Following last week’s Asteroids movie announcement, The Hollywood Reporter is either messing with our heads in an elaborate practical joke, or Hollywood has finally reached the bottom of the barrel.Â Deamworks has acquired the film rights to the View-Master toy from Mattel and is asking the writers behind the new Transformers movie to pen the script. Story specifics are being kept under wraps, though Kane, who tweeted his involvement during the holiday weekend, said, “It’ll be like the old ’80s Amblin movies: ‘Goonies,’ ‘Young Sherlock’ … in that vein.” That post has been taken down. Amblin-style movies has been the
Press Release Los Angeles (November 14, 2008) â€“ Imagi Studios announced today that it has signed worldwide licensing agreements with IDW Publishing, American Greetings, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Jazwares Inc., and D3Publisher for Astro Boy, its upcoming CG-animated film based on the adventures of the superhero icon. The studioâ€™s agreement with American Greetings also extends to future Imagi films. Astro Boy, slated for domestic release on October 23, 2009, is being distributed worldwide by Summit Entertainment except for Imagiâ€™s reserved territories of Japan, Hong Kong and China.
I’m sure it isn’t a literal ton of toys – well, maybe it is, I haven’t weighed the average action figure lately – in any case, Hasbro as announced several new toy lines at the San Diego Comic-Con. I don’t have any awesome cool pictures, but if you are at the show and stop by the Hasbro booth, take a few snaps for us, won’t you?