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CBS orders dark fairy tale thriller series Tell Me a Story from Kevin Williamson

CBS is adding to its original programming for its digital streaming service CBS All Access, with the network ordering the psychological thriller Tell Me a Story from writer Kevin Williamson (Scream, The Vampire Diaries), who will executive produce with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.

Based on a Spanish TV series airing on Antena tres, the series takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. The first season is set to tackle The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk, presenting a tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder in modern-day New York.

Tell Me a Story joins CBS All Access’ growing roster of original series, which includes Star Trek: Discovery, The Good Fight and No Activity. Upcoming shows include $1, Strange Angel, and The Twilight Zone.

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Tell Me A Story: Kevin Williamson to adapt Spanish series

Kayti Burt Dec 4, 2017

CBS All-Access is looking to add to its Star Trek: Discovery success with Tell Me A Story, from Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson.

So far, CBS All-Access has had relatively little when it comes to new material to lure subscribers past its pay wall. Star Trek: Discovery has been a good start to bringing paying customers into the fold, but one hit show does not an on-demand service make. 

Perhaps CBS All-Access' new planned drama from The Vampire Diaries' Kevin Williamson will help. According to Deadline, the streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to Tell Me A Story, an adaptation of a Spanish TV series that puts a dark psychological twist on classic fairy tales. 

Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of Tell Me A Story will weave elements of The Three Little Pigs, Jack And The Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood
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Kevin Williamson's Dark Fairy Tale Drama Ordered at CBS All Access

Kevin Williamson's Dark Fairy Tale Drama Ordered at CBS All Access
Kevin Williamson is going to spin some scary stories — as if you’d expect any other kind — for CBS All Access.

RelatedStar Trek: Discovery Renewed for Season 2 at CBS All Access

The streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to Tell Me a Story, which puts a dark psychological twist on classic fairy tales, our sister site Deadline reports.

Set in present-day New York, the drama’s first season will incorporate elements of The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, weaving them together into “an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed revenge and murder.
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Disney Animation chops down Jack and the Beanstalk movie Gigantic

Disney Animation has decided to pull the plug on its Jack and the Beanstalk project Gigantic, which the studio had set for release on Thanksgiving 2020.

The project would have seen Jack meeting an 11-year-old female giant called Inma, with the two becoming friends and embarking on an epic adventure together., and was being directed by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nathan Greno (Tangled), with Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez also attached to pen original songs for the film.

According to Deadline, the production has hit creative hurdles, leading to it being shelved, and Disney is now developing a different project for the release slot.

Next up from Disney Animation are a couple of sequels, with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opening on November 21st 2018, followed by Frozen 2 on November 27th 2019.
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Gigantic: Disney scraps its Jack And The Beanstalk movie

Simon Brew Oct 11, 2017

Disney has - for now - pulled the plug on its planned animated movie, Gigantic.

Walt Disney Animation Studios has pulled the plug on Gigantic, its long-announced Jack And The Beanstalk-inspired movie. The film had originally been given a 2018 release date, before recently being shunted back to 2020. But now – and this hasn’t happened with an announced Disney animated feature in as long as we can remember (King Of The Elves, based on a Philip K Dick story, is the only one that springs to mind) – the film has been scrapped altogether.

Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, released a statement that reads:

It’s impossible to know when we begin a project how the creative process will unfold, and sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn’t working.
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Disney's Jack and the Beanstalk Animated Movie Is Dead

Disney's Jack and the Beanstalk Animated Movie Is Dead
After spending more than two years in development, Disney is giving the axe to its Jack and the Beanstalk project Gigantic. Disney has yanked the November 25, 2020 release date for this Jack and the Beanstalk musical, with the studio stating that they hit a creative wall, so to speak, with the project. Here's what Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull had to say about why they pulled the plug on Gigantic.

"It's impossible to know when we begin a project how the creative process will unfold, and sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn't working. With Gigantic, we've come to that point, and although it's a difficult decision, we are ending active development for now. We are focusing our energies on another project that has been in the works, which we'll be sharing more about soon,
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Disney Cancels Their Jack and the Beanstalk Animated Film Gigantic

Disney Animation has been developing and new animated film project called Gigantic that was supposed to be released in 2020. The movie would have been a reimagining of the classic fairytale story Jack and the Beanstalk the story of which followed a man meeting a young female giant.

To be honest, I was never excited about this movie anyway. Jack and the Beanstalk has been retold so many different times that another retelling just didn't interest me. Here's a previously released description of the movie:

Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, Disney’s Gigantic follows adventure-seeker Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds. He hatches a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl, and agrees to help her find her way home. But he doesn’t account for her super-sized personality – and who knew giants were so down to earth?

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i know all there is to know about the linking game...

Your host (c'est moi, Nathaniel) is weeks behind his movie game. So here's part 1 of a massive link roundup to try to catch up. Twenty-five mini stories in this one, let's go...

EW celebrates Idris Elba on their cover

The Vulture a profile of the screenwriter of The Post who was inspired to write it after reading Katherine Graham's memoir "Personal History" Meryl Streep will play Graham in the film (which is not based on that memoir but on one event in Graham's career.)

Awards Daily laments that big box office hits like Get Out and Wonder Woman are not considers shoo-in for Best Picture nominations

Variety Darren Aronofsky tapped as keynote speaker for next spring's SXSW festival

The Hollywood Reporter Disney is not moving forward with its Jack and the Beanstalk animated film named Gigantic

Playbill Glee's Lea Michele finally met Barbra Streisand

People Dan Amboyer who plays
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Disney pulls the plug on animated Jack and the Beanstalk movie Gigantic

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Not every film which enters development is fortunate enough to make it to the big-screen, and in the case of Disney's Gigantic, their updated take on the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, it appears that the studio has pulled the plug entirely. THR reports that Gigantic is being shelved by Disney, as, according to the studio, they were unable to push through certain creative walls. In a... Read More...
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Disney Animation Ditches Jack and the Beanstalk Movie ‘Gigantic’

Disney Animation Ditches Jack and the Beanstalk Movie ‘Gigantic’
Walt Disney Animation Studios has dropped development of “Gigantic,” its adaptation of the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

“Sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn’t working,” said Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull.”With ‘Gigantic,’ we’ve come to that point, and although it’s a difficult decision, we are ending active development for now. We are focusing our energies on another project that has been in the works, which we’ll be sharing more about soon, now set for Thanksgiving 2020.”

Disney had announced “Gigantic” at the studio’s D23 Expo in 2015 with “Tangled’s” Nathan Greno directing and Dorothy McKim producing. “Frozen” songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez were on board to write the music for the film with husband-wife singing one of the songs at the event.

Gigantic” was to
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Disney Scraps Animated ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Movie, ‘Gigantic’

Disney is putting the brakes on their original animated feature Gigantic, the Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired movie that was set to hit theaters in 2020. The updated spin on the classic fairy tale would have found Jack befriending a female giant and was being developed with Tangled helmer Nathan Greno and Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve on board to co-direct. Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez were going to write the music. Gigantic was originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 21, 2018 and was subsequently pushed back to the 2020 slot. However, THR …
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‘Gigantic’ Canceled By Disney Animation

‘Gigantic’ Canceled By Disney Animation
It’s not often that you see a movie studio like Disney cancel a big budget animated film this far into production, but it happens. Gigantic, Walt Disney Animation’s take on the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale (in which Jack befriends a female giant), is no longer on the way. The project was first announced […]

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Disney Cancels ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’ Animated Film ‘Gigantic’

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Disney Cancels ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’ Animated Film ‘Gigantic’
Disney has shelved their planned animated fairy tale “Gigantic,” which would have been released in 2018 and put a spin on “Jack and the Beanstalk” by making the Giant a woman. The project was being directed by “Inside Out” co-writer Meg Lafauve and “Tangled” co-director Nathan Greno, with “Frozen” songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez having written songs for the movie. The project was first unveiled as a concept at the 2015 D23 Expo, but no further development was announced at this year’s edition of the biennial Disney convention. Disney Animation’s next film, “Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2,” will be.
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Disney Pulls Plug On ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ Animated Film ‘Gigantic’

Disney Pulls Plug On ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ Animated Film ‘Gigantic’
Deadline has confirmed that Disney Animation is shelving its Jack and the Beanstalk animated project which was scheduled for release on Thanksgiving 2020. Instead Disney Animation is pursuing another project for that release date, the details of which are still Tbd. In the revised tale directed by Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno, Jack meets a female giant. Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez were also penning songs for the film. Word is that…
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The Noose Hangs High

Even lesser Abbott & Costello movies are still comedy gravy to the avid fans of the fast-talking duo. Their first film deal away from Universal yields a so-so production graced with a string of their patented old-time comedy routines. And the transfer beats anything we’ve yet seen.

The Noose Hangs High

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1948 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 77 min. / Street Date August 15, 2017 / available through ClassicFlix / 24.99

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joseph Calleia, Leon Errol, Cathy Downs, Mike Mazurki, Fritz Feld, Murray Leonard, Ellen Corby, Russell Hicks, James Flavin, Minerva Urecal, Fred Kelsey.

Cinematography: Charles Van Enger

Film Editor: Harry Reynolds

Assistant Director: Howard W. Koch

Original Music: Walter Schumann

Written by John Grant, Howard Harris from an earlier screenplay by Charles Grayson, Arthur T. Horman story by Julian Blaustein, Daniel Taradash, Bernard Feins

Produced and Directed by Charles Barton

A few famous movie comedy teams prospered with good will and parted with hugs,
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“Captain Marvel” Lands New Screenwriter

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel: Fan art made by BossLogic

Tomb Raider” reboot scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet will be writing the story of Carol Danvers. Marvel has hired her to take over “Captain Marvel” screenwriting duties from Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) and Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). Deadline broke the story.

LeFauve left the film in order to direct Disney’s “Jack and the Beanstalk” retelling, “Gigantic,” with Nathan Greno. The reason for Perlman’s exit is unclear.

Starring Oscar winner Brie Larson, “Captain Marvel” is about Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. Carol gains the powers of super-strength, energy projection, and flight in an accident that fuses her DNA to an alien’s. “Half Nelson” writers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have signed on to direct the film, which is is expected to hit theaters March 8, 2019.

Robertson-Dworet is an up and coming screenwriter. Her first project, the new “Tomb Raider” film starring Alicia Vikander, will open March 16, 2018. The pic sees Lara Croft (Vikander) struggling to survive on the island where her adventurer father went missing.

The two-time Black List writer is tapped to pen “Gotham City Sirens,” the “Suicide Squad” spinoff about Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and other female DC supervillains. Deadline adds that Robertson-Dworet’s second Black List script, “Ares,” was acquired by MGM. “Underworld: Blood Wars” and “Outlander” director Anna Foerster is expected to helm the project.

Captain Marvel” Lands New Screenwriter was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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The 64 team reveal a list of classic games to appear on their machines

The 64 team released some updates as usual at the end of the week, to keep backers (and future buyers) abreast of what’s happening with this future slice of returning retro. With glimpses of the future machine and games titles included there’s enough to wet a few C64 lovers whistles.

There are pictures of the plastics for the upcoming The64 Mini, though as stated this is not the finished product but hopefully it won’t be long until we see fingers instigate a Load command.

A couple of weeks past it was highlighted – in The64 updates – that due to feedback from retailers across the globe being good, the volume of production was looking to be ramped up the as soon as possible. The64 team mentioned :-

“Based on that, we intend (if humanly possible) that within the next two weeks (but as soon as possible) to do some sort
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Win Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story on DVD

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To mark the release of Jack and the Beanstalk on 12th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story is directed by Jim Henson’s son Brian (The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island). Once upon a time, “Jack and the Beanstalk” was a fairy tale, but for Jonathan William Hapsburg Robinson (Jack, for short) it’s a part of history – a giant secret buried in the Robinson family closet for centuries. In order to undo the ancient family curse, Jack must return to a different place and time, to a fantastic world where fairy tales come true. Here a handful of beans really can produce magic, a goose really can lay a golden egg and a beanstalk does indeed reach into the heavens where an immortal giant lives, breathes and swears vengeance for all eternity.

Please note:
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Why the Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘Big Hero 6’ Made Big-Screen Nature Documentary ‘Born In China’

Why the Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘Big Hero 6’ Made Big-Screen Nature Documentary ‘Born In China’
After winning the Oscar for 2014’s “Big Hero 6,” producer Roy Conli was lured to what seems to be a far-flung project: a Disneynature doc, “Born in China,” which explores the life cycles of wild pandas and other native Chinese wildlife. However, he said that it was less about the animals and more about their collective capacity to communicate complex emotions and ideas.

“I’ve always loved the structure of multiple stories,” said Conli, a longtime Disney Animation executive who famously mounted the premiere of “Angels in America” at the Mark Taper Forum in 1992. “There are multiple characters that you need to fall in love with, and they will add up to one story. That was the same with this. You had five species, but you concentrated on three animal families.”

Other Disneynature movies have had more singular topics (“Bears,” “Monkey Kingdom”), but director Lu Chuan’s “Born in China
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Exclusive Interview: The NeverEnding Story star Tami Stronach

david j. moore chats with The NeverEnding Story star Tami Stronach

Based on the rich fantasy novel by Michael Ende, Wolfgang Peterson’s The NeverEnding Story has endured and flourished as a favorite fantasy film for more than 30 years. In the pivotal role as The Childlike Empress, Tami Stronach embodied ancient, timeless beauty in her performance. Stronach, who was only 10 years old when she was cast in the role, left acting behind to pursue a career in dance and choreography, but she’s recently begun to connect with fans of the film, and in this interview she talks about her very special experience of making the film and what she’s been up to lately.

I can’t believe I’m about to have a conversation with The Childlike Empress!

I’m not really an all-powerful, ageless being, though, right? (Laughing.)

I know, I know. It is what it is.
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