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Joe Wright's Hanna TV adaptation gets straight-to-series order for Amazon

Back in March, we reported that Joe Wright 's assassination thriller HANNA starring Saoirse Ronan , Eric Bana , and Cate Blanchett was being eyed for a television series adaptation . Today, we've learned that Amazon Studios has granted a straight-to-series order for HANNA from David Farr , who co-wrote the 2011 original film.  Farr, who recently adapted...
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Joe Wright & Saoirse Ronan's Hanna is being adapted into a TV series

Dammit. I could kick myself right now for never having made the time to watch Joe Wright 's assassination thriller HANNA starring  Saoirse Ronan , Eric Bana , and Cate Blanchett . I don't know why I never got around to it, I suppose it just sort of fell into obscurity along with several other films I probably should have seen by now. Anyway, NBC Universal International...
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Andy Serkis says his Jungle Book is for an "older audience"

Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK is closing in on $1 billion worldwide, but that doesn't seem to be phasing Andy Serkis and his adaptation with Warner Bros. We've always known that Serkis' film would most likely be a darker take on Rudyard Kipling 's novel, but the man himself had a few words to say to Vulture about JUNGLE BOOK (as it's called now), and why making a...
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Byzantium

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at BYZANTIUM. THE STORY:  THE PLAYERS:...
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The Americans' Matthew Rhys set to join Andy Serkis' Jungle Book: Origins

Andy Serkis ' JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS is on the verge of adding a new actor to the cast and this one will not be for voice work or performance capture. Deadline reports that Matthew Rhys is in negotiations to play the human character of John Lockwood in the gritty take on Rudyard Kipling 's classic. Rhys is best known for his current role on the critically acclaimed (and criminally...
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Production has officially begun on Andy Serkis' The Jungle Book

After years of toiling in Peter Jackson ’s world, Andy Serkis is finally ready to step out on his own. The actor, who revolutionized the world of motion-capture, has just begun production on THE JUNGLE BOOK (previously titled JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS) which will feature plenty of motion-capture itself. THE JUNGLE BOOK will be the feature film directorial debut of Andy...
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Andy Serkis' Jungle Book: Origins pushed back to 2017

Warner Bros. has decided to push back Andy Serkis ' JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS. The Serkis directed film was originally set to be released on October 21, 2016, but will now hit theaters on October 6, 2017 . Although no reason was given as to why it was pushed back almost a full year, the studio might be trying to put some more distance between their film and Disney and Jon Favreau...
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Andy Serkis will turn actors into quadruped animals for Jungle Book: Origins

In a discussion about the final installment of THE HOBBIT trilogy, veteran performance capture artist  Andy Serkis was asked about the future of the filming tactics used to capture characters such as Gollum or Smaug. Much like Benedict Cumberbatch actually performed as Smaug rather than just lending a voice, Serkis will expect the cast of his upcoming JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS to...
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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and more join Andy Serkis' Jungle Book

Just yesterday the announcement came through that Benedict Cumberbatch would move from voicing a dragon to voicing a tiger in Andy Serkis ' JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS. Now the casting floodgates have opened and pretty much the whole cast has been revealed. Most notably will be Christian Bale as Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the python. With that said, here's a rundown of who's...
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Review: About Time

PLOT: A young man ( Domhnall Gleeson ) inherits a rare gift from his father ( Bill Nighy ): he can travel in time. He uses his gift to woo a young woman ( Rachel McAdams ) and change his life for the better. REVIEW: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Richard Curtis -land. This is a place where goodness thrives, money is never tight, and everyone- EVERYONE- falls in...
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Review: Byzantium

PLOT : Two women with a secret affliction take shelter from an ancient brotherhood in a small coastal town. Once there, the two are given a place to stay by a kind stranger in a run-down hotel called BYZANTIUM where they hide out and attempt to keep their dark and deadly nature hidden. REVIEW : In 1994, Neil Jordan brought to life Anne Rice’s iconic creation “The Vampire Lestat”...
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Check out the trailer for Richard Curtis' time-travelling romcom About Time with Rachel McAdams

Fans of LOVE ACTUALLY and FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL can rejoice, as writer/director Richard Curtis is back with a new romcom that looks to be right in line with his sensibilities. ABOUT TIME, starring Domhnall Gleeson , Bill Nighy , Rachel McAdams , Lindsay Duncan , and Tom Holland er, is a romcom with a time-travel twist that at first glance may seem like an eye-rolling...
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