Coming off the paws of Clifford the Big Red Dog getting the big-screen treatment, across the pond, another beloved children’s character is being adapted into a feature film.
According to Variety, Studiocanal is partnering with “Harry Potter” bigwig David Heyman to adapt Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear. Paul King (“The Mighty Boosh”) will direct the movie, which will be half-CGI, half-live-action.
Paddington has enjoyed great success in the children’s literature world, having sold… Continue reading Paddington Bear Movie: Book To Be Developed Into Feature Film
You probably haven’t heard of Tarzan and Arab, identical twin brothers from Gaza who, until recently, had never done what you likely do on a regular basis: go to the movies. There are no cinemas in the Hamas-controlled Gaza, something that makes the twins’s story that much more amazing. Tarzan and Arab — real names: Ahmed and Mohamed Abu Nasser — are aspiring filmmakers who have… Continue reading Tarzan and Arab: Gaza-Based Filmmakers Look for First Feature Funding
Last week the Oscar race was tightened for at least one category as the Documentary Short Subject field was narrowed down from 35 eligible titles to 8 shortlisted finalists (head over to my documentary blog for info on each of those). In about a month, a similar shortlist will be announced for the Documentary Feature category, when the Academy’s Documentary Branch whittles the number down… Continue reading Doc Talk: Predicting the Documentary Feature Oscar: 5 Plausible Nominees; 5 Possible Alternates; and 5 Unconventional Suggestions