Mattel to create toy line for James Cameron’s Avatar – plus how amazing will the benchmark effects be?

Fox Licensing & Merchandising has selected Mattel to develop a toy line inspired by one of the most anticipated films of the year – James Cameron’s Avatar. Tapped as master toy licensee for the epic sci-fi film property, Mattel will create a line of action figures and vehicles scheduled to hit retail nationwide in October ….

Will Hamilton or Schwarzenegger appear in Terminator Salvation? What don’t you fucking understand?

I attended the Warner Brothers panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday, and Terminator Salvation director McG led the audience through some of the current developments in the production. During the panel’s Q&A, a fan asked if the current media blitz over Bale’s verbal lashing of director of photography Shane Hurlbut has hurt the ….

Casino Royale director to helm action thriller Nagasaki Deadline

Feature film production in Hollywood has slowed down dramatically in recent months, amid uncertainty over a potential SAG strike, and the slowing economy. But according to a report on Variety, movie studios are hedging against a strike and moving ahead with more than 40 high profile films in the spring and summer of next year. ….

James Cameron’s Avatar to be released in IMAX 3D opening day

IMAX and Twentieth Century Fox announced this morning that they have reached agreement to release the highly anticipated 3D motion picture Avatar in IMAX 3D simultaneously with the motion picture’s premiere in conventional 3D theatres on December 18, 2009. Avatar is directed and written by Oscar Winner James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, ….

James Cameron says Avatar largest scale sci-fi project he’s ever attempted

James Cameron was recently interviewed in Los Angeles about his upcoming sci-fi epic Avatar, where he’s been working feverishly on the new film, which is due in theaters on December 18, 2009. According to a story in The Edmonton Post, the director says that his 1997 blockbuster Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, pales ….

A noble effort for Macbeth director

Geoffrey Wright, (director of Romper Stomper and Cherry Falls) must have had a great time bringing his newest effort to the screen. Macbeth is a sexy and stylish, contemporary retelling of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. While I felt it somewhat confined to it’s inspiration’s dialogue and even storyline, it was a visually stunning ….

Geoffrey Wright’s Macbeth synopsis

Geoffrey Wright’s Macbeth, distributed by Union Station Media and Truly Indie, opens July 6th, 2007 at the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, New York City. From the mind of Geoffrey Wright, (Romper Stomper, Cherry Falls) comes a sexy, stylish, contemporary retelling of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Macbeth. This archetypal tale of the ….

George Lucas receives AFI’s 33rd Life Achievement Award

Thousands of guests filled the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, last night for the 33rd American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award honoring George Lucas. The two-hour special event, executive produced and written by Bob Gazzale and directed and co-produced by Louis J. Horvitz, was taped for telecast on USA Network on Monday, June ….

More on James Cameron’s Avatar

According to the Hollywood North Report, Joel Moore (Dodgeball) has been all but confirmed for a lead inJames Cameron’s upcoming return to the big screen; the science fiction epic Avatar. According to the story, in the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran is brought to another planet named Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na’vi, a race with their own ….

Malcolm McDowell to Host Event for Jules Verne Adventure Film Fest

“THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH…IS EARTH ITSELF” is the stunningly simple and profoundly accurate premise of the spectacular Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival and Expositions (JVAFF). France’s most feted film festival for the past 15 years, and an internationally celebrated event for those passionate about cinema, adventure, exploration, discovery and natural preservation, JVAFF will herald its upcoming ….

Alien vs. Predator 2 Moving Forward

Last week IGN reported that Fox was on the verge of hiring a pair of special effects expert brothers, Greg and Colin Strause, to direct Alien Vs. Predator. The duo later confirmed the story on their web site. I guess Fox has decided to totally give up on bringing back the Ridley Scott and James Cameron days of the franchise altogether. Replacing drama ….