The wizarding world of Harry Potter is two things: A) wonderful, and B) very, very British. Sure, the eight movies made from seven books do mention places outside of the Hogwarts homeland of Britain, and there are some characters and references from other countries thrown in the mix, but America is not one of them.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
David Yates has spent pretty much his entire feature film directing career in the world of Harry Potter. He joined the franchise in 2007 with Order of the Phoenix and directed the next four movies, wrapping up everything with Deathly Hallows: Part 2. So it’s safe to say the man loves the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter.
And now he’s going… Continue reading 'Deathly Hallows' Director Heading Back To 'Harry Potter' For 'Fantastic Beasts'
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar)
What’s It About? The pint-sized Wallis carries the film on her back as Hushpuppy, a young 6-year-old girl living with her father (named Wink) in an impoverished Delta community known as “the Bathtub.” The residents are preparing for a great storm in their own steadfast way, just as… Continue reading What Is 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013
Tom Hanks may head back to World War II once again. Again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hanks will produce and potentially star in the Universal adaptation of ‘In the Garden of Beasts.’ The non-fiction book — from writer Erik Larson, who also wrote ‘The Devil in the White City, which Leonardo DiCaprio has long been attached to — follows William Dodd, an American ambassador in 1933 Berlin… Continue reading Tom Hanks Eyeing 'In the Garden of Beasts' as Potential Star Vehicle
Tom Hanks and his producing partner Gary Goetzman have plans to adapt Erik Larson’s non-fiction novel In the Garden of the Beasts for the screen. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Universal has secured the rights to the book, which the author describes as follows on his official site:
With this new book, I invite you to journey to Berlin during Hitlers first year in power, 1933… Continue reading Tom Hanks to Adapt In the Garden of Beasts