When Dusty, the star of Disney’s Planes, learns he may never be able to race again, he is launched into the world aerial firefighting in Planes: Fire & Rescue (in 3D). In theaters on July 18th, we have a first look at three of the film’s new characters – Dipper, Blade Ranger and Cabbie – after the jump.
Muppets Most Wanted explore that time-honored tradition of evil twins. Kermit the Frog has a doppelganger named Constantine – the World’s Number One Criminal – who escapes a Russian prison and changes places with Kermit, to chaotic effect. Continuing the Muppet movie tradition, the human cast is largely composed of stars who just love The Muppets, including: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey – and enough cameos that even Statler and Waldorf can’t complain (well, they can – but that’s just them being Statler and Waldorf!).
Muppets Most Wanted opens on March 21, 2014. Follow the jump for the trailer and social media links.
J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan aren’t the only ones in the film industry who can keep a secret – Disney’s mysterious Tomorrowland has begun production in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tomorrowland’s cast includes a mix name talent and new(er) faces – like George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie and Raffey Cassidy – and sports the suitably vague tagline, ‘Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.
Tomorrowland is directed by Brad bird of Incredibles fame and is scheduled for December 12, 2014 release. For the official press release, follow the jump.
Eoin Colfer’s 12-year old criminal genius, Artemis Fowl is being developed as a movie. The Walt Disney Studios is developing the movie version – which would adapt the series’ first two books – with Harvey Weinstein. The temptation is to say that hell has just frozen over – Weinstein and Disney parted ways acrimoniously when, after he and his brother, Bob, tried to reacquire the Miramax library after having sold the company to Disney.
Now, with changes to studio leadership, Weinstein is happily working with The Mouse again because, among other reasons, “This is a special project for me because my children absolutely love this book. This story is for everyone and there is no one better than Disney to make a film that will excite people young and old.”
The Lone Ranger is one of those movies that could be either a spectacular success or a mind-boggling failure. The trailers – including the newest one (follow the jump to view) – look great, but trailers can lie. As a Lone Ranger fan since the original TV series, I’m hoping for the spectacular success – but I’m still crossing my fingers.
Here’s hoping The Lone Ranger can bring dusters back – or at least not kill them off for another generation…
Following the announcement that Dane cook had won the lead role in Disney’s Planes, comes the announcement of the movie’s entire cast – a mix of familiar (Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, and Teri Hatcher) with unfamiliar (Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra and Oliver Kalkofe).
The film, about a young airplane named Dusty whose dream is to become a high-flying racer – despite his fear of heights, is scheduled for an August 9th release date. Follow the jump for a complete list of the cast and the characters they will be voicing.