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Steve Carell to star in feature adaptation of documentary Marwencol

17 April 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Steve Carell has agreed to star in a feature film adaptation of the documentary Marwencol.

Jeff Malmberg's acclaimed documentary chronicled photographer Mark Hogancamp's recovery from a violent attack.

After his memory was wiped as a result of the assault, Hogancamp readjusted to life by building a miniature village populated by a variety of dolls with their own distinct personalities.

Carell will play Hogancamp in Robert Zemeckis's dramatisation of the documentary, according to TheWrap.

Frequent Tim Burton collaborator Caroline Thompson (The Nightmare Before Christmas) is writing the screenplay.

This will be a further move into dramatic work for Carell, who rose to fame by starring in television comedy The Office and films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Earlier in the year, Carell earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for portraying convicted killer John Eleuthère du Pont in Foxcatcher.

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Steve Carell Joins Marwencol

17 April 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After stunning audiences and critics alike with his gripping, grotesque performance in Foxcatcher, Steve Carell is taking on another dramatic project that will move the Office actor further from his comic roots. Carell will star in Robert ZemeckisMarwencol, a feature adaptation of the 2010 Jeff Malmberg documentary.

When Zemeckis was first mentioned in association with the project back in 2013, he and Universal were said to be eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead role, and though that evidently didn’t pan out, Carell has been making dramatic waves of his own in recent years.

The actor will star as Mark Hogancamp, who is assaulted and left with severe amnesia, unable to remember his life prior to the attack. Searching for meaning, he begins to construct an elaborate, miniature model of a World War II-era Belgian village called Marwencol. Becoming invested in the stories of the little dolls he places in Marwencol, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Christmas Comedy Horror ‘Krampus’ Begins Shooting

12 March 2015 11:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I love a bit of Christmas; I have more Christmas sweaters than regular sweaters. I also love a mix of dark Christmas cheer when it comes to movies, with Gremlins, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Rare Exports being some of my favourites. So I am very happy that Trick ‘R Treat director Michael Dougherty follow-up film to his 2009 cult classic Halloween film, will be Krampus. Krampus sees a mischievous ghoul of European folklore being awoken by a young boy Max and his dysfunctional family. The Krampus soon sets about ruining Christmas in darkly comedic ways, as Cbristmas icons take on a life of their own.

Dougherty has also scripted such superhero hits as X2: X-men United, and the upcoming X-men: Apocalypse, but it’s great he’s back in the director’s chair. Meanwhile, it is Weta Workshop who will be bringing the Krampus to life, while Legendary (fast becoming »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Tim Burton to direct Disney's live-action Dumbo

10 March 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tim Burton will direct Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1941 animated classic Dumbo.

This new version of Dumbo will blend CGI animation and live action in its tale of a bashful elephant's dreams of flying free above the heads of his tormenters.

Burton and Transformers franchise screenwriter Ehren Kruger's movie will introduce an original family subplot to complement Dumbo's journey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This will be a reunion for Burton with Disney, having started his career as an animator and concept artist on films like The Fox and the Hound and Tron.

After finding success as a filmmaker in the 1980s, he partnered with Disney on The Nightmare Before Christmas and more recently his feature-length version of the short film Frankenweenie.

Burton is also currently attached to direct Asa Butterfield and Eva Green in 20th Century Fox's adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. »

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Tim Burton Will Direct Live-Action Dumbo for Disney!

10 March 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Dumbo has its director. Tim Burton will helm the live-action reimagining of Walt Disney's 1941 animated classic. Sean Bailey, president of production, shared the news Tuesday, E! News can confirm. This isn't the first time Burton has collaborated with the movie studio, of course. The 56-year-old filmmaker produced and co-wrote 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas, and he also directed 2010's Alice in Wonderland. Burton is also producing Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, which is slated for release on May 27, 2016. Dumbo is still in development and doesn't have a release date. A 70th anniversary edition of the animated film was released in the U.S. on Sept. 20, »

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Horror Round-Up: The Body Trailer, Michael McDowell’s Cold Moon Over Babylon, Lucifer Lead Role Cast

27 February 2015 1:39 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have the first trailer for the short horror comedy film, The Body, starring Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, John Wick), an excerpt from Valancourt Books' special re-release of Michael McDowell's souther horror novel, Cold Moon Over Babylon (which is now being adapted for the big screen), and details on who will play the titular role for Fox and Warner Bros. TV's Lucifer pilot (based on the character from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman comic book series and its spin-off series, Lucifer).

The Body: "The Body is the story of a contract killer using the cover of Halloween to dispose of his latest victim. As he attempts to drag the dead man's body across London, his gear and body bag get mistaken for a costume, and he is talked into a attending a local Halloween party with a group of revellers. »

- Derek Anderson

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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Shooting in March for Netflix

24 February 2015 6:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Paul Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015.

In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos:

"We didn't hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee's Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity »

- MovieWeb

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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Shooting in March for Netflix

24 February 2015 6:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Paul Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015.

In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos:

"We didn't hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee's Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity »

- MovieWeb

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Horror Round-Up: Ghoulies / Ghoulies 2 Blu-ray Bonus Features, Sharknado 3 Casting Update, Cold Moon Feature Film

11 February 2015 8:48 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around we focus on Scream Factory’s upcoming Ghoulies/Ghoulies 2 double feature Blu-ray and the growing casts for Sharknado 3 and Cold Moon.

Ghoulies / Ghoulies 2: Scream Factory revealed the bonus features for their upcoming Ghoulies / Ghoulies 2 Blu-ray, which hits shelves on April 21st (and is available two weeks prior by ordering from Shout! Factory):

Ghoulies:

Audio Commentary With Director/Co-writer Luca Bercovici New Interviews With Executive Producer Charles Band, Composer Richard Band, Actor Michael Des Barres and Special Effects Makeup Artist John Vulich Original Theatrical Trailer

Ghoulies 2:

New Interviews With Executive Producer Charles Band, Actors Kerry Remsen and Donnie Jeffcoat, And Special Effects Artist Gino Crognale Rare Deleted Scenes Original Theatrical Trailer

Ghoulies: “Take a creepy old Hollywood mansion, a naive young man and a pretty girl. Add an over-the-top orgy and some slimy, winged goblins who crawl out of toilets, »

- Derek Anderson

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Josh Stewart, Christopher Lloyd Starring in ‘Cold Moon’

10 February 2015 6:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Josh Stewart and Christopher Lloyd are starring in the supernatural revenge drama “Cold Moon” with shooting starting later this month in Louisiana, Variety has learned exclusively.

Griff Furst directs from a script he wrote with Jack Snyder, based on the 1980 novel “Cold Moon Over Babylon” by Michael McDowell (“Beetlejuice” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”).

Furst produces under his Curmudgeon Films banner. Pixel Magic is handling special effects.

“Cold Moon” also stars Robbie Kay, Candy Clark, Frank Whaley, Rachele Brooke Smith, Laura Cayouette and Sarah Catherine.

“Cold Moon” takes place in tiny Babylon, Fla., where the granddaughter of Clark’s character is murdered by a mysterious assailant, her body sunk into the black waters of the Styx River — the river where her parents disappeared from their boat a decade earlier. Suspicion falls on a duplicitous banker and his wealthy father, played by Stewart and Lloyd.

Stewart recently provided the voice of »

- Dave McNary

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Get Ready for Dallas Comic Con Fan Days This Weekend!

6 February 2015 3:35 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

February is here again and that means super heroes and sci-fi characters will descend upon the Irving Convention Center for the annual Dallas Comic Con Fan Days. For two days, thousands of pop and geek culture enthusiasts will be in their comfort zone as some of today’s hottest actors and artists come together in celebration of everything they love.

The main media focuses of this year’s event are Arrow, Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Power Rangers Megaforce. Enthusiasts of The Walking Dead, Stargate Sg-1, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have reason to get excited as well.

Celebrities who are attending include Colin Baker and Alex Kingston of Doctor Who fame. The Emerald Archer himself, Stephen Amell, is accompanied by co-stars David Ramsey and John Barrowman from DC Comics and the CW’s hit show Arrow. Original Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, and Terry Farrell are the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Disney unveils Valentine's Day card range

3 February 2015 2:04 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney has unveiled a line of Valentine's Day cards.

The cards are adorned with romantic scenes from classic and recent films.

They feature characters from such movies as Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen.

There are also appearances from The Little Mermaid, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mary Poppins and even Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Disney recently announced its first Latina princess.

Princess Elena will appear in Sofia the First in 2016, before being handed her own spinoff series with Disney Junior. »

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Amazon’s 2015 Theatrical Movies Won’t Come from Its Current Film Slate

19 January 2015 10:06 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon Studios currently lists 14 movie projects in development, which it has procured through its over-the-transom script-submission process. But the company said those won’t be among the titles it releases as part of its new initiative for theatrical-first distribution.

On Monday Amazon announced that it would produce or acquire up to 12 movies per year, to be released in theaters four to eight weeks before becoming available on Prime Instant Video.

The company has hired producer Ted Hope to run the group and expects budgets to be in the range of $5 million-$25 million. It hasn’t specified genres it’s pursuing at this point except to say the movies “will focus on unique stories, voices and characters from top and up-and-coming creators.”

The new titles are anticipated as coming through a traditional studio development process, not via Amazon Studios’ script-submission program. In a statement, Amazon Studios VP Roy Price said, “We still have an open door for TV and movie scripts at Studios.amazon.com. We are very happy to have that source of ideas. As in TV, though, we do not expect that most of the movies in the Amazon Original Movies program will come from that source.”

Price added, “We are still developing some movies as part of that program that would not fit into the Amazon Original Movies program announced today.”

Films listed on Amazon’s slate include “Touching Blue,” a thriller from producer Denise Di Novi (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), about a teenage girl with psychic powers who must stop a mysterious killer. »

- Todd Spangler

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Features Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Sia, And More

12 January 2015 8:44 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The soundtrack details to everyone’s favorite “Twilight”-fan-fiction-turned-Kindle-porn’s film adaptation has been released, so Danny Elfman fans can finally stop pretending “Fifty Shades of Grey” will not be on his resume of film scores next to “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Batman." Though, it's easy to see how Elfman is simply tackling another kind of fantasy with this erotica drama featuring "unusual behavior."  Apart from a couple of tracks from Elfman’s score, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack includes yet another cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell On You,” this time by Annie Lennox (this writer’s favorite is the Creedence Clearwater Revival version, especially since his car was stolen with Creedence tapes and a briefcase full of business papers inside). We also get Beyoncé's “sensual” new version of “Crazy in Love," along with tracks from veterans like The Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra (clearly, »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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