Doug Sweetland, who directed the wonderful Looney Tunes-style Pixar short Presto, has been tapped to helm Sony Pictures Animation’s The Familiars. Per Heat Vision, “The story centers on three young wizard apprentices who, after being whisked away by an evil queen, must rely on their animal companions, or familiars — an alley cat, a blue jay and a tree frog — to escape.” Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson will write the screenplay based on their recently-released children’s book. Sam Raimi and Josh Donen are executive producing.
Sweetland worked at Pixar for 16 years and earned Annie awards for his work on Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and Toy Story 2. He earned an Annie nomination and an Oscar nomination for Presto.
The writer/directors talk about their directorial debut which is now in theaters.
Gal Gadot also gets a new stylish image showing off her Diana Prince character.
Ponsoldt also discusses telling the story from David Lipsky's eyes but also conveying David Foster Wallace's perspective.
'Black Mass' and 'Sicario' will both play at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theaters on September 18, 2015.
On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, the crew discusses Channing Tatum possibly leaving 'Gambit', the trailers for 'The Night Before' and '13 Hours', 'Wonder Woman', and more.
Brad Bird’s film gets 'Mission: Impossible' right by building a team around everything going wrong.
"From tragedy comes opportunity ..."
The interconnected 'Ghostbusters' universe may be happening after all.
The true story drama revolves around the Boston Globe journalists who rocked the world with their investigation.