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With Disney already developing a movie adaptation based on their theme park attraction Jungle Cruise, the studio is also moving forward with another theme park-based movie, Tower of Terror. Deadline reports that the studio is currently seeking screenwriters, who will write the script based on a treatment by John August. Both John August and producer Jim Whitaker took their idea to Disney, and the studio sparked to their take.
The attraction opened at DisneyWorld's Hollywood Studios in 1994, which is based on the anthology series The Twilight Zone. The attraction is set at the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel, where visitors step inside an elevator, where they're told stories about several people who have disappeared in that very same elevator over the years. The movie adaptation will follow a group of five people, who enter an elevator in a posh hotel. They all disappear after the hotel is struck by lightning. The »
With the revelation that Ryan Murphy once had the rights to Orange Is the New Black, one can't help but wonder what that would look like: a elevision take on the blaxploitation prison film Black Mama, White Mama, or a musical version of the "Angels in Chains" episode of Charlie's Angels is more likely. But apart from how dramatically different the show would be, let's imagine which of Murphy's prized actors he'd cast in the role of Litchfield's favorite inmates. Emma Roberts as Piper Chapman Never mind the age difference; there's no way Emma Roberts wouldn't be Murphy's leading lady. She'd play a fresh-out-of-college Piper, somehow with a marriage and an arrest under her belt. She'd be bitchy and ruder than the current Piper, so really everyone would hate her. Lea Michele as Alex Vause Michele has already shown that she can be a sexy bad girl on Scream Queens, »
- Ira Madison III
Indie filmmaker Lynn Shelton ("Laggies," "Your Sister's Sister," "Humpday") is teaming with "This American Life" for a film based on "The Incredible Case of the Pi Moms" radio report, a stranger than fiction style true story about a private investigation agency scandal.
Shelton would direct the film about the "Charlie's Angels"-esque agency, staffed by hot soccer moms and run by a charismatic ex-cop turned P.I. with dreams of mounting his own Lifetime reality series about the agency.
The media loved the agency which looked into insurance scams and cheating husbands, but it actually turned out to be a front - the ex cop was in league with a local drug enforcement official to sell drugs that had been confiscated by the police. The soccer moms were said to be oblivious to the drug conspiracy.
The original story was revealed in an hourlong report for "This American Life" by Joshua Bearman, »
- Garth Franklin
It's week 3 of Strictly Come Dancing, and with the first couple voted off last week the heat really is on.
Digital Spy was watching along and have rounded up all of the scores and judges comments.
Bruno: "It's not quite a tropical heatwave, more a lukewarm breeze. You looked like you were shuffling on damp sand. It was a very difficult dance - you need to sort out the frame."
Len: "I thought that routine had far more content than previous weeks. I love the way you come out and enjoy yourself, and it made me enjoy it. A lovely bubbly dance."
Darcey: "It's your best dance so far, you have this energy – in your body, when you pose, »
"When I was eighteen, I discovered the truth about the world. Nothing's what you thought it was. No one's who you thought they were. And some people have a dark side. Really dark. I also discovered that, what ever your destiny is, it will find you. And when it does, be ready." Clary offers teens everywhere this bit of encouraging insight in the first trailer for Shadowhunters. An adaptation of the The Mortal Instruments, the action-packed fantasy series is coming to ABC Family in 2016.
The first Shadowhunters trailer arrives following two teasers from earlier in the month. This sneak peek, based on the popular Young Adult fantasy novel series by Cassandra Clare, was launched on the show's snapchat account. In it, we are introduced to the main characters through a quick sequence of clips. Here, we get our first glimpse at the lead character Clary played by Katherine McNamara, who »
Proving that original spec scripts can still occasionally get you somewhere in this world of already-existing properties, writer Brian Duffield recently sparked a studio bidding war for his buzzy screenplay The Babysitter. New Line won, and Joseph McGinty "McG" Nichol (Charlie's Angels, Terminator Salvation) was initially only going to produce, until he decided he liked it so much he was going to direct too. And he now has his lead actress, in the form of Samara Weaving.If that name isn't familiar, it might be soon. Weaving is an Aussie actress and model (and Hugo Weaving's niece) who escaped Home & Away and Out Of The Blue and will shortly be seen in roles of varying sizes in the upcoming movies Bad Girl, Monster Trucks and Before Dawn. Variety say she's also starring with Bruce Campbell in the TV series Ash Vs Evil Dead, although that information doesn't seem to appear anywhere else yet. »
Strictly Come Dancing is getting even more glitz and glamour than normal this weekend - it's Movie Week! The 14 remaining celebs and their partners will be going all Hollywood to perform to songs from the cinema, but what exactly can you expect?
Dance: Cha Cha
Song: 'Boogie Wonderland' - Happy Feet
Dance: American Smooth
Song: 'Unchained Melody' - Ghost
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: 'Eye of the Tiger' - Rocky
Song: 'Wash That Man' - South Pacific
Dance: Cha Cha
Song: 'Summer Nights' - Grease
Song: 'Writing's on the Wall' - Spectre
Song: 'I Wanna Be Loved By You' - Some Like It Hot
Song: 'Heaven Must Be Missing »
Charlie's Angels has already survived a few reboots, and another big screen outing is apparently on the cards.
Sony Pictures is developing a new big screen version of the "Charlie's Angels" TV series and has hired "Pitch Perfect 2" helmer and actress Elizabeth Banks to direct the film. The original show focused on three women who worked as a team of private investigators, receiving their orders from the mysterious Charlie Townsend. The popular series ran for five seasons and, in 2000, launched a feature film franchise starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. That film also turned out a 2003 sequel, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." A television "Charlie's Angels" reboot was attempted in 2011 with Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor headlining. Airing on ABC, it only lasted eight episodes. »
Things went really rather well for Elizabeth Banks with her feature directorial debut this summer. She helmed Pitch Perfect 2, which proved to be a good hit in the Us especially, and in turn is leading to Pitch Perfect 3 (which is due in 2017).
Yet Banks may not be returning to direct that one (although she's a producer on the series too, as well as her work in front of the camera, so she'll still be involved), as instead, she may be heading over to Sony to direct the big screen reboot of Charlie's Angels.
Based on the hit 1970s TV series that originally starred Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, Charlie's Angels first headed to the big screen in 2000. Then, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu took on the three lead roles for director McG, »
The classic 1970s action-adventure series could be in for a modern update with Banks on board to both produce and direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sony is currently in the process of finding a writer to work on a new big-screen adventure for the never-seen Charlie Townsend and his female crime-fighting squad.
Watch the opening credits for the original »
We reached the tipping point with remakes and reboots years ago, so it should come as no surprise that, as we hit the midway point of this decade, a lot of reboots are once again getting rebooted. Sony is doing it a second time with Spider-Man, and now they are planning to do it with Charlie's Angels. Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct the action-adventure comedy. She will also co-producer with her husband Max Handelman.
At this time, Sony is still searching for a writer to handle the story behind this all-new Charlie's Angels. Elizabeth Banks made her directorial debut this summer, with the blockbuster hit Pitch Perfect 2. The musical comedy, which saw Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks reprising their original roles from the 2012 hit Pitch Perfect, has gone onto earn more than $183.7 million at the domestic box office. It is the number 8 highest grossing movie of 2015 in the states. »
According to THR, Sony is in negotiations to hire Elizabeth Banks to direct a new film in the Charlie's Angels franchise, in the hopes that her presence will act as a safeguard against the stench of misogyny that has lingered around the series since the ’70s. It's news not just for the fact that they're going to have another go at Charlie's Angels four years after the ABC reboot was quickly canceled, but also because the studio may have made the perfect choice of filmmaker. With Pitch Perfect 2 proving Banks's facility with a (nearly) all-female cast, will the series's much-vaunted "female empowerment" be more than lip service this time? Let's hope! »
- Nate Jones
It's been 12 years since a studio executive got it in their minds that the world needs another Charlie's Angels movie - but that streak has come to an end. The franchise is now getting the classic big reboot treatment at Sony Pictures, and it looks like it will be Elizabeth Banks who will be taking the helm. The Hollywood Reporter says that Banks is currently only in negotiations to take the reins on this project, but should she sign a deal she will be put in charge of putting a new spin on the franchise. At this time there are no plot details regarding what we can expect from this new movie - it's still very early - but we can surely expect that it will follow the basic premise of the original show from the 1970s: three pretty private detectives solve crimes around Los Angeles for an employer who »
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Banks and her husband Max Handelman would also produce the film with a search now underway for a scribe.
A hit TV series in the 1970s, the premise followed three female detectives (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) who worked for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie (only heard as a voice) and his representative Bosley.
McG helmed both films in the series and though the first went well, the second was a dud and so no further entries were produced. The franchise was again revived in 2011 as a TV series, but it lasted only four episodes. »
- Garth Franklin
Brian Duffield script ranked high on the 2014 Blacklist and follows a twelve-year-old boy and his babysitter on a night where things go very wrong. The boy learns a few lessons about life, love and murder along the way.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
You might not know her name, but Jessica Gunning has been part of some of the best, most ground-breaking British film and TV of the last decade. Born in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire ("... where Last of the Summer Wine was filmed," she says. "Claim to fame!"), Gunning later joined the National Theatre where she shared the stage with Hayley Atwell.
Unforgettable moments in Doctor Who (destroyed by CGI munchkins), Fortitude (by far some of the icy drama's grisliest scenes) and BBC Three comedy Top Coppers have confirmed her place as an exciting talent.
1. Doctor Who (2008)
Gunning brought charm to the part of poor Stacey Campbell, who met a darkly comic fate - she melted and was replaced by a pack of adorable Adipose, marshmallow-like blobs that posed an unlikely threat to Earth.
"You do really feel when you're doing Doctor Who that you're part of something that's pretty special," says Gunning. »
For four glorious years, David Chokachi played blonde hottie lifeguard Cody Madison on "Baywatch" -- famously donning those red shorts and not much else from 1995-1999. The actor romanced both Pam Anderson and Carmen Electra on the series, before starring on the short-lived cult TV series "Witchblade" and a surfing series for The N called "Beyond the Break." It's clear David's love of the waves carries over into his real life, as the 47-year-old star was spotted on the beach over the weekend hitting the surf. Sporting some Hurley surf gear, the father-of-one looked confident as ever (and still pretty damn hot) on his board in Malibu. Chokachi constantly shares beach pics on his Instagram page, including this shirtless shot on the sand. Not too shabby, right? The actor -- who also starred on the VH1 reality show "Confessions of a Teen Idol" in 2009 -- and wife Susan welcomed daughter »
- tooFab Staff
If having new episodes of shows like Game of Thrones and True Detective on-demand the night they air isn't enough to make you get HBO Now, then you really should consider getting it for the movies. A couple of Oscar season staples are coming up in August, including Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Meanwhile, favorites like Charlie's Angels and Four Weddings and a Funeral will be available on Aug. 1. Here are all the titles to look forward to on HBO Now and HBO Go, plus the movies you better watch now, before they disappear! Saturday night premieres: Aug. 1: Birdman Aug. 8 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Aug. 15: The Theory of Everything Aug. 22: Dumb and Dumber To Aug. 29: Kill the Messenger Other notable movies coming on Aug. 1: Charlie's Angels Dances With Wolves A Fish Called Wanda Four Weddings and a Funeral John Tucker Must Die »
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