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In 2012, the copycat movie battle unfolded between two related Brothers Grimm fairy tale retellings, Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman; this year, it was a duel of patriotic Die Hard-inspired thrillers with Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, and in 2014, Kellan Lutz – who takes on the headlining status in this upcoming January’s The Legend of Hercules – hopes to win the showdown against his bigger and more experienced opponent, Dwayne Johnson (whose own Hercules movie arrives that following summer).
So, what’s on the docket for 2015? Well, Walt Disney Pictures has already set a date that October for a new live-action version of Click to continue reading WB’s ‘Jungle Book’ Movie Has Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Circling as Director
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- Sandy Schaefer
Warner Bros moving ahead with live-action Rudyard Kipling film, even though a similar project is under way at Disney
• Disney to make live action Jungle Book
• Why I love ... The Jungle Book
The live action version of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure would be Iñárritu's first putative blockbuster, though he has regularly shot in English – notably 21 Grams and the upcoming Birdman, a comedy starring Emma Stone and Michael Keaton.
However, this live-action Jungle Book, written by Harry Potter's Steve Kloves and back by Warner Bros, is facing serious competition in the shape of a similar project from Disney, which earlier this year was reported to have attached Iron Man's Jon Favreau as director. Disney recently confirmed an October 2015 release date for their movie, »
- Andrew Pulver
The pic would be a live-action adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling book that followed Mowgli, an orphan boy who was raised by various jungle animals and protected from the ferocious Tiger, Shere-Khan.
Jon Berg is overseeing for WB.
Gonzalez Inarritu seemed very intrigued by the property, but Warners wanted to first meet with him and make sure he was the right fit before offering him the gig.
The news comes at an interesting time as Disney has begun talks with Jon Favreau to direct their “Jungle Book” movie. Since the film is in the public domain, neither studio has exclusive rights to it, allowing for multiple projects to be under way at once.
Universal and »
- Justin Kroll
Next year comes another installment in the long-running Hollywood trend of dueling films from similar studios. Last year it was Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror, and this year it's Brett Ratner's Hercules and Hercules: The Legend Begins from director Renny Harlin. Now we have a theatrical trailer for the latter which has been given a telling release date in early January, trying to get a leg up on Ratner's summer release about the Greek hero. Kellan Lutz plays the title hero who must choose to flee with his true love, the Princess of Crete, or to fulfill his destiny by overthrowing the tyrannical rule of the king and restoring peace. This looks just like a bad 300, but with Hercules instead of the Spartans. Watch? Here's the theatrical trailer for Renny Harlin's Hercules: The Legend Begins, originally from Yahoo: And here's the first poster for the »
- Ethan Anderton
2012 brought us the Snow White showdown between Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman. Then, 2013 marked the face-off between White House under siege thrillers Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. Let it be set down that 2014 will be the year of Hercules, wherein Renny Harlin's Hercules: The Legend Begins will do box office battle with Brett Ratner's Hercules. The former will star Twilight's Kellan Lutz as the legendary hero, while the latter will have box office behemoth Dwayne Johnson in the title role. But star power aside, Hercules: The Legend Begins might just have the edge on its competition, as its bumping up its release schedule to hit theaters a full seven months before its competitor. Box Office Mojo reveals Hercules: The Legend Begins has shifted its release date from February 7th, 2014 to January 10th, 2014. Lionsgate hasn't offered an explanation for the month-earlier release date. But »
There’s nothing the least bit sentimental here. Nothing flashy or showy in McConaughey’s rough-edged portrait. But there is enormous compassion. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): haven’t been a McConaughey fan
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Could be the very best thing about Dallas Buyers Club is that it instantly and effortlessly brushes aside any preconceived snarkery one might bring to it. Or that I might bring to it, at least. You know, like how the lead actor’s public dramatic weight loss in preparation for portraying a dying man in a based-on-a-sad-true-story issues drama is — *snort* and eyeroll — a sure bid for an Oscar nom by a celeb mostly previously known for dreadful rom-coms and bad offscreen behavior and now desperate to be seen as serious. Gotta be, right?
Not this time. Though that Oscar nomination is probably coming anyway, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
After finishing last year’s Anna Karenina, director Joe Wright was rumored to be attached to several projects as varied as the Fifty Shades of Grey film to an adaptation of the stage play A Season in the Congo with Chiwetel Ejiofor. Now we’re hearing that he’s now in talks to direct a re-imagining of Peter Pan for Warner Brothers simply titled Pan.
The script is being written by child actor turned screenwriter Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift) and the details are scant right now, but with a director like Wright at the helm, this could be something radically new and different. Wright is known for his imaginative takes on literary works like Atonement and for playing fast and loose with the rules of the prototypical fairy tale narrative like he did in Hanna.
Pan is the third adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s children’s classic in the pipeline, »
- Steven Attanasie
An all-star cast unites in one of the most charming romantic comedy dramas of the year as Stuck In Love comes to digital platforms from 14th October and to Blu-ray and DVD from 18th November 2013, courtesy of Koch Media.
William Borgens (Greg Kinnear – Little Miss Sunshine, As Good As It Gets) is an acclaimed author who hasn’t written a word since his ex-wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly – He’s Just Not That Into You, The Dilemma) left him three years ago for another man. In between spying on Erica and casual romps with his married neighbour Tricia (Kristen Bell – TV’s Veronica Mars, TV’s House Of Lies), William is dealing with the complexities of raising his teenage children Samantha (Lily Collins – The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, Mirror Mirror) and Rusty (Nat Wolff – Admission). Samantha is publishing her first novel and is determined to avoid love at all costs – after all, »
- Matt Holmes
To mark the release of Stuck In Love on 18th November, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
William Borgens (Greg Kinnear – Little Miss Sunshine, As Good As It Gets) is an acclaimed author who hasn’t written a word since his ex-wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly – He’s Just Not That Into You, The Dilemma) left him three years ago for another man. In between spying on Erica and casual romps with his married neighbour Tricia (Kristen Bell – TV’s Veronica Mars, TV’s House Of Lies), William is dealing with the complexities of raising his teenage children Samantha (Lily Collins – The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, Mirror Mirror) and Rusty (Nat Wolff – Admission). Samantha is publishing her first novel and is determined to avoid love at all costs – after all, she’s seen what it has done to her parents. In between hook ups, she meets »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 1 Nov 2013 - 06:28
Next year’s full of potentially great films, so to help, here’s a list of 25 movies we're most looking forward to in 2014...
These lists of anticipated forthcoming movies have become an annual fixture by now, and as ever, our selection has been tricky to whittle down. In restricting our list to just 25, we've tried to create a mix of the high-profile and the less obvious. Movies such as Non-Stop, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Big Hero Six and Edge Of Tomorrow came close but didn't quite make the cut, even though they have much to offer for their own reasons.
Furthermore, given the number of films competing for space, we've left the latest chapters of The Hunger Games and The Hobbit off the list. We're keen to see both, but we're wary of taking up slots with movies »
With the film delaying production by a month to early December, the studio reportedly saw an opportunity for Bomback to do one last script pass. [Source: The Wrap]
Fairy Tale Wedding
Popular: Vintage Wisdom
DreamWorks has picked up the screen rights to 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen's upcoming nonfiction book "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek". Harris ("Sex and the City," "The Carrie Diaries") will pen.
The book is an eighth-grade journal done by Wagenen who decided to live her school year »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Marc Klein has been set to write Fairy Tale Wedding, the Disney romantic pic that will be produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman through their Mandeville Films banner. Pic’s in the vein of Enchanted, and is the story of a wedding planner in a fairy tale land who cannot find love. Klein scripted Mirror Mirror for Relativity, A Good Year for Fox 2000 and Serendipity for Miramax. He’s repped by UTA, Kaplan Perrone’s Tobin Babst and Karl Austen. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
On TV this Friday: The Carrie Diaries returns with Samantha in tow, Grimm comes back with a zombie horde, Dracula takes its first bite, Strike Back‘s origins story premieres in the U.S. and more. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Carrie Diaries (CW) | Season 2 premiere: The Sex and the City gang’s half here! After a night on the town with Donna Ladonna is ruined when Sebastian shows up, Carries meets the iconic man-eater herself, Samantha Jones (Lindsay Gort, Vegas). How will Samantha’s voracious… appetite be handled on this teen-friendly show? (Read our full preview. »
- Misha Solomon
“You’re wrong. And here’s why…” The gloriously satisfying few words you can use to intellectually smash your opponent next time they try to tell you Knowing or Event Horizon are big ‘ol stinkers.
The following list doesn’t just comprise of some misunderstood films you may have a better time with than first thought, but contains some genuine gems that by circumstance or ignorance have been criminally overlooked.
10. The Cell
Tarsem Singh’s first feature, The Cell, is a violently underrated descent into the beautifully depraved mind of a killer. It was widely panned upon its 2000 release with critics and the public alike mounting a venomous assault against, as Common Sense Media put it, a movie with “no plot, no logic, no meaning”.
Behind J-Lo’s skin-tight muscle onsie and the music video visuals, lies a brave, captivating cocktail of genres and creativity unrivaled on its release. I »
- Luigi Sibona
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 3, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Aimed at the Twilight young-adult market, the fantasy film didn’t quite score as highly as the vampire movie, grossing only $31 million, compared to $193 million for the original Twilight. That could be because critics panned The Mortal Instruments (to the tune of 12% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes), although fans liked it much more (66%).
Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) stars in the fantasy film as Clary, a normal teenager who discovers she’s the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, half-angel warriors trying to save the world from demons. When her mother (Lean Headey, The Purge) disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, »
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment invites viewers to discover a spectacular world hidden within our own when The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones debuts on Blu-ray combo pack & DVD on Dec. 3. Based on Cassandra Clare's best-selling book series, which sold more than 24 million copies worldwide, this supernatural action-adventure stars Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror, The Blind Side) as Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers she is the descendant of a line of "Shadowhunters," also known as half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) and co-starring Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight, Harry Potter series), Lena Headey (The Purge, TV's Game of Thrones) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (TV's The Tudors), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is packed with otherworldly action and romance for both new fans and fans of the "Mortal Instruments" book series.
Us film producer Relativity is to use data gathered from its hit films, such as Mirror Mirror and Shark Night 3D, to move into scripted TV, in what chief executive Ryan Kavanaugh described as a “Moneyball approach to creating television”.
Limitless, an action thriller about an unsuccessful writer who discovers a ‘smart’ drug that allows him to become a perfect version of himself, starred Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. A small-screen adaptation will be exec produced by Cooper for National Geographic.
Act Of Valor, which follows operatives tasked with the recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments, is another Nat Geo commission. Both shows are likely to be sold through newly launched international film sales division Relativity Foreign.
“We had so »
If you haven't noticed just how fabulous Lily Collins is, in the next few months you definitely will. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones actress has been named Brand Ambassadress for Lancôme. Which means in addition to popping up in glossy magazine ads—her first will be for Lancôme's French Ballerine makeup collection to released in January—the star now has even more reason to experiment with her red carpet hair and makeup. Over the last year alone she has shown a true talent in being a beauty chameleon. Although she naturally she has Snow White's looks (she even played the famous heroine in 2012's Mirror Mirror) she isn't afraid to go full on gothic glamour—which »
Lily in bloom! Lancome announced on Tuesday, Oct. 1 that Lily Collins, 24, will be replacing fellow youthful brunette Emma Watson as its global ambassador. The Mirror Mirror actress will start her duties for the brand in January. The daughter of '80s pop singer Phil Collins has been a fixture on the fashion circuit, making front row appearances at Fashion Weeks in both New York and Paris this year. With her bold makeup and strong brows, she's also a favorite with beauty editors, making her an ideal [...] »
The British actress always dresses to impress and can pull off practically anything — even a sweatshirt as a mini! What do you think of the stylish statement she made in the front row at the fashion show?
Lilly Collins wowed the crowd while showing off her slim figure in one of the most wanted looks for the fall season on Sept. 29 when the 24-year old made an appearance at the Givenchy show during Paris Fashion Week, wearing a sweatshirt from the fashion house as a dress.
Lily Collins — Givenchy Outfit At Paris Fashion Week:
The British actress, model and daughter of musician, Phil Collins, decided to wear the sought-after Givenchy sweatshirt as a mini. The star glowed in the long-sleeved top that featured a Bambi image. She completed the look with black sandals that exposed her tattoo, studded earrings, a matching clutch, gold accessories, slicked back hair, and a burgundy-glossed »
- HL Intern
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