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  1. Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Movie Finds Its Wendy and Peter (EXCLUSIVE) Newcomer Ever Anderson will play Wendy while Alexander Molony will play Peter Pan in Disney’s live-action Peter Pan pic “Peter Pan & Wendy,” sources tell Variety. . . . Though there were rumors of the film ending up on Disney Plus, like the “Lady and the Tramp” live-action adaptation, sources say the release is expected to be theatrical. . . . Anderson is having herself a nice moment as she is also set to play the younger version of Scarlett Johansson in Marvel’s “Black Widow.” Her only credit up until now was in “Resident Evil: Final Chapter,” where she played a younger version of her real-life mother, Milla Jovovich. She is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment. . . . Variety, March 10
  2. *Love* those vertical lines. Wish that was the sort of thing I noticed on first viewing.
  3. Link to our thread on The Godfather (1972). kenmorefield wrote: : Michael's attempts to make the family "legitimate" raises questions about whether reformation is possible without repentance. Ooooh, I like this way of putting it.
  4. kenmorefield wrote: : Is this the film that became Leigh Whannel's/Elisabeth Moss's project? Close enough, I think. The thread began with a reference to Universal's attempt to make a new Invisible Man movie nearly a decade ago. Some time after that, Universal announced that it was going to make an Invisible Man movie as part of a shared Monsterverse -- but after the first film in that universe, the Mummy reboot with Tom Cruise, flopped at the box office, Universal abandoned the Monsterverse and got their buddies at Blumhouse to make a low-budget Invisible Man movie with Elisabeth Moss instead.
  5. The idea that people need a lie to believe in is a recurring theme in Chris Nolan's films, e.g. Memento.
  6. I'm honestly not being snarky about this, but: I wonder what kind of double-bill this would make with the Mel Gibson-produced FairyTale: A True Story (he has a cameo in it too), which also concerned children who make supernatural claims in the aftermath of World War I.
  7. FWIW, my one concern with the Top 25 lists approach is that I haven't really been much of a list-maker lately. Can't remember the last time I made a year-end Top 10 list. Heck, I still haven't picked an "honorable mention" for our last Ecumenical Jury list (and it's probably way too late to do that now, isn't it). The prospect of trawling through all my moviegoing memories and all of film history to come up with an all-time Top 25 seems kind of... daunting... to me. Rob Z wrote: : A Top 100 that contains or at least considered, say, Blue and/or Red instead of the trilogy isn’t missing anything as an Arts & Faith list in my book. FWIW, I'm one of the people who likes White the best of the trilogy (or at least, that was how I responded when I watched all three films together back in the '90s). I know Leonard Maltin might not be considered the most highbrow of critics, but White was apparently *his* favorite of the trilogy, too -- so I'm not alone in this! kenmorefield wrote: : I'm personally less concerned about bringing those people into A&F and converting them into regular *forum* contributors, though that's not a bad thing. But the Ecumenical Jury has people who contribute to its formation and by and by and large haven't participated in A&F much beyond that, which is fine. I dunno, the A&F lists are supposed to reflect the A&F *community*, whereas the Ecumenical Jury is something else, no? I don't think we need to jump through hoops just to contrive a different identity for ourselves. We are who we are. (And who we are keeps changing, but so far we have evolved naturally, not artificially.)
  8. Steven Spielberg Won’t Direct ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ James Mangold in Talks to Replace (EXCLUSIVE) After a long development process, Steven Spielberg is handing the directing reins on “Indiana Jones 5” to another filmmaker for the first time in the franchise’s 39-year history, Variety has learned. Sources say, while a deal hasn’t closed, “Ford v Ferrari” director James Mangold is in talks to take the job. Mangold has been put in this situation before when he took over the “Wolverine” franchise; 2017’s “Logan” was a blockbuster, grossing $619 million globally, and earning Mangold an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay. Spielberg will remain as a hands-on producer on “Indy 5.” According to a source close to the filmmaker, the decision to leave the director’s chair was entirely Spielberg’s, in a desire to pass along Indy’s whip to a new generation to bring their perspective to the story. Harrison Ford, meanwhile, is still on the project. The actor recently made headlines speaking about the future of the franchise while promoting his latest film, “The Call of the Wild.” He told “CBS Sunday Morning” this month that he was “going to start doing ‘Indiana Jones’ in about two months,” and then days later told HeyUGuys that the project is still facing “scheduling issues and a few script things” and that “we’re determined to get it right before we get it made.” When Disney first announced the new “Indiana Jones” film in 2016, with Spielberg directing and Ford starring, the studio originally slated the film to open on July 19, 2019. Then it was pushed a year to July 10, 2020, and then delayed again to July 9, 2021, when Jonathan Kasdan (son of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” scribe Lawrence Kasdan) was brought on to take a pass on the script after original screenwriter David Koepp left the project. With a new director coming on board, the possibility that “Indy 5” will be pushed once more from its 2021 release date seems likely. Spokespeople for Spielberg and Disney declined to comment. . . . Variety, February 26
  9. Wow, a lot of water under the bridge since 2005... kenmorefield wrote: : Updating this thread -- some time after 2005...this board was acquired by IMAGE Journal and run for several years with Greg Wolfe as principal administrator. I believe Image acquired the board in 2009, which was a, shall we say, eventful year for a number of us both here and off-board.
  10. Links to our threads on Jurassic Park (1993), Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). We don't seem to have any threads on The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) or Jurassic Park III (2001). - - - ‘Jurassic World 3’: ‘Altered Carbon’ & ‘Animal Kingdom’ Actress Dichen Lachman Joins Cast EXCLUSIVE: Nepal-born actress Dichen Lachman has joined Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s threequel Jurassic World 3. Lachman boards the Colin Trevorrow-directed pic which stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum. Jurassic World 3 hits theaters on June 11, 2021. Deadline.com, February 18 - - - Meanwhile, it turns out Trevorrow directed a Jurassic-connected short film that was posted to YouTube back in September:
  11. Not to be confused with the 2009 Bible movie. - - - Ruth Wilson & Matt Bomer To Star In AIDS Activism Drama ‘The Book Of Ruth’ From Tony-Nominated Director Michael Arden & Independent – EFM EXCLUSIVE: Ruth Wilson and Matt Bomer are attached to lead The Book Of Ruth, a feature based on the true story of Ruth Coker Burks, a devout Christian divorcée and single mother from Arkansas who became a champion and caregiver for AIDS sufferers in 1980s America. Michael Arden, the two-time Tony Award nominated theater director who landed both those noms before the age of 35, will helm the pic, his feature film debut. The screenplay comes from Rebecca Pollock and Kas Graham, whose 2019 script Betty Ford appeared on the Blacklist and was optioned by Ryan Murphy with Sarah Paulson attached. Set in 1983, Ruth Coker Burks (Wilson) lives a busy life, devoted to her work, her six-year-old daughter Jessica, and her faith. When a handsome new neighbor (Bomer) turns out to be a gay New-Yorker who has fled the City and returned home after the death of his partner to AIDS, she decides to educate herself on the epidemic sweeping the country. . . . Deadline.com, February 17 - - - Wikipedia on Ruth Coker Burks: Burks' first interaction with an AIDS patient occurred in 1984, when she was visiting a friend in the hospital.[5] Burks' friend had cancer, so Burks spent a lot of time in the hospital.[1] During one visit, she noticed that nurses were afraid to go into one room covered by a red bag and found out that the patient had what was then known as Gay-Related Immune Deficiency (GRID).[1] Burks' cousin was gay, and she had an interest in learning about the disease and was curious about the patient behind the door.[1] She met the patient, a young man who wanted to see his mother before he died.[1] To force his mother to hear his wishes, Burks had to threaten the mother with the publication of the man's obituary in their hometown newspaper; even then, the mother called him a "sinner" and said that she would not see him or claim the body when he died.[1] Burks then took over his palliative care and comforted him until his death 13 hours later.[1] After finding a funeral home that would take his body for cremation, she buried his ashes in her family cemetery.[6] After that first encounter, Burks began to receive phone calls from others who needed her help,[7] caring for over 1,000 people over the 30 or so years she worked with them.[4][8] With assistance from her daughter, Burks has buried more than 40 people in her family cemetery in Hot Springs.[7][8] While her charges were still alive, she helped take them to appointments, obtain medications, apply for assistance, and more.[7] She also kept supplies of AIDS medications on hand, as some pharmacies would not carry these medications.[9] Because of her work with people with AIDS, as she told KLRT-TV, she and her daughter were "outcasts" and crosses were burned in her yard twice.[6] Burks received financial assistance from gay bars in Arkansas, including the Discovery Club in Little Rock: "They would twirl up a drag show on Saturday night and here'd come the money. [...] That's how we'd buy medicine, that's how we'd pay rent. If it hadn't been for the drag queens, I don't know what we would have done."[7] In 1988, Norman Jones, owner of the Discovery Club, created Helping People with AIDS, where Burks worked for several years.[2] During Clinton's presidency, Burks was a White House consultant for AIDS education.[2]
  12. Peter T Chattaway

    Aladdin 2

    Links to our threads on Aladdin (2019) and Genies (in development). Links to our other Disney-live-action-films-based-on-animated-films threads on Enchanted (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), Maleficent (2014), Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), Alice through the Looking Glass (2016), Pete's Dragon (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Christopher Robin (2018), Dumbo (2019), The Lion King (2019), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Lady and the Tramp (2019), Mulan (2020), Cruella (2021), The Chronicles of Prydain (in development), Enchanted 2 (in development), The Jungle Book 2 (in development), Lilo & Stitch (in development), The Little Mermaid (in development), Night on Bald Mountain (in development), Peter Pan (in development), Pinocchio (in development), Prince Charming (in development), The Sword in the Stone (in development) and Tink (in development). We don't seem to have any threads on 101 Dalmatians (1996) or 102 Dalmatians (2000). Has Disney made any *other* live-action films based on their cartoons? The Alice and Maleficent sequels didn't do very well, so I'm not sure what the prospects are for *this* film, but we'll see, I guess. - - - ‘Aladdin’ Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE) Following the massive success of last summer’s reboot, Disney is developing a follow-up to the film with writers John Gatins and Andrea Berloff. Sources say the movie is in early development, but after spending the last six months figuring out what direction to take the next film, producers look to have found their path. . . . It’s unknown at this time whether director Guy Ritchie will return. Producers hope to bring back stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott, but offers won’t be extended to the cast until a script is ready. The film will be a theatrical release, not a Disney Plus title. The original animated movie had two straight-to-video sequels, but sources say this new take is completely original and not based on those ideas. . . . Following the film’s success, studio execs knew audiences were hungry for more, but were also aware that they needed to find the right take. After a thorough search that involved taking pitches from numerous writers, they finally found what they were looking for following a meeting with Gatins and Berloff. Gatins, who earned an Oscar nomination for his work on the Denzel Washington drama “Flight,” most recently wrote “Power Rangers” for Lionsgate. Berloff’s credits include “The Kitchen,” which she also directed, “Sleepless,” and “Straight Outta Compton,” which earned her an Oscar nomination for original screenplay. Variety, February 12
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