With directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell’s ParaNorman opening in a couple weeks, we’ve been given some swag to send off to one lucky reader. The 3D stop-motion picture centers on a young boy who can see the dead and must use this gift to lift a curse that threatens his small town. ParaNorman features the voices of Kodi-Smit McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Jodelle Ferland and more. The stop-motion animated flick opens August 17th. Hit the jump to see how you can win some swag.
Paramount has released a trailer for James Cameron’s 3D update of his 1997 film Titantic. I think the verdict is in on this movie, and since the trailer is on my computer, I can’t really comment on the 3D. However, I was reminded of how much I hate “My Heart Will Go On.” Click here for what Steve though of the footage he saw last month.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Jonathan Hyde, Victor Garber, Bernard Hill, David Warner, Gloria Stuart, and Bill Paxton. Titanic opens in 3D on April 6, 2012. It will also be re-released in 2D.
Focus Features will reteam with Coraline animation studio LAIKA for two upcoming pictures. Focus will distribute the first film under the deal, ParaNorman, on August 17, 2012. The film will be only the second stop-motion animated film to be released in 3D. Directed by Sam Fell (Flushed Away) and Chris Butler (storyboard supervisor on Coraline), ParaNorman is a comedy thriller about a local boy (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) who can speak with the dead, which comes in handy when his town becomes under siege from zombies, ghosts, witches, moronic grown-up, and a centuries-old curse. The voice cast also includes Casey Affleck, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintze-Plasse, Bernard Hill, Tempestt Bledsoe, Elaine Stritch, and Anna Kendrick.
The yet-to-be-named second picture will be released by Focus in 2014. Hit the jump for the full press release.