Things are getting fairly productive with Universal’s shared universe reboot of their classic monster properties. In addition to their reboot of The Mummy, the studio is also developing new films based on The Wolf Man, Van Helsing and Bride of Frankenstein. As recently rumored, Universal is after Angelina Jolie to play the titular role, and while we wait to see whether or not she’ll accept their proposal (ahem), the studio has tapped Spider-Man scribe David Koepp to work on a suitable screenplay.
Angelina Jolie’s latest directorial effort was a bit of a risk for Universal, and one that doesn’t seem to be paying off as By the Sea has made less than half a million at the box office and word-of-mouth has been…less than kind. But it looks like the studio may have been well-prepared to take that risk, as a new report suggests that they took an interesting approach to negotiating their deal to produce Jolie’s film — and they have a couple of ideas for how the actress and director can pay them back.
If the first trailer for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s By the Sea was the lead up to the heartbreak, the second trailer is the full-on breakdown.
Angelina Jolie’s latest directorial project puts her both behind and in front of the camera, directing herself along with real-life husband Brad Pitt in By the Sea — a film that casts them as a couple in a disintegrating marriage. The first trailer for the upcoming film has arrived, and it definitely looks like a different kind of visceral drama for Jolie, who has primarily stuck with dramatic films based on harrowing true life stories.
In addition to starring in and executive producing Maleficent, Angelina Jolie had her hand in a number of different aspects of the film’s promotion. The film’s shoot was even a family affair as Jolie’s two-year-old daughter, Vivienne, starred as the young Sleeping Beauty/Aurora, and Pax and Zahara Jolie-Pitt also have cameos. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which gets evil with Maleficent!
Maleficent wasn’t Disney’s first live-action reimagining in recent years, but thanks to its huge box office success, the film spawned a new directive at the studio, which has a whole roster of live-action updates on its classic properties in the works. And now the film that’s mostly responsible for Disney’s latest trend is getting its very own sequel.
It was rumored not long ago that Angelina Jolie was eyeing the Captain Marvel directing gig over at Marvel Studios, but that rumor is now more of a reality as new reports confirm that Jolie is definitely being considered for the job. Not only that, but now that Michelle MacLaren is off Wonder Woman, it looks like Warner Bros. is also interested in having Jolie direct that film. Two female-driven superhero movies enter; only one can leave with Angelina Jolie.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Marvel (supposedly) eyes a few new directors, Ryan Reynolds talks up ‘Deadpool,’ and ‘Daredevil’ reveals its first trailer.
Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt are set to reunite on the big screen in the upcoming film ‘By the Sea,’ but apparently the actress/director has so much fun working with her husband (why not, right?) that she wants to cast him in her next directorial project. Jolie has set her sights on her fourth film, ‘Africa,’ and she wants Pitt to take the lead.
The other day we brought you the not-so-shocking revelation that Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood (for the second year in a row!), but what about the actors who made 2014 a great time at the movies? We’re talking about the leading men and women who aren’t necessarily the highest-paid, but who have brought in the most money at the box office—proving their successful ability to draw millions of people to see their films, sometimes more than once. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that your imaginary BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are at the top of the list of the highest-grossing actors of 2014.