Edgar Allan Poe poem Annabel Lee adapted into indie suspense feature film

In this, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, a feature film adaptation of his renowned macabre poem “Annabel Lee” will have its world premiere on Thursday, June 11, as the closing night selection of the Dances with Films independent film festival. It will screen at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West ….

Image Entertainment nabs rights to Liam Neeson thriller The Other Man

Image Entertainment has acquired rights to the feature The Other Man, starring Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas and Laura Linney. The film will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on August 7, 2009 and expanding August 14, 2009 with distribution and marketing being handled by Image Entertainment. The Other Man, based on ….

SIGGRAPH 2009 announces computer animation fest award nominees

SIGGRAPH recently announced the selection of award nominees for the SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival to be held in New Orleans this August. Nominees were chosen from 770 submissions from around the globe, presented by both professional studios and students alike. In all, more than 140 films will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival. ….

American Gladiators jumping to the big screen?

Johnny Ferraro of Flor-Jon Films, the creator of the American Gladiators TV franchise, has announced the development of a motion picture based on the world of American Gladiators, targeted for a 2011 release. The project will be produced by Scott Mednick – who has worked on some high-profile projects, including 300, Superman Returns, 10,000 B.C., ….

Sorenson Media launches the first high-quality web video delivery network

Sorenson Media recently announced the availability of Sorenson 360, a Video Delivery Network (VDN) that enables video professionals and small- to medium-size businesses for the first time to easily publish the highest-quality video on their Web sites in minutes and at an affordable price. Sorenson Media’s flexible new VDN service greatly expands publishing opportunities in ….

Ice Age creator announces date for newest animated feature, to be set in Rio de Janeiro

Twentieth Century Fox Animation president Vanessa Morrison recently announced that Rio, the latest animated feature film from Blue Sky Studios, will be released by Fox on April 8, 2011. Rio is a story of a nerdy macaw who leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro. He ….

More on The Strain – Del Toro book signings in L.A. and N.Y.C. and The Strain book trailer

I’m getting more excited about The Strain by the day. The website looks great, and now there’s this book trailer making the rounds, that puts things on a whole new level. I think the only reason no one’s announced that he’ll make film adaptations from this series, is his incredibly busy schedule. But can that ….

Win one of two copies of book one of Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming vampire epic The Strain

A few weeks ago I posted a story on director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming vampire book trilogy The Strain, which is being published by Harper Collins. As the June 2nd release date for the first book in the series fast approaches, I’ve just found out that we’re getting two copies of The Strain for FilmFetish ….