Charles Pellegrino's book THE LAST TRAIN FROM HIROSHIMA, which James Cameron optioned for a possible film, has come to a halt at Henry Holt and Company, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports.
Activist shareholder Carl Icahn made an unsolicited bid to up his stake and gain more control over Lionsgate, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Who says there are no celebrities in Animation? We arrive at Pixar an hour early, the van is buzzing with excitement. We are about to meet some of the ROCK STARS of animation. To be granted a tour at Pixar is a privilege not extended to everyone!
Pixar is living through a new golden age. The string of hit films, the triumph of Up, the promise of the studio’s ambitious new projects, all fill the space with a glow. I’ve visited Pixar before, and each time I’m aware that someday I’ll be telling people not yet born that, yes, I visited Pixar.
SF’s Dolby Laboratories in Potrero Hill hosts tonights screening of the Oscar-nominated shorts for SF’s ASIFA chapter. As if I’d had any doubts that I was among serious animation fans, chapter president Karl Cohen’s next announcement, that the Balboa Theater will be screening some Gumby shorts in honor of the recently-deceased Art Clokey earns an audible gasp from the audience. This group loves animation, and lives animation.
Film history is a subject near and dear to the heart of George Lucas, which was evident in every aspect of ILM’s headquarters. The lobby itself can keep a film buff entertained for hours, with an extensive library of Star Wars books and magazines, life-size replicas of Darth Vader and Boba Fett, and an incredibly cool life-size statue of legendary special effects artist Willis O’Brien posing a model King Kong atop the Empire State Building.
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that Academy-Award® winning actor Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds will both star in its pre-historic themed 3D CG animated comedy adventure "The Croods."
Day Two of the 2010 AWN Oscar Tour begins at Skywalker Ranch and continues on to ILM in San Francisco and then to an evening screening with ASIFA-San Francisco.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are in talks with BATMAN BEGINS writer David Goyer to help reboot Superman in MAN OF STEEL, reports VARIETY.
Day One of the 2010 AWN Oscar Tour begins at PDI/Dreamworks and continues on to ILM's Big Rock Ranch.
New Line and Warner Bros. are developing a feature film version of SPEEDY GONZALES, according to THE HEAT VISION BLOG.
Eric Balfour and Donald Faison have signed up to star in SKYLINE, a sci-fi thriller being directed and produced by visual effects artists Greg and Colin Strause, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Freida Pinto (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) has landed a role in WAR OF GODS at Relativity Media, according to VARIETY.
Ian McShane (DEADWOOD) is in talks to play the villain Blackbeard in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Elijah Wood gave away a key plot point for HAPPY FEET 2 when talking with WHATSPLAYING.COM on video Sunday night.
Shane Black (KISS KISS, BANG BANG, LETHAL WEAPON) has been hired by Columbia Pictures to direct DOC SAVAGE, according to VARIETY.
The 3-D Michael Jackson event movie, CAPTAIN EO, is coming back for a limited run at Disneyland's Tomorrowland theater starting Tuesday, according to MOVIELINE.COM.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that James Cameron's Avatar, recipient of Golden Globe(R) awards for Best Picture and Best Director as well as nine Academy Award(R) nominations, has crossed the $200 million mark at IMAX(R) theatres worldwide during the weekend from Friday, February 19, 2010 through Sunday, February 21.
According to the THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Chris McCoy and Jan Pinkava are writing the animated film LITTLE WHITE LIE.
NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced that Rob Powers has joined the company as Director of Entertainment and Media Development.
Shinkai simply reminds us of how anime’s kanji-inscribed vision miraculously penetrates the eyes and ears of the gaijin, as if some midnight doctor from the X-Files had sewn a translator chip into our cerebral flesh. We just know we get it. We know we love it.