Sunday, 25 March 2012

2 New Unnecessary Movies - Animated Cat In The Hat & Home Alone 5?

With the success of its CG-adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, Universal is siccing its animation subsidiary Illumination Entertainment on yet another classic Seuss title, The Cat in the Hat.

Universal’s live-action Cat in the Hat feature, which was considered a bomb despite grossing over $100 million, is only nine years old, but with The Lorax defeating John Carter — AKA “the year’s first blockbuster” — the feeling among the involved parties is that Dr. Seuss books “connect better in animation.”

Rob Lieber will write, Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Meledandri will produce, and Dr. Seuss’s wife Audrey Geisel will executive produce. No word yet on a release date.

A full decade after everyone was relieved to see the Home Alone franchise finally die a merciful death with the critical panning of its fourth installment, "Taking Back The House", ABC Family and Fox TV Studios have gone and unnecessarily resurrected the series yet again.

Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark, which is set to premiere during ABC Family’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” block, follows the misadventures of Finn, an eight-year-old boy who gets left home alone with his sister. Believing their house to be haunted, the two set traps for ghosts, but end up catching a gang of thieves instead.

The film stars Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Ed Asner, Eddie Steeples, Jodelle Ferland, and newcomer Christian Martyn as Finn. Directing this mess is Peter Hewitt, who knows a thing or two about directing messes, having helmed both Garfield: The Movie and Zoom.

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