Friday, April 15, 2011

SPA and Zemeckis Make a Hybrid?

Variety reports Sony Pictures Animation, having optioned the book "How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack," intends to have Robert Zemekis produce a live action-animation hybrid feature from the story.

Zemeckis' ImageMovers banner will produce with the Gotham Group. Pic is being developed as an R-rated live-action/CG-hybrid budgeted in the $20 million-$30 million range.

Zemeckis has not committed to direct. He's weighing several options in the wake of "Mars Needs Moms" bombing at the box office and Disney's decision to pull the plug on his planned "Yellow Submarine" remake.

We enjoyed representing the artists who toiled and achieved at ImageMover's Digital. And we get the unyielding march of technology. Like them or not, the films of ImageMover's Digital pushed the technological envelope. IMD was, in our view, a progressive animation studio making "cutting-edge technology" films.

We hope to see Robert and the Imagemover moniker at SPA. We look forward to representing artists bring more of his brand of entertainment to a theater near you.


Anonymous said... mo-cap?

Anonymous said...

They tried, after carefully hooking up hundreds of sensitive sensors and rigging extensive camera systems Bob discovered that concrete lawn decor does not move.

Anonymous said...

oh brother.... another garden gnome movie.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet that the new version of "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" will be far superior to this gnomic interpretation of it.

The original with Kim Darby scared the crap out of me as a kid.

Anonymous said...

a cg hybrid budgeted for 20-30 mil? Yeah... good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for giving Zemeckis and Mo cap some credit! There needs to be more people like you on the web.

Anonymous said...

Bob Zemeckis should weigh anchor and quit while he's behind. HIS ANIMATED MOVIES SUCK BALLS.

And I dont really believe Zemeckis has added any sort of respectability to Mocap... I'm hoping you're being sarcastic.

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