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Marvel announced at New York Comic Con that they have started production on an animated series for Guardians of the Galaxy! News of this first popped up earlier in the year, and it's great to see that it's actually happening. The series is coming to Disney Xd in 2015! The announcement came from Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, and we even have some cool test footage for you to check out that gives us a good idea of what we can expect from the series.
The series stars Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, "the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits – fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora and the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer."
This is an opportunity for Marvel to step up and do something awesome with their animation team. They used to do great stuff, »
- Joey Paur
The Marvel Television produced show will star Peter Quill as Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and warrior Drax the Destroyer.
The film has earned over $324 million at the domestic box office since August, and
“This is a very exciting time for the Marvel Animation Studio as we get to explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe by developing the first-ever ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ animated series,” said Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television. “After starring in the biggest movie of 2014, everyone wants more of Star-Lord and his crew – now they’ll get it.”
The series will premiere in 2015 on the Marvel »
- Marc Graser
Daniel Simon’s book Cosmic Motors details the elaborate design of unique futuristic vehicles, revealing 3D models and other renderings of spaceships, racing cars, warships, balloons and more. It’s a neat science fiction art collection from our pals at Titan Books. Simon knows a thing or two about vehicle design, having worked on Tron: Uprising and Captain America: The First Avenger. Now Michael Bay is adapting Simon’s book for the big screen. Variety reports that Bay and Warner Bros. have hired Kyle Ward to pen the screenplay. He recently completed work on Underworld V and is currently writing Arabian Knights for Universal. Bay is producing Cosmic Motors. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t hoping to see his name touted as director one day soon since...
- Alison Nastasi
The Machete Kills writer has joined Warner Bros' sci-fi project, reports Variety.
Bay is producing the adaptation of Daniel Simon's 2007 concept art book of the same name, which features designs for classic and futuristic vehicles.
The text alludes to an overarching world, but is not presented as an ongoing narrative.
Ward also wrote the upcoming Hitman movie Agent 47.
Cosmic Motors is yet to sign a director. »
Whether or not Michael Bay ends up directing Transformers 5, high-concept sci-fi vehicles are clearly still a part of his future. He's currently in the process of setting up Cosmic Motors at Warner Bros., a film based on Daniel Simon's book of lavish concept art. Kyle Ward, who wrote Machete Kills and the new Hitman movie Agent 47, has been tasked with creating the screenplay.Ward will also need to come up with a narrative on which to hang it, since Cosmic Motors in book form is more about concept than story. Simon has worked as a car designer for Lamborghini and Bugatti, as well as on projects like Tron: Uprising, Captain America: The First Avenger and Oblivion. His book imagines "spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system... from concept to completion" via sketches and 3D modelling.There's already a »
The project is based on Daniel Simon’s 2007 concept art book of the same name that features futuristic vehicle designs. Simon has worked in Hollywood as the lead vehicle designer on “Tron: Uprising” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” and as a concept illustrator on “Oblivion.”
Ward is currently writing “Arabian Knights,” which was based on an original pitch, for Universal with Imagine producing, and recently wrapped work on “Underworld V.”
Bay is on board to produce “Cosmic Motors.” He directed “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the only 2014 movie to gross over $1 billion worldwide, and produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “The Purge: Anarchy.”
Ward is repped by Wme and managed by Management 360.
- Dave McNary
Warner Bros. used The Lego Movie Blu-ray release as a way to promote their other upcoming Lego film property Ninjago. The studio released a funny promo teaser that kind of gives us our first look at Ninjago.
The spot is called “Enter the Ninjago,” and it introduces the idea of a Ninjago movie in a very meta way. They basically incorporate a The Green Ninja a.k.a. Lloyd Garmadon from Ninjago into certain climatic scenes of The Lego Movie. Those scenes are reimagined to show the ninja really saving the day rather than Emmett.
The Ninjago movie is set in a mystical land where ninja, samurai, and sensei band together to battle dragons and snake men. »
- Joey Paur
With the upcoming release of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's "The Lego Movie" on DVD and Blu-ray, eyes turn towards the future of Warners' franchise - specifically the upcoming Lego spin-off film based on the Ninjago toy line.
Warners have now teased that upcoming Charlie Bean ("Tron: Uprising") directed effort by releasing a 100-second "Enter the Ninjago " promo extra that will be included on the "Lego Movie" disc releases. Whilst not actually showing off anything from the film which is due out in Fall 2016, it does give you an idea of how these ninja characters could work in the Lego universe.
- Garth Franklin
Yep, “Everything Is Still Awesome”
It is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lord and Miller wrote and directed the smash hit The Lego Movie, which was produced by Lin and Lee. Jill Wilfert, Seth Grahame-Smith, John Powers Middleton, James Packer and Steve Mnuchin are serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated the animated 3D action adventure Ninjago for release on September 23, 2016.
- Michelle McCue
With a sequel to The Lego Movie still a good few years away, Warner Bros. is looking to fill the gap with Ninjago, a spin-off centred on Lego’s line of ninja minifigures, and the studio has announced that the 3D animated actioner is set for release in the Autumn of 2016.
“Following the huge success of The Lego Movie, we are very excited to build on the Lego franchise,” said Warner Bros.’ domestic distribution president Dan Fellman. “We know there are already Ninjago collectors who can’t wait to see their favorite characters on the big screen. This promises to be a terrifically fun and thrilling entry into our Fall 2016 slate, with broad audience appeal.”
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros.. plans to expand the brand of its popular Lego franchise revved up today, as they have staked out territory for a spinoff feature modeled after the Ninjago toy and story line. Specifically, a Lego Ninjago movie will reach theaters on September 23, 2016, according to Variety. The trade notes that Charlie Bean will direct the picture, with Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (of The Lego Movie fame) producing. Bean.s previous credits include episodes of the TV series Robotboy and Tron: Uprising. This will be his feature-film debut, but it might look something like this: Lego Ninjas date back to 1998, when the toy company launched a line modeled after the mighty warriors. Recently, in 2011, the line was upgraded to revolve around Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, which inspired a Cartoon Network TV series and a video game. The world of Lego Ninjago blends Chinese and Japanese »
Robert Pattinson is busy in Cannes this month with David Michod's The Rover and David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars but the actor isn't showing signs of slowing as it's now being reported he's going to work next with Olivier Assayas on a film titled Idol's Eye with filming to begin in November. The story will center on a group of men who rob a porn store only to find out it's actually a mafia front. Le Monde via The Playlist The attempt to bring Stephen King's "It" to the big screen continues, though Warner Bros. has shuffled the adaptation, which is currently to be directed by Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective") to New Line. The story follows a group of kids who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns and the club, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle. »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros is definitely in the Lego business these days. With a worldwide gross of $452.4 million since its February release, The Lego Movie proved itself to be the start of a viable franchise for the studio. So now, like everybody else, the studio wants to build a "universe" around the series. Conventional sequels are out. An approach of sequels combined with spinoff films is the new model. Just ask Marvel Studios, LucasFilm, Fox, and Sony- who are all trying, with varying degrees of success, to turn their geek properties into multi-tiered "cinematic universes."
We all ready knew a straight-up sequel to The Lego Movie was coming. But now comes word that a spinoff, based around Lego's Ninjago line, has been greenlit. Deadline is reporting that Ninjago will be directed by Charlie Bean, and it will serve as his directorial debut. Until now, Bean has worked in the art department for several projects over the years, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Back when The Lego Movie co-director Chris McKay was hired to take the helm of the sequel that is already set for release in 2017, there were rumblings that the film would incorporate the gestating adaptation of the toy brick company's Ninjago line. The latter project has been in development since last summer, and the studio was trying to determine if they would get the film off the ground before The Lego Movie, and now everything is figured out. Deadline has word that Ninjago will hit theaters on September 23rd, 2016, produced by Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee, all coming off The Lego Movie. The film will mark the directorial debut of "Tron: Uprising" director Charlie Bean, which is promising because that series was gorgeous and cool. Ninjago seems like a far too specific realm of the Lego world to actually be as big of a hit as The Lego Movie, »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros. Pictures is putting together the pieces for the next installment in the Lego franchise.
The animated 3-D action-adventure is inspired by the popular ninja line of Lego building sets and minifigures. The characters previously starred in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, an animated series on Cartoon Network, and the first Lego film.
- Amber Ray
The next building block in Warner Bros.’ big-screen Lego franchise will click into place in 2016. The studio has just set a date for The Lego Movie spinoff Ninjago, directed by Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising). Get the latest details on the project after the jump. Warner Bros. has announced that Ninjago will be released in 3D on September […]
The post ‘Lego’ Spinoff ‘Ninjago’ Set for 2016 appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Before that though, Warner Bros also has a side project, Lego's Ninjago, which it's now announced a release date for. The movie will land in cinemas on September 23rd 2016. Furthermore, it'll be directed by Charlie Bean (making his feature debut after some superb work on Tron: Uprising), with Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman penning the script. The Hageman brothers also worked on the Cartoon Network Ninjago series, but that's not related to this project.
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Warner Bros. Pictures is moving forward with its plans for a Lego-themed cinematic universe.
The 3D animated ninja-themed Lego adventure movie "Ninjago" has been given a September 23rd 2016 release date.
Charlie Bean ("Tron: Uprising") will make his feature directorial debut on the film which "The Lego Movie" writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will produce alongside Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
A sequel to "The Lego Movie" is also in the works but hasn't settled on a release date yet.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Call it franchise building. Warner Bros. has set its forthcoming "Lego Movie" spinoff "Ninjago" (based on Hasbro's popular ninja-themed line) for release on September 23, 2016, with "Tron: Uprising" director Charlie Bean at the helm. Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley ("The Hard Times of Rj Berger") wrote the script for the project, which was bullishly announced several months prior to "The Lego Movie's" February release. “Following the huge success of 'The Lego Movie,' we are very excited to build on the Lego franchise," said Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Dan Fellman in a statement. "We know there are already Ninjago collectors who can’t wait to see their favorite characters on the big screen. This promises to be a terrifically fun and thrilling entry into our Fall 2016 slate, with broad audience appeal.” In addition to "Ninjago," the studio has slated "Lego Movie 2" for release on May 26, 2017, with "Robot Chicken »
- HitFix Staff
It’s safe to say that no one knew exactly how big of a hit The Lego Movie would become, yet it currently stands as the second-highest grossing film of the year, after earning a comfortable $452.4 million since it hit theaters in February. News of a sequel came as no surprise, and the film is currently set for release on May 26, 2017.
Warner Bros. executives clearly aren’t shying away from their love of the property, and are interested in expanding the franchise, beginning with a Ninjago spinoff. We were wondering if the film would arrive before or after The Lego Movie 2, and we now have an answer to that question. According to Deadline, the Ninjago movie will hit theatres on September 23, 2016.
- James Garcia
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