NEW “RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET” SNEAK PEEK REVEALS GAL GADOT AS SHANK

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Check out the new 60-second sneak peek of “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which introduces Gal Gadot (“Justice League,” “Wonder Woman”) as the voice of Shank, the tough and talented driver in an intense online racing game called Slaughter Race.  Plus catch new footage of the Disney princesses and more! 

Ralph and Vanellope encounter Shank when they venture into the internet in search of a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush. Shank’s approach to racing—and life in general—opens Vanellope’s eyes to the limitless possibilities of the internet and the excitement of a new world that feels like home to her.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/d6PkKUN12cI 


Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” opens in Philippine theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

LIVE-ACTION BIG SCREEN ADAPTATION OF “DORA THE EXPLORER” STARTS PRODUCTION

Dora the Explorer

Paramount Players announced today that the motion picture adaptation of Nickelodeon’s Peabody Award-winning children’s animated series, Dora the Explorer, began principal photography on location in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on Monday, August 6, 2018.

The production, being directed by 11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, “Flight of the Conchords”) marks the lovable Latina character’s big screen debut (and first live-action adaptation on any platform) after fourteen seasons (2000-2014) and 172 episodes on Viacom’s enduring children’s cable network. The film is a Paramount Players and Nickelodeon production in association with Walden Media. The film is being supported by the Queensland Government via Screenland Queensland. Paramount will release the film on August 2, 2019.

Dora the Explorer stars Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight) in the film’s title role. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Seventeen-year-old actress Moner is joined in the film by one of Mexico’s biggest stars, Eugenio Derbez (Geostorm, Miracles from Heaven), who plays Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant who tries to protect the teenagers from the marauders. The film also features big screen newcomer Micke Moreno (Escobar: Paradise Lost), in the role of cousin Diego; Nicholas Coombe (“Spy Kids: Mission Control,” Midnight Sun) as Randy, a fellow high schooler who develops an immediate crush on Dora; Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock) as the school’s snooty class president, Sammy; and Academy Award® nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros, Thor) as Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie. Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern, Moana) will play the role of Powell. Additional key casting announcements are forthcoming.

The film is produced by Christopher Robin producer Kristin Burr, who is joined by longtime Bobin associate, executive producer John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Alice Through the Looking Glass) as well as executive producers Julia Pistor (The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Eugenio Derbez.

Bobin has assembled a talented team behind the camera that also includes reunions with Oscar®-winning production designer Dan Hennah (Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Alice Through the Looking Glass) and costume designer Rahel Afiley (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, “Flight of the Conchords”). The pair will be joined by six-time Goya Award winning (and BAFTA nominated) cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe, A.S.C. (Secretos del corazón, The Others, Blue Jasmine, Thor: Ragnarok), film editor Mark Everson (Paddington, Paddington 2) and BAFTA-nominated VFX supervisor Andy Brown (Black Panther, House of Flying Daggers, Moulin Rouge!)

Dora the Explorer will film entirely in Australia’s Gold Coast, in the state of Queensland on the continent’s east coast south of Brisbane. Village Roadshow Studios, where the production will headquarter, has been host to several major Hollywood movies in the last few years, including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Shallows, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and, most recently, DC’s Aquaman. In addition to designer Hennah’s stage builds, the production will utilize Queensland’s diverse landscape, notably tropical forests near Tamborine Mountain and Tallebudgera, to portray Dora’s jungle habitat.

Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Viacom. Nickelodeon is part of the Viacom Media Network, also a division of Viacom.

In Philippine cinemas August 2019, Dora the Explorer will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/

MUSIC SUPERSTAR NIALL HORAN DEBUTS ORIGINAL NEW SONG FOR “SMALLFOOT”

Niall Horan, Smallfoot

Singer, songwriter Niall Horan debuted the original new song “Finally Free” to fans recently. It’s the first single from the soundtrack to the animated adventure “Smallfoot,” opening in Philippine theatres September 27th with an all-star cast led by Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya and Common.

“Finally Free” was announced by Horan across his social channels and is now available for digital streaming and purchase at http://niall.to/finallyfreepr and via links at his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and “Smallfoot” social channels.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/GSk9ptRubDc

The full “Smallfoot” soundtrack is scheduled for release on September 21st.

In October of 2017, Horan’s solo debut album Flicker entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 and topped iTunes Top Albums chart in over 60 countries.  Since then, Horan has been performing on his Flicker world tour, which kicks off July 18th in the U.S.  He was the winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, claimed the American Music Award for Best New Artist, and kicked off 2018 by winning Best New Pop Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and a stellar ensemble cast, “Smallfoot” turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.  News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

In Philippine cinemas September 27, “Smallfoot” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

GAL GADOT TO VOICE NEW CHARACTER SHANK IN “RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET”

Ralph Breaks the Internet
BEHIND THE WHEEL — “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” introduces Shank, a tough and talented driver in an intense online racing game called Slaughter Race. When Vanellope finds herself in a street race with Shank, her Sugar Rush driving skills are put to the test—and Shank is impressed. Shank’s approach to racing—and life in general—opens Vanellope’s eyes to the limitless possibilities of the internet and the excitement of a new world that feels like home to her. Featuring Gal Gadot as the voice of Shank, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018. ©2018 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Gal Gadot (“Justice League,” “Wonder Woman”) revealed today that she is voicing the character Shank, a tough and talented driver in an intense and gritty online racing game called Slaughter Race, in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which hits Philippine theaters this Nov. 21, 2018.

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Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) encounter Shank and her unusual cohorts when they venture to the internet in search of a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush. Shank, a tough-as-nails street racer, takes her role and her tricked-out car very seriously and doesn’t like to lose. When Vanellope finds herself in a street race with Shank, her Sugar Rush driving skills are put to the test—and Shank is impressed. “She is the coolest character in this world of Slaughter Race,” said director Rich Moore. “Shank’s lived a lot, she’s seen a lot, yet she’s got nothing but kindness in her heart—that’s the duality of that character.”

Said Gadot, “Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on you realize how fun, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her.”

According to director/writer Phil Johnston, Gadot adds extraordinary dimension to the character. “There’s so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice,” he said. “If Ralph is Vanellope’s big-brother figure, we wanted a big-sister figure. We wanted someone that Vanellope would look up to, and Gal is definitely someone kids—and a lot of adults I know—aspire to emulate. I can’t imagine anyone else embodying that part.”

Shank’s approach to racing—and life in general—opens Vanellope’s eyes to the limitless possibilities of the internet and the excitement of a new world that feels like home to her.

THE GREATEST MOVIE MONSTER “THE PREDATOR” SETS FOOT IN HISTORY CON 2018

The Predator

20th Century Fox brings “The Predator” this year closer to fans at History Con at the World Trade Center (Pasay City) where the life-sized resin of the alien creature will be on display from August 10 -12.

               Opening this September 12 in Philippine cinemas, “The Predator” tracks from the outer reaches of space to the to the backwoods of southern Georgia.  The hunt now comes home in director Shane Black’s explosive new film of the Predator series.  In the latest “The Predator” movie,  the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.

Black directs an extraordinary cast from the script he penned with Fred Dekker.  Boyd Holbrook heads the ensemble which also stars Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, and Sterling K.  Brown.  “The Predator is produced by John Davis, who also brought the seminal Predator franchise to life.

“Thirty years later, it’s the same Predator, but over time the Predator has upgraded himself,” says John Davis.  “This is not a reinvention and not a redo.  This is the franchise you loved, 30 years later.  These are the consequences of what has happened.  This is what has been going on in the last three decades.  They’re badder and bigger – they’ve evolved.  It ain’t your daddy’s Predator.”

Before getting fierce and fearless with The Predator up close at this year’s History Con, here are some fun facts to get you by before facing man’s most formidable challenge:

  1. The original “Predator” movie was originally going to be called “Hunter.”
  2. Shane Black appeared in Predator as Hawkins, who is the first main character killed by the Predator.
  3. The Predator filmed 30 years after the first Predator movie was released in 1987.
  4. The Predator acknowledges the previous movies exist.  In reference to Robert Rodriquez’s Predators, one of the characters in The Predator says there’s talk that Predators have abducted people for sport and taken them somewhere.
  5. Two governors came out of Predator: Arnold Schwarzenegger (California) and Jessie “the Body” Ventura (Minnesota).
  6. The exterior Stargazer action scenes were filmed at the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment facility in Richmond, British Columbia.  Wastewater is another word for sewage – when the wind blew in some directions, it stank on set!

Time to face your fears – check out 20th Century Fox booth and be one of the lucky early birds to bring home a mini poster of “The Predator” movie.  Tag 20th Century Fox (PH) on Facebook and @20thcenturyfoxph at IG of your photo with the Predator statue at this year’s History Con!