The hot Russian director Timur Bekmambetov gives us his take on 9 and an exclusive sneak peek of his other projects, including the supernatural Moby Dick.
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Warner Bros. and producer Dan Lin (SHERLOCK HOLMES) have acquired theatrical rights for a Lego movie, notes the HollywoodReporter.
The studio has tapped Dan and Kevin Hageman to pen the desired script, described as a live-action/CG hybrid involving “a movie set in the world of Lego.” Themes of childlike wonder and teamwork will be explored -- similar in tone to TOY STORY.
Press Release from Comedy Central
NEW YORK, July 22, 2009 -- From the warped minds of creators, writers and executive producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, comes the most reprehensible and most guilty-pleasure movie of all time: "The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!," it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. Currently in production, the first animated film based on the "Drawn Together" series will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment in March 2010.
Press Release from D-BOX Technologies, Inc.
D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange) announced today the next movie title to feature its immersive motion technology will be Focus Features' new film, "9" debuting on Sept. 9, 2009.
Directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller provide AWN with an exclusive sneak peek of their first animated feature, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Cult MTV animated comedy DARIA is coming to DVD in 2010, reports Marty Day of Blast-O-Rama.com.
Day received an early copy of another MTV program, THE STATE and says: "Popped in the first disc, and wouldn't you know it, the DVD starts with an ad promoting DARIA hitting DVD in 2010. I guess they're following one 'couldn’t be done' release with another!"
DARIA was a spinoff of BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD and the show has had only two minor DVD releases: DARIA -- THE MOVIE: IS IT FALL YET? and DARIA -- IS IT COLLEGE YET?. Both debuted in 2002.
Press Release from Flixster
SAN FRANCISCO (June 22, 2009) -- Users of Flixster, the world's biggest online movie community, are showing enormous enthusiasm for Wednesday's opening of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, leading to double-digit growth for Flixster's popular iPhone "Movies" app since the start of the summer movie season.
IESB.net discovered a BusinessWire.com story that seems to confirm that ANGELS & DEMONS helmer Ron Howard is on board to direct the bigscreen adaptation of Hasbro's STRETCH ARMSTRONG toy.
Press Release from MTV
NEW YORK, May 20 -- The wait is over! MTV will give movie fans an exclusive first look at two of this summer's hottest movie releases during the "2009 MTV Movie Awards." Viewers will be treated to scenes from the surefire blockbusters "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as stars from both casts will reveal the never-before-seen clips.
Press Release from CPLG
Friday 8th May 2009, London, U.K. -- CPLG, Europe's leading rights agency, is delighted to announce its comprehensive licensing and promotions programme for STAR TREK as the buzz increases around today's release of the new movie directed by J.J. Abrams
With the dawning of 3-D movies and entertainment, studios are looking to promote their pictures in new and exciting ways -- ways that connect with movie goers and expand the 3-D experience beyond the theater.
ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS is the third installment of the ICE AGE film series and will be released in RealD (digital 3-D) in theaters nationwide. Produced by Virtual Images, the poster-sized displays utilize a unique, high-tech 3-D technology that produces images of remarkable depth and clarity.
Press Release from MTV
NEW YORK, May 4 -- The hit films "Twilight" and "Slumdog Millionaire" get ready to battle it out as MTV: Music Television announces this year's final nominees for the "2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS." Pitting Hollywood vampires against the Mumbai slums, the movies' rabid fans proved their loyalty as they sent both flicks to the head of the cinematic pack with each film receiving nominations in six award categories including "BEST MOVIE," "BEST KISS" and "BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE MALE."
In a webcast with the public on Tuesday, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would reprise his classic TERMINATOR role in the upcoming fourth movie, reports CNN, but only if he doesn't have to do anything.
ILM is reportedly working to insert the actor-turned-politician's image into TERMINATOR SALVATION. "I made it very clear that I don't have the time to do the movie," he said. "I said that I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together, and so they are working on that right now."
Mark Simon gives us humans a peek at DreamWorks Animation's first foray into 3-D, Monsters vs. Aliens (opening Friday).
Cartoon Movie's 11th edition moved from its home in Germany to Lyon, France, bringing a new focus on videogames and a record number of participants.
After our in-depth making of coverage, the Watchmen director discusses bringing the landmark graphic novel to the screen.
Scene from a Movie ContestDeadline: March 29, 2009
Digital-Tutors will support Game-Artist.Net's "Scene from a Movie" competition, an environment challenge supported by CGSociety for new and experienced artists interested in bridging the gap between motion pictures and videogames by creating visual realism and providing real-time experiences through selecting a specific scene from a film and creating a 3D environment based on that chosen setting.
Littleloud's latest Flash game delivery for the upcoming WATCHMEN movie has just gone live at www.minutemenarcade.com.
It’s a web-based 1980s-style arcade game to promote the movie release. The cabinet is stationed inside the Gunga Diner, in 1986, where you can play as the Minutemen and enter your high score onto a global leader board.
The game was made over a six-week period from scratch and all of the assets from the 3D build of the diner through to the character sprites were created in-house.
The famed Japanese illustrator divulges how his first movie design experience on Coraline has impacted his style.
The CORALINE videogame from D3Publisher, based on LAIKA's new movie -- the first-ever stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3-D -- will feature the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Keith David, and Robert Bailey Jr. All three actors will reprise their onscreen voiced roles of Coraline Jones (Fanning), Cat (David) and Wybie Lovat (Bailey Jr.).
In January, IDW Publishing will debut the comicbook prequel to the next TERMINATOR movie, TERMINATOR: SALVATION. The movie is the fourth installment in the big screen contingent of the action series, starring Christian Bale as John Connor and directed by McG. The movie opens in May 2009.
TERMINATOR: SALVATION MOVIE PREQUEL is written by Dara Naraghi (LIFELIKE) with art by Alan Robinson and cover by Nick Runge.
THE DARK KNIGHT won for Favorite Movie and WALL-E for Favorite Family Movie at Wednesday's 35th Annual People's Choice Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
THE DARK KNIGHT beat out INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, with four other wins, including Favorite Cast, Superhero, Action Movie and On-Screen Matchup between Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as the Joker. In accepting, Bale said, "On behalf of all of the cast from the movie, thank you very much to the fans. Here's to Heath." (per VARIETY).
3-D isn't just for the movie theaters anymore; very soon viewers will be able to enjoy a true 3-D experience right in their own home. Next3D has developed a ground-breaking technology that allows consumers to receive theatrical 3-D films, 3-D IMAX films, movie trailers, real-time stereo camera webcasts and other 3-D content directly to their Xbox 360 or PC.
"We believe that gaming is likely to drive stereoscopic technology into the home," says David Cole, CEO of Next 3D, "And we'll be there to complete the media experience."