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Saif Ali Khans Chef not delayed due to his injury

8 hours ago | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Earlier, we had reported that Saif Ali Khan would be starring in the remake of the Hollywood film Chef. The buzz was that the film was supposed to go on floors next month. Now, we hear that film has been delayed.

Rumours state that Chef has been delayed since Saif Ali Khan injured his thumb on the sets of Akshat Varma's directorial debut. Though the actor was rushed to the hospital and went under a surgery for the same, he is still recovering and that is the reason the film was been delayed by a month.

However, denying the rumours that Chef has been delayed, the film's producer Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment says, "Chef was never scheduled to begin now. The film was always scheduled to commence shooting from October 1. So there is no question of a delay." Further talking about the prep for the film, Vikram adds, "Saif »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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YouTube’s Dilemma: Why Online Stars Struggle to Make Good Movies

12 July 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A movie starring two YouTubers will make its money back in iTunes sales, regardless of its quality. That may sound like a good thing, but it’s not if you’re an online content creator looking to transition into traditional Hollywood projects and shake your reputation as a one-trick pony. Speaking from the sixth VidCon, the annual convention for digital content creators and their fans, creator Jimmy Wong is uncertain about his and others’ crossover prospects.

“It’s really hard to transition YouTube stars into traditional acting roles,” says Wong, who rose to YouTube fame with his viral hit “Ching Chong! Asians in the Library Song” — a timely response to an ugly, racist video rant.

Read More: Diversity is Thriving on YouTube and Four More Reasons to Be Excited for VidCon 2016

Wong is a filmmaker at RocketJump, a digital movie studio and YouTube channel that also hosts original content on its website. »

- Jude Dry

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The Jungle Book hits Blu-ray August 30, Digital August 23

8 July 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book is coming home! Here are the details!

The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau’s stunning live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s animated classic, will be available early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on August 30.   Venture behind the scenes with in-depth bonus features that reveal the innovative filmmaking technology used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters; Follow the journey of the film’s only on-screen actor, charismatic newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli); Delve into a candid and humorous scene-by-scene audio commentary with director Jon Favreau and meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.   The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley (Learning to Drive, »

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Disney’s The Jungle Book on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray August 30

7 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Disney presents the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Disney’s Groundbreaking, Live-Action Adventure arrives on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray™ August 30.

udiences were mesmerized by Disney’s live-action epic adventure “The Jungle Book,” which has earned more than $911 million at the global box office to date. »

- Tom Stockman

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' & 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' to Lead Memorial Day Weekend

26 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

Two of the five largest four-day, Memorial Day opening weekends belong to films in the X-Men franchise and this weekend the latest installment, X-Men: Apocalypse, hopes to secure its own spot in the record books. Additionally, Disney arrives with their fifth release of their already, record-breaking year with the sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. Both films enter a weekend that pits them against some stiff demographic and genre competition, all of which should combine for an increase over Memorial Day weekend last year. Assured to finish #1, X-Men: Apocalypse is Fox's latest installment in the X-Men franchise and it's coming on the heels of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which scored an impressive $90.8 million three-day opening, which ballooned to $110.5 million over the 2014 Memorial Day weekend. Reviews for Apocalypse, however, have been mixed as it currently stands at a 48% rating on RottenTomatoes compared to the 91% for Days of Future Past. In fact, »

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Andre The Giant Biopic in the Works (Exclusive)

9 May 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have partnered to develop a feature film about the life of iconic pro wrestler Andre “The Giant” Roussimoff.

The project is based on the authorized graphic novel biography published last year, “Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.” Roussimoff’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will consult on the film and assigned the exclusive rights for the biography to the producers.

Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism – there’s an Elephant Man story here,” Steindorff said.

In addition to his wrestling career, Roussimoff played a key role in Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy comedy “The Princess Bride” as Fezzik, part of a trio of bandits with characters played by Wallace Shawn and Mandy Patinkin. He began wrestling professionally at the age of 17 and was billed as being »

- Dave McNary

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Captain America: Civil War movie review: the consequences of superpowers

29 April 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Tough, unanswerable human questions frame spectacular, innovative action sequences that are like superhero ballets. This series just keeps getting better. I’m “biast” (pro): love the Marvel movies

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

What is the best way to deploy vastly superior abilities against less capable but nevertheless still very dangerous bad guys? How best to minimize collateral damage — of both the human and the infrastructure kind — when those vastly superior abilities are put to their use? What happens when people of good conscience, all of whom genuinely want nothing more than to increase net happiness and general well-being in the world, disagree over the answers to these questions? And who should get the final say: politicians sitting at desks thousands of miles away from the fields of battle, or the soldiers fighting those battles?

There’s a recent »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Watch: This Unexpected Zombie Movie Just Won the Tribeca Film Festival

27 April 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you're not all that familiar with film festivals, let us just tell you up front: zombie movies don't usually win the big awards. Unless it's a specific genre-driven film festival, your run-of-the-mill indie zombie flicks typically play in a designated Midnight section, and then eventually make their way to theaters. Not so with the film Here Alone, which became the rare zombie film to win one of the most coveted awards at the Tribeca Film Festival -- the Tribeca Audience Award. The film is called Here Alone, and it now joins other audience-friendly indie movies like Jon Favreau's Chef as the favorite among moviegoers attending this year's festival.  So what is Here Alone?  Well, it's not your typical zombie movie in that it takes a more...

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- Erik Davis

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The Jungle Book: A Game Changer

23 April 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Rarely does a 3D film make an impression apart from Avatar, but Disney’s new live action, The Jungle Book far exceeds any expectations one could have imagined for a reboot of the classic Rudyard Kipling’s story. Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef) didn’t seem like a likely candidate to helm the effects-heavy CGI film, but he’s done a fantastic job bringing the jungle and CGI animals to life, and the viewers into that world.  Not only are the visuals outstanding, but the voice cast is perfect as is the actor playing Mowgli.

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Watch Bryan Cranston Crack the Cartel in ‘The Infiltrator’ Trailer (Video)

20 April 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Counting Netflix’s “Narcos,” the Oscar-nominated documentary “Cartel Land” and Lionsgate’s 2015 crime drama “Sicario,” drug cartel stories are feeding viewer screens big and small these days. Enter “The Infiltrator,” starring Bryan Cranston as real-life DEA agent Robert Mazur, who used his undercover alias “Bob Musella” to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s powerful underworld empire and crack his money-laundering scheme. “The Infiltrator,” which Ellen Brown Furman adapted from the autobiography by Robert Mazur, co-stars  Diane Kruger (“Inglourious Basterds”), John Leguizamo (“Chef”), Benjamin Bratt (“Traffic”), Yul Vazquez (“Captain Phillips”), and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”). Also Read: Bryan Cranston's »

- Meriah Doty

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Hindi remake of Jon Favreaus Chef to go on floors in September 2016

20 April 2016 4:10 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Back in November last year we had reported that the Jon Favreau directed film Chef would be remade in Hindi featuring Saif Ali Khan. Well while initially the film was produced by Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment, we now hear that the film will in fact be produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Vikram Malhotra's Abundantia Entertainment. Further we also hear that the film is slated to go on floor in September this year and will be directed by Raja Krishna Menon. As for the original film Chef that released in 2014 written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau, also featured him as the protagonist along with Robert Downey Jr, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman. The film revolves around a professional chef, who quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity to restaurant's controlling owner, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Shade VFX Taps David Van Dyke as President (Exclusive)

19 April 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Van Dyke has been named president of Shade VFX, Variety has learned.

Shade’s credits include “The Wolverine,” “22 Jump Street,” “Chef,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and the Netflix shows “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.” Van Dyke joined the team in 2010 and was previously a vice president and executive producer. He also had stints at Cis Hollywood and CafeFX. Van Dyke won an Emmy for outstanding visual effects for miniseries, movie or a special for HBO’s “John Adams.”

Shade also announced today that it will be promoting Lisa Maher, who is currently serving as their executive producer, to vice president of production. John Riddle, Shade’s current head of technology, will be upped to vice president of technology.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as Shade’s president and continue our tradition as a premier visual effects vendor in feature films and streaming television both »

- Brent Lang

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Weekend Box Office: “Book” Is the King of the Box Office Jungle

17 April 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Once again, Disney struck gold at the box office, this time with their latest version of the classic tale The Jungle Book. The critically acclaimed family adventure scored the second biggest April opening ever while becoming the latest 2016 release to pull in summertime numbers during the normally quiet spring season. Not surprisingly, the top ten was up a huge 82% over last weekend and 52% over last year at this time.

Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef) and featuring the voice talents of Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, the live-action Jungle Book opened on 4,028 screens Friday where it went on to earn $103.6 million in its first three days. In addition to owning the domestic market, The Jungle Book stormed the international box office as well. The family adventure got a head start last weekend in 15 markets, where it earned $31 million. The Jungle Book expanded Friday to 34 additional territories, »

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Rapid Round: Jon Favreau on 'Jungle Book' Nostalgia, Returning to Acting and Keeping Up With Elon Musk (Q&A)

15 April 2016 4:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jon Favreau, 49, has come a long way from his indie Swingers days back in 1996, when he and Vince Vaughn played a couple of wannabe-actors cruising the L.A. club scene.  While he continues to act – his biggest recent role was the title character in 2014’s Chef — he’s moved on to directing and producing, making perennial holiday favorite Elf and contributing to Marvel’s rise with the first two Iron Man movies. But that Swingers catch phrase, “You’re money,” has turned out to be prophetic. His $175-million, live-action/animated The Jungle Book, based on

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Film Review: 'The Jungle Book'

15 April 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I'm going to start this off with a bit of personal perspective, related to my expectations going into this film. If you'd like to skip this and get straight to the review, feel free to scroll down. I'll clearly mark where the review starts with a big "The Review" line.

Okay. So Jon Favreau, to me, is kind of a big deal. I think he's a vastly underrated director with untapped range. At a time when the industry, and even fans, are all too happy to pigeonhole people, Favreau has shown that he can excel at all kinds of genres- as both a director and as a writer.

For me, his Elf is a modern day holiday classic, and a staple in my household every December. His Iron Man singlehandedly launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. Chef is the best movie you've never seen, and it's a little, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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‘The Jungle Book’ Review Roundup: Jon Favreau’s Adaptation Of Disney Classic Earns Raves

15 April 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef), premiered on Friday to glowing reviews from top film critics. Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name, stars young actor Neel Sethi as boy-cub Mowgli. While Sethi is the only actor seen on screen, big names […]

The post ‘The Jungle Book’ Review Roundup: Jon Favreau’s Adaptation Of Disney Classic Earns Raves appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Interview: ‘The Jungle Book’ Director Jon Favreau on Modernizing a Disney Classic

15 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Jungle Book is arguably director Jon Favreau‘s most ambitious film to date. The filmmaker behind Iron Man and Chef reimagines the 1967 Disney animated classic on a grand scale. 98% of The Jungle Book is CGI, and bringing those environments to life, over a two-year process, was quite an undertaking for Favreau and all involved. With the film, which was actually influenced […]

The post Interview: ‘The Jungle Book’ Director Jon Favreau on Modernizing a Disney Classic appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Jon Favreau interview: Jungle Book, Zathura, PG movies

14 April 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Jon Favreau chats to us about his new movie, The Jungle Book. Plus, Zathura, Statham and Gravity too…

Jon Favreau is building a growing reputation as one of Hollywood’s most versatile directors. He’s followed up his charming comedy drama Chef with a big budget, hugely cinematic take on The Jungle Book. And he spared us some time to natter about it.

Here’s how it went….

Does the sense of achievement feel any different as you get to the end of a film?

[Laughs] It too early days really! I’m not sure I’m counting it as an achievement yet. But I do like that the people I’ve spoken to and seen at the screenings seem to genuinely like what we did here. It is a sense of relief, it is exciting. We worked so long on it. It must be heartbreaking if you »

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The Jungle Book movie review: welcome to the jungle

14 April 2016 1:36 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Goes right up to the bleeding edge of cinema to tell a story that is strapping yet simple, and hugely appealing. Disney found a good reason to redo an old film. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have read the source material, but not since I was a kid (and I like it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Hollywood is in the grips of a terrible fever that might most kindly be called “a fear of the new” and least generously “creative bankruptcy.” The disease has been manifesting itself in the spate of remakes and reboots of older films… sometimes films that aren’t even that old. (Spider-Man, for instance, is about to get his third big-screen reboot in only 15 years.) Disney is suffering from a particularly virulent form of the syndrome: it is planning live-action remakes of all »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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[Review] The Jungle Book

12 April 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Advances in digital technology have now given filmmakers the chance to do things that would have been impossible just a decade ago. With this bold new power comes a slew of possible pitfalls, which we see in movies both large and small. Computer animation can be distractingly bad, pulling us out of the movie with its sheer artifice, or it can be too large, striking a realistic posture while doing things that are, in our mind, impossible to scale with reality. It may be the curse of The Jungle Book that its legacy will be defined by the way it charts a new pitfall for computer animation – that it can be so good and so real that it becomes almost impossible to focus on the story, for better and worse.

Which isn’t to say the story told in this movie is bad or fails to be affecting. Adapted from »

- Brian Roan

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