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Resident Evil 6 has been postponed due to the fact star Milla Jovovich is pregnant. Jovovich, who's married to Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson, revealed the news on her Facebook page while also confirming the film's title will be Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Filming is expected to take place next year on what will likely be the last film in the franchise. Facebook Patrick Warburton is returning for Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2 reprising his role as Guy, the co-worker of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg). Mila Kunis is also expected to be back along with Amanda Seyfried signing on to star. The film is set to hit theaters on June 26, 2015. Deadline Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson is set to direct a CG-animated feature inspired by the Biblical story for Unified Pictures. The press release says the film will tell the story from the point of view of the animals, »
- Brad Brevet
Stevenson will direct Unified Pictures’ first CG-animated feature, which is inspired by the story of Noah’s Ark. According to a press release, “The animated comedy adventure is inspired by the classic tale, but tells the story from the point of view of the animals. The story follows an outcast aardvark by the name of Gilbert, who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood. Along their journey, they »
- Samantha Highfill
Academy Award-nominated director John Stevenson of Kung Fu Panda fame will direct Unified Pictures first CG-animated feature, inspired by the story of Noah's Ark. The catch this time around is that tells the story from the point of view of the animals because of course it does. I suppose the Darren Aronofsky take on Noah this year may not have satisfied everyone’s hunger for more "great flood" storytelling. Here’s the synopsis: The story »
- Graham McMorrow
Philip Lazebnik ("The Prince Of Egypt," "Mulan") pens the script which tells the Biblical tale from the point of view of the animals. In particular it focuses on an outcast aardvark who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood.
Along their journey, they band together to conquer unforeseen obstacles, and the aardvark discovers inner strength and ingenuity within him.
Cecil Kramer and Stevenson will executive produce the project which is in pre-production ahead of a 2016 release.
Source: Screen »
- Garth Franklin
Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award-nominated director John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) will direct the company's first CG-animated feature inspired by Noah's Ark, which is slated for completion in 2016.
The animated comedy adventure is inspired by the classic tale, but tells the story from the point of view of the animals. The story follows an outcast aardvark by the name of Gilbert, who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood. Along their journey, they band together to conquer unforeseen obstacles, and ultimately, Gilbert discovers within himself the inner strength and ingenuity to prove that in a world of "twos," he was truly destined to be "the one."
"John Stevenson is among the finest storytellers and animation filmmakers in the »
The animated comedy adventure tells the story from the point of view of the animals and follows an outcast aardvark who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals.
“John Stevenson is among the finest storytellers and animation filmmakers in the business and brings with him a wealth of experiences,” said Unified Pictures president Keith Kjarval. “His unique ability to personalize this global story with tremendous heart and humor is sure to make this an inspiring film for all ages.”
- Dave McNary
You only have to walk into the home entertainment section of any supermarket in the UK to see the shelves clogged up with numerous straight to DVD animated movies – many of which walk the fine line between “based on the same fairy tale” to “complete rip-off of a recent theatrical release”. In the case of The Legend of Kung-Fu Rabbit we’re sitting squarely in the latter camp. Only it’s arrived on DVD a mere three years too late…
Originally released in 2011 but only now seeing the light of day here in the UK, The Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit is actually a Chinese animated movie, Tu Xia Chuan Qi, which has been re-titled and re-voiced for Western audiences. The film tells the story of Fu, an overweight rabbit chef, »
- Phil Wheat
With the exception of Kung Fu Panda, there hasn't been much to enjoy about the more family friendly work of Jack Black lately. Therefore we're hopeful but skeptical about him starring in Goosebumps, a film inspired by the R.L. Stine horror book series for kids of the same name from the actor's Gulliver's Travels director Rob Letterman. However, the meta storyline sees Black playing Stine himself, a monster whisperer of sorts who uses his books to keep these terrors locked up. Now we have two first look photos from the film featuring Black with Dylan Minnette (Prisoners) and Odeya Rush (We Are What We Are). Here's the first look photos from Rob Letterman's Goosebumps from EW: Black elaborates on his take on the Goosebumps author: "This is obviously a fictionalized version of his life and nothing that happens in this movie actually happened to him, other than him writing all the books. »
- Ethan Anderton
In the upcoming Goosebumps movie, comedian Jack Black stars as spooky storyteller R. L. Stine, whose ghoulish creatures—previously confined to his bestselling children’s books—are unexpectedly brought to life by a teen neighbor (Scandal first kid Dylan Minnette). With the help of Stine’s daughter, Hannah (Israeli actress Odeya Rush), a race ensues to capture the author’s manic monsters from wrecking havoc on their small town. It’s a comedy-fueled horror (due Aug. 7, 2015) that promises to channel Goosebumps’ kid-approved brand of scary while pleasing grownup loyalists of the 1990s franchise.
The School of Rock star—who reunited »
- Nina Terrero
Munich — The Zurich Film Festival is to honor composer Hans Zimmer with a special lifetime award.
German-born Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, which have, combined, grossed over $22 billion at the box office. He has won an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, three Grammys and a Tony. He received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
Some of his most recent works include “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “12 Years a Slave,” Ron Howard’s “Rush,” Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” the Christopher Nolan-directed films “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” and Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”
Some of Zimmer’s most notable works include “Rain Main,” “Driving Miss Daisy, »
- Leo Barraclough
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" overcame the worst reviews of Michael Bay's career to deliver the summer's first $100 million weekend. The rest of the world came in just over double that at $201 million. With the World Cup having finished its intense initial round and little competition from new films either stateside or abroad, Paramount picked the ideal weekend for the return of the mighty Hasbro franchise. Going into the summer, anticipation was high for sequels and series films. But some surprisingly robust originals have made up for the relative softness of some of the more touted films (which did not sustain long runs). But this weekend the focus was on proven entities (regarded as far more viable worldwide), with a rare Top Four sweep. This isn't unusual: early June 2011 saw "X-Men," "Hangover," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels lead the way. Over the last three weeks, four of the five. »
- Tom Brueggemann
It was only back in April when Breck Eisner (The Crazies) had signed on to direct a sequel to the reboot of The Karate Kid, but it looks like he has already parted ways according to Deadline. Although it’s not what you’d think, it’s just because of scheduling difficulties. No new director has been announced nor has a shortlist.
In other Karate Kid news, the studio have also hired two new writers to punch up the script. Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer (neither of whom have writing credits to their names) have been brought on to re-write the Karate Kid 2 script which was originally penned by Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), Ethan Reiff (Kung Fu Panda) and Cyrus Voris (Bulletproof Monk).
- Luke Owen
We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.
The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences, »
A year after paying Brian Robbins $33 million for AwesomenessTV, Jeffrey Katzenberg is entrusting Robbins with his company's most prized possession: its characters. “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda” and other beloved creatures from DreamWorks Animation movies will host their own shows on DreamWorksTV, a new YouTube channel overseen by Robbins. It launched officially Monday, though it has already picked up more than 200,000 subscribers since its soft launch in the spring. Robbins attributes that early success to his “friends Shrek, Donkey and Panda,” and he is relying on those characters to give the channel a competitive advantage in a crowded field. There »
- Lucas Shaw
DreamWorks Animation has its sights set on young viewers, and it has now launched a YouTube channel to reel them in. The film studio is behind DreamWorksTV, which will feature original live-action and animated shorts as well as recurring appearances from well-known DreamWorks characters. DreamWorksTV is built off an existing channel that highlights footage and bonus features from the studio's films. Included in the channel's archive are a number of vlogs from characters like Shrek, Puss In Boots, and Kung Fu Panda's Po. While those characters will continue to hone their respective YouTube personae, DreamWorks is now funneling its YouTube channel through AwesomenessTV, Brian Robbins' teen-focused YouTube network. DreamWorks acquired AwesomenessTV for a base price of $33 million. Robbins and his team have been put in charge of DreamWorksTV, and they have already populated it with a number of original series. For instance, YouTuber and AwesomenessTV partner JennxPenn hosts Record Setter Kids, »
- Sam Gutelle
Some of DreamWorks Animation's most beloved characters are headed to YouTube. Shrek, Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda will star as vloggers on the animation studio's new DreamWorksTV YouTube channel, which launches today. The channel was created in partnership with digital studio AwesomenessTV, which Dwa acquired last year for up to $150 million, with Awesomeness CEO Brian Robbins overseeing the project. It will feature a blend of original animated series, family-friendly reality TV programs and appearances from iconic Dwa-owned IP. "We're tapping into the invaluable knowledge that Brian has amassed from his success with AwesomenessTV to
- Natalie Jarvey
Within the oeuvre of DreamWorks Animation, “How to Train Your Dragon” was anything but typical. So when the film went on to earn nearly half a billion dollars, director Dean DeBlois asked himself why the sequel should be any different.
“Maybe it’s because I’m a ‘Star Wars’ kid,” says DeBlois. “‘The Empire Strikes Back’ always struck me as a movie that took everything about a world and made it deeper and richer tonally. That was what I was after — that sense of fun and increased scope and richer characters and larger stakes. Our film seemed as though it occupied a world where there is more story to be told and more questions to be answered.”
Who wouldn’t be on board with that kind of vision? Except, that hasn’t been the norm at Dwa, which has enormous success playing it safe with sequels, often seeing its followups »
- Peter Debruge
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is seriously one of the best movies this year. As much as I loved the first film, this sequel is so much better in every way. DreamWorks Animation has released a new featurette for the animated flick, and it focuses on the music that was created for the feature. The score was composed by John Powell (Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon) along with the help of Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi. What they created for this film is beautiful. The music really nails the emotion of the characters. When the score is done right it makes the movie that much better. How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits theaters on June 13th, and it's a must watch! Thanks to Time!
- Joey Paur
Annecy– Bibo Bergeron, the director of DreamWorks’ “The Road to El Dorado” and “Shark Tale,” and Mike de Seve, a story consultant for many DreamWorks films, including “Shrek 2″ and “Madagascar,” are launching Monkey’s Uncle, a new venture aiming to develop and create a slate of original animated films’ IP’s.
An alliance of pedigree Hollywood talents who are well-connected, Monkey’s Uncle will also be joined by two more animation experts: Buck Lewis, who worked as character designer on such high profile toon pics as “Ratatouille,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Kung Fu Panda,” and Jurgen Gross, whose story artist credits include “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas” and “Rango” (as storyboard artist).
“With Monkey’s Uncle, we’ll be able to provide high-end creative skills such as writing, directing, storyboarding, production design and character design to production companies and financiers globally,” said de Seve, who is also »
- Elsa Keslassy
The new animated feature adaptation of "The Little Prince," which has shaped up to be quite an international endeavor, is set to land in theaters in both France and the U.S. next year. Director Mark Osborne is American, while the animation studio working on the film is Montreal-base Mikros Image Canada. Onyx Films, Studio Orange and Chapter 2, the film's producers, are all French, as are the writers, Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière. The adapter, however, Irena Brignull, is English. Osborne's take on the beloved storybook written and illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will include not only the narrative of the book but also a story about a small girl who discovers it in the present day. The book's material will be animated in stop motion, while 3D animation will be used for the present day sections. Osborne directed 2008's "Kung Fu Panda" for DreamWorks. The voice of »
- Jacob Combs
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