Walt Disney Pictures, fresh from the billion-dollar success of "The Avengers," has canceled "Order of the Seven," a revisionist take on Snow White. Why? Because Walt Disney Pictures is abandoning everything we know and love about the studio and is embracing the superhero genre hook, line, and sinker.
Deadline tells us the reason is its way-out-of-control budget in the $150 million range or higher! Saoirse Ronan was attached to star as the female lead and the movie was supposed to be set in Asia with a Samurai theme.
That's kind of sad. I could already picture Ronan as a fierce Snow White. (Check out my review with the fantastic young actress for "Hanna" right here)
But really, after the lukewarm "Mirror Mirror" and the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman," do we really need another Snow White? I'd rather stay home and watch the classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," right Disney?
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I can't wait to see "Moonrise Kingdom!" I adore director Wes Anderson ("The Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Rushmore," "Bottle Rocker" among many others) and I trust that his latest is a worthy addition to his impressive work. I will be interviewing the cast next week, so I'll give you an update!
For now, let's see the great Bill Murray (Anderson's lucky charm) give us a tour of the "Moonrise Kingdom" set. True to the actor's wry wit, this one is an entertaining production visage. He claims co-star Bruce Willis is "typecast" and calls Tilda Swinton "pretty...and can do whatever she likes."
"Moonrise Kingdom" opens in limited release this Friday. Click here for more info on the movie.
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Gawker. The highly-anticipated film tells the story of a charismatic intellectual who starts a cult called "The Cause." Philip Seymour Hoffman is "The Master," cult leader Lancaster Dodd, and Joaquin Phoenix (welcome back!) is drifter Freddie Quell who was the Master's right-hand man until he starts questioning The Cause. Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Rami Malek, Ambyr Childers, and Jesse Plemons co-star in this Oscar hopeful opening October 12th of this year. Check out the teaser/trailer below and Phoenix's taut acting:
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Hey America, Did You Miss Ron Burgundy's Hot Breath in Your Ear? See New "Anchorman 2" Teaser Trailer!The sight of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner in their Channel 4 costumes is enough to make us "Anchorman" fans classy! The teaser trailer, exclusively attached to the first-week screenings of Paramount's "The Dictator" is finally here! Thanks to Funny or Die, we can share it all with you! Take a look!
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