Gulliver's Travels (2010) - News Poster

News

Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay

Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay
After languishing in development for the past two years, Paramount is finally moving forward with its Dora the Explorer adaptation, bringing on writer Nick Stoller to write the script. This Dora the Explorer live-action movie was first put into development exactly two years ago, when the studio brought on Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) to write the screenplay. There has been no movement on the project since then, but now it seems that the studio is moving forward with a new writer working on the script, and the studio eyeing a 2019 release date, with Michael Bay producing alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

The project will be developed under the new Paramount Players division of the studio, which is devoted to producing films based on properties that fall under the banner of Paramount's parent corporation, Viacom, which include Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Bet. Brian Robbins,
See full article at MovieWeb »

10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles

  • MovieWeb
10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles
Marvel movies are big business, from the Avengers franchise and all of the interconnected heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens both big and small, to Fox's ever-expanding world of the X-Men and Deadpool, to the Sony steered Spider-man movies, going all the way back to Sam Raimi's original trilogy. But that doesn't mean every big name actor and A list talent in Hollywood wants to be associated with these characters. Some heavyweight actors have straight up said no way when Marvel came knocking. So, who would do such a thing?

Since becoming its own studio, which was later acquired by Disney in one of the biggest studio deals this side of Lucasfilm, Marvel has had no problem attracting top-tier A-list talent to its roster; the talent who commands major ticket grosses and critical acclaim alike. Who doesn't want to suit up as a one of Marvel's Merry Mutants,
See full article at MovieWeb »

How sci-fi went mainstream

Ryan Lambie Jul 7, 2017

To tie in with the Into The Unknown exhibition, on now at London's Barbican, we look at how sci-fi has become a major cultural force...

It's not always easy being geeky. The celebrated genre writer Ray Bradbury knew this all too well; as a kid growing up in the 1920s and 30s, he was intoxicated by all things otherworldly and imaginative: classic horror movies, pulp sci-fi stories about Mars, comic strips detailing the exploits of Buck Rogers. Eventually, Bradbury's peers teased him mercilessly, until, in a bid to fit in, he ripped his Buck Rogers comics to shreds. But far from helping the young Bradbury draw a line under his obsessions, the destruction of his beloved comics left him feeling unhappy and soulless.

See related Twin Peaks season 3 episode 8 review: Gotta Light? Twin Peaks season 3 episode 7 review: There’s A Body All Right Twin Peaks season 3 episode
See full article at Den of Geek »

Star Trek Discovery Announces Premiere Date

Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek television series (Tos) debuted on Thursday, September 8, 1966 via NBC. Roddenberry, a TV writer of Westerns (primarily) during the 1950s, pitched the show as a cross between Gulliver's Travels and Wagon Train... in space! Over the next 50 years there have been 13 films, 5 television series, and that animated thing in the early 70s starring the original NBC cast. J.J. Abrams famously rebooted the films in 2009, but there hasn't been a new TV series since Enterprise ended in 2005.

Star Trek Discovery, the newest TV franchise, was announced in November 2015 and would appear exclusively on CBS All Access, the stand-alone network streaming service. Someday. Maybe. We hope.

Related - Star Trek: Discovery Trailer - Ten Years Before The Enterprise

Today, we learned -- via Twitter -- that Star Trek Discovery will premiere on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 8:30pm Et/5:30pm Pt:

Discovery begins September 24. #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.
See full article at LRM Online »

Jane the Virgin Season 3 Episode 12 Review: Chapter Fifty-Six

  • TVfanatic
Emotional wounds can manifest in different ways.

On Jane the Virgin Season 3 Episode 12, Jane started having panic attacks as she prematurely quit her job and ran into Michael's old colleague/friend. But as we learned, these panic attacks are nothing new.

Elsewhere in the episode, Petra and Rafael dealt with the fallout from Scott's newly discovered corpse, and Rogelio went on an apology tour.

Even though we are two episodes into the three-year time jump, I'm still adjusting to all the new developments. My biggest worry is still the display of the grieving process.

Thankfully we got more insight into the aftermath of Michael's death, but I can't help but feel a tad disconnected from Jane's journey over the last three years. Skipping over these formative years leaves a lot of unanswered questions about Jane's mindset. 

I don't want to miss a single step of Jane's growth. 

Thankfully we got
See full article at TVfanatic »

Goosebumps 2 Gets Winter 2018 Release Date

Goosebumps 2 Gets Winter 2018 Release Date
Sony Pictures has set a January 26, 2018 release date for their family-friendly adventure sequel Goosebumps 2. As of now, the sequel has no direct competition on its new release date, but it will be sandwiched between a few heavy hitters in the early months of 2018. Opening a few weeks earlier on January 12, 2018 is Sony's Bad Boys For Life, 20th Century Fox's The Maze Runner: Death Cure and Paramount's Sherlock Gnomes. Opening on February 2, 2018 is Sony's Slenderman, with Universal's Fifty Shades Freed and 20th Century Fox's Predator following on February 9, 2018.

Exhibitor Relations broke the release date news but no further details have been released at this time. Back in April, we reported that Rob Letterman, who directed the original Goosebumps, is returning to the helm, with original writer Darren Lemke coming aboard to write the sequel script. Jack Black, who starred as author R.L. Stine in the original Goosebumps adaptation, is expected to reprise his role,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Pokemon Movie Detective Pikachu Gets Goosebumps Director

Legendary's live-action Pokemon movie is quickly moving forward, with Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) signing on to write the script back in August. Today we have word that the studio has found its director, with Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) coming aboard to take the helm. This project is said to be the first in a planned franchise, entitled Detective Pikachu, with the story centering on this title character.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Legendary has put this project on the fast track with production being eyed to start in early 2017. The studio acquired the film and TV rights to the Pokemon franchise back in July, although there were reports that surfaced soon thereafter that a live-action movie may not come together too quickly. Just days later, Legendary announced that their deal with The Pokemon Company was finalized,

Pok&#233mon first debuted back in 1996, with the
See full article at MovieWeb »

Spooky and magical kids' TV dramas of the 1980s: 1985-89

Alex Westthorp Sep 19, 2016

We revisit Tom's Midnight Garden, Moondial, The Chronicles Of Narnia and a few lesser-known UK children's TV series...

Read our look-back at UK kids' fantasy dramas 1980 - 1984 here.

By 1985 British TV's children's drama had really hit its stride, achieving "a balanced diet of programmes" as Edward Barnes, the head of the BBC children's department observed. The late 80s, arguably, saw a new golden age for spooky and magical kids drama. Excellent production values, improved significantly by well-honed special effects work using Quantel, Paintbox and Harry, and moreover some interesting casting - often of very talented newcomers - produced some of the most memorable dramas of the era.

The second half of the decade saw the BBC riding high on the back of the success of their state-of-the-art adaptation of John Masefield's Box Of Delights. Meanwhile, anthology series Dramarama was going from strength to strength on ITV.
See full article at Den of Geek »

'Once Upon a Time' Spoilers: Hyde Meets Regina, Plus 3 New Characters in Season 6

  • BuddyTV
Season 5 of Once Upon a Time left us with quite the cliffhanger. We were introduced to an entirely new world called the Land of Untold Stories, seemingly composed completely of fictional characters from classic literature. There were references to Gulliver's Travels, The Three Musketeers and of course, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. We've got the scoop on what season 6 will consist of when the people of Storybrooke collide with the Land of Untold Stories, as well as which other characters you can expect to see.
See full article at BuddyTV »

Dungeons and Dragons Confirms Goosebumps Director Rob Letterman

Dungeons and Dragons Confirms Goosebumps Director Rob Letterman
It was announced two months ago that Goosebumps director Rob Letterman was in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the Dungeons & Dragons reboot. Now, the studio has confirmed that the man is aboard. Warner Bros. is moving full-steam ahead on their live-action redo of the beloved RPG after winning full control over the film rights earlier this year.

According to Variety, Rob Letterman delivered a presentation for his D&D movie that wowed executives and won him the job. The filmmaker had been the front runner for many weeks. But the studio required a visual presentation before they would officially sign Letterman. What he brought to the table was reportedly quite amazing.

This new take on Dungeons & Dragons, which first became a movie back in 2000, is being produced by Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis alongside Sweetpea Entertainment's Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman. Roy Lee is also on as a producer.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Goosebumps 2 Brings Back Original Director Rob Letterman

Goosebumps 2 Brings Back Original Director Rob Letterman
Unofficially announced back in September of last year before Goosebumps hit theaters, it has now been confirmed by Sony Pictures that Goosebumps 2 is moving forward. There is no start date or release date in place yet. Nor has the story been revealed for this follow-up.

Jack Black, who played real-life author R.L. Stein in the first Goosebumps movie, is expected to return for this next spooky adventure. He has not officially signed on at the moment. EW has confirmed that original director Rob Letterman is in talks to return. As is his original writer Darren Lemke.

Goosebumps producers Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz are also set to return. The first chapter in this horror-comedy hybrid took in $80 million domestic and $76.6 million overseas for a worldwide box office total of $156.6 million off of a $58 million budget. The movie also fared well with critics, and currently has a 77% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Rob Letterman Set to Direct "Dungeons & Dragons" for Warner Bros. Pictures

Tracking-board.com is reporting director Rob Letterman is set to helm the fantasy adventure "Dungeons & Dragons" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Letterman will direct from a script penned by "Wrath Of The Titans" screenwriter David Leslie Johnson.

Letterman's filmography includes Sony Pictures' "Goosebumps", 20th Century Fox's "Gulliver's Travels", DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters Vs. Aliens" and "Shark Tale."

The film adaptation is based on the popular fantasy-role playing game that centers on players taking on the roles of warriors and wizards to face off against mythical creatures while venturing on a quest.

"Dungeons & Dragons" is considered to be the top selling role-playing game with over 20 million players worldwide and selling $1 billion in book and accessory sales.
See full article at LRM Online »

'Dungeons and Dragons' Movie Gets 'Goosebumps' Director

Back in August, Warner Bros., Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment finally resolved a long-running legal battle swirling around the rights to Dungeons & Dragons, announcing that a live-action theatrical movie is finally moving forward. We haven't heard much about the project since then, but today The Tracking Board reports that the project has brought on Goosebumps director Rob Letterman to take the helm. The filmmaker will be working from a script by David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans), who was attached when the project was announced last year.

Dungeons & Dragons was created by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974 as a fantasy roleplaying game and since then has amassed millions of players and fans worldwide. The hugely popular property has also influenced numerous writers, directors, game designers, and other creative professionals throughout its four decades. The game previously spawned the 2000 adaptation Dungeons & Dragons, which famously flopped at the box office,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Thor: Ragnarok has its director

Taika Waititi, director of What We Did In The Shadows, is set to land the Thor 3 job...

Well, Kevin Feige and Marvel promised that announcements about Thor 3 and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 would be on the way this side of Christmas. It looks like they're going to make good on that pledge.

Thor: Ragnarok is due to go into production next year, and it's the next upcoming Marvel project that doesn't have a director attached to it. Well, it didn't. Now it looks like it has.

Taika Waititi, who co-wrote and helmed the sublime vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows, is reported to be in negotiations to direct Thor 3 for Marvel. He's emerged as the top choice amongst a shortlist that included Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels), Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).

Waititi is a surprising but very welcome choice, and he'll
See full article at Den of Geek »

Jack Black battles all of the monsters in new Goosebumps movie clips

Jack Black battles all of the monsters in new Goosebumps movie clips
Jack Black looks to have his hands full of monsters in the new clip and TV spots from the Goosebumps movie.

The clip sees Black and his young companions facing off against a gigantic praying mantis, with a werewolf, snowman, garden gnomes and a monstrous poodle also showing up in the videos.

Black plays the Goosebumps author Rl Stine, which the film reveals has made a career writing about real-life ghouls and goblins in an attempt to imprison them in books.

When they are accidentally released, his daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush) and her friend Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) have to help him get them back in the books and end their rampage.

Director Rob Letterman has teamed up with Black again after their little-loved 2010 take on Gulliver's Travels.

Goosebumps will land in Us cinemas on October 16 and on February 5, 2016 in the UK.
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

'Goosebumps' International Trailer Unleashes Scary Monsters

'Goosebumps' International Trailer Unleashes Scary Monsters
Last month, Sony Pictures released both a domestic and international trailer for Goosebumps, an adaptation of R.L. Stine's popular book series. Today, Sony Pictures Brazil has released the second international trailer that includes plenty of new footage featuring Jack Black as R.L. Stine himself. We also get a look at a thrilling sequence involving a massive ferris wheel rolling down a hill.

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of
See full article at MovieWeb »

93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film,
See full article at Den of Geek »

Bob Hoskins' Wolverine, Will Smith's Superman and the other superhero films that might have been

Bob Hoskins' Wolverine, Will Smith's Superman and the other superhero films that might have been
Over the last week, it looked like the Lynchian fever dream of a Gambit film might not come to pass, with star (and producer) Channing Tatum apparently on the brink of exiting the X-Men spinoff.

It turns out Tatum is still on board, but the incident got us thinking of some other superhero castings that nearly were but never will be:

(Nb Please take it as read that Jude Law was considered for all of these roles.)

Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has become so synonymous with the iconic X-Man that it's strange to think of anyone else taking on the role (even if they inevitably will). But before he had been cast, Russell Crowe was considered to play the angry Canadian mutant, and is credited with directing Bryan Singer's attention towards his fellow Aussie.

A-list hopeful Dougray Scott came even closer, and was actually cast in the role before shooting on Mission: Impossible 2 overran,
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

'Goosebumps' Set Visit: Jack Black Talks Monsters and R.L. Stine

'Goosebumps' Set Visit: Jack Black Talks Monsters and R.L. Stine
Last summer, Movieweb was invited by Sony Pictures to the set of Goosebumps in Atlanta, Georgia. Goosebumps, for anyone living under a rock for the last thirty years, is a collection of children's horror books by author R.L. Stine. Stine is one of the best-selling writers in history with over four hundred million books sold. Goosebumps has had several adaptations over the years, but this is the first big-budget, Hollywood movie. Goosebumps is produced by Scholastic Media's Executive Vice-President, Deborah Forte; an industry stalwart who was also responsible for the popular 90s TV show based on the books. Jack Black stars with direction by animation and effects veteran Rob Letterman.

Our first note from Sony was to wear proper shoes. This is what you want to hear as a reporter attending a movie set. Why? Because the odds of just sitting around in a studio for hours watching takes is substantially decreased.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Goosebumps: first trailer for the movie

Jack Black stars in the big screen debut of Goosebumps. Here's the first trailer...

The hugely popular Goosebumps books, from author R L Stine, finally make their way to the movies later in the coming months.

Rob Letterman, who helmed the underappreciated Monsters Vs Aliens for DreamWorks, and the not-great recent take on Gulliver's Travels, is calling the shots on this one. And he's reunited with Jack Black for the project.

We don't get the film in the UK until next February, but a trailer for the movie has landed to give us a taste as to what to expect. It's mixing together live action with animation, and here's what's in store...

More on Goosebumps closer to its release...

Follow our Twitter feed for faster news and bad jokes right here. And be our Facebook chum here.

Movies Trailer Simon Brew Goosebumps 9 Jul 2015 - 07:38 R L StineJack BlackRob Letterman
See full article at Den of Geek »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites