Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations to direct a remake of Yellow Submarine for Disney.
Disney and acclaimed film director Robert Zemeckis are in talks to direct a remake of the 1968 classic Yellow Submarine,” reported Variety.
Disney had no comment regarding the deal, but the studio is in the middle of acquiring the rights to the film’s soundtrack. The 1968 film was based around songs from the Beatles. Disney is trying to acquire the rights to the title track, Eleanor Rigby, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, When I'm Sixty-Four and With a Little Help From My Friends.
The original film, produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate, was a 2-D cartoon directed by George Dunning.
Reuters described the original film as revolving around “a soldier called Old Fred who meets up with The Beatles and travels in a yellow submersible to Pepperland. Among the creatures the group encounters are the music-hating Blue Meanies.”
The remake would be done in performance capture, like Zemeckis’ previous animated films, and would appear in 3-D.
The hope is that the film would premiere around the time of the 2012 Summer Olympics, beginning July 27 in London.
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Fujifilm announced its first 3-D point-and-shoot at the Photokina imaging tradeshow in Germany last year. At the Photo Marketing Association Australia tradeshow held in June in Sydney, the Japanese company showcased a more streamlined and stylish version of the 3-D camera.
The camera uses dual lenses and has a 10-megapixel resolution. To view the 3-D images users can put them on a special 3-D enabled digital photo frame or print them with a special 3-D printing process that needs no glasses to view. The camera will cost $600 with the frame for showing the images selling for about $200 and the prints are said to cost under $5 each.
Fujifilm posted a new FinePix 3D W1 Web site on Aug. 18.
Disney and Pixar have released a new trailer for the Toy Story 1 and 2 double-feature debuting the classics in 3-D for the first time.
October 2 is the official release
date for the films, which will be a double feature
for the price of one ticket. Showings will run
for exactly two weeks before vanishing in anticipation
of next year's Toy Story 3 in 3-D.
In cinemas worldwide in December - In the epic action adventure Avatar, James Cameron, the director of Titanic, takes us to a spectacular new in depth world beyond our imagination.
Following are more links to movie preview trailers for upcoming 3-D films.
Peter Jackson's currently filming 3-D test footage that may bring a whole new dimension to his remake of the historic Dam Busters movie. He's reportedly shooting test footage in New Zealand to see how feasible it is right now. Jackson's reported to be interested because 3-D could enable the audience to experience the history of the Dambusters in a much more physical way. Imagine a Lancaster bomber roaring along with its four Merlin engines just 60 feet above a lake, then dropping a bouncing bomb that skips right out of the cinema screen at you.
The 1955 The Dam Busters movie chronicled real-life Operation Chastise using real RAF pilots and genuine wartime Lancaster bombers. Some details had to be censored since the technology was still classified and the hero, Richard Todd (playing Wing Co. Guy Gibson) was himself in the parachute regiment and took part in the D-Day landings.
ShockTillYouDrop.com spoke with actress Milla Jovovich and got as much information out of her as possible about her plans to return to the Resident Evil franchise with fiance/director Paul W.S. Anderson.
One hint she dropped was that Anderson had signed a deal with James Cameron's 3-D team, who are currently doing the anticipated Avatar, to handle the 3-D duties on the fourth installment.
Anderson has really been getting prepared to make his return to directing the franchise since the first movie, especially with the 3-D factor being added to the equation. "He's been really studying it and seeing all the different things they have and watching every 3-D movie ever made pretty much," Milla said. "Especially for a movie like this, because it's wild and a lot of action and a lot of potential for 3-D to use the medium at its best. Paul has been going to every 3-D company and he's now signed a deal to go with Jim Cameron's 3-D company, they did Avatar, it should be pretty interesting"
The program schedule at the 3-D Center of Art and Photography in Portland, Oregon is now more regularized. The center will be opening either a new gallery exhibition or a new Stereo Theatre show each first Thursday.
In the Gallery
Participating Artists: Eliza Boné, Judi Brandel, Rich Burton, Lisa Metzger, Nance Paternoster, Xavier Ramirez and Dawn Waldel.
In the Stereo Theatre
The 3-D Center of Art and Photography is located at 1928 NW Lovejoy in Portland, Oregon. Call (503) 227-6667.
The 3-D Center of Art and Photography has regular monthly Stereo Theatre and 3-D Art Exhibitions. Open Thursday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. First Thursday (Free), 6 to 9 p.m. Admission for adults (over 15) is $5.
Imagine exploring an alien world where odd creatures roam bizarre terrain in search of food. Then witness the attack and counterattack of viral bacteria at a cellular level. Now imagine it all in 3-D! On Friday, August 7, The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, also called The Health Museum premiered the new 3-D film called Planet You 3-D. It is an experience that will take you to a world you never knew existed before, a world that is so much closer than you think. It is a microscopic journey into the foreign landscape that is your own…skin!
This 3-D film mixes live action and cutting-edge digital computer animation to tell the story of just a few of the thousands of tiny critters that live on the surface of human skin, like the microscopically scary Dermatophagoides, or, house dust mite. His sole focus in life is to feed on dead skin flakes. It turns out that this is essentially a good thing, except that the excrement of this half-millimeter creature can cause asthma or allergic reactions. Without giving the movie away, it would be wise to replace bed pillows every six months.
Other creepy crawlies starring in the film include the Louse and Deer ticks, always ready to make a meal out of us. And of course, there are the ever-present bacteria that share our lives. At this cellular level, witness the truly catastrophic paper cut, and the miraculous process of how the human body’s skin heals itself at an incredible rate. Viewers will encounter it all, at an animated, microscopic level not seen before. It will leave them both amazed and perhaps a little uncomfortable in their own skin. But it will certainly be an unforgettable experience.
The 18-minute Planet You 3-D film is an original production and licensing venture of The Health Museum and The Museum of Science, Boston. This film is the first of a planned series of Planet You 3-D film collaborations that will tease the senses and amaze the mind.
The partnership between the two institutions also marks the first time in museum/science center history that original, science-based, digital 3-D films will be produced for a museum-focused audience. “Planet You 3-D will most certainly introduce a whole new world of science to kids of every age. Adding this film to our existing, highly interactive, technology-based exhibits will further establish The Heath Museum as a leader in creating the innovative museum experience,” said Jon Iszard, President and CEO of The Health Museum.
“Considering the techno-savvy generation of today, digital 3-D films are absolutely an effective way to excite kids about science while still being very entertaining,” said Phil Lindsey, Vice President of Exhibit and Business Development. “Our partnership with The Museum of Science, Boston combines experience and resources that will create a highly-interactive science adventure that will excite all of the senses, and Planet You 3-D is just good gross fun!”
The Health Museum will preview Planet You 3-D with media and invited guests on Thursday, August 6 at 6 p.m. in The Health Museum’s McGovern Theatre, where 4-D capability will add synchronized environmental effects for an even more immersive experience.
Planet You 3-D is a new, permanent film at The Health Museum. Admission to the film is included in the cost of a general admission ticket to the museum.
The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and is located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District at 1515 Hermann Drive Houston, Texas.
According to Variety, Mark Thomas of Elsinore Films is producing a 3-D musical Hamlet targeting the Harry Potter and High School Musical market. The movie will be the first of six adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, based on musical versions created by U.K. theater company Shakespeare 4 Kidz.
The other five pics in the series are Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Tempest.
Alongside the movies, Elsinore will shoot TV show Movie Quest -A Romeo 4 Juliet, a public search to find two undiscovered young actors to play the lead parts of Romeo and Juliet.
Hamlet lends itself to a 3-D treatment. The producers hope to include a ghost that hovers in front of the audience's eyes (reminds us of a William Castle promotion), cannon fire that flies into the auditorium and a sword fight that appears to happen all around viewers.
According to Blu-ray.com, 3-D Blu-ray is a lot closer than we think. Deputy senior general manager of Sony Corporation's home entertainment group Yoshinami Takashi announced that the specifications needed to achieve theatrical quality 3-D in the home will be adopted before the end of 2009, with most movie studios close to an agreement on the final format for 3-D Blu-ray. This means that 3-D capable discs and players will be hitting the market in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Consumers that purchase new 3-D Blu-ray equipment will also have to buy compatible displays and the new, standard 3-D glasses that are being created in conjunction with the new machines as well. There haven't been any announcements as to which films we will see in 3-D Blu-ray yet.
Sony Pictures confirmed the deal that it is joining with Sony Music Entertainment to release a movie featuring behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage from preparation for the late singer's This Is It concert series in London. The film will also feature interviews with some of Jackson's closest showbiz friends and a look back at the star’s career.
Sony paid $60 million to concert producer AEG and the singer's estate for rights to turn the footage into a movie. Though the deal was negotiated in July 2009, it was officially approved by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge in August 2009.
The studio will release the film, also called This Is It, worldwide on Friday, Oct. 30. The only other movie currently scheduled to open Oct. 30 is The Weinstein Co.'s comedy Youth in Revolt.
Sony also revealed that some sequences, which were shot for use in the concert, will be in digital 3-D.
High School Musical director Kenny Ortega, Jackson's creative partner on the concert series, is directing the movie. That will consist primarily of sorting through and editing the hundreds of hours of footage for which Sony has obtained theatrical rights.
Ortega said, “The world will see what our team was so fortunate to experience. He was the architect of This Is It, and we were his builders. It will also show Michael as one of the greatest entertainers in the world and one of the industry's most creative minds. This Is It was Michael’s last theatrical work and although it was still a work in progress, I think the footage will show that the process was something that Michael deeply enjoyed and that it was clear that he was on his way to another theatrical triumph.”
The 66th Venice Film Festival has announced the nine nominees for its inaugural 3-D prize for the best 3-D stereoscopic film of the year. The Persol 3-D Award will be presented to the feature film that best embodies the exploration into this new frontier of film language, which is attracting enormous creative attention from filmmakers and producers, and is greatly enjoyed by audiences. The latest generation of Stereoscopic 3-D is a way of watching films focusing attention back on cinema theatres, and that has been seen as a crucial turning point in the history of film, a “third cinematic revolution” (after sound and color). The Award is associated with Persol, official sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival for the fourth year in a row.
The nine nominees, all from the U.S., include
The other two nominees are also scheduled to play at the festival. Up is part of the lineup for the Venice Pixar program and The Hole will have its world premiere at Venice. The new award is just one of several 3-D-inspired additions to the film festival. There will also be a new Orizzonti 3-D section this year. Jury members for the 3-D prize include 3-D filmmaker Nadia Ranocchi and U.S. film critics Scott Foundas and Dave Kehr.
The festival also is showing the 3-D films Daimon and Cock-Crow. The Venice International Film Festival has chosen to dedicate specific space to Stereoscopic 3-D cinema that will culminate with the attribution of the Persol 3-D Award. In this context, the Orizzonti section will present, as Events, the screening of the only two 3-D stereoscopic feature films made by Italian filmmakers David Zamagni and Nadia Ranocchi (who is also a member of the 3-D Award jury): Daimon and Cock-Crow, which will be presented in its world premiere screening. Two works which experiment with particular 3-D stereoscopic techniques, which provide the image with the qualities of a bas-relief, transforming the eye into an almost “tactile” instrument.
The 66th Venice Film Festival runs Sept. 2 through 12.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release Up on Nov. 10 as a four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($45.99); two-disc standard DVD ($39.99) and a single DVD.
The title is the next major 3-D theatrical film that will roll out without the eye-popping effects on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Advanced, or stereoscopic, 3-D technology standards have not yet been set for home viewing.
DreamWorks Animation and distributor Paramount Home Entertainment also recently chose to bow Monsters vs. Aliens on Sept. 29 without 3-D to avoid having to downgrade the film’s theatrical imagery to anaglyph form.
A Disney spokeswoman confirmed that the title will lack 3-D effects. The studio has included anaglyph glasses for such previous releases as The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience and Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, but did not for Bolt.
Disney is packing a lot of bonus features into Up, especially on Blu-ray. Exclusive extras in the high-def set include Cine-Explore, a visual clip montage illustrating the director’s commentary, BD Live-enabled Global Guardian Badge Game and several featurettes on characters Russell, Carl, Kevin the bird, among other items.
The Blu-ray and two-DVD versions both include digital copy.
BBC Channel 4 is to show previously unseen footage of Queen Elizabeth shot in 3-D during her coronation year.
Program makers said The Queen in 3-D would transport viewers back in time to 1953 and would feel like the monarch was "walking right past you".
The two hour-long shows will tell the story of two men, now in their 80s, who filmed the 3-D newsreel.
Special glasses needed to view them will be given out free in Sainsbury's stores before they air later this year.
The original 3-D color newsreel, Royal Review, filmed by director Bob Angell and cameraman Arthur Wooster, followed the Queen before and after her coronation.
The Channel 4 series will also include footage of the Queen at the Epsom Derby and on a boat trip on the River Thames.
David Glover, commissioning editor for The Queen in 3-D, said: "When I was told that there was unseen footage of the Queen's coronation in 3-D I didn't really believe it at first. You watch as the crowds wave at the coronation and you see the young Queen Elizabeth walking right past you
Commissioning editor David Glover said, "Watching it didn't disappoint. It was like turning the TV set into a window - you draw back the curtains and look straight back into 1953. Watching period 3-D documentary footage is about as close to time travel as one can get."
The programs will be shown in ColorCode 3-D, which looks almost like an ordinary image when viewed without the glasses, which have an amber and a dark blue lens. It does not need to be viewed on a 3-D-ready television.
The Queen in 3-D is part of Channel 4's planned week of programming to celebrate the "golden era" of 3-D footage.
The week will also feature the hour-long Derren Brown's 3-D Magic Spectacular, which will see Brown "play host to some of the world's greatest, funniest and most shocking magicians".
The compilation show The Greatest Ever 3-D Moments will also be shown.
A Laurel and Hardy View-Master set sold for $17 with two bids. The GAF Belgian factory created a special "album format", an 8" x 8" packet-folder that was produced and distributed for the European market only. These are designated by an NB or ND prefix and included Disney, movie, TV, animation and juvenile subjects. These packets are extremely scarce in the United States and are seldom offered in Europe. This one, ND 105-N Laurel and Hardy is hardly ever offered for sale in the states.
A Japanese Samurai stereoview sold for $310 with two bids. This is an early and original stereoview photo of six Samurai warriors, circa 1860's-1870's. The stereoview has a flat light yellow mount with square corners. There are no markings on front or back. The seller thought this view was probably issued in Japan as it is on a very narrow mount that they had not encountered before. The mount measures 6 3/4" long by 3 1/4" wide.
A Murdo, South Dakota stereoview sold for $378.09 with 14 bids. The auction featured a 1906 view of the town looking southwest on Main Street in Murdo, South Dakota. Pictured are the Murdo State Bank, The Davenport Cafe & Grill Room, Rose Bud Saloon, General Store, etc.
A Devil's Gate, Nevada stereoview sold for $499 with 7 bids. An old circa 1860's stereoview, one of Noe's Views at his No. 27 South C Street, Viriginia City, NV photography studio titled Devil's Gate, Nevada. Albumen photo mounted on cardboard. Card measures 3.4" x 6.95".
DEVIL'S GATE It gives..."a forcible impression of the unhallowed character of the place," J. Ross Browne - 1860. This rugged reef of metamorphic rock was once one of the famous landmarks of the Nevada Territory. In June 1850, John Orr and Nickolas Kelly unearthed a gold nugget nearby, the first ever found in Gold Canyon. For the next 10 years, the canyon was the scene of placer mining and one of the first stamp mills in the Territory was erected just to the south of Devil's Gate during summer 1860. During the brief Paiute War of May, 1860, the people of Silver City built a stone battlement atop the eastern summit and constructed a wooden cannon for protection. Devil's Gate marks the boundary line between Storey and Lyon Counties. Through this narrow gorge paraded thousands of the most adventurous souls of the mining West as they made their way to the gold and silver mines of the Comstock Lode. .
Noe's studio burned down in 1875.
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