Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Martin Freeman Joins Captain America: Civil War
But which side will he be on?
Emily Blunt Will Be A Bronco Belle
Saddle up!
Jason Momoa In Talks For The Magnificent Seven
While Byung-hun Lee is now aboard
Mark Strong, Jamie Bell And Abbie Cornish On For 6 Days
They'll star in the Iranian Embassy siege film
First Pic Of Chloë Sevigny And Kate Beckinsale In Love & Friendship
Whit Stillman reunion klaxon!
Alec Baldwin And More Voicing Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad
James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy also aboard
New Indiana Jones Movie Confirmed By Kathleen Kennedy
The adventuring archaeologist will seek fortune and glory again
Second Star Wars Anthology Film Reportedly About Boba Fett
And it still needs a director
Will Poulter Is Pennywise The Clown
In Cary Fukunaga's new take on Stephen King's It
Jennifer Aniston Considering Mean Moms
Buzzing around a queen bee role
John Cleese Heads For Albion
Playing the villain in Rise Of The Danann
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 August 2013
Karl Urban Set For The Wonder 3D
A new family adventure film
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
I Want Candy (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Garfield
Empire Star Rating
Whatever Happened To Harold Smith?
Empire Star Rating
Tom And Huck
Empire Star Rating
The Borrowers
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Peter Hewitt Goes To The Wonder
Fantasy adventure kickstarts five-film deal

21 August 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Wonder Pictures

submit to reddit

American director Peter Hewitt has signed up for The Wonder 3D, a fantasy-adventure that marks the first of five movies to be made by the newly formed SZ Wonder Pictures over the next three years. They'll all be financed and based out of China and New Zealand in an arrangement that has a very futuristic feel to it. As Jeff Daniels said in Looper: "I'm from the future, go to China."

The Wonder sees three teenagers, led by the defiant outsider Rachel, embark on an adventure together. According to the official synopsis, they spot a "rainbow reaching up to the sky from a pool of golden energy. With the help of friends Grace, a Chinese girl, and Tane a Maori boy, the teenage trio adopt high-tech methods to find another, and learning of ancient rainbow legends they each make a special wish. Finally they actually track down a rainbow and go on an incredible but terrifying ride." Sounds like Skittles: The Movie.

Hewitt, who has previously delivered us the joys of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, showered us in the kitty litter that was Garfield, and brought those klepto-midgets The Borrowers to the big screen, has some serious talent to work with. Avatar cinematographer Richard Bluck is on board, as is Blade Runner art director David L. Snyder, so it's safe to expect an impressively rendered world with immersive 3D.

Filming will run for ten weeks in Auckland and China, with casting details expected soon.


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

Domhnall Gleeson Added To Unbroken
Finn Wittrock also aboard Angelina Jolie's next directing gig
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Naughty Empire
and you call yourselves a film site lol. IMDB would have got it right ..... ;-) More

Posted by spamfiend at 13:41 on 16 November 2013 | Report This Post

Correction...Hewitt is English not an American director More

Posted by henkeljonnie at 11:31 on 13 September 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Film Studies 101: Being A Location Manager
Avengers: Age Of Ultron's Jamie Lengyel shares the tricks of the trade

10 Avengers: Age Of Ultron Secrets
Exclusive: Joss Whedon spills the beans on Empire's spoiler podcast

Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  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)