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Raiders of the Lost Ark will make its Royal Albert Hall debut next spring

9 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Raiders of the Lost Ark will be making its Royal Albert Hall debut, complete with a full orchestra.

The venue will celebrate the movie's 35th anniversary with screenings on Saturday, March 12 next year, as John Williams's score will be performed live and in full.

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"Raiders is one of the most purely enjoyable movies in cinema history, with one of the greatest, most instantly recognisable scores," Royal Albert Hall's director of events Lucy Noble said.

"We've wanted to bring Indy to the Hall for years, and we're delighted to announce that it's finally happening.

"35 years on, this show will allow you to experience the magic of Raiders of the Lost Ark in a totally new way."

The two shows will take place at 2.30pm and 7pm. »

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Video: Imagineers Take Us On A Tour Of The Updated Magical Effects In Disneyland’s Peter Pan’s Flight

10 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Disney has been very busy refurbishing some of their older attractions. Last year Disney added new effects to Big Thunder Mountain, Alice in Wonderland and the Indiana Jones Adventure. This year already Disney has revamped a bunch of attractions, adding the Hatbox Ghost to the Haunted Mansion as well as adding new effects and an awesome new […]

The post Video: Imagineers Take Us On A Tour Of The Updated Magical Effects In Disneyland’s Peter Pan’s Flight appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Timothy Spall In Talks To Play Ian Paisley

22 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Having won major acclaim (and an acting award at Cannes) for his performance in Mr. Turner, Timothy Spall has his eye on another job playing a real person. He’s in talks to play the late Sir Ian Paisley in The Journey.Nick Hamm’s film chronicles the story of how two seemingly implacable enemies – Paisley, the stalwart, vocal leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness – had to find common ground and make history. Hamm is writing the script with Colin Bateman and aims to kick off filming in Northern Ireland and Scotland this September, once he’s found someone to play McGuinness. It’ll represent another meaty role for Spall, playing a man who managed to forge a lasting friendship with someone he once bitterly opposed, to the point where McGuinness was visibly moved at Paisley’s funeral last year. The actor »

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Spirited Away – The Blu Review

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“Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.“

A beloved film from the brilliant Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki delivers truly amazing video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release.

People call Hiyao Miyazaki the Japanese Disney and Spirited Away from 2001 is considered one of his very best, if not his masterpiece. The film starts like a fairly typical take on Alice in Wonderland or Narnia. A girl is bought into a fantasy world and has to find her way back. But Miyazaki takes it even further. His heroine, ten year old Chihiro is a typically modern girl, upset about moving into a new home and afraid of new changes in her life. But after her parents take a detour into a strange tunnel she finds herself trapped and worst of all, her parents have been turned into pigs.

Miyazaki’s fantasy vision is quite simply jaw dropping. »

- Tom Stockman

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Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Pinocchio' Gets Paul Thomas Anderson to Write, Maybe Direct

1 July 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paul Thomas Anderson has signed on to write the screenplay and possibly direct Warner Bros.' Pinocchio. The project has been in development since 2012, when Robert Downey Jr. signed on to produce and star as Geppetto, the woodcarver who creates the iconic title character. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Thomas Anderson are longtime friends and have been trying to find a project to work on for many years now. The actor was initially attached to star in the director's last film, Inherent Vice, but he had to pass due to scheduling conflicts with Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Michael Mitnick (The Giver) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, which Robert Downey Jr. has been been quietly working on for the past six months. Bryan Fuller and Jane Goldman wrote previous versions of the script, with Tim Burton attached to direct at one point. The »

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Paul Thomas Anderson is Writing Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Pinocchio' & May Direct

1 July 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There are more than a few live-action fairy tale re-imaginings brewing inside the Hollywood system right now, but Robert Downey Jr's long-gesturing new take on Pinocchio just got a lot more clout. He roped in Paul Thomas Anderson to pen the fairy tale's screenplay. There's also a solid chance the filmmaker will take this on as his next directorial project. This project becomes the next step in the celebrity's longstanding friendship. The two of them have looked to work together for some time, and almost got the chance when Downey signed on to play the lead in Anderson's latest, last year's Inherent Vice, before the actor had to drop out due to pesky Avengers: Age of Ultron obligations. Downey is slated to produce this new movie with his wife, Susan, for Team Downey and alongside Dan Jinks, so there's little chance of this one slipping from their collective cracks, »

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Paul Thomas Anderson Pulling Strings On Warner Bros.’ Pinocchio

1 July 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Hollywood’s current fairy-tale craze in full swing thanks to the runaway success of Disney’s Cinderella, Warner Bros. and Team Downey are pressing ahead with a live-action Pinocchio remake and have tapped The Master writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson to write a draft.

The Giver scribe Michael Mitnick penned the most recent version of the script, which had previous drafts by Bryan Fuller and Jane Goldman. Robert Downey Jr. had been tweaking Mitnick’s take over the past six months in order to try to create the right feel for the live-action pic. Now, though, it appears that he’s passed it off to Anderson, a good friend with whom he’s been attempting to collaborate for some time.

WB and Team Downey are looking at Anderson to perfect the script and then direct, marking a departure from the helmer’s more dramatic, narratively complex films (he last made »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Paul Thomas Anderson to Write Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Pinocchio’ Remake

1 July 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Thomas Anderson is writing the screenplay for Warner Bros. and Team Downey’s “Pinocchio” live-action reimagining.

Although Anderson has only been hired to pen a draft for the script, there’s a possibility that he could direct the movie as well. The director has written few movies without also helming the projects.

The Giver” scripter Michael Mitnick wrote the most recent draft, and Robert Downey Jr., along with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey, will produce alongside Dan Jinks.

Downey is onboard to play Geppetto in the tale about a wooden puppet who wants to become a human boy. He’s been developing the project for some time, but recently revived interest, given Disney’s surge of live-action retellings of animated classics and fairy tales.

Disney has already struck box office gold with “Alice in Wonderland,” whose sequel “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is slated for 2016; “Maleficent”; and “Cinderella. »

- Justin Kroll

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Outlander Season 2: Harry Potter’s Frances de la Tour Cast as Mother Hildegarde

30 June 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Well, look at this bit of “magical” casting for OutlanderHarry Potter actress Frances de la Tour has signed on to play Mother Hildergarde in the second season of the Starz drama, another important role in Diana Gabaldon’s second novel, Dragonfly in Amber, the book on which Season 2 of Outlander will be based. In the novel, Mother Hildegarde is the commanding Mother Superior of Paris’ L’Hopital des Anges, a hospital at which Claire spends a a large amount of her time at in Dragonfly in Amber. Therefore, we should definitely expect de la Tour and Caitriona Balfe to share quite a few scenes together. In addition to her role as Madame Maxime, the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy and love interest for Hagrid, in the Harry Potter films, de la Tour is also a Tony Award-winning actress, whose other film roles include Into the Woods and Tim Burton‘s live-action Alice in Wonderland. »

- Chris King

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Outlander Casts Harry Potter Actress as Season 2's Mother Hildegarde

30 June 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The latest addition to Outlander‘s Season 2 cast is a real giant in Hollywood. (Well, a half-giant.)

Frances de la Tour, known for her portrayal of towering Beauxbatons headmistress/half-giantess Madame Maxime in the Harry Potter films, will play Mother Hildegarde in upcoming episodes of the Starz series, the network announced Tuesday.

Frances De La Tour is intelligent and commanding, which is why she’ll make a great Mother Hildegarde! #Outlander

Outlander (@Outlander_Starz) June 30, 2015

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Mother Hildegarde is the commanding Mother Superior of Paris’ L’Hopital des Anges. »

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Danny Elfman on Film Scores, 'Simpsons' and Working With Tim Burton

29 June 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The way film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman tells it, his whole career boils down to two words: "Fuck it." He muttered that philosophical phrase when he offered an opportunity to write his first movie score – for director Tim Burton's feature debut, Pee-wee's Big Adventure – and the musician said it again when given the chance to perform his now-impressive catalog of symphonic cinematic creations in his "Music From the Films of Tim Burton" concert series.

The shows, which opened in London in 2013 and will kick off »

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Fanning, Harington join ‘Brimstone’

24 June 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography is underway in Europe on Martin Koolhoven thriller.

Dakota Fanning (Night Moves) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) have replaced Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight), respectively, in Martin Koolhoven’s thriller Brimstone, which is now underway in Europe.

Also new to the cast, which already boasts Guy Pearce (Memento) and Carice van Houten (Black Book), are Paul Anderson (Sherlock Holmes), Jack Roth (The Great Train Robbery) and Carl Juri (Wetland).

The story follows a young woman (Fanning) who goes on the run and is chased by a diabolical preacher known as The Reverend (Pearce).

Producer Els Vandevorst issued the following statement to Screen about the cast changes: “Mia Wasikowska left the film due to unforeseen personal circumstances and Dakota Fanning immediately jumped into the leading starring role. Kit Harington was so consistently passionate about the script that his enthusiasm and total creative commitment made him a must for the role which »

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Oscar-Nominated Actor Biggest Professional Regret: Turning Down 'Doctor Who'

19 June 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody in Mel Brooks' 'The Twelve Chairs.' The 'Doctor Who' that never was. Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' was biggest professional regret (See previous post: "Ron Moody: From Charles Dickens to Walt Disney – But No Harry Potter.") Ron Moody was featured in about 50 television productions, both in the U.K. and the U.S., from the late 1950s to 2012. These included guest roles in the series The Avengers, Gunsmoke, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart, and Murder She Wrote, in addition to leads in the short-lived U.S. sitcom Nobody's Perfect (1980), starring Moody as a Scotland Yard detective transferred to the San Francisco Police Department, and in the British fantasy Into the Labyrinth (1981), with Moody as the noble sorcerer Rothgo. Throughout the decades, he could also be spotted in several TV movies, among them:[1] David Copperfield (1969). As Uriah Heep in this disappointing all-star showcase distributed theatrically in some countries. »

- Andre Soares

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

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Maleficent Sequel In The Works; Angelina Jolie Expected To Return

16 June 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Disney is moving ahead with a sequel to its 2014 hit Maleficent, it was revealed last night, with news that Linda Woolverton has been tapped to pen the script for a follow-up. The current plan is for Angelina Jolie to reprise as the Sleeping Beauty character, and she’s being kept in the loop with regard to the project.

Setting up Maleficent as a franchise, the stand-alone nature of the film aside, makes financial sense for Disney. Though it was an expensive venture with a reported budget of $180 million, the pic grossed almost $760 million worldwide.

Back in 2014, Jolie teased reporters in China with the idea that she could return as the winged titular character, but plot details remain as elusive now as they did then. The first movie told the origin story for a notorious fairy tale villain, so it’s unclear what additional ground there is for Maleficent 2 to cover. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Maleficent' Sequel In The Works At Disney

16 June 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's hard to know what audiences will go for. This spring, Disney learned the hard way that a theme park ride inspired movie starring George Clooney wasn't what ticket buyers wanted. On the other hand, last summer moviegoers worldwide forked over $758 million dollars to watch Angelina Jolie wave her witchy wand in "Maleficent." Who knew? And naturally, the studio wants more of the latter. Deadline reports that the mouse house is conjuring a sequel to "Maleficent." Linda Woolverton, who wrote the first movie is being assigned the followup gig. She's a veteran at the studio having penned "The Lion King" and "Alice In Wonderland," and has upcoming live action efforts "Alice Through The Looking Glass" and "Beauty And The Beast" on her slate as well. Of course, the big question mark will be Jolie, who isn't signed for a second movie. And while the actress isn't exactly known for sequels »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Maleficent 2 is Moving Forward

16 June 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" was a big win for Disney, earning $754 million worldwide on a budget of $180 million. A sequel was inevitable. And now comes word that the studio has started making moves toward "Maleficent 2." Linda Woolverton (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) has been hired to write the script. While it has yet to be confirmed that Jolie will reprise her role, the script is being written with the actress in mind. It's also being reported that Jolie is keeping track of the development process, which may hint that she's interested in returning. While Joe Roth will be back to produce, it's unclear whether Robert Stromberg will be back to direct. Stay tuned. »

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'Maleficent 2' in the Works, Angelina Jolie Expected to Return

15 June 2015 8:34 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I doubt anyone is surprised to hear Disney is moving forward with a sequel to the Angelina Jolie starrer Maleficent, which may have looked like a bit of a risk before its May 2014 release as it carried a budget of $180 million, but after $758+ million worldwide it became quite clear Disney's live action fairy tales were gold mines. Alice in Wonderland brought in $1+ billion in 2010 and Cinderella tallied $532+ million earlier this year on only a $95 million budget. In all likelihood I would expect Maleficent 2 to come in under that original $180 million price tag, though I bet Jolie doesn't come cheap and in order to make a Maleficent sequel you sorta want the star of the original film... rightc Linda Woolverton, who penned the original along with Alice in Wonderland as well as the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass, will write the sequel with the intention of keeping Jolie in the loop, »

- Brad Brevet

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Maleficent Sequel In the Works at Disney; Angelina Jolie Expected to Return

15 June 2015 4:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In 2014, Maleficent earned Walt Disney Pictures more than more than $758 million worldwide and made the live-action reboot trend a viable option. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Disney is developing a sequel for the Angelina Jolie-led reimagining of Disney's 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Deadline reports that Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton is returning to pen the sequel with an aim for Jolie to reprise her role. Woolverton is the only talent confirmed to return at this point, but the report notes that Jolie is "kept in the loop", though her involvement would require a new deal. [caption id="attachment_326851" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Walt Disney Pictures[/caption] The first film was an inversion of the Sleeping Beauty's classic narrative, following the villainess Maleficent, chronicling how she became the vindictive woman who cursed the princess Aurora, and painting her in a sympathetic light. The success of a sequel will no doubt depend on drawing Jolie back, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ Sequel Finds Screenwriter

15 June 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney has signed its go-to screenwriter Linda Woolverton to write the sequel to Angelina Jolie’s live-action fairy tale “Maleficent.”

There is no deal in place yet for Jolie to return to the title role or for Robert Stromberg to return to direct. Joe Roth will return to produce the sequel.

Woolverton wrote the script for “Maleficent,” a reimagining of Disney’s animated film “Sleeping Beauty” told from the point of view of the villain Maleficent. It was a surprise hit for the studio, with worldwide grosses topping $750 million.

Woolverton’s Disney credits include “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey,”  “Alice in Wonderland” and its upcoming sequel “Through the Looking-Glass.” She is repped by Wme.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.


- Dave McNary

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