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Headline News Warner Builds Blockbuster Using Legos

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.

Headline News Comedy Central Starts Production on Drawn Together Film

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.

Headline News Daria Headed to DVD in 2010

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.

Headline News Excitement for Transformers Leads to Huge Growth for Flixster's iPhone App

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.

Headline News Half-Blood Prince, Transformers Footage to Debut at MTV Movie Awards

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.

Headline News New Movie Galvanizes Star Trek Franchise Phenomenon in Europe

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

Headline News Virtual Images Produces 3-D Movie Posters for Ice Age 3

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.

Headline News Top Fan-Nominated Films Get Ready to Rumble at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards

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."

Headline News Arnold Coming Ba-ack as the Terminator?

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."

Headline News Scene from a Movie Contest

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.

Headline News Watchmen Arcade Game Launches

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.

Headline News Coraline Game Features Voice Cast From Film, Out Soon

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.).

Headline News IDW Debuts Terminator Salvation Movie Prequel #1

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.

Headline News Dark Knight, WALL-E are the People's Choice

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).

Headline News Next3D Offers First In-Home 3-D Distribution Services

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."

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