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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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‘Aladdin 2’ Brings in Whole New Writing Team for Sequel to Will Smith Hit

Disney is bringing in a whole new writing team to craft a sequel to Aladdin, last year’s hit live-action adaptation of the classic animated movie starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith as the Genie. John Gatins (Flight) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) will collaborate on the screenplay. It took a little while […]

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‘Aladdin’ Sequel in the Works (Exclusive)

With new horizons to pursue, “Aladdin” is getting a sequel.Following the massive success of last summer’s reboot, Disney is developing a follow-up to the film, tapping John Gatins and Andrea Berloff to pen the script.Sources say the movie is in early development, but after spending the last six months figuring out what direction to take […]

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