Lumenas Sets Murphy, Brady for Santa Claus Pic

Salt Lake City-based Lumenas Animation Studios has hired a writer and director for its first animated feature, The Legend of Santa Claus. Tab Murphy will write the script and Colin ... Continue Reading →

Wright Adds Animation to Scott Pilgrim

Director Edgar Wright’s movie version of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim is going to include several hand-animated sequences, according ... Continue Reading →

Coraline Leaps into Theaters in 3-D

Henry Selick’s stop-motion 3-D movie Coraline lands in theaters this weekend. The PG-rated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s popular novella stars Dakota Fanning as a girl who ... Continue Reading →

Campbell in Talks for Green Lantern

Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. is negotiating with Casino Royale director Martin Campbell about helming the DC Comics adaptation Green Lantern. Campbell would direct a script ... Continue Reading →

Slumdog Star Patel Joins Airbender Cast

Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel has signed on to play Zuko in M. Night Shyamalan’s feature-film adaptation of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Patel steps into ... Continue Reading →

Niko Wins Finland’s Top Film Award

Animated feature Niko & the Way to the Stars was named best picture at the Jussi Awards, Finland’s most prestigious film honors It was the first time an animated film has ... Continue Reading →

Moviegoers Thrilled with Taken

The 20th Century Fox thriller Taken, starring Liam Neeson, topped the domestic box office on Super Bowl weekend, raking in $24.6 million on its opening weekend, reports the website ... Continue Reading →

Panda Director Gets He-Man Gig

John Stevenson, co-director of the Oscar nominated animated feature Kung Fu Panda, has been hired to direct a He-Man live-action film, Variety reports. He-Man, who was created as part ... Continue Reading →

Taken Tries to Tackle Fans Away from Super Bowl

The list of films looking to lure viewers away from this weekend’s Super Bowl is led by Taken, a new thriller from Fox starring Liam Neeson that opens on more than 3,100 screens. Also ... Continue Reading →

Isla Fisher Joins Cast of Rango

Actress Isla Fisher will jump from the world of shopping into animation. Variety reports the star of the upcoming Confessions of a Shopaholic will voice the lead female character in ... Continue Reading →