Happy 2014, everyone! As we roll into the new year, we encounter another slow news week. From the last days of December to the first days of January we've received a few surprising news regarding Star Wars and Sin City comics, official word on where Universal will take the Fast and Furious franchise without Paul Walker, and have another DC movie rumour; this time from Dwayne Johnson. We also may be getting a Boba Fett film in the near future and have our first official look at where the $5 million you donated to Kristen Bell's Veronica Mars return went. And sadly, we lost another beloved icon as James Avery passed away on New Year's eve. All of this and more are gathered here, in WhatCulture's weekly news brief. Let's jump right into it, shall we?
10. First Image And Synopsis For Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Disney may have taken quite the blow when The Lone Ranger bombed spectacularly last summer, but the House of Mouse jumped back in the year's final months with two critically acclaimed hits, Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks. They're hoping to have more luck in 2014 with films like Maleficent, Into the Woods, and the adaptation of Judith Viorist's beloved children's book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Fitting that title onto a movie poster will be no easy task for Disney's marketing department, but nevertheless the film is moving forward and courtesy of Coming Soon we now have our first image and plot synopsis for the film:
Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young lifea day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he's not alone when his brother, sister, mom and dad all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.
The image above asks more questions than it answers, like what's on that baby's face? Why is Steve Carell dressed like a pirate? And what the hell is everyone gawking at? All of these questions and more will be answered when the film hits theaters on October 10. Did you read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as a child? Do you think it will be a good movie? Make sure to let us know in the comments!
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