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Entertainment One Kids Title ‘Two by Two: Overboard!’ Knocks ‘Tenet’ Off U.K., Ireland Box Office Perch

Entertainment One U.K.’s animated kids title “Two by Two: Overboard!,” released to coincide with the school half-term holidays, debuted at the top of the U.K./Ireland box office with £329,265, according to final numbers from Comscore.The film is a sequel to 2015 hit “All Creatures Big and Small,” and is also known by the title “Ooops […]

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The Secret Garden review – classic kids’ tale gets lost in the undergrowth | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story of an adventurous young girl is overwhelmed by the abundant shrubbery of a garden the size of the Amazon rainforestIn these times of trial, no one could be blamed for a comfort-food yearning, a return to the Sunday teatime world of period drama reassurance featuring blue-chip character actors and national-treasure A-listers […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ Review: A New Version Substitutes Visual Overkill for Storytelling Magic

Ever since David Lynch, decades ago, flirted with the prospect of making a film of “The Secret Garden,” Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 children’s novel, I’ve always leaned toward thinking it could make a great movie — and I’ve always imagined that movie as a spooky, earthy Lynchian dream, since that so connects with my memories […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ Review: A Magical Revamp That Occasionally Delights

There’s always been magic in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden,” a classic children’s story that, for all its harsh lessons about the nature of the world, relies on some pretty strange twists of fate to deliver its story. We’re talking, of course, about the robin redbreast, a cheery, chattering little bird responsible for one […]

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Sky to Release ‘The Secret Garden,’ Starring Colin Firth, in U.K. Cinemas and on Sky Cinema

Comcast-owned European pay TV giant Sky said on Tuesday that it will release The Secret Garden in cinemas and on its Sky Cinema service in the U.K. and Ireland on Oct. 23 under a deal with StudioCanal.The Secret Garden, from producer David Heyman, who is behind the Harry Potter and Paddington franchises, is based on […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ Trailer: The Literary Classic Gets a Shiny and Trim New Adaptation

The healing magic of nature has long been the driving message of Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s beloved children’s novel The Secret Garden. But in the shiny new adaptation of the literary classic, the titular garden may actually be magical? With a producing team that hails from Harry Potter and Paddington, that could very well be the […]

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Heyday Films Teams With Studiocanal on ‘Shackleton’ Starring Tom Hardy (Exclusive)

David Heyman’s Heyday Films, the company behind this year’s hot Oscar contenders “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Marriage Story,” is set to produce “Shackleton,” the long-gestating biopic of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, with Tom Hardy on board to play the title role.Written by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” scribe Peter Straughan, “Shackleton” […]

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‘Secret Garden’ With Colin Firth Sells to Global Road

Global Road Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to “The Secret Garden,” a big-screen adaptation of a much-loved children’s novel that inspired everything from Broadway musicals to television series.The film stars Oscar winner Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Julie Walters (“Billy Elliott”). Marc Munden (“The Crimson Petal and the White”) directs from a […]

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Colin Firth and Julie Walters Explore Marc Munden’s ‘The Secret Garden’ Remake

The Secret Garden will bloom once again. The Secret Garden remake is in the works, with Marc Munden (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) helming the “fantastical reimagining” of Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s classic children’s novel. And it already has the perfect, quintessentially British cast led by Colin Firth and Julie Walters. Firth and Walters are set […]

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Colin Firth, Julie Walters to star in ‘The Secret Garden’ for Studiocanal, Heyday

Marc Munden directs from a script by Jack Thorne.Colin Firth and Julie Walters are set to star in a new version of The Secret Garden from Heyday Films and Studiocanal, who previously collaborated on Paddington.The script from Jack Thorne is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 classic novel, but moves the story from the Edwardian […]

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