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Composer/Songwriter Alan Menken Joins ‘Spellbound’ Feature for John Lasseter’s Skydance Animation

The John Lasseter-led Skydance Animation feature slate is coming together more than a year after he left Disney/Pixar amid workplace sexual harassment allegations, with director Vicky Jenson (“Shrek”) helming a musical fantasy titled “Spellbound” (working title), about a young girl breaking the spell that has split her kingdom in two. Disney musical legend Alan Menken […]

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Paramount’s ‘Snake Eyes’ With Henry Golding Gets Blessing in Japan

Production has got under way in Japan on “G.I. Joe” spinoff “Snake Eyes.” Featuring “Crazy Rich Asian” star Henry Golding, the actioner is a Paramount Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, and Skydance presentation, in association with Hasbro, of a di Bonaventura Pictures Production.Selected members of the cast and key crew received a traditional blessing at […]

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Song of the South: the difficult legacy of Disney’s most shocking movie

The 1946 film won’t be showing up on Disney+, but its insidious racism serves as an important reminder of the company’s dark historyFor all the uncertainty surrounding the streaming wars – even for a dominant company like Netflix, which is still hemorrhaging billions of dollars – there’s reason to believe that Disney+ is a safe […]

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‘Treasure Island’: Dean DeBlois Set To Direct Take On Classic Novel For Universal & Mandeville Films

Exclusive: Deadline has learned that Universal Pictures and Mandeville Films are bringing a new feature adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel Treasure Island to the big screen with two-time Oscar nominated How to Train Your Dragon filmmaker Dean DeBlois directing.Beauty and the Beast scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos will write the script, collaborating with DeBlois on […]

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‘Snake Eyes’: Haruka Abe Joins Cast of ‘GI Joe’ Movie Spinoff (Exclusive)

Haruka Abe has joined the cast of Paramount and Skydance’s “G.I. Joe” spinoff “Snake Eyes,” an individual with knowledge of the deal exclusively tells TheWrap.Her role is being kept under wraps. “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding is set to play Snake Eyes, “Warrior” headliner Andrew Koji is playing Storm Shadow, and “Money Heist” breakout […]

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Dan Stevens Joins Will Ferrell Comedy ‘Eurovision’ at Netflix

Dan Stevens will be the latest actor to seek international stardom as he joins the cast of “Eurovision,” the comedy starring Will Ferrell about the long-running global singing competition, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.The “Beauty and the Beast” and “Legion” star Stevens joins Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan and Rachel McAdams in the […]

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Disney Exploring a Sequel to Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Movie

Disney ain’t ever had a friend like money, as the studio eyes a sequel to Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin just a few weeks after the remake flew over the billion-dollar mark. This astronomical number easily marks Aladdin as the second highest-grossing live-action remake in Disney’s catalog, with Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast taking the […]

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