Lots covered in this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, starting with some literary adaptations! The hosts discuss the news that Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman are gearing up for a new adaptation of Macbeth, and Kenneth Branagh will direct a live adaptation of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, and Downton Abbey’s Lily James in the title role.
After that, the crew votes Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down on a variety of film news updates from the past week! To see what topics we included, hit the jump
- Jurassic Park IV taking place on the original island (Isla Nublar)
- J.J. Abrams thinking John Williams will return to score Star Wars: Episode VII
- Ben Stiller in talks to direct Robert Downey Jr. playing Gepetto in Pinocchio
- Transformers 4 adds Kelsey Grammer as the human villain
- A Hillary Clinton biopic, Rodham, gets new life as director James Ponsoldt attaches himself to the film
- Jamie Foxx to play the Daddy Warbucks character in Annie remake
- Bradley Cooper and Steven Spielberg team up for the biopic, American Sniper
The GeekScholars then round things out with Preview Reviews for Walking With Dinosaurs, and White House Down, along with a spoiler-free discussion of Iron Man 3, including some thoughts on why so many critics gave it negative reviews. Stay tuned after some credits for some spoiler-filled discussion on a few specific points about Iron Man 3.