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19 items from 2010


‘Real Steel’ High Resolution Photos

10 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] DreamWorks has released a batch of new High Resolution production photos from Shawn Levy's futuristic robot boxing movie Real Steel. Hit the jump to see the new images. And if you missed the first teaser trailer released this week, click here [2]. [gallery order="Desc" columns="2" orderby="ID"] Official Info: Real Steel Dreamworks Studios Genre: Action-Drama Rating: Tbd U.S. Release date: October 7, 2011 Cast: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie Director: Shawn Levy Producers: Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Shawn Levy Executive Producers: Bob Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen Screenplay by: John Gatins Based on the short Story “Steel” by: Richard Mathis A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, »

- Peter Sciretta

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'Real Steel' trailer and new images!

9 December 2010 11:12 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Hugh Jackman stars in Shawn Levy-directed eagerly anticipated action flick "Real Steel." Now, catch the trailer as well as new images from the DreamWorks film which opens on October 7th, 2011 and includes Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie and Hope Davis. John Gatins wrote the screenplay, based on the short story by Dan Gilroy. Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Mary McLaglen and Josh McLaglen produce. A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall »

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'Real Steel' trailer and new images!

9 December 2010 11:12 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Hugh Jackman stars in Shawn Levy-directed eagerly anticipated action flick "Real Steel." Now, catch the trailer as well as new images from the DreamWorks film which opens on October 7th, 2011 and includes Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie and Hope Davis. John Gatins wrote the screenplay, based on the short story by Dan Gilroy. Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Mary McLaglen and Josh McLaglen produce. A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall »

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‘Real Steel’ Teaser Trailer

9 December 2010 10:07 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Briefly: If you ever dreamed of a live action, big budget Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots movie, director Shawn Levy and star Hugh Jackman are happy to oblige. Check out the awesome first trailer for Real Steel, opening October 7, 2011 in regular format and IMAX theaters, after the jump. Real Steel also stars Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly and Kevin Durand in the futuristic story of a man and his son, who team up to help a robot win the championship after the man himself ends his human boxing career. It's a unique blend of sports and sci-fi. Some of my favorite movies of all time are either sports movies and sci-fi movies so I'm obviously the target audience for this one. It's like The Terminator meets The Champ, even if the trailer doesn't quite highlight The Champ storyline at all. In fact, the son doesn't show up at all (Does he? »

- Germain Lussier

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Kiddie Trailer: 'Mars Needs Moms'

23 November 2010 10:35 AM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

This kiddie comedy adventure utilizing performance-capture filmmaking from Walt Disney Pictures and Imagemovers Digital was shot in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. Featuring Seth Green and Joan Cusack as Milo and his Mom, it is directed by Simon Wells from his screenplay with Wendy Wells and produced by Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, and Steven Boyd. The pic is based on the book by author and illustrator Berkeley Breathed, the Pulitzer-Prize winner for his comic strip “Bloom County”. Produced by the team behind Disney’s A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express, the U.S. release date is March 11, 2011:

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- NIKKI FINKE

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Dreamworks Studios 2011 Film Slate

13 October 2010 9:02 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Mark your calendars…Dreamworks Studios has released some new dates for their 2011 movies:

The Help – August  12, 2011

Synopsis:

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, .The Help. stars Emma Stone (star of the breakout hit, .Zombieland.) as Skeeter, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends. lives.and a small Mississippi town.upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (.Eat Pray Love.) stars as Aibileen, Skeeter.s best friend.s housekeeper, who is the first to open up.to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter.s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories.and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. »

- Michelle McCue

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First look at Hugh Jackman and his boxing robot in Real Steel

16 June 2010 7:15 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Two new images for Hugh Jackman's new film Real Steel have been sent over to us by DreamWorks Studios.

The action drama film, directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Date Night) comes out in the Us on November 18, 2011; there is no confirmed UK release date yet.

One image is included above and shows Jackman's character instructing his former league bot Noisy Boy, pitted against backroom brawler Midas, in a scene from the film.

The second picture shows director Shawn Levy (on left) and Hugh Jackman discussing a scene on set at Crash Palace.

As described to the official synopsis provided, Real Steel is an action drama about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the now hi-tech sport of robot boxing. »

- David Bentley

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First photos available from Disney's 'Real Steel' with Hugh Jackman!

14 June 2010 10:56 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the first images from DreamWorks' and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Real Steel" starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie. Shawn Levy helms from the writing by John Gatins. The action drama is produced by Bob Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Mary McLaglen and Josh McLaglen. The film is a gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. »

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First Image of Hugh Jackman in Shawn Levy’s Real Steel – Updated With High-Res and Official Synopsis

14 June 2010 8:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first image from director Shawn Levy’s Real Steel has been released via USA Today.  While the movie only started principal photography earlier today, Touchstone Pictures decided to stay ahead of any leaks by releasing the first image of Hugh Jackman and a robot today.  And you know what…it’s a very smart move as this image looks great.  Disney has also released the official synopsis:

A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Robert Zemeckis Heading To The Deep Sea To Direct Dark Life For Disney

10 April 2010 5:59 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) and Walt Disney Pictures are set to partner with the Gotham Group to adapt a new adult novel from Kat Falls called Dark Life. Robert Zemeckis is attached to direct and Jack Rapke (Beowulf), Steve Starkey (The Polar Express) and Zemeckis will produce the film.

The novel will be published in May, and is set in a near-future world in which rising ocean levels and natural catastrophes have led some people to homestead on the ocean floor, and kids to develop supernatural powers. The story centers on an underwater teenage boy and a surface girl who join forces to uncover a government conspiracy.

[Source] Variety »

- Jason Moore

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Zemeckis and Disney's Dark Life

6 April 2010 4:14 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Did I weep last month when Disney decided that ImageMovers Digital, Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture studio was deemed to expensive to continue to exist? Far from it. I hate to suggest that Robert Zemeckis, a man who help pioneer motion capture as much as James Cameron lead the charge on 3D, is somehow in a dark period of his storytelling life, but his motion-capture never worked for me.I still find the argument that James Cameron tries to make - that we should be calling it "performance capture" - to be a bit pretentious...but damn! "Avatar" was 5x as believable as "A Christmas Carol" when it came to the expressions of the character. Having a virtual camera that you can do anything with is one thing; creating performances in a computer is another.ImageMovers motion-capture process has had a lot of chances, and it will have a few more »

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Robert Zemeckis Set To Direct Disney’s ‘Dark Life’

6 April 2010 9:02 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Robert Zemeckis once gave us the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump and the Back to the Future trilogy, but over the last few years he’s been dabbling with motion-capture visual experiences like The Polar Express, Beowulf and most recently A Christmas Carol. He’s got a remake of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine on the way, but it’s being reported that the family-friendly director is going to be helming a watery fantasy film for Disney.

Variety reports the news that Disney and Zemeckis’ ImageMovers have struck a deal to partner up with The Gotham Group to adapt Kat Falls’ upcoming young adult fantasy novel, Dark Life, which Zemeckis is attached to direct. There’s no word on who will write the screenplay, although I wouldn’t be surprised if Falls took a shot at it herself, as she’s a graduate screenwriting program professor.

From Variety, here’s the synopsis of »

- Ross Miller

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Zemeckis Goes Underwater With "Dark Life"

6 April 2010 3:21 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Robert Zemeckis is set to direct the underwater adventure thriller "Dark Life" for Disney Pictures and his own ImageMovers company says Variety.

Based on the novel by Kat Falls, the story is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the oceans have risen and human civilisation packs the few regions of dry land left. As a result, the deep-sea environment has become like a Wild West with underwater pioneers carving out a life for themselves.

The story follows a young underwater farmer who joins with a girl from top side who is trying to find her missing prospector brother. Together they try and stop outlaws attacking Government supply ships and settlements.

Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman will produce. It's not sure if the film will be live-action or the performance-capture style of Zemeckis' recent work. »

- Garth Franklin

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Will Robert Zemeckis direct Dark Life for Disney?

6 April 2010 2:06 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Disney and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers have made a deal to partner up with Gotham Group to bring the upcoming Kat Falls young adult novel "Dark Life" to the big screen. Zemeckis is attached to helm the project. The book is set in a near-future in a world where rising ocean levels and natural catastrophes leave some people making their homes on the ocean floor and their kids develop supernatural powers. Story tells of an underwater teenage boy and a surface girl who ally to uncover a government conspiracy. ImageMovers' Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey will produce with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman of Gotham Group. Zemeckis' last work was for Disney's "A Christmas Carol." Prior to that, "Beowulf" for Paramount. »

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Walt Disney Studios Shutting Down ImageMovers Digital

12 March 2010 4:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The special effects house formed by Robert Zemeckis will close next January The Walt Disney Studios and ImageMovers Digital (IMD) today announced that they will close operations at IMD's Marin County facility after production is completed on Mars Needs Moms. The IMD facility is expected to be closed by January, 2011.

"Bob and the entire IMD team successfully built a state of the art studio and produced an amazing film, A Christmas Carol, at a time when the dynamics of the industry are rapidly changing," said Alan Bergman, President of The Walt Disney Studios. "But, given today's economic realities, we need to find alternative ways to bring creative content to audiences and IMD no longer fits into our business model."

"I'm incredibly proud of the talented team that we assembled at IMD and the fantastic work they have accomplished," said Robert Zemeckis, one of the co-founders of ImageMovers Digital.

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Disney, Zemeckis shingle splitting up

12 March 2010 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Disney is breaking up with ImageMovers, the Disney-based shingle run by Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey.

Sort of.

The studio announced Friday that it will begin closing operations of ImageMovers' Marin County facility, ImageWorks Digital, where Zemeckis directs his performance-capture movies, after the production company finishes work on "Mars Needs Moms," the adaptation of the Brooke Breathed kids book being directed by Simon Wells. Disney expects to close the facility by January 2011.

At the same time, however, Disney said it hopes to sign a new long-term deal with the trio that would encompass the now-in-development remake of "Yellow Submarine." Details of such a deal, or how far the dealmaking has progressed, were not forthcoming Friday.

Before Disney, Zemeckis and his partners were housed at Sony, where they produced "Monster House."

The ImageMovers studios occupy two huge converted aircraft hangars on 120,000 square feet on a former Air Force base. »

- By Borys Kit

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Nationwide casting call for major movie

7 February 2010 7:13 AM, PST | Tampa Film Examiner | See recent Tampa Film Examiner news »

DreamWorks Studios has launched a nationwide casting search to fill a lead role in its upcoming movie “Real Steel,” it was announced over the weekend by DreamWorks Studios.  Tampa is the home-base for many young talented actors.  Here's your chance to be apart of a major motion-picture.

Actors interested in the role have two ways to audition. Beginning immediately, individuals can submit a videotaped audition through www.realsteelcasting.com. Complete instructions are available on the website.

Additionally, two open call auditions will be held starting on Sunday, February 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois and then on Saturday, February 20, 2010 in New York, New York. No acting experience is necessary for interested actors, nor are they required to prepare anything for the audition.

Role to be cast is ‘Max’: Male, 10-14 years old. He's a street-smart, tough, charming kid with a hard, untrusting outer shell which hides a warm enthusiastic spirit beneath. He is a complicated, »

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DreamWorks Studios Announces Real Steel Open Casting Call

4 February 2010 9:15 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks Studios has launched a nationwide casting search to fill a lead role in its upcoming movie Real Steel, it was announced today by DreamWorks Studios.

Actors interested in the role have two ways to audition. Beginning immediately, individuals can submit a videotaped audition through RealSteelCasting.com. Complete instructions are available on the website.

Additionally, two open call auditions will be held starting on Sunday, February 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois and then on Saturday, February 20, 2010 in New York, New York. No acting experience is necessary for interested actors, nor are they required to prepare anything for the audition.

Role to be cast is 'Max': Male, 10-14 years old. He's a street-smart, tough, charming kid with a hard, untrusting outer shell which hides a warm enthusiastic spirit beneath. He is a complicated, strong-willed and resourceful boy.

Details on the open call auditions are as follows:

Chicago

Sunday, February 14, 2010

11:00 Am - 4: »

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Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell to Play The Beatles in Robert Zemeckis’ Yellow Submarine

11 January 2010 9:30 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

To those hoping Robert Zemeckis had finally gotten the motion capture thing out of his system… think again.  That’s because Zemeckis has just cast Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell as The Beatles in his 3D performance-capture movie Yellow Submarine.

While I was very disappointed with A Christmas Carol as the story was stale and I thought the motion capture was better in Beowulf, I think Yellow Submarine is a perfect fit with the technology.  Also, he has the rights to The Beatles music.  That alone will get me into a theater.  More after the jump:

While the motion capture thing has clearly been raised to a whole new level with Avatar,  Yellow Submarine is going to be able to mix in incredible visuals with the music of The Beatles.  If you haven’t seen The Beatles Rock Band, the opening title sequence is nothing short of amazing, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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