There was a time not too long ago when if you heard that Disney was planning a live action/CGI hybrid of Lady and The Tramp, you might have had some reaction be it surprise (“whaa?”), confusion (“but why tho?”), or even anger (“how dare they!”) but I’m telling you now that they are and you are probably feeling nothing (“what else is new?”). Expectations for originality are at an all time low! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lady and The Tramp 2.0 is its way. You know Disney is gonna keep pushing it until all that’s left are The Black Cauldron and Song Of The South and you know which one has stronger name recognition so…
LATT is being produced for Disney’s upcoming streaming service set to launch in 2019. Just because it’s not getting a big screen release doesn’t mean Disney isn’t putting some heat behind it. It is LATT after all. It’s going to be directed by Charlie Bean who also directed The Lego Ninjago Movie. THR says:
The fact that a remake of such a marquee and essential Disney title such as Lady and the Tramp will likely head to the service is another example of how serious the company is taking its streaming platform’s content. (Disney also recently hired Jon Favreau to write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars television series.)
I wonder if they’ll keep that racist ass Siamese cat song. I hope they do because honestly, it’s my favorite part of the movie (dogs eating spaghetti all romantic like is bullshit). Those cats were bitchy, petty and realistic as fuck. Maybe this time around they’ll update them to Devon Rex cats and they can be voiced by Disney remake vets Emily Blunt and Emma Watson.
There are a few Nickelodeon shows from my childhood that I assumed were untouchable from the ghoulish rebooting hand of Hollywood. Clarissa Explains It All was pretty high up on that list, but as it turns out, nothing is safe and everything is up for grabs. I want to hide Are You Afraid of the Dark somewhere deep in the woods, because I’ll tolerate a Clarissa reboot, but goddamn it Nickelodeon, I cannot sanction a new Midnight Society.
According to sources that have spoken to The Hollywood Reporter, Nickelodeon and Melissa Joan Hart are in early discussions to reboot Clarissa Explains It All. Melissa played Clarissa Darling for five seasons from 1991 to 1994. Sources claim that the new Clarissa will star Melissa as adult Clarissa with a family and kids.
Clarissa creator Mitchell Kriegman is in talks to return to write and executive produce. Melissa will also executive produce with her mom Paula Hart, via their production company, Hartbreak Films. Nickelodeon wouldn’t comment, and the sources claim everything is early in development.
The reboot is probably going to involve almost zero effort. Clarissa spent most of her time talking to an invisible audience in her bedroom. In 2018, that’s called having a YouTube channel. She doesn’t even have to change her wacky mismatched wardrobe; she can just say she’s a LuLaRoe consultant now. I just hope that when it comes time for casting the rest of the family, Melissa considers calling up her old Melissa & Joey co-star Joey Lawrence and asking him to come in and read for the part of the dad. He could use the money right now.
Jersey Shore is coming back to MTV and nothing has changed yet everything has changed (mainly their faces and bodies, the gang’s had a lot of work done). Entertainment Tonight reports that almost the entire cast (Sammi Sweetheart is the only one missing this check) will be traveling to Miami for Jersey Shore Family Vacation: Smells Like Old Times, which will air on April 5th. Continue reading
I don’t think Sarah Drew’s going to be spending any time crying over spilled lactated ringers. Days after getting the axe from Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah’s just landed a lead role as a cop named Cagney. Yes, that Cagney. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS is making a pilot for a rebooted Cagney & Lacey because, who’s gonna stop them?
Zooey Deschanel, Taye Diggs And Rebel Wilson Are In The Hollywood Bowl’s “Beauty And The Beast” Concert
We’ve barely finished scouring the 2017 live action version of Beauty and The Beast for homosexual subtext and the Hollywood Bowl is already trying to complicate matters further by changing LeFou into a woman in their upcoming live concert. Entertainment Weekly reports that Rebel Wilson will be strapping one on to play LeFou opposite Taye Diggs as Gaston. Sorry Idris, you’ll just have to wait for the inevitable next “re imagining“. But wait, it gets worse! Belle’s about to get reverse She’s All That-ed and will be played by Zooey Deschanel.
Netflix is out to ruin your childhood while simultaneously damaging future adults by trying to scare the bejeebus out of them as children with their super serious remake of Lost In Space. It’s a Netflix Original Series that looks like an expensive feature film and it also looks absolutely terrifying. While the general plot may be the same, Netflix has ditched the camp and embraced the FX for LIS 2018.