Disney Casts Ariel, Ursula & More For Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

Stars have begun filling the sea as Disney preps production for its upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Courtesy of Variety, the roles of both Ariel, the titular mermaid, and Ursula, the voice-thieving witch, have been cast for the upcoming film. R&B singer Halle Bailey of Chloe x Baliey will slip into the scaly … Continue reading Disney Casts Ariel, Ursula & More For Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

Disney Eyeing ‘(500) Days of Summer’ Director For ‘Snow White’ Remake

With the live-action Aladdin now in theaters and The Lion King just around the corner, remake fever is burning hot over at Disney and the Mouse House isn't showing any signs of cooling off. If Variety is to be believed, Disney is eyeing (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb to helm the forthcoming live-action … Continue reading Disney Eyeing ‘(500) Days of Summer’ Director For ‘Snow White’ Remake

Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ Adaptation Lands A Scary-Talented Director

The Stephen King-aissance continues. The next of the author's works in line for film adaptation is the dystopian thriller The Long Walk and if Variety is to be believed, it would appear the project has landed a scary-talented director by the name of André Øvredal. Øvredal's credits include the excellent 2016 horror flick The Autopsy … Continue reading Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ Adaptation Lands A Scary-Talented Director

‘Three Identical Strangers’ Doc Getting Narrative Film Adaptation From ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer

The documentary Three Identical Strangers is officially receiving a feature narrative adaptation, according to Variety. What's more is that the project has landed Bohemiam Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten. The doc tells the incredible true story of three strangers who inadvertently cross each others' paths only to discover that they are in fact identical triplets who … Continue reading ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Doc Getting Narrative Film Adaptation From ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer

‘Just Cause’ Video Game Adaptation Lands ‘John Wick’ Writer/Creator

The world of movie news continues to be dominated by video game adaptations. Word is coming to us from The Hollywood Reporter that John Wick creator and writer Derek Kolstad has been tapped to pen the forthcoming feature film adaptation of the popular video game franchise Just Cause. Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films' Adrian … Continue reading ‘Just Cause’ Video Game Adaptation Lands ‘John Wick’ Writer/Creator

‘Sonic’ Director Vows Redesign For Titular Hedgehog Following Backlash

Ever since Paramount unveiled the shadowy first poster for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, the titular blue eulipotyphlan has been taking criticism for his newer, more realistic look. The backlash reached a fever pitch last week when the first trailer for the film dropped online. In response, Jeff … Continue reading ‘Sonic’ Director Vows Redesign For Titular Hedgehog Following Backlash

‘Pet Sematary’ (2019) Review: Welcomed Revival Comes To Life In Second Half

The original 1989 Pet Sematary was directed by Mary Lambert and has become an undying cult classic and Stephen King's novel obviously has legions of dedicated fans. With the recent rush of popular King films and shows-- from The Dark Tower to Mr. Mercedes to It to Netflix's 1922 and Gerald's Game-- it was only a matter … Continue reading ‘Pet Sematary’ (2019) Review: Welcomed Revival Comes To Life In Second Half

New Netflix Film From Charlie Kaufman Scores ‘Hereditary’s Toni Collette & David Thewlis

Per Variety, Netflix's upcoming film I'm Thinking of Ending Things just announced the addition of A-list talents Toni Collette (Hereditary) and David Thewlis, as well as Jessie Buckley. The film is being written and directed by Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind scribe Charlie Kaufman and is being adapted from Ian … Continue reading New Netflix Film From Charlie Kaufman Scores ‘Hereditary’s Toni Collette & David Thewlis

Understanding Adapted Vs. Original Screenplays

The 91st annual Academy Awards are just hours away. Before the stars take their seats and the gold starts flying, let's go over some last-minute Oscar-related vocabulary terms so that everyone is on the same page. I've been asked a number of times the last couple of days to clarify the difference between the two … Continue reading Understanding Adapted Vs. Original Screenplays

‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ Coming November 2019

The feature film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep, will be checking in earlier than expected. Recently, Warner Bros. announced a slew of release dates for a bunch of upcoming projects (via Deadline). In the announcement came the news that Doctor Sleep has been moved up from its original January 2020 release … Continue reading ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ Coming November 2019