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He's back! Dick Van Dyke is bringing back his infamous Cockney chimney sweep Bert in the Marry Poppins sequel starring Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Lin Manuel Miranda! The new film takes place 20 years after the plot of the first, with Jane and Michael all-grown up. Apparently, it will hit cinemas on Christmas Day 2018... let's start the countdown!
The creator of Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, has announced that he will be co-producing a remake of Robert Landis' 1981 horror comedy, An American Werewolf In London. Landis' son, Max, is on the books to write and direct the feature film. The original cast starred David Naughton and Griffin Dunne as David and Jack, two college students whose backpacking trip goes awry after being attacked by a werewolf. Let's hope it's as funny (because it is a comedy) as the first time around. Picture: REX
The classic 1971 musical is loved by many and when its star Gene Wilder died in August this year there were heartbroken Wonka fans world wide. So it it just TOO soon to be considering a remake less than 2 months since the actors death? We think so! The intention for a new film is a prequel which will revive the character and is set to be made by the team behind Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. It would be cool to find out about Mr Wonka BEFORE Charlie visited the factory... Picture: Rex
It's the nation's favourite marmalade-loving bear from Peru and he's back with a sequel. This time round, Hugh Grant will join the cast as a past-it celeb, Phoenix Buchanan, “a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years”. The film’s celeb lives on the same road as the famous bear and his family, so no doubt we’ll see plenty of him in the movie. The film is expected to be released some time in November next year. Picture: Studio Canal
ITV have confirmed that the hit show ill be back again for a seventh series after the current eight-part one ends. Fans are thrilled that the drama has been officially recommissioned: "This recommission confirms that we didn't screw it up," creator and head writer Mike Bullen joked." Picture: ITV via Twitter
Fans were left a little disappointed with the final episode of series two of the BBC drama 'Our Girl'. Michelle Keegan has confirmed that she will be involved in a third series of the show. The actress, who played Georgie Lane, replaced Lacey Turner's Molly Dawes in series one. Picture: BBC
Can you feel the love tonight? We can because this is the best news since Simba became king of the Savannah. Disney have confirmed that there's going to be a live action remake. The film studio released a statement saying: "We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production." Picture: Disney
Following the huge success of the live action remakes such as Cinderella, The Jungle Book and the Beauty and the Beast, Sony has announced that they will be giving the 1998 animated Disney film a live action do-over! Mulan is the Chinese legend of a daughter who secretly joins the army in her father's name disguised as a man, to help fight the Huns.
It was originally thought that Dwayne Johnson would join forces with comedian Kevin Hart for a remake of Robin Williams' epic game changer, 'Jumani'. However, the Rock has put us out of our misery and confirmed that the film will in fact be a sequel. It is currently scheduled to be released on 28 July 2017.
A remake of the 80's classic starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey will be hitting the big screen and will star Frozen's Idina Menzel. It's the film that tells the story of a serendipitous friendship between CC, an aspiring singer, and Hillary, the daughter of a civil rights attorney struggling to find her own destiny. It's also the film that brought you 'Winds Beneath My Wings' and 'The Glory of Love'. Expect Idina's covers to dominate the charts! Picture: REX/PA
Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter are reportedly set to join megastars Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett for the new all-female cast of the franchise spinoff. Filming is due to begin in October this year and will be directed by Gary Ross. The Warner Bros film will also be produced by 'Ocean’s Eleven' director Steven Soderbergh.
'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was a storming success and quickly followed up by 'Prince Caspian'. Now fans of C.S. Lewis will be thrilled to learn that another one of his famous books will be making it to the silver screen. The Pevensie siblings won't be back but a there will be a new cast for the tale and we can't wait!
James Corden is in the running to voice the character of Peter Rabbit, when the much-loved children's book gets adapted for the big screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Corden is currently in talks with Sony for their live-action/CB work based on Beatrix Potter’s most famous character. We think he'd be PERFECT!
Channing Tatum is set to make a big wave when he stars in a remake of 'Splash'. It's thought the hunky 'Magic Mike' star will take on the role of the mermaid previously played by Darryl Hannah. The original 1984 classic sees Tom Hanks play a man saved from drowning as a boy by a mermaid, who he meets 20 years later.
'Suicide Squad' hasn't even been released yet but actor Jared Leto has already set his sights high with the aim of getting a solo movie for his character, the Joker. So far, there's nothing official in the works but watch this space...
The media mogul has turned her hand to acting on many occasion, and now she is reportedly in final negotiations to star as Mrs.Which when Disney take on the classic fantasy novel by late author Madeleine L’Engle. Deadline reports that Oprah is set to reunite with Ava DuVernay who will head up the project after collaborating with the star on Oscar-winning film 'Selma', while Oscar-winning 'Frozen' writer and co-director Jennifer Lee is also on board.
'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' is set to have it's own TV series by Paramount and Ink Factory. If it's anything as good as his previous book turned TV series, we can't wait!
Warner Bros have filed a film trademark for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' which would be an adaptation of the stage play. And rumour has it that Daniel Radcliffe is looking at the script!
According to the website Deadline, NBCUniversal have bought the rights from DreamWorks Animation and plan to make four more films! This is going to be a good'un because NBCUniversal are the people who brought you 'Minions' and ' Despicable Me' and we LOVE those films. This can only mean good things...
Disney have FINALLY given a release date for the remake of the 1964 classic originally starring Julie Andrews. It's been revealed the remake, which now stars Emily Blunt, will be called 'Mary Poppins Returns' and is set for release December 2018. It will be set in London during the Depression (20 years after the first movie was set) the new film will also take from P. L. Traver’s books. Picture: Heart
The nation's much-loved crime series is set to return to our screens as ITV announced the third and final series will continue shooting in Dorset and Somerset throughout the summer of 2016. David Tennant and Olivia Colman reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, while Sir Lenny Henry and Roy Hudd are set to join the cast. The new series will herald a brand new case for Miller and Hardy, with the detectives reuniting to investigate a serious sexual assault.
'Carry On Doctors' will be the first 'Carry On' film to be released in 25 years. It will be released in British cinemas as part of a revival for the long-running comedy series. The cast are yet to be announced but apparently Barbara Windsor will not be returning to reprise her role as the female eye-candy! Picture: REX
Rumours about whether Reese Witherspoon playing Tinker Bell have been flying about for a while now but Disney confirmed the news that the Oscar-winning actress will indeed be taking on the role. Picture: Heart
The director, who is known for his dark story-telling, has taken on an elephantine project in the retelling of the 1941 film about the flying circus animal, 'Dumbo'. Picture: Facebook
It looks like Angelina Jolie will be reprising her role as the fairy who is responsible for putting Sleeping Beauty into her slumber. However, we're not sure where the story will be going but as soon as we know, we'll let you know. Picture: Disney
The first one's only just been released but Disney have already announced that it will be getting a sequel. We're not sure how they're going to be able to beat the first one to be honest. We guess we'll just have to wait and see...
Lock up your dalmatians, Emma Stone's about! Disney have announced that the 27-year-old actress will be playing the evil, fur-hungry, fashion designer in a live Disney remake. This is one definitely one to watch out for! Picture: PA
Despite the fact that the grumpiest character in 'One Foot In The Grave', and indeed on television, died in a dramatic on-screen ending, Richard Wilson is resurrecting the character for a one man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer 2016. Picture: memecrunch.com
STOP EVERYTHING! The Night Manager season could be on the cards. Having initially poo-pooed the idea of a follow up to the BBC adaption of John le Carre’s book, Hugh Laurie may now have changed his tune. The actor told ‘The Mirror’ “There is a glimmer of a possibility, I can’t say more than that.” Fans are seizing on the star’s words: “It’s actually not my place to say it because I don't know who would be involved in constructing it, but I've heard rumblings."
Christmas has come early! Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in an all new animation movie of Dr.Seuss classic 'The Grinch that Stole Christmas'. The news was announced by a Cinema-Con panel, who revealed Illumination will release the movie this November.
Who's that girl? It's Jess! Zoey Deschanel will be back on our screens as FOX confirm that they will be making the hit-comedy for a sixth season. Yay! Picture: Fox
Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the new movie will in fact be a continuation of Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. The chairman of The Walt Disney Company spilled the beans about his acquisitions including Pixar & Marvel. "With George Lucas's Star Wars - and Indiana Jones, by the way, which will be coming, we have more great stories," Iger revealed to Bloomberg. The news comes after producer Frank Marshall insisted Ford would reprise his role. iPicture: Facebook
Charlie Higson and Julie Hesmondhalgh join the cast for the third and final instalment of the 'Broadchurch' trilogy. They will be appearing in the ITV police drama alongside stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman. Scriptwriter Chris Chibnall said it will mark the show's "final chapter. We have one last story to tell featuring familiar faces and new characters," he said. BroadChurch ITV Picture: ITV
The actress says she's been mooted for the role and could be taking up the action heroine's famous mantel after it was confirmed that Noughties, Warner and MGM are planning a reboot of the popular movie franchise. You'll probably recognise the pretty 25-year-old actress from the new 'Star Wars' film, but she could soon be gracing our screens in a new role too. The star told 'The Hollywood Reporter' that she'd leap at the chance if offered her by the film's executives. Photo: Getty
The legendary actor has announced he will be back to reprise his role for the sixth instalment in the series. Schwarzenegger will be 70-years-old when the iconic films series returns in 2017. Speaking on the project he said: ”I am looking forward to it, absolutely”. There is no current details about the plot or who will star alongside the actor.
Vanessa Hudson in this picture is how we feel about the announcement that High School Musical 4 is happening! Wildcats, this is not a drill! The Disney Channel have unveiled that we'll be meeting the new generation of all singing and dancing East High students and we'll get to meet the Wildcats rivals the West High knights. We're all in this together...
Michael Crawford, 74, and Michele Dotrice, 67, are set to reprise their roles as on-screen husband and wife, Frank and Betty Spencer for a one off episode in aid of BBC Sports Relief. And to top it off, cycling-champ Sir Bradley Wiggins is also set to make an appearance! This episode will be aired as part of the Sport Relief coverage on BBC One on 18 March from 19:00. Picture: Press
Rumour alert! Is Dawn French returning to our screens? The 58-year-old left the much loved show when it ended in 2007, but could she be making a comeback? “You know we now have Church law in the UK that women could be Bishops, so who knows?” she told the ‘Daily Mirror’. “Watch this space - she might get a promotion!”
Our favourite policeman is back but this time without Arnold Schwarzenegger. This time round, Dolph Lundgren will be playing out beloved Kindergarten Cop. The 58-year-old action hero appears in the first trailer for the movie, a follow-up to the 1990 action-comedy. He goes undercover in a school. We can't wait to relive one of our favourite films.
Will Smith has confirmed there will be another Bad Boys film after bumping into his co-star Martin Lawrence. Speaking to a UK radio station Will said: "I saw Martin a few weeks ago, and I hadn't seen him for about two years. And we just looked at each other, we hugged, and in that moment, we both knew we were making another Bad Boys. So we're definitely doing another one."
The 2001 all-male 'Ocean's Eleven' is to get a reboot and this time it's going to be lead by the ladies! This will be the third time this film will have had a do-over. The first film was released in 1960 starring Frank Sinatra and then a remake starring George Clooney and Matt Damon in 2001.
Talking on 'Watch What Happens Live' the actor said there was talk of making a follow-up to the hit 80's flick but it fell through. He said "It was discussed but it kind of never went very far. But it wasn't me, it was just nobody really agreed on what to do and when to do it." We're secretly gutted.
'Charlie's Angels' were the crime-fighting trio of the '70s with Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith playing the beautiful but deadly private-eyes. 2000 saw the detectives get a makeover (and at the same time hit the silver screen) with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu playing the Hollywood heroines. And now Elizabeth Banks is rumoured to be taking on the job of giving it another reboot! Yay! Picture: PA
"I don't know who you are, I don't know what you want... But I will find you and I will kill you." Easily one of the best lines from a film and now it's set to get it's own TV series on NBC. It will be a prequel to the film - it might explain where Liam Neeson's character Bryan Mills got these "particular set of skills" from. But don't expect Neeson to be in it as he's going to be played by a younger man. Ooer we wonder who... Liam Neeson in Taken
Robert Lindsay, 65, will be donning the black beret yet again as he reprises his role as Wolfie in the much loved 'Citizen Smith' TV series! Apparently it might see Wolfie running for the Labour Party... Power to the people! Picture: Alamy
It was the TV show that MADE Will Smith's acting career and it seems the star isn't quite ready to let go of the '90s classic yet, as he's rumoured to be developing a remake. According to 'TVLine', the 'Independence Day' actor is set to give the story a modern makeover, while remaining true to the original plot. Any fans hoping to see a cheeky Will Smith back on the small screen will be disappointed though, as he intends to produce, but not star in, the new show. Picture: Photoshot
And BREATH. We know that this news is probably the most exciting news you'll hear all morning but please, there is no need to choke on your cornflakes. The story of Noah and Allie is to be told over a number of episodes to be broadcast on American broadcaster CW. The only disappointment is the series is unlikely to see the return of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. *Sigh*
US TV network The CW has bought rights to develop and adaptation of the famous book written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868. The tome has been brought to the silver screen in the past. The 1994 film starred Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kristen Dunst. Elizabeth Taylor played Amy in the 1949 version and Katharine Hepburn played feisty Jo in the 1933 adaptation. It's yet to be announced who will play the four March sisters in this adaptation. Picture: Rex
Remember the amazing 'Hercules' spin-off starring Lucy Lawless as everyone's favourite heroine? Good news for fans as NBC and NBC Universal International are currently looking for a writer to join a "modern reboot" of the hit '90s TV show. It may be early days but we can't wait for Xena to be fighting Gods and falling in love on TV all over again. Picture: Photoshot
Disney have announced they've got ANOTHER live-action remake in the works. This time it's 'The Sword In The Stone' which is getting a Hollywood makeover. 'Game Of Thrones' screenwriter Bryan Cogman is writing the script, which could mean audiences are in for a more adult story rather than the children's tale we're familiar with. No news on a release date yet so watch this space. Picture: Rex
We knew that Ben Affleck was taking over from Christian Bale as the Dark Knight in the new film 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', but he will also be starring in his own standalone film only a few years after the end of Chrisopher Nolan's trilogy. We don't know much about the film yet but rumours are circulating that not only will Ben Affleck star in the reboot, but that he'll also direct it! Picture: Warner Bros
If you loved Pinocchio when you were younger then you'll be happy to know that Robert Downey Jr is developing a live-action remake of the Disney classic and has asked his director pal Paul Thomas to step in as screenwriter. As originally reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Downey has been developing the project for Warner Bros. Picture: Facebook
2011's 'Green Lantern' film starring Ryan Reynolds was a complete flop (although he did meet his wife, Blake Lively on set), so it's no surprise that a few years later Warner Bros are looking at giving it another go. Rather than focusing solely on Hal Jordan, 'Collider' is reporting that the new film will be about many different Green Lanterns. Fans will have to wait a while though as its currently set for a 2020 release. Picture: PA
Any 'Blues Brothers' fans out there better find their fedoras and shades because the duo are set to return. Original star, Dan Aykroyd told the 'Daily Mail' he will be re-teaming with Jim Belushi for a potential TV special. He spoke at the AFI tribute to Steve Martin saying: "The focus would be on Elwood helping find a new generation to lead the blues across the States."
First Tobey Maguire was 'Spider-Man', then 10 years later Andrew Garfield rebooted the superhero with 'The Amazing Spider-Man' franchise. Now, Sony have announced another reboot only 3 years later with little-known British actor, Tom Holland taking on the starring role. He'll be making his debut in Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War' in 2016 before fronting his own film with director, Jon Watts in 2017.
Despite Tim Story's 2005 adaptation enjoying a reasonable amount of success and even a sequel, the powers that be have seen fit to reboot this story about four scientists who gain powers after an "accident" in the lab. The cast is much younger this time round, featuring Miles Teller ('Whiplash'), Kate Mara ('House of Cards'), Michael B. Jordan ('That Awkward Moment') and Jamie Bell ('Billy Elliot'). With a release date set for 6th August 2015 you can watch the trailer now... Picture: Facebook
Remember Ben Affleck as 'Daredevil'? Yeah, we've tried too forget too. He might have starred opposite his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Garner but even that couldn't make the film a success. 12 years later and Netflix have picked up the mantle of the blind superhero by creating a must-watch TV version starring 'Stardust' actor, Charlie Cox.
The 1984 comedy is set to return to the silver screen but not as you know it. The ghoul-fighting foursome are to be played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Yes, that's right, the cult classic is getting an all-female remake. 'Bridesmaids' director, Paul Feig has signed on to lead the new film with a release date set for 22nd July 2016. Plus, original stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are confirmed to cameo. Awesome! Picture: Twitter
The '90s hit starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze is getting a remake. This time the undercover cop and masked criminal will be played by Luke Bracey and Édgar Ramírez with Ericson Core directing. The first trailer has already been released and the UK release date is set for 8th January 2016. Picture: Rex