Disney’s latest attempt at translating one of its classic animated films to live-action is a beauty, if a bit flawed.
For the live-action take, the script was tweaked to allow Belle to be even more independent (and less of a Stockholm Syndrome sufferer) and a late tweak include a couple of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it gay moments. Neither of these tweaks is a flaw.
When David returns to the place where it all began, he and Syd and Melanie Byrd’s team find themselves in a very familiar setting – a heightened version of the same mental institution from Legion (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C): Episode 1.
When we left David Haller, he was unconscious while his girlfriend Syd Barrett and their fellow mutants – Melanie Bird and Ptonomy Wallace – had returned from their trip inside his mind with no apparent side effects.
In Chapter Four of FX’s Legion (Wednesdays, 11/10C), the search is to find David and bring him back to the ‘real’ world.
Legion (FX, Thursdays, 9/8C) is based on a mutant character from Marvel’s X-titles. In the comics, he’s the son of Professor Charles Xavier and has amazing mental abilities that he isn’t completely sure of and definitely not in complete control of.
The trailer for Walt Disney Studio’s Beauty and the Beast is the most detailed we’ve seen, so far.
We learn a bit more about its unique heroine, the Beast and his staff and see a bit more of the preening Gason. More importantly, we get a glimpse of how special the relationship is between Belle and her father.
The trailer suggests that Beauty and the Beast will be another soon-to-be classic example of pure Disney magic. Check it out after the break.
Noah Hawley’s take on Marvel mutants, FX drama Legion – now has a premiere date and a nifty new trailer.
How nifty is the trailer? Melanie bird (Jean Smart) is seen telling series lead David Heller (Dan Stevens) that he’s been fed a string of lies regarding his mental condition – and that’s just the start!
Legion will premiere on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The nifty new trailer follows the break. – along with more details on the series.
FX is giving Marvel Comics a go – greenlighting an 8-episode season of Legion based on a character from the X-Men comics, David Haller.
David, in the comics, is the son of Professor X, Charles Xavier. Here he’s described as a young man who begins to wonder if the voices in his head might be real.
Dan Stevens, late of Downton Abbey and A Walk Among the Tombstones, has signed on to play David. The series comes from Fargo’s Noah Hawley and is slated for and early 2017 premiere. For more follow the jump.