Here are five fascinatingly different versions of famous Disney movies that almost came to pass, only to be consigned to the idea bin of history. Disney had been trying to make a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’ since the late 1930s, but every attempt had run aground. In 2008, the project was revived again and even had some cast – ‘Will & Grace’ star Megan Mullally was onboard as Elsa (then a flat-out villain) and Josh Gad, who did eventually play snowman Olaf in the finished film.
Whoopi Goldberg was named the "surprise" Disney Legend Friday at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, and she had some surprising things to say about the most infamous film in the studio's history.
One employee of 21st Century Fox details a company presentation and expresses shock at seeing the president's infamous Billy Bush conversation: "There was an audible gasp in the room, like, 'Can you believe this is happening?'”
The live-action musical adaptation of the classic animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
"This is just like prom!" said the 'Star Wars' actress, set up with 27-year-old Tom Coleman, who now recounts their wild night, which included waltzing with Debbie Reynolds and ended at Richard Dreyfuss' apartment.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic film, the stars have agreed to present best picture on the Feb. 26 telecast.
After 20 years, a major falling out between director Danny Boyle and star Ewan McGregor and a lengthy gestation period, the creative team behind the cult hit aim to reclaim the '90s mojo of the original "Cool Britannia" classic as the sequel gets ready for the gala treatment in Berlin.
"It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require," says the actor, who will still star as the Dark Knight.
The actor's latest art project asks passersby to stop by the Museum of the Moving Image and say 'He will not divide us' in front of a mounted camera.
PETA has called for a boycott of the film after a video surfaced of a German shepherd forced to perform in artificial rapids.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher shared a bond like no other. Friends and family of Carrie Fisher, who died at age 60 on Dec. 27 after a heart attack, gathered Thursday for an intimate memorial at her Beverly Hills home. On Friday, a funeral service for Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died at age 84 following a possible stroke just one day after her daughter, will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. For Fisher’s memorial on Thursday, her daughter, Billie Lourd, 24, chose to have it at her mother’s home, where Fisher famously and frequently entertained (Reynolds also lived on the property).
As Gibson, once banished to directors jail for personal behavior, wins plaudits for 'Hacksaw Ridge,' voter forgiveness seems to apply to some (Affleck) but not others (Nate Parker).
At last, Hugh Jackman has returned the burn he got courtesy of Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’. Jackman chose the occasion of Reynolds receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to deliver his dazzling comeback. Later, Deadpool is spotted with a Jackman mask, to hide his terrible disfigurement from his lady love, Vanessa.
Wonder Woman is no longer an honorary ambassador at the United Nations, following protests. It was announced in October that the veteran DC Comics character was to be used as part of an ’empowerment campaign’ for women and girls in 2017. “Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent ‘warrior’ woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character’s current iteration is that of a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions,” the petition read.
Rather conspicuously released just prior to awards season, Martin Scorsese’s new epic ‘Silence’ is getting some serious early buzz from critic screenings. There are no reviews yet, as they’re under embargo, but some US critics were unable to hold in their praise, dropping some plaudits on Twitter. Village Voice scribe Bilge Ebiri wrote: I saw SILENCE twice today. First time, I was absorbed, impressed, moved. Second time, I was in tears. One of Scorsese's greatest films.
It’s a running joke throughout the none-more-meta superhero comedy that budget and contracts prevent Deadpool from interacting with his more A-list Marvel stablemates – Deadpool himself frequently references X-Men that Fox didn’t allow us to see. Yes, the same turbine-powered mobile aircraft carrier as used by the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fox weren’t allowed to reference the carrier by name, and the design had to be tweaked a little, but ‘Deadpool’ visual artist Emmanuel Shiu confirmed the connection.
Martin Scorsese will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday (20 November) morning to discuss his latest film, a religious epic starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. It’s not clear if Francis will be in attendance at the second, more private screening taking place on Thursday.
Much like her ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ co-star Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot won over her detractors with her performance as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s divisive superhero face-off movie. As such, hopes are high that Gadot will really come into her own when she takes the spotlight in the upcoming ‘Wonder Woman’ solo movie – the first big screen outing for the original super-heroine. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gadot had one key word to describe the outfit: “Tight.
Disney’s most conceited, muscle-bound narcissist Gaston is set to be even more musky and macho in the forthcoming live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. According to composer Alan Menken, there will be lines that were dropped from the original animation, as created by his late collaborator, the legendary lyricist and playwright Howard Ashman. “In Gaston, we had a treasure trove of lyrics that Howard [Ashman] had written that we did not put in the movie,” Menken told Entertainment Weekly.
As the star of the new animated movie ‘Trolls’, based on the cult toy craze of the 1970s and 1990, Justin Timberlake is well acquainted with wild hair, but he admits he’s had some pretty horrific hairstyles himself in the past.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is very much an ancillary text in the ‘Harry Potter’ canon. So the yesterday’s news that five films based on the book are being planned in a new franchise has taken aback some fans of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. – Gwyneth Paltrow’s dad told her fame was turning her into an ‘a**hole’ – Hanks attacks Donald Trump over ‘locker room’ comments – Decoding the new Rogue One poster However, the writer has taken to Twitter to calm fears, and of course, it’s worth noting that she will be writing all of them. ...
In fact, the Tom Hanks conspiracy peril-a-thon has taken a bit of a panning at the hands of the critics. Helmed once again by Ron Howard, Hanks’ magizoologist, sorry, symbologist, is on the trail of Ben Foster’s Betrand Zobrist, a scientist bent on solving the human race’s population problem in a particularly apocalyptic manner. Langdon too finds himself the subject of a manhunt, though he’s assisted along the way by ‘Rogue One’ star Felicity Jones’s Dr. Sienna Brooks.
Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that her dad, the late producer and director, Bruce Paltrow, gave her something of a reality check back in the days when he thought she might be getting too big for her boots.