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TOAD TRIP Hops to Life

Written by Tara the Mom    Wednesday, 09 June 2010 06:23   

The special effects house Rhythm and Hues that won an Oscar for The Golden Compass is changing gears by not just working as work-for-hire but to produce their own films (like Laika which made Coraline). The intended first film is family comedy Toad Trip, kind of like Marmaduke but with a talking toad in a live-action environment.

Rhythm and Hues is also working on Tales from the Farm based on the novel of the same name about a boy who goes to live on his uncle's farm following the death of his mother and starts dressing like a superhero.  Their third film is a Titanic-type epic about love during a natural disaster.

To read more, read David Cohen's article at:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118020395.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

 

 

THE DARKEST HOUR Gets Son Shine

Written by Tara the Mom    Wednesday, 09 June 2010 06:16   

Max Minghella, the son of the late, great actor Anthony Minghella will co-star in The Darkest Hour with Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby. The New Line film is about a group of teens in Russia who are trying to survive after an alien attack. Minghella will be seen this fall in The Social Network.

To read more, go to:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118020365.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

 

Muppets to Fa La La La La

Written by Tara the Mom    Wednesday, 09 June 2010 06:11   

The new Muppet Movie is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2011 even though Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday. The Disney reboot will compete with other family films that are opening on Dec. 23rd:  The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn and We Bought a Zoo.

To read more, go to:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118020392.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

 

Emily Blunt & Rupert Grint on TARGET

Written by Tara the Mom    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 06:53   

Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria, pictured), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies), Bill Nighy (Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean films) and Rupert Everett (Prince Charming in the Shrek films) are starring together in Wild Target. The movie is about an assassin who prides himself on his efficiency who is slowed down when he becomes drawn to someone on his hit list. Jonathan Lynn (The Whole Nine Yards) is directing the British indie that was just picked up by Freestyle Releasing.

To read more, go to:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118020340.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

 

Stanley Tucci to Create CAPT AMERICA

Written by Tara the Mom    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 06:47   

Stanley Tucci (Julie & Julia) will play Dr. Abraham Erskine in Marvel Studios' Captain America: The First Avenger. Dr. Erskine's experiments turn Steve Rogers into the crime fighting superhero. Captain America is set for release July 22, 2011

To read more, go to:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118020306.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

 


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