Shane Acker (9) has been tapped by HIT Ent. to direct its live-action adaptation of THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE, reports Deadline.com.
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MGM has tapped David Silverman (THE SIMPSONS MOVIE) to direct its adaptation of Jarrett Krosoczka's book series PUNK FARM, reports Variety.
Joann Sfar (THE RABBI'S CAT) is set to direct and write StudioCanal's adaptation of her graphic novel LITTLE VAMPIRE GOES TO SCHOOL, reports Variety.
Nickelodeon brings even more magic to its air this summer with the hit international series, Winx Club, beginning Monday, June 27, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
Cepia LLC, the maker of ZhuZhu Pets, the world's favorite interactive hamsters, today announced a worldwide television rights and home entertainment arrangement with Universal Pictures to release two feature-length, animated films, "Quest for Zhu" and "Power of Zhu," to debut exclusively on DVD in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, is pleased to announce production on a brand new live action and 3D version of its animated hit Code Lyoko with co-production partners France Television and Canal J.
Vulture reports that Universal Pictures is courting Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY) to direct its adaptation of the Atari game ASTEROIDS.
With both Colin Firth and James Franco passing, Matthew Goode (WATCHMAN) is now in negotiations to star in Chan-wook Park’s STOKER, reports Variety.
Method Studios (London) completed 23 shots on X-Men: First Class including compositing shots during two sequences -- Havoc's montage training and the Club sequence where Erik and Charles meet Angel for the first time.
Maga Animation Studio has started producing ACQUA IN BOCCA (WATER AND BUBBLES), the first 3-D CG TV series in Italy, reports Variety.
France Televisions has picked up the rights to a host of Warner Bros. Animation toons, reports Variety.
Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessie Eisenberg are in talks to lead the heist thriller NOW YOU SEE ME.
Variety confirms that New Regency has signed on to co-fund Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH, a dark take on the Biblical tale.
INCEPTION and THE DARK KNIGHT production company, Legendary Ent. is partnering with Hong Kong-based Huayi Brothers Media to form Legendary East, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
“Thufferin thuccotash!” Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner will all return to theaters in three original Looney Tunes 3D theatrical cartoon shorts produced by Warner Bros. Animation and directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote Falls).
Fox Animation has tapped Christian Magalhaes & Bob Snow to pen a modern take on KING KONG, reports Deadline.com.
Les Armateurs and StudioCanal have lined up the voice cast for their feature ERNEST AND CELESTINE, reports Variety. Lambert Wilson (THE MATRIX RELOADED) will lend his voice to Ernest, a bear who wants to be an artist. He strikes up a friendship with the energetic old mouse Celestine, who will be voiced by Belgian stage actress Anne-Marie Loop. Additionally, Dominique Collignon (A CHRISTMAS CAROL) will play a dentist.
David DiGilio, the creator of the short-lived series TRAVELER, has landed two big deals, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Fox has selected FRINGE writer/producer Brad Caleb Kane to pen the reboot of DAREDEVIL, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL) have been tapped to write the reboot of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, reports Deadline.com.
At the E3 Expo, Nintendo introduced a new paradigm for video games and home entertainment: Wii U, a new console that includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen.