Ron Howard will direct a movie adaptation of the J.P. Delaney thriller “The Girl Before” for Universal. Michael De Luca is producing with Imagine Entertainment’s Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins. Imagine’s Tyler Michael will be exec producer and Elishia Holmes will exec produce for ... See more »
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In a August 10, 2013 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee that giving Frozen (2013) a timeless feel was important to them. In the article, it reads: ""What makes something a classic film is there is that quality that it speaks to you whether it is 1930 or 2013," said Lee, admitting that Cinderella (1950) and The Little Mermaid (1989) are still her favorite Disney animated features. For Frozen (2013), she related that the directors aimed to make the film both "timeless and timely. ... We just kept pushing to make sure there are themes in this movie that make it relatable." Lee (also a writer on the film) noted that at its heart, the feature is a story about sisters, and John Lasseter helped to elevate that point. "When we were still just discovering the story we'd show John [the work] he'd say 'you have to go deeper.' That is the key to John-You have to have worked each scene to the point where you know exactly what it means and why, and you got the most out of it." Buck-whose favorite Disney animated film is still Pinocchio (1940)-added that Lasseter would "also keep us on track ... with so make people and voices in the room, you can start to stray." Incidentally, the two went to CalArts together and "have that same love of Disney. ... I love that classic feel; it is ingrained in me.""