Remember the lurking, bobbing head of Falkor in The Neverending Story? Or the absolutely bonkers makeup of Lon Chaney Jr. in the old The Phantom of the Opera?
After a spate of Batman films in the 90s dogged audiences far and wide, Warner Bros. hired Christopher Nolan to revamp the character with Batman Begins. Now it looks like the studio is doing the same with Willy Wonka.
Last summer, news broke that a possible standalone Joker film was in the works.
You know how whenever a new book adaptation is announced, someone goes, “Why can’t they come up with their own ideas nowadays?” While that person isn’t wrong, they are missing the big picture.
Books turn into movies, people then buy the books, people compare the two, and, inevitably, people choose the book over the movie. It’s the way things work. It’s great for everybody. I know it’s frustrating for some, but great books almost always get adapted. It’s the way it’s always been.
You know who’s just a bad banana with a greasy black peel? Mr. Grinch. And he’s coming to a cinema near you November 9, 2018. Illumination Entertainment is adapting Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic with the help of Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel.
You might have forgotten about this, but Warner Bros. has been developing its own adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s, The Jungle Book, with Andy Serkis at the helm.
Pennywise the Dancing Clown shuffled his way into theaters this year, along with dozens of other characters from popular books.
Good news: 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is finally getting a sequel! Bad news: virtually nobody from the first one is returning. It’s just been announced that Daniel Craig’s Mikael Blomkvist will now be portrayed by Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason.