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Oscar-nominated creative duo planning interactive book, app, educational merchandise and first feature-length film. London-based Nexus producing.
Entitled Radio Jones: Roboteer, the project revolves around a genius boy who builds himself the perfect robotic father.
Smith and Foulkes – who were Oscar-nominated for their short film This Way Up in 2009 and are also well known in the ad world for their Coca Cola and Honda spots — have just started production on an interactive children’s book based on the story and plan to start developing a related feature later this summer.
The production is a joint work with long-time collaborator Chris O’Reilly, co-founder alongside Charlotte Bavasso of London-based animations studio Nexus Production and digital sister unit Nexus Interactive Arts, which fosters collaboration between programmers and filmmakers.
Nexus Productions »
Review Louisa Mellor 7 Jun 2013 - 10:00
Louisa falls under the spell of Neil Gaiman’s latest novel, a darkly magical story about childhood and memory…
Eight years after Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman’s mystical, comic novel about digging up the roots of a mythological family tree, arrives The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Held in place by an adult framing narrative, it winds back through childhood memory to tell an otherworldly story that starts with a death and ends with a sacrifice.
At the end of our young narrator’s lane is the Hempstock farm. Living there are three women, or more properly, two women and a girl. The Hempstock women have had men there sometimes. They come and they go. This mysterious trinity with an ocean behind their house has power and understanding unknowable. They also make a mean shepherd’s pie.
To say The Ocean at »
"Spock, I do not know too much about these little Tribbles yet, but there is one thing that I have discovered. I like them … better than I like you." –Dr. McCoy, "Star Trek" (1967)
Greetings from the apocalypse! The trouble with Tribbles is not how cute they are but how much they multiply, or in the case of "Star Trek Into Darkness," the silly plot point for which they cameo. That's the only thing I'll spoil from that movie (besides that it stinks), but luckily there's some sweet alternatives this week that boldly go where no J.J. Abrams movie has gone before … coherence.
Friday, May 17
Pow! In Theaters
Oh boy. "Star Trek Into Dumbness" finally fulfills J.J. Abrams' five-year mission to run this franchise through a Cuisinart of stupidity. I would need a spoiler avalanche to make a proper case for how this sequel squanders classic characters and scenarios from »
- Max Evry
If this week's "Doctor Who" felt faster, fizzier and more imaginative than the recent norm it's because author Neil Gaiman ("Coraline," "Neverwhere") was back to ace his second stint writing for the show.
Gaiman's "The Doctor's Wife" -- in which the Tardis took human-like form and bantered with the Doctor -- was a standout back in 2011. He follows that marvel with an only slightly less impressive installment re-imagining the Cybermen.
They're one of the Doctor's greatest foes, but we haven't seen the Cybermen since "Closing Time," the penultimate episode of Season 6. Now they're back -- and upgraded -- for the penultimate episode of Season 7. In Gaiman's script, the lumbering robo-warriors are lightning fast terrors reawakened from slumber by icky little Cyber-mites to wreak havoc in a rundown outer space amusement park. There's nary a "You will be deleted" to be heard.
However, the true genius twist of "Nightmare in Silver »
Finally! A New Neil Gaiman Doctor Who Episode! Every Whovian has favorite episodes, and mine had been “Blink” before Neil Gaiman‘s exquisite “The Doctor’s Wife” came along in Season 6. Neil Gaiman is the author of American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, the Sandman comic series, and so much more (and by the way brings an unsurpassable magic to his audiobook narration), and his fans are as rabid as Whovians.
What we have tonight is a perfect storm of fandom, particularly considering that tonight is the penultimate episode of the season.
But first, we have a few reminders from last week’s episode, “The Crimson Horror”, just so we’re all on the same page for tonight. Then we have two posters for the new episode, the synopsis, and a TV spot. Now all we need is that Tardis to get us to tonight faster.
Featurette: Doctor Who – Inside »
- Erin Willard
Feature Louisa Mellor 11 May 2013 - 19:45
We trace Nightmare In Silver's similarities and overlaps with Neil Gaiman's previous work...
Warning: contains spoilers for Nightmare In Silver (our spoiler-filled review of the episode is here).
A singular joy of fandom, and a geeky one at that, is the administration. Not the tangible Post-It notes-and-whiteboards kind of admin, but the mental filing, cross-referencing and labelling involved when you follow and love someone’s work.
Imagine Joss Whedon brings out, say, a Shakespeare adaptation starring a clutch of recurring collaborators. Where do you file that? Under A for anomaly, W for Whedonverse, or – forgoing alphabetisation all together - cross-referenced between Stuff I Should Have Paid More Attention To In High School and Stuff I Paid All My Attention To In High School? Do you sort by theme, quality, popularity, or critical reception? Where, in the history of your relationship with this person’s work, »
This year, at the Grauman’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly and the American Cinematheque teamed up for the inaugural CapeTown Film Festival, and hopefully this festival is here to stay. The past week, I’ve gone to a few of the screenings, joining the hordes of fanboys and girls cheering for their favorite picture(s).
The lineup has been stellar, featuring classics both old and new. On Tuesday, EW staged an early screening of Iron Man 3 before the U.S. premiere date of May 3rd, with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige in attendance. The next day was Edgar Wright Day, with Shaun Of The Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World being shown, with Edgar Wright joined by stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brandon Routh, Satya Bhabha, and Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley. On Thursday, John Carpenter’s The Thing terrified the sold out crowd with a 35 mm print, »
- Andy Greene
The penultimate day of EW’s inaugural CapeTown Film Festival featured a Q&A with rock star of fantastical literature Neil Gaiman following a screening of Coraline, the animated adaptation of his 2002 book of the same name.
Gaiman, along with the film’s lead animator, Travis Knight, told the audience at the Egyptian Theatre about the difficulties of finding a studio to back Coraline, the film’s animation methods, and why scaring kids is a good thing. Read on for five things we learned from the discussion led by EW’s Geoff Boucher.
Coraline the movie was not an easy sell. »
- Emily Rome
Fans of TNT’s Falling Skies now have just a little over a month to wait before they see how the 2nd Mass is getting along with new alien arrivals, how Anne’s pregnancy is going, how that creepy crawly parasite is affecting Hal, and the next chapters to other cliffhangers from last summer’s season 2 finale. Ahead of the show’s June 9 season 3 premiere date, EW screened the first half of the two-hour season opener at our inaugural CapeTown Film Festival on Friday night at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre.
The audience at the event sponsored by TNT was also »
- Emily Rome
You know you’re among some true horror fans when below-the-line filmmakers get eager cheers.
At the Entertainment Weekly CapeTown Film Festival on Thursday, the mention of frequent Carpenter collaborators cinematographer Dean Cundey and special makeup effects designer Rob Bottin got lots of applause and cheers. But a standing ovation was reserved for the man of the hour, horror master John Carpenter. The celebrated director of all things gross and creepy participated in a Q&A moderated by American Cinematheque programmer Grant Moninger before Antarctica-set sci-fi horror flick The Thing screened at the packed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The event »
- Emily Rome
"Dads leave, you don’t have to be such a pussy about it." – Tony Stark, 'Iron Man Three'
Greetings from the apocalypse! Free Comics? An "Iron Man" sequel that doesn't suck? Genre festivals, eccentric painter docs and serial killer biopics? Have I been irradiated and gone to heaven? Nope, it's all happening man, it's all happening …
Friday, May 3
Pow! In Theaters
As a raving fan of Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr.'s first collab, the neo noir comedy "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," I had hoped that this director/star combo would hit it out of the park with "Iron Man Three." Well, frankly, Shane hit it out of the park and into the stratosphere, mesosphere, ionosphere, etc. Pulpy, groovy, bang-up fun, this is the best cinematic iteration of ol' shellhead yet, and while Joss Whedon got the quipy part right in "Marvel's The Avengers," this one perfectly balances »
- Max Evry
Starting April 30th and extending through May 6th, Entertainment Weekly is hosting the CapeTown Film Festival. No, it’s not in South Africa, it’s located in La at the Egyptian Theatre. The festival features a treasure trove of classic films, with special guests, and even an early showcase of the Falling Skies third season premiere. I’ll be in attendance, but if that’s not the draw, maybe John Carpenter, Terry Gilliam, Leonard Nimoy, Kurt Russell and Noah Wyle are. Many of the screenings are already sold out, so be sure to pounce Now.
Buy tickets here.
Special Surprise Screening!
7 Pm Escape From New York, »
- Andy Greene
As we predicted, EW's CapeTown Film Festival, running at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from April 30 through May 5, will kick off with a complimentary advance screening of Marvel's "Iron Man 3." The film, starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall, hits theaters in wide release on May 3. Full lineup for the fest below. A discussion with Marvel Studios president and "Iron Man 3" producer Kevin Feige will follow the special screening. The film is directed by Shane Black. The CapeTown fest will run 14 screenings in six days for some 8,500 fans. Filmmakers Terry Gilliam and Richard Donner and author Neil Gaiman will join the fest with screenings of their classics "Twelve Monkeys," "The Goonies" and "Coraline," respectively (Laika chief Travis Knight will fill in for filmmaker Henry Selick). EW will record all the Q&As by Capetown programmer Geoff Boucher and his EW colleagues Jeff. »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
Neil Gaiman is a name instantly recognizable to fans of comic books and fantasy literature. His work on Sandman and other Vertigo Comics titles along with his novels Coraline, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Neverwhere, Good Omens, and Stardust. To date, Coraline and Stardust have been made into feature films while it was announced HBO would air a six season series based on the novel. Gaiman himself is penning the script for the pilot which is being produced by Tom Hanks' Playtone »
- Alex Maidy
Leonard Nimoy, Terry Gilliam, Richard Donner, John Carpenter, Neil Gaiman and Edgar Wright are among the starry names that will bring universes of imagination together at the EW CapeTown Film Festival (April 30 – May 6) in Los Angeles, the editors of Entertainment Weekly announced Friday.
Those guests, along with the previously announced appearance by Kurt Russell and the anniversary screenings of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, represent a powerful line-up for the inaugural CapeTown festival, which shares its name with EW.com’s recently launched hub for sci-fi and fantasy coverage.
CapeTown has covered the news in pop culture »
- EW staff
Audiences worldwide are fastening their seatbelts as “Disney’s Planes” prepares to take off this summer. Joining Dane Cook, who provides the voice of Dusty, are Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe and Brent Musburger.
Adding some high-flying flair from a classic feature film are Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer. Val Kilmer (“Batman Forever,” “Top Gun”) provides the voice of Bravo and Anthony Edwards (TV’s “Zero Hour,” “Top Gun”) is the voice of Echo. Both are members of the Jolly Wrenches and fans of air racing.
Inspired by the world of “Cars” and directed by Disneytoon Studios veteran and aviation enthusiast Klay Hall (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”), “Disney’s Planes” is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dusty’s dream of competing as a high-flying »
- Michelle McCue
Teri Hatcher (the voice of the terrifying Other Mother in Coraline), Cedric the Entertainer (the voice of Maurice in the Madagascar movies) and football play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger are some of the voices boarding Planes, the Disney Animation spinoff to Cars.
Here is the entire cast joining Dane Cook, who provides the voice of lead plane, Dusty, who is pursuing his dream of competing as a high-flying air racer despite his fear of heights.
· Brad Garrett (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and he's contributed his voice in lots of movies like the Night at the Museum movies where he's the Easter Island head and Bloat in Finding Nemo) lends his voice to fuel truck Chug, Dusty's buddy, coach and biggest fan. »
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Feature Mark Harrison 25 Mar 2013 - 07:09
Arch your left eyebrow, for a moment. Good. Now, tilt your head to the side. I'll leave the smile up to you, but you must either smirk or give a big cheesy grin. You're now on your way to looking a lot like the DreamWorks Face, the expression that used to appear in pretty much every DreamWorks Animation film, usually on a talking animal of some description.
The thing is, in the past, all of DreamWorks' movies were comedies. It's since the studio has branched out into other genres, while retaining their sense of humour, that we've started sitting up and taking notice again.
For a while there, it looked like DreamWorks Animation had turned into the very corporate machine that it set out to lampoon: Disney. »
Legendary Filmaker Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Spy Kids, Machete) and Blackberry are working together on a collaborative project called “Project Green Screen” that will co-star You, if you’re up to it.
Rodriguez Introduces The Project
Rodriguez already has a script for the short, titled Two Scoops.
It’s about two twin sisters who drive an ice cream truck and kick ass for sport. Trouble ensues when their father is kidnapped by some kind of monster (yet to be created).
Trailer for Two Scoops
In the Actors Notes of the script, Rodriguez writes:
“I want you to play the part of the girls’ ‘Agent’. You’ll be briefing them on their mission to hunt down the monster that took their father.
Create your character, dress for the role and consider your backdrop.”
Act I – Scene – You
All you need to do is submit a video of yourself with your fresh take. »
- Alex Corey
Feature Michael Leader 19 Mar 2013 - 07:00
Spoiler warning: While this article is about a 17-year old TV programme, it inevitably discusses plot points that are also present in the currently-broadcasting radio drama remake.
“Let me tell you a story. No, wait, one’s not enough. I’ll begin again...”
So reads the back-cover blurb of Neil Gaiman’s 2006 short story anthology Fragile Things, but it’s as apt a beginning as any for an expedition back through the knotted overgrowths of time to the author’s 1996 foray into television: the six-part miniseries Neverwhere.
Now, let’s get this out of the way first: there is no single, true ‘Neverwhere’. Like its signature setting, a semi-mythological, hidden version of London that exists below the streets of Britain’s capital, Neverwhere is a »
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