The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) comes to an end with a highly anticipated closing ceremonies which were held this evening at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. OIAF organizers announced the 2010 winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.
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Steven Spielberg is set to direct “Robopocalypse,” it was announced today by Mark Sourian and Holly Bario, Co-Presidents of Production for DreamWorks Studios.
Elton John and Lady Gaga will perform the song "Hello, Hello" for the upcoming GNOMEO & JULIET (Feb. 11, 2011 from Touchstone Pictures).
Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow and Peter Hambleton have joined the ensemble cast of The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.; Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., and Peter Jackson.
With Marvel working hard on preparing THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, the studio has stalled the pre-production on RUNAWAYS, reports Deadline.com.
AVATAR writer Laeta Kalogridis will rewrite the script for the James Cameron-produced remake of FANTASTIC VOYAGE, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
New Line has given the official greenlight on Bryan Singer's JACK THE GIANT KILLER, reports Deadline.com.
Syfy is readying an exciting all-new chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga with a greenlight for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome from Executive Producer David Eick, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions.
Jack Black and director Steve Pink (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE) have acquired the rights to Daniel H. Wilson's book HOW TO SURVIVE A ROBOT UPRISING, reports io9.com.
Ole Bornedal, the Danish director behind the critically acclaimed thriller JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY, has been tapped to helm Lionsgate's DIBBUK BOX, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kristin Davis (SEX AND THE CITY) will join the cast of JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, the sequel to JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3D, reports Deadline.com.
DreamWorks Animation is in talks with Rodrigo Blaas to adapt his animated short ALMA in a feature, reports Heat Vision.
Tezuka Productions and Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment are partnering to bring PLUTO to life as a live- action/CG hybrid film.
Variety reports that the unions behind the boycott of THE HOBBIT production in New Zealand have ended the do no work order.
The venerable ASTERIX franchise is going 3-D. Variety reports that SND and M6 Group will produce the next installment, ASTERIX: THE LAND OF THE GODS, in stereoscopic 3-D.
Mandate Pictures and Ghost House have won the rights to produce a remake of THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, reports Deadline.com.
Warner Bros and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way have tapped Jason Rothenberg (THE SPARROW) to write a new TWILIGHT ZONE feature, reports Deadline.com.
M. Night Shyamalan is developing a new top-secret sci-fi project called ONE THOUSAND A. E. with Overbrook Ent., according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Shock Till You Drop reports that the MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D team of director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer are re-teaming for a remake of HELLRAISER.
Universal has hired Robert Nelson Jacobs (THE WATER HORSE) to transform Cate Tiernan's YA book series SWEEP into a feature film, reports Variety.
Paramount Pictures has hired THE SHIELD creator Shawn Ryan to adapt Tom Clancy's novel WITHOUT REMORSE, reports Vulture.
Rushes have completed VFX and colour grading for 4 x 20” commercials, 4 x 10” virals (plus a number of spots for the internet) for Fuller’s London Pride conceived by DCH and realised by HLA.