Disney won't release their adaptation of John Carter until next month, but in Hollywood, it's never too early to start thinking sequel.
John Carter is based on Princess of Mars, the first in author Edgar Rice Burroughs's 11-volume pulp series that took Civil War veteran John Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch in the movie) and mysteriously transports him to Mars, where he finds he has newfound abilities that will help him try to settle the conflict between different factions of the planet's inhabitants. Producer Jim Morris told ComingSoon that director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) and his John Carter co-writer Michael Chabon are already talking about, planning, and doing some writing on a sequel, tentatively titled John Carter: The Gods of Mars, based on Burroughs' second novel in the series. stanton talks sequel [warning: possible spoilers] >> Posted 02.17.12 by Ryan
Move over vampires and zombies, the age of the live-action fairytale has taken over as Hollywood's latest obsession. Two live action Snow White movies are set to to arrive this year — Universal Studios' Snow White and the Huntsman and Relativity Media's Mirror, Mirror. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is set to spoof the Brothers Grimm tale early next year after being delayed from March until January 2013. Now Disney, which started the trend with 2010's blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, is developing a life-action version of Sleeping Beauty titled Maleficent and yet another riff on Snow White.
Maleficient will focus on the Disney villainess as the lead character and has had Angelina Jolie attached to play the role since 2009. While Jolie was reportedly set to start work on an untitled thriller with director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, The Professional) in April, it looks like that will have to wait for Maleficient. "I haven't acted in two years [since 2010's The Tourist], and I haven't done anything else since this [directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey]. The next thing I am looking at is a Disney movie," Jolie told THR. ronan to play a kung fu-fighting Snow white >> Posted 02.14.12 by Ryan
Before Iron Man director Jon Favreau passed on directing Iron Man 3 to take the helm of Disney's Magic Kingdom, a family adventure movie in which the attractions at Disneyland come to life after the park closes, Star Trek writer and Battlestar Galactica producer Ronald D. Moore wrote the initial draft of the movie that got the ball rolling. However, accompanying the announcement that Favreau would direct the movie came the news that Disney might be looking for someone to "reshape" Moore's script.
Nothing more was heard about Disney's hunt for a new screenwriter for several months until word got out back in March that Favreau and Pullitzer Prize-winning novelist and screenwriter Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys) had been meeting to discuss the movie. More than two more months went by with no confirmation of Chabon's involvement, which led many to believe that discussions must have stalled out. But, unless Favreau is just being cheeky, it seems that Chabon is or will be writing Magic Kingdom after all. On Saturday, Favreu tweeted, "Taking a spin with Michael Chabon," accompanied by a link to a photo of the two of them sitting on a silly little car outside of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disneyland. That seems like a pretty big clue to Chabon's involvement in our book. Of course, maybe they just share a fondness for silly little cars... Posted 06.02.11 by BrentJS