Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fairy Tale Friday #16: Upcoming TV shows and Movies

Hi, people. I'm not feeling particularly smart these days. I'm just doing a bunch of personal stuff to get ready for my move to S.Korea to teach there for a year.

So I'm just going to list some upcoming TV shows and movies that I haven't previously mentioned on my blog:

1. Remember when Disney had said that Tangled ("Rapunzel") would be the last fairy tale movie they would do? Yeah, that's not true anymore. They are currently working on Frozen which is based off the fairy tale "The Snow Queen." Yes, they renamed the fairy tale like they did to "Rapunzel." Disney kept shelving this project so many times over the years, but finally, they took it back out to work on it. It's going to be released on November, 27, 2013. Sigh, so far away. I can't wait though. I'm excited for this movie because the story is about the heroine Gerda who goes on this adventure to save her friend (who's a boy) from the Snow Queen. Yes, a girl who saves the day!

2. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters has been pushed back. It was initially slated for March 2, 2012, but it has been pushed back until next year on January 11, 2013. So far away! It's about Hansel and Gretel years later as bounty hunters who exterminate witches.

3. CW has a "Beauty and the Beast" TV series planned. According to the Hollywood Reporter:

The CW's Beauty and the Beast, meanwhile, is one of two projects mining the famed story this development season. The network's project is based on the 1980s CBS drama that starred Ron Perlman as Vincent (aka the Beast) and Linda Hamilton as Catherine (the Beauty).

Set up at CBS Television Studios, it's described as a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist. Felicity's Jennifer Levin and Brothers and Sisters' Sherri Cooper are attached to pen the project and executive produce alongside Paul Witt, C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow and Bill Haber.

ABC's Beauty and the Beast, meanwhile, is a "reimagination" of the epic fantasy of the public domain fairy tale about a girl forced to live with a beast in a castle who ultimately falls in love with him.

4. ABC also has a "Beauty and the Beast" TV series planned. According to the Hollywood Reporter:

The female-skewing network is moving forward with its reimagining of the classic fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world where a beautiful and tough princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.

Human Target scribeJonathan E. Steinberg(Jericho) will pen the project with Gary Fleder (Life Unexpected) and Mary Beth Basile (October Road) attached to executive produce the ABC Studios project through their Mojo Films shingle.

ABC's Beauty and the Beastupdate comes as the network has found success with freshman fairy tale Once Upon a Time, the dual universe drama revolving around Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and her long-lost daughter (Jennifer Morrison).

I'm so excited for all these fairy tale adaptations!


Natalie Aguirre said...

These all sound great. Please keep us posted. I'll want to check them out.

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