Will the live action `Beauty and the Beast' movie star Kristen Stewart as Belle? Will ghosts and ghouls come out for the `Ghostbusters' 30th anniversary? Is the second season of `Orange is the New Black' king of the prison yard or does it deserve to be shanked? Let's take a look at the movie news round up today!
2. "Beauty and the Beast" Gets "Breaking Dawn" Director
Do you like stories of bestiality, kidnapping, and Stockholm syndrome? You know, that tale as old as time? Well, you're in luck. Disney is looking to bring a live action version of `Beauty and the Beast' to the big screen.
The project has been in the works for a while, but the studio has now chosen a director. Bill Condon, director of the last two films in the `Twilight Saga,' `Breaking Dawn 1 & 2,' has been hired to helm the fairy tale film.
Does this mean that Kristen Stewart will be cast to play the part of Belle? It's not much of a name change from her `Twilight' character, Bella, and she kind of looks the part. But, considering that she's notoriously difficult to work with, she wants to get away from doing these sorts of films, and is not much of a box office draw anymore, it's not very likely.
Who's going to play Beast, the hideous, reclusive shut-in monster with a penchant for kidnapping? Maybe Gary Busey?
3. "Ghostbusters" Will Return to Theaters For 30th Anniversary
Who you gonna call? Perhaps Moviefone to reserve some tickets?
Beloved supernatural comedy, `Ghostbusters,' is almost upon its 30th anniversary of being released in theaters in 1984. To celebrate, the film is being re-released in 700 theaters on August 29th. Strap on your proton packs, and prepare to get slimed, you know, metaphorically with Bill Murray's delightful humor and Ivan Reitman's exciting direction. There won't be any actual slime involved.
In addition to the screenings, Sony Pictures will also release a 30th anniversary Blu-ray set for the movie — in addition to a 25th anniversary Blu-ray set for `Ghostbusters II.' It's every movie geek's dream.
4. "Orange Is the New Black" Is Back For Season 2 On Netflix!
Wildly popular Netflix original show, `Orange Is the New Black," is back for a second sentencing, and early reviews say it's eligible for parole!
Ok, these terrible prison puns are getting confusing. The show is good, and you can watch the entire second season right now on Netflix!
5. Darren Aronofsky to Adapt Margaret Atwood Novels For HBO
`Noah,' `The Wrestler,' and `Black Swan,' director, Darren Aronofsky, has signed on to adapt author Margaret Atwood's trilogy of post-apocalyptic thriller novels as a mini-series for HBO.
The novels and series are about a society in the not-too-distant future where the government has been taken over by corporations. A catastrophic flood wipes out most of the Earth's population, and the story will focus on the events leading up to and after that.