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Paramount Pictures Releases First Photo Of Isabela Moner As Dora The Explorer

First Look at Isabela Moner as Dora in the film Dora The Explorer by Paramount Players

Dora The Explorer is coming to cinemas next summer on August 2, 2019.

Paramount Players announced today that the motion picture adaptation of Nickelodeon’s Peabody Award-winning children’s animated series, Dora the Explorer, began principal photography on location in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on Monday, August 6, 2018. The production, being directed by 11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee James Bobin marks the lovable Latina character’s big screen debut (and first live-action adaptation on any platform) after fourteen seasons (2000-2014) and 172 episodes on Viacom’s enduring children’s cable network. The film is a Paramount Players and Nickelodeon production in association with Walden Media. The film is being supported by the Queensland Government via Screenland Queensland. Paramount will release the film on August 2, 2019.

Dora the Explorer stars Isabela Moner in the film’s title role. Having
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First Official Image of Dora The Explorer Revealed as Live-Action Movie Begins Filming

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Dora's biggest adventure yet starts now, as filming on the live-action movie begins today, we get our first image of the character and new details on the plot. Come inside to learn more!

Today's the start of production on the upcoming live-action Dora The Explorer movie. To mark the occasion, Paramount has released the first look at actress Isabela Moner suited up for the role, along with more details on the rest of cast and story...and I'm not sure what to think.

As a parent, I've watched a Lot of Dora the Explorer. I watched it 6-7 years ago with my son (when he was a toddler) and I'm watching it every day now with my daughter (currently a toddler). While the outfit is a very literal translation from the cartoon, it still feels off. Part of which has to do with the new High School setting, which is
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Outside Magazine Teams With The Gotham Group To Develop Film, TV Projects

Exclusive: Outside, the magazine which has published feature articles that were the basis for both film and television projects such as Everest, The Perfect Storm, Into the Wild, Blue Crush and 127 Hours, has just teamed up with The Gotham Group. The two companies will produce content for film, television and new media for what will be different platforms and distributors. Outside, which began in 1977 and is owned by the Mariah Media Network, is also known as the only magazine to have won three consecutive National Magazine Awards for general excellence.

If you add up the box office for those aforementioned feature projects alone, it totals ovver $700M worldwide. Larry Burke (Outside chairman) and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (The Gotham Group’s CEO/founder and an avid sports enthusiast), are currently in talks with production companies, financiers, streaming services, broadcast and cable entities to start the partnership rolling.

“Over the last few weeks,
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18 years later… Chicken Run follow-up finally on the horizon at Aardman

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For those waiting patiently for the past 18 years for a follow-up to Aardman Animations Chicken, you can finally rejoice at the news that the studio is working on the sequel with StudioCanal and Pathe.

Chicken Run, which was the most successful stop-motion animated film of all time, told the story of a group of plucky chickens attempting to escape certain death at the hands of their evil farm owner, the voice cast including the likes of Mel Gibson and Timothy Spall.

The film was Aardman’s first entry into the world of feature-length animations and was co-directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. It received critical acclaim and grossed over $224 million. Although the film was released in 2000, Lord and Park first conceived the idea in 1995.

Also in the news – Fast and Furious franchise expands with a Netflix animated series

Although no plot details have been forthcoming at this stage it
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Comic-Con 2017: The Laika Experience to Feature Props from Coraline, Paranorman, and The Boxtrolls

You've entered their worlds from the comforts of your own home or the confines of your local theater, and soon the animated characters in Laika's stop-motion films—including Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls—will cross over into our realm on the streets of San Diego for an immersive experience at this year's Comic-Con:

Press Release: [Hillsboro, Or; July 5, 2017] -- Oscar®-winning animation studio Laika, creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, brings its pop-up exhibit The Laika Experience to the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 23rd. Admission is free to the exhibit, which will feature props, puppets, monsters, and sets from Laika’s award-winning films as well as fan art, a photo/Gif booth with Laika characters, daily drawings for a pair of Nike’s Laika-themed shoes designed by Tinker Hatfield, social media activations, Laika merchandise offered for sale
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Universal options Holly Black’s fantasy novel The Cruel Prince

Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures has snapped up the rights to The Cruel Prince, the upcoming fantasy novel from Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles.

The book, which will be published in January, will mark the first instalment of a new series called Folk of the Air, and follows the journey of a human girl who is abducted into a world of violent, dangerous faeries, and must scheme to ensure her escape and survival.

Universal has won the rights to the novel after a competitive auction, and has tapped Michael De Luca to produce the movie adaptation through his Michael De Luca Productions banner.
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Universal, Mike De Luca Win ‘Spiderwick Chronicles’ Holly Black Novel ‘The Cruel Prince’

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has won an auction for screen rights to The Cruel Prince, the new fantasy novel by The Spiderwick Chronicles author Holly Black. Michael De Luca will produce through his Michael De Luca Productions banner. The novel, which will be published in January by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, is the kick off to a fantasy novel series the author is calling Folk of the Air. The Cruel Prince follows the journey of a human girl who is abducted…
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Preview of Lumberjanes 2017 Special #1: Faire and Square

Boom! Studios releases Lumberjanes 2017 Special: Faire and Square this coming Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here…

Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Marina Julia (The House on the Cliff) tell a story about the Lumberjanes finding a Medieval Faire in the forest, and helping the people there defend themselves against a dragon! Then, Gabby Rivera (America) and Gaby Epstein (Shadows) combine on a story about Ripley missing watching telenovelas with her Abuela, so to help her feel better, the other Roanokes help her act out the series finale she missed.

Lumberjanes 2017 Special #1: Faire and Square is out on June 21st, priced $7.99.
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Release Dates Set for Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” and Michelle MacLaren’s “The Nightingale”

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Two upcoming women-directed projects have received release dates. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michelle MacLaren’s “The Nightingale” will hit theaters in summer 2018 and the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot from Elizabeth Banks will open in summer 2019.

MacLaren’s feature directorial debut, “The Nightingale,” is based on the book by Kristin Hannah. The drama centers on two sisters growing up in German-occupied France in the years leading up to World War II. Written by MacLaren and John Sayles (“The Spiderwick Chronicles”), the film will hit screens August 10, 2018.

MacLaren has previously directed episodes of series like “The Leftovers,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Game of Thrones.” She has won two Emmys for her work on “Breaking Bad.” MacLaren was originally set to direct the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie starring Gal Godot before Patty Jenkins took over.

The Babadook” writer-director Jennifer Kent is also making a movie titled “The Nightingale.” That project is currently filming and centers on a convict seeking revenge against a soldier who wronged her family.

Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” is an update of the TV and film-mainstay about three private detectives hired by an enigmatic millionaire, Charlie, only ever heard through the telephone. The original, a 1976 TV show starring Jacklyn Smith, Kate Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett, was previously remade into an early-aughts action film franchise (starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu) and a short-lived 2011 ABC series (starring Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh, and Rachael Taylor). The new “Charlie’s Angels” will be released June 7, 2019.

Banks made her directorial debut with 2015’s “Pitch Perfect 2,” in which she also starred. The comedy sequel about a misfit college a cappella team earned more than $287 million worldwide. Banks has a number of projects in the works including adapting Lindy West’s feminist memoir “Shrill” for TV, serving as producer on “White Girl Problems,” a book adaptation helmed by Lauren Palmigiano, and producing and starring in “Pitch Perfect 3.” The franchise’s next film hits theaters December 22.

Release Dates Set for Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” and Michelle MacLaren’s “The Nightingale” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Exclusive first look at the UK poster of Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney in The Journey

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Author: Zehra Phelan

We are pleased to launch an exclusive first look at Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney in the UK poster for The Journey – the story of two of Northern Ireland’s political forces, loyalist Ian Paisley and former Ira Commander Martin McGuinness, forced together over the final peace agreement, who reluctantly begin to form a bond.

Related: Timothy Spall on playing David Irving in Denial

The poster in which Spall looks uncannily like how Ben Stiller would look in his dotage depicts both men in their stature of power yet divided by the title, a reference to the division of Ireland as it stands, in both its political and religious beliefs.

The Hole and Killing Bono director, Nick Hamm, takes the helm to bring to life a script from screenwriter and former journalist, Colin Bateman. Joining Meaney and Spall is somewhat of a stellar cast with Toby Stephens (Believe,
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Q&A with Lucifer Vol. 1: Cold Heaven Author Holly Black

With DC Comics’ Vertigo recently releasing the trade paperback version of Lucifer Vol. 1: Cold Heaven, we caught up with author Holly Black to discuss the otherworldly settings and noir style of the comic book series’ first six issues.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us today, Holly, and congratulations on the recent release of Lucifer Vol. 1: Cold Heaven. Were you a fan of this character and this world before you started working on this comic book series?

Holly Black: I’ve loved Lucifer since Sandman and through his run with Mike Carey. In fact, I am not sure any other character would have been as tempting for me. I was on the phone with Shelley Bond, who called me about potentially pitching some ideas and she casually mentioned that maybe I might be interested in Lucifer. I had a lot of projects on
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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

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Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion.
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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

  • PEOPLE.com
Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion.
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Mark Waters to direct Bad Santa 2, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly will return

Miramax and Broad Street Pictures are finally getting the ball rolling on Bad Santa 2, as the studios have just found the film’s director and finalized deals with two original cast members from 2003’s Bad Santa. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mean Girls director Mark Waters is officially on board for the sequel, while Tony Cox and Brett Kelly, who played Marcus and Thurman Merman in Bad Santa, will reprise their roles alongside Billy Bob Thornton’s Willie.

In addition to Mean Girls, Waters has directed a wide array of films aimed at both children and teens, including Freaky Friday, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Mr. Popper’s Penguins and Vampire Academy. Bad Santa was a rather raunchy R-rated comedy, so it will be interesting to see how he handles the shift in target audience.

While Bad Santa was by no means a box office blockbuster, it did end up making over three times its budget,
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Round-Up: Uncanny Q&A with Lucy Griffiths, Emelie, One Eyed Girl Blu-ray / DVD, Vault Of The MacAbre II

Uncanny star Lucy Griffiths was kind enough to answer some questions for us, and the Q&A we conducted with her kicks off the round-up. Also: domestic acquisition news for Emelie, details for One Eyed Girl on Blu-ray / DVD, and Vault of the Macabre II video.

Uncanny: "Rlj Entertainment will be releasing Uncanny on November 3rd, 2015.

Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), David Clayton Rogers (Bloody Sunday), Lucy Griffiths (TV’s “True Blood”) and director Matthew Leutwyler are available for interviews on behalf of the film’s release.

For ten years, inventor David Kressen has lived in seclusion with his inventions, including Adam, a robot with incredible lifelike human qualities. When reporter Joy Andrews is given access to their unconventional facility, she is alternately repelled and attracted to the scientist and his creation. But as Adam exhibits an emergent behavior of anger and jealousy towards her, she finds
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25 young adult novels heading to the movies

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Wondering what you’ll watch when The Hunger Games franchise is over? We’ve got some ideas…

As well as sequels, remakes, and comic book adaptations, there’s one kind of movie you can feel fairly sure is going to keep popping up at a cinema near you: young adult adaptations. Stories about teenagers are still doing big business in the book trade, and thanks to Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games, Hollywood is convinced of the genre’s appeal, too.

A couple of new franchises have already been kicked off – there’s still at least another Divergent sequel on the way, and another Maze Runner sequel – but what’s more interesting is the list of Ya novels that have been optioned and may soon be taking over the box office. Now, not all of the adaptations on this list will see the light of day,
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sdcc Plans & Exclusives Revealed!

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Contrary to previous rumors, Star Wars will have a big presence at this year's San Diego Comic-Con with a few panels and exclusive toys based on The Force Awakens. Come inside to get your first look at all their plans!

Sdcc is always a crazy time, being nerd Mecca and all, but it's about to get more nuts, as Lucasfilm has announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be at the event with Jj Abrams and Kathleen Kenedy along for the ride. Needless to say, they're going to be bringing some goodies from the new movie, but what is up for speculation at this point. I've heard many guess that a theatrical trailer will be revealed during the panel...but who knows.

Honestly, all I've heard is that the next trailer would be at D23 in August, but then again, their presence at Sdcc is a surprise all around.
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Comic-Con 2015: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hall H Panel Announced

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, Lucasfilm president / producer Kathleen Kennedy and yet-to-be-revealed special guests will comprise a Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 10th.

StarWars.com revealed several Star Wars panels taking place at Comic-Con this July, including a two-part panel devoted to the ambitious Star Wars publishing plan:

"Friday, July 10, Star Wars Schedule

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hall H

Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 1: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Room: 7Ab

Join a dynamic, all-star, New York Times-bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grim series), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda series), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in
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Mean Girls director Mark Waters to helm new comedy #Catfight

Mean Girls director Mark Waters to helm new comedy #Catfight
Mean Girls director Mark Waters has signed up to direct new comedy #Catfight, according to Deadline.

The film is being scripted by Amelie Gillette and will be produced by Will Gluck through Olive Branch Entertainment with Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka.

The comedy sees insecure high-schooler Lucy win a scholarship to a private school for her senior year, where she decides to reinvent herself. However, on the day of her recruitment interview with her ideal college, she discovers that her boyfriend's psychotic ex is leaving jail and has challenged her to a fight after school.

Lucy soon faces a struggle to complete her college admissions work and take down her rival, while continuing to hide from her past.

No cast details have yet been revealed.

Waters has also directed Mr Popper's Penguins, The Spiderwick Chronicles and Freaky Friday.

The Mean Girls cast reunited earlier this week to celebrate the hit film's tenth anniversary.
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'Mean Girls' Director Mark Waters Takes on '#Catfight'

'Mean Girls' Director Mark Waters Takes on '#Catfight'
Mean Girls director Mark Waters has signed on to direct #Catfight for Screen Gems and Olive Bridge Entertainment.

The story, which was written by Amelie Gillette (Growing Up Fisher), centers on Lucy, an insecure high school girl who receives a scholarship to attend a prestigious private school for her senior year, as she tries to hide her past. On the day she is being interviewed by a recruiter from her dream college, Lucy learns that her boyfriend's psychotic ex-girlfriend has just gotten out of a juvenile detention facility, and challenges her to a fight after school. Lucy tries to balance taking care of her college prep and preparing for this showdown.

Will Gluck, who brought the project to Screen Gems, will produce alongside Alessandro Tanaka and Brian Gatewood. No production schedule was given.

Mark Waters is best known for directing Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey.
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