The Roald Dahl movie is heading straight to HBO Max in the USA, with its UK fate unknown.
Steve Bing, a Hollywood producer, writer and financier who famously invested in the Tom Hanks movie “The Polar Express,” has died. He was 55.A spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office told TheWrap that the office responded to a death located in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the man was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. According to TMZ, which was the first to report the news of Bing’s death, he jumped from the 27th floor of his apartment building.The LAPD and L.A. County Coroner’s Office would not confirm the identification of the deceased or the cause of death. The owner of the building, however, confirmed to TheWrap that the deceased was Bing. An individual who knew Bing said he had been depressed and acting bizarrely of late.Also Read: Joel Schumacher, Director of 'St Elmo's Fire' and 'The Lost Boys,' Dies at 80Bing’s writing credits include 1994’s “Every Breathe” and one episode of “Married… with Children.” He is also known for producing films like “Get Carter,” “Night at the Golden Eagle,” “Rock the Kasbah,” “Rules Don’t Apply” and most recently, “St. Sebastian.” He was currently filming an Untitled Jerry Lee Lewis Documentary. He was also a big investor in “The Polar Express,” the animated feature featuring the voice of Tom Hanks.Bing is also the founder of Shangri-La Entertainment, which focuses on property, construction, entertainment and music. Its latest credit is 2017’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Bing also financed films like Robert Zemeckis’ “Beowulf” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shine A Light.”Bing was born on March 31, 1965. He received an estimated $600 million inheritance when he turned 18, from his grandfather and real estate developer Leo S. Bing. He dropped out of Stanford University to pursue a career in Hollywood and also contributed millions of dollars to Democratic political causes — in 2012, he contributed $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.Also Read: Ian Holm, Star of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Alien,' Dies at 88He is survived by his two children; Damian Hurley from his relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley, and daughter Kira Bonder, from his relationship with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.Read original story Steve Bing, Producer and Film Financier, Dies at 55 At TheWrap
Take a look inside the Wild West-set final entry in the delightful 'Back to the Future' trilogy from Robert Zemeckis.
A gold logo, set against a dark blue backdrop, spells out the film’s title – which looks to be Roald Dahl’s The Witches.
Bob Gale says fans shouldn't get their hopes up for 'Back to the Future 4', because it's not happening.
The screenwriter admits he stole one of Jurassic Park's best lines from another filmmaker.
'Welcome To Marwen' features a huge nod to one of Robert Zemeckis' most iconic movies that will catch audiences completely unaware.
Welcome To Marwen. It’s a dramatic retelling of the story first told in the acclaimed 2010 documentary Marwencol, of Mark Hogancamp, an artist whose life is changed forever when he’s dealt a brutal beating by a gang of thugs. The attack deprives Mark (played in the film by Steve Carell) of his memory and, as part of his therapy, the artist builds a toy WW2 town – Marwen – which he populates with dolls inspired by people in his life, and Hoagie, his doll avatar.
In an example of life imitating the movies, a motorist has been caught speeding in his DeLorean at speeds of, wait for it, 88mph. Nigel Mills, 55, of Brentwood was actually summoned to court after being accused of getting his 34-year-old sports car, a classic DeLorean made famous by the ‘Back to the Future’ films, to 89mph… so shouldn’t he have disappeared leaving blazing tire marks? The incident took place in November of last year whereby Mr. Mills protested his innocence after receiving a court summons to Chelmsford Magistrates after two officers clocked him speeding.
Ben Schwartz went full-on Chris Farley for director Robert Zemeckis. The actor, best known for his television roles on Parks and Recreation (as club-king Jean Ralphio) and House of Lies (as arrogant consultant Clyde Obertholdt), scored not only his biggest dramatic film role yet when he was cast as Albert in The Walk, but it was being helmed by one of his all-time favorite filmmakers. “Robert Zemeckis is kind of my hero,” Schwartz told Yahoo Movies in the video interview above. “My favorite movies of all time are — Back to the Future is No. 1, and then Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
The seemingly endless cycle of remakes, reboots, reimaginings and any other number of ‘re’-prefixed verbs that have done the rounds in the film industry this past decade or so has invariably left many film fans asking - is nothing sacred anymore? Well, it seems we may have our answer, as word gets out that Universal may have their sights on rebooting two of the greatest Hollywood blockbusters of all time: ‘Jaws’ and ‘Back to the Future.’ - Spielberg Predicts End of Superhero Genre - Lead Actress Candidates For Spielberg’s Ready Player One - Jurassic World 3rd Biggest Movie Ever This news comes from a highly trustworthy source, The Hollywood Reporter, who mention Universal’s plans almost as an aside in their report on Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks looking set to move house from Disney to Universal for distribution. The Spielberg connection is of course vital here. Not only did the legendary filmmaker get his big break making the original classic ‘Jaws’ for Universal back in 1975, he also produced ‘Back to the Future’ for the studio in 1985, as well as its two sequels.
In the new book We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, we finally found out why Eric Stoltz got fired from the Marty McFly role during production. Michael J. Fox was hired and the result was cinematic magic. As chronicled by author Caseen Gaines, Back to the Future could have gone in a different direction: Marty might have been played by Charlie Sheen.