On this week's episode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Alan gives Joel a sneak peek at his decades-old experimental energy sleep activity cycle! Then, the most impressively twinned pair of animation super-star multi-makers Fran and Will Krause ride into the forum on their tandem bike to discuss making things, breaking things, and their high-octane bacon-powered recipe for dancin' dancin' dancin'.
Syfy has inked a deal with Bob Cooper's Landscape Ent. and LAW & ORDER writer Michael Chernuchin for the drama METADOCS, reports VARIETY.
In an interview with MTV, G.I. JOE producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura revealed some news about the upcoming sequel.
Guns, zombies, A.I., gene manipulation, a talking bear, and girls whose sex appeal oddly stems from the discolored trappings woven from an industrial cyberpunk thread: what more do you need?
On FFAF's big 5-week anniversary celespectaculation, Joel expunges another special circuitous grievance about inconsequential matters pertaining to his favorite subject, Animation, with no real concluding statement. Alan's face reacts quizzically. Later, Director and Animator Dan Abdo enters The Forum to discuss comics, commercials, censuses, corporate identities, and exactly why Vermont is for lovers.
20th Century Fox has obtained the film rights to INCOGNITO, a graphic novel from Ed Brubacker, reports VARIETY.
Deadline.com reports that 20th Century Fox has hired TRAINING DAY scribe David Ayer to write a redux of COMMANDO.
HEAT VISION reports that GREEN LANTERN scribe and FLASHFORWARD showrunner Marc Guggenheim has been hired to write Warner Bros.' LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE SOLDIERS OF FOREVER.
VARIETY reports that San Diego's Tourism Marketing District board is offering Comic-Con hotel tax revenue as an incentive to stay in the city.
MADMEDIA Entertainment has hired Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke, Presumed Innocent) to pen their epic Korean War drama, 17 Days of Winter, helmed by veteran 3D director, Eric Brevig (Journey to the Center of the Earth).
Universal Pictures is in negotiations to pick up the rights to James Patterson's YA book MAXIMUM RIDE from Columbia in turnaround, reports HEAT VISION.
Paramount has decided to bring back THE RING series for another go-around in 3-D, reports HEAT VISION.
Writer Eric Heisserer (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake) is set to pen New Line's FINAL DESTINATION 5, reports HEAT VISION.
This week on the Forum, Joel attempts to summon the wisdom of ghosts while Alan has an identity crisis of historical proportions and unwittingly reveals one of Hollywood's best-kept summer blockbuster secrets. Then, Dave "David B." Levy stops by to talk about how to juggle animation multitasking, authoring books on pitching and job-getting, Ben Franklin, industry infestation, Mad Men, and popping one's bubble. And, you actually can rewind a clock, not that hard.
RISKY BUSINESS reports that THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS scribe Steven Conrad has been tapped to rewrite Fox’s long-in-the-work remake of the Danny Kaye classic, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
Bryan Singer and THE USUAL SUSPECTS writer Christopher McQuarrie are teaming up again on JACK THE GIANT KILLER for New Line and Legendary Pictures, reports HEAT VISION.
Universal Pictures has hired Nick Stoller to rewrite the script for the STRETCH ARMSTRONG feature, which will be directed by MONSTERS VS. ALIENS director Rob Letterman, reports VARIETY.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that THE UNITED STATE OF TERA writer Sheila Callaghan has been hired to pen the feature adaptation of I DREAM OF JEANNIE.
Author, animator, and 80's cartoon voice reenactor, The Definitive Tim Finn, stops by to discuss coffee-table books, animation based on colors, and 3D Chess. Joel and Alan then engage Tim in a very brief but colossal battle of capitalism in FFAF's newest radio game, "Two Minute Monopoly". All is then put classier when the beautiful, the insightful, and the ever effervescent Lorelei Pepi reveals her unorthodox recipe for Italian Wedding Soup, her thoughts on animation and art, and why FFAF's other newest radio game, "Brain Cloning", is a good excuse to beat up on Joel's face.
Max Borenstein has been brought in to write the newest draft of Man From U.N.C.L.E., the feature film version of the cult classic 60s action-thriller-spy-cold war-cool guns TV show.