Nick Davis and Chris Bond tell us about reimagining the Greek epic in CG and then converting to 3-D.
Juan Jose Campanella, who just took home the Best Foreign Language Oscar for THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, is set to helm Argentina’s first 3-D animated feature, FOOSBALL, reports VARIETY.
Walt Disney Pictures, Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers and the Gotham Group are teaming up to adapt DARK LIFE, Kat Falls’ YA book that comes out this fall, reports VARIETY.
BOURNE IDENTITY director Doug Liman is in talks to helm Warner Bros.’s adaptation of THE THREE MUSKETEERS, reports HEAT VISION.
In its debut weekend at the U.S. box office, DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON slew the competition.
Sofia Vergara, the sexy Colombian actress from TV’s MODERN FAMILY, has been cast in Sony’s THE SMURFS, reports HEAT VISION.
VARIETY reports that Sony Pictures is developing a CG-animated POPEYE in 3-D, to be made by Sony Pictures Animation, with Imageworks handling the CG.
Aardman Animation is teaming up with Korean animation house Voozclub and Spain's Screen 21 to produce the children's property, CANIMALS, reports VARIETY. Aardman will head up the writing of the 52 seven-minute episodes, as well as the voicing. Voozclub and Screen 21 will handle design, animation and sound production.
It was announced today at a press conference in Helsinki that Stellan Skarsgard (“Good Will Hunting”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Angels & Demons”), Peter Stormare (“Fargo”, “Bad Boys II”, “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”) and Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood” “Zoolander” “Beyond the Pole”) have signed on to voice the iconic MOOMINS characters in the animated family 3D feature MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE.
VARIETY reports that the Indian government will form the National Center of Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects in Mumbai, announced by Ambika Soni, the minister of information and broadcasting.
Deadline.com reports that Tim Burton wants to direct a 3-D stop-motion feature based on Charles Addams' THE ADDAMS FAMILY drawings.
Kratos rages on in our review of God of War III. SPOILER! At one point in the game Kratos will scream "ZEUS!"
New Zealand actors Taika Waititi and Temuera Morrison (STAR WARS prequels) have joined the cast of GREEN LANTERN, reports HEAT VISION.
Fox is in talks with James Cameron to bring an extended version of AVATAR to theaters in late summer, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Deadline.com reports that Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to take the lead in Alfonso Cuaron's GRAVITY.
The Catalonian company, which oversees all BRB Internacional productions, will be incorporating advanced stereoscopic technology (rendering images that produce a real feeling of volume) and Hi-Def, and a 16:9 panoramic format for different applications (television, Blu Ray, VOD, IPTV -Internet Protocol Television- and mobile devices connected to the internet).
MachStudio Pro version 1.4 includes dozens of new features and enhancements such as physically-based cameras, the ability to export directly into layered Adobe Photoshop files, a materials ID renderer, procedural ramp texture generation on projected lights, added Python programming functionality and more.
With Robert Zemeckis' biggest Disney ally gone, former Chairman Dick Cook, and amid drastic cost-cutting by the new management team -- and being overshadowed by AVATAR -- Walt Disney Studios is closing the producer-director's ImageMovers Digital studio in San Rafael, by Jan. 2011.