Hanna, the 2011 thriller starring Saoirse Ronan, is the latest movie to get turned into a television show. Amazon's working on a series about a prodigy assassin on the run who is also encountering the real world for the first time.
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It's been a tumultuous week for DC movie directors. First, Zack Snyder announced he was stepping away from November's Justice League for family reasons. Today comes news that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) will not be helming the live-action Justice League Dark movie, Dark Universe.
Video: 'Tis the season for graduation in the US. That means commencement addresses. There are the ones by politicians which stir up controversy, the ones by comedians that go viral by being funny, and then there are the vast majority — boring speeches that the mostly drunk grads will never remember. Bill Pullman found another route.
For some reason, everyone wants to make a new Pinocchio movie. Guillermo del Toro tried. Robert Downey Jr tried. And, of course, Disney is trying, building off the growing success of its live-action remakes of classic animation. Now there's been a significant update to the Disney version of the tale with Oscar winner Sam Mendes currently in talks to direct.
While History of the World Part I might be the most obvious Mel Brooks movie to get a sequel (of course, there being only one of those is part of the joke), Spaceballs has aged incredibly well. Not only is science fiction huge in movies again, but the same franchises lampooned in that film are back in a big way. And it's that phenomena that Mel Brooks says is re-kickstarting Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.
Not heroine. Hero, period. While it's rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn't at all impact her level of badarsery — though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She's complicated, she feels real, and I have total confidence the Alien movies would not have become classics without her.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has just announced he'll be starring in the next Terminator movie, which is not at all a big deal. It's definitely less exciting than the news from January that James Cameron would be regaining rights to the franchise he created, and was working on a new, possibly good Terminator film. But Cameron and Arnold, back together on Terminator? Yes, please.
We hear stories about actors being cast as superheroes who have never picked up a comic book all the time, but Hugh Jackman took this a step further when he showed up for his Wolverine audition back in the late '90s for the first X-Men movie. He didn't even know wolverines existed — and he found out in the most delightfully awkward way.
Given these tumultuous times, there's a real comfort in knowing that WB/DC somehow managed to get a live-action Wonder Woman movie right while hilariously flubbing Batman and Superman. We should all be immensely looking forward to the film, which is why I very recommend you don't watch these new, completely amazing clips.
The big superhero news of the day is that Tom Hardy will play Venom. To announce the news, Sony tweeted that the film would be part of "Sony's Marvel Universe" but that sounds weird. Maybe even a little sad. Guys, we need to help them come up with a better name.
Video: When the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride first opened at Disneyland in 1967, it represented the cutting-edge of amusement park technologies. Fifty years later, this video is our first glimpse at how far ride technologies have advanced, as Disney World's new Avatar: Flight of Passage attraction is set to open next weekend, and a gif doesn't come close to doing it justice.
George A. Romero, director of the legendary Night of the Living Dead, the equally legendary Dawn of the Dead, the not legendary but still good Day of the Dead, and countless other zombie entertainment, is trying something different. Very different. So different it's a movie where zombies race cars to entertain rich people.
Video: Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Homecoming composer Michael Giacchino (Up) just put up a lovely 30-second video on Twitter of the orchestra currently recording the score to the film. They're playing a wonderful arrangement of the classic theme song from the '60s Spider-Man cartoon, and it's so good we can't stop listening to it.