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The New Jungle Book Finds Its New Mowgli

by Alex Beanon July 16, 2014
The rebooted live-action/CG hybrid version of “The Jungle Book” being directed by Jon Favreau has cast screen virgin Neel Seethi as Mowgli the Man Cub – the 10-year-old’s first acting gig. Seethi’s role as Mowgli will be the only live-action character while the remainder of the cast will be CG with Scarlett Johansson [Kaa], Idris […]
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Another New Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

by Alex Beanon July 16, 2014
Marvel offered up a double shot of “Guardians of the Galaxy” trailers this week, this one providing a snippet of the back story behind Star-Lord [Chris Pratt] and some of his motivation behind his desire to save the galaxy along with another song off the soundtrack [“Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways]. “Guardians of the Galaxy” […]

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New Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

by Alex Beanon July 16, 2014
A new trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy” [release date: August 1, 2014] details how Ronan the Accuser [Lee Pace] has decimated the families of both Gamora [Zoe Saldana] and Drax the Destroyer [David Bautista], thus motivating them to seek revenge against him while Star-Lord [Chris Pratt] merely has the hots for Gamora…
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Zed Replaces Liv On Constantine

by Alex Beanon July 15, 2014
After Lucy Griffiths bolted/was booted from NBC’s upcoming DC Comics-based series “Constantine”, she has been immediately replaced by Angelica Celaya. Griffiths played Liv, the love interest of main character John Constantine [played by Matt Ryan] and Celaya will step into that same role only as Zed, the more recognizable –and feisty – character from the […]

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Christopher Walken Is Captain Hook For Peter Pan Live!

by Alex Beanon July 13, 2014
Christopher Walken has been named to play the role of Captain Hook in NBC’s live broadcast of the classic children’s tale from J.M. Barrie, called “Peter Pan Live!”. The live musical will be choreographed by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have choreographed the last live musical for “The Sound of Music” as well as […]
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Shannara Moving Forward For MTV Series

by Alex Beanon July 13, 2014
A television series based on the fantasy novel series of a family with magical powers begun by Terry Brook’s “Sword of Shannara” was officially given the green light by the MTV network. The network had originally ordered the series late last year with Jon Favreau attached to direct but Favreau had to pull out of […]

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Spielberg’s BFG Gets A Release Date For The UK

by Alex Beanon July 11, 2014
Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s tale, “The BFG” has finally received a UK release date. Spielberg is directing Dahl’s BFG [big friendly giant] story about a young girl who enlists a benevolent giant to help capture man-eating evil giants who are terrorizing the world. An earlier animated film version of the […]
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Griffiths Out Of Constantine

by Alex Beanon July 11, 2014
With just over three months until its premiere, NBC’s “Constantine” has already lost its female lead, Lucy Griffiths, who will leave the fledgling series based on the DC comic Hellblazer. Griffiths had played the role of Liv, the female sidekick of lead character John Constantine, a supernatural detective of sorts played by Matt Ryan. Griffiths […]

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Arrow’s Cousin Is Firestorm

by Alex Beanon July 9, 2014
In a bit of real life imitating art or Hollywood inbreeding [however you want to interpret it], the role of DC Comics superhero Firestorm in “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash” will be played by Robbie Amell – actual cousin of Stephen Amell, who plays Arrow in CW’s “Arrow”. Amell [“Tomorrow People”] plays Robbie Raymond – aka […]
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Remake For The Incredible Mr. Limpet Surfaces

by Alex Beanon July 9, 2014
Warner Bros. is exploring a remake for “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” – a 1964 animation/live-action hybrid feature film which starred Don Knotts as a meek office worker who imagines himself in heroic scenarios and turns into an animated fish. Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis are reported to be interested in the film directed by Richard […]