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By Zach Jones On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Jon Favreau explains ‘Lion King’ live-action adaptation linking to the animated classic

Disney has tapped into incredible success with live-action adaptation of their classic animated films and Lion King will be one of the biggest projects coming up for the studio. Hiring Jungle Book director Jon Favreau More...

By Zach Jones On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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‘Jungle Book’ 2: Director Jon Favreau confirms focus is the story, connecting to the first film

After a blockbuster with the live-action Jungle Book, Disney has already given the green light for a sequel and director Jon Favreau spoke about the process and teased the second film. Favreau made it very clear More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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‘Star Trek Beyond’ delivers dizzying effects, retro jokes and emotions on this journey

Director J.J. Abrams exited the Star Trek franchise to dabble in the Star Wars universe and Justin Lin has proved to be the perfect candidate to interject a ton of action, dizzying effects and Simon Pegg inspired More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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Steven Spielberg misses with special effects heavy ‘BFG’

Steven Spielberg’s resume of heartfelt and touching films great with The BFG, a big budget adaptation of Roald Dahl’s work packed full of amazing effects. Sadly, audiences were given a movie which can’t More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Global Warming scientists turning carbon dioxide into ‘harmless’ stone

Researchers have reportedly developed a way to capture and store carbon dioxide by turning it into stone. Their paper was published this week in the journal Science and makes scientists hopeful that they could More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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Tom Hiddleston previews ‘Kong Skull Island’ saying he’s ‘like you’ve never seen him before’

While promoting his new Hank Williams biopic and the upcoming series The Night Manager, British star previewed his upcoming King Kong film, Kong: Skull Island. Joining director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Hiddleston sounds More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Disney introduces ‘The Jungle Book’ characters with video clips, featurettes

Check out two new clips and a new featurette below from Disney’s upcoming live action THE JUNGLE BOOK! Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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‘Dawn of Justice’: face-off photos, Doomsday actor Robin Atkin Downes and four TV spots

Warner Bros. has released some official images from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice depicting the Caped Crusader suited up and ready for a fight against the Man of Steel with the hashtag: #BatmanvSuperman. More...

By Sierra Jones On Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Colin Trevorrow talks ‘Star Wars 9’ and shooting it on ‘film’

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is gearing up to helm the ninth installment of Star Wars, and he wants to shoot the movie using film, not digital, cameras and the filmmaker also has been investigating More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
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King Louie and Kaa star in new ‘Jungle Book’ poster

Disney is seeking more success by adapting animated classics into live-action films, much like Cinderella. In 2016, with The Jungle Book, the studio is promoting the film with a new poster for Jon Favreau’s upcoming More...

By Zach Jones On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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D23 Expo: ‘Doctor Strange’ linked to ‘Ant-Man’ but like ‘Inception’ and the comic books

The D23 Expo offered Disney fans a great look at the studio’s upcoming project, but also a look at Doctor Strange, the new Marvel adaptation coming next year with Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch as the More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 10th, 2015
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‘Fantastic Four’ Review: a superhero failure of epic proportions

Director Josh Trank came over to the mega-franchise after Chronicle and is trying to save face by dropping tweets blaming Fox for the failed reboot of Fantastic Four. Despite Trank’s efforts, we can’t More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 10th, 2015
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New documentary coming in July: ‘Raiders, Raptors and Rebels: Behind the Magic of ILM’

INDIANA JONES, JURASSIC PARK, and STAR WARS — perfect examples of science fiction inspiring science fact. For four decades, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of LucasFilm, has taken the impossible More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, June 8th, 2015
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‘Mission Impossible Rogue Nation’ trailer reveals details, Alec Baldwin, tons of aciton

Tom Cruise tries to raise the bar for the Mission Impossible franchise and the new trailer reveals details about the “Rogue Nation” and the adversaries in the upcoming film. The underwater scene, the More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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New details on Andy Serkis role in ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ and ‘Black Panther’

Fans were excited and surprised by the appearance of Andy Serkis, revealed in the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer and now the role played by Serkis has been unearthed. The villain Ulysses Klaw will be More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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‘The Jungle Book’ concept art for Disney’s 2015 film

Disney has released the first look at concept art for director Jon Favreau‘s new adaptation, a“live-action.” version of The Jungle Book. The new film will star the voices of Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Bill More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Benedict Cumberbatch talks motion capture for Smaug, ‘Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies’

Playing a dragon may not be all that it looks as Benedict Cumberbatch spoke negatively about the experience. The Sherlock star said he felt like a “knob” in the suit while at the The Hobbit: The Battle More...

By Stephen Nevets On Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Director Gareth Edwards talks ‘Godzilla,’ the focus on characters, CGI and good vs evil

Gareth Edwards answered a few questions this week at SXSW about Godzilla, a reboot of the franchise featuring an all-star cast for the Monsters director. “Probably one of the important things I felt about More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
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‘Avatar 2’ Producer gives behind-the-scenes look at CGI tests, improvements in lighting

Oscar-winning producer Jon Landau offered a behind-the-scenes look at some of the early tests toward making James Cameron’s Avatar sequels at the Autodesk Users Group event during CG confab Siggraph. James Cameron More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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Famous Stop motion animator Ray Harryhausen dies at age 93

The long resume of Ray Harryhausen includes: MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949), IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955), 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957), MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1961), ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1966), THER VALLEY More...


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