With The Willoughbys , writer/director Kris Pearn adapted a beloved children’s book of the same name by Lois Lowry, looking to be as faithful as possible to the “subversive” nature of her story, while bringing to it his own personal touch. Pearn’s second feature, following 2013’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 , centers on the Willoughby children, who grew up with parents who could not be more disinterested in them. Exploring the sometimes-wide gap between the families we’re born into and those we choose, it watches as the kids send their selfish guardians off on vacation, setting off on a globetrotting adventure and forging new connections. In conversation with Deadline, Pearn breaks down his narrative and visual approach to the feature—which debuted on Netflix last April—a clever, darkly comedic parable, through which he hoped to say “something real.” Related Story 'The Willoughbys' Review: Ricky Gervais As A Chatty Cat Leads Cool Voice Cast In … [Read more...] about ‘The Willoughbys’ Director Kris Pearn Adapts Children’s Book By Lois Lowry For Netflix, Leaning Into Its “Roald Dahl Subversiveness”
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Neil deGrasse Tyson cut to the chase and explained how the Earth and the universe will end during an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Tuesday, March 2nd. The topics are something Tyson explores in his new book, Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. The scientist quickly ran through the well-known process by which the Earth will cease to exist — sun expands, oceans boil, atmosphere evaporates into space, Earth becomes charred ember that descends into center of the sun, yadda yadda yadda — to get to the stuff that really keeps him up at night: “The Big Rip,” which will end the universe as we know it. “The Big Rip,” Tyson explained, is tied to the accelerating expansion of the universe, which will eventually “outstrip all gravitational forces currently holding things together.” He continued: “It will eventually overcome molecular bonds that are holding your flesh together… The accelerating forces will continue … [Read more...] about Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why End of Earth Is Tired, End of Universe Is Wired on ‘Colbert’
The Super Mario Bros. animated movie has been confirmed for 2022. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is a producer on the highly anticipated project. In addition to the new Mario news, Nintendo has also revealed plans to extend their "visual content" over the next few years, which is giving fans hope for a project involving The Legend of Zelda . According to a new business report from Nintendo, the Super Mario animated movie's production is moving along "smoothly," and they're looking to expand. You can read a portion of the report below. "Another way we are delivering Nintendo entertainment to a wider audience is with the Super Mario CG-animated movie, which is scheduled for theatrical release in 2022. Production is moving ahead smoothly, thanks to the collaboration between Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, known for the Minions movies, and Nintendo's Representative Director and Fellow, Shigeru Miyamoto, who is serving as co-producer. The movie will be … [Read more...] about Super Mario Animated Movie Gets 2022 Release Date, Is The Legend of Zelda Next?