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Beauty and the Beast Prequel?

”There are currently no plans for a sequel and the studio — perhaps with Alice Through The Looking Glass as a reminder — won’t try to force one. It will explore possible spinoff and prequel scenarios, Bailey [President of Production at Walt Disney Pictures] said.” - (x)

WHO DO I HAVE TO BRIBE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN?!!!

Originally posted by luuuuuke-evans

‘Madam Secretary’ EP David Grae Inks Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios

Madam Secretary executive producer David Grae has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, the studio behind the CBS drama series currently in its third season. Under the pact, Grae will continue as executive producer on Madam Secretary, expected to be renewed for a fourth season, alongside creator/exec producer/showrunner Barbara Hall, while also developing new projects for the studio.

This is the first overall deal for Grae, who began his career as a staff writer on the Halls’ Joan of Arcadia. He has also staffed on Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls and was an executive producer on ABC’s long-running Castle. Grae, co-founder of Gotham Writers’ Workshop, is repped by Paradigm and the Shuman Company.

Deadline

THIS MEANS MADAM SECRETARY WAS RENEWED FOR A FOURTH SEASON!!! 

Someone go slap YG and make him wake up for all the shit he’s causing and for all the future shit he’s going to cause

- Big Bang’s enlisting (and taking 1+ year to release MADE AND the fact that they only have currently 2 studio albums in the 10 years since they debuted)
- 2NE1 disbanding
- Taehyun leaving WINNER
- Lee Hi and AKMU literally in the dungeons
- iKON’s Korean promotions (???)
- Blackpink’s non-existent promotions 

How do you have such amazing groups 
But you fuck up so badly YG
I don’t understand

backlash things from the Reynolds/Garfield kiss

- fans making pedophila accusations bc they’ve never read the comics with adult!Peter
- “pedophila” in general being used to refer to a 40yo man and a 33yo man kissing
- straight fangirls saying “it’s canon! could it get any gayer? XD” as if this is enough representation
- straight fangirls calling the kiss “dirty” and “sexy”
- just. straight fangirls.
- people expecting Reynolds to “come out of the closet” even though he’s currently married to a woman
- no one seems to understand how the movie studio dilemma works
- (don’t get your hopes up for spideypool in Deadpool 2. the licensing agreement is not gonna let it happen.)
- Andrew Garfield isn’t a minor?? guys plz he’s 33. he’s a grown-ass man.
- “how do you know they were kissing as the characters?”
- “Ryan Reynolds is queerbaiting!” dude cut him some slack.. he’s just one guy and he is Trying
- “does this mean Deadpool is gay now?” no, becky. he’s a canon pansexual character.

All that being said, I really enjoyed the kiss. but I wish there was less unecessary Drama™ about it.

10

10 Years of ASSASSIN’S CREED  

3 May 2006
Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed for PS3 - the latest project currently in development at the publisher’s Montreal studio.[…]

Assassin’s Creed is a stealth/action epic set at the height of the Third Crusade in 12th-century Jerusalem, and seems to borrow elements from both Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia. As an acrobatic young killer named Altair, players will work for the Assassins, a secret society dedicated to ending the Crusade.

Sunday Times article - Zayn

ZAYN MALIK: ‘LOVE HURTS … LOVE IS HARD’ 

 Zayn Malik’s eyelashes are epic. They ought to have their own Twitter account, like Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows. They are long, matt and untouched by mascara, as I can report with authority from my seat next to this delicately beautiful man on a sofa in a cavernous photo studio just outside Paris. He appeared on set half an hour early and full of enthusiasm (“This coat is sick, man, I love the tailoring”) and pursued, as ever, by paparazzi who had followed him from his hotel, the Four Seasons George V, where he and Gigi Hadid are slumming it during Paris fashion week.

“Zigi” are the pop/fashion power couple of the moment. She has just appeared on her 19th Vogue cover, the inaugural Vogue Arabia (a nod to her father’s Palestinian heritage); he is currently finishing his second solo album and was in the recording studio till 5am this morning. The stakes are high because his first solo single, Pillowtalk, was No 1 in 68 countries. But after his years in One Direction, slogging away at the coalface of teeny pop, he is now his own man and enjoying it. Does he consider Paris fashion week, which he’s ostensibly here for (he sat front row at Balmain to watch Gigi walk), work or pleasure? “I don’t see any difference. I do my work and I have fun while I’m doing it.”

He flew to Paris to surprise Gigi as a romantic gesture. “She didn’t know I was coming,” he says. “I went up to the suite to knock on the door…” Pretending to be room service? “Exactly. But my number had changed to European on her phone, so it wasn’t much of a surprise in the end. She played along with it, though.” Ah, Gigi, such a good sport. “It’s been amazing spending time here with my girlfriend,” he says. “The food is always great here. Steak and mashed potatoes.” Living in LA, he’s missed the carbs. “In LA, you get your fresh fruit and your kale smoothies, but you don’t get yer potatoes.”

He hasn’t lost his Bradford accent, and it makes everything he says sound droll and unpretentious. “Bit raunchy, bit romantic, Titanic-like,” is how he gruffly describes his Fifty Shades Darker song with Taylor Swift, I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, currently in the charts. He grew up in East Bowling, where his mum, Trisha, who is Anglo-Irish, worked as a school chef, while his British-Pakistani dad, Yaser, stayed at home looking after the four children. Has he taken Gigi home yet? “I’ve never took her to Bradford, not yet. She’s met my family in London a few times, though.”

After he left One Direction in March 2015, breaking a million teenage hearts and ending a hugely lucrative mini industry (the band is now on hiatus), he lived at the Beverly Hills Hotel for six months, eating room-service chicken wings, feeling the vibes of all the musicians who had to stay at the hotel, such as Frank Sinatra, and doodling lyrics for his solo album, Mind of Mine, on the headed notepaper. Then he bought a home in Bel Air. “Gigi’s been living with me this past year,” he says. I notice that he pronounces “Gigi” not as a Gallic caress, but like a northerner going to the races: Gee-Gee. “I call her Gee, she calls me Zee,” he says. “There’s some other nicknames too, but I’ll keep those private.” He smiles.

They’re a hugely visible couple, who have been together since late 2015, and play out their love affair in fashion magazine shoots and the sexy video they filmed together for Pillowtalk — in which Zayn sings a passionate chorus that “f****** and fighting on is our paradise and it’s our war zone”. Why a war zone? “I don’t actually mean it’s a war zone,” he says slowly. “It’s a… metaphor for different things.” I pull a face. Zayn. I think we can do a little better than that. He takes the hint, draws breath and digs a bit deeper. “Love hurts,” he says. “Love is hard. Maybe my experiences of love up to writing that album were new and hard.”

He was previously engaged to Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, but they split in 2015. “I think there’s a strength in expressing emotion. If you were a guy, you used to have to be really masculine, but now expressing emotion is accepted and respected.”

When he published his autobiography last year, at the age of 23 no less, he came out as having suffered from an eating disorder, sometimes going for several days without eating at all. Headlines followed, such as “How Zayn Malik Is Shifting the Narrative of Men with Eating Disorders” in the Huffington Post. “It wasn’t specifically an eating disorder,” he says. “It was a control thing. Every area of my life was so regimented and controlled [the boys in 1D would sometimes have to go straight from playing a stadium to recording new material in the evening], it was the one area where I could say, ‘No, I’m not eating that.’ Once I got over the control, the eating just came back into place, super naturally.” He corrects himself. “Not supernaturally! Just really naturally. I came back to the UK and spent some time with my mum and got some TLC, and she cooked me food and I got back in touch, mentally, with a lot of the things I’d lost.”

How is his second album, due later this year, coming along? “They always say the second album is difficult, but so far I’m really happy with this one. There are real signs of growth and development. Hopefully, as a human being, I’m growing too, in my knowledge and perception.” Still, like so many, he gets “too wrapped up” in his social media. “I’m scrolling and scrolling and I’m, like, ‘I have to stop’, but I can’t, so I delete the app from my phone. And download it again the next day or whatever.”

He has deliberately surrounded himself with a music management team of strong, middle-aged women. Coming from a matriarchal family, he likes it that way. He seems in good hands. “I now have no problem with anxiety. It was something I was dealing with in the band,” he says. Did sharing his eating problem help? “Yes. People saw strength in that, and they didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, but they expect it from a female, which to me is crazy. We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth.”

In One Direction he was tagged “the mysterious one”. “I have no idea why,” he says. “It was obviously a marketing strategy to appeal to different areas of female personalities and wants and needs. ‘I might want a cute one’, ‘I might want a cheeky one’, ‘I might want a mysterious one’, that’s all it was.” He’s smiling — he doesn’t seem bitter about having been a pick’n’mix pop puppet. “It’s cool, that’s life, I guess. I don’t really think of myself as mysterious, but maybe I am.”

He has a naughty, clever, playful side. He enjoys pretending to be his own evil twin, Rodger Malik. It’s a bit like Eminem’s Slim Shady. “Maybe it’s a psychological thing, or I’m creating an alter ego, but it’s fun to banter with your evil twin,” he says, rolling up his trouser leg to show me a tattoo on his calf that says “Rodger” in scrawled letters, near a tattoo of Jack Nicholson as The Joker. “He’s quite influential, that Rodger. He’s done a couple of songs on the new album. He’s off fishing today.”

Mysterious, possibly. Complicated, for sure. But Zayn seems at ease with himself. He’s pursuing new projects, including designing for Giuseppe Zanotti and some “regal, but street-inspired” looks for Versace Versus. “Actually, Gee helped me design for Zanotti. She’s a really good artist, really creative.” Donatella Versace commissioned Gigi to photograph Zayn and the British model Adwoa Aboah for a Versus campaign. “We shot it at the Chateau Marmont. It was just me, her and Adwoa. We got on a good vibe with it. There’s a dingy, rock’n’roll look to it.” How did Gigi take to being on the other side of the camera? “She didn’t have any problems taking photos,” he says. “There were no tantrums. She’s a really chilled person — she fell right into it.”

Donatella is more effusive, summing up their love affair: “They define the mood of their generation with their honesty, energy and love.” She’s got it. That’s Zee and Gee for you.

MONSTA X To Appear On “New Yang Nam Show” For Upcoming Comeback

On March 18, a source from the broadcasting industry stated that MONSTA X had recently wrapped up filming their appearance on Mnet’s “New Yang Nam Show.” Reportedly, the boys of MONSTA X surprised the hosts with their beagle-like energy hidden behind their ‘tough guy’ images.

MONSTA X is currently preparing for the release of their first studio album “The Clan Part 2.5 The Final Chapter” on March 21.

“New Yang Nam Show” is currently hosted by Jang Do Yeon, Yang Se Hyung, and Eric Nam.

MOANA: EASTER EGGS, TRIVIA, AND THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

Disclaimer: I did not find all of these easter eggs myself. I watched many Youtube videos and read many articles and gathered the best easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars movies and I compiled them into one organized post. Enjoy!

Flounder

During Maui’s musical number, “You’re Welcome”, during the 2D/cardboard sequence, Flounder enters from the right and swims upstream. If you blink, you might miss it.

Ralph from “Wreck-It Ralph” in the movie’s credits

During the end credits, Ralph himself appears among the designs on the right side of the screen. Disney likes to give nods to its upcoming movies in current releases, and the animation studio is currently working on a “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel set to be released March 2018.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” homage

Halfway through the film, Moana and Maui encounter a tribe of anthropomorphic coconuts called kakamora. Moana remarks, “They’re kind of cute.” Then the kakamora paint pearly white teeth on their armor and take up arms. Their ship emerges from the fog, revealing a massive fleet of pirate ships. What follows is an epic chase that is very reminiscent of Mad Max: Fury Road. Just as Max, Furiosa, and their crew set out across a desert wasteland to escape the movie’s War Boys, Moana and Maui race across the sea to skirt the kakamora. Their large, ramshackle vessels are reminiscent of Immortan Joe’s brigade, while the creatures’ painted faces mimic those of the War Boys.

BAYMAX KAKAMORA

One of the Kakamoras has the face of Baymax from Big Hero 6.

Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid” reference

After the end credits, we see a scene of Tamatoa still stuck on his back from his confrontation with Maui and he’s searching for help. He talks about being stuck on his back and then tells the crowd that he knows they would help him if his “name was Sebastian and he has a cool Jamaican accent.”

Marshmallow from “Frozen”

The ice monster from Frozen is seen as a drawing in this scene from when Moana was a baby.

Olaf from “Frozen”

When Moana is loading up her boat with food prior to leaving the island, she dumps a load of fruit and coconuts into the hold, and on top of them all is one, single, carrot (the carrot would be the only thing that wouldn’t melt). I couldn’t find a photo of this, sadly. 

UPDATE: The Olaf easter egg has been found! Credits to mrscarmcolon on Instagram

Maui transforms into Sven from Frozen

Maui’s magical fish hook gives him the ability to shape-shift, and in the scene where Maui tries to become a giant bird, he shuffles through several transformations first, and for a split second, he turns into Sven, the reindeer from “Frozen.”

Flash from “Zootopia”

Flash’s “sort of” cameo is in the realm of monsters sequence in the form of a slow-moving masked creature with multiple limbs. This was so hard to spot, I couldn’t even see it or find any photos of it. Some people think that this is actually the Flash cameo because the director said he will be in disguise, and this creature has four claws on each of his four limbs, just like a sloth.

David Bowie

Lin Manuel Minranda - the sunshine of my life, Hamilton creator, and writer and composer of the Moana soundtrack - has said that he wrote Tamatoa’s song “Shiny” as a tribute to the later singer. He said “… The world had already been mourning Bowie, I’d been listening to Bowie on a loop. I was like, well I’m writing a glam rock tune for this crab, this jewel-encrusted crab.“ (Extra: Jemaine Clement, who voices Tamatoa, has acted as David Bowie in his sketch comedy show, Flight of the Concords.)

The  Maui sculpture - callback to The Little Mermaid and Aladdin

The statue of Maui in the cave on the island he was stuck on is a callback to the statue of Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid. Later, when the statue falls over, only the tip of Maui’s nose breaks off, which is a reference to a scene from “A Whole New World”

Moana and The Little Mermaid Parallels

Both movies have the same directors,  John Musker and Ron Clements. In The Little Mermaid, Ariel wants to leave the sea to go to land, and wheras Moana wants to leave the land to go to sea. Both princesses also have fathers that want them to remain within their world’s limits.

MAUI AND HERCULES - STORIES TOLD IN REVERSE

Maui was a mortal, who was abandoned by his human parents, and taken in by “gods” who made him a demigod. Hercules was the child of “gods” but he was raised by humans after he was abandoned on Earth by Hades’ minions. (Extra easter egg: Dwayne The Rock Johnson, who voices Maui in the movie, also played Hercules in a live action adaptation).

Twitter Reference

When Maui uses HeiHei to sign on Moana’s oar, he says “When you use a bird to write with, it’s called tweeting.”

THE HOBBIT REFERENCE

Both Tamatoa and Smaug covered themselves in their treasures in their lairs deep within a mountain. And in Moana and in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, both Moana and Bilbo Baggins didn’t realize they were walking on top of their villains until the creatures emerge from underneath their treasures.

“THE ABYSS” Reference

The first time we see Moana interact with the ocean, its form is very reminiscent of the alien water tentacle from James Cameron’s 1989 sci-fi movie, The Abyss.

The Ocean and The Magic Carpet

The ocean in Moana and the magic carpet in Aladdin, were both very similar because both were sort of non-speaking characters that helps their main characters and guide them in their quest.

Lilo & Stitch references

In the movie, Moana gets embarrassed about eating a pork sandwich in front of her pet pig Pua, which is reminiscent of when Lilo explaining why she can’t feed a tuna sandwich to her pet fish, Pudge. Also, he scene where Moana uses a leaf to protect a baby turtle is reminiscent of this photo of Stitch from Lilo & Stitch.

MAUI AND THE ROCK’S EYEBROWS

Maui’s eyebrows were designed to look specifically like Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s eyebrows, and Maui raising his eyebrow is an homage to The Rock always raising his eyebrow (especially during his wrestling days).

EXTRA: NEW MOANA EASTER EGG SPOTTED IN ZOOTOPIA

Zootopia was released before Moana, and in addition to the MEWOANA Easter egg we all know, Disney hid another Moana easter egg in Zootopia - Maui’s fish hook on the back of Finnick’s van.

WE HAVE A NAME!! 
C.H. Greenblatt’s
latest untitled project finally has a name, and that name iiiiiiisssssssssss (drumroll please):

Harvey Beaks

The show premieres this year and we can’t wait for you to meet Harvey, Fee, Foo and all the other kids and folks from their world!
Here’s a nifty article that has more info too.

UPDATE: Drawing by Chris Houghton aka chrishoughtonart

deadline.com
EEOC: Major Studios Failed To Hire Female Directors; Lawsuit Looms
EXCLUSIVE: The EEOC is currently in settlement talks with the major studios to resolve charges that they systemically discriminated against women directors. “Every one of the major studios has rece…
By David Robb

The EEOC is currently in settlement talks with the major studios to resolve charges that they systemically discriminated against women directors. “Every one of the major studios has received a charge contending that they failed to hire women directors,” a knowledgeable source told Deadline.

This is nothing we didn’t know. Still it’s a great reminder of the fact that despite the number of women being hired for studio projects doubling since the investigation (it went from 4 in 2014 to 8 in 2015 and 2016 to 8 in the first six months of 2017) it’s not enough. 

And all of this could have been avoided if studios would simply HIRE MORE WOMEN.

hollywoodreporter.com
'Suicide Squad 2' Lands 'Legend of Tarzan' Writer (Exclusive)
The sequel is a priority for the studio, which made overtures to several directors, including Mel Gibson.

NEWS: Adam Cozad in negotiations to pen WB’s Suicide Squad 2 

The sequel is a priority for the studio, which made overtures to several directors, including Mel Gibson. No filmmakers are currently attached and the studio is focusing on nailing down a story. 

Hiatus

Hey all, I won’t be able to update this week (or next, most likely) due to real-life events taking place. Sorry about that!

Also, I just replaced my computer, and SAI is giving me difficulty reinstalling with their license. I use SAI for 95% of the art in MWSIH. I’m looking for solutions, but if they don’t prevail I’ll have to buy another license for it. This is roughly $45-50 USD and my budget is currently tight, so I can offer commissions (via Clip Studio or Fire Alpaca) if any of you would like to kindly help me buy it again. If not, it’ll just take longer for updates to resume.

Thank you for your help and understanding!
-Rei

things currently giving me life:

-Pierce The Veil’s new album

-Misadventures

-The fourth studio album released by Pierce The Veil

-The album from PTV released on May 13, 2016

-Misadventures

-Tracks 1-11 of PTV’S new album Misadventures

-The way Vic says ‘motherfucker’ in Floral & Fading

-Literally only Misadventures