Q1 Hard on Disney; Steady for Marvel

The first quarter was rough on Disney, while Marvel held steady. The Walt Disney Co. reported a 46 percent drop in profits, down to $613 million, over the same time last year. Revenues ... Continue Reading →

Grevioux Adapts, Directs Pale Graphic Novel

Kevin Grevioux is jumping behind the cameras to direct his first feature film, The Pale Horseman, based on his own graphic novel. Grevioux, who co-created the Underworld franchise, ... Continue Reading →

Scribes Set up Q at Starz

Toy Story writers Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen have sold an original screenplay inspired by Don Quixote to Starz Media Animation. The script, titled Q, is about puppets in Central Park ... Continue Reading →

Jackman Heads to Ghostopolis

Having conquered the box office as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman has signed on to star in another graphic novel property: Doug TenNapel’s Ghostopolis. The film is set up at Disney, ... Continue Reading →

Wolverine Cuts Big Slice of B.O. Pie

X-Men Origins: Wolverine blew away the competition at the box office this weekend, slashing and cutting its way to an $87 million domestic take. The opening was the second strongest ... Continue Reading →

Death Note Writes Ticket to Big Screen

Warner Bros. is hoping the manga series Death Note is as popular on the big screen as it is in print, picking up the rights to turn it into an American live-action release. The property ... Continue Reading →

Illumination to Bring Gervais’ Flanimals to 3D Life

Office creator Ricky Gervais is getting animated, with his children’s book series Flanimals optioned for a 3D feature film. Illumination Entertainment, based at Universal, picked ... Continue Reading →

Two Millimages Toons Will Screen in Cannes

French animation house Millimages will have a strong presence at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It was announced this week that the studio’s feature animated project Les ... Continue Reading →

Wolverine, Terra Kick off Summer

The summer movie season gets underway for real today with the wide release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The Fox/Marvel prequel, in which Hugh Jackman reprises his role as the hirsute ... Continue Reading →

Zemeckis Hints at Roger Rabbit 2

Director Robert Zemeckis says he’s considering making a sequel to his landmark animation/live-action film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? In comments to MTV this week, the director said ... Continue Reading →