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Disney's Nutcracker Movie Brings in Captain America Director for Reshoots

Disney's Nutcracker Movie Brings in Captain America Director for Reshoots
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is undergoing some significant reshoots, with director Joe Johnston being brought on to take the helm of these additional scenes. While, lately, a move like this is often a sign that the original director was fired, that isn't the case here, with this new report claiming original director Lasse Hallstrom simply cannot direct the reshoots due to scheduling conflicts. Lasse Hallstrom is not being "sidelined" by this move, and he will still be involved in the post-production process.

Fans who attended Disney's D23 Expo this summer got the first glimpse at The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, with Disney showcasing the first Nutcracker and the Four Realms footage while announcing a November 2, 2018 release date. The D23 Expo presentation featured Los Angeles-based dancer Lil Buck, who hit the stage to demonstrate the kind of street dancing called jookin that informed the way his character moves in the film.
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Movie Talk: Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join ‘Venom’

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Wednesday December 13th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Clarke Wolfe, Ashley Mova discuss the following: Will Fantastic Four rights land with Disney if sale goes through? Guillermo del Toro set to direct Nightmare Alley remake and will produce Scott Cooper’s Antlers. Woody Harrelson in talks to join Tom Hardy in Venom. Jennifer Lawrence to star in Icelandic drama Burial Rites for Call Me by Your Name director, Luca Guadagnino. Joe Johnston to direct Disney's Nutcracker and the Four Realms reshoots. Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_680154" align="aligncenter" width="…
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‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Reshoots to be Directed by Joe Johnston

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is almost finished baking, but it needs a little extra sugar before it makes its way to theaters. Like any big-budget tentpole that relies heavily on CGI effects, there are significant reshoots planned for Disney’s adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann fairytale and Tchaikovsky ballet. However, because the film’s original director […]

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Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Recruits Joe Johnston for Reshoots

Disney is rolling into reshoots on their upcoming live-action take on the classic Christmas tale The Nutcracker. THR reports that Captain America and Jumanji director Joe Johnston will take the helm for a "significant" additional photography shoot for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which adapts the classic ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky and story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Cider House Rules and What's Eating Gilbert Grape director Lasse Hallstrom directed the film for Disney and per the report, the filmmaker wasn't sidelined during pickups but was unavailable to return for them due to scheduling issues. Once …
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Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Movie Plans Major Reshoots, Joe Johnston to Direct Instead of Lasse Hallstrom

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Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Movie Plans Major Reshoots, Joe Johnston to Direct Instead of Lasse Hallstrom
Disney is planning a massive 32 days of additional photography on the ballet-inspired fantasy movie “Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. In addition, the studio is bringing in “Captain America: The First Avenger” director Joe Johnston to direct the reshoots instead of original filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom. The film, based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic “Nutcracker” Christmas tale, is still targeting a holiday 2018 release. But the studio is clearly rethinking the film after wrapping the shoot last spring and showing a trailer at its D23 convention in July. Also Read: Disney's 'Nutcracker and the Four.
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Joe Johnston to Direct Disney's 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms' Reshoots (Exclusive)

Joe Johnston to Direct Disney's 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms' Reshoots (Exclusive)
The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is going to need a little more sprinkling of sugar.

Disney is gearing up for a significant shoot of additional photography for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the studio’s big-budget fantasy that adapts the classic ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky and the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Joe Johnston, the helmer of Captain America: The First Avenger, The Rocketeer and Jurassic Park III, is being brought in to direct the shoot, not the movie’s original helmer Lasse Hallstrom.

Insiders say that Hallstrom, known for dramas such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Cider House Rules...
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer

The Flickering Myth writing team reacts to the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer…

After successfully relaunching the Jurassic Park franchise in 2016 with Jurassic World, Universal Pictures is set to take us back to Isla Nublar next summer with the J.A. Bayona-directed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and yesterday saw the release of the very first trailer for the dino-blockbuster. Read on to find out what our writing team made of this first-look…

Tom Beasley: I struggled a little with this trailer, despite my love for all of the actors involved and for J.A. Bayona as a director. It certainly delivers in terms of visual spectacle, but the plot seems a little lazy and I’m not sure there’s enough there to mark this movie out as different to what has come before. But, on the other hand, we’re getting new dinosaur fights and I’m not one
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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Review: A Robin Williams Relic Is Reborn as a Mildly Amusing Video Game Movie

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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Review: A Robin Williams Relic Is Reborn as a Mildly Amusing Video Game Movie
A semi-related sequel to a 1996 kids movie that exactly zero human beings have watched since the death of VHS, the mildly amusing “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is further proof that even the stalest whiff of brand recognition has become preferable to originality. Only part of the blame for that belongs to the studios, but after cannibalizing themselves for much of the last 20 years, Hollywood has clearly eaten their way down to the crumbs.

That’s not to suggest the original “Jumanji” was such an unspeakably terrible thing — Joe Johnston has always known how to serve a fine bowl of popcorn entertainment — but rather to say that no one should ever have to write the words: “The original ‘Jumanji.’” And while it’s nice that this new adventure has virtually nothing to do with the first one, “The Lego Batman Movie” screenwriter Chris McKenna leveraging the franchise’s most basic
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Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Has Goofy Charms, Uninspired Adventure

After Steven Spielberg and company broke visual effects barriers with Jurassic Park, two years later, 1995’s Jumanji brought more large-scale, creature-focused thrills to theaters. Directed by Joe Johnston–who would go on to get his own crack at the dinosaur franchise a few years down the road–the Robin Williams-led adventure occupies that rare subset of oft-replayed, worn-down VHS tapes from childhood that one might be hesitant to revisit for fear of the nostalgic charm wearing off. In many ways, the set-up of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may quell some trepidation in this regard.

Functioning as a sequel rather than a reboot, there’s gratefully no CGI recreation of Robin Williams (in fact, only a brief reference), an altogether different setting as we go into the game rather than vice versa, and more modern concerns in virtually every aspect (Yes, “yaaass queen” is uttered during an action scene
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'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle': Film Review

Stepping far enough away from Chris Van Allsburg's 1981 children's book Jumanji to appeal to older kids while remaining just connected enough to justify keeping the name, Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle reimagines the book's magic-board-game conceit for the era of video games. By transforming its teen heroes into adult avatars, this outing both gets beyond the discomfort of throwing small kids into peril (a complaint some critics made against Joe Johnston's 1995 adaptation starring Robin Williams) and finds a way to milk a talented crew of A-list grown-ups — toplined by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart —...
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Lionsgate Reportedly Dumped Its ‘Gotti’ Biopic Last Minute Because of Release Plan Squabbles

Lionsgate Reportedly Dumped Its ‘Gotti’ Biopic Last Minute Because of Release Plan Squabbles
After being dropped by distributor Lionsgate just ten days before its set release, the seemingly ill-fated John Travolta-starring John Gotti biopic might get a new lease on life, at least if its producers’ big gamble pays off. A new report from Deadline holds that the film left Lionsgate because of release plan squabbles — it was set to be released by Lionsgate Premiere (which specializes in specialty and limited releases), and its producers were eager to take it to a wide release. The outlet reports that “there was a buy-back clause in the distribution agreement, so the producers exercised it. It was never a matter of Lionsgate dumping the film.”

Still, that’s a hell of a last minute change to make, especially when the film’s release date and plan have been locked for months now. Deadline adds that an outside investor has back the film “so that it
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Lionsgate Drops John Travolta-Starring ‘Gotti’ Film Ten Days Before Release — Report

Lionsgate Drops John Travolta-Starring ‘Gotti’ Film Ten Days Before Release — Report
Looks like this month is about to get a whole lot less merry for one jettisoned project, as the Tracking Board reports that Lionsgate has dropped its John Travolta-starring mob drama “Gotti” just ten days before its scheduled release. A source revealed to the outlet that the film has also been sold back to its producers, Emmett/Furla/Oasis, which produced the film alongside Highland Film Group and Fiore Films.

The film was slated to debut under the Lionsgate Premiere banner next week, but has now been pulled from the release schedule until a new distributor can be found. The outlet adds that the producers will soon start that process, and the film will likely be moved to a 2018 date.

Read More:‘Gotti’ Trailer: John Travolta Resurrects Mob Boss in Kevin Connolly-Directed Biopic

Gotti” was directed by “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly, and boasts a supporting cast that includes Kelly Preston,
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Best 25 Horror Oscar Winners, Ranked

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Best 25 Horror Oscar Winners, Ranked
Most people think that snobby Oscar voters through the decades have turned their backs on the horror genre. Not so. True, far more horror flicks have been nominated for Oscars — including many Alfred Hitchcock movies — than have won. Hitch was nominated six times for Best Director and never took home a gold statue, which is why he was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 1968. “Thank you,” he said, and walked offstage.

We scoured the record books to find 25 Oscar-winning horror movies, and herewith rank them for you.

After heated arguments among the IndieWire staff, we threw out a dozen or so monster movies (“King Kong,” “Mighty Joe Young,” “Jurassic Park”), ghost films (“Ghost”) and scary psychological thrillers like Hitchcock’s “Spellbound” that just didn’t feel like horror flicks to us.

Defining a horror movie is subjective. Is it about gore and guts and supernatural beings, or how it makes you feel?
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Dark Universe: the undignified death of a cinematic universe

Ryan Lambie Nov 14, 2017

It's fair to say that The Mummy didn't ignite the multi-movie franchise expected of it. We look at the death of the Dark Universe...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy.

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For some, The Mummy's marketing campaign began not with a bang, but a squeaky Tom Cruise scream. In December 2016, an unfinished trailer for the then-forthcoming film appeared online, and soon went viral: lacking music and proper sound effects, the promo's otherwise dramatic visuals suddenly seemed comically threadbare. A violent plane crash unfolded with only a few chunks of dialogue and an amusing yelp from co-star Annabelle Wallis; Tom Cruise stumbled about in zero-gravity with only a few apologetic 'oofs' and 'eeks' for company.

Steps were taken to have the leaked trailer removed, but as is the way of the web,
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Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown reportedly offered lead in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

According to That Hashtag Show, Stranger Things’ breakout star Millie Bobby Brown has been offered the lead role of Kill Pole in The Chronicles of Narnia reboot The Silver Chair.

The site reports that TriStar Picturs made the offer back in April, although it’s unclear whether Brown has accepted.

Based on the sixth book in C.S. Lewis’ series, The Silver Chair sees an old Prince Caspian enlisting the help of Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb to find his lost heir Prince Rillian.

The Silver Chair is being directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), in what is said to be his final outing as a director. Production is slated to get underway in New Zealand in 2018.

Brown, who can currently be seen in the second season of Stranger Things on Netflix, is set to make her big screen debut in 2019 with Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
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Millie Bobby Brown To Headline The Chronicles Of Narnia Reboot?

TriStar Pictures is swinging for the fences when it comes to its fabled Chronicles of Narnia reboot.

Six years after Voyage of the Dawn Treader limped miserably into theaters, the studio is said to be mounting a new take on C.S. Lewis’ fantasy epic, beginning with an adaptation of The Silver Chair. It’s a reboot that has languished in pre-production for almost a year, but That Hashtag Show brings word of an exciting new development: Millie Bobby Brown has reportedly been offered the chance to spearhead TriStar’s revival.

The Stranger Things actress is arguably one of the biggest child actors on the planet, and is already beginning to make in-roads into Hollywood thanks to her involvement in Godzilla: King of the Monsters – look for that one to debut in March of 2019.

As for this potential casting coup, That Hashtag Show warns that this offer was allegedly made in April,
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Narnia: The Silver Chair Wants Stranger Things Star as The Lead

Narnia: The Silver Chair Wants Stranger Things Star as The Lead
Now that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair has a filmmaker in place, with Joe Johnston set to direct, the producers are shifting their focus to casting. A new report reveals that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has been offered the lead role of Jill Pole in The Silver Chair. While it's unclear if the young actress is considering this offer or not, it seems clear that this project will take a much different approach than the first Narnia movie, 2005's The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, which cast then-unknown actors as the young child stars.

Thanks to her breakout role as Eleven on Netflix's Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown may be one of the most popular and in-demand child stars in the world, which she has already parlayed into one huge movie role. She joined the cast of Godzilla 2 back in January, which will serve as her feature film debut,
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Daily Podcast: Why Disney Buying Fox Is Bad For Hollywood, Lord of the Rings TV Series, House of Cards, Joe Johnston & More

Daily Podcast: Why Disney Buying Fox Is Bad For Hollywood, Lord of the Rings TV Series, House of Cards, Joe Johnston & More
On the November 6, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Chris Evangelista. In the Feature Presentation, we’ll discuss the bombshell reveal that Disney wants to buy Fox. In the latest news, we talk about Lord of the Ring tv series, Kevin Spacey fired from […]

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Movie Talk: ‘The Predator’ Plot Details Revealed

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Monday November 6th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and Ashley Mova discuss the following: Thomas Jane reveals The Predator plot details Joe Johnston to retire after he completes The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Box Office Report First trailer for Pottersville starring Michael Shannon New trailer released for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing starring Matt Damon Mail Bag Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_659373" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Paramount Pictures/caption]…
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Jumanji director Joe Johnston to retire from directing

Simon Brew Nov 6, 2017

Following The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair, it looks like Joe Johnston won't be directing any more movies...

Director Joe Johnston has an abundance of impressive credits to his name. After his acclaimed behind the scenes work on Star Wars, he took to directing with the likes of Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Jurassic Park III, the first Marvel Captain America movie and Jumanji. But he’s now revealed that his next film as director will be his last.

He’s set to take on The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair, and he told the crowd at Comic Con Paris that the movie will be his last as director.

He also confirmed that the new Narnia film will be a reboot of sorts of the movie franchise to date, with no references to the big screen outings so far.

Filming will begin on the new movie in the summer,
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