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7:38 PM 7/30/2014 by Binh Ngo
The eight Harry Potter movies have collectively grossed more than $7 billion worldwide, and that kind of coin is not so easily replaced. So, what will Warner Bros. do to fill that void? Attempt to keep the gravy train going, of course.
5:29 PM 7/30/2014 by Binh Ngo
Warner Bros. has landed the rights to Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series, according to Deadline. With 22 books, there's lots of material for the studio to mine.
7:47 PM 7/29/2014 by Binh Ngo
Legendary has revealed over the weekend at Comic-Con that the studio is working on a King Kong movie titled Skull Island, which is the home to the giant gorilla before he was captured by humans and brought to New York. "Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions," Legendary said in a release.
4:10 PM 7/29/2014 by Binh Ngo
Many years in the making, Mad Max: Fury Road sure took the scenic route on its way to the big screen, but it will be worth the wait if the movie is as good as the newly released trailer made it out to be. If Fury Road performs at the box office, none would be happier than director George Miller, who had been trying to get the movie made for more than two decades.
6:59 PM 7/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
This teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 made its debut at Comic-Con over the weekend, but those who couldn't attend can check it out below. In Mockingjay - Part 1, Katniss Everdeen, in an effort to rescue her friends and put an end to the Games once and for all, will reluctantly become a symbol and hope of the rebellion that is seeking to overthrow President Snow's regime.
12:03 PM 7/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito have been added to the cast of Disney's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, the studio has announced Monday. Walken will voice the King Louie, the leader of a group of monkeys and apes and Esposito will voice Akela, the head of a pack of wolves. Neel Sethi is playing the human child Mowgli and will be the only actor to appear in the movie; the others are all animated.
3:52 PM 7/26/2014 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, we talk about the newly released Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 delay, and Warner Bros. planning 7 movies based on Arabian Nights. Binh: The moment you've been waiting for is finally here. The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey out, and you can watch it below.
What's Popping: 'Doctor Strange,' Amazing Spider-Man 3,' 'Ant-Man,' 'Shazam,' and 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
9:13 PM 7/25/2014 by Binh Ngo
Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy were once rumored to be in the running to play the lead role in Marvel's Doctor Strange, but now, all signs seem to be pointing at Joaquin Phoenix.
4:23 PM 7/24/2014 by Binh Ngo
Given the source material, a lot of ink has been spilled writing about the big screen adaptation of the first installment in E.L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy. The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey is finally here. Check it out below. Let's hope there's more to the movie because this trailer is totally underwhelming and decidedly lacking in "heat."
12:09 PM 7/24/2014 by Binh Ngo
Warner Bros. has acquired a 90 page treatment from David Weil, which outlines a plan to adapt the stories in One Thousand and One Nights, aka Arabian Nights, into seven interconnected movies. According to Deadline, the stories will be interpreted "with modern tropes and themes" and, of course, the movies will be effects-heavy. 3 Arts is producing, with Chantal Nong and Julia Spiro overseeing for WB.