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Rodeo FX Provides VFX ‘Help’ to Netflix’s ‘Damsel’

Led by VFX supervisor Mathieu Dupuis, the studio’s visual effects work brings audiences back to medieval times, with a touch of faerie tale and fantasy elements, including unique castles, enchanting countryside, and the spikey Stone Mountain cave where the titular character, played by Millie Bobby Brown, meets a fire-breathing dragon.

Heading to 1600 Edo Japan Headline News

FX, Hulu, James Clavell Estate to Develop Additional ‘Shōgun’ Seasons

The trio will extend the critically acclaimed global hit drama series with at least two additional seasons; first season co-creators, executive producers, and writers Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo will return alongside executive producer Michaela Clavell and series star and producer Hiroyuki Sanada.

Education Headline News

Pixomondo Expands Virtual Production Academy with New Collaborations

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 5:43pm

Studio launches new training initiatives, working with the latest virtual production and LED stage techniques, at Sony PCL, Vook school in Japan, and Vancouver Film School.

Flame On… Again Headline News

Natasha Lyonne Joins Cast of ‘The Fantastic Four’

The ‘Russian Doll’ and ‘Poker Face’ actress boards Marvel’s remake in an undisclosed role alongside Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025.   

It’s Wicked Cool! Headline News

Universal Drops ‘Wicked’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 2:58pm

Based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire and the hugely successful stage musical, Jon M. Chu’s upcoming musical fantasy adventure tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film hits theaters November 2024.

Business Headline News

DNEG Launches DNEG 360 Division with Dimension Studio

The two companies’ joint virtual production venture expands to provide end-to-end client production solutions, from development through post; LED volume stages are also debuted in London and Rome.

The Witching Hour Approaches Headline News

Disney+ Sets Release Date for Marvel Series ‘Agatha All Along’

The ‘WandaVision’ spinoff, previously known as ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos,’ ‘Agatha: House of Harkness,’ and ‘Agatha: Darkhold Diaries,’ hits the streamer September 18 with two premiere episodes.

Prime Video Gets Crofty Headline News

Prime Video Orders ‘Tomb Raider’ Series, Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Pen, EP

Amazon MGM Studios, Crystal Dynamics, and dj2 Entertainment set to expand the famed video game franchise through all-new series and films.

People Headline News

Jeff Bridges, Dave Bautista, and Bryan Cranston Join ‘Grendel’

Bridges will play the eponymous Grendel alongside Bautista as Beowulf and Cranston as King Hrothgar in The Jim Henson Company’s live-action monster film set to begin production in Europe later this year.

All Must Choose! Headline News

HBO Drops New ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 10:16am

The story of House Targaryen continues next month as the highly anticipated second season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ debuts on HBO and streams June 16 on Max.

Business Headline News

Nicolas Cage to Star in Live-Action ‘Noir’ Based on the ‘Spider-Man Noir’ Comics

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 9:42am

The Oscar-winning actor will play an aging, down on his luck PI in 1930s New York grappling with his past life as a superhero; Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal to executive produce – coming to MGM+ and Prime Video.

Beary Funny Headline News

Peacock Renews Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’

Streamer orders a second season of the prequel series to the popular film franchise, set in 1993, that sees Ted, whose fame has passed, living with and being an awful influence on best friend John.

Supporting 3D Design and Collaboration Headline News

New White Paper Dives Deep into NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise in Animation and VFX

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 11:26am

Discover the future of entertainment production with the groundbreaking collaboration between NVIDIA and HPC solution provider Exxact - uncover the power of OpenUSD and NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise in revolutionizing the Media & Entertainment (M&E) landscape.

Gimme More Rings! Headline News

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Films Coming from Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis

Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO David Zaslav confirms they are ‘now in the early stages of script development’ for multiple new ‘Lord of the Rings’ films set to begin ‘releasing in 2026,’ with ‘Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum’ (wt) coming first.

The Road to Turin Headline News

‘Inside Out 2’ and ‘Transformers One’ Directors Heading to VIEW 2024

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 7:43am

Kelsey Mann and Josh Cooley will present their upcoming animated features in-person at the special, 25th Anniversary Edition of the conference that’s taking place October 14-19, 2024, in Turin, Italy.

Dept. of Of Course Headline News

Universal Drops Second ‘Twisters’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 2:23pm

The epic studio disaster movie returns in a cinematic whirlwind with an adrenaline-pumping, seat-gripping, big-screen thrill ride that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most destructive forces; coming to theaters July 19, 2024.

A-Mazing News Headline News

Jack Paglen in Talks to Pen ‘The Maze Runner’ Revival

It’s been so long since 2018… and we’re told this is not a reboot… the ‘Transcendence’ writer would join original trilogy producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen, as well as director Wes Ball, for an installment described as a continuance of the franchise.

Back in Black Headline News

‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Begins Production, Expands Cast

Steve Buscemi, Billie Piper, Evie Templeton, Owen Painter, and Noah Taylor join as new series regulars, while Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Lumley, Thandiwe Newton, Frances O’Connor, Haley Joel Osment, Heather Matarazzo, and Joonas Suotamo guest star.

Suit Up Headline News

David Corenswet Suits Up in First ‘Superman’ Teaser Image

Director James Gunn revealed the first look on Threads, stating that the photo, ‘was taken on set by Jess Miglio and was entirely in-camera;’ the film flies into theaters July 11, 2025. 

Flame On… Again Headline News

Paul Walter Hauser Joins the Cast of ‘The Fantastic Four’

The Emmy and Golden Globe winner joins Marvel’s remake in an undisclosed role alongside Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025.  

In Passing Headline News

Chance Perdomo Will Not be Replaced in ‘Gen V’ Season 2

Production will resume this month on ‘The Boys’ spinoff after the actor was killed in a March motorcycle accident – producers promise to ‘honor Chance and his legacy’ in the coming season.