The Hollywood Reporter learned WarnerMedia has won a bidding war for an overall deal with J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.
WarnerMedia is in final negotiations for a new overall deal with J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions following a months-long bidding war involving multiple media companies. Under the terms of the deal, J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot will continue to develop new projects for WarnerMedia while supervising other producers on film, TV and digital platforms. According to THR sources, Bad Robot’s feature film deal with Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures is currently in the process of being moved to WarnerMedia.
The outlet’s sources estimate the value of any deal with Bad Robot could be in the $500 million domain, though it is currently unclear how many years will be set for the new partnership with WarnerMedia as terms have not been finalized. Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Comcast, and Sony Entertainment were reportedly among the many companies that met with or explored the possibility f a deal with J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. Although Apple and Sony reportedly came close to an arrangement with Bad Robot, THR sources claim the J. J. Abrams production company’s prioritization of being part of a larger company with both TV and film distribution helped WarnerMedia emerge ahead of other potential contenders.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.