3:06 PM 1/28/2013 by Jeff Giles
It's been largely shrouded in secrecy until now -- and really, all things considered, it's mostly still shrouded -- but Disney has just dribbled out a few details regarding Brad Bird's top-secret project, code named 1952.
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: I learned of this decision just now from Lucasfilm’s promotional partners who are telling me the studio now owned by Disney wants to focus only on “rebooting the franchise” with three new Star Wars films. This surprising decision follows the underwhelming box office performance of Episode I: The Phantom Menace re-released in 3D in February 2012. 16 weeks 17 hours ago via jackiechan
1:07 PM 1/28/2013 by Jeff Giles
Now that J.J. Abrams is officially on board to bring the Star Wars saga into its Disney-produced, largely Lucas-free future, fans are getting busy debating the important stuff: What it'll look like, who it'll focus on, and whether Abrams was really the best choice for the job.
4:34 PM 1/24/2013 by Jeff Giles
Whatever screenwriter Michael Arndt comes up with for Star Wars: Episode VII, he'll be hard-pressed to make it as entertaining as the heaps of twists and turns that the rumor mill has already given us. To wit: J.J. Abrams, who was once rumored as a potential director for the movie before he publicly dismissed those reports by saying he'd rather be in the audience, is now apparently directing after all.
6:35 PM 1/22/2013 by Jeff Giles
Henry Selick's loss may turn out to be Ron Howard's gain: 'The Graveyard Book,' the Neil Gaiman bestseller that Disney once planned on turning into a stop-motion animated movie with Selick at the helm, looks like it may end up becoming a live-action feature directed by Howard.
4:55 PM 1/21/2013 by Jeff Giles
If you've seen any of the teasers, trailers, or stills for Iron Man 3, you know it won't have as much of the happy-go-lucky vibe of its predecessors -- in fact, it looks like Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is going to have to deal with epic amounts of pain and loss before arriving at the threequel's inevitably inspiring final act.
11:26 AM 1/15/2013 by Jeff Giles
In news that should come as a relief to anyone who doesn't feel the need to see older films being reissued in 3D several times a year, Disney has pulled the plug on its plans to give The Little Mermaid a three-dimensional facelift.
3:04 PM 1/14/2013 by Jeff Giles
We still have no idea who will be helming Star Wars: Episode VII, but while half of Hollywood's A-list directors have been busy turning down the chance to help create the next sequel in the saga, Zack Snyder has been making plans to shepherd a Star Wars spinoff.
9:37 AM 1/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
As if you needed another reason to be excited about the upcoming Muppets sequel, director James Bobin looks like he's adding another big name to his growing cast full of funny people. Heat Vision reports that Tina Fey is in talks to join Ty Burrell and Ricky Gervais in the film, which is reportedly a good old-fashioned Muppet heist caper that will be set in Europe.
9:59 AM 1/8/2013 by Jeff Giles
Darkness has struck at the heart of a Mark Romanek project once more: The director, who famously lost his grip on Universal's Wolfman reboot a few years ago for having an excessively dark take on the story, has departed Disney's upcoming live-action Cinderella project for exactly the same reason.