7 items from 2017
Few comic book movies come freighted with as much as expectation as Wonder Woman. For one, it’s being positioned as the saviour of the DC Movie Universe, which until now has flagged with the bloated likes of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. It’s the first superhero movie fronted by a female character (played by Gal Gadot) since 2005’s Elektra and the first ever to be directed by a woman (Monster filmmaker Patty Jenkins).
Most importantly, it’s a movie that has to honour one of the most celebrated icons in the DC canon, performing a tricky balancing act between the humour of the 1970s Lynda Carter TV series and the sort of grandiose dramatic spectacle demanded by a multiplex audience. »
- Sean Wilson
Variety is reporting that production has got underway on The True Don Quixote, a modern-day version of Miguel de Carvantes classic novel, with Chris Poche (Over the Hedge) directing a cast that includes Tim Blake Nelson (Fantastic Four) as Don Quixote and Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Sancho Panza.
According to the site, the story “is centered on a man who’s safe and comfortable and bored to death with his life. In his state of despair, the stories of passion and pain change his mind until he awakens insane, anointing himself as Don Quixote to find adventure, fame and glory that will make his life worthwhile — while never leaving his one-mile square neighborhood.”
“[Don Quixote] is this hilarious, intimate little buddy comedy about a guy who essentially just goes out and attacks his neighborhood because he goes insane from boredom and propaganda, which feels very timely,” said Poche. “And who better »
- Gary Collinson
The story is centered on a man who’s safe and comfortable and bored to death with his life. In his state of despair, the stories of passion and pain change his mind until he awakens insane, anointing himself as Don Quixote to find adventure, fame and glory that will make his life worthwhile — while never leaving his one-mile square neighborhood.
“Don Quixote,” published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, centers on a Spanish nobleman who loses his sanity as he seeks to revive chivalry. »
- Dave McNary
8 May 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Nelson will star as a man who is inspired by the fictional Quixote, who spent too much time with romance stories and consequently believes he is a knight. Spider-Man: Homecoming newcomer Jacob Batalon is set to play the movie's Quixote sidekick Sancho Panza.
- Mia Galuppo
Release dates are sometimes more interesting than their movies.
The simple answer for how a movie like The Boss Baby opens at number one is that it’s a major studio animated feature debuting in late March. Specific to this movie, however, there are certain special circumstances, like Beauty and the Beast finally dropping enough to give something else a shot and Ghost in the Shell being a flop, possibly due to its whitewashing casting controversy and possibly just due to its just not being very good.
March is a tricky month for movie releases. With Easter having an unfixed date falling either in March or April, there’s sometimes a holiday weekend, albeit not one typically known for moviegoing. Also, much of America’s children have a spring break, yet there’s no uniformity from county to county within any given state let alone across the country (many states and school districts also wait until April »
- Christopher Campbell
The sources say that Comcast is in talks with Oriental DreamWorks’ Chinese backers, including China Media Capital and Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd., about possibly giving up Dwa’s 45% stake in the venture. If that happens, it would mark the end of one of the highest-profile linkups between Hollywood and China.
The potential restructuring comes as Oriental DreamWorks struggles to maintain a foothold in the competitive animated-feature marketplace. Its last outing, “Kung Fu Panda 3,” failed to perform as well as expected at the box office, and its only film currently slated for release, the Himalayan tale “Everest,” is not due out until September 2019. Last week, the company laid off some 40 animators at its Shanghai base.
At the same time, Glendale-based Dwa has been re-evaluating the projects in its own pipeline, »
- Patrick Frater
Rob Leane Feb 6, 2017
"Is it true you might do voice work for [My Little Pony season 7]? I'm actually a big fan of you", a Twitter user named BeaatModeBrony5 politely asked William Shatner a few days ago.
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The Star Trek legend's response was simple: "Already did."
"I'm a brony and friendship is magic", Shatner wrote in an earlier Tweet, which instigated the rumour that he's jumping on board the Hasbro series. Now, it seems to be confirmed.
7 items from 2017
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