Some short news from the front, beginning by a bad one as the new version of 20000 Leagues Under The Sea directed by David Fincher has been cancelled by the WDC.
I think we can call this a Lone Ranger "collateral damage" as it was another movie with a $200 million + budget and apparently Disney don't want to take the risk. Personally, and although as a big 20K fan i would have been curious to see this new version, i'm not depressed by this decision as i always thought that it would have been difficult to do better than the original 1950's version. But we will never know, may be this new version would have been great, too.
Walt Disney Pictures also announced the name of the actress who will be the lead female role in Brad Bird's mysterious "Tomorrowland" movie, and it is Brittany Robertson who previously played in teens movies like "The First Time" and in the Under the Dome series.
Also, "At the request" of the WDC board of directors Bob Iger will stay as Disney's CEO until June 2016 instead than leaving on March 2015. There is probably a lot of reasons for that but among them one which is important to Iger, i.e to be there as Disney CEO for the grand opening of Shanghaî Disneyland. Mickey can be happy, but for us it is also a precious indication that, even if there is some delay, SDL will not open later... than June 2016.
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