Universal Acquires Feature Rights to Jen Wang’s ‘The Prince And The Dressmaker’

Universal is stepping up to challenge Disney in the fairytale arena as they have just acquired the feature rights for Jen Wang's graphic novel, The Prince and the Dressmaker. "The book, which examines identity, love, family relationships and sexuality, was brought into the company by Marc Platt Productions’ Adam Siegel (Drive). Senior VP of production Kristin … Continue reading Universal Acquires Feature Rights to Jen Wang’s ‘The Prince And The Dressmaker’

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Has Completed Principal Photography

Guy Ritchie's take on the Arabian tale, Aladdin, has wrapped after 6 months of shooting. Mena Massoud (Aladdin), revealed via Twitter that the production has wrapped.  The cast includes; Will Smith (Genie), Marwan Kenzari (Jafar), Naomi Scott (Jasmine), Nasim Pedrad (Dalia), Navid Negahban (Sultan), and Billy Magnussen (Prince Anders. The film has had a couple of run-ins … Continue reading Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Has Completed Principal Photography

CBS All Access Will Launch a Fairy Tale Thriller Titled ‘Tell Me a Story’

After the success CBS All Access had with Star Trek Discovery, the streaming service announced a series of new shows for their next year's slate, such as the reboot for The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele in charge and the new comedy No Activity. Well, now it's time to add a new show to that list as … Continue reading CBS All Access Will Launch a Fairy Tale Thriller Titled ‘Tell Me a Story’

Stephen Chbosky Will Write and Direct Prince Charming Film

Stephen Chbosky, better known as the writer of the book and -later- screen adaptation of  The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the 2012 teen drama starred by Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. As of right now, his latest film -which he directed and wrote- is Wonder, the film adaptation of the YA novel following … Continue reading Stephen Chbosky Will Write and Direct Prince Charming Film

Live-Action ‘Sinbad’ Will Have Middle Eastern Lead, and Potentially White Co-lead

Wonderful news for Middle Eastern actors. Recently Disney released casting calls for Middle Eastern actors for the live-action Aladdin and the same will happen for the titular character of Sinbad. Sinbad is getting the live-action treatment, however, it seems the producers of Sinbad are making a few mistakes. The Hollywood Reporters reports that producers David Hoberman and … Continue reading Live-Action ‘Sinbad’ Will Have Middle Eastern Lead, and Potentially White Co-lead