney Straitjacket

Anticipation has been extremely high for Disney’s live action dedication to one of their most enjoyably memorable cartoon villains, Maleficent, particularly for the inspired casting of Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy queen. To many, it will comes as no surprise that the end result is a highly ‘Disneyfied’ treatment, calibrated specifically for the enjoyment of children and family friendly crowds demanding neutered entertainment. Not only are we treated to grandiloquent moralizing, but an overtly insistent redemption of a villain that, at least in cartoon form, was thankfully absent.

We begin in a land where two opposing forces reside side by side. There is a kingdom, ruled by a greedy king, whose denizens are generally unhappy, and the magical lands known as the moors, where everything fantastical lives in peace, governed by themselves. One such creature is a kind, young fairy named Maleficent, »

- Nicholas Bell

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'Maleficent' Writer: I Cried Writing Angelina Jolie's Big Moment (Q&A)

2 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Maleficent.] Linda Woolverton has once again struck box-office gold, with her Maleficent bringing in $170.6 million globally during its opening weekend. Woolverton, whose credits include Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland, says the film's key scene -- in which Maleficent's (Angelina Jolie) kiss awakens Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) -- was one of the more emotional experiences of her professional career. Photos: Inside the 'Maleficent' Costumes "You have to rewrite these things 100 times, and every single time I wrote it I could barely get through it," she tells The

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- Aaron Couch

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Wamg Exclusive Interview With Sam Riley : Maleficent

2 June 2014 12:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Recently, I sat down with actor Sam Riley, who plays Diaval, Maleficent’s raven sidekick in the film. Check it out below!

Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficentrealizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, »

- Melissa Howland

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