Seems like most movies are becoming musicals and stage plays these days -- take, for instance, Tim Burton's 'Big Fish,' which recently prematurely ended its run. Hopefully things fare better for 'The Princess Bride,' as the comedy classic has recently been selected by Disney's Alan Horn to make the transition from screen to stage with a new musical. Who doesn't want to hear the song version of "Mawwiage, Mawwiage"?
Disney's 'Maleficent,' a retelling of 'Sleepy Beauty' told from the perspective of the villainous witch, was bumped up from its July 2, 2014 release slot and to May 30 of the same year. First, however, the film has to head back for reshoots, which is a common occurrence with productions. But what isn't is the fact that John Lee Hancock, who helmed the studio's 'Saving Mr. Banks,' will be overseeing the reshoots by original director Robert Stromberg.
Ever since Disney announced that 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' would close down production in favor of the new series 'Star Wars Rebels,' which is set in between the original trilogies, we've been more impatient than Luke Skywalker for a look. Now it seems we may only need to wait until next week, as the first teaser of 'Star Wars Rebels' has been scheduled to air.
Disney has announced that its first-look deal with Jerry Bruckheimer, who's produced such Disney staples as the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'National Treasure' movies, will end when the current contract expires next year. This follows the studio's biggest flop in recent memory, 'The Lone Ranger,' which was projected to lose millions, but Disney assures everyone this decision has nothing to do with that disaster.