Director Edgar Wright has been a feature filmmaker for about 11 years now, and in that time he’s delivered four outstanding films with near-flawless screenplays, tight editing and visuals that truly use the medium of film to its full potential. Knowing what he’s pulled off in the live-action realm with Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End and Scott Pilgrim vs the World, I’ve always wanted to see what he can do in animation, and now we’ll get to find out.
The Wrap has learned that Wright has signed on to direct and co-write his first animated feature film for DreamWorks Animation. At this time details are scarce, but the movie reportedly focuses on a concept involving shadows, and it seems to have loose ties to a project that DWA was developing awhile back. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
For a long time, Scarlett Johansson was the only star attached to DreamWorks’ live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. But with an early 2017 release date already on the books, director Rupert Sanders is slowly starting to fill out the cast around her. The first new addition is a familiar face for Johansson: Pilou Asbæk, the Danish actor who starred with her in Lucy. Get character details and more after the jump. Read More »
If seeing Jack Black bring a rather peculiar version of R.L. Stine to life in Goosebumps last month wasn’t your cup of tea, maybe you’ll be more pleased with his return to animation in Kung Fu Panda 3, arriving early next year.
A new Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer has just arrived, giving us more of Po (Black) being reunited with his estranged father (Bryan Cranston). As teased at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2, there’s a whole panda village waiting to meet Po, but the reunion isn’t all bamboo and laughs when a new evil threatens to obliterate them. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
DreamWorks originally acquired the film rights to the popular Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell back in 2008 and the project has been a revolving door of writers ever since. However, it began to show signs of life when director Rupert Sanders became attached in early 2014, and it found some proper momentum when Scarlett Johansson accepted the lead role earlier this year. Now, with production set to begin early next year, screenwriter Jonathan Herman has been tasked with rewriting the screenplay.
Find more information on the new Ghost in the Shell writer after the jump.
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Bradley Cooper has convincingly portrayed a sniper, a coked-up FBI agent, a camp counselor, a talking raccoon with an anger problem, and, many times over his career, the generic wisecracking best friend in romantic comedies. If he can accomplish all of that, why couldn’t he pull off playing a dog? Learn more about the Bradley Cooper talking dog movie, A Dog’s Purpose, after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Colin Trevorrow is coming off of one gazillion-dollar sequel and cueing up another, but in between he’s making progress on a couple of smaller projects. His Book of Henry has just added Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, and Dean Norris to its cast, while Stealing Time is coming back to life with a new writer. Get updates on the Book of Henry casting and the Stealing Time script after the jump.
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Pitch Perfect leading lady Anna Kendrick has been situated to lead DreamWorks Animation’s musical adaptation of the Danish toy known as Troll dolls for over a year now. The project is simply called Trolls, and sees the Oscar nominee playing a relentlessly upbeat character named Princess Poppy.
Now Kendrick finally has some company on the animated adventure as recording star turned actor Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Runner Runner) has just signed on to voice a lead character. And since this is a musical, it’s likely safe to assume that he’ll be doing some singing as well. Read More »
Normally voice casting for animated movies is done far in advance, mostly because sometimes the performance from each actor voicing the characters informs how the animators will bring the character to life. And because voice recording is done in advance, it’s a rarity to hear of someone being replaced with just under five months before the film’s release.
But that’s exactly what’s happening with Kung Fu Panda 3. Previously, Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson was slated to voice a character named Mei Mei, a ribbon-dancing panda who is romantically obsessed with Po. However, Almost Famous star Kate Hudson has now been hired to replace her on the film. Read More »
Just this week we learned that DreamWorks would not be renewing their deal with Disney when it expires in 2016. And in anticipation of the contract expiring, Steven Spielberg has been in talks with Universal to become the new home to the filmmaker’s production company.
Since this deal was revealed, there’s been a lot of chatter about Universal wanting to reboot Spielberg’s original blockbuster Jaws and the time traveling franchise that he produced, Back to the Future. But these assumptions are being blown out of proportion, and as of now, there’s no real indication that either the studio or Spielberg have any plans to touch those properties.
Find out what we won’t be seeing a Back to the Future or Jaws reboot anytime soon below! Read More »