Fox Animation Plans "The Story of Ferdinand"

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Fox Animation Plans

Fox Animation Studios has acquired Munro Leaf's classic 1936 children’s book "The Story of Ferdinand" and plans to turn it into a CG feature film adaptation reports Vulture.

Ferdinand is a pacifist bull who’d rather relax in the outdoors than seek thrills with the matadors. Since its first publication, it has remained one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.

Talk of a new feature film adaptation began after the book was used in a scene in ...


Shepard Direct The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

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Shepard Direct The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

The Hollywood Reporter says, Richard Shepard ("The Matador," "The Hunting Party") has signed to direct the dark comedy "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" for Overture Films.

Based on Assi Dayan's 1997 Israeli film "Mar Baum", the story explores how a New York City man uses the last hour and a half of life he's been told he has left.

Daniel Taplitz adapted the screenplay. ...


Brosnan On Greatest

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Brosnan On Greatest

Pierce Brosnan may tell you that singing with Meryl Streep in Mama Mia was intimidating, but in his latest movie, The Greatest, that just premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, the Irish actor goes places, emotionally, he has never gone before, playing a grief-stricken father opposite Susan Sarandon.

In this exclusive interview, Brosnan talks about the challenges he had preparing for this role and the conscious decision he made not to have in family around during filming. He t ...


Yari Film Group In Trouble

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Yari Film Group In Trouble

The film distribution arm of Yari Film Group has been forced into involuntary bankruptcy says the trades.

Founder Bob Yari says it was compelled to file for involuntary bankruptcy as the result of a court order "prompted by the actions of four creditors with disputed debts."

The company was left with no other option but to commence substantial layoffs and to suspend its releasing activities.

The shutdown will not impair its ongoing movi ...


Anne Fletcher Trains The Matadors

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Anne Fletcher Trains The Matadors
Choreographer Anne Fletcher is set to direct Disney comedy "Matadors" for Adam Shankman to produce reports Variety.

Penned by Mike Bender, the film is based on the true story of the Chicago Bulls' troupe of male dancing cheerleaders.

The main story will deal with a pair of basketball fans who form a cheerleading squad, and will feature several major dance sequences.

Disney is also in negotiations with the NBA to get the league's full co-operation on the project. ...