'Jem's' going to be a live action movie. Truly!
March 20th, 2014
05:33 PM ET

'Jem's' going to be a live action movie. Truly!

After directing "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Jon Chu is taking on another '80s favorite: Jem and the Holograms.

The fictional animated band is going to come to life in a live action movie from Hasbro Studios helmed by Chu and produced by Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, Chu and Jason Blum (who himself has produced everything from "Paranormal Activity" to "The Reader").

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Trailer Park: 'The Giver,' plus 'Spider-Man'
March 19th, 2014
05:20 PM ET

Trailer Park: 'The Giver,' plus 'Spider-Man'

Before there were "Hunger Games" or factions where being "Divergent" is dangerous, there was Lois Lowry's "The Giver."

The award-winning children's novel has been a must-read for bookworms of all ages since it was published in 1993, and now The Weinstein Company has recruited a pair of Oscar winners to help bring Lowry's story to life.

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'Incredibles' sequel, 'Cars' threequel on the way
March 19th, 2014
03:18 PM ET

'Incredibles' sequel, 'Cars' threequel on the way

This might be the most incredible news you'll hear today.

Disney/Pixar's plotting to revive the super-powered family first introduced in 2004's animated hit "The Incredibles."

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' will take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'
March 19th, 2014
01:59 PM ET

'Star Wars: Episode VII' will take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

Slowly, details are starting to emerge about "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Since announcing a new trilogy of live action "Star Wars" films in 2013, Walt Disney, which acquired "Star Wars'" home Lucasfilm, has been cagey with specifics.

But on Tuesday, Disney and Lucasfilm not only confirmed that the film will start shooting this spring - May, to be exact - but it will also take place about 30 years after "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi."

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Psst! Your inner kid will want to know
March 18th, 2014
05:35 PM ET

Psst! Your inner kid will want to know

Despite their usual audience, fairy tales aren't child's play.

Three upcoming movies appear to be taking familiar children's stories and giving them harder edges, from Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" - a spin on "Sleeping Beauty" that was scary enough to frighten all the kids on set - to live action versions of "Peter Pan" and "The Little Mermaid."

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'Peanuts': First look at new 3-D movie
March 18th, 2014
02:07 PM ET

'Peanuts': First look at new 3-D movie

The "Peanuts" gang has gone Hollywood - and everything is refreshingly still the same.

Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have unveiled a sneak peek at their upcoming "Peanuts" movie, and while Snoopy and Charlie Brown have been adapted for 3-D they still have the familiar hand-drawn quality that creator Charles M. Schulz gave them.

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