Deadline Hollywood reports that Marc Webb ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER) is Sony's lead choice to helm the reboot of the SPIDER-MAN franchise. SPIDEY producers and exec find that Webb showed an understanding of young people in SUMMER, which fits well with the new high school set direction for the franchise. Screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt has brought Peter Parker back to his teens. Other directors on Sony's list include heavyweights like James Cameron, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson.
Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) will be part of Walt Disney's JOHN CARTER OF MARS, reports the Heat Vision blog.
Avatar, the breakthrough stereoscopic 3-D feature film from James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox opened on December 18, 2009 with a record breaking opening weekend of over $77 million for any 3-D movie, and grossing over $1 billion worldwide since then.
Academy Award-winning digital studio Digital Domain announced the key management team at its new visual effects outpost in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Troy Brooks joining as Studio Manager, Arin Finger and Tim Belsher coming aboard as Studio Producer and Pipeline Supervisor, respectively, and veteran Digital Domain staffer Darren Poe serving as Digital Supervisor.
PipelineFX, makers of Qube! - the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today the addition of advanced features for its render management support that integrates with Adobe After Effects.
As more movies, television shows and games move toward the total Stereoscopic 3-D (S3-D) experience, S3-D is generating unprecedented excitement and interest at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas this week.
Spider-Man 4, which has been showing outward signs of trouble for months, has been killed by Sony Pictures, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS confirmed this afternoon.
Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 20, 2010.
James Cameron has ponied up his own money to option the rights to Charles Pellegrino's nonfiction book, THE LAST TRAIN FROM HIROSHIMA: THE SURVIVORS LOOK BACK, reports VARIETY.
Premium Hollywood via Bullz-Eye, reports that Bill Paxton has pitched a sequel idea for TWISTER to producer Kathleen Kennedy.
Collider.com posted an interview with GHOST RIDER producer Mike De Luca, where he revealed some details about future plans for the franchise.
Javier Rodriguez has been tapped to pen an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's cult novel GUN WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
VFXWorld's Rick DeMott and Bill Desowitz sketch out a list of the hotly anticipated visual effects flicks of 2010.
Joe Strike takes a look at the tax implications for freelancing on both employers and contractors and how companies like MBO Partners can help.
It was announced today that three-time Grammy Award winner and internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me.
Leaping into the world of virtual engineering, Ford Motor Company now employs the same type of motion-capture technology used to create films like “Avatar,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Shrek” to design vehicles that are more comfortable and enjoyable to drive.
For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.
For AVATAR, PLF (Pixel Liberation Front) was charged with designing and animating the monitors and HUDs for the fleet of military aircraft, a handful of shots in the shack set and some set-extension composites. In all, they delivered more than 220 shots.
Platige Image of Poland tells us all about The Kinematograph, Antichrist and a new feature, Hardkor 44.
John Paul Docherty and Richard Bain tell us what it was like conjuring new frontiers for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.