Universal Pictures is in talks with the Lego Group to develop new feature film properties based on the popular block toys, numerous sources close to the pending deal told Variety. Producer Dan Lin, who has made several films based on the childhood staple at Warner Bros., is expected to remain on future projects despite his […]
Harry Potter nerds, rejoice! The Nighttime Lights display is back at Universal Studios Hollywood, allowing fans of all ages to celebrate their Hogwarts houses.
Come every Halloween, amusement parks across the country revamp their rides to up the fear factor. No place does it better than Universal Studios Hollywood, whose annual Halloween Horror Nights taps into some of the freakiest movies ever made and transforms them into a variety of fright-inducing attractions. This year’s edition, which opens to the public on Friday, draws inspiration from The Shining, Evil Dead, Saw, The Purge, Insidious, and The Walking Dead, as well as additional jump scares courtesy of such iconic movie monsters as Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Chucky. Yahoo Movies got a sneak peek at two of the chilling mazes, based on The Shining and the Insidious series, courtesy of Universal’s creative director, John Murdy, the man who delights in scaring you silly. Click through for a behind-the-scenes tour:
DreamWorks Animation and their new parent company Universal have axed the planned sequel to the 2013 animated hit, Variety reports. Sources close to the film stress that ‘The Croods 2’ is not a casualty of Universal’s takeover of DreamWorks Animation, saying the decision had already been made but was only made official this past week. Sequels to other existing DreamWorks Animation franchises are still said to be on the cards, including a fifth ‘Shrek’ and a third ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’ Universal are also said to be working on a live-action ‘Voltron’ movie, a project developed by DWA.
Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is something that kids and adults everywhere had always one day hoped would be real - and now it actually is. The Toothsome Chocolate Factory - inspired by Mr Wonka’s sweet wonderland - is set to open at Universal Studios in Orlando sometime this year. There won’t be any Oompa Loompas here, but staff will be dressed up in Steampunk gear as you walk around towering smoke stacks and what “funky gadgetry”.