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Will Smith in talks to play the Genie in Guy Ritchie's Aladdin

Disney's live-action adaptation of ALADDIN is set to be directed by Guy Ritchie (KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD) and production is beginning to gear up for a July start, which means that we'll be hearing much more about casting in the coming weeks, but most people have been wondering who Ritchie will choose as the Genie. It will certainly be tough for anyone to follow in the...
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Shrek 5 scribe promises that a big reinvention for the series is on the way

Whether you're looking forward to it or not, another SHREK sequel is on the way! Today, Michael McCullers (AUSTIN POWERS, BABY MAMA) announced that he's finished working on the script for a fifth SHREK movie, and has stated that the film is now in development. In fact, while promoting his work on the Dreamworks†animated film BOSS BABY, McCullers told The Hollywood...
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04.04.2017
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Disney is holding open casting calls for Aladdin; begins production in July

Are you capable of taking the wheel on a magic carpet ride? How about developing a bromance with a monkey in a small vest? How about going on an entire adventure in the Middle East…while being barefoot? Then the upcoming live-action ALADDIN movie, which just announced an open casting call, may be just the job for you! Disney is holding open casting calls for their upcoming...
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03.10.2017
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Producer talks characters & rating for Robert Rodriguez's Jonny Quest

Robert Rodriguez was hired by Warner Bros. earlier this year to direct a live-action Jonny Quest movie, and producer Adrian Askarieh provided an update on the project during an interview with Collider . Rodriguez is co-writing the script with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN scribe Terry Rossio , working from a previous draft by Dan Mazeau (WRATH OF THE TITANS), and Askarieh says they...
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08.18.2015
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Cool Videos: Chris Farley voices Shrek in this early test reel

SHREK proved to be one of DreamWorks' flagship animated titles, paving the way for sequels, merchandise, and even a rides. The duo of Mike Meyers and Eddie Murphy seemed inevitable, but as most SHREK fans know, that wasn't always the case. Before succumbing to a drug overdose in 1997, Farley had been cast as the lead ogre. Chris' brother, Kevin, had stated that,...
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08.06.2015
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An Aladdin prequel is the next on Disney's live-action adaptation agenda

It's almost comical at this point just how quickly Disney is getting these live-action adaptations off the ground. There are so many in various stages of development that it would be easier to list which of their animated classics aren't getting the live-action treatment. Per THR , ALADDIN will be the next film on Disney's live-action chopping block but, as with most...
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07.15.2015
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Robert Rodriguez to direct Jonny Quest for Warner Bros

Robert Rodriguez has signed on to direct JONNY QUEST for Warner Bros, his first major studio film in over a decade. The film is the latest attempt in a long development history for the classic animated series about a teenage adventurer. Rodriguez, best known for his adult fare, has also made a steady stream of family-oriented movies via his Troublemaker Studios. Both the SPY KIDS...
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05.26.2015
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Gore Verbinski to direct Driverless Car Race film for Sony

New Regency may have cancelled Gore Verbinski 's North Korea-set thriller starring Steve Carell , but THE LONE RANGER director has several other projects in the works, and Sony has just picked one of them up. Deadline is reporting that the studio has acquired an untitled pitch from screenwriter Steve Conrad (THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, THE WEATHER MAN), with Verbinski...
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02.19.2015
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Pirates' writer to pen treasure hunt movie Yucatan for Robert Downey Jr.

Earlier this year we say the first film from Robert Downey Jr. ’s Team Downey, THE JUDGE . Now another film under the banner is moving ahead as screenwriter and adventure aficionado Terry Rossio (the first three PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies) is set to pen the script for the Warner Bros. treasure hunt film YUCATAN. The movie is based on an original idea by legendary actor...
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11.19.2014
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Is Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow set for Masters of the Universe?

Iím sure you arenít all on the edge of your seats to find out who is directing the live-action version of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. Iíll be honest here, Iím only still hanging on because I want to know if someone can translate it well to film without it sucking. There was a shortlist of directors that consisted of Jeff Wadlow (KICK-ASS 2), Harald Zwart (THE KARATE KID...
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04.09.2014
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The UnPopular Opinion: Godzilla (1998)

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Excitement is tantamount for the release of...
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03.26.2014
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Lone Ranger

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** When you think about modern westerns, you are likely...
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