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Famous stop motion animators Rankin-Bass produced a TV special based on the work back in 1985. It was the company's last stop motion effort.
A traditionally animated adaptation was released in 2000, while a new animated version went into development in 2010 but never progressed and has seemingly collapsed.
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- Garth Franklin
“We very much look forward to bringing Sean McNamara’s vision of L Frank Baum’s holiday fantasy to the big screen,” said Smith and Arnold-Beutel. “With such icons known all over the world and a great producing team we believe to create an instant family entertainment classic”.
“It’s always been my dream to direct a Christmas movie and now I have that opportunity with this wonderful script and L Frank Baum story,” added McNamara.” »
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More news is coming out of the European Film Market as I Know What You Did Last Summer director Jim Gillespie will be shopping his latest project, Take Down, with one of the stars of "The Originals," Phoebe Tonkin, in talks to appear in the film.
Slated for an April 2014 start date, the film’s producing team is headed up by Ed Elbert, Sarah Ryan Black, and Stefan Brunner. Take Down is being packaged and produced by Pinewood Pictures, the offshoot of UK studio group Pinewood Shepperton Plc., whose Steve Christian will executive produce. Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales on the project.
Director Jim Gillespie added: »
- Uncle Creepy
Alexander Ignon (“Ransom”) wrote the story, centered on the spoiled offspring of international billionaires being sent to a tough-love school in the remote wilderness. When they are taken hostage and held for a $1 billion ransom, the kids are forced to try to save themselves.
Gillespie directed “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
Sumpter is represented by Innovative Artists. »
- Dave McNary
Jeremy Sumpter ( Peter Pan , Soul Surfer ,upcoming Into the Storm ), Phoebe Tonkin (The CW.s "The Vampire Diaries," "The Originals," upcoming The Ever After ) and Sebastian Koch ( A Good Day to Die Hard , The Lives of Others ) are in talks to star in director Jim Gillespie's ( I Know What You Did Last Summer ) young adult thriller Take Down , which is based on a script by Alexander Ignon ( Ransom ). Slated for an April 2014 start date, the film.s producing team is headed up by Ed Elbert, Sarah Ryan Black and Stefan Brunner. The film is being packaged and produced by Pinewood Pictures, the off-shoot of UK studio group Pinewood Shepperton Plc., whose Steve Christian will executive produce. Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International is handling foreign »
5 items from 2014
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