Earlier this week Collider was invited to visit Disney’s animation studios to check out almost half-an-hour of footage from its upcoming video game riff, Wreck-It Ralph and chat with the film’s director Chris Moore and several of the animators. During the visit, we saw how the film moved from concept to screen and got a peek inside the technical challenges involved in bringing the Ralph’s five wildly different worlds to pixelated life. Hit the jump to find out about Paperman, the innovative new short that will be paired with Ralph, and the top 25 things to know about the feature.
We have been keeping tabs on Matt Damon’s directorial ambitions for some time now. The wife-swapping Yankee tale The Trade was an early candidate for his directorial debut, but the project is on hold pending legal issues. The thriller Father Daughter Time emerged as another possibility this summer. When Damon remarked that John Krasinski will star in an upcoming project, we linked Krasinki to Father Daughter Time. However, we learned tonight that Father Daughter Time and the Krasinski collaboration are two separate projects. Krasinski came up with the idea for the untitled drama, which THR compares to Erin Brockovich in the sense that the story centers on a town being poisoned. Variety adds a bit more detail: “Damon plays a salesman who arrives in a small town only to have his whole life called into question.” More after the jump.