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Guy Ritchie To Write & Direct WWII Thriller, ‘Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ For Paramount

Typically, Guy Ritchie, who is a very prolific director by today’s standards, would normally take about two or three years between features. However, in 2019, he released “Aladdin,” and followed that up in early 2020 with “The Gentlemen.” According to reports, he has already wrapped up production on his next film, “Wrath of Man,” and […]

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Universal Writers Program Opens 2021 Applications

NBCUniversal has opened applications for its 2021 writers program. The initiative, which is operated by the company’s global talent development and inclusion team, will accept submissions via its website through Feb. 21.Universal Writers Program aims to find rising screenwriters who have unique points of view. Those selected for the one-year, paid program will be given […]

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‘Spamalot’ Movie Moves From Fox to Paramount

Paramount Pictures is getting in on the business of Monty Python. The studio has acquired “Spamalot,” the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical.The film was previously set up at Fox, but the project was sidelined when Disney acquired Rupert Murdoch’s film empire in 2019.“Spamalot,” which has been a mainstay in the theater world […]

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How Netflix’s Animated ‘Over the Moon’ Bridges Folklore and Science in Anthemic Theme Song (Exclusive)

A trio of songwriters — Christopher Curtis, Helen Park and Marjorie Duffield — created the tunes at the heart of animated musical “Over the Moon,” the story of a young girl with a passion for science who seeks to prove the existence of the legendary Moon Goddess in the tales her recently departed mom would […]

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Tom Hanks in Talks to Play Geppetto in Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’

Tom Hanks is in early negotiations to play Geppetto in Disney’s live-action version of “Pinocchio.”Variety first reported in 2018 that Robert Zemickis was on board to direct the project, the latest in a long line of live-action remakes of its animated movies such as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King.”The project would […]

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Box Office: ‘Mulan’ Eyes Huge $85 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

Despite fears that coronavirus could impact moviegoing across the globe, Disney’s “Mulan” is expected to pull off solid opening weekend ticket sales at the domestic box office.According to early estimates, the live-action remake should collect $85 million when it debuts in U.S. theaters on March 27, though some tracking services predict that number could reach […]

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‘Aladdin 2’ Officially Takes Flight With Guy Ritchie Returning to Direct

The live-action Aladdin is preparing for another round on the magic carpet. A sequel to the 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin is officially in the works at Disney, with the studio hiring Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) and John Gatins (Flight) to map out the new plot for Aladdin 2. Guy Ritchie is returning to […]

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