9 items from 2010
Apparently Disney is considering sequelizing their 1997 "hit" Flubber, staring Robin Williams. The very first one, The Absent Minded Professor, spawned a sequel, Son of Flubber, so it's not really surprising Disney would continue to jump on the 3D craze with another property. I enjoyed Flubber, that is until I watched it several years later and realized how stupid it is. Good news this all hinders on Robin Williams involvement, bad news? This all hinders on Robin Williams involvement. Talk was running rampant about a Mrs. Doubtfire movie years ago and the comic killed that before it could even get started. I'm hoping he kills this as well. I would much rather watch a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. »
- Chad Posey
The first photos of Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Moretz and Ben Kingsley shooting Scorsese's Hugo Cabret, various stills from Atlas Shrugged: Part One and The Dilemma, and the first photos of Megan Fox on the set of Friends with Kids.
"Hugh Jackman says he's going on a six month, 6000 calorie a day training regime to add 25 pounds of muscle for Darren Aronofsky's "The Wolverine". This is reportedly more weight Jackman has ever put on before for this role and he's been in touch with Dwayne Johnson who did the same amount of muscle buildup for the recent action thriller "Faster"…" (full details)
"Dreamworks and Disney's "I Am Number Four" and "Real Steel" are both set to get day-and-date international IMAX releases alongside their regular theatrical runs on February 18th and October 7th respectively… »
- Garth Franklin
Remember Flubber? It was that truly terrible Robin Williams vehicle from back in the 90s that was essentially 93 minutes of really dumb slapstick and glasses-wearing gobs of goo dancing. Despite its poor quality, the film was a box office smash, making $90 million domestically. Frankly, it's amazing that a sequel hasn't been made already. Perhaps they were just waiting for 3D. What's Playing is saying that Disney is developing plans to make a Flubber 3D (and here I thought the 3D label could only be used for the third movie in a trilogy). According to the story, the studio has been keen on making a follow-up for years and are actively trying to get Robin Williams to reprise his role as Professor Philip Brainard. Said the source, "They.ve always be keen to follow up Flubber, but I don.t think they believe it.d be worthwhile without Williams" Let me »
There's not much news just yet on the inevitably awesome Canadian production known as The Dog Squad 3D, but here at Cinematical we like to cover only the biggest and most important film stories, so we'll be following this one on a daily basis. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ContentFilm has snagged worldwide rights to, yes, The Dog Squad 3D, and the live-action kiddie comedy will shoot up north later this year.
What filmmakers would dare to tackle such a cinematic challenge? Screenwriter Stephen Carpenter (Blue Streak, The Man), producer Rick Benattar (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe), and director Les Mayfield, an auteur whose credits include not only the two Carpenter screenplays mentioned above, but also silver screen masterworks like American Outlaws, Flubber, and Encino Man. I seriously cannot wait to see this movie.
The Hollywood Reporter even cares enough to give us the »
- Scott Weinberg
ContentFilm International has nabbed worldwide rights to "The Dog Squad 3D." The film is to be directed by Les Mayfield ("Flubber"). FIlming is set for this summer in Canada. This is the sales agent's first 3D production which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will be pitched at Cannes buyers. Nothing has surfaced in terms of casting for the film which apparently is CGI-heavy and will star an array of comic dog characters like Clint, Donut, Samantha and Bert. Steve Carpenter wrote the screenplay. Rick Benattar ("Ironclad," "Lost Boys: The Tribe," "Ironclad) produces. »
Steve Carpenter penned the script about an overweight and lazy Bulldog (Donut), a disgraced former Police Dog (Clint), a sassy Lady Mutt (Samantha), an overly timid Guide-Dog (Bert) and a shamelessly womanizing Chihuahua (Hector) in a hilarious and outrageously entertaining live-action adventure that's fun for all the family.
- Garth Franklin
Les Mayfield to helm The Dog Squad 3D According to The Hollywood Reporter, ContentFilm International has purchased the worldwide rights to The Dog Squad 3D.
The film is going to be directed by Les Mayfield (Flubber). The plan is for the production to get underway in Canada this summer.
This is going to be ContentFilm's first 3D production and it will be pitched to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. Presently, there is no word on casting for the live-action, CGI picture. It is going to feature a bevy of comic dog characters, including Donut, Clint, Samantha and Bert.
Steve Carpenter penned the script for The Dog Squad 3D. »
The acquisition is ContentFilm's first 3D production and is set to be pitched to buyers at Cannes.
No word on casting for the live-action, CGI-heavy picture, which will also star a slew of comic dog characters, including Donut, Clint, Samantha and Bert.
- By Etan Vlessing
ContentFilm International has acquired worldwide rights to the live-action, CGI heavy, The Dog Squad: 3D , to be directed by Les Mayfield ( Flubber , Blue Streak , Miracle on 34th Street , Encino Man ). Steve Carpenter wrote the script for the film, which starts filming in late summer in Canada. The film stars an overweight and lazy Bulldog (Donut), a disgraced former Police Dog (Clint), a sassy Lady Mutt (Samantha), an overly timid Guide-Dog (Bert) and a shamelessly womanizing Chihuahua (Hector) in a hilarious and outrageously entertaining live-action adventure that's fun for all the family. The movie is ContentFilm's first 3D production and will be launched at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The film is produced by Rick Benattar ( Ironclad , Shoot 'Em Up ). »
9 items from 2010
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