Paramount has paid seven-figures to the rights to GIDEON'S SWORD with Michael Bay attached to produce, reports VARIETY.
The 17th edition of the International Trickfilm Festival of Animated Film, May 4 through 9 in Stuttgart, Germany was definitely bigger and better than ever. The only problem I had was that there was so much to see and do that I had to make some difficult choices.
20th Century Fox has hired Spanish director Daniel Benmayor (PAINTBALL) to helm HITMAN 2, reports Deadline.com.
New Line and Walden Media have decided to moved ahead on JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 2 without director Eric Brevig and star Brendan Fraser, reports Deadline.com.
Jim Morris, general manager and EVP of production at Pixar Animation Studios, will give one of the keynote presentations at SIGGRAPH 2010, the 37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
ABC and Sony Pictures TV has tapped former SMALLVILLE showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough for their CHARLIE'S ANGELS reboot, reports VARIETY.
This week on the Frenzer Forman Animation Forum, Alan grills Joel about cheese, shoots the shot about pickles, and reveals his own unique down-home bathing technique. Joel blurts out starts to thoughts, pauses dramatically to think of what to say next, and concludes non-sequitarily. Then special guest, fan, animation motion maker, and high-seas adventurer, Sam Olschan, enlightens the discussion as she loquaciously elucidates on animation teaching philosophy, production practice, dance-fighting, the implausibility of Scrooge McDuck, Narwal Quick-Fire Challenges, and flirting with the FFAF Computer. Six-year-old animation entrepreneur Isaac Short then visits the studio to seek advice about his next very very very traditional stop-motion masterpiece.
Multi-tasking on the computer these days is enough to spread anyone's brain cells out pretty thin. Throw in our so-called 'smart' phones, iPods, etc, and what are our chances of getting any work done?
James Franco will take the lead in 20th Century Fox's RISE OF THE APES, a prequel to PLANET OF THE APES, reports VARIETY.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped Gary Oldman for the voice cast of KUNG FU PANDA: THE KABOOM OF DOOM, reports HEAT VISION.
Dimension is in negotiations with Lake Bell (IT'S COMPLICATED), Ashley Greene (TWILIGHT), Hayden Panettiere (HEROES) and Rory Culkin (TWELVE) to join the cast of SCREAM 4, reports HEAT VISION.
Patrick Tatopoulos (UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS) is in talks to helm the eco-horror film, THE COLONY, reports HEAT VISION.
At a recent press junket in London (conducted virtually with local online journos) director Mike Newell, said he looked at everything from The Thief of Bagdad to Lawrence of Arabia to Raiders of the Lost Ark in making Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (May 28, Disney).
Deadline.com reports that Megan Fox will not be returning for TRANSFORMERS 3. Competing reasons for the move are circling.
Ain't It Cool News reports that Robert Rodriguez has picked up the rights to Ralph Bakshi's 1983 animated feature FIRE AND ICE.
Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne's Unique Features has won an auction for the film rights to Quantic Dream's PS3 game, HEAVY RAIN, reports Deadline.com.
Artist owned-and-operated bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX today announced two new additions to its Boston team, Michael McCarthy as executive producer of special projects at Brickyard Filmworks, the company's feature film division, and Lucy Herzog as visual effects producer.
SHARK TALE director Eric "Bibo" Bergeron is working on a live-action fantasy romance, reports VARIETY.
Universal and Working Title have snatched up the rights to commercial director Gary Shore's THE CUP OF TEARS Internet short/trailer, reports HEAT VISION.
HEAT VISION reports that FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS star Jemaine Clement is in final talks to join MEN IN BLACK III as one of the bad guys.
June Temple (GREENBERG) is in talks to join the cast of THE THREE MUSKETEERS, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
After years of ensuring the festival’s success as programme director, Rolf Krämer is taking over from Sebastian Popp as director of the eDIT Filmmaker’s Festival.