Movie Talk: ‘Incredibles 2′ Secures New Release Date; Disney Developing ‘Oliver Twist’

     October 27, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (October 27th, 2016) John Campea, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Natasha Martinez and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

  • Disney is also developing new Oliver Twist movie with Ice Cube
  • Mail Bag
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THR reports that two of Pixar’s most high-profile projects are swapping release dates. The Incredibles 2 will now arrive in theaters on June 15, 2018 while Toy Story 4 will move to the Incredibles original spot of June 21, 2019. The change is due to an accelerated production schedule on Incredibles 2. Brad Bird returns to helm the superhero family’s second adventure as does Toy Story and Toy Story 2 director John Lasseter for part 4.

According to a report from THR, Disney Studios is teaming with Ice Cube and Tony-winning director of Hamilton Thomas Kail for a modern, musical take on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. One of Dickens’ most famous works, Oliver Twist tells the story of an orphan boy who moves from child laborer to being under the wings of Fagin, leader of a gang of London pickpockets. The new Oliver will be a modern musical, crossing many genres, including hip-hop. Cube and Jeff Kwantinetz are writing the treatment, with Cube attached to play Fagin. No release date has been set.

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Two new TV spots have been released for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with both spots putting the focus on the beasties inside Newt Scamander’s enchanted briefcase. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt, a magizoologist who travels to the Big Apple where he causes quite the disruption when a few of his beasts escape from his suitcase. The movie is directed by David Yates and based on an original screenplay by J.K. Rowling. It hits theaters on November 18th.

According to a report from THR, Kevin Hart is in negotiations to play Santa Claus in the Disney family comedy entitled Dashing Through the Snow. The story will follow a New York City detective who doesn’t have the best relationship with his son. The only thing that might be able to save their relationship is for the one true Santa Claus to make him believe in Christmas again.  A release date has not been set.

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One week after it was announced that Jennifer Lawrence would lead Ron Howard’s bio-pic about Zelda Fitzgerald, THR reports that Scarlett Johansson is developing her own Zelda biopic, with both films on the fast track hoping to hit theatres first. The Johansson project is titled The Beautiful and the Damned and has Millennium Films financing with cooperation from the Fitzgerald estate. The film will incorporate newly unearthed transcripts from a sanatorium in which Zelda Fitzgerald was confined, which also indicate that her husband misappropriated his wife’s ideas as his own. Millennium is currently circling a handful of directors for the gig. No release date has been set.

For those wanting to remain completely spoiler free about what’s to come in Star Wars: Episode VIII, now is the time to tune out. We’ll issue a spoiler alert now.

According to an exclusive report from The Wrap, Bad Robot and J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film God Particle will be the newest movie connected to Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane. Not only will Particle be the third in the series but Abrams and Paramount Pictures are creating more movies for the shared universe, with the studio hoping to release a new film every year. God Particle opens on Feb. 24, 2017.

MAIL BAG

Sam Allen writes:

Hey Collider crew! Recently I watched the Man Down trailer and the Variety quote they used made me curious as to how it was tracking on Rotten Tomatoes. It turns out the quote they used was from a negative review. This got me thinking, are there any regulations governing the use of quotes in trailers? Can they trim “this is not a masterpiece” down to “a masterpiece”? Or when there is no source for the quote is that just the director’s mother? Thanks for my daily procrastination – I mean motivation!

SQ writes:

Hello crew, since video game movies are on the horizon, could we see a Duke Nukem movie? I think if it’s done well it could be the Deadpool of video game movies.

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