Drew Pearce, the creator of the British superhero spoof NO HEROICS, has been hired to adapt the DC comic THE MIGHTY for Paramount, writes Heat Vision.
Venice-based effects house The Mission proves that love for the taste of Dr. Pepper is truly universal in an extraterrestrial new :30 “Earth’s Treasure” for McDonald’s and Dr. Pepper.
Tweak Software's RV, used by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) as its image and sequence viewer of choice, helped the company streamline stereo 3D visual effects reviews on the summer blockbuster Transformers 3.
Today, MAXON announced CINEMA 4D Release 13, the next generation of its industry- leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application.
At SIGGRAPH 2011 Thinkbox Software is announcing the public beta of Deadline 5.1, the newest version of the company’s popular render farm management solution for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX-based render farms.
Whatever your opinion of the film is, there is no doubt the quality of this Blu-ray release. I liked the film in its theatrical release, but this AVC encoded 1080p transfer made me appreciate it a bit more. The vibrant color palette just radiates. The picture is gorgeous with detail and no signs anywhere of digital compression issues of any sort. You can make out the individual feathers on these CG birds. No aliasing, even in lively action sequences in lush jungles, was witnessed by me. I was thoroughly impressed.
I watched the animated SMURFS TV series religiously as a child. I was like many kids who grew up in the 1980s. Outside of the general facts – they’re blue, they’re names match their personalities, there is only one girl in the whole village – I don’t remember their adventures at all. For this live-action/animation feature, I wasn't expecting much going in and I didn't get much coming out. Like the TV series, I won't remember much about this film either.
Captain America: The First Avenger was released in the US on July 22nd 2011 and in the UK on July 29th. Based on the Marvel Comics character, Captain America, it is the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, the Lucasfilm Ltd. production of Red Tails will launch on January 20, 2012, released by Twentieth Century Fox.
Bucking rumors that he was leaving the series, showrunner Alan Ball has signed on to a fifth season of HBO's TRUE BLOOD, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Pixar's Andrew Gordon and Michal Makerawicz have set up the workshop Animation Collaborative directly across the street from the famed studio.
Kevin Bacon (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) is in talks to take the bad guy role in Universal's R.I.P.D., reports Variety.
Willem Dafoe is in talks and Rob Kazinsky has signed onto Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM, reports Variety.
During SIGGRAPH 2011, Autodesk, Inc. will showcase its Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) technology both in Vancouver (booth #429, West Building), and on AREA at area.autodesk.com/siggraph2011.
NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, announced LightWave 10.1, the latest version of its Emmy Award-winning 3D modeling, animation, visual effects and rendering software, is now available.
In all honesty it's surprising this wasn't been done sooner. Beginning with STAR WARS, the sci-fi genre has been borrowing Western motifs. Jon Favreau's comic book adaptation puts sci-fi smack dab into a Western. Even the sci-fi has a Western tingle to it. The heart of this film is in the Wild West and most importantly with its characters.
Sir Elton John's Rocket Pictures and writer/director Kelly Asbury, who made the animated feature GNOMEO & JULIET, are reuniting for a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of WILL GALLOWS AND THE SNAKE BELLIED TROLL, reports Deadline.com.
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2011.
Ron Howard, who brought Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS & DEMONS to the screen, will not direct the writer's next Robert Langdon tale, THE LOST SYMBOL, reports Deadline.com.
Director Robert Zemeckis and L.A. CONFIDENTIAL writer Brian Helgeland are sailing to the history/fantasy mash-up HERE THERE BE MONSTERS, reports The Wrap.