As an artist-in-residence, Otsuka will create an original manga inspired by the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. He will also be conducting illustration workshops open to the general public.
Director Gullermo del Toro spoiled any hopes of his two-part adaptation of THE HOBBIT getting the 3-D treatment about six months ago, but he's begun to sing a different tune in a post at THEONERING.NET.
Charles Pellegrino's book THE LAST TRAIN FROM HIROSHIMA, which James Cameron optioned for a possible film, has come to a halt at Henry Holt and Company, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports.
Visionary is not an adjective I predicate often. But Q. Hayashida’s vision disturbingly invigorates our optical senses.
Jon Landau, producer of AVATAR, told MTV that director James Cameron is working on a prequel novel that could hit bookshelves by the end of the year.
Stan Lee has partnered with A Squared Entertainment and Archie Comics to develop a multimedia comic book property called SUPER SEVEN, which will feature Lee, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
On May 4th 2010, the anime version of Shungiku Nakamura’s best-selling yaoi (boy’s love) manga will be available. This DVD collection contains the entire 12-episode first season, video extras, and a 24-page booklet with character bios and artwork.
SHOCKTILLYOUDROP.com reports that Stephen King's BAG OF BONES is changing course from the big screen to TV.
Dubbed a “sci-fi manga,” Bokurano initiates the tale of fifteen kids whose lives are altered by a chance meeting. A strange man in a seaside cave invites them to play a cutting-edge video game that pits giant robots against alien invaders. But they have to sign a contract first. And when the purpose of their agreement is revealed, the game stops being fun.
My ‘Elemental Magic –An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation’ workshop is not just a cute little tip of the hat to traditional animation principles. This is vital stuff, that cannot be left behind, in the rush to embrace ‘cutting edge’ digital technology.
MIFFY – THE MOVIE, the latest project of Dutch Telescreen B.V., a leading production, distribution and Brand Management company and part of the German m4e AG, will be introduced at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Jonathan Levine (THE WACKNESS, ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE) has been tapped to write and direct an adaptation of Isaac Marion's zombie romance novel WARM BODIES, according to VARIETY.
I just got the list of Viz’s manga releases for the first half of 2010, and it’s a long list. So, rather than give you my fun, yet abridged synopses of these undoubtedly great titles, especially since I have yet to read any, here’s the initial installment straight from the mouth of PR:
TWILIGHT franchise producer Wyck Godfrey told THE LOS ANGELES TIMES that the fourth book in Stephanie Meyer's series, BREAKING DAWN, could begin shooting this fall.
Sony's ARMORED, which opened in theaters Dec. 4, was accidentally released on the company's PlayStation Network over the holidays, VARIETY reports.
Peter Jackson may be taking on a project to adapt Philip Reeve's fantasy novels MORTAL ENGINES for a film, THE DOMINION POST reports.
The rights to Daniel H. Wilson's unpublished manuscript ROBOPOCALYPSE have been acquired by DreamWorks Studios and Doubleday, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
Walden Media is acquiring the film rights to the bestselling book series The Berenstain Bears. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana and Walden Media will produce the family comedy which will be a live action film mixed with computer generated characters.
David Lindsay-Abair, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playright, has been tapped to write the adaption of THE GUARDIANS for DreamWorks, VARIETY reports.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, expands its popular SHOJO BEAT imprint with the release of Kyousuke Motomi’s BEAST MASTER manga on November 3rd.