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The Live-Action Snow White Is Coming Together - and Disney May Have Found Its Director

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As part of Disney's apparent quest to remake every film in its archives, a live-action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie is on its way. Following the initial announcement back in 2016, it's now being reported by Variety that Marc Webb is in talks to direct. It hasn't been finalized yet, but the 500 Days of Summer and Amazing Spider-Man director is reportedly Disney's top pick.

Here's what else we know about the remake: Songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music for Dear Evan Hansen and lyrics for La La Land, will be offering new music. Mary Poppins Returns producer Marc Platt has also joined the project, while Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson is in talks to write the script.

Related: The 10 Biggest Differences Between Disney's Aladdin Reboot and the Original

This of course won't be the
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The Live-Action Snow White Is Coming Together - and Disney May Have Found Its Director

Image Source: Getty / Francois Durand

As part of Disney's apparent quest to remake every film in its archives, a live-action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie is on its way. Following the initial announcement back in 2016, it's now being reported by Variety that Marc Webb is in talks to direct. It hasn't been finalized yet, but the 500 Days of Summer and Amazing Spider-Man director is reportedly Disney's top pick.

Here's what else we know about the remake: Songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music for Dear Evan Hansen and lyrics for La La Land, will be offering new music. Mary Poppins Returns producer Marc Platt has also joined the project, while Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson is in talks to write the script.

Related: The 10 Biggest Differences Between Disney's Aladdin Reboot and the Original

This of course won't be the
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Snow White Live Action Film Finds Director

Tony Sokol May 31, 2019

Marc Webb is taking a bite of a magic apple to direct the live action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell? Marc Webb is the "top choice" to direct the upcoming Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs live-action remake, according to Variety. Disney, which first announced the project in 2016, is also in "in talks" with screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) to pen the script. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Academy Award winning team which brought us La La Land and The Greatest Showman, are set to write new songs for the film.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was Disney's first animated feature film. Based on The Brothers Grimm fairytale, it premiered in 1937 before being given a wider release in 1938. The film was originally expected to be "Disney's Folly," but it
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Snow White: Disney in Talks with (500) Days of Summer Director for Live-Action Remake (Report)

The first-ever Disney movie is getting the live-action treatment.

(500) Days of Summer and Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is reportedly in talks to helm Disney’s remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the German fairy tale that became Walt Disney’s first animated film in 1938. Variety reports that Webb is the studio’s top choice to take on the movie.

Snow White joins other live-action adaptations of Disney classics, like 2015’s Cinderella, 2017’s Beauty and the Beast and 2019’s Dumbo, Aladdin and Lion King. Also set to hit the big screen is the Mulan remake, with a March 2020 release date.
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Disney's Live-Action Snow White Movie To Be Helmed By The Amazing Spider-man Director Marc Webb

Disney isn’t finished making live-action remakes of their classic animated films yet! In fact, their very first animated feature film Snow White is currently is development and the studio is looking to hire Marc Webb to direct it. He’s currently in negotiations.

Snow White is a super dark film and I hope that they don’t change that up. That’s one of the reasons why I liked that movie so much, is that it embraced the crazy darkness of the story. I’ve enjoyed many of the films that Webb has made and I think he’s a solid choice for this. I just hope that he and Disney don’t lighten things up.

The final act of the original film gave me nightmares as a kid! Hopefully this new film brings back those nightmares. As for the script, The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson
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Marc Webb Eyed to Direct Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake (Exclusive)

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Marc Webb Eyed to Direct Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake (Exclusive)
Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to Disney Marc Webb goes. The filmmaker is in talks to direct the studio’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “Snow White.”

While the deal isn’t finalized, sources tell Variety that Webb is the top choice to helm the movie.

The Girl on the Train” screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson is in negotiations to pen the script for “Snow White,” which will expand upon the story and music from the 1938 animated classic. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the duo behind “La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman,” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” will write new songs for the movie. Marc Platt is on board to produce.

The original “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” cartoon, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, was first released over 80 years ago. It was Disney’s inaugural animated feature film and became a massive success for the studio.

There have been several adaptations
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FilMart: Johnny Depp to Reveal U.S. Photographer’s Japanese Redemption in ‘Minamata’

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The sleepy Japanese town of Minamata was the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental disasters when it was poisoned by mercury in the 1970s. It was also the setting for a groundbreaking international treaty designed to control use of the deadly metal.

U.K. sales agent HanWay Films will use its platform at FilMart to unveil updates on “Minamata,” its drama-thriller about the celebrated photographer W. Eugene Smith. His images from the toxic town gave the eco-disaster a heartbreaking human dimension, and put reckless big business on front pages around the world.

Johnny Depp stars as Smith, a colorful character who was a celebrated WWII photographer and later became close to jazz great Thelonious Monk. Smith ventured to Minamata near the end of his life, accompanied by his Japanese wife Aileen Mioko Smith.

“At that point, Gene [Smith] was about to give up. He wasn’t sure it was worth it,
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Zac Efron's Ted Bundy Movie Locks in R-Rating for Sex and Violence

Zac Efron's Ted Bundy Movie Locks in R-Rating for Sex and Violence
Very soon here we will finally be able to lay our eyes on director Joe Berlinger's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. If you may have forgotten, this is the movie which stars (of all people) Zac Efron as the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, and is scheduled to be released in theaters and on Netflix sometime later this year. And today we have word via the MPAA that the movie has been slapped with an R-rating for "disturbing/violent content, some sexuality, nudity, and language."

This story of Ted Bundy is shown from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Mirror Mirror actress Lily Collins, who struggled to accept the reality of her boyfriend's nature for years.

As strange as it was when we first heard
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Lily Collins Joins Simon Pegg in Vaughn Stein’s Thriller ‘Inheritance’

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Lily Collins Joins Simon Pegg in Vaughn Stein’s Thriller ‘Inheritance’
Lily Collins has joined Simon Pegg in Vaughn Stein’s high-stakes thriller “Inheritance,” Highland Film Group announced on Wednesday.

Stein is fresh off his noir-thriller, “Terminal,” which also starred Pegg and Margot Robbie. Highland Film Group previously partnered with Stein on the project as well.

Matthew Kennedy is writing the script for “Inheritance,” while Richard B. Lewis is producing through his Southpaw Entertainment banner alongside David Wulf. UTA and Highland Film Group are co-repping the U.S. rights, while Highland will handle foreign sales at Berlin’s Efm this week.

Also Read: Lily Collins to Play Ted Bundy's Girlfriend in 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'

“Inheritance” is about a patriarch of a wealthy family who suddenly passes away and leaves his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that could destroy their lives.

Collins currently stars in BBC’s television adaptation of “Les Misérables” alongside David Oyelowo and Dominic West.
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First Look Photo Of Johnny Depp As War Photographer W. Eugene Smith From Minamata

Principal Photography has begun on Minamata, directed by filmmaker, writer, and acclaimed artist Andrew Levitas and starring three-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner Johnny Depp as celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith.

Bill Nighy has joined the cast of Minamata which will co-star Minami (Vision), acclaimed actor Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ryo Kase, and Jun Kunimura. The famed Yôko Narahashi is the casting director on the film which is currently underway in locations in Japan, Serbia, and Montenegro.

Developed by Depp’s production entity Infinitum Nihil, Depp will also produce along with Infinitum Nihil’s Sam Sarkar, Levitas under his Metalwork Pictures banner and Academy Award® nominee Gabrielle Tana. Jason Forman, Stephen Deuters, Peter Watson, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Gabrielle Stewart, Stephen Spence, Peter Touche, Norman Merry and Peter Hampden will executive produce. Heads of department include César Award nominated cinematographer Benoit Delhomme, production designer Tom Foden and
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First Look at Johnny Depp in Minamata as Shooting Begins

First Look at Johnny Depp in Minamata as Shooting Begins
Principal Photography has begun on Minamata, directed by filmmaker, writer, and acclaimed artist Andrew Levitas and starring three-time Academy Award&#174 nominee and Golden Globe winner Johnny Depp as celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith.

Bill Nighy has joined the cast of Minamata which will co-star Minami (Vision), acclaimed actor Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ryo Kase, and Jun Kunimura. The famed Y&#244ko Narahashi is the casting director on the film which is currently underway in locations in Japan, Serbia, and Montenegro.

Developed by the Johnny Depp production entity Infinitum Nihil, Depp will also produce along with Infinitum Nihil's Sam Sarkar, Levitas under his Metalwork Pictures banner and Academy Award nominee Gabrielle Tana. Jason Forman, Stephen Deuters, Peter Watson, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Gabrielle Stewart, Stephen Spence, Peter Touche, Norman Merry and Peter Hampden will executive produce. Heads of department include C&#233sar Award nominated cinematographer Benoit Delhomme, production designer Tom Foden
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Mattel’s ‘Hot Wheels’ to Become Live-Action Movie at Warner Bros

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Mattel’s ‘Hot Wheels’ to Become Live-Action Movie at Warner Bros
Mattel Films is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures once again to bring Hot Wheels to the big screen in a live-action film, the toy company announced Wednesday.

The iconic and timeless toy racing cars will speed into theaters in the second partnership between Mattel Films and the studio following the recent announcement of “Barbie,” starring and co-produced by Margot Robbie.

“We are excited to bring the thrill of a Hot Wheels live-action feature film to the big screen in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures,” Ynon Kreiz, Mattel’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “Mattel Films has great momentum as it continues to execute on our commitment to bring global audiences new ways to experience the brands they love as we transform Mattel into an IP-driven, high-performing toy company.
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Sundance 2019: Zac Efron, Ted Bundy and a Portrait of a Serial Killer

Sundance 2019: Zac Efron, Ted Bundy and a Portrait of a Serial Killer
A man walks into a bar. He’s handsome enough to attract the attention of the ladies in this tavern, including Liz Kloepfer, a single mother who’s been dragged to the tavern by her best friend for a night out. He notices her, too. They meet-cute at the jukebox, talk, flirt. He takes her home. She invites him in. They spend a chaste night together. When she wakes up, Liz finds him in the kitchen, fixing breakfast for her toddler. You can see her thinking: Who is this guy?
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It Came From The Tube: Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)

And so it was written, that a beast would come in the form of film, and that film would beget others due to profit, and those films would spread across the horror landscape to mostly whispered calls of, “meh”. Not for this little demon, however; as all of The Omen films work for me in one way or another, bringing us to number four and the first for the small screen, Omen IV: The Awakening (1991). The script gets flipped, yet it’s more of the same, and I’m not complaining.

Originally broadcast as part of the Fox Night at the Movies, Omen IV was trounced by ABCMacGyver on one side, CBSMurphy Brown/Designing Women on the other, and NBC’s Fresh Prince/Blossom on the other other. And as expected, no sins lain upon the critics were forgiven. This thing got roasted on the coals of Hell itself.
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Johnny Depp To Star As Photojournalist W. Eugene Smith In Thriller ‘Minamata’, HanWay To Launch Sales — Afm

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Johnny Depp To Star As Photojournalist W. Eugene Smith In Thriller ‘Minamata’, HanWay To Launch Sales — Afm
Johnny Depp has been set to star as celebrated photographer W. Eugene Smith in movie Minamata, which HanWay Films will launch at the upcoming Afm.

Andrew Levitas (Lullaby) will direct Minamata based on the book of the same name by Aileen Mioko Smith and Smith and adapted by David K. Kessler (A Hard Day’s Day). Shoot is due to begin in Japan followed by Serbia in January 2019.

The film will follow the reclusive Smith after his celebrated exploits during the Second World War as he travels to Japan in the 1970s to fulfill a commission from Life editor Ralph Graves. Armed with only his trusted Nikon camera he goes there to document the Minamata disease scandal: an annihilation of a coastal community by the Chisso Corporation’s negligent mercury poisoning and local police and government cover-ups. The victims’ case against the corporation responsible for the environmental disaster represents one
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The Popular Toy Company Mattel is Launching a Film Division

You all know the toy company Mattel. They built the brands for Barbie, He-Man and the Master of the Universe, Hot Wheels, and more. Well, they are following Hasbro's lead and launching their own film division called Mattel Films. It will focus on developing and producing movies based on their toy brands.

Mattel Films will be lead by Oscar-nominated producer Robbie Brenner who will take on the role of executive producer, reporting to Ynon Kreiz, Mattel’s chairman and CEO. Kreiz had this to say in a statement:

"Mattel is home to one of the world’s greatest portfolios of beloved franchises, and the creation of Mattel Films will allow us to unlock significant value across our IP. Robbie is a gifted storyteller and a highly respected filmmaker with deep relationships in entertainment. She is the perfect leader to bring our celebrated brands to life."

Brenner, who is best
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Mattel Creates New Film Division, Taps Oscar-Nominated Producer Robbie Brenner to Head

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Toy maker Mattel Inc. announced on Thursday that it’s getting into the film business, launching a new division to develop and produce projects based on the company’s toy franchises.

The new Mattel Films division will be led by Oscar-nominated producer Robbie Brenner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), who will serve as the company’s executive producer. Brenner will report to Mattel chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz.

“Mattel is home to one of the world’s greatest portfolios of beloved franchises, and the creation of Mattel Films will allow us to unlock significant value across our IP,” Kreiz said in a statement. “[Robbie Brenner] is a gifted storyteller and a highly respected filmmaker with deep relationships in entertainment. She is the perfect leader to bring our celebrated brands to life.”

Also Read: 'American Girl' Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)

Brenner has held leadership positions at a
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Mattel Launches Film Division Led By ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Producer Robbie Brenner

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Mattel Launches Film Division Led By ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Producer Robbie Brenner
Toymaker Mattel Inc. is creating of Mattel Films, a new division producing motion pictures based on its globally recognized franchises.

Hollywood veteran Robbie Brenner, producer of “Dallas Buyers Club,” has been appointed to lead Mattel Films as executive producer, reporting to Ynon Kreiz, Mattel’s new chairman and CEO. The deal was announced on Thursday afternoon.

“Mattel is home to one of the world’s greatest portfolios of beloved franchises, and the creation of Mattel Films will allow us to unlock significant value across our IP,” said Kreiz. “Robbie is a gifted storyteller and a highly respected filmmaker with deep relationships in entertainment. She is the perfect leader to bring our celebrated brands to life.”

Brenner scored an Oscars best picture nomination for “Dallas Buyers Club,” and her film “Burden” was a 2018 Sundance Film Festival audience award winner. She was a partner and president of the film division at the Firm,
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Oscars invite 928 new members in 2018: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2017 totals too)

Oscars invite 928 new members in 2018: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2017 totals too)
This year, a record 928 people were invited to join the motion picture academy and will be eligible to vote for the 2019 Oscars. Compare this intake to the totals of the previous four years: 774 in 2017; 683 in 2016; 322 in 2015; and 271 in 2014.

While Academy Awards nominees are automatically eligible for consideration, the rest of the candidates must go through a fairly cumbersome process. A candidate must meet certain branch specific requirements before even being eligible.

For example, actors must “have a minimum of three theatrical feature film credits, in all of which the roles played were scripted roles, one of which was released in the past five years, and all of which are of a caliber that reflect the high standards of the Academy.” For writers, directors and producers they need have just two of these credits.

The executive committee of the branch must endorse the application before forwarding it to the Board of Governors for final approval.
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The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens

The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens
In an astonishing move to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, a record 928 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to invite to join the Academy, but the Board of Governors makes the final call; this year, they did not invite Kobe Bryant to join although he won an Oscar for animated short “Dear Basketball.”

Clearly, people of color (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2017, the Academy invited 744 new members.

Seventeen Oscar winners are among the new members and 92 Oscar nominees. Nine of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women in the Academy has risen
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