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Hey Hollywood: Here Are More Children’s Stories For You to Turn into “Cinematic Universes”

Gather ‘round, dear friends, and lay eyes upon what The Avengers has wrought. This morning, The Guardian breathlessly reported that not one, but two major studios are spending big bucks to create major new tentpoles from the story of Robin Hood. (Y’know, the one that Ridley Scott tried to reignite a few years back, and no one cared.) Disney is jumping into the fray with Nottingham & Hood, which “reportedly has a tone reminiscent of the Pirates of the Caribbean films.” And if that doesn’t sound enough like something you’d rather gouge your eyes out than watch, try this one for size: “Sony reportedly paid $2m in October for a script titled Hood, pitched as a jumping off point for a huge Avengers-style Robin Hood ‘universe.’” This follows last summer’s news that Universal is rebooting their classic monster movies (Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, et. al.) to create, yes, a Marvel-style “interconnected slate of Monster films.” Everything’s connected now, you guys! Everything’s like Marvel! Everything’s a cinematic universe! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go jump out a window. But first… … Read More

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Watch Helena Bonham Carter Being Cute and Cate Blanchett Being Evil in ‘Cinderella’ Trailer


Who would think that, after the likes of Ever After, A Cinderella Story, Ella Enchanted, Cinderella, … Read More

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And Now They’re Doing Another ‘Toy Story’

Back in 2010, Pixar released the critically acclaimed and widely beloved Toy Story 3, which brought the studio’s flagship… Read More

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