Following Disney/Pixar’s 2016-2018 animated slate announcement, 20th Century Fox has updated its release schedule through 2018. Ten untitled Fox/DreamWorks Animation/Blue Sky animated pics have been dated for 2017 and 2018, though only one will face off directly against Disney, when the Untitled Fox/DreamWorks Animation/Blue Sky project goes head to head with Untitled Pixar Animation pic on June 16, 2017. Fox also set its Daniel Radcliffe-starring Frankenstein for October 17, 2014, and sequel Alvin & The Chipmunks 4 for December 11, 2015. Ridley Scott‘s The Counselor starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem has been moved up from November 15, 2013, to October 25. The animated Day of the Dead-themed Book Of Life will arrive a week early, moving to October 3, 2014. Here’s the full Fox slate update: READ MORE »
EXCLUSIVE: TNT has put in development Frankenstein, a drama series from Lionsgate Television and 1019 Entertainment based on the five Frankenstein novels by Dean Koontz, which have sold more than 20 million copies.
Feature writer James V. Hart (Dracula, Hook) and his son Jake Hart will write the project, a modern-day reworking of the classic Frankenstein mythology. It is set in present-day New Orleans and follows Victor Helios (Frankenstein) and his creation 200 years after they thought they killed each other in a battle in the Arctic. The creature has survived and Victor has used science to keep himself alive — and they’re now in the same city unbeknownst to each other. Victor has engineered a new race of bizarre beings who answer to him, and when the creature learns that Victor is alive, an epic war ensues built on 200 years of pent-up rage, with New Orleans caught in the middle. James Hart will executive produce alongside Koontz, whose books have sold more that 450 million copies worldwide, and 1019 Entertainment principals Terry Botwick and Ralph Winter. 1019 Entertainment acquired rights to Koontz’s Frankenstein book series in 2010 for what was originally envisioned as a feature franchise series.
Koontz’s Frankenstein actually originated on TV with the 2004 original movie/backdoor pilot Frankenstein on USA based on his concept, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, directed by Marcus Nispel and starred Parker Posey, Vincent Perez and Thomas Kretschmann. It didn’t go to series, and a year later, Koontz launched his book series with Prodigal Son.
Danny Boyle‘s production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at London’s National Theatre is coming to select U.S. cinemas June 6-7. The two-night showing is presented by NCM’s Fathom Events, in collaboration with National Theatre Live and …
With a record seven awards Matilda The Musical dominated tonight’s Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Based on the Roald Dahl children’s story about a child with psychokinetic powers, Matilda surpassed the previous record of six awards set in 1980 by Nicholas Nickleby. Best actress in a musical award went to four girls in Matlida’s cast: Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox, ages between 10 and 12 years old. They are believed to be the youngest ever winners of an Olivier Award. Director Matthew Warchus recieved his Olivier from James Earl Jones in New York via live link to the ceremony. In another shared honor, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller were jointly awarded best actor for roles in Frankenstein, alternating as Frankenstein and his creature.
Complete list of winners:
BEST REVIVAL – ANNA CHRISTIE at the Donmar Warehouse
BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY – DERREN BROWN / SVENGALI at the Shaftesbury
BEST ACTRESS – RUTH WILSON for Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
BEST ACTOR – BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AND JONNY LEE MILLER for Frankenstein at the Olivier
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – SHERIDAN SMITH for Flare Path at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL – THE MATILDAS for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge (Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox)
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – BERTIE CARVEL for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL – NIGEL HARMAN for Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
BEST NEW MUSICAL – MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Cambridge
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL – CRAZY FOR YOU at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
BEST DIRECTOR – MATTHEW WARCHUS for Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge