50 Cent Making Horror Movies With New 8 Figure Investment In G-Unit Films

50 took to social media to talk about his new three-picture deal where he will make a series of horror movies.

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Music From NFL Films, Vol. 1 – Sam Spence

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Music From NFL Films, Vol. 1

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Release Date: January 1, 1970

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Oscars introducing diversity criteria for films

The organization that hands out the Academy Awards said Friday it would form a group to develop diversity and inclusion guidelines that filmmakers will have to meet in order for their work to be eligible for Oscars. Freddie Joyner has more.


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500 Must See Films – The Telegraph

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500 Must See Films

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Your guide to the 500 'must see' films of all time as selected by The Telegraph's team of experts. Links directly to iTunes for easy downloading. These 500 films include pioneering productions from the silent era, classics from Hollywood's golden age, sci-fi epics, western adventures, musicals, thrillers, love stories, horror stories, children's stories, challenging documentaries and comedies that gleefully test the boundaries of taste. A hugely varied selection covering nearly a century of worldwide Cinema history. Plus – If you like this, try our hugely popular '500 Must Have Apps' book, also free to download from the iBookstore.

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Universal to release films in theaters and online

Universal Pictures will begin releasing movies at home the same day they are released in theaters, yet another sign that the coronavirus is changing consumer behaviors. Gloria Tso reports.


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The Week in Arts: John Cameron Mitchell Brings Back ‘Hedwig’; L.G.B.T.Q. Films Roll Out for Pride

Music from the pioneering punk-rock musical comes to Manhattan’s Town Hall, Jennifer Monson dances at dawn and OVID.tv streams a Pride Month series.
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Avengers films come to their ‘Endgame’ at world premiere

A slew of famous faces, who have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last decade, turn out to watch the finale, ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Rough Cut – no reporter narration.


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The Allure of Independent Films: An Idiosyncratic Look at Indie Films, Directors and Genres (Unabridged) – Larry Christopher

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Genre: Arts & Entertainment

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Publish Date: December 11, 2013

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Netflix to release three films in theaters ahead of online debut

Breaking with tradition, Netflix releases ‘Roma’, ‘Bird Box’ and ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ films in cinemas before their online release dates. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Raz Simone Taps Into Phobias Galore In Freaky “Family Films” Video

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Cast Has Heartwarming Mini-Reunion Ahead Of The Film’s 25th Anniversary

All grown up! The kids from
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‘After The Screaming Stops’ films reunion of 1980s band Bros

Getting deep-rooted tensions out during filming was healing for Bros brothers, as they now plan to tour in 2019 and make ‘the best Bros album ever’. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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A look at the most anticipated films debuting at TIFF

‘Battle of the Sexes’ and ‘Stronger’ are among the films set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Rare Films of Nuclear Bomb Tests Reveal Their True Power

Nuclear physicists are using film scanners and computer analysis on old bomb test footage to uncover the weapons’ secrets.
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Steve Gebhardt, Who Made Films With Rock Stars, Dies at 78

Mr. Gebhardt, a filmmaker, worked with Yoko Ono and John Lennon on more than a dozen experimental films.
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8 Films to Die For: Unnatural – Hank Braxtan

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8 Films to Die For: Unnatural

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Release Date: October 16, 2015


Global climate change prompts a scientific corporation to genetically modify Alaskan polar bears with horrific and deadly results.

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Ridley Scott’s Top 5 Sci-Fi Films of All Time

“The Martian” director Ridley Scott counts down his favorite sci-fi films of all time.
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Tom Hanks sends 7-minute video to school whose homecoming is based on his films

Kerman High School’s homecoming week theme had prompted the two-time Oscar winner to tweet, “I’m working on something for the Festivites!”


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509 Films, Volume 10 – Michael Reeve & Stephen W. Clark

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509 Films, Volume 10

Michael Reeve & Stephen W. Clark

Genre: Sports

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Release Date: October 7, 2015


The four time Sledfilm Festival winner, for Best Snowmobile Motion Picture, is back with a high-octane thrill ride. Volume 10 is the milestone tenth film in our award winning, backcountry, snowmobile series. Featuring the industry's top athletes and filmed in majestic backcountry locations across the United States and Canada, Volume 10 is unquestionably our best snowmobile film to date.

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Absinthe Films Presents: Eversince – Justin Hostynek & Shane Charlebois

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Absinthe Films Presents: Eversince

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Can you remember your first time? …the first moment you knew you were hooked …the moment you knew you would find a way to make it happen again…no matter what. Our adventures are fueled by that unstoppable passion to find that unforgettable feeling. Eversince that first time.

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Are You More Like Kalabar Or Kal From Disney’s ‘Halloweentown’ Films? [Quiz]

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TIFF: Music Box Films Acquires WWII Art Film ‘Francofonia’

A spring 2016 theatrical release is planned.
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News: Study Finds Movie Attendance Declining As More Americans Act Out Films At Home

LOS ANGELES—Noting that ticket sales nationwide have fallen to a 20-year low, a study published Friday by the Motion Picture Association of America found that movie theater attendance continues to decline as more Americans choose to act out films at home.

According to the study, rising ticket prices across the country, combined with the greater convenience of staying in, have contributed to the popularity of performing full-length feature films in the comfort of individuals’ own living rooms.

“Whereas previous generations of moviegoers would look forward to new movie releases and head to their local theater on a Friday or Saturday night, today’s entertainment consumers are increasingly choosing to print out screenplays, cast friends and family in the various roles, and act out films without ever leaving their houses or apartments,” said MPAA analyst Tate Mitchell, citing the fact that in 2015, more than 80 million households acted out …




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South Korea Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Stays on Top for Second Week as Local Films Dominate


Domestic blockbuster ‘Veteran’ topped ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to become the No. 2 film of 2015.

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South Korea Box Office: ‘Veteran’ Becomes Phenomenon as Local Films Dominate


The Korean action film cross 10 million admissions and trails close behind ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ as 2015’s third highest grossing film.

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British director Sean Ellis films his new movie ‘Anthropoid’ in Prague

British director Sean Ellis hopes a new generation will engage with his WWII movie ‘Anthropoid.” Bob Mezan reports.


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Angry Nerd – Brett Ratner’s Hercules & Pillaging Story Lines for Big-Budget CGI Films

Angry Nerd is hungry for some new material. Instead of force-feeding us cinematic souvlaki with CGI blowouts of Greek-inspired story lines, maybe it’s time to look beyond the Peloponnesian lore. And no, Brett Ratner, we will not be entertained with your upcoming Hercules starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
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Sky Acquires Majority Stake in U.K. Production Company Blast! Films


The firm has produced series and films, including ‘Hunger,’ Steve McQueen’s debut feature.

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Fourth Of July: 10 Favorite Films From Amazon

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Trey Songz Films On Camera In Kat DeLuna’s ‘Bum Bum’ Video

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Your guide to the 500 &apos;must see&apos; films of all time as selected by The Telegraph&apos;s team of experts. Links directly to iTunes for easy downloading. These 500 films include pioneering productions from the silent era, classics from Hollywood&apos;s golden age, sci-fi epics, western adventures, musicals, thrillers, love stories, horror stories, children&apos;s stories, challenging documentaries and comedies that gleefully test the boundaries of taste. A hugely varied selection covering nearly a century of worldwide Cinema history. Plus – If you like this, try our hugely popular &apos;500 Must Have Apps&apos; book, also free to download from the iBookstore.

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Jurassic World Director Colin Trevorrow on Taking on the Beloved Dinosaur Films

When Colin Trevorrow saw Jurassic Park as a teenager it sparked his interest in the power of film. He spoke with WIRED about taking on the franchise and getting the audience to cheer for their favorite dinosaurs.
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Fox Yanks ‘Fantastic Four’ Films from iTunes, Amazon Before Reboot Release

The 2005 film and its ‘Rise of the Silver Surfer’ sequel, released in 2007, have been removed from digital platforms, as Fox seeks to relaunch the franchise with its new film.
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Music films being screened at SXSW: ‘Love & Mercy,’ ‘Montage of Heck’

Music films being screened at SXSW: 'Love & Mercy,' 'Montage of Heck'The South by Southwest Festival will open its annual convergence of all things music, film and interactive on March 13. Metallica's Robert Trujillo produced this film about the revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius along with Passion Pictures ("Searching for Sugar Man"). The biopic of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson had its debut at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.



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Republic Records Teams With IM Global to Produce Music-Driven Films

The first project in the collaboration will be ‘Rollin’ Thunder,’ a comedy about an ex-con trying to bond with his daughter by entering a bowling tournament.
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Top 11 Films of 2014

Rules are sometimes meant to be broken, which is why this year’s list is the Top 11, not 10. It also has something to do with a very strong year in documentaries, foreign, American studio and indie film. For those titles that are unfamiliar, investigate and surprise yourself.

Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu has directed a film filled with great performances, including the best of Michael Keaton’s career, as an action film star beset by problems during a Broadway play he has financed and stars in. The magical realism works, everyone is perfect in his or her role and the ambiguous but elegiac ending fits a stunning film that breaks new ground while conjuring up theatrical disasters that are as funny as they are terrifying.

The Congress
A complete mind-bender that requires great attention. Based on sci-fi master and Solaris author Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress, this is a mix of live action and animation, set in a future where avatars are replacing human actors. When fading star Robin Wright, as herself, enters a virtual reality animated world, the mayhem really begins. Not just complex for its own sake, The Congress is deeply moving at its end. Ari Folman (Waltzing with Bashir) again shows how special his work is.

LFO
Almost nobody saw LFO, Swedish director-writer Antonio Tublen’s hilarious and unpredictable science fiction black comedy about an inventor who comes up with an electronic tone that hypnotizes people instantly. His base desires, liking sleeping with an attractive neighbor, are replaced by an existential dilemma: Should he try and make the entire world a better place to live or will it go disastrously wrong? Simply shot but flawless in its logic and execution, with a chilling ending to boot.

Venus in Fur
Roman Polanski is back in fine form, with this haunting, psychosexual pas-de-deux between a stage director and an actress who has a strange power over him during auditions. While it takes place within a Parisian theatre, it is playwright David Ives’s clever source material and the perfectly calibrated work of Mathieu Amalric and Polanski’s wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, that keeps us on the edge of the seat, with a master of suspense at the helm.

Nightcrawler
Everyone is seemingly creeped out, in a good way, by Jake Gyllenhaal’s bugged-eyed, skinny, polite psychopath in Nightcrawler and rightly so. But writer-director Dan Gilroy’s bleak and razor-sharp vision of crime as a TV commodity speaks volumes about our wayward moral universe. Rene Russo has come a long way from romantic comedies to a soulless news producer. Like the accidents and murders it portrays, Nightcrawler disturbs and remains in your head.

Enemy
What a year for Jake Gyllenhaal, who played a character who spies on a double of himself, in this eerie adaptation of Portugese literary fiction icon Jose Saramago. Directed with precise and increasing dread by Denis Villeneuve, Enemy explores how two seemingly identical men can be very different in temperament and how their women react in entirely unpredictable ways when they discover they are in the company of doppelgangers.

Finding Vivian Maier
There were many fine docs in 2014, but this gets top honors, not only because directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel have discovered the work of street photographer Vivian Maier, who took brilliant shots of everyday people while being a nanny. The film not only presents the best of her more than 100,000 previously unknown photos, but also investigates how a collector of family photos at auctions stumbled upon an unheralded and very private genius with a camera.

The Book of Life
Jorge Gutierrez has made a studio animation film like no other, with his Mexican iconography and music mixed with pop. The hero spans three worlds to pursue his true love and the eye-popping visuals of a cheery Mexican underworld is the highlight of this lovely and surprising gem of a movie, celebrating a Hispanic culture rarely seen in major animated films.

Mood Indigo
Michel Gondry again makes this list, with a surreal depiction of Paris, love and tragedy, aided by fantastic production design and otherwise inanimate objects that come to life in the most charming and natural of ways. Audrey Tatou easily gets into your heart, as the waif in love who suddenly learns a flower seems to be growing in her lungs. Never maudlin, never static, a true cinematic flight of fancy.

Art and Craft
There are plenty of docs about art forgery, but Art and Craft is about a strange, at times seemingly mentally handicapped man who worships his recently deceased mother and can forge artwork in any style. Rather than selling it, he fools major U.S. museum curators, donating the forgeries to them, and an investigator tries to bring to light his peculiar, hard-to-prove behavior.

In Secret
Based on Emile Zola’s novel Therese Raquin, In Secret is lushly shot by Charlie Stratton and he makes the best possible use of leads Jessica Lange, Oscar Isaac and Elizabeth Olsen. Romance, murder, lust, guilt, secrecy and revenge are served up deliciously in a classic book adaptation that simply could not be better.

Worthy Contenders: Big Hero 6, CitizenFour, The Imitation Game, Kill the Messenger, A Most Wanted Man, Particle Fever.
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Much of Society’s Unrest Caused By Barrage of Negative Stereotypes in Films

By Anthony Major
UCF Forum columnist

Everybody has a perception about what the image of art should say — or not say — but few have an informed opinion. The power of the communicative arts transcends the mere power to inform. That power is used in film, television, newspapers, radio, art, magazines, music, theatre and the new social media network as a means of influencing and shaping attitudes by providing images and opinions.

This power of film is universal as it transcends place, race and gender. It has the power to set or change behavior.

A former mentor of mine, Rheet Taylor, once explained to me there are only two types of opinions: informed and uninformed. Which one should we all desire to have? It becomes increasingly difficult, however, to become informed when only one group is calling the shots as to what that image of a particular culture is seen through the arts, especially film — which has a larger-than-life image and gets exported throughout the world. As the Andre Agassi commercial for Canon cameras years ago said: “Image is everything.”

It is my opinion that negative images of African-Americans perpetrated by some of the media is the cause of a lot of the unrest happening across our nation and around the world today. The constant barrage of images of African-Americans as troublemakers, as threatening or as menacing, are so embedded in our psyche that when incidents happen — such as we saw in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., or Ohio, where a 12-year-old was shot within seconds of police arriving at the scene — many feel they are justified.

As an audience, we all bring our own personal perception and bias, but these large visual and sound images in film affect us all and alter our perception and bias to the message projected for us to see. The size of the image has a lot to do with the power of the experience. We empathize with an image that is larger than us, in an experience that we cannot control. Good or bad, we’ve experienced an adventure on film and we leave with the negative images of African-Americans portrayed on the screen.

These bigger-than-life images are how the rest of the world perceives us, and that perception — good or bad — becomes the reality.

Leaving the production of the images in the hands of the few who control the economics, who themselves were influenced by negative images, brings predictable results. For example The Color Purple, Colored Girls and Training Day, which are all good films, all portray the black man in a negative way. We get a steady dose of Tyler Perry films, where the main character is a male dressed as a female, which many black comedians did to become successful, and a ton of negative reality-television shows.

To have more positive outcomes, we need to have a balance of positive images. We all say we want positive images, but what is positive, to whom and for what purpose?

Why do we keep having incidents like the recent leaked emails between Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures, and producer Scott Rudin about what President Obama’s favorite films would be, and the comments of an unnamed producer in a New York Post article who said “Denzel Washington (who is a two-time Academy Award winner) shouldn’t star in blockbuster movies because he is black…the international market is too racist.”

Yet films like Shaft, Superfly, Trouble Man and a bevy of other African-American films boosted Hollywood during the ’70s. And the international markets have been duplicating African-American arts, jazz, Michael Jackson’s dances, even black dress and gestures for centuries.

When African-Americans live in a pluralistic society and try to preserve their culture and its meaning, it becomes difficult in a capitalist society, where to some, increasing the bottom line at all costs is imperative.

Where does this leave the artists? The artists, who are trying to balance out the bigger-than-life power called film, need to be supported. In Hollywood studios, there has never been an African- American who can “green-light” a film. Support of African-Americans in the boardroom, with the power to green-light, may one day balance out the bigger-than-life images that are both entertaining and economically successful.

We need to do our due diligence, and research and listen to differing viewpoints of all cultures. We also need to try to understand differing opinions of how the local and foreign media view our culture. That way we can have an informed opinion about what our fellow citizens are complaining about, real or unreal.

Anthony B. Major is an associate professor of film in UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design and program director of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities. He can be reached at anthony.major@ucf.edu.
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The Creepiest Films Of 2014

From bloody revenge in Virginia to Australia’s spookiest bedtime monster, these nightmares of the silver screen will haunt you long after you leave the theater.
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Luke Bryan Shakes It for Central Park, Films ‘Nashville’ Cameo

Luke Bryan took a couple of man-sized bites out of the Big Apple on Friday, taping a special appearance for an upcoming episode of the hit ABC drama Nashville. The country hunk’s cameo on the series will also feature Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach and Nashville’s Rayna James, played…
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“Persecuted” Gives Faith Based Films a Bad Name

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper
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This year there have been quite a number of faith based movies released. Some have been high profile like “Heaven Is For Real” and others have been low on the radar like “Alone Yet Not Alone.” Still most of them have shared a quality of talent that makes them acceptable to the movie going community. That is as it should be. Just because a movie is “faith based” does not mean it is automatically worth seeing. A “faith based” film should have to earn its audience just like every other kind of movie.

Take a movie like “Persecuted.” This just released movie has been hyped as a “faith based” film. Boasting a cast that includes Fred Dalton Thompson and Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson, this is a movie that should play successfully with those on the right of the political spectrum and with Christians in particular. Let’s hope not, since “Persecuted” is a perfectly awful movie.

The story concerns a charismatic minister named John Luther (James Remar). At the height of his success he is framed for a murder he did not commit. This is done because he did not support a one size fits all freedom of religion bill that is being sponsored by Senator Donald Harrison (Bruce Davison).

Luther goes on the run and tries to find someone to help him disprove this accusation. One of the first people he turns to is his father Charles (Thompson), who is also a pastor (or priest?). Together they make plans to cleanse John’s reputation. But while they are doing this, Harrison and his minions are searching high and low for John.

Flaw number one: While John is driving around the Washington, DC area no one can seemingly locate him. This is happening even though his picture is all over television and the newspapers. There is such a thing as hiding in plain sight but the freedom he has to travel around without being spotted is ridiculous.

Flaw number two: John Luther is supposed to be a man of enormous charisma and personality. He has created and run a huge worldwide ministry. As played by Remar he is a sulking, low key individual who couldn’t influence his dog. Remar has had roles where he had some spunk and spirit but none of that is on display in this movie.

Flaw number three: Nothing in the movie makes any sense. As the story enters its final phase it gets even more bizarre. You walk out wondering if half of the plot was just tossed during the filming.

All of those flaws are fatal and all of them destroy any entertainment value the movie might have had. The acting is atrocious. Remar is not the only one sleepwalking his way through his/her part. Thompson is wooden and Carlson is all glowing Barbie doll. So much for her big screen movie debut. And out of nowhere comes Dean Stockwell, a talented and well thought of actor who has not been on screen lately. Why did he want to return in a lame vehicle like this one!

The movie is rated PG-13 for violence.

Movies like “Persecuted” give faith based films a bad name. They mention God and Jesus in the dialogue and think that will be enough to draw a crowd. Here’s hoping it isn’t.

I scored “Persecuted” a sinful 2 out of 10.

Jackie K Cooper
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Our Jungle Book Obsession: Two Films Planned by Rival Studios

It may seem a little strange to some, but currently there are two rival Jungle Book films planned. Idris Elba is to voice Shere Khan in a Disney remake, potentially along with Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o. And Andy Serkis is to direct a Warner Brothers version.

Both films are currently at very early stages. We don’t even have release years confirmed for either film, but it will be interesting to see how the companies nod to both Disney’s 1967 classic and Rudyard Kipling’s original stories. It may be even more interesting to see how each production attempts to gain the edge on its rival.

Of course, at this stage, it is impossible to comment on either of these films. There are assumptions in some quarters that the Warner Brothers’ version will be “darker, or more realistic“, but really this displays nothing more than an unfounded prejudice that Disney produces films that are inherently lighter and happier. This is an odd reputation for Disney to have, given the number of psychopathic would-be child murderers and thugs who inhabit so many of its films.

The next Shere Khan.
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Perhaps not everyone considers it “dark” when you make a film about the consequences that befall a teenage girl after her step-mother puts out a hit on her (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), or a girl who is enslaved by her step-mother (Cinderella), or characters who, variously, are under a death curse (Sleeping Beauty, Hercules) or threatened by ruthless villains (The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Rescuers, The Black Cauldron, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph). Or maybe that’s just me.

Anyway. The Jungle Book that everyone thinks of is of course the 1967 version, which was an enormous box office success in its initial theatrical run. While there is evidence that the film’s success, at least in part, may have been connected to sentimentality triggered by Walt Disney’s death just a few months earlier, it was probably due more to what was seen as a film with great music (“The Bare Necessities” was nominated for an Oscar) and what Richard Schickel described in his 1968 review for Life as Disney doing “what they have always done better than anyone — a succession of hilarious caricatures of anthromorphised animals in rapid, comic motion”.

Rudyard Kipling.
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Of course, The Jungle Book has been adapted (and re-adapted) before. A 1942 film starred Sabu, and in 1994, Disney made another version. Nothing is said about these versions in articles about the two upcoming films, a curious omission given the fact that they, like the new versions, are live-action. It could be argued that the reason these are less well-remembered (despite both films being critical and commercial successes when released) is because they just aren’t as charming as the 1967 film.

Some of the criticism online comes from those apparently unaware that the 1967 version is a very loose adaptation (the credits list four Disney story men as the writers, adding in smaller letters beneath their names that the film was “Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling ‘Mowgli’ stories”). The 1942 and 1994 versions, while still loose, are nonetheless more faithful to Kipling.

But of course arguments about “faithful” adaptations are more often manifestations of literary snobbery than useful critiques of a film. Movies must translate a story to an entirely different medium, and that always means changes. More often than some would like to admit, changes are also needed, in many cases, to find a sufficiently-large audience. Each Jungle Book adaptation so far has succeeded in that sense.

So perhaps it isn’t so ridiculous that two major Hollywood studios are both making live-action versions of The Jungle Book. After all, there is a great history of the coincidental release of very similar films. In 1991 we had Robin Hood as well as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. A Bug’s Life and Antz were both released in 1998. Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror were both last year. The list goes on. What is really interesting about this is the question of what is it about today that these new versions of The Jungle Book will address.

If they both are made, it will be interesting to compare them with the other extant Jungle Book films — not as some test of literary “fidelity” to the original, a hierarchical and ultimately meaningless practice — but instead to examine how the film brings to the fore our era’s ideas about colonialism, race, gender and (potentially) animal rights (a theme that made its way into Disney’s 1994 version). But that discussion must wait for the films to be made. Whenever that happens.

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