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"The book was better." These words make up the classic phrase that literary adaptations live and die by, and believe it or not, it's not always the truth. Sometimes the movie takes the story that the book tried to tell, and turns it into a more fully formed tale that the author can't help but respect. It happened when John Steinbeck admitted that The Grapes Of Wrath was a much darker story on the screen than on the page, and it more recently happened when Stephen King's The Mist was given an ending that even the king of horror had to admit worked perfectly. Of course, there are also the ones that don't get what the book was trying to say. For every adaptation of The Mist, there's a disastrous adaptation of Timeline waiting to take its place. For now, though, we'll remain optimistic about these upcoming projects. After all, »
Featuring narration from The Craft's Fairuza Balk (and with clips of Robin Tunney, Devon Sawa and co), it made us feel a sudden pang of nostalgia and sent us on our own trip down memory lane to find out where they - and the rest of the '90s teen movie crew - are now.
So, here are 11 stars from some of our favourite '90s teen movies, and what they've gone on to do since:
He went on to play teenage prophet of doom Alex Browning in Final Destination (2000), and appeared as similarly unstable Stan in Eminem's controversial music »
Once you’re absorbed by its terror, you can’t even scream. The slimy mass that is the Blob first thrilled audiences when it took on Steve McQueen on the big screen in 1958. It next oozed into cinemas via the 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob, before being reborn in a 1988 remake directed by Chuck Russell and co-written by Frank Darabont. Proving that it’s still a relentless alien amoeba, 1958’s The Blob is being remade once again.
Goldcrest Films is moving forward with a remake of The Blob, with Simon West (The Expendables 2, Con Air) lined up for the director’s chair and shooting slated to begin this summer. Modern-day special effects capabilities are expected to bring the Blob to life like never before, and Chris Haney (Avatar, Avengers Assemble) will oversee the VFX in post-production.
- Derek Anderson
Work on the sequel to Snow White And the Huntsman - which now goes by the name of The Huntsman - is set to get going in earnest later this year. But before it does, there's a change in director that we need to tell you about.
Earlier this week it was revealed that The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist helmer Frank Darabont had dropped out of directing The Huntsman. The reason? "Creative differences" is all we've been told thus far.
So who's going to be stepping into his shoes?
That'd be a man by the name of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Once mooted to helm the reboot of Highlander that Summit Entertainment is putting together, Nicolas-Troyan has thus far built a steady career as a second unit director and visual effects supervisor. On his CV? The likes of Maleficent, »
Emily Blunt was once in line to play Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it looks like she'll be uniting with Thor on the big screen for an entirely different franchise. The Wrap reports that Blunt is in negotiations to play the villain in The Huntsman, the spin-off of Snow White and The Huntsman, opposite Chris Hemsworth. Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) was slated to direct, but he bailed on the project citing "creative differences" as his reason for exiting. No replacement director has been found yet, but someone should reportedly be announced this week.
The plot for this film follows Eric (Hemsworth), the huntsman who protected Snow White in the first film, as he's sent on a quest to find the stolen magic mirror. Though Charlize Theron's evil queen died in the first film, the actress will return to reprise her role this time, »
- Ben Pearson
The Dive: After making three installments of The Hunger Games series together, Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence will again team for The Dive, to be produced by James Cameron. It's based on the true-life story of a married couple "who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air." [The Wrap] The Huntsman: In an unexpected move, Frank Darabont (The Mist) will not be directing The Huntsman, a follow-up to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. Darabont joined the project last summer; his departure is attributed to "creative differences." Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are reprising their roles from the original, and now Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) is being touted to costar as the Snow...
- Peter Martin
The Dive: After making three installments of The Hunger Games series together, Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence will again team for The Dive, to be produced by James Cameron. It's based on the true-life story of a married couple "who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air." [The Wrap] The Huntsman: In an unexpected move, Frank Darabont (The Mist) will not be directing The Huntsman, a follow-up to 2012's...
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Deadline is reporting that Frank Darabont will no longer direct The Huntsman for Universal. Darabont had been attached to the project for the last few months but has now left due to ‘creative differences’.
The sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman will see Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprising their roles, whilst Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Woods) has reportedly signed on to play the film’s villain.
Despite Darabont’s departure, the movie will still hold its April 22nd, 2016 release date.
- Thomas Roach
The long Mlk Day weekend kicked off with a bit of sour news for those looking forward to seeing what Frank Darabont (The Mist, “The Walking Dead”) might do with The Huntsman, the prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
9 items from 2015
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