Funding Gets Astro Boy Back on Track

The CG-animated Astro Boy feature film is back in production, with producer Imagi Entertainment having completed a $25 million financing plan. The company’s U.S. president, Erin ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Commits to Suicide Squad

Dan Lin will produce a feature film adaptation of the DC Comics property Suicide Squad for Warner Bros., Variety reports. Suicide Squad, created by notable comic-book writer John Ostrander ... Continue Reading →

Jackson in as Fury for the Long Haul

Samuel L. Jackson has struck a deal with Marvel Studios to reprise the role of Nick Fury in Iron Man 2 and as many as nine future superhero films. Jackson, who played Fury in a post-credits ... Continue Reading →

WB Throws Lonely Dog a Bone

A series of paintings featuring a lonesome-looking pooch have inspired a new CG-animated movie in development at Warner Bros. Variety reports that the rights to Queenstown artist Ivan ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Falls Short of Q4 Estimates

DreamWorks Animation posted lower-than-expected profits for the fourth quarter of 2008. This quarter saw the studio put out the theatrical release Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and the ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Lays Off Employees in Restructuring

VIZ Media laid off an unspecified number of employees last week as it restructured to face current economic conditions. ‘VIZ Media is in the process of refining its focus and ... Continue Reading →

Gondry to Direct Green Hornet

Michel Gondry, best known for the cult hit Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, is set to direct The Green Hornet, Variety reports. Seth Rogen is set to play the masked crime fighter, ... Continue Reading →

Iron Man DVD Lifts Marvel Earnings

Marvel Entertainment reported stronger than expected profits for 2008, fueled in large part by strong sales of the Iron Man DVD. Net sales for the company were $224 million, up from ... Continue Reading →

Wall’E Scores First With Sound Editors

The Motion Picture Sound Editors gave its top honor Saturday night to WALL’E, which took home the prize for best sound effects, Foley, dialogue and ADR animation in a feature ... Continue Reading →

Billion-Dollar Knight, Madea On Top

The Dark Knight is the fourth film to gross more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Warner Bros. announced the breakthrough Friday, noting that the film has grossed $533 ... Continue Reading →