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I Kill Giants heading to the big screen

26 March 2015 5:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura’s acclaimed comic book series I Kill Giants is set for a big screen adaptation courtesy of Oscar-winning director Anders Walter (Helium) and producer Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).

I Kill Giants revolves around a young girl who finds an escape from reality courtesy of a fantasy life filled with magic and monsters. Published by Image Comics between 2008 and 2009, the series was named one of the best graphic novels of 2010 by the Young Adult Library Services Association, and also picked up the Gold Award at the International Manga Awards.

“[I’m] overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, vision and sheer talent of the team we’ve assemble,” said Kelly, who will also write the script for the movie. “Chris and Anders understand the book on an instinctive level and will translate it into a hell of a film. »

- Gary Collinson

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Chris Columbus attached to produce graphic novel ‘I Kill Giants’ adaptation

24 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Are you ready to slay monsters? If not, Chris Columbus will try to sway your opinion.

/Film reported that Columbus is attached to adapt I Kill Giants, based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Niimura. Oscar winner Anders Walter is directing, and Treehouse Pictures will finance.

Originally published as a limited series between 2008 and 2009, I Kill Giants centers around a young outsider named Barbara Thorson. Her inability to fit in makes her life difficult, and she copes by escaping into a fantasy in which giants are real and it’s her job to stop them.

Walter is known for his 2013 film Helium, which won Best Live-Action Short at the 2014 Academy Awards. According to the site, Kelly will write the script as well as produce. He is part of the Man of Action Entertainment writers collective that also includes Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle. »

- Zach Dennis

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"Heartbreak Hotel" Neither Rocks Nor Rolls

24 March 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Heartbreak Hotel advertises itself as a “rock and roll fantasy”; had it truly been that, it might have been something special. Most everything that happens in Hotel defies belief to some degree, but little of it truly feels fantastic. One can hardly blame Chris Columbus (in only his second film as director) for becoming enamored by the mythos of Elvis Presley, but his approach to king of rock and roll, like so many of them, feels minor compared to the man himself, and his legacy reduced to little more than a drawl and some cheesy catchphrases.

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Chris Columbus to produce comic adaptation I Kill Giants

24 March 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chris Columbus is to produce a big screen adaptation of I Kill Giants, Deadline reports.

The forthcoming film is based on Joe Kelly's graphic novel of the same name.

I Kill Giants tells the story of a young girl who battles imaginary monsters.

Oscar winner Anders Walter will direct the film and Kelly will write the screenplay.

Production on I Kill Giants will begin later this year.

Columbus served as executive producer on the first three Harry Potter film series and also worked on Fantastic Four and Night at the Museum. »

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Espinosa, Walter Setup New Projects

24 March 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House," "Child 44") is in talks to direct the sci-fi action feature "Morningstar" at Warner Bros. Pictures, Quadrant Pictures and Madhouse Entertainment.

The film is said to be in the tradition of a Cold War thriller and requires a director capable of "world-building," but plot specifics are under wraps. David Birke ("13 Sins," "Elle") wrote the script while Doug Davison ("The Departed") is producing.

In other director news, Anders Walter (Oscar-winning short film "Helium") has signed on to makes his feature directing debut on a film adaptation of Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura's award-winning graphic novel "I Kill Giants" for Treehouse Pictures. Chris Columbus is slated to produce.

The story follows a young girl who escapes from her troubled reality into a fantasy world where she has much more power. Joe Kelly will write the adapted screenplay and production is slated for later this year.

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- Garth Franklin

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Chris Columbus to Adapt Acclaimed Comic Book ‘I Kill Giants’

24 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Chris Columbus is preparing to slay some monsters. Or rather, he’s preparing to help a fictional character to do so. He’s set to produce I Kill Giants, based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Niimura. Oscar winner Anders Walter is directing, and Treehouse Pictures will finance. Read all about the I […]

The post Chris Columbus to Adapt Acclaimed Comic Book ‘I Kill Giants’ appeared first on /Film. »

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‘I Kill Giants’ Gets A Director

23 March 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I Kill Giants, the cult classic graphic novel from Joe Kelly, has finally landed a director. That director will be first timer, Anders Walter. Walter has impressed with his shorts (as in short films, not an item of clothing), especially Helium which won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short. Judging by such pieces he will be the perfect fit for a delightful and heartfelt tale in which a young girl, Barbara Thorson, must battle monsters in her mind, which just so happen to reflect her real life troubles.

Chris Columbus, currently prepping the release of his own Pixels, will produce with his 1492/Ocean Blue Entertainment, along with Treehouse, Man Of Action Entertainment, and Xyz Films. Speaking for his excitement for the project, Columbus says:

Joe Kelly has written a deeply insightful story about a child using fantasy to navigate through a harsh reality, and I am excited and proud »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Chris Columbus Producing ‘I Kill Giants'; Natasha Lyonne Toplines ‘Antibirth’

23 March 2015 7:47 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The graphic novel I Kill Giants is coming to the big screen, with Chris Columbus producing. Anders Walter, who won an Oscar last year for the live-action short Helium, will make his feature directing debut, and Joe Kelly — who penned the graphic novel about a young misfit girl battling real and imagined monsters in her life — is aboard to write the screenplay. Treehouse Pictures is financing the pic and will produce with Columbus via his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue… »

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'I Kill Giants' Adaptation Gets 'Pixels' Producer

23 March 2015 5:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Treehouse Pictures has signed on to fully finance and produce an adaptation of I Kill Giants, with Anders Walter signing on to direct and Chris Columbus coming aboard to produce. The project is based on Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura's graphic novel of the same name. The book won the award for best graphic novel in 2010 by the Young Adult Library Services Association, and it also won the Gold Award at the Fifth International Manga Awards in 2012.

The story centers on a young girl who escapes from her troubled reality into a fantasy world where she has much more power. The project will mark the feature directorial debut of Anders Walter, who won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short at the 2014 Academy Awards for his film Helium. Here's what producer Chris Columbus had to say about the project in a brief statement.

"Joe Kelly has written a »

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‘I Kill Giants’ Movie Gains Financing From Treehouse

23 March 2015 3:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Treehouse Pictures has come on to fully finance Anders Walter’s feature-length directorial debut “I Kill Giants,” adapted from Joe Kelly’s graphic novel about a misfit girl battling monsters in her life.

Chris Columbus is producing through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment, along with Treehouse, Man of Action Entertainment and Xyz Films. Kelly will write the screenplay adaptation for “I Kill Giants.”

Danish filmmaker Walter and Kim Magnusson won the live-action short film Oscar in 2014 for “Helium.” Kelly is a partner in Man of Action Entertainment, creators of the team and characters in “Big Hero 6″ and creators of the “Ben 10″ franchise.

Treehouse Pictures’ producing credits include “All Is Lost,” “Arbitrage” and “That Awkward Moment.” The company recently financed and produced “Mediterranea,” which is in post-production, along with Chris and Eleanor ColumbusMaiden Voyage Pictures.

“I Kill Giants” won a Gaiman Award in 2013 and the International Manga Award in 2012. The producers are casting, »

- Dave McNary

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Treehouse Pictures to finance ‘I Kill Giants’

23 March 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The La-based company has come on board Anders Walter’s feature directorial debut based on Joe Kelly’s graphic novel.

I Kill Giants centres on a young misfit girl battling monsters real and imagined. Kelly, a partner at Man Of Action Entertainment, will adapt the screenplay.

Chris Columbus produces through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment along with Treehouse, Man Of Action and Xyz Films.

Walter wrote and directed the 2014 Academy Award-winning live-action short Helium.  »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Chris Columbus to Produce, Anders Walter to Direct Adaptation of Joe Kelly’s ‘I Kill Giants’

23 March 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Treehouse Pictures and Chris Columbus will produce an adaptation of Joe Kelly’s graphic novel “I Kill Giants,” to be directed by Anders Walter, the company announced Monday. The story follows a young girl who battles both real and imaginary monsters. Kelly will adapt his own graphic novel for the screen. Columbus is producing through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment, along with Treehouse, Man of Action Entertainment and Xyz Films, which is also handling worldwide sales. Also Read: 23 Best & Worst Oscars Moments of 2015 (Photos) “I am very excited to be working with Chris again,” said Treehouse president Justin Nappi in a. »

- Linda Ge

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Korean writers agency partners with Hk's Golden Network

22 March 2015 9:06 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Korea’s Writers Agency of Finecut (Waf) has struck a deal with Hong Kong’s Golden Network Asia for them to be their Chinese agency partner.

Golden Network Asia director Clarence Tang said: “The China market is hungry for screenplays and has already recognized South Korea as its natural partner in the region.

“We are excited to collaborate with Finecut based on the quality of the first batch of screenplays produced by their stable of writers.

“We are particularly impressed by the range and quality of their writing in a variety of genres that are desperately needed in China.”

Waf is launching 10 original stories at Filmart.

The Waf writers includes Cho Sang-bum (Tazza - The Hidden Card), Kwon Sung-hui (As One), and Oh Tae-kyung (Insadong Scandal).

Finecut has remake deals in place for earlier films such as New World (with Sony Pictures), Hide And Seek (optioned by Village Roadshow Asia for Chinese-language remake) and Hello Ghost (optioned »

- hjnoh2007@gmail.com (Jean Noh)

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Why Hollywood is Discovering Colombia: from Medellín and Bogotá to Cartagena

22 March 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Now and again a country decides that it’s time to spend some money to improve the climate for film and TV production. In the past few years the Colombia government has been flying in Hollywood studio execs and producers in order to change its outdated image as an unsafe destination, promote hefty tax incentives and cash rebates, and show them attractive sites to shoot, especially three primary locales: 1. Bogotá, the nation's sophisticated capital and traffic-congested largest city (pop. 8 million), perched high in the Andes at over 8660 feet. 2. Cartagena, the venerable Caribbean vacation paradise, discovered 482 years ago by Christopher Columbus and other Spanish settlers, site of a March world-class international film festival.  3. Medellín, the once-notoriously violent center of cocaine production and export for such drug traffickers as Pablo Escobar, is the sprawling tech-friendly capital of the departamento Antioquia, boasting over »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Hollywood is Discovering Colombia: from Medellín and Bogotá to Cartagena

22 March 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Now and again a country decides that it’s time to spend some money to improve the climate for film and TV production. In the past few years the Colombia government has been flying in Hollywood studio execs and producers in order to change its outdated image as an unsafe destination, promote hefty tax incentives and cash rebates, and show them attractive sites to shoot, especially three primary locales: 1. Bogotá, the nation's sophisticated capital and traffic-congested largest city (pop. 12 million), perched high in the Andes at over 8660 feet. 2. Cartagena, the venerable Caribbean vacation paradise, discovered 482 years ago by Christopher Columbus and other Spanish settlers, site of a March world-class international film festival.  3. Medellín ("city of eternal spring"), the once-notoriously violent center of cocaine production and export for such drug traffickers as Pablo Escobar, is the sprawling tech-friendly capital of...

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- Anne Thompson

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Watch the short film on which Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ is based

20 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Just this week we shared the trailer for Pixels, an Adam Sandler action, sci-fi comedy about aliens taking the form of ’80s video games and terrorizing the planet. According to Variety, that trailer broke a record by landing 34 million trailer views in its first 24 hours of being online.

But the film actually derives from a 2010 short film by Patrick Jean, and if the new Pixels is half as creative as this short is, I’m sold. Seen here, it’s such an elegant idea with a real love for classic gaming and feels even rightfully ominous. /Film originally shared the video back in 2010 and demanded that Roland Emmerich make this his next movie. They’ll have to settle for Chris Columbus, but anyway, check it out above.

The post Watch the short film on which Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ is based appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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- Brian Welk

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Adam Sandler's Pixels Trailer Breaking Records

20 March 2015 3:56 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures recently unveiled the trailer for the upcoming Adam Sandler action comedy "Pixels." And now comes word that the trailer generated a whopping 34.3 million views worldwide in just the first 24 hours online, making it the studio's bigger trailer launch of all time. The previous record of 22 million views was held by "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." In the movie, aliens attack earth after they get a look at some old video games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war. Desperate to defend his country, the President (Kevin James) turns to his childhood friends for help. Sandler plays the President's friend, who's a former arcade champion. Peter Dinklage is Sandler's former video game rival. Josh Gad is a conspiracy theory-obsessed genius, and Michelle Monaghan is Sandler's love interest who is also a military weapons expert. "Pixels" is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and is set to hit theaters on July 24th. »

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Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ Trailer Gets Record 34 Million Views

19 March 2015 7:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that the trailer for Adam Sandler’s “Pixels” has generated 34.3 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours online.

It’s a record for a Sony movie, 50% above the previous mark of 22 million streams for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Sandler plays a former arcade gaming champ tasked in the slapstick-laden trailer with saving Earth from an invasion of aliens portrayed as giant versions of classic videogame characters, such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.

The film also stars Kevin James as the president of the United States along with Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan. Chris Columbus directed from a script by Tim Dowling and Tim Herlihy, based on the short film by Patrick Jean.

 

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- Dave McNary

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'Pixels' Trailer Easter Egg Reveals Ashley Benson as Lady Lisa

19 March 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures debuted the first trailer for their upcoming summer adventure Pixels on Tuesday, and, as we reported earlier today, over 34.3 million viewers watched the footage within the first 24 hours. You may have noticed, towards the end of the trailer, an image briefly flashed on the screen, which features a character who wasn't seen in the trailer itself, Ashley Benson's Lady Lisa. In the movie, Lady Lisa is actually a video game character who is brought to life, and now fans can check out her game Dojo Quest through the viral website DojoQuest.com.

The site features a trailer for the game, which you can check out below, and links to download the game on your mobile device for free through either the App Store or on Google Play. DojoQuest.com also has a link to a Tumblr page entitled I Love You Lady Lisa, which is run by »

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Pixels Movie Trailer Views Breaks Record For Sony Pictures

19 March 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Pixels, the highly anticipated action-comedy event film slated for release on July 24, 2015, generated 34.3 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours online, making it the studio’s #1 trailer launch of all time. This debut bests the studio’s previous record of 22 million streams in 24 hours for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

To reach the record, the studio utilized the enormous digital footprint that Sony commands worldwide and the remarkable social media reach of its cast including Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Ashley Benson. The studio leveraged official channels as well as social pages for Sony, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures international markets, Sony Electronics, and Sony Rewards, as well as the Xperia Lounge on Sony Mobile and Sony’s Times Square Billboard. Worldwide viewership of the trailer continues to grow as support extends to PlayStation, Crackle, Sony Retail Stores and Sony International Television.

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- Michelle McCue

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