Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence is the frontrunner for the lead in Gary Ross' HUNGER GAMES, reports Variety.
The real conflict in this film isn't between the humans and Martians, but between the cliché and the generally humorous and touching. Weak pop culture jokes are pitted against heartwarming scenes between mothers and sons. Action out of the action device handbook pulls down some good character development. It's a battle till the very end.
This Disney new 3D animation release opening TODAY (March 11, 2011) is mediocre at best. The storyline about a young boy who went up to Mars to save his mom who was kidnapped by Martians is weak and not believable. The character Gribble (stranded boy who grew up to be an adult on Mars) is not credible or well developed. The visual is not that impressive either.
Neil Gaiman (CORALINE) will write English scripts for a Chinese-produced 3-D trilogy based on the legend of the Monkey King, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nickelodeon, the global leader in television animation, will introduce 450 episodes of new animation programming over the next three years, with nearly 200 episodes rolling out on Saturday mornings in 2012.
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed a series of stunning and technically challenging visual effects for the new epic disaster movie by Sony/Columbia, Battle: Los Angeles, which opens in cinemas today.
Via is Nine Inch Nails forum, Trent Reznor announced that he has changed his mind and will no longer be involved in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.
Legendary Pictures has made it official — Guillermo del Toro will next direct PACIFIC RIM, reports ComingSoon.net.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Sony has found its villain and release date for Neill Blomkamp’s highly anticipated ELYSIUM.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 has become the highest grossing installment in the Harry Potter franchise in international markets.
I’m here for DreamWorks’ press event promoting its 2011 releases Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots. A sequel and a spin-off, hmmm…I walk in, keeping my fingers crossed; the first Panda is one of my favorite animated films of recent years – why mess with perfection? And a skeptic might uncharitably describe Antonio Banderas’ feline swashbuckler as a one-note character: can he carry an entire film on his furry shoulders?
IAM Entertainment's Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers are developing a family feature around the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, reports Heat Vision.
Academy Award-nominated actress Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean, Atonement) joins the cast of Syfy’s four-hour live action television movie event Neverland as the voice of Tinker Bell.
Kelly L. Murdock begins the discussion of working with files and accessing content paradise from Poser 8 Revealed.
Relativity Media is courting World Events Prods. to become the funding producer on the VOLTRON live-action feature, reports Vulture.
Leading independent filmed entertainment studio Summit Entertainment confirmed today that it has closed both a new $550 million term loan as well as a $200 million revolving line of credit for a total of $750 million.
Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes, the famed commercials directing duo who were Oscars nominated for Best Animated Short for THIS WAY UP, are developing their first feature film COG, reports Variety.
In a pre-emptive strike, GK Films has come on board to acquire the feature film rights to TOMB RAIDER and will reboot the successful action-adventure franchise aiming for a 2013 release for the first film.
As dependable as the vernal equinox and the return of Daylight Savings Time, the New York International Children’s Film Festival is back in town to help wrap up another winter. As usual, the Fest began with a high profile, mainstream movie for its opening night gala; this year, it was producer Robert Zemeckis’ latest mocap creation, Mars Needs Moms, courtesy of Disney. (A few notches up in the prestige dept. from 2001’s Recess: School’s Out, based on a Disney Saturday morning TV series.)