Glover was replaced as George McFly in the franchise's sequels. He still hasn't forgiven producer Gale — who stands by his decision three decades after the fact.
Organizations have taken the film to task for depicting Anne Hathaway’s Grand High Witch as having distinctly different hands from what Ronald Dahl described in the original book.
Steve Bing, a Hollywood producer, writer and financier who famously invested in the Tom Hanks movie “The Polar Express,” has died. He was 55.A spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office told TheWrap that the office responded to a death located in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the man was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. According to TMZ, which was the first to report the news of Bing’s death, he jumped from the 27th floor of his apartment building.The LAPD and L.A. County Coroner’s Office would not confirm the identification of the deceased or the cause of death. The owner of the building, however, confirmed to TheWrap that the deceased was Bing. An individual who knew Bing said he had been depressed and acting bizarrely of late.Also Read: Joel Schumacher, Director of 'St Elmo's Fire' and 'The Lost Boys,' Dies at 80Bing’s writing credits include 1994’s “Every Breathe” and one episode of “Married… with Children.” He is also known for producing films like “Get Carter,” “Night at the Golden Eagle,” “Rock the Kasbah,” “Rules Don’t Apply” and most recently, “St. Sebastian.” He was currently filming an Untitled Jerry Lee Lewis Documentary. He was also a big investor in “The Polar Express,” the animated feature featuring the voice of Tom Hanks.Bing is also the founder of Shangri-La Entertainment, which focuses on property, construction, entertainment and music. Its latest credit is 2017’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Bing also financed films like Robert Zemeckis’ “Beowulf” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shine A Light.”Bing was born on March 31, 1965. He received an estimated $600 million inheritance when he turned 18, from his grandfather and real estate developer Leo S. Bing. He dropped out of Stanford University to pursue a career in Hollywood and also contributed millions of dollars to Democratic political causes — in 2012, he contributed $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.Also Read: Ian Holm, Star of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Alien,' Dies at 88He is survived by his two children; Damian Hurley from his relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley, and daughter Kira Bonder, from his relationship with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.Read original story Steve Bing, Producer and Film Financier, Dies at 55 At TheWrap
It's official. Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is fully aboard Disney's live-action remake of its animated classic Pinocchio. He'll direct, and co-write the next draft with Chris Weitz for a possible year-end production start. Casting is still being determined. Zemeckis and Weitz will write off the previous draft that the latter penned with Simon Farnaby. The original […]
Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth shares stories from the making of "Forrest Gump" as the hit film celebrates milestone anniversary and defends the film's portrayal of mental disability.
“Forrest Gump” screenwriter Eric Roth shares plot details from the planned sequel, which was scrapped after 9/11.
Anne Hathaway has closed a deal to star as the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis and Warner Bros.' "The Witches" adaptation. Variety first reported that Hathaway was holding the offer for both that and "Sesame Street," and at the time, scheduling for both films were holding up dealmaking. With those issues settled, Hathaway is […]
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Inert period piece suffers from an absence of chemistry between leads Cotillard and Brad Pitt, undercutting the romance on which much of the supposed suspense should hinge.
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So, who wants a Back to the Future Part IV movie? Christopher Lloyd most definitely does. When asked by the Hollywood Reporter if he’d reprise his role as Doc in a fourth film, Lloyd said “I would love to play Doc again, no question.” He went on to say, “I can’t see doing another sequel without Michael J.
Just as Pablo Picasso had his Blue Period and Lars Von Trier went through his Dogme 95 Days, the first decade of the 21st century could be described as Robert Zemeckis’s Performance Capture Phase. Between 2004 and 2009, the Oscar-winning director of such blockbusters as Back to the Future, Forrest Gump and Cast Away abandoned live action filmmaking for a trilogy of features made using relatively new technology that married live performance with digital animation. Little could he have suspected that those three films — 2004’s The Polar Express, 2007’s Beowulf and 2009’s A Christmas Carol — would arguably become the most controversial titles in his filmography. These days, performance capture (also known as motion capture or mo-cap) is a staple of blockbuster filmmaking, used in the creation of such memorable characters as ape king Caesar from the new Planet of the Apes series and the blue-skinned Na’vi from James Cameron’s Avatar.
Ben Schwartz went full-on Chris Farley for director Robert Zemeckis. The actor, best known for his television roles on Parks and Recreation (as club-king Jean Ralphio) and House of Lies (as arrogant consultant Clyde Obertholdt), scored not only his biggest dramatic film role yet when he was cast as Albert in The Walk, but it was being helmed by one of his all-time favorite filmmakers. “Robert Zemeckis is kind of my hero,” Schwartz told Yahoo Movies in the video interview above. “My favorite movies of all time are — Back to the Future is No. 1, and then Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
By Nate Jones, Vulture On Monday night, I arrived at what turned out to be incredibly early for a screening of The Walk.
In the new book We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, we finally found out why Eric Stoltz got fired from the Marty McFly role during production. Michael J. Fox was hired and the result was cinematic magic. As chronicled by author Caseen Gaines, Back to the Future could have gone in a different direction: Marty might have been played by Charlie Sheen.