Director Tara Wood has successfully reclaimed the rights to the authorized Quentin Tarantino documentary feature, 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino – featuring such Tarantino stalwarts as Zoë Bell, Robert Forster and Samuel L. Jackson – from the wreckage of The Weinstein Company.
Summit Entertainment and eOne are pinning holiday cheer on the performance of Robin Hood. Judging from the fun trailer, there’s a good chance they (and we) will be happy with this re-imagining of the classic story.
Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton, Eve Hewson, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendlesohn and Jamie Dornan. It opens on November 21st.
Jamie Foxx has been chose to host Fox’s interactive game show, Beat Shazam.
In the game, teams of two race to beat the clock and each other as they try to identify the biggest hits of all time. The team with the highest score then pits their knowledge against Shazam – the popular song identification app – for a shot at a cash prize.
Beat Shazam is scheduled to premiere Summer 2017. Details follow the break.
Annie is a reimagining of the Broadway musical-turned-movie based on the classic comic strip Little Orphan Annie. It’s the story of an orphan who becomes the adopted daughter of an unscrupulous, wealthy man who straightens up and flies right because of her.
In the comic strip and musical, the wealthy man was billionaire Daddy Warbucks – so named because he made his fortune selling arms to all buyers. While war profiteers will always be with us, here he’s a telecommunications mogul named Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx). Annie is played by Oscar®-nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild).
As part of the run up to the release of Annie, Sony Pictures Entertainment has become involved in helping support Turnaround Arts – a feature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Turnaround Arts helps provide arts resources to high-poverty schools which, in turn, helps those schools to keep up attendance and maintain the sir students’ interest in furthering their education.
As part of their collaboration, Sony is providing support and resources for schools whose students are putting on their own productions of the Broadway classic. Annie’s stars, Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis visited one such school, Northport Elementary, where Wallis said, “I was excited to visit the school today. We had so much fun and I’m glad that they are preparing for their own production of Annie. Every Annie can be different, which is one of the reasons why it is so great to be a part of.”
Earth Hour is best known for its annual energy conservation ‘Lights Out’ campaign but it does so much more than that – it’s a global force involved in work to preserve nature worldwide. And now, Earth Hour has named Spider-Man its first superhero ambassador – with a message to ‘inspire individuals to use their power to become superheroes for the planet.
The powers that be at Earth Hour and Sony Pictures Entertainment have partnered to create a program called Earth Hour Blue that will set up crowdfunding for projects like the one that provides efficient cookstoves to prevent deforestation in the habitat of the Giant Panda. Members of The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s cast, and director Marc Webb, have selected projects for which they feel a personal connection, as well.
For more information on Earth Hour, Earth Hour Blue and some of these programs, as well as the link to the Earth Hour/Spider-Man page, follow the jump.