You probably saw the trailer for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast remake that released last week. The teaser for the live-action adaptation, starring Emma Watson, was the most-viewed YouTube trailer of all-time (in a 24-hour time span), wracking up more than 90 million views.
But, there’s a reason why it looks so familiar. As this YouTube mash-up shows, the clip is essentially a shot-for-shot re-creation of a teaser Disney released for the animated version, that first aired in 1991. In both cases, the teasers—which don’t actually reveal many visuals—were pretty effective. But hey, if it isn’t broke, there’s no reason to fix it. Discuss
We’ve got some big news binge-watchers: Thanks to a new deal between Disney and Netflix—which has been in the works for years—your list of things to watch is about to get a lot longer.
In a press release, Netflix announced that Disney (which owns several of Hollywood's biggest studios) has officially inked a deal that will bring some of the biggest blockbusters in the world to the streaming platform:
From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.
It’s not clear yet just how much of the full catalogs will be available when the deal goes into effect this September, but what is clear is that if you want to watch movies from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm or Disney on TV, Netflix will be the only place you can do it. The agreement is exclusive, meaning that none of the new titles will be on Hulu or Amazon Prime. Discuss
Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory, the super-anticipated sequel to the incredible Finding Nemo, comes out next month. And this newest trailer offers our closest look at the storyline yet. Hint: it involves a lot of water.
The team behind the upcoming sequel to the alien-invasion blockbuster Independence Day has just released yet another trailer, and this one is basically a five-minute version of the movie.
If you love giant explosions, alien warfare and Jeff Goldblum acting like Jeff Goldblum, then you will want to watch this trailer. Sure, the movie might not win any Oscars, but this new extended look sure is a lot of fun. Discuss
Why make new kids movies when there are so many great old ones just waiting to be remade? Taking cues from recent blockbusters like The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, Disney is reimagining more of its classic animated films as live-action adventures. And now, they’ve given us a (very brief) look at their next one: Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson.
The teaser doesn’t offer much in terms of visuals, but it does seem to indicate that the movie will have a darker, slightly scarier tone than the cartoon you remember. The movie hits theaters next March. Discuss
Fans of William Paul Young’s novel The Shack will have to wait a few more months to see the big screen adaptation. According to Deadline, Summit Entertainment has bumped the release date from this November to the week of Ash Wednesday next year. Despite the move to March 2017, according to the site, some early audience tests of the film were well-received.
Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation, MacBeth, Clash of the Titans) stars in the story about a grieving father investigating the death of his young daughter at an abandoned shack in the woods. There, he meets with three individuals representing the Trinity: Jesus (who will be played by Israeli actor Aviv Alush), a woman named Sarayu who represents the Holy Spirit (Sumire Matsubara) and God/Papa who will be played by Octavia Spencer (the Academy Award-winning actress who co-starred in The Help).
The book was relatively controversial among some Christians for it’s metaphorical depictions of God and some of its theology, but became a run-away hit among religious readers: Though it was originally self-published, The Shack has gone on to sell more than 10 million copies. Discuss