Archive for July 25, 2012
Saving Mr. Banks reveals the story behind how Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) spent 14 years convincing Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to give him the film rights, culminating with the 1964 Julie Andrews musical that snagged five Oscars and today is widely regarded as a classic. The film failed to win Travers’ affections, and so she refused to sell Walt the rights to her sequel novels.
The project is based on a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel (creator of the now-defunct Terra Nova), with John Lee Hancock directing. Hancock directed The Alamo and The Rookie for Disney, though his most successful film to date is the Best Picture-nominated The Blind Side. He also co-penned Snow White and the Huntsman, for what it’s worth (or, rather, not worth).
Click to continue reading Disney’s Mary Poppins Film ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Adds Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman & Ruth Wilson
The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode forty-nine of the Screen Rant Underground.
Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, Kofi Outlaw and guest Ben Moore for this special edition of the Screen Rant Underground podcast as we review The Dark Knight Rises and discuss what we’d like to see in future Bat-sequels as well as the inevitable Justice League movie.
Screen Rant Underground is available in the iTunes Music Store (where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes) but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our forty-ninth episode in the player below.
Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the ...
Click to continue reading ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ – SR Underground Ep. 49
Disney has movies based on its Jungle Cruise and Mr. Toad’s Wild Road theme park attractions in some stage of development, but the most intriguing ride-based project is arguably that of Jon Favreau’s Magic Kingdom.
The Iron Man actor/director is overseeing a Jersey Boys musical adaptation, and is reprising his role as Happy Hogan in (slightly) expanded capacity with Iron Man 3. Favreau, in spite of a full workload, continues to talk about Magic Kingdom with unbridled passion, promising a quality family-friendly flick that’ll entertain the juice box crowd (and suffice as a fun trip down nostalgia lane for adults raised on Disney entertainment).
Favreau has long maintained that his wish is to honor (not exploit) the cherished characters and worlds created by the Mouse House. Moreover, he does not wish to ...
Click to continue reading Pixar Teaming with Jon Favreau for Disney’s ‘Magic Kingdom’
Nickelodeon is bringing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in an all-new half-hour animated series that kicks off this fall, and to help whet fans’ appetites, they’ve released a series of clips featured at Comic-Con 2012 and the new rap-tastic version of the original series’ familiar theme song.
After the initial Ninja Turtle-mania died down in the late ’90s, there were several attempts at reviving the property, but the 2007 CGI-animated film and a handful of other animated endeavors (like the 2003 TMNT series and the 2009 Turtles Forever) failed to ignite the dying fires of the once-dominant franchise. Now, showrunner Ciro Nieli thinks he has discovered the right formula to bring the color-coded teenage fighting machines back into the spotlight, by making some small tweaks to the original concept. Nieli’s goal is to make an old property feel new without completely ...
Click to continue reading New Animated ‘Ninja Turtles’ Title Sequence, Theme Song & Clips
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find a Dark Knight Rises hangover with Nolan/Batman links galore on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off, Giant Freaking Robot found a really cool Man Of Steel trailer set to John Williams’ classic Superman movie score. Scroll down to check it out.
Man of Steel Trailer: The John Williams Version
That music still gives us goosebumps.
Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb.