Read This Twitter Trend On Renaming Hollywood Films Will Leave You In SplitsA Wednesday, a Bollywood film starring Naseeruddin Shah was about fake bomb planting in Mumbai. The film was a masterpiece and was appreciated by many. The movie was remade in Hollywood as A Common Man in which Ben Kingsley was cast to pull off Naseeruddin Shah ''s role of a common man.
Read Also Enjoying Acting In Tamil Movie; Open To Bollywood: Irfan PathanThis Akshay Kumar doppelganger flick has taken influence from Siruthai, a 2011 Tamil film. The movie was directed by Siva in the Tamil version and Prabhudeva in Hindi. In the Hindi movie, we can see Sonakshi Sinha play the lead opposite Akshay Kumar. The movie was hit at the box office and was loved by fans.
Sony Columbia The Hollywood box office story of 2019 has been one of hand wringing over the future of cinema. Movie ticket sales are down compared with last year, a litany of poorly developed sequels has failed to connect with audiences, and the only studio that s performing well is the Disney juggernaut, which is dominating the industry so profoundly that many analysts have wondered whether its nostalgic mix of Marvel, Star Wars, and animated remakes is the only way to turn a profit anymore. Then, last weekend, along came Quentin Tarantino with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a film that defies most contemporary metrics of how to make a hit and it succeeded beyond all expectations.Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is very long (161 minutes), it s rated R, it s based on no existing intellectual property, and it has staked its entire advertising approach on the movie stars (Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie) above the title. The pure ticket selling clout of marquee names has long since diminished, with formerly bulletproof A listers such as Tom Cruise and Will Smith struggling to open recent projects. But DiCaprio remains a fairly safe bet, and Tarantino has long been a brand unto himself. Even by those standards, the film s $41 million opening weekend was surprising, beating estimates by about $10 million and giving the summer its first home run hit that was neither part of a franchise nor a remake.
In the midst of a long summer of remakes, sequels, and spinoffs soon comes Quentin Tarantino s highly anticipated directorial effort of Hollywood life in 1969, where run ins with Bruce Lee and the Manson Murders are blended with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt s team up as a fictional actor and stuntman. While early numbers had Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at a solid $40 to $60 million debut, box office projections have now dropped.Now it looks like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood may open closer to the $25 to $30 million range, per Deadline. This is closer in line with the auteur director s biggest hits such as Inglourious Basterds ($38 million), Django Unchained ($30 million) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 ($25 million). The upcoming drama still has a potential to turn a big profit off its theater run. Django went on to make $425 million worldwide after a comparable first weekend.
Disney live action remakes have been a bit hit and miss over the last few years. Beauty and the Beast soared past one billion dollars but the recent Dumbo failed to take flight, stalling at $315million worldwide. Aladdin has fared much better with a strong $815million, although the home total of $217million was a little underwhelming. The Lion King remake is on track to blow that out of the water. The 1994 original cartoon actually took more money (even before adjusting for inflation) than Aladdin, both domestically and overseas.
The blurred lines of reality have never looked sharper than in Disney s July 19 tentpole The Lion King, a summer blockbuster in the making that refreshes a classic movie with a pioneering photo real animation technology for a film experience that will be, simply, wild. As the latest animated Disney film to be reimagined for new audiences (in a string of live action remakes that has earned more than $5 billion since 2010), The Lion King has put the Hollywood herd on high alert since the studio first announced its intent three years ago to remake the 1994 cartoon epic with director Jon Favreau. His successful adaptation of The Jungle Book wowed audiences in 2016, using cutting edge tools to bring exotic animals to astonishing animated life (a technology that his collaborators at visual arts firm MPC have only further developed since). But even Favreau would tell you: The jungle and the savannah are two vastly different beasts, and no beast roars louder than The Lion King.Released in June 1994, the film remains the highest grossing hand drawn animated movie ever made. It was the No. 1 movie worldwide that year, Disney s biggest ever opening weekend at the time, and it would make pop culture history at the Oscars (winning for Hans Zimmer s score and Elton John and Tim Rice s ballad Can You Feel the Love Tonight ), on stage (where the 1997 Broadway musical is, per Forbes, the most profitable entertainment property ever created), in stores (where the haul from total merchandise sales exceeded $1 billion in its first year alone) and even at cinemas again (when a 3 D re release set a domestic theatrical record in 2011). The simplest explanation for its success is its story: a Hamlet inspired, African set fable of a young lion prince named Simba forced to fill the vast footprints of his late father, the fallen king Mufasa. It s a heroic coming of age journey, epic in scope and universal in Western and non Western culture alike and while that certainly hasn t changed 25 years later in screenwriter Jeff Nathanson s adaptation, this lion cub is about to grow up in a whole new Africa.
Pawan Kalyan made his acting debut with the Telugu film lsquo;Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi ' in 1996. The following two films were remakes of the Tamil films Gokulathil Seethai and Love Today. During his first film, the actor was named as Kalyan Kumar and took up the screen name of Pawan Kalyan after lsquo;Gokulamlo Seeta '.In 2004, Pawan Kalyan made a cameo appearance in lsquo;Shankar Dada M.B.B.S ', in which the titular role was played by his brother Chiranjeevi and it was the remake of lsquo;Munnabhai M.B.B.S '. He received his first Filmfare nomination for the film lsquo;Kushi ' in the year 2001. For the 2012 film #39;Gabbar Singh #39; the actor got several awards for Best actor including Filmfare Award, Hyderabad Times Film Award, SIIMA Award and CineMAA Award.
It's raining remakes. After Ranveer Singh has been roped in for the Hindi remake of Telugu film Temper, now Shahid Kapoor has signed yet another remake of a popular Telugu film. The Padmaavat actor, who has been busy shooting for Batti Gul Meter Chalu, has stepped into Vijay Deverakonda's shoes for Arjun Reddy remake."The film is scheduled to go on floors in July and the team is looking for an actress opposite Shahid. While the locations are yet to be finalised, the film will be shot in India and abroad," a source told a leading daily.
In this age of TV remakes and reboots and franchise resurrections, it has become impossible to keep any vehicle with any gas left in the tank off of the road.That #39;s why, less than two years after we said goodbye to one of the millennium #39;s defining programs in a torrent of tears, confetti, balloons and lugubrious clip packages, American Idol is already back. With only one absent season to have allowed the heart to grow fonder, Idol makes the leap from Fox to ABC on Sunday night to start its 16th installment.
Sridevi is back to being the talk of the town after her film Mom was critically appreciated as well as loved by her fans. Sridevi 's Mr. India remake has been in rumors for a long time now. Boney Kapoor had even confirmed saying that Mr. India 2 was on the cards. But when recently Sridevi was asked about which film she thinks will make a good remake now, the diva said, "I think Chalbaaz will make for a great remake now," When further asked about who would be the most appropriate one to portray her role, Sridevi answered, "Alia would fit the role perfectly. She is spontaneous and an extremely natural actor. She can look vulnerable, innocent and at the same time, she can be smart and mischievous too," Similary when Alia was asked about essaying a role of Sridevi from any of her films, she stated that, "I would love to do Sridevi 's role from Mr India. I love that film and I think everyone does. It 's been three decades since Mr India released, but it still is a crowd favourite. If you ask me about remakes, this is one film I would love to do," Well, we are high on hope both ways. And for now, Alia is busy with Meghna Gulzar 's next, Raazi which stars her opposite Vicky Kaushal. Also, Alia will be seen along side Ranveer Singh in Zoya Akhtar 's Gully Boys and opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Dragon.
As Disney's critically acclaimed remakes of their animated classics continue to grace the screens with Beauty and the Beast currently garnering immense praise Disney is further planning to remake its other animated classics into live action movies. Last week, it was announced that the live action version of Dumbo will begin production in April this year (featuring Eva Green and Danny DeVito). Last year, The Jungle Book left both fans and critics alike dumbfounded with its top notch VFX, and proved to be an excellent movie overall. Some time later, it was announced that director Jon Favreau, who also helmed The Jungle Book, would be in charge of bringing one of the most cherished animated movies of all time, The Lion King, to life.
The stars of The Magnificent Seven have defended the recent spate of Hollywood remakes, with actor Chris Pratt insisting it is a result of "merging business and art ".
Producer Dave Cobb in the studio at his Nashville home. Cobb's work has added traditional notes to the slick sound that dominates country, but he challenges the idea that what he's doing is more "authentic." Laura E. Partain for NPR hide caption