The Disney Channel’s live-action Kim Possible movie has cast a couple new actors that were previously involved with the animated series. Patton Oswalt and Christy Carlson Romano are set to appear in the movie.
Romano, who voiced the teen super-spy in the original series, will pop up in a cameo role, while Oswalt is set to play the villainous Professor Dementor, which is the same character he voiced in the show.
They join the previously cast Sadie Stanley as Kim Possible and Sean Giambrone as Ron Stoppable. The rest of the cast includes Alyson Hannigan, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson, Erika Tham, Issac Ryan Brown, and Connie Ray.
Kim Possible centers on a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from evil villains. Along with her hapless sidekick Ron and his naked mole-rat Rufus, Kim took on power-hungry villains like Drakken and Shego.
The creators of the series, Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, wrote the script for the live-action movie along with Josh Cagan (The DUFF). The movie will be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky, who were finalists on Fox's On the Lot, the directing competition series from Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett.
What do you think about Oswalt and Romano joining the cast?
The first trailer for Tajiri P. Henson's What Men Want has arrived, and all I can say is I hope this gender-bent reboot is better than the original which starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.
Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.
What Men Want also stars Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.
Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Rock of Ages) directed the film and it opens in theaters on January 11, 2019.
Check out the trailer, and give your thoughts in the comments below:
We've got a new photo to share with you for the upcoming Suspiria remake. It features Tilda Swinton in the role of Madame Blanc, who is one of the teachers at a dance academy in Berlin that happens to be run by witches. When talking about the character, director Luca Guadagnino tells EW:
"Madame Blanc is a woman who is in a moment of conflict. The conflict between art and magic is something that is seen in her face."
One of the stars of the film, Dakota Johnson, talked about working with Swinton:
"Oh my gosh, I just adore her so deeply. I want to make movies with her forever and I hope we will. It’s just an amazing, amazing friendship and collaboration that I have, that I’m so grateful for in my life."
There's been a lot of hype for this film and it all started with some insane footage that was screened at CinemaCon last month. You can read a detailed account of that footage here. It was pretty jacked up. Here's the synopsis for the series:
As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renown dance company, its artistic director (Tilda Swinton), a young American new to the troupe (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf) become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare.
The remake also stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness) and Jessica Harper of the original film. Suspiria will be released on November 2nd, 2018. I hope we get another crazy trailer to watch soon! To watch the first trailer, click here.
Director David Robert Mitchell's horror film It Follows has a pretty big cult following. A lot of horror fans really loved what he did with that film. It was certainly an intriguing concept. The filmmaker now has a new film project he's developing for Legendary Pictures.
The film is called They Hear It and it's based on a horror short, the story of which revolves around "a mysterious presence called 'The Sound' that once heard by anyone has terrible consequences." According to THR, the movie will have "the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds and Stephen King’s adaptation It as touchstones."
Mitchell will write the script for the adaptation, but he will not direct. He is currently working on his next film Under the Silver Lake. TheyHear It will be helmed by Julian Terry, who is the same filmmaker that directed the short film.
Even though Mitchelle isn't directing, his involvement with the script is sure to get fans of It Follows excited for the project.
Things get ridiculously weird and crazy in this first trailer for the upcoming dark comedy Arizona. The movie stars Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Luke Wilson, and it looks like it will be a wild good time.
The story is set 2009 during the housing crisis, and it follows a single mom who is a struggling relator. Her life takes a dark and unexpected turn when she witnesses a murder.
Arizona comes from director Jonathan Watson, who previously worked as an assistant director for Michael Bay, John McTiernan, Frank Darabont, Damien Chazelle, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and others. Here's the synopsis:
Cassie (Rosemarie DeWitt) is a real estate agent and single mom struggling to keep it all together during the housing crisis of 2009. Her problems go from bad to worse when disgruntled client Sonny (Danny McBride) violently confronts Cassie’s boss and then kidnaps Cassie – making one outrageously bad, and bloody, decision after another.
Arizona will be released on August 24th. Does this look like a movie you'll want to check out?
It looks like Tessa Thompson is going to be playing the lead female character, Lady, in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp. She is currently in negotiations and if cast she will join Justin Theroux, who will voice the Tramp and Ashley Jensen. Kiersey Clemons has also been cast in the movie.
The story Follows "a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp. A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady’s household, threaten to keep them apart."
Lady and the Tramp is being released in 2019 exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service sometime next year and it will be directed by Charlie Bean (The Lego Ninjago Movie, Dexter’s Laboratory,Samurai Jack). As you might imagine, most of the animal characters will be brought to life with CGI technology.
I like Thompson and the film work she's done. There's no doubt that she'll be great in the role of Lady.
"You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity."
I've got a fantastic trailer for you to watch today for a new film called Green Book that is filled with emotion, power, and a story that is relevant to today's world. The movie stars Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings) and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) and it tells the true story of a friendship that "transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line." Here's the synopsis:
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
The film was directed by Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary) and it looks like a great film! It's definitely a different kind of movie that he's directed before. I'm looking forward to checking it out.
The movie also stars Linda Cardellini, Don Stark, P.J. Byrne, Brian Stepanek, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Iqbal Theba. Green Book hit theaters on November 21st.
After four seasons of fighting for survival, the then innocent orphan Clementine is now a hardened survivor and at the end of her story. The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is out now, with more episodes coming out in months to come.
Telltale says that the final season would see the end of Clementine’s story, who is now taking care of an orphan of her own and the choices players make in the game would influence the way her story ends.
“Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final chapter in her journey,” Telltale said. “After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. However, protecting it will mean sacrifice.”
The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is out now for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The remaining episodes will be released in the months to come.
It was previously reported that DC was favoring Alexandra Daddario for the role of Huntress in the upcoming Birds of Prey film. However, that may not be the case. On social media, Francesca Ruscio has been making a number of posts that make it a little hard to tell if she’s being coy about getting the part or just campaigning for the part. She is probably simply campaigning for the role of Helena Bertinelli with the two Tweets she’s sent out, but things always get murky when Margot Robbie goes and like the posts.
Ruscio has not been in a lot, and I’ve never seen her in anything, so I can’t weigh in on if she’d be a good match. I do like the fact that she’s not been in a lot as I’m always a fan of bringing in lesser known actors. What do you think though? Should Ruscio, Daddario, or someone else get the role of Huntress?
FOX has got some big animated projects in development that may end up carrying over into the Disney merger. According to The Wall Street Journal, there's a sequel in the works for The Simpsons Movie! On top of that, the studio is developing several other animated films which are also said to include Bob's Burgers and Family Guy.
Fans of The Simpsons have been wanting to see a sequel to the 2007 film for years and now it looks like it might actually happen on the verge of the show's 30th anniversary. A sequel has been mentioned a few time over the years. At one point the producers even took one of the storylines for the sequel and just ended up turning it into an episode.
That episode was called "The Man Who Came To Be Dinner" and it followed the Simpson family as they are kidnapped from a ride at Dizzneeland and taken to the planet of Kang and Kodos, Rigel 7, where the family is on the menu.
As far as Family Guy goes, creator Seth MacFarlane did hint at one point a few years ago that it might happen soon. The term "soon" in Hollywood, though, never really means what it's supposed to mean. With Bob's Burgers, this is the first time I've heard about any kind of feature film for it.
I'd love to see these projects eventually make it to the big screen. It's good to hear that they are in development. Only time will tell if Disney will continue development on them after their deal with Disney goes through.