Taylor Swift’s new album in November

After a highly publicised dispute with her former talent manager and label, Taylor Swift has been re-releasing her back catalogue in her own version. Following the release of “Fearless (Taylor’s version)” earlier this year, “Red (Taylor’s version)” is coming our way!

Swift announced the re-release on her Instagram account, with a bit about what “Red” originally meant to her.

“Red (Taylor’s version)” will be available on November 19 and it is important to listen to these versions of iconic Swift songs. Mainly because it is her work, the version that Swift wants, and getting to revisit these albums is a delight. Even if we already know some of these songs all too well.


Beauty and the Beast prequel series

Disney officially greenlit a live-action musical Beauty and the Beast prequel series at Disney+, which will see Luke Evans and Josh Gad reprise their roles of Gaston and LeFou, respectively, from the 2017 live-action adaptation film.

Given an eight-episode order and with production scheduled to begin in spring 2022, the series will be set years before the tale of The Beast and Belle story. It “will follow Gaston and LeFou as they set off with LeFou’s stepsister, Tilly, after a surprising revelation from her past comes to light,” per a press release.

Michael Paull, president, Disney+ and ESPN+ added, “We can’t wait to welcome our guests back to the magical and musical world of Beauty and the Beast for an all-new chapter with LeFou, Gaston, and a fantastic new cast of characters.”


Fourth Hotel Transylvania film set for fall release

The fourth and final instalment in Sony’s Hotel Transylvania film franchise will be released in theatres October 1, instead of July 23 as planned. The movie’s Twitter page was updated to say it would be released: “This Fall. Only in Theatres.”

Brian Hull is taking over the role of vampire Drac from Adam Sandler. “Reunite with your favourite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the ‘Monsterfication Ray,’ goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster!” a synopsis said.

“In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster. They must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late.”

Published in Dawn, Young World, July 17th, 2021

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