Casting for the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 1,200-page post-apocalyptic bestseller The Stand is underway, and the franchise has just found its villain. Matthew McConaughey has signed on to star as the creepy cowboy Randall Flagg, who comes to power in Las Vegas after a military-created virus kills most of humanity. Warner Bros. appears to be going all-in on series. The Stand will be released as four separate movies, all telling a different part of the epic story. Josh Boone, who rose to prominence with the Hollywood adaptation of the novel The Fault in Our Stars, has been tapped to direct ... Discuss
Director Joe Wright (Atonement) is hard at work on a new origin story-ish movie for Captain James Hook, one that aims to do for the good Captain what Wicked did for Oz's witch. In this iteration, Hugh Jackman will play the famed Blackbeard, who kidnaps children from their homes and whisks them away on his flying ship. He takes a rather suspiciously named "Peter" (played by Levi Miller) and we'll see where things go from there. As for James Hook himself, he's neither captain nor hooked in this movie, but is played by Garrett Hedlund as what Entertainment Weekly calls a "dashing Indiana Jones-like figure."
If that sounds up your alley, you'll be able to see it next July. If you're in the mood for something more traditional, there's another Peter Pan story you might want to tune into ... Discuss
Here’s a (very) brief teaser for the upcoming reboot, Jurassic World. Fans of the series based on the Michael Crichton novels don’t get much—a glimpse of a serious-looking Chris Pratt, a cool observation pod thing, some dinosaurs running through a field—but we won’t have to wait too much longer to see more. The full trailer hits the Internet on Friday ... Discuss
Disney continues to mine its classics for new life, and here we have the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of one of its most sacred cows, Cinderella. The trailer doesn't pretend you don't know the story, instead focusing on the special effects and some delicious looking performances from Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. But the film's secret power might just be director Kenneth Branagh, whose Shakespearean sensibilities made Thor such an unexpected treat ... Discuss
You’ll have to wait until next Christmas to see Paul Feig’s big-screen adaptation of Charles Schulz’s classic comic Peanuts, but you can get your first look at the trailer this morning. It takes a minute to get used to seeing Snoopy and friends in computer animated fashion, but it still looks like Feig has captured the spirit of the beloved characters ... Discuss