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Hancock Supervising "Maleficent" Reshoots

By Garth Franklin Thursday October 10th 2013 03:00PM
Hancock Supervising "Maleficent" Reshoots

Filmmaker John Lee Hancock ("The Blind Side," "Saving Mr. Banks") has been brought in to help with a round of reshoots on the $200 million live-action fantasy film "Maleficent" at Disney Pictures.

Hancock, who penned "Snow White and the Huntsman," has written several new scenes to be shot and will oversee the reshoots by Maleficent's director Robert Stromberg.

Producer Joe Roth says: "We asked him to be on set. He's not directing. He wrote pages, and I hired a first-time director, and it's good to have him on set."

Roth says: "The movie is gorgeous to look at, and the last 75 minutes are really entertaining". The problems lie with the opening, which will be reshot over eight days.

The film's star Angelina Jolie and her title character are not involved in the reshoots.

Source: Heat Vision

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