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Sofia Coppola wanted to turn The Little Mermaid into a dark fairy tale

Several years ago Sofia Coppola signed on to direct Universal's live-action adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID, but the following year she departed the project due to those pesky " creative differences. " At the time she said that she realized she wasn't the " right fit " for the film as they couldn't " agree creatively about how to do it. "...
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Make this live-action trailer for The Little Mermaid a part of your world

Well, one thing is for certain, this ain't THE LITTLE MERMAID that I remember. In fact, this live-action trailer resembles very little from what I know of the Hans Christian Andersen tale of my youth, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. Yesterday, Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions released a live-action trailer for a forthcoming live-action version of THE...
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Disney lures Lin-Manuel Miranda under the sea for live-action Little Mermaid

If you were to ask me what my Top Five Movies of this summer were at this very moment, you'd probably end up with a list that included CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, BAD MOMS and then three spots occupied for the Original Cast Recording of HAMILTON. Yeah, it's been that kind of summer season so far, but also... that soundtrack is really friggin' good.  Therefore,...
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Disney contemplating a live-action version of The Little Mermaid

If you were to tell me that Disney was just now thinking about putting a live-action version of THE LITTLE MERMAID in motion, I'd be flabbergasted that it wasn't being prepped to get into production in the coming months already. After all, with all the business The Mouse has been drumming up with these live-action remakes in recent years, THE LITTLE MERMAID would seem like a...
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Cool Videos: Pixar's nods to other classic films

Watch any Pixar movie and you're sure to find a number of Easter eggs calling back to other classic films that the filmmakers and storytellers wanted to pay tribute to. They slip their own clever nods in that die-hard movie lovers are sure to grin at all over the place, but how many of them do you really notice? Oh, sure... There are plenty that are pretty overt, but there are a...
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Sofia Coppola reveals why she dropped out of Universal's The Little Mermaid

Last year Sofia Coppola signed on to direct Universal's live-action adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID, however, the following summer she departed the project due to " creative differences. " I'd love if we could come up with a new term for that. The Wrap caught up with Sofia Coppola for an interview about A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS and the director elaborated...
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Chloe Moretz set to star in live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid

Sofia Coppola was set to direct Universal's live-action adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID, but earlier this year it was announced that she would be leaving the project due to " creative differences. " Ah yes, that old chestnut. At the time, we didn't know exactly why Coppola had exited the project, but thanks to today's casting news, we've got a little...
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Ink & Pixel: Toy Story 2

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold new...
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Concept art shows Toy Story 3 was almost a very different movie

TOY STORY 3 reigns as one of the most perfect sequels ever made. People tend to discredit animated films as not being equal to live action, but Pixar has perfected a way of making movies that rivals almost anything else out there. Most of their sequels have not lived up to the originals, but the TOY STORY films are one of the best trilogies out there. With a fourth film announced, TOY...
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Update: Disney/Pixar announce Toy Story 4 for 2017; Rashida Jones to write

UPDATE: The  D23 website is reporting that Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Will McCormack be writing TOY STORY 4 , and that the story was created by the Pixar dream team of Lasseter, Andrew Stanton , Pete Docter , and Lee Unkrich . Here’s a quote from the Lasseter: "We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,”...
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Sofia Coppola to direct a live action take on The Little Mermaid

Director Sofia Coppola is best known for her films that focus on adult themes like adultery, parenthood, romance, and death, but her next film will be a complete genre shift for the Oscar nominated filmmaker. Coppola's next movie will be a live action adaptation of the classic story THE LITTLE MERMAID for Universal. The screenplay was originally written by Kelly Marcel (FIFTY SHADES OF...
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UPDATE: Star Wars: Episode VII has found its writer in Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt

UPDATE: According to , Michael Arndt is now officially the screenwriter for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Here is the full statement: As pre-production of Star Wars: Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. As revealed in the ongoing video series posted here on, Kathleen...
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