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Is Bill Condon’s Bride of Frankenstein being resurrected with Gal Gadot?

Last years microcosmic lifespan of Universal’s Dark Universe, halted by the failure of The Mummy, put paid to a series of run-before-you-could-walk spin-off movies; The Invisible Man, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and The Wolf Man.

Appropriately enough, the only film that appears to have been brought back to life is Bill Condon’s Bride of Frankenstein, which was about to get underway with its London shoot when the bandages began to unravel on Tom Cruise’s summer flop.

It’s now being reported that a production team is being put in place featuring cinematographer Tobias A. Schliessler (A Wrinkle In Time), production designer Sarah Greenwood (Darkest Hour), composer Carter Burwell (Fargo), and costume designer Jacqueline Durran (Beauty and The Beast).

However, such forward momentum would rule out original Bride, Angelina Jolie, who is set to reprise her role in Maleficent 2, with cameras set-to-roll in April on the Disney sequel.
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Bride of Frankenstein Revs Back Up to Save Dark Universe?

Bride of Frankenstein Revs Back Up to Save Dark Universe?
Is Universal's Bride of Frankenstein on a path to resurrection? That certainly appears to be the case. Last October, we reported that director Bill Condon's remake of the classic monster movie was delayed indefinitely. The remake was already in pre-production, but the crew were told to pack up shop and head home. Universal's Dark Universe, which optimistically would have seen their classic monster franchises come together in a cinematic universe, was viewed as more or less dead in the water. But now we have news that Bride of Frankenstein may be gearing up for production after all. There may still be hope.

According to a new report, Universal has assembled a brand new production team for Bride of Frankenstein, meaning that they're serious about getting this movie going. There's no telling when they'll actually start filming, but it looks like the studio isn't ready to scrap this thing just yet.
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Is Bride Of Frankenstein Back On The Slab?

Thanks to The Avengers and the success that has followed it, the film industry as a whole is seemingly experiencing what we’ll term “Shared Universe Fever,” a condition that is rivaling the Disco Fever that plagued a nation in the 1970’s, and the Hulkamania that followed in the ’80s.

Truth be told, it actually kind of makes sense in Universal’s case, especially when the studio has a license to some of the most iconic monsters around. Really, they’ve been at this for so long that the lore they’ve established for werewolves, vampires and the like has actually overtaken folklore of centuries past, and is somehow now regarded as being canonical among the public at large.

Unfortunately, though, the studio really put the cart before the horse with this whole Dark Universe concept, hoping that their recent reboot of The Mummy would find the same success that
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It Looks Like Universal's Bride Of Frankenstein is Going Back Into Development

After Tom Cruise's The Mummy bombed, Universal Pictures had to rethink their whole "Dark Universe" plan. The next film that was supposed to be developed in this Universal Monster cinematic universe was Bride of Frankenstein, but the last we heard, the studio shut down the production and removed it from their release schedule.

The reason for the project being shut down was so that director Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast) and the creative team could rework the script and get the project in a place that everyone is happy with. At the time, Universal said:

"After thoughtful consideration, Universal Pictures and director Bill Condon have decided to postpone Bride of Frankenstein. None of us want to move too quickly to meet a release date when we know this special movie needs more time to come together. Bill is a director whose enormous talent has been proven time and again,
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Watch The Brand New Trailer For Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

The publicity department over at Disney has had a very busy weekend. Following the debut of the first teaser trailer of Incredibles 2 comes the brand new trailer for their big 2018 release A Wrinkle In Time. This one will open in cinemas in March, and is part of the live-action release schedule for the Mouse House next year. Take a look at the new trailer below.

A Wrinkle In Time is the big-screen re-imagining of the science fantasy novel written by American writer Madeleine L’Engle, which was first published in 1962.

Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
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A Wrinkle In Time: the first trailer

Simon Brew Nov 20, 2017

Ava DuVernay is directing the screen adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time - and Disney has hopes for a big hit. Here's the trailer...

One of the few non-franchise films that Disney is backing at the moment is the upcoming screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel, A Wrinkle In Time. The film’s screenplay has been penned by Frozen director Jennifer Lee, and Ava DuVernay has directed the movie.

In front of the camera? Quite a cast. You get Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Zach Galifianakis, amongst others.

A full trailer for the movie has now landed too, along with the synopsis for the film. Let’s do the trailer first…

And here’s the synopsis….

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic
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Make A Fantastic Voyage In New Trailer For Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love.

Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Watch the brand new warrior trailer from Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which debuted on the “American Music Awards”.

Directed by Emmy(R) winner and Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon,
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A Wrinkle in Time Poster Travels Across Dimensions of Time and Space

A Wrinkle in Time Poster Travels Across Dimensions of Time and Space
Disney has released a brand new poster for A Wrinkle in Time, featuring a new look at these iconic characters. This poster will get fans ready for a brand new Wrinkle in Time trailer, which will debut during the American Music Awards this Sunday at 8/7c on ABC. It's been just over five months since the first trailer debuted during Disney's D23 Expo, so we'll have to wait and see just how much more footage is featured in this new trailer.

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney's A Wrinkle in Time, an epic adventure based on Madeleine L'Engle's timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl's transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one's individuality and that the best way to triumph
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Disney goes back to one of their greatest hits with “Beauty and the Beast”

There’s something interesting about seeing the cinema of your youth get redone. Maybe it’s just doubly weird for me today, considering it’s my birthday (Happy Birthday to me as I turn the dreaded age of 30). For the past few years, Disney has made essentially a cottage industry out of redoing some of their classic back catalogue. In many cases, it has been live action versions of a beloved animated flick. This week, they have a new film of that ilk hitting theaters in Beauty and the Beast. It’s a bold move, especially considering that animated movie is an undisputed all timer and the first cartoon ever nominated for Best Picture, still one of only three to this day, with its nomination being the only one while in a field of just five. That does put some pressure on this one to live up to its namesake.
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Interview – Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon

Amon Warmann chats with Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon

Bill Condon is not just a fan of Beauty and the Beast – he’s a superfan.

The director – whose previous credits include Dreamgirls, another popular movie musical – has studied all the original texts and watched the Broadway production multiple times. While that means he’d be the all-star of any Beauty and the Beast trivia team, it more importantly meant that he was the perfect choice to helm the live action adaptation of the 1991 classic.

When we sat down with Condon ahead of the film’s release, we talked the resurgence of the movie musical, the thinking behind the gay relationship between LeFou and Gaston, and why he thinks that his version of ‘Be Our Guest’ is the most elaborate musical number ever filmed. Have a read below…

Were you anxious when you were offered this movie?

Yes, because
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“Patriots Day” is a touching tribute to real heroism

Go figure. Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg seem to bring out the very best in each other. Between Lone Survivor and now Patriots Day (Deepwater Horizon as well, to a lesser extent), the pair have found a niche in true life drama and heroism. This new film is their best yet, and actually one of 2016’s better works. It’s threatening to score a spot on my year end top ten list, which is something. Emotional, thrilling, and a seamless blend of history/action, this is a special movie. It deserves to find a large audience this week when it starts to hit theaters. The film is a dramatized look at the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. In short, the events leading up to the terrorist attack and its aftermath are depicted, including the city-wide manhunt to find the people behind it. The protagonist is a composite character
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'Patriots Day' Review: Mark Wahlberg Drama on Boston Bombing Is Fitting Tribute

'Patriots Day' Review: Mark Wahlberg Drama on Boston Bombing Is Fitting Tribute
The facts are all-too-clearly etched in our minds: On Patriots' Day, April 15, 2013, near the finish line of the Boston marathon, two pressure cooker bombs exploded about 12 seconds apart, killing three civilians and injuring an estimated 264 others causing the loss of blood and limbs. The subsequent 100-hour manhunt for the terrorist bombers, Chechen brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is enacted in Patriots Day, a raw, riveting, emotionally wrenching docudrama from Peter Berg and producer-star Mark Wahlberg. The director and his Boston-homeboy star, who collaborated laudably on the true-life dramas of 2013's
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Review: ‘Patriots Day’ is a Messy Hybrid of Reality and Hollywood Artifice

Filmmaker Peter Berg is not in the business of subtlety. He creates action films at a human scale, and Patriots Day is just that, trying to do too much in its 133 minutes. For much of the lead-up to the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013, the film patches its artificiality with archival footage from the day and concocted footage that looks like it had been. Cobbled together from multiple projects on the subject, Patriots Day is a curious case of a gritty piece of work wrapped in a traditional action flick full of artificial, crowd-pleasing one-liners and manipulative threads documenting the human cost of the bombing. A baby is saved from the attack by a Boston police officer; a couple is separated and taken to different hospitals; the tragic deaths, including a seven-year-old child. This film crams a Netflix mini-series’ worth of material into a sweeping theatrical feature that attempts to be
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‘Patriots Day’ Review: Boston Marathon Bombing Drama is Part Unabashed Tribute, Part Urban Warfare Tale

‘Patriots Day’ Review: Boston Marathon Bombing Drama is Part Unabashed Tribute, Part Urban Warfare Tale
It’s almost impossible to extricate the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013 from the city itself. From the media coverage after the explosions to the ensuing manhunt that captured international attention, all eyes were fixed on the city, both in its aftermath and its response. To memorialize the efforts of first responders, law enforcement and ordinary citizens, Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” distills its focus to the principal players. Making this select cross-section of newsmakers may not have captured the entire city, but the film executes those landmark moments on the bombings timeline with haunting tenacity.

Read More: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Review: A Major Tragedy Becomes a Minor Mark Wahlberg Disaster Movie

Patriots Day” adheres to that timeline, charting the series of events from the early hours in the morning before the attack. Foregoing an ominous title card, Berg instead opts for a montage of principal characters in the hours before the explosion,
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AFI Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’

AFI Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’
An intense, jittery re-creation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the four-day manhunt that followed, “Patriots Day” is the movie CBS Films was put on this earth to produce. A couple decades earlier, such a headline-driven retelling of a traumatic news event might have been made expressly for the small screen, the way NBC rushed telepics like “In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco” onto its Sunday-night movie slot mere weeks after tragedy struck.

But “Patriots Day” is no rush-job TV movie; it’s genuinely exciting megaplex entertainment, informed by extensive research, featuring bona fide movie stars, and staged with equal degrees of professionalism and respect — as suggested by the title, appropriated from the holiday on which the incident occurred. It’s also a sober homage from Boston native Mark Wahlberg, who produced alongside “Deepwater Horizon” director Peter Berg, chasing an opportunity to chase that true-story energy that fueled their earlier 2013 collaboration “Lone Survivor.
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Disney's A Wrinkle in Time Gets Ant-Man Star Michael Pena

Disney's A Wrinkle in Time Gets Ant-Man Star Michael Pena
Michael Pe&#241a (Ant-Man, The Martian) has officially joined Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time" in the role of Red, completing the remarkable ensemble cast for the upcoming live-action adventure. Principal photography on the film began today in Los Angeles. Pe&#241a joins previously announced cast members Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Andr&#233 Holland, Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack.

A Wrinkle in Time is directed by Ava DuVernay. It is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand. Jennifer Lee wrote the screenplay, which is based on the Newbery Medal-winning novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Here's what director Ava DuVernay had to say in her statement about the start of production.

"Since Day One, this experience has shimmered with the promise and possibility, the passion and power that only great stories offer. And Madeline L'Engle's book is a great story indeed.
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Disney's A Wrinkle in Time Begins Shooting, Full Cast Announced

Disney's A Wrinkle in Time Begins Shooting, Full Cast Announced
Production for Disney's upcoming epic, live-action adventure A Wrinkle in Time kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles starring Oprah Winfrey (Selma, The Butler) as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon (Wild, Walk the Line) as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, Inside Out) as Mrs. Who, Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond, Hell or High Water, Into the Woods) as Mr. Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and The Beast, Belle) as Mrs. Murry, Zach Galifianakis (Birdman, The Hangover) as The Happy Medium, Andr&#233 Holland (Moonlight, Selma) as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller (Pan) as Calvin, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, and introducing Storm Reid as the iconic literary character Meg Murry. Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack round out the highly acclaimed cast. Here's what director Ava DuVernay had to say in her statement.

"Since Day One, this experience has shimmered with the promise and possibility, the passion and power that only great stories offer.
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Director Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time Begins Production

Production for Disney’s upcoming epic, live-action adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles starring Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”, “The Butler”) as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon (“Wild, “Walk the Line”) as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project,” “Inside Out”) as Mrs. Who, Chris Pine (“Star Trek Beyond,” “Hell or High Water,” “Into the Woods”) as Mr. Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Beauty and The Beast,” “Belle”) as Mrs. Murry, Zach Galifianakis (“Birdman,” “ The Hangover,”) as The Happy Medium, André Holland (“Moonlight,” “Selma”) as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller (“Pan”) as Calvin, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, and introducing Storm Reid as the iconic literary character Meg Murry.

Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack round out the highly acclaimed cast.

Directed by Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “Selma”), the film is a reimagining of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel that takes Meg Murry, her brilliant brother Charles Wallace and their
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Disney's A Wrinkle In Time Movie Begins Filming Tomorrow

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Yet another classic tale is being adapted by Disney as a live-action movie and filming starts tomorrow! Come inside for more information, including a complete cast, for A Wrinkle In Time!

Starting tomorrow, a set in California will be home to filming one of the most iconic stories of all time, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time. This will be Disney's second attempt at creating a live-action adaptaion of L'Engle's story, after the 2003 debacle. Now, A Wrinkle in Time joins the vast library of Disney's live-action reboots, like The Jungle Book, Maleficent, Mulan, The Lion King, and the soon to be released Beauty and the Beast.

The story tells of Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin who cross dimensions in an effort to bring their father home. The shooting schedule also includes a brief two-week stint in New Zealand that will no doubt encompass one
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'Mr. Holmes' (2015) Movie Review

Elegantly executed through sincere emotions, graceful maturity and tremendously striking performances, Mr. Holmes is a wonderful return-to-form for director Bill Condon. Following a series of disappointing efforts like the muddled The Fifth Estate and exasperating The Twilight Series: Breaking Dawn movies, the filmmaker channels what made him such a haunting force, further humanizing Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary fictional figure and quaintly extenuating his character's story with tons of heart, wit and poise. Based on Mitch Cullin's 2005 novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind", this iteration of Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) finds the notorious detective in 1947, 93-years-old and living under the exaggerated shadow created by his late partner Watson's pen. With a failing mind and continuously haunted by the one mystery he couldn't solve, the retired celebrity returns from Hiroshima, Japan to once again live under the care of his housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney) and her young son
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