Bill Condon

‘Mr. Holmes’ Trailer: Unravel the Mystery of the World’s Greatest Detective

by Matt Singer May 5, 2015 @ 12:16 PM
At this point, prequels are pretty well played out. They’re frustrating to begin with, since by their very nature they tell backstories instead of stories, and after being inundated with Hollywood prequels for several years in the late 2000s and early ’10s, whatever appetite audiences had for them is long gone. So maybe the future is in postquels; movies set long after the adventures of heroes we know. If so, Mr. Holmes could be the start of a whole new trend.

Emma Watson is the Beauty Half of Disney’s New ‘Beauty and the Beast’

by Matt Singer January 26, 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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Disney has had a lot of success turning their animated classics into live-action updates in recent years. ‘Maleficent’ grossed more than $750 million worldwide after ‘Alice in the Wonderland’ made over $1 billion. Another, fleshier ‘Cinderella’ is on its way this spring, and after that you can also expect a human-y ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ That film is expected to go into production later this year, and will be directed by ‘Twilight’’s Bill Condon from a script by Stephen Chbosky.

'Beauty and the Beast' to be Scripted by 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Writer

by Britt Hayes September 29, 2014 @ 9:07 PM
Along with their live-action versions of 'The Jungle Book' and 'Cinderella,' Disney is also cooking up a similar live-action updating of their classic take on 'Beauty and the Beast.' Set to be directed by Bill Condon, the new film now has a writer: 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' scribe Stephen Chbosky.

'The Fifth Estate' Featurette: Benedict Cumberbatch Warns That "They're Afraid of You"

by Damon Houx September 5, 2013 @ 7:23 PM
It's tricky business selling audiences movies "ripped from the headlines," but after last year's 'Zero Dark Thirty' it's obvious there's an audience for a good procedural. With ',' brings to the big screen the story of Julian Assange () as a techno-thriller, and as this featurette points out, it's a complicated story.

Ian McKellen to Star As Sherlock Holmes in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'

by Jacob Hall September 5, 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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The last time director Bill Condon and actor Ian McKellen teamed up, we got 'Gods and Monsters,' a film that earned Condon an Oscar for his screenplay and McKellen a nomination for his performance. Now, a bunch of 'X-Men,' 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Twilight' films later, the two of them are collaborating once more, returning to their more traditional and dramatic roots. Condon and McKellen have signed on to direct and star in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind,' which will see the legendary British actor take on the role of legendary British detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Jeremy Renner to Possibly Star in Film About WikiLeaks

by George Roush July 23, 2012 @ 9:30 PM
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Bomb diffuser/Avenger/international spy star Jeremy Renner has been one of Hollywood's busiest actors in recent years. The leading man has been attaching himself to so many projects he's going to become the younger version of Sam Jackson if he's not careful. Now he's apparently got his eye on another movie project.