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‘Hocus Pocus’ Getting That Remake Without The Original Cast
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Hocus Pocus

It may not look like it at first but Hocus Pocus is part of the Halloween cult classics. Though it may not necessarily be frightful or scary, its quirks and charms and family friendly scares make it an instant favorite. With such a following, one has to wonder why Disney has never bothered following it up with a sequel, especially now that sequels are huge. Well, Disney will be giving fans a brand new Hocus Pocus, just not the ones they are asking for.

Reports confirm that there will be a Hocus Pocus remake, however, it will be a TV movie and without the original cast. So how does a film without those ghoulish witches work? Well apparently, The Disney Channel has that figured out, and they’ve hired The RoyalsScarlett Lacey to pen the new screenplay with the film’s original movie producer David Kirschner being brought in to executive produce. More on the story below.

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Movie Review: Stephen King’s IT (2017)
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Stephen King's It Movie Header

Stephen King’s IT
Directed by Andy Muschietti
Written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman
Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date: September 8, 2017

The first adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel It was a 1990 mini-series starring Tim Curry as the child-eating monster. The ambitious project from director Tommy Lee Wallace tried in vain to fit all 1,100 pages of King’s epic novel into two 2-hour blocks and the results were a mixed bag. The first half is nearly universally beloved thanks to some great child acting and Curry chewing the scenery and stealing nights of sleep as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The second half focuses on the adults 27 years later returning to stop the evil again and it falters heavily from cheesy overacting and a universally “be-loathed” giant spider ending.

Coincidentally, it’s 27 year later, and Mama director Andy Muschietti took what worked back in 1990 and focused an entire film on it with Stephen King’s IT.

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Cast Pose For The Start Of Production Photo
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Aladdin

Today marks the start of production for Disney’s latest live-action flick, Aladdin. The film stars Mena Massoud as the title character who falls in love with the Sultan’s daughter, Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). As with nearly all the live-action adaptations that Disney has released so far, you can expect Aladdin to stay true to the spirit of the animated original while also adding in a few contemporary elements so that it can connect to a new audience.

One of those elements is Will Smith, who will play the iconic Genie, a magical being who grants Aladdin three wishes after he frees him from his lamp imprisonment. Now with production in full swing, Smith has released a brand new photo of himself, Massoud, Scott, and Marwan Kenzari who’s playing Jafar. Check out the image below.

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Guy Ritchie’s ‘Aladdin’ Finds Its Jafar and Casts An ‘SNL’ Alum
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Aladdin Jafar

Though it is still in the very early days of development, Guy Ritchie‘s adaptation of Walt Disney’s animated hit, Aladdin, is coming along very nicely. While at the D23 Expo, it was announced that Egypt-born, Canada-raised Mena Massoud, and Power Rangers star Naomi Scott, would play Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, respectively. Will Smith, who was previously reported to be in talks to voice Genie, would also be confirmed for the cast.

Now the cast grows by adding two new actors. Dutch-Tunisian actor Marwan Kenzari is in talks to play Jafar, the scheming advisor to the Sultan, and SNL‘s Nasim Pedrad will join the cast as a new character created for the film. More on the story below.

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First Trailer For Eli Roth’s ‘Death Wish’ Remake Starring Bruce Willis
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Death Wish

MGM has released the first trailer for Death Wish, a remake (or “re-imagining”) of the 1974 revenge thriller of the same name starring Charles Bronson.

The remake is helmed by Cabin Fever, Hostel, and The Green Inferno director Eli Roth, and stars Bruce Willis in the same role Bronson played in the original, Elisabeth Shue, and Camila Morrone. The screenplay was penned by Joe Carnahan, the writer and director of Smokin’ Aces, The Grey, and the upcoming remake of The Raid.

Continue below to read a synopsis and check out the trailer.

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Live-Action ‘The Lion King’: Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Play Scar
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Scar in Disney's The Lion King

Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to join the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King.

If a deal is a reached, Ejiofor would take on the role of Scar, the film’s villain. Scar is the not-so-popular brother of the king, Mufasa, and the uncle to Mufasa’s son and future king, Simba.

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‘It’ Trailer: This Cursed Town Has Got A Serious Clown Problem
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Pennywise It Trailer

Clowns are pretty much at the top of the list of things to be afraid of. Though they can bring laughter with slapstick comedy, but one can’t get over the fact that there is something truly terrifying about them as well. Which is why coulrophobia — the fear of clowns — has been popularized in pop culture. And we owe a great deal of thanks to Pennywise from Stephen King‘s novel It for manifesting those fears of clowns.

A brand new adaptation of It, from Mama director Andy Muschietti, is just a few more months away, and now WB has released a new trailer that brings back all those fears we thought we suppressed. Check it out here below.

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Warner Bros. Developing New ‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’ Remake
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

It’s being reported that Warner Brothers is developing a remake of the sci-fi horror Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

The studio has hired David Leslie Johnson to pen the screenplay for the remake. Johnson’s credits include Orphan, Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans, The Conjuring 2, and episodes of The Walking Dead.

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D23 Expo 2017: Two Leads For Guy Ritchie’s ‘Aladdin’ Finally Cast
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Aladdin

In the days leading up to the D23 Expo 2017 there had been a rumor that casting for Guy Ritchie‘s Aladdin was going through some difficulty. One of the biggest ones was finding the right actor who could act and sing to play the leads. Of course, all those problems seemed to resolve themselves when Egypt-born, Canada-raised Mena Massoud, and Power RangersNaomi Scott were cast as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. And to top it all off, Will Smith has finally been confirmed as Genie. More on the story below.

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D23 Expo 2017: Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Live-Action Film
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The Lion King

As far as we know, Disney’s upcoming live-action iteration of The Lion King is in the very early stages of development. So early that they are still adding cast members as we speak. However, with the film expected to hit theaters just before the next D23 Expo, director Jon Favreau was kind enough to stop by this year’s D23 to provide a small sample of his vision for the new Lion King. And if you are a fan of the original film and his live-action take on The Jungle Book, then you will be pleased by the description we have to offer.

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