Hollywood has a few failure modes when it tries to adapt classic fairytales and fantasy stories for the umpteenth time. And one of the main ones is, “Let’s tell the origin story that’s never been told before.” Pan is the latest fantasy prequel to show why this is a bad idea.
Joe Wright’s Peter Pan prequel has been moved from a summer release date to October 9, 2015. Which is probably for the best, since the summer movie season is pretty cluttered.
Since everybody's freaking out about the Jurassic World trailer, almost no one's paying attention to the first trailer for Joe Wright's strange Peter Pan prequel movie. I don't know if that's good or bad, because Pan looks incredibly weird.
Director Joe Wright brought Jane Austen and Ian McEwan to life, and also helmed the super-assassin movie Hanna. So he might be the perfect choice to adapt Neil Gaiman's next fantasy novel, the as-yet-unpublished The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
Saoirse Ronan's Hanna blew us away with its amazing visuals and kinetic action sequences. And now you can see one of the sources of the film's amazing visual style: concept art posters by comics artist Jock.
If you've gotten used to action movies featuring an efflorescence of computer-generated images, and endlessly wobbly cameras, then Hanna will be a revelation.
In person, Saoirse Ronan is slight and delicate-looking, even more than on screen. When we interviewed her about her new film, Hanna (opening tomorrow), we were wondering how she becomes one of the world's deadliest superhumans.
Teen-assassin movie Hanna from Atonement's Joe Wright has the goods: a Chemical Brothers score, gorgeous locations (perfect for Wright's long shot), immense talent, fairy-tale undertones, and action. And we've got a collection of clips that showcases each of these assets.
We've got five of the best tracks from The Chemical Brothers' score for Hanna, and a handful of violent stills. Hit play and get sucked into the mind of a child assassin for a few minutes of of your day.
Move over Daft Punk — the Chemical Brothers' score for the "child assassin" movie Hanna is the new electronica hotness. Watch the latest clip about the bio-engineered young killer, and snag a listen to the soundtrack.
Joe Wright won our hearts with his past films Pride and Prejudice and Atonement. But his next film unleashes his violent side, via neck-snapping bioengineered teen assassin Hanna, played by Saoirse Ronan. Watch as she goes on a slaughtering spree in this new international trailer.
The latest film from Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice) ditches the English landscape for hand-to-teen combat, snapped necks and mysterious-assassin origin stories. Watch Saoirse Ronan murder a crop of thugs with her bare hands, in the first trailer for Hanna.
Atonement director Joe Wright is making a real life Little Mermaid film. We're flipping our fins over this, but will his version have the dark ending Hans Christian Andersen originally intended for the Mermaid?