Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Last we head, a big screen adaptation of Justice League might not be as dead as we first believed. /Film reader Alex Litel stumbled across the website for Dr. D Studios, a Australian-based “digital media company” formed by Omnilab Media Group and filmmaker George Miller. The website not only lists Happy Feet 2 as being “In Production” and Babe 3, Fury Road and Justice League of America being in “Pre-Production”. The company is actually at the Siggraph conference this week “actively hiring” for “several large scale film projects with a growing team of top talent from Australia and beyond.” The following quote also appears in a press release for the company’s Siggraph booth:
“We are currently working on Happy Feet 2, with several other film projects to follow and we are actively hiring,” states a press release.
Also, hidden in a press release from May is the following: “Omnilab Media has also created a new digital film company with Kennedy Miller Mitchell to use groundbreaking digital storytelling, animation and visual effects. This will include HAPPY FEET 2, BABE 3 & MAD MAX 4 and a range of other blue-chip properties in development.” That’s right, Mad Max 4! Alex also discovered the resume of Ken Steel, who is currently working as a lead animator for Miller’s company:
“Responsibilities include, working as part of a small creative team designed to aid George Miller in defining a creative direction for current and future productions such as Justice League of America, Happy Feet 2, Babe 3, and Mad Max 4.”
From all of the information gathered from a few google searches, it appears that Happy Feet 2 is a definite, and Miller is exploring sequels from some of his other franchises. One must wonder how far along in development Mad Max 4 or Babe 3 might be. And Justice League… I don’t want to wonder.