Here are the top celebrity and entertainment stories from Fox News Flash. Check out the entertainment highlights from this past week. NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! When Hollywood does something well, it often repeats it.
The successful reboots and revivals of “Doctor Who,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “Veronica Mars” are just a few examples. But striking the appropriate balance during a reset is difficult.
Why studios enjoy revisiting well-known storylines and characters was explained to Fox News Digital by brand expert Evan Nierman, founder of Red Banyan PR.
“If you veer too far from the original, you run the danger of upsetting or alienating hordes of committed followers. Studios that masterfully blend novelty and nostalgia can make billions of dollars when they do this “said he.
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“‘Jurassic World’ has been one such success, establishing a media franchise of enormous dimensions both physically and symbolically,” Nierman concluded. Top Gun: Maverick has wowed audiences with ground-breaking footage and aerial stunts while also including a ton of visual and narrative allusions to the original.
So prepare to experience nostalgia. Here is a glance at what Hollywood is currently developing.
The 1993 Disney movie “Hocus Pocus” starred Sarah Jessica Parker (left), Bette Midler (middle), and Kathy Najimy. At Disney, a follow-up to the movie is being developed. (Freeform)
Fans will be able to watch the three witches made famous by the 1993 comedy “Hocus Pocus,” played by Bette Midler, 76, Sarah Jessica Parker, 57, and Kathy Najimy, 65, in their respective roles.
After someone re-lit the Black Flame Candle, the witches have returned to Salem and are searching for children.
The movie’s synopsis reads, “It’s been 29 years since someone lighted the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are searching for retribution.” In order to prevent the ravaging witches from spreading a new type of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve, it is now up to three high school kids.
According to a source in the production, the Disney follow-up will “not disappoint” fans. “Bette still exudes the same enthusiasm as she had in the original. She actually raises the stakes, “People magazine was told by the source.
Fans of “Hocus Pocus” won’t be let down, the insider continued. All of the audience members’ favorites from the first film are back, and then some.
On September 30, “Hocus Pocus 2” will be streamable. Another spinoff for “Yellowstone,” this time in the shape of a prequel, is coming. Its title, “1923,” refers to the circumstances that the Dutton family experiences following the original “Yellowstone” prequel, “1883.” “1923” will feature Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford as the leads. The show’s release date has not been announced.
THAT 70s Show There will be a new season of “Flintstones.” Pebbles Flintstone’s adult life will be followed in the television series “Bedrock.” (Hannah-Barbera)
Variety reports that a remake of the “Flintstones” animation from the 1990s is in the works. The next animated series “Bedrock” will include the same cast and take place 20 years after the first.
Pebbles Flintstone will be voiced by Elizabeth Banks when she enters adulthood.
There were the Flintstones and Bedrock “far before the Simpsons and Springfield, the Griffins and Quahog or even when the Belchers started slinging hamburgers on Ocean Avenue,” said Michael Thorn, head of entertainment for Fox Entertainment.
“Their influence on the animation world is indisputable, and we at Fox are excited to tackle the task of updating it for today’s audience in collaboration with Warner Bros., Elizabeth, and Lindsay. There is virtually no pressure at all.”
The series has not yet received a release date. Fox News Digital’s entertainment reporter is Lauryn Overhultz.