Next week, North America territories will get the first Griswolds movie since the absolutely terrible Vegas Vacation in 1997. Vacation sees the series get a much deserved reboot with Ed Helms taking the reigns as patriarch Rusty Griswold. The Warner Bros. movie has just got itself a new red band trailer. Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Beverly D’Angelo and the legendary Chevy Chase co-star.
Vacation red band trailer
Here’s the synopsis:
Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favourite family fun park,” Walley World.
As we said, the film arrives in Us cinemas on July 29th, and in the UK a little later on August 15th.
Check out the new Vacation red band trailer below.
Rounding out the cast are »
- Paul Heath
It's happening. They're making an emoji movie. And this is on top of Lego movies galore, a Minecraft movie, and whatever this Pixels thing is. Deadline is reporting updates on both projects, at separate studios. The Minecraft movie has been in the works for a while, since the game is has been very successful for a while now. The big news is that Rob McElhenney, best known for co-creating and co-starring in the FX series "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", will be directing the Minecraft movie for Warner Bros. Originally it had Shawn Levy attached, but that's no longer the case. As for the emoji movie, Sony Pictures Animation (Hotel Transylvania, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) just won the auction for a pitch based on emoji. The emoji movie pitch included co-writers Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis on the script, with Leondis attached to direct. He has quite a bit of animation experience previously, »
- Alex Billington
Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot, set for release in 2017, is about to get a little freaky and very geeky as Vacation reboot writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein enter early talks to write the screenplay. The duo were on the shortlist to direct. That job eventually went to Jon Watts, who has Cop Car coming out later this summer. He was announced the same day that Marvel and Sony officially confirmed that Tom Holland had won the role of Peter Parker.
Even though they didn't win the director's job, both Marvel and Sony wanted John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein involved in the process. They are in the midst of launching their first directorial debut, the long awaited Vacation reboot. It hits theaters July 31, and has strong early buzz as one of the best comedies of the summer. That is saying a lot, as it »
"Vacation," "Horrible Bosses" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are said to be in early talks to pen the upcoming Marvel-approved relaunch of the "Spider-Man" franchise at Sony Pictures.
The new story is said to be set in high school and have a John Hughes-style tone to it. Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man and will make his appearance first in "Captain America: Civil War" ahead of the reboot. Marisa Tomei is in talks to play Aunt May.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who are writing and making their directorial debut with the Vacation remake that is about to hit cinemas, will write the new Spider-Man movie for Marvel Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The duo were in fact up for directing duties on the gig, which actually went to Cop Car director Jon Watts in the end. The film, which will see Tom Holland as the superhero, will be set in high school and have a John Hughes tone to it, hence the addition of the comedy writers.
- Paul Heath
Robert De Niro has been gearing up what’s been known as his “passion project” for some time, a film called The Comedian in which he would play an insult comic modeled off Don Rickles. De Niro has now secured a director for the film, Taylor Hackford (Ray, Parker). Deadline exclusively reported that Hackford came on board after director Mike Newell departed due to scheduling, and that casting for the film is now underway.
Roast comic Jeff Ross wrote all of De Niro’s stand-up material for the film, and the screenplay was penned by Art Linson, who previously wrote De Niro’s What Just Happened and has produced everything from Fight Club to The Untouchables to Into the Wild. It’ll be interesting to see De Niro take on the role, because it’s perhaps most closely similar to his underrated, almost cult performance as Rupert Pupkin in Martin Scorsese »
- Brian Welk
"The Lego Movie" and "Jump Street" duo will direct the next "Star Wars" anthology movie, which will be released May 25, 2018. Obviously "Lego Movie"'s pop cultural savvy made a great impression on Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan, and Disney because Chris Miller & Phil Lord now get to play in the industry’s biggest franchise universe to make the Han Solo origin movie. ("Chronicle" director Josh Trank had previously been signed to direct the second standalone but dropped out.) Scripted by Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel made famous by Harrison Ford, whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. Since their "Clone High" animated series, Miller & Lord have specialized in smart, self-reflexive, pop cultural riffing, which carried over into "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," the »
- Bill Desowitz
There's a lot of news coming out of Disney about its "Star Wars" franchise. According to the studio, directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) will helm the Han Solo spin-off movie, which is set to hit theaters on May 25th, 2018. Meanwhile, it's being reported that Darth Vader will appear in "Star Wars: Rogue One," which will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and is set to hit theaters on December 16th, 2016. Vader will not be the main villain in the movie, but will appear on screen. And finally, Entertainment Weekly learned that Disney will not unveil a new trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con. Instead, director Jj Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan will attend the Lucasfilm panel on July 10th and show some behind the scenes footage. A new trailer is expected to be released this fall. »
Star Wars.com has just released the latest news on a stand-alone Han Solo film.
The next adventure in the Anthology series of Star Wars films will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, whose credits include the critically acclaimed The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Among the most sought-after filmmakers working today, the two have proven a formidable duo in film and television and are looking forward to applying their unique sensibilities to the Star Wars Universe.
“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not »
- Michelle McCue
We've known for some time that a second movie in the Star Wars Anthology series is coming in 2018, but after months of rumours, we now know what it'll be about. It'll detail "how a young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief and scoundrel," it's been formally announced.
The movie is to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, whose films include 21 Jump Street, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and The Lego Movie. They'll be joined by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, who are writing the screenplay. Lawrence Kasdan wrote, of course, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, among other things, and co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi and this autumn's The Force Awakens.
"This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like »
The next adventure in the Anthology series of Star Wars films will be directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, whose credits include the critically acclaimed The Lego Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Among the most sought-after filmmakers working today, the two have proven a formidable duo on the multiple films they've collaborated on and are looking forward to applying their unique creative chemistry to the Star Wars universe. Here's what the filmmakers had to say about the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie
"This is the first film we've worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And »
Prince Charming is looking to follow the success of Maleficent, as Disney picks up a screenplay for the movie...
So, are you keeping score? It's been a while since Disney was revealed to be working on another live action on an animated film of character, but so far, this lot are in varying stages of production:
The Jungle Book (due 2016)
Pete's Dragon (due 2016)
Beauty And The Beast (due 2017)
Winnie The Pooh Mulan Pinnochio Tinkerbell Maleficent 2
And now, we can add one more: a Prince Charming film is on the way.
It's clearly early days for the project. We don't know yet who's going to be directing, »
The success of Cinderella and Maleficent has Disney continuing to mine fairy tales for live-action fare. The latest character coming to life on the big screen is Prince Charming, known among other things for courting the titular debutante in Cinderella for Disney during the 1950s. Matt Fogel, who worked with the pre-Lego Movie duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on 2009’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, penned the spec script for the comedy… »
Disney is looking to continue its successful run of converting beloved animated classics into live-action features, a trend that includes Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella. Now, the studio has acquired a spec script for a live-action take on Prince Charming from screenwriter Matt Folger. This new acquisition would be at least third in line behind two of Disney's other projects: a sequel to the 2010 Alice in Wonderland hit titled Alice Through the Looking Glass due out in 2016, and Bill Condon's 2017 re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the title roles. [caption id="attachment_408195" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Disney[/caption] As THR reports, Prince Charming is nowhere near the casting stage at this point, having just been acquired as a spec script. Since the character appears across multiple fairy tales in literature and even in contemporary adaptations - see Into the Woods - there's no reason to jump »
- Dave Trumbore
Having reaped the rewards of so many fairytale re-imaginings, Disney is looking to take aim at the Prince at the center of many of those stories.
Matt Fogel penned the script and while plot details are vague, sources say the point of view isn’t that of the prince himself but of his brother who never lived up to the family name. Alex Young is exec producing.
UTA, reps Fogel, who took the spec out to studios last week with several putting in bids for the property before Disney finally outbid all suitors. Given Disney’s success lately with fairytale properties like “Maleficent,” “Cinderella” and the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” (on which Mandeville is also a producer), it makes sense the studio »
- Justin Kroll
Early on in Minions, three of the jabbering yellow blobs realise that to continue their quest to find a master they need to head to Orlando. “Orlando” they scream as they write “Orlando” on a sign so they can hitchhike to Orlando. Orlando, Orlando, Orlando. They are going to Orlando and you bloody well know it.
The gang want to visit Villain-Con (this is the sixties, so Orlando is still a cesspit, apparently), but the Florida city’s name is clearly being dropped to plant the home of Universal Studios in innocent children’s heads. This is the key to the problem at the heart of Minions. It’s not been made because someone thought there was a story to tell about the hench-things from Despicable Me. And nobody’s stepped in to lend such a cynical concept worth. Instead, right from the jabbering cover of the Universal Pictures opening logo, »
- Alex Leadbeater
Bill Hader has yet to make a bad move. After crushing Saturday Night Live for years, he started with small parts in memorable movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad, Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3. He graduated to lead voice work with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, then went against type in the dramatic The Skeleton Twins. Later […]
- Germain Lussier
It’s been said many times over but it’s true: Phil Lord and Chris Miller are two of the most exciting filmmakers working today. They’ve made a career out of turning “bad ideas” into great movies, be it Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, or The Lego Movie. After really breaking out with last year’s one-two punch of 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, the duo have been courted to work on just about every kind of “big studio movie” you could think of. They’re in demand for good reason, and while they’ve yet to settle on their next film as directors, the two recently became attached to a few high-profile properties in the development stages. Lord and Miller are “developing the story” for Warner Bros.’ The Flash movie, starring Ezra Miller, and are “masterminding” an animated Spider-Man film for Sony by writing the treatment and producing. »
- Adam Chitwood
On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced on Tuesday at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.
The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.
Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.
As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, a live-action film being produced by Kevin Feige at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.
The animated film from Lord & Miller, dated July 20, 2018, has Avi Arad, »
- Michelle McCue
At Sony's presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Tom Rothman announced that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) will direct an animated "Spider-Man" movie. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe. Lord and Miller will also write the treatment for the movie and produce. The animated film will then hit theaters on July 20th, 2018. Meanwhile, the live-action Spider-Man will first appear in "Captain America 3: Civil War" and then get his own film on July 28th, 2017. »
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