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From ‘Lego Batman’ to ‘Ferdinand’ to ‘Boss Baby,’ These Actors Inspire the Animators

From ‘Lego Batman’ to ‘Ferdinand’ to ‘Boss Baby,’ These Actors Inspire the Animators
From “the Lego Batman Movie” and “The Boss Baby” to “Ferdinand,” theaters are full of animated films showcasing premiere acting talent. Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, John Cena and Miranda Cosgrove are just a few of the actors who’ve entered the booth this year to give a vocal performance that will inspire animators as they create a character.

Voice-acting gigs were not always seen as plum jobs and voice actors often didn’t receive the same respect accorded other performers. That started to shift in 1992 when Robin Williams gave one of the most memorable voice performances as the Genie in “Aladdin.”

“A lot of people think it’s like an Adr process, like a post process when you’re directing a vocal performance,” says Tom McGrath, the helmer behind “Boss Baby” and the “Madagascar” films. “The main thing is to create a safe place for the actors so they can try things. As a director
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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Director Chris McKay Talks “Punk Rock” Take On The Batman Universe

With his first theatrically-released feature, director Chris McKay got to enter the studio sandbox and play with one of his all-time favorite characters: Batman. Having worked with Phil Lord and Christopher Lord on The Lego Movie—a mega-hit for Warner Bros. grossing nearly $470 million worldwide—McKay was a natural fit to helm The Lego Batman Movie (the first of two follow-up features, the other being The Lego Ninjago Movie), given his passion for the character, which…
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Video: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse – Teaser Trailer

Good news for spidey-fans. If Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) and Peter Parker joining the McU wasn’t enough, there is also an animated feature coming from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys behind The Lego Movie (2014) and 21 Jump Street (2012).

“Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.” It certainly sounds like an interesting concept with a unique visual style.

Check out the teaser trailer above and let us know your thoughts below.
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Teaser trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, which is set for a cinema release on December 14th 2018.

With a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Gets An Intriguing First Trailer

After debuting it as Brazil Comic-Con over the weekend, Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse from their own Sony Pictures Animation.

The film reportedly follows the Miles Morales version of the character, and will land in cinemas next Christmas.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Shameik Moore voices Morales, starring alongside Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, and Brian Tyree Henry.

Featuring a unique style of animation, which we’re absolutely digging, by the way, the new teaser shows off a movie that, while a year off, could
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe director replaces Guillermo del Toro on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Last January it was announced that Guillermo del Toro had signed on to develop and potentially direct an adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s book trilogy Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for CBS Films.

Well, as is often the case with del Toro, the filmmaker has passed on directing, with Andre Ovredal (Trollhunters, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) signing on as his replacement. Del Toro remains involved as a producer alongside Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave.

The latest draft of the script has been penned by Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie), and follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town. Filming is slated to begin in the summer.

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Miles Morales swings into action in first trailer for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated movie

Earlier today we brought you the news that Sony’s Animated Spider-Man movie is going by the title of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and now we have the very first trailer for the film, which features the big screen debut of Miles Morales! Check it out here…

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is directed by Bob Persichetti (The Little Prince) and Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) from a script by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie). Shameik Moore (The Get Down) lends his voice to Miles Morales,
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Gets A New Teaser Movie Trailer and It’s Lit!!

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While Peter Parker is alive and well in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the famous comic book character is now dead in Sony’s Spider-Verse. So who’s taking the wed-head’s place? Miles Morales!!! Check out the new teaser for the Spider-Verse above. It’s lit! Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and […]

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Dazzling First Trailer For Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Introduces Miles Morales

With all the talk of Sony’s live-action Spider-Man spinoff franchise, let’s not forget that the studio has an animated feature coming out in the near future, too. Titled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it will act as the cinematic debut of Miles Morales, Peter’s successor as Spider-Man in the comics, as played by Dope actor Shameik Moore. Joining him will be Liev Schreiber and Mahershala Ali and earlier today, Sony finally lifted the lid on the project, giving us the first trailer for the film.

Seen above (with the international version below), this is a wild and unexpected first look at Into the Spider-Verse. For one, the visuals are absolutely gorgeous, with a cel animation style that works perfectly. Again, it’s not at all what we were expecting, but we definitely dig it. There’s also the interesting tease that there are multiple versions of Spider-Man in this universe which,
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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ First Look Trailer Unveiled in Brazil

The first look at Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has been unveiled. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord presented the official title and teaser trailer for the film at a live appearance today at Comic Con Experience CCXP17 in São Paulo, Brazil. They also confirmed Shameik Moore as the actor to voice Miles Morales. The film bows in December, 2018. Lord and Miller were the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street…
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Sony’s Animated Spider-Man movie titled Into the Spider-Verse

It seems that we may have a titled for Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man animated feature, with the Alberta Ratings Board classifying a trailer for Animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is set to run for 1 minute 6 seconds.

The feature, which is being directed by The Little Prince’s Bob Persichetti and Rise of the GuardiansPeter Ramsey from a script by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), will mark the big screen debut of Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore (The Get Down). Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) voice Miles’ uncles Aaron and Jefferson Davis, with Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) portraying the as-yet-unrevealed villain.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘Spider-Verse’, it was a comic book event that launched in 2014 and saw every incarnation of Spider-Man from various Marvel universes all coming under attack by the villain Morlun and his estranged family the Inheritors.
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Director Revealed for Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Movie

Alvin Schwartz’s and Stephen Gammell’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark illustrated books have provided decades of nightmare fuel for readers, and a film adaptation has been lurking in the works for years. Now the project is taking a step forward into our reality with a director now set to take the reins on the spooky project.

Deadline reports that Trollhunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe director André Øvredal is set to helm a movie based on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy for CBS Films.

While Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark feature a wide range of terrifying tales, the movie will focus on "a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town." Production on the movie is expected to start in the summer of 2018.

Guillermo del Toro was once expected to direct the film,
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Film News Roundup: Louis Gossett Jr. Replaces James Earl Jones on ‘Foster Boy’ Drama

Film News Roundup: Louis Gossett Jr. Replaces James Earl Jones on ‘Foster Boy’ Drama
In today’s film news roundup, Louis Gossett Jr. replaces James Earl Jones in “Foster Boy,” David Wojnarowicz is the subject of a documentary and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” gets a Norwegian director.

Replacement

Louis Gossett Jr. is replacing James Earl Jones as a judge in the reality-inspired feature film “Foster Boy,” currently in production.

Jones departed due to a competing commitment. Matthew Modine and newcomer Shane Paul McGhie star in “Foster Boy,” a legal drama about a high-powered litigator who takes on the case of a disadvantaged African-American young man. They uncover the abuses of the for-profit foster care system.

Other cast members include Julie Benz, Amy Brenneman, Greg Germann, Evan Handler, Jordan Belfi, Lex Scott Davis and Krystian Lyttle.

The script is written by attorney-turned-screenwriter Jay Paul Deratany, based on his experiences as a litigator in Chicago. “Foster Boy,” which is shooting in Los Angeles, is directed by Youssef Delara.
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Justice League Failure Causes a Major Shake-Up at DC Films

Warner Bros. is in the middle of reconfiguring the Dceu after the less than stellar performance of Justice League at the box office, according to a new report from Variety. The report also goes on to say that it's inevitable that Ben Affleck will be leaving Matt Reeves' The Batman and that the director has already been talking to new actors to take over the role, which has been previously reported. There had been rumors before that Warner Bros. was aiming for Justice League to be a homerun and if it wasn't, restructuring would occur to make up for Batman v Superman.

Variety reports that Jon Berg will leave his post as the head of the DC Films division. Berg will apparently become a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of It and The Lego Movie and Warner Bros. is reportedly currently looking for a replacement for Berg.
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DC Films To Undergo Major Shake-Up In Light Of Justice League Failure

The fallout from Justice League is still being felt at Warner Bros.

In fact, if Variety’s latest scoop is any indication, the studio is about to shake things up at the executive level in the hope of course-correcting its DC Extended Universe. The restructuring effort has allegedly been earmarked for January, and will see Jon Berg stepping down from his post – a post that involved running DC Films alongside Geoff Johns – in favor of a production role opposite Roy Lee (The Lego Movie, It).

Word is Berg never wanted to oversee the entire division for Warner Bros., and approached the studio about adopting a producer role almost six months ago. No word yet on who will replace Jon Berg at the helm of DC Films, but WB will likely want to name his successor sooner rather than later – particularly with Aquaman on the horizon. Meanwhile, Geoff Johns will continue
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Warner Bros. Restructures DC Films, Co-President Jon Berg to Leave Current Post

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Warner Bros. is restructuring its DC Films division and Warner Bros. Co-President of Production and “Justice League” producer Jon Berg will segue into a producer role with Roy Lee (“The Lego Movie” and “It”), an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. “This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Toby Emmerich said in a statement to TheWrap on Thursday. “I first met Jon when, as a producer, he brought ‘Elf’ to New Line, which remains...
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DC Shake-Up in the Works After ‘Justice League’ Stumbles (Exclusive)

DC Shake-Up in the Works After ‘Justice League’ Stumbles (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. is planning a shake-up and restructuring of its DC Films operation following the box office disappointment of “Justice League,” Variety has learned.

Jon Berg will be leaving his current job running the comic book’s film production division, according to several sources with knowledge of the studio’s plans. A search is underway for his replacement. Berg will instead become a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of “The Lego Movie” and “It,” who has a deal on the lot.

“This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio,” Warner Bros. Picture Group President Toby Emmerich said in a statement to Variety. “I first met Jon when, as a producer, he brought ‘Elf’ to New Line, which remains one of the best and most evergreen titles in the library. We’re thrilled that Jon is partnering with Roy
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Warner Brothers Lines Up A Bunch of Movies For 2019

Warner Brothers are getting their house in order by lining up some key release info for some big movies for 2019, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Damian Szifron (Wild Things) is set to direct the adaptation of the classic 1970s television show The Six-Million-Dollar Man with Mark Wahlberg in the lead role, and Warner Brothers have snapped up the rights to the project. There’s no release date as yet for that, but the studio has revealed that it will also debut Edward Norton’s feature adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel Motherless Brooklyn in 2019, as well as an as yet untilted Clint Eastwood movie.

There’s also the sequel to the New Line horror film Lights Out and potentially the net James Bond film, though it’s still not a cert that WB has landed the distribution rights as yet. Other key releases include The Lego Movie 2 for February 8,2019, rom-com
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Fired Han Solo Director Warns Something Is Coming, Is It the Trailer?

Fired Han Solo Director Warns Something Is Coming, Is It the Trailer?
It looks like the first trailer for the Han Solo movie may be on the way. But only maybe. One half of the directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller seems to possibly be hinting that the first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming. Lord and Miller were fired from the project, after working on it for months. Despite that, it seems like Miller knows something we don't know.

Chris Miller isn't the most active guy on social media, but he recently took to Twitter to tease some kind of announcement, or something arriving online relevant to his fans. His tweet didn't offer much in the way of clues as to what it could be, but with Star Wars: The Last Jedi set to arrive in theaters next week, and considering he worked on the movie as a director for a very long time, it's not unreasonable
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Promo images for The Lego Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures Series 2 revealed

Lego has released a batch of official promotional images for the second series of The Lego Batman Movie minifigures which are set to go on sale January 1st, the wave includes Friends and Family Harley, Friends and Family Alfred, Clock King, Hugo Strange, Mermaid Batman, Swimming Pool Batman (With Dolphin), Tropical Joker, Vacation Robin, Vacation Batgirl, Vacation Alfred, Soccer Mom Batgirl, Killer Moth, Jayna, Zan, Apache Chief, Jor-El, General Zod, Doctor Phosphorus, Black Canary, and Black Vulcan; click on any of the images for hi-res versions, and let us know in the comments below which of these you’re most excited to get your hands on…

See Also: The Lego Batman Movie 2018 sets revealed, including the Bat-Space Shuttle and Justice League Anniversary Party

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure.
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