Rachel Simon for Bustle got to interview Tim Burton for his new movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. She asked him about diversity and this gem fell out of his mouth.
Filled with controversy since the moment it was announced, the Dreamworks/Paramount Pictures co-produced movie, Ghost in the Shell, seems to be losing fans rather than gaining any. But with the release of the first ever footage from the March 2017 release – showing Scarlett Johansson as “The Major” in all her cyborg glory – these clips might cool your rage a bit rather than adding more fuel to the fandom fire.
For those of us who are too young to remember/know of Splash, let me tell you that it was a big deal. Granted, I was on the younger side of things when the movie was “popular,” but it still left an impression that changed my mind on what fantasy movies in live action could be like.
It starred Tom Hanks and a young Daryl Hannah, telling the romantic tale of boy meets mermaid, their courtship, and how they have to run away from the government trying to experiment on her. Though to a 2016 modern audience this movie might sound ultra silly, it (in my eyes) is a classic – one that jump started the careers of its leads (along with director Ron Howard) and gave Disney one of their biggest live action hits of the decade. So when news of a remake came about, I was initially skeptical at best – until some recent news surfaced.
When most people meet me, they don’t often peg me as a Michael Jackson fan. I have a partially shaved head, I wear lots of weird Japanese street fashion clothes, and I pick combat boots over stilettos when given the choice. But, underneath all those funky colors and weird hair choices, I have essentially been a fan of the King of Pop since birth. His image was constantly in my face growing up, and never did I ever want to stop looking at it. Michael has been a constant inspiration and artistic hero in my life – which is why seeing recent news about another cinematic take on Michael has me very concerned.
In 2014, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures teamed up to bring The King of the Monsters, Godzilla, back to the big screen. The results were mostly successful, and gave both companies the green-light to continue with their collaboration in creating more Monster Movies – and not just any creature features, ones that would all be linked in a shared universe. Yeah, that’s right, Godzilla and Universal’s King Kong, along with a ton of other famous Kaiju, are gonna be part of one cinematic saga.
Many have speculated what the heck the new, all female Ghostbusters movie is going to be like. From the casting, humor, mood – everything has been speculated. But now, with production underway, we’re finally getting our first look into this new girl power team of ghostbustin’ fighters will be like, thanks to director Paul Feig’s Twitter account.
This past week, Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, made a post via his social media accounts asking an important question to the fandom world at large. It was a call to nerdy action, one that my inner BPRD fangirl had been wanting to hear for sometime.
Given Maleficent‘s popularity (f
or which my review on it goes up tomorrow) and the curiousity about their new Cinderella film, Disney is gearing up more animation to live action fairy tale adaptations. This time around the Mouse House has chosen Beauty and the Beast to be the next film in this possible new “franchise” of flicks, which is ironic considering the screenwriter for Maleficent (Linda Wolvertine) also wrote the original script for Disney’s 1991 animated film of the “tale as old as time.” (Source)
And it seems Disney has all ready decided on who should helm the new the project. Could it be someone cool like Guillermo del Toro? Or maybe even it could be Rob Marshall’s next gig after Into The Woods? Sadly the answer is no. Instead the directing chair has been handed to Bill Condon, also known as that guy that directed Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2. Insert my excitement here….
It is with the saddest of hearts the movie world (and The Daily Geekette) says goodbye to legendary actor Bob Hoskins, who died at 71 today. (Source) He died from a bout of pneumonia, and earlier in 2012 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
If you don’t know Mr. Hoskins work, you might recognize him from such nostalgic 80’s/90’s classics as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Mermaids, and my personal favorite of all time, Hook, where Bob played the lovable Smee. He also was known for his intense dramatic roles, including his incredible work in The Long Good Friday. He even made movies like Maid in Manhattan and Spice World just a bit classier.
Bob is and will always be a very important aspect of my childhood. His voice was immediately recognizable, and his acting, regardless of the role (looking at you, Mario!) was top notch. If you’ve never seen any of his work, you are missing out, as he was one of the (
Welp, the day has come that we (basically) have official information on the Star Wars VII cast. Is your Jedi body ready? First, take a look at this super sweet photo of the cast and crew chilling on some comfy couches: