“I’ve been a fan of Asian animation and illustration all my life,” George Lucas said. “Asian cinema has had a particularly big impact on a lot of my work. When we began thinking about developing new ways to explore the craft of animation, it seemed a natural step to combine the two. By having a base in Singapore, we can create a new style of animation that will blend East and West and offer something not seen before.”
Keira Knightley is set to star in Domino, scripted by Richard Kelly of Donnie Darko.
The summary, from Hollywood Reporter:
The real-life story centers on Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, who starred in the original version of “The Manchurian Candidate.” Domino Harvey ditched a career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. The project has long been gestating at Scott Free, but it heated up when Scott took to Kelly’s script, which incorporates flashbacks, flash-forwards, and characters from “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Suzy McKee Charnas talks about teaching at this year’s Clarion East, a writer’s workshop for fantasy and science fiction
As Star Wars fans, we really have no right to complain about merchandising. But an Arwen’s pendant navel ring? That might just be going a bit too far.
Can’t wait for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to be finished? Keep up with the news and find what’s been proven (and disproved) at this handy info site.
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This is creeping me out. Imagine Mark Hamill, and that McRandle chick naked and floating arund the room, like if in space. Perish the thought!
discretely avoiding linking to our archive of archaic Luke/Mara fanfic. I’m sure there’s floaty sex in there somewhere, but I value my sanity too much to actually look.
Kerry Conran, who helms Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, will be directing A Princess of Mars.
A Cinescape poll has Joss Whedon as the leading choice to helm the next X-Men movie. Whedonesque discusses the possibility.
And of course, the big movie news of the week… Pierce Brosnan steps down as James Bond.
I brave AICN so you don’t have to!
Herc, probably best known for being the guy who always dropped the Buffy and Angel spoilers, had a chance to see the Lost pilot. Contains (duh) spoilers!
Rebelscum’s Comic Con wrap-up highlights the Con floor.