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Spielberg, Oprah doing Color Purple again

Based more so on the Broadway play this time, than the book.

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A movie adaptation of the award-winning stage musical “The Color Purple” is in development, with the director and co-star of the 1985 feature film, respectively, back in the fold.

Warner Bros is prepping a film based on the Tony Award-winning musical stage musical with Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey – director and actress from the ‘80s film – producing alongside Quincy Jones and Scott Sanders. Sanders, Winfrey and Jones all produced the Broadway version.

The Alice Walker novel, released in 1982, follows the decades-spanning tale of a black woman named Celie, who grows up in intense poverty in the American South and endures harsh treatment from her stepfather, husband and others in her life, which tests her faith in God and humankind.

“We’re really excited to create a film that translates the heart and emotion we found in telling this generational story on stage,” Sanders said. “This is an incredibly powerful drama that needs to be shared.”

The project is in the early stages of development and will next look to land a writer. No word yet on who will play the lead roles of Celie Johnson, Sofia and Albert, played in the previous film adaptation by Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, respectively.

Via ‘THR

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Junkie XL scoring new Terminator

The film reunites the artist with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller

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Junkie XL, the famed movie musicsmith who provided the audio backdrop for such films as “Alita : Battle Angel” and “Mad Max : Fury Road”, will compose “Terminator : Dark Fate”.

The film reunites the artist aka Tom Holkenborg with his ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller, as well as “Alita” producer James Cameron.

“It’s great to be working on another project with Tim,” Holkenborg said in a statement to THR. “The original Terminators were such iconic movies, and having James back as a producer with Tim directing is an amazing dream team. It’s going to be a fantastic movie to be part of.”

The Miller-directed “Terminator” reboot, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, releases November 1.

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

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Avengers‘ Idris Elba set for another comic book movie

Actor recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”

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“Thor” and “Avengers” alum Idris Elba is in final negotiations to star in “Mouse Guard”, Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner”) will direct the film, also featuring Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, which has been described as “Game of Thrones with mice”.

Shot in motion capture with WETA providing visual effects, “Mouse Guard” is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

Serkis is the villain of the piece, the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it. Brodie-Sangster is Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.

Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming ‘Batman’ reboot, is producing the film.

In addition to his roles in the Marvel cinematic universe, Elba recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s reboot of DC title “Suicide Squad”.

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Efron, Seyfried starring in Scooby Doo! movie

The “Mamma Mia!” and “Baywatch” actors join “Scoob”

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Amanda Seyfried (“Twin Peaks”) and Zac Efron (“The Greatest Showman”) will lend their lungs to Warner Bros Animation Group’s “Scooby-Doo” feature film “Scoob”.

The pic, opening in 2020 and directed by Tony Cervone, sees the Mystery Inc. team up with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly.

Efron will play Fred, while Seyfried is Daphne.

The other cast includes Will Forte, who will play Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez is Velma, Tracy Morgan is Captain Caveman, and Frank Welker will reprise the voice of Scooby. Matthew Lillard, who has voiced Shaggy for umpteen years, wasn’t too pleased to hear he’d been left out.

Chris Columbus, of “Home Alone” and “Night at the Musueum” fame, is one of the film’s producers.

Via ‘Deadline

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