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It really isn't summer time yet, not by a long shot, but the blockbuster movie season is getting ready to kick off in just a couple of weeks. March is going to be loaded down with huge movies this year, but everyone is going to have to make room for the king, because Kong: Skull Island is coming. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have just unleashed an absolutely action-packed final trailer for the movie, which should be enough to get fans of monster movies very excited.
Warner Bros. dropped the brand new trailer online, which is easily the most jam-packed one we have seen so far. In addition to dropping the new trailer for Kong: Skull Island, the studio also uploaded a Vr video, which allows you to explore Skull Island in an entirely different way. You know, in case seeing a giant monstrous ape in 2D wasn't quite enough for you. »
Further proof that that the usual four-month summer window for studio’s biggest tentpoles is ever-expanding, this month will see the release of Logan, Beauty and the Beast, Ghost in the Shell, Power Rangers, Life, and more, but what looks to be the most bonkers of the line-up is Kong: Skull Island. Ahead of a release in just under two weeks, the final trailer has now landed for Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ first studio film.
This last trailer (inspired by The Handmaiden, as one can see below) packs more comedy and action than the previous looks, particularly when it comes to our titular gorilla going head-to-head with the island’s other monsters — all in a vibrant palette of colors. Check out the final trailer below for the film starring Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Shea Whigam, and John C. Reilly.
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- Leonard Pearce
During last night’s broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards, Disney decided to showcase another quick look at their hotly-anticipated upcoming live-action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. This new TV spot contains some new looks at beloved characters Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen). Check it out here…
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s »
- Robert Kojder
For the second time this year, a Blumhouse Production tops the Top Ten, as “Get Out” (Universal) scored $30 million this weekend, which is six times its production cost. The tremendous success of “Get Out” on Oscar weekend is significant for two reasons.
Oscar weekend box office often provides an ironic counterpoint to mainstream box office. This year, though, is a little different. For one thing, three of the Best Picture nominees (“Hidden Figures,” “La La Land” and “Lion”) are in the Top Ten, while three other Best Picture nominees are in the Top 20, despite being at the end of long runs.
“Get Out” comes on a weekend when the Oscars are expected to make amends for the presumed wrongs over the last two years of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. »
- Tom Brueggemann
The most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly featured an article about and interview with Emma Watson, playing Belle in the upcoming live-action Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. She may be best known for playing Hermione in the Harry Potter films. In addition to being very talented, Ms. Watson is also very smart and very articulate. As the article notes, she has also been a leader in feminist causes.
In the article, she’s asked why it is hard for some male fans to enjoy a female hero. (Witness the fanboy furor at the all-female remake of Ghostbusters and the female leads in the last two Star Wars films.) She replied: “It’s something they [some male fans] are not used to and they don’t like that. I think if you’ve been used to watching characters that look like, sound like, think like you and then you see someone [unexpected] up on the screen, »
- John Ostrander
Related: 'Love Actually' Cast to Reunite and Film a Mini Sequel for Charity
A short sequel to the film is in the works for charity, set to debut on March 24 for Red Nose Day. Neeson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Martine McCutcheon, Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Olivia Olson will all be a part of the upcoming project, with Neeson and Brodie-Sangster already photographed in character.
But for Thompson, revisiting her role would be "too sad."
"[Director] Richard [Curtis] wrote to me and said, 'Darling I can't write anything for you because of Alan' and I said, 'No, of course »
“Get Out,” which opened with an impressive $1.8 million at 2,240 sites on Thursday night, will finish far ahead the closest contender, Warner Bros.’ third weekend of “The Lego Batman Movie” with about $18 million.
The second weekend of the historical saga “The Great Wall,” which carries a $150 million price tag, is dropping sharply from its $21 million opening over the four-day Presidents Day weekend, and will finish with about $8 million. Matt Damon stars in “Wall,” financed by Legendary and several Chinese partners. The film grossed over $170 million in China
- Dave McNary
“Beauty and the Beast” may be “a tale as old as time,” but audiences are clearly still eager to watch the story unfold: early tracking for…
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- Laura Berger
Disney’s new version of Beauty and the Beast is on track to make a lot of dough. Shocking, I know. Tracking indicates Bill Condon‘s (Gods and Monsters) musical is going to make $120 million its opening weekend, but Disney is more conservative with their estimate. Below, learn more about the damage Beauty and the Beast is expected to cause at the box-office. […]
The post ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on Track to Make $120M Opening Weekend appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
War For The Planet Of The Batman
After a few weeks of speculation (and rumours he’d walked away from the offer) Matt Reeves has officially signed on to direct The Batman, rumoured to be going into production this April. “I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” said Reeves. “He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.” Read more about that story here.
Return Of Dick
After nearly 20 years off the big screen, Warner Bros. are giving Dick Grayson his own solo movie as Nightwing, which is set to be helmed by The Lego Batman Movie‘s Chris McKay. The story was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, and McKay retweeted »
- Luke Owen
Nearly 26 years after the release of the beloved Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast is returning to the big screen. This time around, however, the magic is live-action -- with a little help from CGI -- and while it’s a beloved story, some things about the ambitious remake might still surprise you!
Here’s a look at a few things you may not have known about the new take on the “tale as old as time.”
1. 19th-Century France Almost Looked a Lot Like La La Land
Emma Watson, who stars as Belle, turned down Emma Stone’s Oscar-nominated role in La La Land to focus on Beauty and the Beast. Coincidentally, Stone’s co-star, Ryan Gosling, was considered for the part of the Beast, before it went to Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. There »
A few weeks ago it was reported that the pre-sales for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast were rivalling those of a superhero movie, and now comes word that the live-action adaptation is tracking a domestic opening weekend of between $100 and $120 million in North America.
Should it hit the top end of the range, it would overtake Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million for the third-biggest March opening weekend behind The Hunger Games ($152 million) and record holder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opened last year with $166 million.
Disney’s previous live-action take on its animated back catalogue, The Jungle Book, grossed $103 million in its opening weekend last April, and went on to earn $966.6 million worldwide.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Jon Lyus
This evening the capital held the UK Premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the studio’s latest live-action adaptation of one of their most beloved animations. The premiere event was held at Spencer House, St James’ Place in London before moving on to Leicester Square where the cast and crew met the bevy of fans.
The film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Nathan Mack, Audra Mcdonald. They were all in attendance as was director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken.
Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet this evening to get some time with the filmmakers and cast. We couldn’t let Josh Gad past without asking him about his recent interrogation on video of Daisy Ridley about the »
- Jon Lyus
Can’t get enough of Baby Groot? We don’t blame you and, according to Trailer Track, we won’t have to wait too much longer before clocking eyes on the third (and final?) trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Citing a listing from Alberta Film Ratings, Tt notes that the latest full-length promo for Guardians 2 is already in the can, and will run for two minutes and 20 seconds. It’ll likely screen before Logan (March 3rd) or, in the more likely scenario, Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast on March 17th.
Assuming online chatter holds true, the former will herald the final trailer for Wonder Woman, so we’re inclined to believe that the Powers That Be over at Marvel and Disney are planning to hold fire until late next month. Whatever the case, we will, as always, have full coverage for you right here on We Got This Covered. »
- Michael Briers
The 26-year-old actress looked like a real-life princess as she posed alongside her handsome co-star during the premiere of Disney's live-action film at the Spencer House in London, England. Watson was dressed in an elegant light blue Emilia Wickstead gown, complete with a cape and long train. Letting the dress do all the talking, she kept her accessories simple and swept up her hair into a braided crown.
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As for Stevens, the Downton Abbey actor perfectly complimented his co-star in a dapper dark navy suit.
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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Watson »
When Beauty and the Beast started smashing trailer view records, it didn't take Disney long to realize that it had another gargantuan hit on its hands. And the first tracking records now indicate that the live-action adaptation of the classic 90s cartoon will bring booming business to the early 2017 box office. It stands to be one of the biggest hits of the year with ten months still left to go following its release.
The movie, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, is tracking for a massive $120 million opening according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be in theaters on March 17, with the tracking numbers coming courtesy of pre-release surveys. Disney insiders are being more cautious with that high number, and don't want to step on their own toes. They are downplaying the monster potential of this Beauty and her Beast, claiming it will open just north of $100 million.
As of this morning, the anticipated opening for Disney’s live-action take on Beauty And The Beast is looking absolutely gorgeous, with tracking easily indicating a three-day weekend of $100 million when it twirls into theaters March 17. Projections from various sources even have it busting past $120M. Arguably, Disney began rebooting live-action fairy tales in its canon with Alice In Wonderland, which opened to $116.1M in March 2010 (and finaled at $334.1M). That Tim… »
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Expect a monster of an opening when Disney's Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17.
Early tracking suggests the movie could reach $120 million in its North American debut, according to those with access to prerelease surveys. Disney insiders are being more cautious, saying $100 million-plus, considering tracking hasn't been entirely reliable as of late.
Anything above $100 million would mark one of the top showings for the month of March. The current record holder is last year's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with $166.1 million, followed by The Hunger Games with $152.5 million in 2012 and »
- Pamela McClintock
Back in September, reports surfaced that LucasFilm may be undergoing secret reshoots on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which came just a few months after production had wrapped. While those reports were never confirmed, it's common practice for any big-budget movie to undergo reshoots, with additional photography often worked into the schedule. Today, we have word that reshoots may actually be happening next month. LucasFilm is reportedly casting for extras in Scotland and Ireland.
Project Casting reports that LucasFilm is searching for extras for shoots starting next month in Edinburgh, Scotland and unspecified parts of Ireland. The casting call is seeking "ordinary people" for these extra roles, with male or female actors between 16 and a half to 90 years of age. No specific details were given about the scenes that were being filmed, but this report states that filming will begin in March and "continue into the following months."
Celine Dion is back in the spotlight in a big way with a new fashion line, becoming an advisor on “The Voice” and debuting a new single for Disney’s live-action “Beauty And The Beast”. A quarter of a century after her duet in the original animated film, the Quebec-born songstress reveals she initially had reservations […] »
- Rachel West
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