Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe Is To Be Honoured With The 2,565th Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
The young Brit, who cemented his mark on Tinseltown when he placed his hand and footprints in the pavement outside the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in 2007, alongside Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, will unveil his solo plaque on 12 November (15).
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Columbus, who directed the first three 'Harry Potter' movies, believes audiences would be interested in exploring what happened to them over the next 19 years before the movies' brief epilogue.
Director Chris Columbus has revealed that he would like to make a series of sequels to the Harry Potter movies. He’s “fascinated” by the plotlines and back stories of the main characters, such as Hermione Grainger, Ron Weasley and the boy wizard himself, and would like to explore what happened to them after the books finished.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 56 year old filmmaker who directed the first three official Harry Potter movies (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban) said he wants to fill in the 19 year gap between the final book and its epilogue. Columbus is “fascinated about what happened to them” and wants to tell their stories.
Chris Columbus has expressed an interest in theoretical 'Harry Potter' sequels
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Director Chris Columbus Dreams Of Making A Movie About The Later Lives Of The Protagonists In The Harry Potter Franchise.
The moviemaker, who directed the first three films based on the magical books by J.K. Rowling, is fascinated by the fates of the lead characters, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, played by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, respectively.
The last scene in the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, shows a snippet of the trio's future, 19 years after they leave school.
Now Columbus has revealed he would like to delve deeper into the gap between the end of their school stories and the movie epilogue, to find out what happened in the intervening years.
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Filmmaker Chris Columbus Has Warned Fans A Sequel To Cult Classic The Goonies Is A Long Way Off As Movie Bosses Don't Want To Rush The Project And Mess Up The Beloved Franchise.
Plans for a follow-up to the hit 1985 comedy adventure were revealed last year (14) when director Richard Donner claimed the movie was in development, and although original child stars Corey Feldman and Sean Austin have expressed their interest in reprising their roles, few other details have been made public.
Now Columbus, who served as the original screenwriter for The Goonies, admits he is still heavily involved, but progress will be slow as producers continue the search for the perfect script.
The Home Alone director tells HuffPost Live, "There are a lot of writers who are interested in writing Goonies, but we're very protective because it's such a well-loved movie.
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Back in the eighties, NASA sent a time capsule up into space to connect with possible life forces on other planets. But when neighbouring aliens discover a feed of classic arcade games such as Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders, they interpret it is a threat of war. Fearing for the safety of their planet, they send pixelated monsters in the shape of beloved video game characters to Earth to destroy mankind, and the only people who can stop it are record-breaking gamers Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant. Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten is also on the team, providing a set of creative weapons to defeat the characters. But can this group of gaming experts really stop Pac Man eating up the city?
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Chris Columbus - Shots of a variety of stars were photographed at the 2015 Film Society Awards ceremony, This year's award recipients included Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro, who received the San Francisco International Film Festival's Irving M. Levin Directing Award. Also American actor Richard Gere was honored with the Peter J. Owens Award. The awards ceremony was held at The Armory in San Francisco, California, United States - Monday 27th April 2015
Screenwriter Chris Columbus has revealed the 'Gremlins' reboot will be distinct from the 1984 original.
The 'Gremlins' reboot will not be a shot-for-shot reproduction of the original.
The 1984 horror comedy - which features magical creatures with an appetite for destruction - was a huge hit with fans, but writer Chris Columbus has promised the much-anticipated new movie will offer something markedly different.
The writer - who was also approached for the 1990 sequel, 'Gremlins 2: The New Batch' - shared: ''I know what the take is, I can't talk about it, but I was approached to do the sequel to 'Gremlins' way back when ...
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Now in its third instalment, it's clearer than ever that this franchise is based on one joke that has been stretched far beyond the breaking point. And not too cleverly at that. Fortunately, this movie retains much of the deranged idiocy that made the second part rather enjoyable. So it's watchable even if there aren't many new ideas, and even if filmmaker Shawn Levy is far too happy to settle for unnecessary digital effects work where a bit of character comedy would have been much more engaging.
Back on the job as a night watchman in New York, Larry (Ben Stiller) is now orchestrating the museum exhibits when they come to life to provide spectacular shows for visitors who think this is all a special effect. Even his boss (Ricky Gervais) isn't sure what's really going on. But when a glitch in the magical Ancient Egyptian powers causes chaos, Larry learns that he needs to travel to London so he can reunite Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) with his father (Ben Kingsley), who's on display at the British Museum. Larry's teen son Nick (Skyler Gisondo) comes along, as do his revived pals Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), tiny soldiers Octavius and Jedediah (Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson) and others. But in London, while sneaking around local night guard Tilly (Rebel Wilson), Larry's team awakens a statue of the knight Lancelot (Dan Stevens), who dives into their quest with rather a bit too much gusto.
Until Lancelot turns up, everything about the film feels oddly tired, from the starry cameos to effects work that strains to be clever. Then Stevens injects a badly needed jolt of blue-eyed charisma and warped comical timing that makes the rest of the movie rather good fun. Rebel Wilson's side-plot is also rather amusing, with some wonderfully ridiculous touches. And even the cameos get better, notably a scene on a West End stage that's genuinely inspired silliness. Coogan and Wilson offer some raucous banter to accompany everything that happens, and Stiller kind of hangs on for dear life. But the filmmakers don't really care about these characters; they're just trying to create something visually impressive that's also goofy fun.
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Mrs Doubtfire 2 had been proposed as early as 2001, but why did it never make it to the big screen?
When acting legend Robin Williams tragically passed away on 11 August, he left behind three adult children, a wife and a legion of fans heartbroken at the loss of such a talent. He also left behind a dense catalogue of hilarity, impressive drama and a cacophony of characters that only he could bring to life.
Robin Williams transformed into Mrs Doubtfire at the Cannes Film Festival
One of these characters was the unconventional Mrs. Doubtfire, first released on the public in 1993.
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The actor has done other movies just to "pay the bills" in the past.
The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993 comedy classic has been met mostly with hearty cries of "hooray" and reminiscing about the movie's poofy early '90s hair-dos, bad fashion and the endlessly funny story of a man who disguises himself as an elderly Scottish nanny in order to sneak his way back into his ex-wife's and children's lives.
Robin Williams Will Play Mrs. Doubtfire Again, In An Upcoming Sequel.
However, others have reacted with a mixture of trepidation and concern for fond childhood memories which could be about to be splattered all over a wall if Hollywood makes a classic hash of this most precarious of follow-up films. Actor Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are driving the motion for a sequel, which is said to have been in slow development since 2001, the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel reportedly stalled several times due to Columbus and Williams not being sold on any proposed new takes.
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