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41 A-List Actors Who Bombed as Hard as Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

28 January 2015 7:04 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When Johnny Depp‘s mustache comedy “Mortdecai” brought in less than $5 million on opening weekend, it marked the A-list actor’s fifth straight box office bomb. But he’s far from the only top billed actor to endure a tanker or two.

The 51-year-old film star and his co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Munn are in fact in very good company.

Also Read: 19 Biggest Box-Office Bombs and Bummers in 2014: From ‘The Giver’ to ‘Winter’s Tale’ (Photos)

From Brad Pitt (“Fight Club”) to Cameron Diaz (“The Box”) to Jamie Foxx (“Stealth”), nearly every high-profile actor has suffered »

- Travis Reilly and Todd Cunningham

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DreamWorks Animation cutting 500 jobs; Pdi closing down

23 January 2015 7:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The news of DreamWorks Animation’s film How to Train Your Dragon 2 being nominated for an Academy Award is about the only good news to come out of the animation studio as of late. Variety is reporting that DreamWorks Animation (Dwa) is cutting 500 jobs and closing their Bay Area animation division Pacific Data Images (Pdi), which was acquired by Dwa in 2000.

Pdi’s first animated film was the 1998 film Antz. In 2001 Pdi came out with Shrek which won the Academy Award for Best Animated feature in 2002. Among Pdi/DreamWorks’s other animated work are the sequels to Shrek and the Madagascar films. Pdi/DreamWorks also has received six technical Academy Awards.

Several of Pdi/DreamWorks recent films have lost a considerable amount of money which explains both Pdi’s closure and Dwa’s need to reduce their workforce. Notably the How to Train Your Dragon films were not affiliated with Pdi. »

- Amy Richau

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DreamWorks Animation’s Road to Recovery Shaky, Analysts Say

22 January 2015 4:49 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“They have a very risky business model,” one consultant tells TheWrap about the animation company’s restructuring plan

DreamWorks Animation’s announcement that it will slash its workforce by nearly 20 percent and its film output by a third underscores a struggling genre and the company’s desperation to survive after merger talks failed.

An SEC filing Thursday details Dwa’s reduction strategy, a plan some analysts say is a risky model that at best will keep the struggling animation studio afloat, but is not a long-term solution.

“It’s a company in a dire situation,” Rich Greenfield, Media & Tech Analyst at Btig & Angel Investor, »

- Linda Ge and Matt Donnelly

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Jeffrey Katzenberg on Dwa’s Cutbacks: ‘3 Films a Year Was Too Ambitious’

22 January 2015 3:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Animation’s goals may have been a little too lofty when it announced plans to start releasing three films a year, admits company chief Jeffrey Katzenberg.

“Making three films a year was too ambitious,” Katzenberg told analysts after announcing a major reorganization of the Glendale, Calif., toon studio that is resulting in layoffs of around 500 people, including its chief marketing officer, Dawn Taubin, and chief operating officer, Mark Zoradi. Chief creative officer Bill Damaschke already had stepped down, while vice chairman and former chief financial officer Lew Coleman is retiring.

After a string of box office misfires that have included “Rise of the Guardians,” “Turbo,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and, more recently, “The Penguins of Madagascar” — forcing the company to write off more than $290 million in losses — Dwa was forced to make changes.

That included appointing Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of Dwa’s feature division earlier this month. »

- Marc Graser

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Film Feature: The Top 10 Celebrity Photos of 2014, By Joe Arce

20 January 2015 1:41 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In a year where shoots with perpetual photo fashionistas like Cindy Crawford and Sarah Jessica Parker still failed to crack the Top Ten list of biggest celebrity photo-ops, you know 2014 was a very good year for HollywoodChicago.com and myself, Joe Arce, as Senior Staff Photographer.

Narrowing down the 182 celebrity subjects that posed for my lens last year to a mere ten favorite portraits is not an easy task. Nonetheless, here are my Top Ten picks for biggest celebrity shoots of 2014. I based this on a combination of star power wattage of the subjects, the artistic results and the degree of difficulty in landing the quarry – for those iPhone carrying budding celebrity stalkers who may wish to play along at home.

10. Anjelica Huston

Backstage at the Chicago Humanities Festival, November 14th, 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Not only an Oscar winner, but the daughter »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Oscar Toon War? ‘Lego Movie’ Bricks Nomination, Rivals Spring Into Action

15 January 2015 12:28 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Although there were more than the usual number of snubs and surprises in this morning’s Oscar nominations, easily the most animated cries of shock came in, well, the Animated Feature category.

If ever there was a sure thing going into today’s nominations, it was that Warner Bros’ blockbuster toon The Lego Movie not only would be nominated but was the presumed front -runner for the win. It’s a real shame for talented director-writers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who also got screwed by the Academy animation voters when they were overlooked for 2009’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. But this snub was bigger, Huge.

This is not a tragedy. Congrats to incredible crew and cast of The Lego Movie, who made a classic.

— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015

Shockwaves not only hit the room but among those working on rival films — the ones that did get nominated. »

- Pete Hammond

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Mike Myers Signs Overall Deal With HBO

14 January 2015 12:09 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedian Mike Myers has signed a two-year overall deal with HBO. The pact makes Myers exclusive to HBO in television.

Mike Myers is one of the great comedy minds of this or any other era,” said Michael Lombardo, HBO’s head of original programming. “The opportunity to collaborate with a talent of his stature is tremendously exciting.”

Myers, best known for the widely successful franchises “Austin Powers,” “Shrek,” “Wayne’s World” and “Saturday Night Live,” said simply, “I’m thrilled to be at HBO.”

 

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Blackhat’ Composer Backs Down After Slamming Michael Mann Over Score

13 January 2015 2:40 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Controversy struck Michael Mann’s new cyberhacker actioner from within this week when composer Harry Gregson-Williams accused the director of “slicing and dicing” his work on the film. So who wants credit for Blackhat’s hacked-up score?

“I would like it to be known for what it’s worth that the ‘score’ for Blackhat maybe credited to me, but contains almost none of my compositions,” Gregson-Williams declared Monday on Facebook, four days after the Chris Hemsworth starrer premiered in Los Angeles. It was only during Thursday’s premiere, Gregson-Williams wrote, that he “discovered, to my horror, music that shocked and surprised me…quasi emotional (synth) string pieces that I’d never heard in my life before.

“I knew of at least one other composer, a good one at that(!), that had put in months of work on this movie just as I had, but this appeared to me to be »

- Jen Yamato

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Shrek director to helm Idw’s Zombies vs. Robots

10 January 2015 1:16 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After starting his directing career with Shrek and Shrek 2, before entering Narnia for The Chronicles of Narnia, director Andrew Adamson has now signed on to helm Inherit the Earth reports Variety.

A big screen adaptation of the Idw series Zombies vs. Robots, the film is to be produced by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Dave Alpert and Rick Jacobs, and a co-production of Platinum Dunes, Circle of Confusion and Idw Publishing with Sony Pictures set to distribute.

Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) wrote the most recent draft of the script. The original stories from Ashley Wood and Chris Ryall, features a post-apocalyptic world in which humanity’s last survivor, a young girl, is protected from zombie hordes by a team of robots.

No word on a release date just yet, but don’t expect it anytime before 2016.

The post Shrek director to helm Idw’s Zombies vs. Robots appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Movie News: Michael Bay Produces 'Zombies vs. Robots'; Watch Liam Neeson in First 'Run All Night' Trailer

9 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Inherit the Earth: Michael Bay will serve as one of the producers for a live-action adaptation of the comic book series Zombies vs. Robots, retitled Inherit the Earth. The series was created by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; the story revolves around the last human on Earth, a young girl who is protected by a group of robots against "a pack of intelligent zombies." Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) will direct [Variety]   Bandits: Bruce Wilis is taking another run at Elmore Leonard's Bandits. The actor optioned the crime book when it was first published back in 1987, a year before Die Hard, but things didn't work out, and neither did Quentin Tarantino's possible adaptation in the 1990s. Now Willis will star in...

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Movie News: Michael Bay Producing 'Zombies vs. Robots;' Watch Liam Neeson in First 'Run All Night' Trailer

9 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Inherit the Earth: Michael Bay will serve as one of the producers for a live-action adaptation of the comic book series Zombies vs. Robots, retitled Inherit the Earth. The series was created by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; the story revolves around the last human on Earth, a young girl who is protected by a group of robots against "a pack of intelligent zombies." Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) will direct [Variety]   Bandits: Bruce Wilis is taking another run at Elmore Leonard's Bandits. The actor optioned the crime book when it was first published back in 1987, a year before Die Hard, but things didn't work out, and neither did Quentin Tarantino's possible adaptation in the 1990s. Now Willis will star in...

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We're Getting A Zombies Vs. Robots Movie Because Who Wouldn't Want To See That?

9 January 2015 11:38 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Andrew Adamson (who headed up projects like The Chronicles of Narnia and Shrek) has a pretty awesome project coming down the pike. Adamson will be directing a project called Inherit the Earth, which is based on the 2006 Idw comic book miniseries, Zombies vs. Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood. Ryall and Wood.s comic is set in a post-apocalyptic universe, and it centers around a group of robots discovering the last human on earth--an infant. The robots protect this child from the hordes of zombies roaming free on the earth, and attempt to clone her to save the human race. I.d like to go ahead and buy my ticket now, thanks. As Variety reports, the film.s screenplay is written by Oren Uziel, and is going to be co-production of Michael Bay.s company Platinum Dunes, Circle of Confusion, and Idw Publishing. It will be produced by Michael »

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'Zombies Vs. Robots' Movie Gets 'Shrek' Director

9 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Inherit the Earth, which is based on the popular Idw comic book Zombies Vs. Robots, has locked in director Andrew Adamson. He is best known for Shrek, Shrek 2 and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Inherit the Earth is coming from Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Sony.

Oren Uziel is behind the latest draft of the screenplay, which follows a group of robots set to protect the last human on earth, a young girl, from a ravenous pack of roving zombies. The original comic book was created by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood. Michael Bay will produce alongside Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, the same team responsible for this past summer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film will be live-action.

Andrew Adamson most recently directed the movie Mr. Pip for Focus Features, starring Hugh Laurie. He also directed the James Cameron »

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Zombies Vs. Robots is Moving Forward But With a Title Change for Some Stupid Reason

9 January 2015 7:35 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It’s been four years since we first heard that Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes were adapting the comic book “Zombies vs. Robots.” It seemed like a perfect combination for a studio that’s given us mostly horror remakes and the director of the Transformers movies. Finally, it’s now moving forward with an Oscar-nominated director: Andrew Adamson. His prestige comes in the form of the Academy’s recognition of Shrek 2, which he helmed with Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon (though Adamson was the only one credited for the honor), as one of the best animated features of 2004. He also co-directed the first Shrek, with Vicky Jenson, which won the first Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but that honor and statuette went only to producer Aron Warner. Since the sequel, damson has made two Chronicles of Narnia movies, the Cirque du Soleil film World’s Away and the New Zealand war drama called Mr. Pip, which »

- Christopher Campbell

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Adamson To Helm Zombies vs. Robots Tale

9 January 2015 5:13 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Shrek" and "Chronicles of Narnia" director Andrew Adamson is set to helm "Inherit the Earth" for Sony and Platinum Dunes.

Based on Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood's comic book series "Zombies vs. Robots," the story follows a group of robots who must protect the last human on Earth, a young girl, from a pack of intelligent zombies.

Jt Perry penned the script with Oren Uziel performing a recent re-write. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Dave Alpert and Rick Jacobs will produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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News Briefs: Michael Bay Producing 'Zombies vs. Robots'; Watch Liam Neeson 'Run All Night' in First Trailer

8 January 2015 11:06 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Inherit the Earth: Michael Bay will serve as one of the producers for a live-action adaptation of the comic book series Zombies vs. Robots, retitled Inherit the Earth. The series was created by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; the story revolves around the last human on Earth, a young girl who is protected by a group of robots against "a pack of intelligent zombies. Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) will direct. [Variety]   Bandits: Bruce Wilis...

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George Lucas, Robert Redford Conversation Highlights Sundance’s ‘Art of Film Weekend’

8 January 2015 5:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sundance Institute announced Thursday that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will take an unprecedented look at the art and craft of filmmaking with its new ‘Art of Film Weekend’ series of offscreen programming.

This year’s festival runs from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1 in Utah, and the Art of Film Weekend (Jan. 29-31) will highlight the unique roles of writers, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, art directors, costume designers, casting directors, sound designers, composers and the countless others who bring stories to life on screen.

Also Read: James Franco, Jennifer Lopez, Kurt Cobain Movies Highlight Sundance Premieres

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Inherit The Earth: Andrew Adamson To Direct Adaptation Of Robots Vs. Zombies

8 January 2015 4:07 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

According to a report over at Variety the director's chair for Inherit the Earth, the adaptation of the comic book Zombies vs. Robots, has been offered to Shrek and Narnia director Andrew Adamson.Based on the Idw Publishing comicbook "Zombies vs. Robots" by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood, the story follows a group of robots who protect a young girl, the last human on Earth, from a pack of intelligent zombies.The adaptation is being produced by Sony and Platinum Dunes. The latest incarnation of the screenplay was written by Oren Uziel. Uziel wrote 22 Jump Street and has another script in post, the vampires vs. humans vs. zombie flick Kitchen Sink due out in the Fall.The report over at Variety does have a spelling error. It...

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Andrew Adamson to Direct Movie Based on ‘Zombies vs. Robots’ Comic for Sony (Exclusive)

8 January 2015 3:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shrek” and “Chronicles of Narnia” helmer Andrew Adamson is set to direct “Inherit the Earth” for Sony and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes shingle.

The current draft of the screenplay is by Oren Uziel. Jt Perry wrote previous drafts.

Based on the Idw Publishing comicbook “Zombies vs. Robots” by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood, the story follows a group of robots who protect a young girl, the last human on Earth, from a pack of intelligent zombies.

The film is a co-production of Platinum Dunes, Circle of Confusion and Idw Publishing, and it’s produced by Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Dave Alpert and Rick Jacobs. Ted Adams is executive producer.

Hannah Minghella and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing for the studio.

Adamson made a name for himself directing the first two films in the “Shrek” franchise but has since moved into the world of live action, directing the first installment in the Narnia franchise, »

- Justin Kroll

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George Lucas coming to Sundance for new 'Art of Film Weekend' series

8 January 2015 12:39 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Sundance Film Festival announced today that it will hold a series of panels titled the "Art of Film Weekend" which will take place Jan. 29-31. This new initiative should create more buzz worthy moments during a period when the Festival is traditionally winding down. The slate will kick off with a conversation between Festival founder Robert Redford and George Lucas that will be streamed online at Sundance.org. In a release, Festival Director John Cooper noted, "Exploring cinema, body and soul, Art of Film Weekend will take aspiring filmmakers and film-loving audiences behind the scenes to see the creative, collaborative spirit of artists at every stage of the independent filmmaking process that is so core to our Festival." A full rundown of the panels are as follows: Power of Story: Visions of Independence — Kicking off Art of Film Weekend, join Robert Redford and George Lucas—two iconic filmmakers who »

- Gregory Ellwood

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