Six years ago, Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) were safely on their way from the Central Park Zoo to a wildlife preserve in Kenya when a botched penguin hijacking found them washed up on the shores of an island off the coast of Africa in Madagascar.
In the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the gang decided that it was time that they return to New York City, but their plane crash-landed in the heart of Africa and, of course, trouble ensued. Now, everyone's favorite animal entourage returns in their first 3D adventure, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, in which they once again try to return to their home at the Central Park Zoo only to end up getting stranded in Europe, hooked up with a traveling circus and pursued by the police (led by Frances McDormand). watch the teaser trailer >> Posted 12.10.11 by BrentJS
Hollywood loves its adaptations, and a bunch of them are in the works.
First, Ron Howard has signed on to direct The Emperor's Children, which Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) adapted from Claire Messud's 2006 novel. The story is about New York Ivy League grads angst-ridden over their approaching 30s.
Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) will be directing an adaptation of Mao's Last Dancer, the 2003 autobiography of Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin who defected to the West in 1981. Jan Sardi (Shine) wrote the adaption, which will begin filming in February.
And what better choice than Rob Marshall (Chicago) to direct Nine, Michael Tolkin's (The Player) adaption of the 1982 Broadway musical of the same name? The story is based on the Fellini film 8 1/2.
And finally, director of the breakthrough Irish indie rock-musical Once, John Carney, will be making his US studio debut. Carney has signed to direct Town House, a comedy about a hermit who maintains his lifestyle by selling off memorabilia left to him by his dead rock star father. It was adapted from Tish Cohen's 2007 novel by screenwriter Doug Wright (Quills).
Source: Variety. Posted 07.18.07 by reelz