The similarities are striking.
After the $170 million opening weekend Maleficent had, it's no wonder Disney's adapting another one of your childhood favorites into live-action. Beauty and the Beast is to be directed by Bill Condon, best known for his work on, wait for it, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn parts one and two.
Surprising news! Lionsgate is going to make a Power Rangers movie!
The movie studio is partnering with Saban Brands to import the martial arts team to the silver screen. While there is no news about cast, director or anything concrete, Haim Saban did have this to say:
They [Lionsgate] have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from 'The Hunger Games' to 'Twilight' and 'Divergent,." In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we're confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own.Will Lionsgate continue the Power Rangers legacy by creating an action movie for kids, or will the new movie(s) embrace a little more grit to appeal to nostalgic adult audiences? By comparing it to "Hunger Games", I'm guessing the latter.
If you answered yes, you're in luck! Deadline is reporting that Disney has brought Jon Turteltaub (director of National Treasure) on board to direct a movie based on the ride. Also reportedly working on the project is Jared Stern (writer of Wreck-It Ralph), and Dan Lin (producer on The Lego Movie).
After 21 years the sequel is well on it's way to becoming a reality.
A followup film has been in the works since 2001 when Bonnie Hunt was chosen to write the script. But after many rewrites, David Berenbaum, writer of "Elf," has taken on the task.
Few details have yet to be released but according to Elite Daily Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are on board!