Disney has announced the Blu-ray release of the following films on March 12, 2013:
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit – The 25th Anniversary edition of director Robert Zemeckis‘ classic crime comedy that blended live action and hand-drawn animation.
- Mulan – The 15th anniversary of the 1998 film from directors Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook that featured the voice talents of Ming Na, Eddie Murphy and BD Wong. Combo also includes Mulan 2.
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame – The 1996 animated adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo tale that starred the voices of Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Kevin Kline and Tom Hulce. Combo also includes The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.
- Brother Bear – Featuring the voices of Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez and Rick Moranis, the Oscar-nominated Brother Bear turned a main character into a bear long before that other movie did. Combo also includes Brother Bear 2.
Hit the jump for Blu-ray cover art, synopses and special features for each film.
With his latest film, Flight, now in theaters, director Robert Zemeckis reflected on his past movies in a recent interview. Among the pictures discussed was Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a 1988 classic that starred Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd opposite a cavalcade of cartoon critters. Not only did Zemeckis entertain the idea of re-releasing Who Framed Roger Rabbit in post-converted 3D, but he also gave an update on the state of the sequel. Penned by the original writers Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, Zemeckis said he was happy with the script and that it was quite good. Hit the jump for more, including whether or not Zemeckis thinks any of his other films are due for the 3D treatment or a reboot.
Opening this weekend is writer/director Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy. For those unfamiliar with the franchise reboot, this time around, a government task force led by Edward Norton‘s character is assassinating all their genetically-modified assets to prevent another Bourne situation. However, one member of the program, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), manages to escape with a scientist (Rachel Weisz), and the two go on the run for their lives. The film also stars Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Scott Glenn, Corey Stoll, and Donna Murphy. For more on the film, here’s five clips.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive interview with producer Frank Marshall (insane resume here). During our wide ranging conversation, we talked about making The Bourne Legacy, deleted scenes, extended cuts, test screenings, and more. In addition, since Marshall has produced so many awesome movies, we also talked about how close Who Framed Roger Rabbit came to getting a sequel, the likelihood of Indiana Jones 5 happening, Jurassic Park 3D and Jurassic Park 4, whether anyone has talked about rebooting the Back to the Future movies, the amazing Nike Back to the Future sneakers, The Secret Life of Houdini, the remake of Tell No One, and so much more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
What if Will Smith had agreed to play Neo in the Wachowski Brothers Matrix movie? Or if Johnny Depp had been Ferris Bueller in John Hughes classic Ferris Beuller’s Day Off? What about Madonna in The Fabulous Baker Boys instead of Michelle Pfeiffer, or Eddie Murphy as Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
When movies are being put together, often the first actor the studio or director offers the part to doesn’t want to star in the movie. Sometimes it’s a good thing, but often we’re left wondering what would the film have been like if that person had agreed to be in it.
While we might not have any video evidence, you can see some re-imagined movie posters for these films after the jump. Included are The Matrix, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Footloose, JFK, Lord of the Rings, and a few others.