Oshii Making Sky Crawlers

Mamoru Oshii, the world-famous Japanese filmmaker behind the anime favorite Ghost in the Shell and its sequel, Innocence, is set to direct a new animated feature titled The Sky Crawlers. ... Continue Reading →

Sony Joins Jackson’s District

Sony Pictures has come aboard to distribute District 9, the big-budget sci-fi thriller producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp are making while they wait for funding for ... Continue Reading →

Gangster Caps Bee Movie

Despite its inescapable marketing efforts, DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie failed to take the top spot at the North American box office over the weekend. The Jerry Seinfeld comedy ... Continue Reading →

Bee Movie Buzzes Theaters

Backed by a robust, ubiquitous marketing campaign and the star power of Jerry Seinfeld, DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie is bound for box office dominance as it rolls out in nearly ... Continue Reading →

Halo Team Makes District Instead

With the highly anticipated filmed adaptation of Microsoft’s Halo video game stalled due to studio withdrawal, producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp are moving on ... Continue Reading →

Transformers Sparks Viacom Profits

With help from some giant, mercurial robots, Viacom’s net earnings for the third quarter of 2007 increased 80% over the same quarter last year. Buoyed by the tremendous worldwide ... Continue Reading →

Spiderwick Crawling to IMAX

Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies’ fantasy-adventure flick The Spiderwick Chronicles is the latest big vfx film to get an IMAX release date. IMAX Corp. and Paramount today ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Manga Spawn Four Features

VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media LLC, has licensed four popular sh’jo manga titles released under VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint and has produced live-action films ... Continue Reading →

Sony to Sell Animation, FX Assets?

Half of Sony Pictures Animation and a big chunk of vfx powerhouse Sony Pictures Imageworks may soon be on the auction block. The New York Times reports that Sony Pictures Ent. has hired ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man 4 Gets Writer

There’s a possibility director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst may not be back for another round of web slinging but Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures are ... Continue Reading →