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With Twentieth Century Fox’s DodgeBall taking out the competition at the box office, star Vince Vaughn has leveraged his bankability to get his live-action version of the anime series Speed Racer on track at Warner Bros. according to Daily Variety. Vaughn pitched the idea for a film in which he [...]
As Warner Bros. and Castle Rock Ent. prepare for the November release of their CG-animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, Columbia Pictures is set to begin lensing its film adaptation of the children’s author’s Zathura in August, according to Daily Variety. Oscar winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River) [...]
While many studios have adopted the strategy of releasing films domestically and overseas on the same day, DreamWork’s decision to delay Shrek 2‘s overseas bow has apparently paid off. According to Daily Variety, worldwide anticipation following the animated sequel’s record-shattering domestic bow has led to huge openings in foreign markets. [...]
Twentieth Century Fox’s zany comedy, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, delivered a crushing blow at the North American box office over the weekend, knocking the wind out fellow newcomers like Buena Vista’s comedic adventure remake, Around the World in 80 Days. DodgeBall, starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn, had audiences [...]
Disney’s adaptation of the classic Jules Verne tale, Around the World in 80 Days, enters a competitive weekend at the North American box office. The Jackie Chan vehicle arrived in theaters on Wednesday to get a jump on the numbers game but only managed a seventh place opening with $1.4 [...]
For those of you eagerly awaiting director Richard Linklater’s animated adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, A Scanner Darkly, Some new photos from the set have emerged online to stoke your curiosity. Yes, you read correctly. There is a set where live actors are playing out the scenes, which [...]
First Scooby-Doo, then Garfield and now the "stupendous" pig. Daily Variety reports that Paramount Pictures will give loveable Wilbur a CG makeover for an upcoming live-action/animated remake of the classic E.B. White children’s book, Charlotte’s Web. Director Gary Winick (13 Going on 30) has been signed to take the helm [...]
Ken Kamins, who structured Peter Jackson’s deals for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming remake of King Kong, is stepping into a whole new mythical world. Through his newly-formed management-production company, Key Creatives, Kamins will represent Atlanta-based Fathom Studios and broker the sale of its first theatrical [...]
The wizard’s magic proved too potent for newcomers Garfield: The Movie, The Chronicles of Riddick and The Stepford Wives. According to weekend estimates, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban conjured up another $35 million to bring its cumulative gross to $158 million and hold onto the top [...]
Marvel Studios chairman and CEO Avi Arad told a group of reporters Saturday that he wants to see everyone’s favorite comic book web slinger on the big screen for at least another decade. When asked if the franchise would continue beyond the third film (now in preproduction), Arad said, "We [...]