Astro Boy

Astro Boy is flying back to the big screen, this time in live action. Animal Logic, the animation and effects studio behind Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Lego Movie, is developing a new film based on the iconic Japanese character.

Perhaps not surprisingly, given Hollywood’s current obsession with superheroes, the new version of Astro Boy is described as being “in the same league as an Iron Man.” More on the Astro Boy movie after the jump.  Read More »

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The capitalist world is in a new kind of mess, and filmmakers are getting stiffed in the stink just like everybody else.

The highest profile case was possibly David O. Russell’s Nailed, which was shut down on multiple occaisons over funding shortages; Spielberg’s Tintin also suffered from notorious trouble raising it’s budget too; and just this week, Spielberg had to dip into his own pocket to help fluff up the Dreamworks coffers.  Less obviously though, there will have been several close calls behind the scenes, and Forbes magazine have detailed just one: the production of Imagi’s Astro Boy.

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