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‘Raya And The Last Dragon’: Disney Offers A New Super Bowl Look At Their Animated Adventure

Restore peace. Find the last dragon. There’s a pretty simple concept to Disney’s “Raya And The Last Dragon.” An animated action-adventure fantasy, ‘Raya’ is directed by the interesting team of indie filmmaker Carlos López Estrada, known for “Blindspotting” and Don Hall for co-directing “Winnie the Pooh” (2011) and a very lengthy animated feature career.ReadMore: The […]

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Disney+ Sets Another Live-Action Remake with ‘Robin Hood’

“Robin Hood” is getting the live-action, hybrid treatment at Disney+, which is developing a remake of the 1976 animated classic with “Blindspotting” director Carlos López Estrada at the helm.Variety reported that the studio will bring Kari Granlund, who wrote Disney+’s live-action “Lady and the Tramp” launch film, to write the screenplay. Justin Springer, who produced […]

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‘Robin Hood’ Animated Film Getting Disney Remake

Disney is in early development on a remake of its 1973 animated musical comedy “Robin Hood” for Disney Plus.“Blindspotting” director Carlos Lopez Estrada is on board to helm the movie. Kari Granlund, who wrote the script for 2019’s Disney Plus reboot of “Lady and the Tramp,” is attached to pen the new “Robin Hood.” Justin […]

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Walt Disney Animation Names Directors For Four New Film Projects (Exclusive)

Walt Disney Animation has appointed four filmmakers to work on original content for the studio. Directors Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”) and Suzi Yoonessi, along with Disney veterans Josie Trinidad and Marc Smith are each developing new films for the company’s animation branch.The announcement comes as Disney and Walt Disney Animation’s chief creative officer Jennifer Lee […]

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See You Yesterday review – poignant time travel caper is a Netflix win

This engaging, often ingenious, Spike Lee-produced adventure sees two teens try to stop a police shooting by going back in timeIn the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed a glut of film-makers and screenwriters responding to the increase in publicised, and often iPhone-recorded, incidents of unarmed black men being shot and killed by racist police […]

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Ethan Hawke Wins Best Actor at the Spirit Awards, and the Oscar Should’ve Been Next

Ethan Hawke has won the Indie Spirit Award for Best Male Lead thanks to his performance in Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed.” The victory is the latest in a long line of award wins Hawke received this season, including Best Actor accolades from major critic groups such as the New York Film Critics Circle and the […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ Might Head the Class of First Features

From the stripped-down authenticity of Jonah Hill’s “Mid90s,” to the fed-up outcry of Carlos López Estrada’s “Blindspotting,” to the prestige Oscar-bait trappings of Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” 2018’s class of debut filmmaking talent built impressively on the promise of cinema’s future. Directors such as Ari Aster (“Hereditary”), Aneesh Chaganty (“Searching”), Josie Rourke (“Mary […]

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DGA Criticized for Women Director Shut Out: Lenny Abrahamson, Julia Hart, and More Speak Out

Directors and film journalists are reacting in fury to the film nominations for the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards. The DGA announced nominees earlier today for Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film, and all 10 contenders are men. Nominees for Feature Film are Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Peter Farrelly […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Among Screenplays Not Eligible for WGA Awards (Exclusive)

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” Annapurna’s “Sorry to Bother You” and “The Sisters Brothers” and A24’s “Hereditary” are among the films that will not be competing for the upcoming Writers Guild Awards nominations, Variety has learned. They and a slew of other titles are not eligible due to the guild’s strictures stipulating conformity to the its […]

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