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Exclusive: ‘Nightwing’ Movie Director Chris McKay Teases His “Badass Action” Take

While Warner Bros. has a number of different DC Comics adaptations in the works at the moment, Nightwing is shaping up to be a hell of a thing. The project was announced in the wake of The Lego Batman Movie, with that film’s director Chris McKay announced as the director of a live-action Nightwing movie that will finally give the Dick Grayson character his own film. McKay was an interesting choice to direct, given that his background is primarily in animation with shows like Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum, but with The Lego Batman Movie McKay proved he …
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Nightwing Movie Takes Flight At Warner Bros. With Chris McKay

From Bruce Wayne to Dick Grayson, THR is reporting that The Lego Batman Movie‘s Chris McKay has entered talks to helm a Nightwing spinoff.

Negotiations are officially underway and if a deal were to place, McKay will be directing from a script penned by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant). At this time, it’s unclear as to how exactly the Nightwing solo movie will fit into the DC Extended Universe. While the character of Robin – or rather his vandalized suit – was referenced in last year’s Batman V Superman, and though Zack Snyder was notoriously coy about the character’s identity throughout development, it was later confirmed to be Jason Todd.

Richard John “Dick” Grayson represents a different proposition altogether. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Nightwing was first introduced as a trusty new sidekick to Gotham’s Caped Crusader, before shedding the Robin mantle to become the city’s elusive Nightwing.
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Will Arnett Teases A Lighter Batman In The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie currently stands as the most successful film of 2014, and though that will definitely change by the year’s end, its $410 million haul at the global box office is nothing to shake a stick at. Warner Bros. were quick to capitalize on its monumental success and critical acclaim, immediately announcing a sequel for May 26th, 2017, which will be helmed by the first film’s co-animation director, Chris McKay.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be stepping into a producing role this time around, but with his experience on shows like Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum in addition to his role on The Lego Movie, McKay has proven that he’s got the chops to recapture the magic of the first film. Or so we hope.

One of the best parts of The Lego Movies was Will Arnett’s Batman, who served an important and scene-stealing role in the adventure.
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Chris McKay to Direct ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel for Warner Bros.

Chris McKay is set to helm the sequel to the “Lego Movie” for Warner Bros..

The first movie bowed in February and has since grossed more than $360 million worldwide.

Producers Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee are steering the franchise, with Jill Wilfert from the Lego Company exec producing.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Michelle Morgan & Jared Stern are writing a treatment for the next installment .

Courtenay Valenti is overseeing for the studio/Warner Animation group.

McKay, who is repped by UTA and Mosaic, was animation co-director on the first “Lego Movie” and has also worked on TV programs like Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken” and “Titan Maximum” for Adult Swim. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
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The Lego Movie 2 hires director Chris McKay, story may focus on Ninjago

The Lego Movie 2 hires director Chris McKay, story may focus on Ninjago
The Lego Movie's sequel has hired Chris McKay to direct.

McKay, who served as animation co-director on the first film, will replace Phil Lord and Chris Miller in the director's chair.

The duo will remain involved in The Lego Movie 2, producing the film while Michelle Morgan and Jared Stern craft a story for the follow-up.

According to Deadline, the Warner Bros movie will either be a straight sequel to this year's box office hit or focus on the Lego Ninjago range.

McKay's directing credits include TV shows Robot Chicken, Titan Maximum and Moral Orel.

The Lego Movie opened last month and has earned more than $360 million at the Us box office so far.
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The Lego Movie Animation Co-Director Chris McKay to Helm the Sequel

I’d be shocked if The Lego Movie didn’t end up in my top 10 of the year, but I’m prepared to temper my expectations for the sequel since writers/directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord are only returning in a producing capacity, and the screenwriting duties will fall to Michelle Morgan & Jared Stern. However, I am glad to hear Deadline report that the film’s animation co-director Chris McKay will be directing the film, although it’s unknown if it will be a direct sequel or will expand to focus on Lego’s popular “Ninjago” line. For those unfamiliar with McKay, his previous work includes the [adult swim] series Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, and Titan Maximum. I’m glad that Warner Bros. is pulling from the original film’s crew for the director, and I’m excited to see what McKay will bring to the table. For more on McKay,
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Warner Bros Builds ‘Lego’ Sequel With Chris McKay Directing

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Exclusive: Warner Bros has set Chris McKay to direct its sequel to The Lego Movie, the film that opened last month and has so far turned in a worldwide gross of $361 million. McKay was animation co-director on the first film that was made under the direction of Phil Lord & Chris Miller. That duo is producing, and Michelle Morgan & Jared Stern are writing a treatment for the next installment. They are still working all this out, but this will be straight sequel, even though the studio is contemplating a spinoff film that broadens the Lego empire by focusing on the character Ninjago. At the same time, McKay is also negotiating a first-look producer deal at the studio. Dan Lin & Roy Lee are also producing. Who’s McKay? The Chicago native cut his teeth mixing animation with irreverence on the small screen, winning an Emmy for his work on Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken,
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Chris McKay to Direct The Lego Movie Sequel

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has found their man to helm the sequel this years break out hit The Lego Movie , and they've chosen Chris McKay, who served as the animation co-director on the first film. McKay is also credited with directing several episodes of "Robot Chicken," "Titan Maximum," and "Moral Orel" in addition to the TV movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III . The directors of the original film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are on board as producers for the sequel, which is currently being written by Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. The film is scheduled for a release on May 26, 2017. The Lego Movie , which has earned over $360 million worldwide, features the voices of...
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The Angelic Mila Kunis to Play a Female Demon in Hell & Back

ShadowMachine Films, who previously produced the stop-motion animated shows Robot Chicken, Titan Maximum, Moral Orel, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole for Cartoon Network‘s original programming on Adult Swim is now putting together an R-rated stop-motion animated comedy called Hell & Back.

Deadline reports that Mila Kunis (Ted, Oz: The Great and Powerful) has been cast opposite Nick Swardson, Tj Miller, Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn and Kumail Najiani as the voice of a demon in a story that sees two best friends (Swardson and Miller) as they rescue a buddy who’s been dragged to hell by accident.

Kunis’ character is reportedly a female demon whose ability to navigate the underworld makes her the toughest rogue demon in Hell. Her independent streak comes from the fact she’s half human. She was sired by the Orpheus of myth when he traveled down the River Styx, nailing everything in sight.

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Seth Green and Robot Chicken team partner to launch stop-motion animation studio

Seth Green’s Robot Chicken team have joined forces with Budy System to launch a new studio. Deadline reports that Green and Matthew Senreich’s Stoopid Monkey Prods (creators/executive producers of Emmy-winning animated series Robot Chicken) are partnering with Buddy Systems’ John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner to launch Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. The studio is set to be a stop-motion animation production facility for their joint and individual animated projects, which will be produced under the new company’s banner. The studio will also host outside stop-motion animation projects.

Their first production will be the sixth season of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken and the shows tribute to the characters in the DC Comics universe. This means that ShadowMachine Films, the producere of the series, will no longer be involved in it. The shows 100th episode airs January 15.

Stoopid Monkey and Buddy Systems first collaborated earlier this year when
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Robot Chicken Co-Creator Matthew Senreich Speaks Star Wars Love

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (but secretly today, July 12th 2011) the third and possibly final installment of Robot Chicken's Star Wars specials arrives in stores with the Blu-Ray / DVD release of Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode III!

But what about the man behind the puppets, pulling the strings?  No, not Seth Green!  What about Robot Chicken co-creator, executive producer, writer (and occasional voice) Matthew Senreich?  Ugo recently had a chance to catch up with Senreich over the release of Robot Chicken: Star Wars' third installment, and the future of the Emmy-winning series at large.

So who's coming in the new season?  What Star Wars characters might we hit next?  What will we see at San Diego Comic-Con this year?  What's next for Titan Maximum? Read on to find out!

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And the New Wonder Woman Is…

Adrianne Palicki has been chosen to play Wonder Woman/Diana Prince/Diana Themyscira in the upcoming David E. Kelley reimagining of the classic '70s television show.

Palicki recently appeared on the failed Fox show Lone Star but is probably better known for her work as Tyra on Friday Night Lights. As far as I know, I haven’t seen her in anything, but she seems to fit the bill perfectly.

Palicki is in her late 20s; she's 5’11” and played basketball and ran track in high school. According to IMDb, she has a tattoo of her parents' names on her arm, so I guess she's that rare combination of hip and sweet. But can she act?

It seems she can. Deadline opines that her performance on Lone Star was a "standout," and generated "a lot of talk about [her] star potential." And while she's done some work on middling fare such as Supernatural and South Beach,
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DVD Review: Titan Maximum: Season One

Titan Maximum comes courtesy of the people who created Robot Chicken and their home base, Adult Swim. So it should come as little surprise that it all feels like an idea that would have made one good Robot Chicken skit extended into a stop-motion show that takes its core influence from the Power Rangers. Titan Force Five is a group of five absolutely horrible characters – all annoying except for the monkey, which neglects to ever talk or show true expression – who combine to form Titan Maximum, sadly humanity’s only hope against a former member gone rogue. Oddly enough, the villain turns out to be the easiest character to relate to when it becomes apparent just how unbearable every member of the team is. It’s not a terrible premise, but the jokes and references grow stale early on, which is saying a lot for a show that only needs
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2010 Emmy Shakedown: Many Sci-Fi Shows Nominated, Very Few Wins; Lost Heavily Snubbed

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Ah, at least it was nice to be nominated, right? This year’s 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards that aired this past Sunday seemed promising with many more sci-fi shows being honored with nominations, but few actually came away with a win this year.

Most notably snubbed was ABC’s Lost with twelve nominations and only one win for a Creative Arts Award in the category of Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series. Maybe the series finale confused the people voting for the Emmy’s? The many nominations honored the show’s legacy and conclusion, but coming away with a sole technical win is incredibly disappointing.

On the other hand, Jim Parsons had a satisfying win as he nabbed Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as the eccentric Dr. Sheldon Cooper in CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory”, overcoming a loss last year to Alec Baldwin for the same category.
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Titan Maximum: Season One - DVD Review

From the creative minds of Tom Root and Matthew Senreich comes a send up of the mecha genre that premiered on Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network in fall of 2009. You may know shows with colorful teen teams charged with saving the world, but believe me they are nothing like Titan Force Five who combine to form the formidable Titan Maximum. Doing a spoof on the gigantic mechanical robot warrior cartoons such as Voltron or even Transformers, is funny. Doing it with stop action puppet figures is even funnier, but this is no kids show. Imagine a group of youngsters with a lot of power and camera time, very little authoritative control and no holds bared language or
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Primetime Creative Emmys Roundup: HBO, Betty White are hits

HollywoodNews.com: Prolific stars as well as HBO towered over the 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy awards on Saturday afternoon.

Such celeb faves as Betty White and Neil Patrick Harris took respective wins for their work as guests on “Saturday Night Live” and “Glee” in the comedy series acting category. John Lithgow and Ann Margret took top honors as drama guests respectively for Showtime’s “Dexter” and NBC’s “Law & Order: Svu.” In accepting his kudo, Lithgow accidentally thanked HBO.

That pay cabler had a lot to be thankful for as it took home 17 trophies, seven of which were for its miniseries “The Pacific.”

Largely the Creative Arts Emmys honor the categories of for casting, art direction, choreography, cinematography, costumes, hairstyling, makeup, editing, lighting, music, sound, visual effects, stunts and technical direction.

Another two dozen Emmys will be handed out in the acting, best series and writing categories in a live
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DVD Review: Titan Maximum – Season 1

Titan Maximum – Season 1

Stars the voices of: Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Rachel Leigh Cook, Eden Espinosa, Dan Milano, Billy Dee Williams | Written by Tom Root, Matthew Senreich, Geoff Johns, Zeb Wells | Directed by Chris McKay

When a once peaceful solar system is threatened by a genocidal madman, Titan Force Five commanding the mighty Titan Maximum are humanity’s only hope for survival. It’s robo-bashing, laser-blasting, monkey-flying, sometimes naked space-faring action and adventure from the creators of Emmy-award winning Robot Chicken.

Fresh off the success of Robot Chicken, Seth Green and co. tackle an altogether less anarchic series – using the same stop-motion animation that made their first series such a hit – in what turns out to be a comedic take on the classic 80’s cartoon Voltron, if Voltron was rated 18 and not PG!

Titan Maximum essentially blends the same humour found in Robot Chicken but with more action and more story,
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Win 'Titan Maximum': Season 1 on DVD + Bonus Prize

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Win 'Titan Maximum': Season 1 on DVD + Bonus Prize
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We've got a stellar treat for TV fanboys today. 'Titan Maximum,' the Adult Swim series created by the masterminds of Emmy Award-winning 'Robot Chicken,' Matt Senreich and Tom Root, is now available on DVD and we've got three copies to give away.

With a mission to protect the solar system, the Titan Force Five pilot different sectors of the giant kick-ass robot Titan Maximum. So think 1980's spacefaring action adventure, but with all the absurdity we love about Adult Swim. Um, awesome!

 

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DVD News: Titan Maximum – Season 1 (UK/R2)

The creators of Robot Chicken are here to prove that leaving the fate of the world in the hands of idiot kids really ain’t that good a plan…

Revolver Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of the all new Adult Swim show, Titan Maximum Season 1, available August 3oth. From Robot Chicken creator Seth Green, Titan Maximum has been a huge hit in the Us and is now screening on FX in the UK.

When a once peaceful solar system is threatened by a genocidal madman, Titan Force Five commanding the mighty Titan Maximum are humanity’s only hope for survival. It’s robo-bashing, laser-blasting, monkey-flying, sometimes naked spacefaring action and adventure as only the creators of Emmy award winning Robot Chicken can deliver!

Meet Titan Maximum’s Misfit space jockeys…

Palmer: Dashing, dark, dreamy and cool. Guys are impressed by Palmer’s heroic feats of derring-do, and girls
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Weekend Shopping Guide 8/13/10: Kick-Ass

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The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned cash, it’s time for the Fred Weekend Shopping Guide - your spotlight on the things you didn’t even know you wanted…

(Please support Fred by using the links below to make any impulse purchases - it helps to keep us going…)

I really could have done without the over-the-top violence, because I actually found the story behind Kick-Ass (Lionsgate, Rated R, Blu-Ray-$39.99 Srp) to be pretty damn good, adapted from the comic book of the same name that envisions what it might be like for a real-life teen to decide to become a superhero-styled vigilante. What elevates it, though, is an impressive cast - including Nic Cage
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