In an attempt to adapt every one of my beloved childhood books, Illumination Entertainment’s warpath continues. Their latest conquest? Bringing Clifford the Big Red Dog to the big screen. The production company recently gave us Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and has plans for The Cat in the Hat, but THR lets us know the details on their latest endeavor.
The company has hired Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) to write the script, which would bring Norman Bridwell‘s classic books, following the story of Emily Elizabeth and her 25-foot-tall do, to the feature film format. As someone who read just about every one of these books as a child and holds this one near and dear, my hope is that this project, planning to be a mix of live-action and animated, doesn’t turn out like something similar to Marmaduke.
I wasn’t a fan of their last project, The Lorax, and Illumination’s track record gears heavily towards the children demographic, often producing grating characters and inane jokes. Let’s hope they handle this property with some care and bring out the joy found in these books. Check out a clip of the PBS show below.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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