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Daily News Bytes: ‘GoT’ Guys Tapped for ‘Star Wars’ Slate, ‘Isle of Dogs’ Clip, ‘Nomad of Nowhere’ Teaser & More!

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Daily News Bytes: ‘GoT’ Guys Tapped for ‘Star Wars’ Slate, ‘Isle of Dogs’ Clip, ‘Nomad of Nowhere’ Teaser & More!

David Benioff & D.B. Weiss to Write/Produce New ‘Star Wars’ Films
Walt Disney Studios announced via StarWars.com that the creators of HBO’s Emmy-winning fantasy epic adaptation Game of Thrones will pen and produce a series of Star Wars films, which will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently announced trilogy being developed by The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson.

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”

Nina Paley’s ‘Seder-Masochism’ Film Explores Patriarchy in the Book of Exodus Through Animated Egyption Idols
Global Voices interviews free culture activist and acclaimed animation filmmaker Paley on her new feature-length indie project, which features humorous and stunning musical numbers in line with her 2008 movie Sita Sings the Blues.

Watch the Exclusive First Clip for Wes Anderson’s Stop-Motion ‘Isle of Dogs’
We’re wagging our tales with excitement awaiting the auteur’s return to animation! The film is opening Berlin Film Festival on February 15, and will arrive in theaters nationwide on March 23. Look for an in-depth cover story Isle of Dogs in the April issue of Animation Magazine!

TICKETS ON SALE: New York International Children’s Film Festival
Don’t miss your chance to catch fabulous kid-friendly animated features and peerless programs of award-winning shorts from around the world. NYICFF runs February 23 to March 28 in the Big Apple.

VIDEO: First Teaser Trailer for ‘Nomad of Nowhere’
Announced last month, this western adventure follows a mysterious nomad traversing a vast wasteland — but a price on his head sends him on the run from captors and country hunters who all want to score big when they bring in the world’s last magical being. The series will premiere March 2 on Rooster Teeth’s FIRST.

Star Wars' Jar Jar Binks and Game of Thrones' Drogon

Star Wars’ Jar Jar Binks and Game of Thrones’ Drogon

Nomad of Nowhere

Nomad of Nowhere

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