Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Image For Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Joss Whedon on his bad guy, Hulkbuster and more
Fresh Look At Meryl Streep's Into The Woods Witch
Somebody needs a hairbrush. Or possibly a hedge trimmer.
New Still From Big Hero 6
See it in Baymax
See Benedict Cumberbatch In A New Image From The Imitation Game
His Alan Turing has the key to winning World War II
First Trailer For Trash Arrives Online
Be careful what you toss in the rubbish
Venice 2014: First Look At Birdman
Michael Keaton's not-so-superhero
Trailer For Eduardo Sanchez's Exists
The Blair Witch director finds Bigfoot
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 August 2014
First Trailer For Men, Women & Children
Take a look at Jason Reitman's latest
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Efffie Grey
10 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Love Punch (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
After Earth (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Brave (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Emma Thompson Writing Annie Remake?
Will Smith and Jay-Z hope so

24 June 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Vulture

submit to reddit

Emma Thompson Writing Annie Remake?

Sounds as if talk during down-time on the Men in Black III set has been turning to li'l orphans and hard knock lives. Will Smith is apparently keen for Emma Thompson to take on screenplay duties for his Annie rejig.

Annieas previously reported, is being cooked up by Will Smith and Jay-Z as a star vehicle for Smith's daughter Willow, with Glee and Eat Pray Love director Ryan Murphy behind the camera. The line here is "reimagining", and we'd wondered before whether this wouldn't be the Broadway musical we know, but a new adaptation of the long-running comic strip. Nope. Vulture are saying that the job on offer is to "re-adapt the screenplay for an updated version of the musical."

Thompson of course, is no stranger to screenwriting, having won an Oscar for adapting Sense and Sensibility, and penned the Nanny McPhee films and the as-yet-unmade My Fair Lady remake. Clearly a safe pair of hands then, who'd provide some much needed wit to undercut what could very well turn out a horribly saccharine enterprise.

Thompson is also generally in what she writes, so Smith and Z could very well have just cast their Agatha Hannigan in the process of finding their writer...


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

Warren Beatty Playing Howard Hughes
Directing himself in a comedy?
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Dear Will Smith, Please please please stop. Regards More

Posted by UTB at 00:01 on 25 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Emma Thompson Writing Annie Remake?
You know I used to like Will Smith but I'm rapidly going off him now. Using his money and power in hollywood to promote his pointless offspring in pointless stupid remakes and shitty autotuned RnB records. The peadophile baiting sexualisation of his own daughter makes we want to fucking puke too.  More

Posted by Discodez at 16:15 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

Normally I've got nothing against remakes...but this is a horrible idea. More

Posted by evildave69 at 12:44 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

No, No, Nooooooooooo
Please. God. No. More

Posted by Cyberleader at 11:03 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

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 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! 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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)