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Resistance to the Roman Empire is Futile! Headline News

Studiocanal to Develop Sixth ‘Asterix’ Live-Action Film

Created in 1959 by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the beloved French comic series follows Asterix and Obelix and their antics in Gaul, an outpost of resistance against the Roman empire. 

It’s Not Personal It’s Business Headline News

Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap to Produce ‘Monopoly’ Live-Action Adaptation

The team behind ‘Barbie’ and the upcoming ‘Sims’ adaptation will collaborate with Lionsgate and Hasbro Entertainment on the board game feature, although plot details remain mum.

Last Turtle Standing Headline News

R-Rated Live-Action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Feature in Development

Paramount and Walter Hamada are producing the project, titled ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin,’ which will adapt a popular storyline from the recent IDW comics; Tyler Burton Smith is set to pen the script.

It’s Looking Like Fire Headline News

Showrunner Albert Kim Steps Down from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani will now executive producer the Netflix series through its second and third seasons, while Kim will remain as an executive producer.

Combining All the Elements VFXWorld

Mastering the Elements: Integrating Live-Action and CGI in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

VFX supervisor, director, and executive producer Jabbar Raisani led a monumental effort to deliver almost 3,400 visual effects shots on the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s famed animated series, recreating the magical world of benders, who control the natural elements of fire, water, wind, and earth, and the mediator known as the Avatar.

Shake It Up! Headline News

Disney Shakes Up Release Slate, Live-Action ‘Moana’ Delayed

The feature adaptation of the original animated feature has moved from June 27, 2025 to July 10, 2026, while the animated ‘Moana 2’ sequel will still premiere November 27, 2024; the anticipated ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’ has been confirmed for a 2026 release.

Did You Eets Yur Spinach? Popeye Headline News

Chernin, King Features to Develop ‘Popeye the Sailor Man’ Live-Action Feature

Producers are in the process of attaching a studio partner for the latest adaptation of the iconic, spinach-loving 1920s comic book character. 

It’s Looking Like Fire Headline News

Netflix Picks Up ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ for Seasons 2 and 3

Based on Nickelodeon’s animated series, the live-action adaptation has rapidly hit the top in global viewership, triggering a 2-season renewal less than a month after its February streaming debut.

R.L Returns! Headline News

‘Goosebumps’ Series Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+

The new eight-episode installment will unveil a fresh ‘Goosebumps’ chapter with an anthology twist: a brand-new story, setting and cast based upon R.L Stine’s worldwide bestselling Scholastic book series.

It’s Looking Like Fire Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series Featurette

In ‘Bringing the World to Life,’ the cast and creators of the live-action adaptation take us behind the scenes to explain how they created the show, which hits the streamer February 22.

In Passing Headline News

Japanese Manga Artist Ashihara Hinako Passes at 50

Shortly before her death, the artist and author of ‘Sexy Tanaka-san’ was involved in a minor social media feud with Aizawa Tomoko, writer of the Nippon Television live-action adaptation of the work, with the artist claiming Tomoko was allowed to stray too far from the source material; fans now blame NTV for failing the deceased creative.

It’s Looking Fire Headline News

Netflix Drops First Official Trailer for ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

The live-action reimagining of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, which follows Aang, the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements, stars Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, and Ian Ousely, and hits the streamer February 22.

Save the Human World Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for Live-Action ‘Yu Yu Hakusho’ Series

The five-part adaptation of the legendary smash-hit manga from Weekly Shonen Jump takes place across three worlds and follows a dead teen detective tasked with investigating demonic and spiritual cases in the Human World; the series begins streaming December 14.

The Fairest Delay of Them All Headline News

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Delayed to 2025

The classic (and first) Disney film about a sweet princess with skin as white as snow will now premiere March 21, 2025 after feature film release slate shifts due to the continuing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Anime to Live-Action Oh My! Headline News

Carlos López Estrada to Direct and Pen ‘Your Name’ Live-Action Remake

The ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ director has been onboarded by Paramount, Bad Robot, and Toho to adapt the animated romantic fantasy drama, considered a modern Japanese classic.

Here We Go Again Headline News

Halia Abdel-Meguid Boards Duffer Brothers’ ‘Death Note’ Series

‘The Devil in the White City’ writer will executive produce and write the ‘Stranger Things’ creators’ upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved anime and manga series that follows a teen who discovers a mysterious black notebook giving him supernatural power over life and death.