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Frank Darabont exits The Huntsman; Emily Blunt in talks to play villain It's being reported that director Frank Darabont has left Universal's planned SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN prequel/spin-off THE HUNTSMAN due to creative differences. It's not clear if the studio will still use Darabont's draft of the script for the project, or if Universal will hire someone else to rewrite it. But THE HUNTSMAN isn't dead; according to Deadline,... Read More...

'The Huntsman' Targets Emily Blunt as the Villain The loss of its director is certainly not slowing down the prequel The Huntsman. A follow up to the 2012 fairy tale adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, this next chapter is lining up Emily Blunt to star as the main villain. While yesterday's report claimed that Charlize Theron was expected to reprise her role as the evil Ravenna, that may no longer be the case.Frank Darabont left the project earlier in the week, with both the director and Universal Pictures citing 'creative differences'. It is believed that the studio already has a replacement directed waiting in the wings.

Disney's 'Into the Woods' Featurettes Arrive in Time for Awards Buzz "Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom, there lay a small kingdom at the edge of the woods." Since awards season is in full swing, so is all the campaigning by studios to get their film's noticed by the voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (voting closes today before the nominations are announced next week). And Disney has been making a big push to get Into the Woods noticed, especially on the technical side of things.

Duncan Jones Talks Warcraft's Plot Charting the first contact between orcs and humansEven though the calendar has reached 2015, we still have more a year to go before Duncan Jones unleashes his Warcraft film on the world. Recently, he let slip some details about the characters for the game adaptation, and has now talked to Chinese news site Mtime (with a helpful translation via Man Made Movies) about his aims for the film’s tone and story.According to the director, he was looking to explore the initial meetings between orcs and humans that led to the big conflict.

'Into the Woods' Featurette Shows You How They Created All Those Woods t’s not out of the realm of possibility for Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’ to receive a couple of Oscar nods this season. It’s likely that Rob Marshall’s adaptation of the classic stage musical will get nominated for production design and/or costumes, at the very least, while star Meryl Streep might—just maybe—receive a nomination for her performance. The latest featurette for the film, which hit theaters on Christmas Day, takes us behind the scenes to show us the magic that went into bringing the woods to life. Continue reading…

Ethan Hawke Says He Came Close To Playing DOCTOR STRANGE Ethan Hawke was a fan-favourite choice to play Doctor Strange since before the movie was even officially announced, and when Scott Derrickson landed the directing gig, many figured he might look to his Sinister star to step into the role of the Sorcerer Supreme. Before we found out that Cumberbatch would don the cape and goatee officially, Hawke's name was mentioned in connection with the part, but we never actually heard anything concrete about that until now.

'Into the Woods' Featurette Shows You How They Created All Those Woods t’s not out of the realm of possibility for Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’ to receive a couple of Oscar nods this season. It’s likely that Rob Marshall’s adaptation of the classic stage musical will get nominated for production design and/or costumes, at the very least, while star Meryl Streep might—just maybe—receive a nomination for her performance. The latest featurette for the film, which hit theaters on Christmas Day, takes us behind the scenes to show us the magic that went into bringing the woods to life. Continue reading…

Watch: New Footage Featured In ‘Cinderella’ New Year's Teaser, Sneak Peek & Featurette "Midnight Changes Everything." Disney were attempting to be a little clever on New Year’s Eve. They released a teaser and then brand new trailer sneak peek of “Cinderella” at midnight as we all rang in 2015.

New INTO THE WOODS Featurette: Integrating Real Woods with Woods Built on a Sound Stage Want a behind-the-scenes look at what could wind up becoming Academy Award-nominated production design?  A new Into the Woods featurette just surfaced called “Designing the Woods” and it’s loaded with soundbites from the cast and crew including director Rob Marshall, director of photography Dion Beebe and production designer Dennis Gassner discussing what it took to integrate real woods with what they built on a sound stage. Hit the jump to give it a watch and click here to check out my interview with producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca for more on how they created such a vibrant world on

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