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Angelina Jolie would love to join the Johnny Depp and Tim Burton "family."The 35-year-old actress has revealed she would love to star in the planned Sleeping Beauty re-imagining 'Maleficent' with Burton at the helm, as well as starring with Depp again following their work on 'The Tourist'.She told MTV News: "It's all new and being discussed, but I loved her when I was a little girl. She was my favorite. Tim Burton, the chance to work with him would be extraordinary." Asked about re-teaming with Depp, she said: "Oh, of course. I think every actor would be open to that. They are such a special team, and so you'd feel like you'd be entering a family that is such a wonderful, existing family." Tim, who has worked with Depp on seven films in the past, has previously revealed he would love Angelina to take part in the project, »
Jolie is quite keen to feature as an evil fairy in the project, reports thesun.co.uk.
‘It’s all new and being discussed, but I loved her when I was a little girl. She. »
Angelina Jolie would love to join the Johnny Depp and Tim Burton "family". The 35-year-old actress has revealed she would love to star in the planned Sleeping Beauty re-imagining 'Maleficent' with Burton at the helm, as well as starring with Depp again following their work on 'The Tourist'. She told MTV News: "It's all new and being discussed, but I loved her when I was a little girl. She was my favorite. "Tim Burton, the chance to work with him would be extraordinary." Asked about re-teaming with Depp, she said: "Oh, of course. I think every actor would be open to that. "They are such a special team, and so you'd feel like you'd be entering a family that is such a wonderful, existing family." Tim - who has worked with Depp on seven films in the past - has previously revealed he would love Angelina »
- Jeanie Hamil
Angelina Jolie would love to join the Johnny Depp and Tim Burton ''family''. The 35-year-old actress has revealed she would love to star in the planned Sleeping Beauty re-imagining 'Maleficent' with Burton at the helm, as well as starring with Depp again following their work on 'The Tourist'. She told MTV News: ''It's all new and being discussed, but I loved her when I was a little girl. She was my favourite. ''Tim Burton, the chance to work with him would be extraordinary.'' Asked about re-teaming with Depp, she said: ''Oh, of course. I think every actor would be open to that. .. »
'Tourist' actress in talks for Burton's 'Sleeping Beauty' adaptation 'Maleficent.'
By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
Photo: MTV News
As Angelina Jolie told MTV News in July, Sleeping Beauty was her favorite character as a child, and she relished the idea of potentially taking part in a Tim Burton-directed tweaking of the fairy tale told from the perspective of the evil fairy godmother.
"I would love to," she said of possibly starring in the animated film "Maleficent." "It's all new and being discussed, but I loved her when I was a little girl. She was my favorite. Tim Burton, the chance to work with him would be extraordinary."
So, would Jolie »
As part of our Thankful Week here at MTV News, we've selected the top five folks in entertainment for whom we're most thankful. Tim Burton is high on our list (check out the story here), due in large part to the overwhelming success of "Alice in Wonderland" and his 20-plus innovative years in the biz. Lucky for us, we chatted with the man himself recently about all things "Alice," and got a few quick updates on four of his upcoming projects: "Dark Shadows," "Frankenweenie," "The Addams Family" and "Maleficent."
MTV: It sounds like you'll be shooting "Dark Shadows" with Johnny [Depp] soon?
Burton: Yeah, I'm working on the script, and, you know, it's been kind of a long time coming, but I think I'm getting a script that I like. I don't really like talking because I'm not really sure what's happening yet but I'm excited about it. I think, yes, »
- Kara Warner
Jon Favreau is currently in talks with Disney to direct their Magic Kingdom movie. This film was first revealed back in September, and it was described as Disney's own kind of Justice League and Avengers film, but with Disney characters. In the film, the attractions at the classic theme park will come to life.
Two years ago Battlestar Galactica TV series creator and writer Ronald Moore wrote a script based on his own idea for the project, and the initial plot for the film took place inside Disneyland. At this point a new screenwriter will jump on board to work under the direction of Favreau.
I think it's great that the studio is actually moving forward with the project. It could end up being really fun. It was previously reported that Disney wasn't going to make this a high priority; it was something they were just playing around with. Well, »
Tom Hardy is in talks to star in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'. The 'Inception' actor is in negotiations to play the titular huntsman in the project, which is a revisionist take on the classic fairytale which sees the evil queen hire a tracker to find her stepdaughter, who has run away. However, the pair eventually become friends, and the huntsman helps Snow White to escape from the all-knowing queen. Angelina Jolie is being courted for the role of the evil baddie in the film, although her rumoured commitment to Tim Burton's fairy-tale project 'Maleficent' may scupper any final signing, The .. »
In September, we reported Universal, Relativity, and Disney each had a Snow White film in development, and each promised a unique twist on the old fairy tale (huntsmen, thieving dwarfs, and Shaolin monks respectively.) Then we detailed the heated battle between co-financing partners, Relativity and Universal, to beat each other to the box office, and relayed Relativity had an early lead, offering the director’s chair of The Brothers Grimm: Snow White to the imaginative director behind The Fall, Tarsem Singh.
Well, in the ongoing Snow White showdown, Universal has just pulled ahead with news (via Playlist) that Tom Hardy, Inception’s dashing scene-stealer, is looking to play the Huntsman of Snow White and the Huntsman. There’s been tons of buzz around the spec script that sold for millions in a year when the spec script market was thought dead. Screenwriter Evan Daughtery’s Huntsman doesn’t just spare »
- Kristy Puchko
To follow the trend of fairy-tale re-imaginings, Universal is releasing a dark re-telling of Snow White, and is looking to bring in Tom Hardy of Inception fame. According to The Playlist, big names have already been connected with Snow White and the Huntsman, including Angelina Jolie, who the studio wants to play the role of the evil queen. The highly-sought after director Rupert Sanders, who was considered for The Hunger Games, will be making his debut on this film. Principal photography is planned to start in early 2011, and probably will need to stay that way due to the high demand for Hardy. Hit the jump for a synopsis for Snow White and the Huntsman and more of Hardy’s projects.
Here’s a synopsis for the film (via Movieweb):
“As evidenced by the title, this new take on the fairy tale sees an expanded role for the Huntsman. In the original story, »
- Kimberly Lucas
Snow White and the Hunstsman is one of several new live-action fairy tale film projects going into development, including two other Snow White projects. Disney is developing a film called Snow and the Seven, a kung-fu epic which sees the dwarves replaced with Shaolin monks, and Relativity is developing The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, which Tarsem Singh and Jean-Pierre Jeunet have been linked to possibly directing. Snow White and the Hunstsman is going to be a different take on the classic Snow White fairy tale, and as we previously reported, it will be written by Evan Daugherty.
The film will feature a bigger role for the Huntsman character. In the fairy tale, he is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, but instead lets her go. In the new take, the Huntsman is not a love interest but acts more as a mentor, teaching Snow White to fight and survive. »
Does the world need a new version of Snow White? Has that particular well of dwarves, princes, witches and apples not run dry?
Apparently not, for screenwriter Evan Daugherty, director Rupert Sanders and producer Joe Roth are doing the rounds in Hollywood, touting their new version of the story and looking for a finance deal. The script is currently titled “Snow White and the Huntsman” and although apparently the traditional elements of the story are still there, the Huntsman (who is supposed to take Snow White into the woods and kills her but instead releases her) will be a more prominent role, acting as a mentor and teacher (though not a love interest).
After the staggering, $1bn-surpassing success of Alice in Wonderland, apparently studios are scrambling for well-recognised stories in the public domain that they can latch onto. Disney, who already have their own Snow White project (Snow White and the Seven) in development, »
- Dave Roper
- Universal is finalizing a deal to land the latest public-domain brand-name fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman, written by Evan Daugherty and to be directed by commercials-turned-feature director Rupert Sanders. Two rival Snow White projects are reportedly trying to attach Natalie Portman: Snow and the Seven and Relativity Media's 3-D The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, which has been described as the "whorey" Snow White. The Disney fairy tale we really want to see real doesn't arrive until 2013: Disney's live-action Maleficent, written by Tim Burton collaborator Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland); Disney hopes to lure Burton as well as Angelina Jolie as Snow White Sleeping Beauty's wicked nemesis. - Fernando Mereilles' 360 cast already boasts the brains-beauty-talent of Rachel Weisz in the latest update »
Disney has had quite a run with its Pirate ride having been transformed inot a major box office franchise success, but what will the studio be able to turn into major dollars next? Jungle Cruise and Tomorrowland have been talked about before, with the latter being written by the duo behind The Hangover with Dwayne Johnson rumored as being attached. Guillermo del Toro is gearing up for a Haunted Mansion movie which will hopefuly erase the Eddie Murphy disaster from a few years ago. But what about new movies based off of rides? What happens when they run out of thing to adapt? Variety has an article on the studio possibly lookng at The Magic Kingdom in Florida as the basis for a future film. Not a particular ride inside of it mind you, but the whole damn park.Here's more: While Disney is giving its more popular theme park attractions, »
Disney is known for making movie based on the rides at their theme parks likes The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. But now it looks like they are going to develop a film based on the whole entire theme park itself called Magic Kingdom. Disney will use one of their theme parks as the setting for a family adventure, much like the Night of the Museum movies.
Battlestar Galactica TV series creator and writer Ronald Moore has actually already written a script based on his own idea for the project that will be produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman through their Universal-based Strike Entertainment production company. The initial plot for this film took place inside Disneyland.
Disney and the producers now want to move forward with developing this Magic Kingdom project but they will be bring on a new writer who has yet to be hired. I »
With the huge financial success that was Tim Burton’s twisted take on Alice in Wonderland, studios have been clamoring to revamp classic tales with similar outcomes. Whimsical neo-noir writer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) is in development on Pinocchio. The Nutcracker is headed to theaters in the fall with rat-faced villains and 3D to add punch. Warner Brothers is working on a dark Little Red Riding Hood reboot. Disney’s got a project in development for Sleeping Beauty’s aptly named villain Maleficent, not mention a Cinderella revamp. And coming soon: dueling Snow Whites.
Heat Vision reports Joe Roth, a producer on Alice in Wonderland, is currently seeking studio backing for Snow White and the Huntsman, a new take on the fairytale that will be penned by Evan Daugherty, who garnered buzz for his Shrapnel spec script, and directed by Rupert Sanders, who is best known for his work in commercials. »
- Kristy Puchko
Thanks to the billion dollar success of Alice in Wonderland giving old classics an update seems to be the next Hollywood ‘thing’. Warner Bros. recently wrapped a Red Riding Hood movie with Amanda Seyfried, Tim Burton may direct Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, the wicked fairy godmother who cast the original spell on Sleeping Beauty, and [...] »
HollywoodNews.com: Forget about the talent search for Lisbeth Salander in the U.S. remake of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – that’s so two weeks ago.
The hot new femme role? Playing the astronaut in Alfonso’s Cuaron’s sci-fi film “Gravity” due out in 2012. But despite the number of actresses who are being considered for the role, the biggest one of them all – Angelina Jolie – has no interest in the project. She’s too busy.
Warner Bros. has apparently made overtures to Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde, and Blake Lively per Deadline and Collider.
This comes as a surprise since it was first reported Johansson and Lively were in a tug of war for the part.
Collider lists the number of productions that Jolie is attached to:
- She is set to »
We’ve written about director Alfonso Cuaron’s (Children of Men) upcoming sci-fi film, Gravity, in the past. The ambitious sounding project about “a female astronaut as she attempts to make her way back to earth after a satellite crash sets off a chain reaction of further crashes” has been getting ready to set up production for the past couple of months with hopes of meeting a 2012 release date. The one thing that seems to be the film’s main problem is that Warner Bros. has been looking for an actress who can hold the screen and draw an audience for the risky sounding project. Angelina Jolie was supposedly in talks to join the project but we now have news that the actress has officially passed on the film.
It makes sense for Warner Bros. to want Jolie for the film. The actress is a huge star around the world »
- Ramses Flores
'The film is a love story, not a political statement,' says actress, who will not appear in movie.
By Jocelyn Vena
Photo: Toni Passig/ WireImage
Angelina Jolie is taking her act behind the scenes for her latest project. Jolie will write, produce and direct a film set during the Bosnian War in the early '90s. She is working on the flick with Gk Films, which made the announcement on its website.
The film, about a Bosnian woman and a Serbian military man who fall in love during the war, when the Bosniaks and Serbs were fighting each other, will serve as Jolie's feature directorial debut, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gk Films says that actors of "various ethnicities from the region of the former Yugoslavia" will be cast.
Jolie will not be in the film, and filming is expected to take place this fall, with no »
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