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'Hansel' to get a sequel, 'Thrones' gets a 4th?; 'Divergent' adds more cast & ABC to venture to 'Wonderland'

HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERSDespite a paltry $54 million domestic gross, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters took in over a $150 million internationally. This was enough for Paramount Pictures to begin work on a sequel.

A Storm of Swords

While HBO has made no comment on the future of their hit series Game of Thrones, cast members have made mention that the series will return for a fourth season. It makes sense, considering the upcoming third season only covers about half of Storm of Swords. Also word has come that the premium cable channel is considering a prequel series that details the struggle for the Iron Throne and is based on a series of novellas set 100 years before the events of the show and starring two characters named Dunk and Egg.

janeespensonKate Winslet has joined the cast of Divergent, the Neil Burger-directed film based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling young adult about a futuristic world where people are herded into factions based on their personalities. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q have already been cast, with Aaron Eckhart close to signing on as well.

Deadline is reporting that while the Mad Hatter spinoff of Once Upon a Time will not move forward due the unavailability of actor Sebastian Stan to commit to a series, creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, with help from writer Jane Epsenson  and Prison Break creator Zack Estrin to help flesh out a 13 episode series set in Wonderland. They say “the story will now be told through the point of view of Alice, who has not appeared on Once, surrounded by several new characters.” The spinoff takes place in a post-curse world, though, like on Once, there will be flashbacks, so we could potentially see familiar faces, including Barbara Hershey’s recently departed Cora, who was also the Queen Of Hearts in Wonderland. The pilot will film immediately after Once wraps production in Vancouver. If it’s picked-up, the show could run between the fall season finale and the spring opener of the parent series.

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