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Disney Continues To Bet Big On Streaming; ‘Raya,’ ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Enchanted’ Sequel & More Headed To Disney+

Hot on the heels of WarnerMedia’s announcement that every WB film in 2021 would be heading to HBO Max on the same day it arrives in theaters, Disney decided to announce what the studio plans to do with some of its big 2021 films. And yes, some of them are going straight to streaming.Read More: […]

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‘Unhinged’ Clings on to U.K., Ireland Box-Office Top Spot as ‘Tenet’ Looms

Russell Crowe’s road-rage drama “Unhinged” expanded to 380 sites and increased its take by 31% to collect £178,821 at the top of the U.K. and Ireland box office, according to final figures released by Comscore.The Altitude Film Distribution title has now taken £962,191 in four weeks of release.Disney’s “Onward” was in second position with £142,108 […]

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’ Rerelease Tops U.K./Ireland Box Office Ahead of ‘Tenet’ Bow

Warner Bros.’ 10th anniversary rerelease of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” topped the U.K. and Ireland box office with £207,675, according to final numbers released by Comscore.“Inception” released midweek on Aug. 12 at 313 sites, ahead of Nolan’s keenly anticipated Aug. 26 bow for “Tenet.”Russell Crowe’s road rage holdover “Unhinged,” released by Altitude Film Distribution, collected £136,347 […]

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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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Guillermo del Toro Provides Updates on ‘Nightmare Alley’, Stop Motion ‘Pinocchio’, and Getting Back to Work

Director Guillermo del Toro is one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. If he’s not behind the camera directing, he’s usually writing away in his notebook or producing a film from the next big name in horror. But right now, he’s stuck at home waiting for Hollywood to let him get back to work. On […]

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Matteo Garrone on Making a Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ for All Ages (Exclusive)

Matteo Garrone broke out internationally with “Gomorrah” (2008), considered one of the most realistic mob movies ever made. His English-language debut was dark fantasy/horror film “Tale of Tales” (2015), followed more recently by violent revenge drama “Dogman,” which won the best actor prize at Cannes last year.Garrone’s new live-action adaptation of “Pinocchio” – which just […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Guillermo Del Toro To Team Up For ‘Nightmare Alley’

After taking some time off, it would appear that Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has a jam-packed slate of projects on the horizon. He already put on his producer’s cap for the upcoming film “Antlers.” In addition, he’s signed on to direct a stop-motion animated version of “Pinocchio” for Netflix. But on the live-action front, […]

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Netflix’s Funa Maduka on Strategy for African, Arab Markets (Exclusive)

Netflix has played a prominent role in this year’s edition of the Marrakech Intl. Film Festival through sponsorship of the main industry event – the Atlas Workshops – and its recent investments in projects involving two of the fest’s highest profile guests – Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”) and Guillermo del Toro (“Pinocchio”).The streamer is reported […]

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Roberto Benigni To Star As Geppetto In Matteo Garrone’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

Oscar winner Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful) has been set to star as Geppetto in Gomorrah and Dogman director Matteo Garrone’s live action version of Pinocchio.Garrone will direct his own screenplay, an adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic about a living puppet who with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy […]

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