Incredibles Director Brad Bird Developing Live-Action/Animated Musical

Variety interviewed Bird at a “tea party” for the 2019 BAFTAs this weekend, where the filmmaker revealed he’s working on an original live-action musical. The director was hesitant to reveal too much about the project, other than it’s one he’s wanted to make for a “long time” and will feature around 20 minutes of animation in total. He went on to confirm that Michael Giacchino – who’s scored all of Bird’s movies save for Iron Giant – is composing the film’s music.

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Judy Blume wants to know which of her books you want to see adapted

Earlier this week, EW compiled a list of 50 books that deserve to be adapted into a TV show or movie. The list of great books that haven’t yet been adapted is, of course, even longer than that. The stories of Judy Blume, for instance, have remained on the page despite millions of sales and dozens of awards. That might change soon, however. Blume tweeted on Thursday that she was meeting with “many talented people” in Los Angeles about possible adaptations. She even asked her followers to chime in with suggestions for which of her books they would like to see on screen.

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US Eyes the End of the Film Distribution System That Rules Hollywood

Well, this would be huge!

 

U.S. antitrust officials are considering terminating a 70-year-old Hollywood settlement that governs how films are distributed around the country, potentially upending negotiations among movie studios and major theater chains over blockbuster releases.

The Justice Department said Thursday that the agreements, known as the Paramount Pictures consent decrees, may no longer be effective given that they have been around since the late 1940s. The settlements stem from a 1948 Supreme Court case that dismantled the old Hollywood system in which film studios also owned the theaters where their pictures were shown.

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9 spectacular places to watch a film outdoors this summer

What a cool bucket list idea for any travel / film fanatic!

Pulpit Rock in Norway was turned into an open-air cinema last night

Norway’s dramatic Pulpit Rock became the unlikely setting for an impromptu screening of Mission: Impossible – Fallout last night.

Critics are raving about the latest installment of the film series, though it surely pales when compared to the drama of Pulpit Rock.

Of course, this Norwegian landmark isn’t the only spectacular setting being used to screen flicks. From Hollywood cemeteries to the Sahara Desert, here are nine scenic spots to catch a flick.

Continue @ Telegraph.co.uk