We first reported on the sequel back in March, when Gnomeo and Juliet writers Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil signed on to write the screenplay. The story centers on Gnomeo and Juliet hiring the great detective Sherlock Gnomes, when several of the gnomes have gone missing. Gnomeo and Juliet stars James McAvoy and Emily Blunt are expected to return as the title characters, although no deals have been finalized yet.
As he did with Gnomeo and Juliet, Elton John will produce with his Rocket Pictures partner David Furnish, with Steve Hamilton Shaw executive producing. Elton John will also compose new music for the sequel.
Production is scheduled to begin early next year, although it isn’t clear when they plan to release this animated follow-up.
Of infamous ‘peeing scene’ with Nicole Kidman, Lee Daniels tells MTV News, ‘People that don’t get the world are appalled.’
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Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron in “The Paperboy”
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We’ve been anxiously awaiting this film since it was announced, and “Snow White and the Huntsman” scribe Evan Daugherty seemed like a good fit to adapt the dystopian story. But it seems like the flick will be kicked up a notch now that Variety is reporting that “Limitless” helmer Neil Burger is in early talks to direct the flick.
In addition, Variety claims that Summit Entertainment hopes to have “Divergent” in production by March for a planned first quarter 2014 release date. Hopefully that means we’ll finally find out who is cast as Tris. Isabelle Fuhrman, cross your fingers!
When we caught up with Veronica at Comic-Con last year, she gave her take on finding the perfect Tris.
“For me, they are clearly their own people, so if I had a dream cast, it would be people who are relatively unknown or anyone who can capture the sort of tough but vulnerable spirit Tris has. I’d rather have a good actor than an actor who looks just right,” she said. ” Fans] usually plck someone for Tris who is much more gorgeous than she is. Tris is supposed to be plain, she really is. I mean, that’s not really a big deal…but it’s been spot-on otherwise.”
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It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise for fans to find out that Christopher Nolan is going to have his hands and footprints immortalized at Grauman’s Chinese Theater to commemorate the release of his third and final Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Warner Bros made the announcement in a press release and confirmed that the ceremony will take place this Saturday at 10am. He’ll join the ranks of stars like John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and the casts of the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” movies who have been honored by being incorporated into the classic theater’s forecourt.
“Everyone at Warner Bros. joins me in congratulating Christopher Nolan, who has been such an integral part of our family for the past 12 years,” Warner Bros president Jeff Robinov said in the press release. “We are extremely proud of the cinematic legacy he has given us through his films. At only 41, Christopher takes his place alongside other industry giants featured at Grauman’s, and generations of fans will remember the extraordinary impression he left on their imaginations.”
It was Nolan’s Batman films that largely changed Hollywood’s perception of blockbuster superhero films. Movies like “Spider-Man” and “X-Men” had gotten the ball rolling for the genre, but other attempts at adaptations like “Daredevil” and “Fantastic Four” fell flat for their unclear visions. Nolan’s “Batman Begins” showed a harder, darker side of the genre when it was released in 2005, and 2008′s “The Dark Knight” cemented that good impression by earning itself an Oscar win and proving that comic book movies could be serious films too. We’ll be surprised if “The Dark Knight Rises” doesn’t walk away with at least a nomination or two from the Academy at this year’s Oscars ceremony.
So congratulations to you, Mr. Nolan. You certainly do deserve this great honor, for both your Batman films and your other efforts like “Inception,” “Memento” and “The Prestige.” Now let’s line Joss Whedon up for a slab of concrete at Grauman’s as well.
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