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Pirates Scribe Terry Rossio to Pen “Inception-Type” Treasure Hunt Movie Yucatan for Robert Downey Jr.

19 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first project under Robert Downey Jr.’s production banner Team Downey, the drama The Judge, was released earlier this year, and now another Team Downey film is moving closer to fruition.  Deadline reports that screenwriter Terry Rossio has been tapped to pen the script for the Warner Bros. treasure hunt film Yucatan, which is based on an original idea by iconic actor Steve McQueen and is being developed as a star vehicle for Downey Jr.  Rossio’s credits include co-writing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as the animated features Shrek and Aladdin, so he’s got plenty of experience in the adventure realm.  More on Yucatan after the jump. Steve McQueen was developing Yucatan as a star vehicle for himself in the late 1960s, and after his death a 1700-page treatment for the film was discovered in two leather-bound trunks.  The original vision follows »

- Adam Chitwood

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Why Can’t Jeffrey Katzenberg Find a Buyer for DreamWorks Animation?

14 November 2014 7:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After courting and being snubbed by several deep-pocketed investors including a Japanese tech giant, Hollywood’s major studios and now Hasbro, Jeffrey Katzenberg may continue to struggle to find a buyer for his DreamWorks Animation Studios.

With each miss, the executive appears to look more desperate. Those who know him well say it will be tough for Katzenberg to restrain his controlling nature and secure the kind of pact that works for both buyer and seller.

Katzenberg’s desire to lock down an ultra-rich deal for the toon studio he built from the ground up and took public in 2004 is considered one obstacle. But so is his desire to take the top spot at the table of any company that buys his firm.

Analysts have begun voicing concern, saying that Dwa’s attempts to sell itself for years with no success is starting to ding the company’s reputation. Not »

- Marc Graser

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DreamWorks Animation Sale to Hasbro Hinges on Control, Price

13 November 2014 4:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Can the heads of Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation find a way to play nice together?

Both Hasbro chief Brian Goldner and Dwa founder Jeffery Katzenberg are tough negotiators, and willful individuals who are used to running their own shows. So one of the open questions about a potential merger of their companies is whether the two CEOs can come to terms on operational control of the new entity. It’s impossible to imagine Katzenberg reporting to Goldner (or vice versa), even though Hasbro would be acquiring Dwa.

Of course, the other big question is whether the executives can agree on a price.

Katzenberg is naturally looking to get the best deal for Dwa, and is said to be asking Hasbro to pay more than $30 a share for the company in a deal that could be worth at least $2.3 billion. (Japan’s SoftBank is said to have recently offered $32 a share, »

- Marc Graser

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DreamWorks Animation in Merger Talks with Hasbro

12 November 2014 5:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Animation is in talks with Hasbro to merge the toon studio with the toy maker, according to individuals familiar with the discussions, Variety can confirm. In another potential deal, Dwa is considering selling a stake of AwesomenessTV to Hearst Publishing for $81.5 million.

The companies were unavailable or declined to comment. Deadline first reported the talks.

The discussions — as well as other potential investments in DreamWorks from Japan’s Softbank and China’s Alibaba — in recent months signal that Dwa-chief Jeffrey Katzenberg is clearly looking for a partner with whom he can restructure a company that has recently struggled at the box office with a string of misses with “Rise of the Guardians,” “Turbo” and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ is one of its few hits of late. Dwa’s next film is “The Penguins of Madagascar.”

The timing of the merger talks come a decade »

- Marc Graser

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Mike Myers Talks His Shep Gordon Documentary ‘Supermensch’

11 November 2014 12:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Myers doesn’t cite uber-manager Shep Gordon’s epic laugh as his primary reason for making his buoyant new documentary portrait “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,” but it’s easy to assume it was a factor.

After all, what comic wouldn’t revel in Gordon’s distinctive chortle-meets-whinny-with-a-dash-of-old-fashioned-guffaw?

But Myers was after much bigger game here, and claims he spent “20 years begging Shep” to participate in a documentary which Myers says he always envisioned as “an entertaining cautionary tale” of a man who’s clearly a close friend of Myers as well as an important personal model. “He’s a first-class BuJew,” says Myers, helpfully explaining that’s his term for “Buddhist Jew,” because Gordon “combines the wisdom of Judaism and non-attachment of Buddhism. He’s in the jungle with a machete and he’s flying over the jungle in a helicopter at the same time.”

After debuting at the Toronto Intl. »

- Steven Gaydos

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New in Theaters: 'Mr Pip' (At Time of War, Girl Survives via Connection w/ Fictional Dickens Character)

7 November 2014 1:12 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Opening in limited theatrical release today is director Andrew Adamson's ("Shrek," "The Chronicles of Narnia") drama "Mr Pip," which is based on the award-winning novel by New Zealand author Lloyd Jones. It's named after the chief character in Dickens' novel.  Living under the shadow of the Papa New Guinean civil war, a young girl (her name is Matilda) forms a unique bond with an eccentric schoolteacher, over their shared love for Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations."  "Mister Pip" is the story of a girl caught in the throes of war on the island of Bougainville. It is »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Ddi seals Awesometown pact

5 November 2014 9:03 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Double Dutch International (Ddi) president Jason Moring has announced an output deal to sell worldwide rights to Awesometown Entertainment’s animations kicking off at Afm with $16m Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer.

Production is set to begin in January on the underdog story about a miniature horse vying to land a spot on to Santa’s sleigh team. Paul Griffin, who served as lead animator on Happy Feet 2, will direct.

The slate includes Animal Crackerz, which Vanguard Films led by Shrek producer John Williams is co-producing with Awesometown.

Double Dutch and Awesometown plan to produce two to three animated features annually in the $10-15m range.

“Double Dutch is extremely excited about this massive partnership deal with Awesometown,“ said Moring. “We could not imagine a better filmmaker to kick of the slate of films in Paul Griffin.” »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Holiday 2014 Forecast: 'Penguins of Madagascar'

3 November 2014 9:24 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastPenguins of MadagascarRelease Date: November 26th (3D)Studio: 20th Century FoxGenre: AnimationDirector: Eric Darnell, Simon J. SmithWriters: John Aboud, Michael Colton, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Brandon SawyerCast: Voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Peter Stormare, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris MillerStudio Description: Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then...you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.Analysis: DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar franchise has been its most reliable brand outside of the Shrek series: the third installment, 2012's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, is also the highest-grossing with $216.4 million. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Composer John Powell Nominated for 2 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

29 October 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

John Powell has received two Hollywood Music in Media Award nominations for DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2. Powell is nominated for Best Score – Animated Film and Best Song – Animated Film for “Where No One Goes,” his collaboration with Sigur Ros lead singer Jónsi.

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards will be held at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood on November 4th, 2014.

The How To Train Your Dragon 2 soundtrack is available on Relativity Records. The DVD will be available on November 11, 2014.

The film crossed the $600,000,000 global mark over the Labor Day weekend in September. A record-breaking opening in China coupled with phenomenal success in territories around the world catapulted Dragon 2 to become the highest grossing animated film of the year and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.

How To Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for a June 9, 2017 release »

- Michelle McCue

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An Arrow Star Transformed Into Shrek's Princess Fiona For Halloween, And It's Perfect

28 October 2014 6:48 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Colton Haynes just won Halloween! The Arrow star dressed up as Princess Fiona from the Shrek films, and - as you can see in these photos - he clearly went above and beyond to make sure that he did the ogre justice. Haynes is clearly just a big kid at heart, and he fully got into the spirit of Halloween by purchasing prosthetics and getting professional make-up applied to himself so he could become the Cameron Diaz character from the Shrek films. In order to complete his heroic transformation, the actor had to go through a rigorous process that clearly took at least several hours to complete. Also he had to endure the repercussions of his costume choice the next morning too. And as his Instagram photos proved, he really didn.t look pretty the morning after the night before. But let.s not jump ahead. First of all Colton »

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Exclusive: Hugh Laurie Creates A Place Of Light In Clip From 'Mr. Pip'

27 October 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Best known for playing the brusque, candid Dr. Gregory House on the his medical drama "House," Hugh Laurie shows a softer side in the forthcoming "Mr. Pip." The adaptation of the best-selling novel by Lloyd Jones is coming to American cinemas, and today we have an exclusive clip from the movie. Directed by Andrew Adamson ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "Shrek"), and co-starring newcomer Xzannjah Matsi, the film tells the story of Mr. Watts, an Englishman in the tropical village in Bougainville, who reads "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens to the children of the island, transporting their imaginations to a different world, all while a civil war draws closer. In the scene below, Mr. Watts introduces himself to his class, and lays out his modest hopes of sharing with them what knowledge he has. The winner of New Zealand Film & TV Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hollywood’s China Syndrome

22 October 2014 10:11 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Robert W. Welkos Hollywood’s pivot to Asia is hardly new but it seems nowadays that rarely a week goes by without some big multimillion-dollar deal being announced by U.S.-based entertainment companies with businesses based in the Far East. Universal Studios has announced plans to build a $3.3 billion theme park in Beijing with Hollywood director Steven Spielberg helping in the design efforts and the park, with Harry Potter and other attractions, opening possibly in 2019. Disney is already building a $4.4 billion theme park in China and DreamWorks has a $3.1 billion entertainment complex set to open in 2016 n Shanghai. At the same time, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment and global advertising agency Wpp are joining up with Shanghai Media Group and Cmc Capital Partners in a deal that Variety reports involves “films and television properties as well as live stage and theatrical events, including musicals, that »

- Robert W. Welkos

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Zombeavers & Other Great Movie Animals

20 October 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Today sees the release of Zombeavers, in which a group of spring breakers are terrorized by a horde of killer beavers. It’s sounds ridiculous (because it is, of course) but these bloodthirsty little buggers continue a long tradition of awesome animals on the big screen. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a countdown of some of cinema’s greatest ever beasts.

10. Flying Monkeys – The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

What’s more terrifying than an evil pointy-nosed witch? Try an evil pointy-nosed witch with an army of flying monkeys! In the original Oz books, the winged simians were mischievous but intelligent creatures, but by the time they received their big screen debut they’d mutated into the stuff of nightmares.

As Dorothy and her gang find themselves in a darkened forest, the Wicked Witch of the West sends her sinister army to monkey-nap them, and they are returned to the Witch’s castle pronto. »

- David Agnew

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Examining the Spin-Off Trend as 'How to Train Your Dragon' Director Talks Franchise's Future

17 October 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Spin-offs are the new sequels. Case in point, instead of continuing his overarching story with a How to Train Your Dragon 4 after the series' third installment, Collider reports director Dean DeBlois is keener on spinning off the How to Train Your Dragon franchise to include other tales. DeBlois gave no indication what those tales might, er, entail, but let's step back for a moment and examine the trend Hollywood is forging here. In an effort to expand the worlds created within their most popular blockbusters, studios aren't simply using the same characters to tell new stories, they are producing films and television shows to broaden those worlds' scopes and increase the amount of the stories that can be told within them. Aside from storytelling, and more importantly I'd argue, this is done to benefit the bottom line, because Hollywood is a business, first and foremost. Just look at Marvel's Cinematic Universe, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Dean DeBlois Talks How To Train Your Dragon 3 and Potential Spinoffs; Says He’s Talked Jeffrey Katzenberg Down from the Idea of Dragon 4

16 October 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The How to Train Your Dragon franchise is a bit of an anomaly in the DreamWorks Animation filmography.  Jeffrey Katzenberg’s company carved out its signature style with Shrek, a sweet yet slightly cynical, self-aware family film with a handful of jokes that only the adults may understand.  But 2009’s How to Train Your Dragon was an unabashedly cynicism-free feature that was deeply compassionate in nature and epic in scope.  That tone continued in this summer’s How to Train Your Dragon 2, once again under the direction of Dean DeBlois, and the Dragon films have enjoyed not only critical but also commercial success at the box office. It was announced shortly after the first film’s release that there would be a trilogy of Dragon films, and when I spoke with composer John Powell this summer he said that Katzenberg had recently brought up the prospect of a How to Train Your Dragon »

- Adam Chitwood

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Jeffrey Katzenberg on DreamWorks China plans

15 October 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dreamworks Animation CEO also reflected on an infamous 1991 memo, getting fired from Disney and 3D at his BFI London Film Festival keynote.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, has said the studio’s “plans and ambitions” for China are “as big as the country”.

The firm behind the Shrek and How To Train Your Dragon franchises recently opened the Oriental DreamWorks facility in Shanghai, home to more than 200 artists, working on Kung Fu Panda 3 and two original films based on Chinese legends.

Delivering the BFI London Film Festival industry keynote, Katzenberg said of the original features: “These are movies that will be made in China, for China, as well as for export to the rest of the world.

“When we finally announce what these two stories are my guess is there will be a phenomenal sense of enthusiasm and pride from the public in China because these are their stories.”

Forecasting the opportunities »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Here's Young Mike Myers' Scottish-French Accent in 1986

2 October 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Second City has been regularly releasing old videos of notable alums, and this clip is just as good as Chris Farley's pre-"SNL" triumph. It's Mike Myers unleashing a Scottish take on the French language back in 1986 at Toronto's Sc club. This is 15 years before "Shrek" came to theaters and dazzled us with his brogue. Watch Myers kill in this quick moment with the crowd.    (Via Splitsider) »

- Louis Virtel

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Screen, British Council to present Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Screen to present UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Shrek's Andrew Adamson adapting Breath of Bones comic

24 September 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Andrew Adamson will direct an adaptation of Steve Niles's Breath of Bones.

The Chronicles of Narnia director has signed on for a film based on the 30 Days of Night co-creator's comic.

The Dark Horse Comics series centres around a golem - the Jewish myth of a clay giant animated by magic - which is brought to life to fight Nazis in World War II.

"Telling a story can be tough," Niles told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's the one monster rooted in religion and mysticism, so I wanted to be respectful.

"I decided to tell it as a World War II fable. It's a story of a grandfather teaching his grandson how to make a monster to defend his village against a Nazi invasion."

Matt Santoro served as co-writer on the comic alongside artist Dave Watcher.

Adamson directed the first two Shrek films, as well as Narnia movies The Lion, »

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