Paramount Commands Midway’s Fear & Respect

Paramount Pictures is set to acquire film rights to Midway Games’ Fear & Respect, an upcoming video game set in the intense urban environment of South Central Los Angeles. The ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Studios Grabs Gaiman’s Coraline

According to Daily Variety, animation house Vinton Studios has bought film rights to Neil Gaiman’s children’s book, Coraline, which Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry ... Continue Reading →

FX Wiz Rygiel to Helm Bunyan Tale

After heading up visual effects efforts for New Line Cinema’s blockbuster Lord of the Rings trilogy, three-time Oscar winner Jim Rygiel has signed on to make his directorial debut ... Continue Reading →

Rhino Horns in on Toon Territory

Get ready for a new breed of political, animated features as Rhino Films, Mother Jones magazine and Alligator Planet team up to create Rhino Animation Features. According to Daily Variety, ... Continue Reading →

Modest Victory for Sky Captain

While $16.2 million marks a disappointing opening for a $70 million effects extravaganza with A-list stars, it was enough to put Paramount Pictures’ Sky Captain and the World ... Continue Reading →

Sky Captain Reports for Duty

Pulp fiction, 1930s serials and modern 3D animation come together to create one of the summer’s most original entries, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. The sci-fi action-adventure ... Continue Reading →

Ghost In the Shell 2 Haunts Theaters

DreamWorks’ Go Fish label today releases director Mamoru Oshii’s anime sequel Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence in about 60 theaters across the U.S. The follow-up comes nine ... Continue Reading →

Fox to Make Chipmunks Feature

Three more Saturday morning cartoon stars will get 3D makeovers for the big screen when Fox 2000 Pictures, 20th Century Fox Animation and Bagdasarian Prods. produce a live-action/CG ... Continue Reading →

Civic Group Rocks Boat Over Shark Tale

As with any film or television show that includes a mafia theme, DreamWorks’ latest computer-animated feature, Shark Tale, has come under attack for its depiction of certain Italian-Americans, ... Continue Reading →

Moviegoers Game for Resident Evil

Sony ScreenGem’s effects-filled zombie sequel, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, came out shooting over the weekend, raking in $23 million to dethrone Miramax’s Jet Li vehicle, ... Continue Reading →