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‘Coco’ Writer Matthew Aldrich to Oversee ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Films, Shows for Netflix

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Netflix announced on Wednesday that Matthew Aldrich — who co-wrote Disney’s 2017 animated Oscar-winner “Coco” — will oversee the development of all the streamer’s films and shows adapted from the C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” universe.

Aldrich will serve as the creative architect for the IP based on the “Narnia” books — a series of seven fantasy novels published between 1950 and 1956 that have sold over 100 million copies and been translated into more than 47 languages.

Coco” co-writer Matthew Aldrich will serve as the creative architect and oversee the development of all films and shows adapted from C.S. Lewis’ beloved Narnia universe for Netflix pic.twitter.com/k77EG6f9N4

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Set in the fictional realm of Narnia, the stories have been adapted into TV, stage and film projects several times, including Disney’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and “Prince Caspian,
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Hi, Um, Can We Take a Moment to Appreciate How Smokin' Hot James McAvoy Is?

What is it about James McAvoy that makes him so hot? Is it his alluring smolder and piercing blue eyes? His tantalizing muscles? Or is it that Scottish accent and his happy-go-lucky personality? We'll go with all of the above. The 40-year-old actor has graced us with his presence on the big screen more times than my heart can handle - recently starring in Dark Phoenix and Glass - but I'm so incredibly grateful for it.

I was a wee little lad when I first developed a crush on James. Yes, it was when he played the faun Mr. Tumnus in 2005's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I knew it was probably weird to find a half-goat, half-human creature attractive, but 9-year-old me peeped early on that James was a looker (even with the goat ears and hooves). And now that he's starred in
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Sibling composers Harry and Rupert Gregson-Williams on their first ever collaboration on ‘Catch-22’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Sibling composers Harry and Rupert Gregson-Williams on their first ever collaboration on ‘Catch-22’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“It was very organic,” reveals composer Rupert Gregson-Williams about working alongside his older brother Harry Gregson-Williams on Hulu’s limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel “Catch-22.” “In this business, there’s no one that can have more empathy of the stresses and strains of what you’re trying to achieve than somebody who is another composer let alone another composer who is your own brother,” he says. “But it helps that we weren’t left alone on a desert island, where we probably would’ve killed each other,” Harry jokes. Watch the interview with the composers above.

“Catch-22” stars Christopher Abbott plays Captain John Yossarian, a bombardier stationed in Italy during World War II, desperate to finish off his flight missions and get the hell out of there. Based on the classic Heller novel, the limited series executive-produced by awards magnets George Clooney and Grant Heslov premiered Friday,
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Narnia Stars William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Ben Barnes Reunite 11 Years After Film's Release

Narnia Stars William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Ben Barnes Reunite 11 Years After Film's Release
Narnia lives on!

The cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian reunited for a dinner on Thursday night.

In a sweet photo shared by Ben Barnes, who played Prince Caspian in the 2008 film, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Georgie Henley all smiled at the camera.

The group was also joined be the film’s producer Andrew Adamson and actress Alina Phelan Ballou, while Barnes added the hashtag #WhereAreYouSkander? In reference to their costar, Skandar Keynes who played Edmund Pevensie.

The film was a sequel to 2005’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and based
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101 Studios Adds Physical Production, Acquisition Heads to Executive Ranks

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The recently launched 101 Studios announced on Monday that it has tapped former The Weinstein Company executive James Allen as the company’s head of acquisitions and Tom Prince as executive vice president and head of physical production.

Since its launch in late January, 101 Studios — founded by former TWC top executive David Glasser — has worked to solidify its executive ranks. Prince and Allen are the latest additions after the production and distribution company added Michele Newman, Laurent Ouaknine and Ennis Hensley last month.

Allen will oversee all aspects of curating, building and maintaining the studio’s growing roster of film and television projects, while Prince will manage all areas of physical production for the studio’s feature film and television slate.

Also Read: David Glasser's 101 Studios Production Company Sets New Executive Leadership

“It’s an honor to have such seasoned professionals joining the 101 Studios ranks. The addition of James and
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You can’t make this up! ‘Suspiria’ could be the 4th movie to win Oscar for transforming Tilda Swinton

You can’t make this up! ‘Suspiria’ could be the 4th movie to win Oscar for transforming Tilda Swinton
Though it’s Luca Guadagnino‘s followup to his Best Picture-nominated “Call Me by Your Name” from just last year, “Suspiria” isn’t what anyone would describe as conventional awards bait. Based on the 1977 classic by Dario Argento, it’s a disturbing supernatural horror film. But regardless of how well it performs in marquee categories it could be a top contender for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for transforming Tilda Swinton. It would actually be the fourth film to win that award for transforming Swinton.

The actress played the White Witch in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (2005), which won for its work on her villainous character and for making a faun out of James McAvoy. She also co-starred in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008), though that film’s Best Makeup win had more to do with turning Brad Pitt into a man aging backwards
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Netflix to Develop Series, Films Based on C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’

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Netflix to Develop Series, Films Based on C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’
Netflix will develop new TV series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, the streaming platform announced Wednesday.

Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company signed a multi-year deal, marking the first time one company has held the rights to all seven books. All the projects developed through this deal will be produced by Netflix productions and Mark Gordon of Entertainment One, alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for the series, as well as producers for the films.

The “Narnia” books, a series of seven fantasy novels published between 1950 and 1956, have sold over 100 million copies and have been translated into more than 47 languages.

Set in the fictional realm of Narnia, the stories have been adapted into TV, stage and film projects several times, including Disney’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Series, Films in the Works at Netflix

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‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Series, Films in the Works at Netflix
“The Chronicles of Narnia” are coming to Netflix.

The streaming giant announced Wednesday that it will develop new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ iconic book series. The projects are part of a new, multi-year deal between Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company.

All of the series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for series and as producers for the films.

“C.S. Lewis’ beloved ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix. “Families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years to come.”

In total, the seven Narnia books–“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,
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“There’s The Shark!!” Movie Fans Hilarious Reactions To The Meg Trailer

“Two things I like in life. A shark. And Statham!” Humans are deathly afraid of sharks, but we keep coming back for more everytime a new film is released about them.

Check out the “whoa” reactions, gasps and nervous laughs, as movie fans watch the trailer for The Meg, in theaters August 10. This is going to be so much fun!

The best quote is from the guy who says, “that’s why I don’t swim.” We can’t wait for this movie!

Jason Statham and Li Bingbing star in the science fiction action thriller The Meg, directed by Jon Turteltaub.

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert
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Harry Gregson-Williams (‘Electric Dreams’ composer): ‘The Commuter’ episode ‘was a beauty to do’ because of father-son storyline [Exclusive Video Interview]

Harry Gregson-Williams (‘Electric Dreams’ composer): ‘The Commuter’ episode ‘was a beauty to do’ because of father-son storyline [Exclusive Video Interview]
“‘The Commuter’ was a beauty to do,” beams composer Harry Gregson-Williams about his work on the standout episode of “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.” The veteran tunesmith handpicked the script because “it wasn’t too ridiculously supernatural,” and because its father-son storyline hit him close to home. He’s the father of two sons and three daughters, so “I know about those feelings.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Gregson-Williams above.

See Emmys 2018 exclusive: Amazon categories for ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Electric Dreams,’ and more

Electric Dreams” is an Amazon anthology series based on the writings of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. In “The Commuter,” a train station employee named Ed Jacobson (Timothy Spall) is alarmed to discover that a number of riders are taking the train to a town that doesn’t exist. When he investigates for himself he discovers an alternate reality that forces him to confront
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Back to Stoneybrook! A Modernized Baby-Sitters Club Show Is in the Works

Back to Stoneybrook! A Modernized Baby-Sitters Club Show Is in the Works
After over three decades since the begging of the beloved book series, The Baby-Sitters Club is getting a modern-day TV adaptation! The books - which spanned from 1986 to 2000 - focused on a group of girlfriends and babysitters living in Stoneybrook, Ct. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series will feature all of the original main characters and reportedly tackle topics such as divorce, racism, and inclusivity.

The series is being backed by some industry heavyweights, too. Walden Media, the production company behind The Chronicles of Narnia, and Michael De Luca Productions, which produced Moneyball and many other critically acclaimed movies, are producing the series. Meanwhile, Broad City's Lucia Aniello is currently in talks to direct with Glow and Supergirl's Rachel Shukert potentially showrunning.
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James McAvoy Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

 James McAvoy (born April 21, 1979; age: 38) is a Scottish actor best known for his role as Mr. Tumnus, the faun from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Atonement (2007), Wanted (2008), and as the young Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films. He also recently starred in the 2017 psychological thriller Split. James […]

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‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Original Screenwriters Warn Against Turning Series Into Another ‘Great Big Fantasy Franchise’

‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Original Screenwriters Warn Against Turning Series Into Another ‘Great Big Fantasy Franchise’
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are franchise guys, and happily so. The screenwriters behind six Marvel Cinematic Universe films — including this week’s much-anticipated new release “Avengers: Infinity War” and its upcoming untitled 2019 sequel, plus all three “Captain America” films — first broke into Hollywood with their “Chronicles of Narnia” films, scripting three different franchise entries before the series sputtered out after 2010’s low-earning “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”

While Markus and McFeely are no longer on the “Narnia” beat, the beloved C.S. Lewis series is still in the Hollywood mix, and rumors of a “Silver Chair” film adaptation have persisted since October 2013, when the film rights were purchased by the Mark Gordon Company (the original films were made by Walden Media). Screenwriter David Magee was set to write the screenplay, and director Joe Johnston came on board in April 2017.

In January 2016, producer Mark Gordon told Collider that “Silver Chair
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‘Tad The Lost Explorer’ & The Mythological Locations in Film

Mythical cities and locations have intrigued historians, scientists and humankind for centuries. Did they exist? Where did these stories come from? Well, whether we’ve found any real-life evidence related to these legendary locations, films have explored these in great depth over the years. One such film is Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas; Midas was a revered king in Greek mythology in which he had the power to turn everything he touched to gold. To celebrate the release of the film in cinemas on the 9th February we’ve looked at movies that include some of these widely speculated wondrous locations.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

“…in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” Maybe one of the more famous mythical locations in history, Atlantis was first introduced to us by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias works.
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'Dragons' Dominate by Default

'Dragons' Dominate by Default
How to Train Your Dragon continued to do its thing over the weekend, and that was all it needed to return to the top spot. New releases The Back-Up Plan, The Losers and Oceans generated little interest, while Dragon's photo finish rival from last weekend, Kick-Ass, conked out. Overall business suffered as a result: it was by far the lowest-grossing weekend of 2010 and was down 13 percent from the same timeframe last year when Obsessed grabbed first place. Easing 23 percent to an estimated $15 million, How to Train Your Dragon again saw the smallest dip among nationwide releases, though it was actually steeper than its previous two weekends. Its total climbed to $178 million in 31 days, handily eclipsing Monsters Vs. Aliens through the same point. Dragon and Monsters had pretty much the same Spring release pattern and Monsters had a much bigger start, but Dragon ultimately resonated better with audiences. At its current pace,
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Exclusive: Ryan Phillippe Confirms 'Captain America' Audition

'After Superman, he was kind of my favorite,' actor tells MTV News.

By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Ryan Phillippe

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The pool of leading Hollywood men reportedly up for the role of Captain America — a crew so diverse it has at one time included funnyman John Krasinski and action-flick vet Chris Evans — has grown by one. MTV News has exclusively confirmed that Ryan Phillippe will audition for the part.

During a conversation at the South by Southwest music and film festival on Monday (March 15), the 35-year-old Phillippe himself revealed that he's set to audition for what would be the lead role in "The First Avenger: Captain America."

" actually am going in to meet on 'Captain America,' which is kind of cool," he said. "After Superman, he was kind of my favorite."

Phillippe's potential audition was first published by HitFix.com, which cited
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Christmas and new year TV films

Not sure what to watch? We can help with our comprehensive guide to the best films on TV this Christmas and new year

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Saturday 19 December | Sunday 20 December | Monday 21 December | Tuesday 22 December | Wednesday 23 December |Christmas Eve | Christmas Day | Boxing Day | Sunday 27 December | Monday 28 December | Tuesday 29 December | Wednesday 30 December | New Year's Eve | New Year's Day

Saturday 19 December

Yes Man (Peyton Reed, 2008)

10am, 8pm, Sky Movies Premiere

Remember Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar, where he forces himself to tell the truth for 24 hours? Well, here Jim Carrey forces himself to answer yes to any request, for a year. Which is upping the ante somewhat, but doesn't make it a better film. This is a return to the manic, gurning, not-very-funny Carrey, as if The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine etc hadn't happened. Just say no.

The Golden Compass (Chris Weitz, 2007)

11.40am, 8pm, Sky Movies Family

What with Harry Potter, Narnia, Lemony Snicket and all,
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Studio Takes On Next Narnia Movie

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Studio Takes On Next Narnia Movie
The third installment in The Chronicles Of Narnia series is set to hit the big screen - after Twentieth Century Fox stepped in to co-finance the project. Disney decided to back out of co-financing the third movie in Walden Media's fantasy series, despite the first two films garnering huge revenues at the box office.

The franchise's first outing, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, raked in more than $745 million (£532 million), while follow-up Prince Caspian took in $419 million (£299 million) worldwide.

And Fox bosses have now rescued plans for the third installment in C. S. Lewis' classic series - Voyage Of The Dawn Treader - and have already started work on a script.

The film, directed by Gorillas In The Mist moviemaker Michael Apted, is slated for release in November 2010 and will star Prince Caspian lead Ben Barnes.

Apted To Direct Next 'Narnia' Tale

Enigma filmmaker Michael Apted is taking over from Andrew Adamson to direct the third installment in The Chronicles Of Narnia series. Disney Pictures and Walden Media announced on Wednesday that Apted, 66, will direct The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, which is scheduled for release in 2009. Adamson is currently filming Prince Caspian in New Zealand - which is set for release next year, following the success of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe in 2005. In chronological order, The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader and Prince Caspian are the fifth and fourth books respectively in C.S. Lewis' seven book series, but filmmakers have chosen the order so the first movie's child actors can continue to play their characters before they are too old.

'Narnia' Sequel Postponed

The release date of the sequel to The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has been severely delayed while its special effects are completed. The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian was originally scheduled for release in December 2007, but is now expected to come out in the summer of 2008, according to a spokesman for Disney. Director Andrew Adamson needs more time to polish the fantasy film's special effects. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, starring Tilda Swinton, and featuring the voices of Ray Winstone and Liam Neeson, became Disney's most successful live-action film of all time, taking an estimated $742 million worldwide.
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