Fox Searchlight has released a new featurette for Wes Anderson‘s new film, the animated adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox. The featurette isn’t your typical EPK feature, and has the patented Wes Anderson feel, complete with narration by actor Jason Schwartzman. The featurette takes a simple glance at the process of stop-motion animation. The most interesting part is footage of the actors recording their lines on location in various farm locations, far away from the usual recording booths we’re used to seeing.
Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Last week Paramount surprised quite a few people by moving Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island from early October of this year to mid-February of 2010. In the wake of that change, a few other studios have shuttled release dates as well; everyone loves a slightly more empty weekend in October.
First up, Sony has moved Zombieland to the former Shutter Island date, so you’ll now see Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg battling the undead starting on October 2. (Instead of October 9.) Drew Barrymore‘s directorial debut Whip It has also moved to October 2, making that quite a packed weekend. You’ll have to choose between Ellen Page’s roller derby, zombies, the limited initial release of A Serious Man by Joel and Ethan Coen, and the Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3D release. Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight has seemingly tweaked the release for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Details on that move are after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 by David Chen
In this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley assess their conflicting feelings on new trailers for A Serious Man and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, get excited for Spielberg’s next film, praise the third season of Dexter, and wonder if there’s any value to the works of Gregg Araki. Special guest C. Robert Cargill from Aint It Cool News joins us for this episode.
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Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Another new image from Wes Anderson‘s animated adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox has shown up on The Moving Picture, and can be viewed above. The original report from Russ, complete with two images, appears after the jump.
Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Update: Better photos are now available, click here.
Well, this isn’t what I expected to see at all. For some time, Wes Anderson has been working on his animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl book Fantastic Mr. Fox, using stop motion animation. Now JoBlo has the exclusive first still, and Mr. Fox really has the look of some of the weird semi-animatronic TV shows of the late ’70s. Which makes sense, really, given Anderson’s general sensibility. Read More »
Trailer Watch: Where The Wild Things Are, Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Jennifer’s Body, District 9
Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Want to know when new trailers for Where The Wild Things Are, Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Jennifer’s Body and District 9 are scheduled to hit? We have some updates after the jump.
Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
It looks like Wes Anderson‘s animated adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox will actually be released under Fox’s Fox Searchlight “indie”-focused label. The film has recently test screened with the Fox Searchlight titlecard in front of the print. What does this mean? It could mean that Fox doesn’t have enough faith in the film financially to release it under the 20th Century Fox banner. On the other hand, Searchlight has a great track record of quality films and great marketing, while many would say the complete opposite about their big brother, 20th Century Fox.
As we previously reported, Wes Anderson‘s animated adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s Fantastic Mr. Fox had it’s first set of test screenings over the weekend in New York. We have yet to receive a reader report (although we’re expecting one), but some early word has been posted on internet message boards, including early chatter that the ending of the film differs from the original book. And the film’s official logo (seen above) on display somewhere at ShoWest has been posted by JoBlo on Twitpic. Check out two of the test screening reports after the jump.
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