A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess (AMY ADAMS) from the past who is thrust into present-day by an evil queen (SUSAN SARANDON). Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (PATRICK DEMPSEY). Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
In 2007, Disney had yet to hit on the gold mine that has become adapting their classic animated feature films for live action. But they did find some success with the live-action fairytale Enchanted, which wasn't based on any preexisting titles, instead spoofing the fantasy princess genre that Disney is so well-known for. The original grossed $340 million at the worldwide box office, and was nominated for a trio of Best Original Song Oscars. Disney started to develop a sequel shortly after the first movie was released, but that has laid dormant for years now. According to Collider, Enchanted 2 is finally moving forward. And it even has a working title.
Getting a sequel off the ground proved to be quite hard for the studio. And there has been minimal, to no movement on the project over the course of the past 8 years. Sources say that is about to change in a major way. And director Anne Fletcher, who has been attached for quite sometime now, is still going to helm the sequel. The script, which was completed sometime ago, is getting a punch up from Disney, and the hope is to have it ready to go very soon. Possibly before the end of the year.Read More
Variety reports that Disney is making a sequel to Enchanted.
Jessie Nelson (Because I Said So) will write the screenplay for the live action fairy tale that Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) will direct. Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld will return as producers.Read More
Enchanted will be released on DVD on March 18. It will be available on both the standard format, and the Blu-Ray format. The Disney disc will be priced at an SRP of $29.99, while the Blu-Ray disc will run for $34.99 SRP. The film stars Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and James Marsden.
A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess (AMY ADAMS) from the past who is thrust into present-day by an evil queen (SUSAN SARANDON). Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (PATRICK DEMPSEY). Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?Read More
This was a particularly slow weekend, coming off of the holiday. Next week should liven up a bit. We have the highly anticipated Juno opening, as well as New Line's behemoth blockbuster The Golden Compass. Plenty of independent films will be rolling in as well. Revolver, Atonement, The Amateurs, and Grace is Gone will all see limited release.
Enchanted was released November 21st, 2007.Read More
Both Bee Movie and American Gangster were unable to withstand the brutal slaughter of turkey day. These once promising hits plummeted down the weekend box office chart with the appearance of seven new major motion pictures. Bee Movie still managed to pull in an estimated $12 million over the holiday, putting its cumulative grosses at $112 million. That means Jerry Seinfeld can pretty much do whatever he wants when and if he chooses to take on another project. Hopefully its something a little more adult oriented. American Gangster, which opened strong against Bee Movie, but has been trailing behind Barry B. Benson ever since, didn't fare as well as Seinfeld's number five spot. The Ridley Scott crime drama hit at number eight with just $9.2 million. Don't cry Argentina for the film just yet, it has pulled in a cumulative gross of $115 million. That makes it a certified hit; one that has performed just a little better than the animated bee himself.
Next week marks the beginning of the end for 2008 and its movie output. It also marks the beginning of the Christmas movie season. None of this week's releases should find themselves quaking too hard in their boots. The only major release is Awake, starring Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen. Maybe this will give Stephen King's The Mist another shot at box office gold. Seriously. Go see it.Read More
Enchanted hit the theaters on November 21, and charmed its way to the top of the box office this weekend. The film's soundtrack was released on November 20 and we're giving away this CD for our readers. The recording features songs by Academy Award Winners Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz with original score by Menken. Amy Adams and James Marsden (Princess Giselle and Prince Edward in the film) perform four tracks on the CD, and recording artists Carrie Underwood and Jon McLaughlin each contribute a song as well.
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Enchanted was released November 21st, 2007.Read More
Academy Award winning actress Susan Sarandon is looking a little different these days. She is starring in Enchanted and in the upcoming film Speed Racer, both of which will appeal to family audiences, which is a big change for this controversial woman. She is quick to point out that she has done voices in Rugrats in Paris: The Movie as well as James and the Giant Peach and The Simpsons.
Sarandon is taking different paths in her career these days. She says about Speed Racer, which is scheduled to be released around next summer, "It kind of looks like The Jetsons. I mean it is not my best look. It takes a little getting used to. I have the same hairdo I had in my eighth grade yearbook. But it is beautiful. It is very saturated color. It unfolds in a way that breaks all boundaries of structure. I can't explain it." This will definitely be a big change for the actress that is known for her dramatic roles, especially her Oscar-winning role in Dead Man Walking.Read More