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'Back to the Future' stage musical in the works

'Back to the Future' stage musical in the works

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A West End stage musical based on the 1985 science-fiction comedy movie "Back to the Future" is being developed, producers announced Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Washington likens 'Flight' to O'Neill play

Washington likens 'Flight' to O'Neill play

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Denzel Washington says he didn't sign on to play an intoxicated airline pilot who saves a planeload of people by executing some daring maneuvers in the drama "Flight" because he knew someone whose life was destroyed by addiction.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Audiences returning to TV talk shows

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- New York-based TV talk show hosts said their live audiences would be back Tuesday night.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 14, 2012.
By United Press International

Denzel Washington to star in 'Flight'

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Academy Award winner Denzel Washington will star in director Robert Zemeckis' upcoming film "Flight," Hollywood's Paramount Pictures says.
Disney shutting down Zemeckis studio

Disney shutting down Zemeckis studio

NOVATO, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Company says it is closing its ImageMovers studio run by U.S. director Robert Zemeckis as a result of economic conditions.
'Yellow Submarine' remake in the works

'Yellow Submarine' remake in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct a remake of the 1968 animated Beatles movie musical, "Yellow Submarine," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Carrey, Firth tout 'Christmas' in Cannes

Carrey, Firth tout 'Christmas' in Cannes

CANNES, France, May 18 (UPI) -- Director Robert Zemeckis and actors Jim Carrey and Colin Firth were in Cannes Monday to promote their upcoming film "Disney's A Christmas Carol."
Seth Green signs up for 'Moms' role

Seth Green signs up for 'Moms' role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Seth Green has signed on to co-star with Joan Cusack in Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of Berkeley Breathed's children's novel, "Mars Needs Moms."
Disney makes five-picture deal with IMAX

Disney makes five-picture deal with IMAX

SINGAPORE, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Walt Disney Studios says its five-picture deal with IMAX Corp. will begin with its 2009 holiday offering, "A Christmas Carol," starring Jim Carrey.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 14, 2008.
By United Press International

'Beowulf' debuts at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The fantasy adventure drama "Beowulf" burst into U.S. movie theaters with industry-best ticket sales, it was reported Sunday.

'Beowulf' gets comic-book treatment

SAN DIEGO , Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A star-studded, Hollywood film adaptation of the epic poem "Beowulf" has spawned a comic book series.

Carrey finds 'Yes Man' agreeable

HOLLYWOOD, July 25 (UPI) -- Actor Jim Carrey has agreed to star in "Yes Man," one of three films he expects to make before June, when Hollywood faces a possible labor strike.

Jim Carrey to take on Ebenezer Scrooge

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Jim Carrey will star in a high-tech movie version of Charles' Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol," The Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, May 14, 2007.
By United Press International

Winstone signs on for Indiana Jones

HOLLYWOOD, March 29 (UPI) -- British actor Ray Winstone has signed on for a role in the first "Indiana Jones" film project in 18 years, which is gearing up for production in Hollywood.

Zemeckis, Disney join in 3-D partnership

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Director Robert Zemeckis and Walt Disney Studios of Burbank, Calif., set up a performance-capture company devoted to creating computer generated, 3-D movies.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 14, the 134th day of 2006 with 231 to follow.
By United Press International

'Star Wars' saga headed for 3D

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Plans are underway for the theater release of all six "Stars Wars" blockbusters in 3D format, a producer of the space opera said Wednesday.

Cast announced for 'Beowulf' movie

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie will star as the Queen of Darkness in director Robert Zemeckis' big screen adaptation of "Beowulf."

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 14, the 134th day of 2005 with 231 to follow.
By United Press International

George Lucas plans 3-D 'Star Wars'

LAS VEGAS, March 18 (UPI) -- Director George Lucas plans to remaster all six of his "Star Wars" movies for 3-D re-release, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Hilary Swank in supernatural thriller

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Hilary Swank will follow up her Oscar-winning performance in "Million Dollar Baby" with the supernatural thriller "The Reaping."
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