Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Matthew McConaughey Attached to The Billionaire's Vinegar
About wine that is not alright alright alright
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Finds Force Majeure
She's in talks for a remake of the Swedish film
More Movie News

The Grinch To Steal Christmas Again
All back to Whoville!

08 February 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Little green men have been a cinematic staple since the first alien invaders set tentative toes onto our planet, but few have proved as tenacious as Dr. Seuss's Grinch. The cranky tempered furball is now coming back to the big screen thanks to a fresh adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! lined up by Universal and animation house Illumination Entertainment.

Is it a reboot? Not really. More an animated return to Whoville, driven by Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri. He's the man behind The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who, so don't expect the Grinch adaptation to deviate too far from the youngster-pleasing approach of those two. Mind you, bearing in mind the Grinch's unique outlook on life, there should be more in this one for the misanthropic munchkins out there.

Ron Howard's 2000 film, in which Jim Carrey's yule-dissing grinch scarred a generation of children (and adults) for life, was a mixed bag with a groundbreaking prosthetics and a solid central performance masking an erratic storyline. It'll be interesting to see how successful Meledandri and his director, former Disney animator Pete Candeland, are in corralling the anarchic spirit of Dr. Seuss into a three-act structure this time out.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Podcast 47: Hoult & Reilly Talk Film
Warm Bodies, Wreck-It Ralph & more
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

RE: The grinch, cranks again
L: TREBOR2009 Nobody can be (or voice over) the Grinch like Jim Carrey. surely he'll be asked to provide the voice over!! think anyone can be the voice of the Grinch to be honest. Carrey wasn't the first and as it is based on a character of a book, it doesn't really ] a voice to emulate. He may still get the gig though, so you never know More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 15:24 on 09 February 2013 | Report This Post

Oh god no
Love the book and my kids do to but there is not enough to make a feature film out of it. Illumination have a horrific habit of populating the movie with identical cute critters to flog more toys, flying in the face of the core message of the book. This is a terrible idea - Illuminations movies are just noise and really lack heart. More

Posted by glloyd24 at 17:48 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

The grinch, cranks again
Wether the Ron Howard film was a success or not, shouldn't matter. Nobody can be (or voice over) the Grinch like Jim Carrey. surely he'll be asked to provide the voice over!! More

Posted by TREBOR2009 at 14:02 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)