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Michael Mann will direct his first CAYOM film since Y2's critically acclaimed, Best Picture winner And the Band Played On... for Phoenix Fire Entertainment.

 

Among the Insurrectionists will be an adaptation of a Luke Mogelson non-fiction longread for The New Yorker magazine, that details the story of a journalist infiltrated among the Donald Trump-supporting rally at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, who ends up going on an investigation on the background of the invasion and some of the protagonist invaders.

 

Production will begin soon.

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Horizon Entertainment has cancelled it's y9 plans. Some films like project ruby will be pushed back to y10. Horizon will also produce The Great Mouse War, a film about Micheal Eisner and his tenure as the head of Disney

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Horizon Entertainment has cancelled it's y9 plans. Some films like project ruby will be pushed back to y10. Horizon will also produce The Great Mouse War, a film about Micheal Eisner and his tenure as the head of Disney

A director has not been decided but rumors have been swirling that Jason Seagal is the top choice for the controversial CEO

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Michael Mann will direct his first CAYOM film since Y2's critically acclaimed, Best Picture winner And the Band Played On... for Phoenix Fire Entertainment.

 

Among the Insurrectionists will be an adaptation of a Luke Mogelson non-fiction longread for The New Yorker magazine, that details the story of a journalist infiltrated among the Donald Trump-supporting rally at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, who ends up going on an investigation on the background of the invasion and some of the protagonist invaders.

 

Production will begin soon.

 

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Despite being announced very recently as a Michael Mann film entering production, creative difficulties in turning Among the Insurrectionists into a narrative feature has canned the project in its original, fiction narrative form.

 

Similarly to what the studio did to Y8's Eminem-esque - originally announced as a narrative feature but later turned into a documentary feature, garnering Phoenix Fire Entertainment's second Best Documentary Feature nomination (the first being Y7's The Gift of Life) - Among the Insurrectionists will instead release as a documentary from the filmmakers of Attica instead. It'll possibly be for Y10, as Phoenix Fire already has its own Y9 documentary and Best Documentary Feature contender in Lyric Cabral's War on Drugs: America's Modern Conflict.

 

(This is why I don't like to do announcements anymore lol.)

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Studio Groundswell is entering the next stretch of developing films for Y9, and the studio is very exciting about its last five films. Yes, the studio has five more releases coming up, not counting Among Us and Super Monkey Ball—but there’s been major shake-ups in the process.

 

Firstly, The Bible Thief has been canceled for good. The studio has found the film’s story to be pointless and believes that the studio’s time would be better spent on other projects.

 

This means that Good Manners, a comedic film that could release in a variety of places, will take the vacant August 22nd date. Groundswell is also proud to announce that Clueless Director Amy Heckerling has been tapped to direct in order to liken the film to the vibes of 90s comedy.

 

Replacing that film on September 19th is Shikar, an adaptation of a Jack Warner novel that Groundswell describes as “a Jaws-ish thriller with a tiger in a small town.” The film was planned as a Y10 release until Groundswell saw potential in the film as a Y9 release. Gavin O’Connor, director The Accountant, will helm the project.

 

Grace and Mercy, Groundswell’s [serious-effort] feature film adaptation of the gorilla glue incident that occurred last year, will release on Halloween. They’re debating on whether to go forward with Mike Faist musical The Crummy Shindig, though it targets a Thanksgiving release.

 

Groundswell also has a secret project in the works that video game fans will be very excited about. “Stay tuned,” said a spokesperson.

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Studio Groundswell is ready to announce the secret project that was alluded to last week. After agreeing to share the franchise rights with Horizon Entertainment (@Reddroast), Studio Groundswell is proud to present Kirby and the King’s Caper, a computer-animated feature film coming to theaters on March 21st, Y9.

 

Kirby and the King’s Caper is a reimagining of events from Kirby Super Star that will perform the legwork of introducing the Kirby franchise’s most beloved characters to movie audiences. The official synopsis follows:

 

”Kirby finds himself far from home after Chef Kawasaki finds him in a floating barrel while fishing at the river near his restaurant. Meanwhile, problems caused by a giant bird of prey named Dyna Blade provoke selfish emperor King Dedede to steal food from the residents of Dream Land. When Kawasaki becomes a victim of this theft, Kirby doesn’t hesitate to set things right—even while a mysterious tracker, Meta Knight, follows Kirby’s trail in an effort to bring him back to where he came from.”

 

The Bad Guys director Pierre Perifel will make his CAYOM directorial debut with Kirby and the King’s Caper. The following cast list may not have all of the film’s roles, but it does have the cast members who play the biggest characters:

 

Terry Crews as King Dedede

Diego Luna as Meta Knight

Kumail Nanjiani as Chef Kawasaki

Joe Du Truglio as Escargoon

Elizabeth Banks as Waddle Doo

Andy Samberg as Bandana Waddle Dee

Nik Dodani as Whispy Woods

 

On Studio Groundswell’s decision to greenlight and fast-track production of a Kirby animated film, a spokesperson stated that “with the recent release of a critically acclaimed Kirby game and the renewed zeitgeist that followed, Groundswell observed Y9 to be the correct cultural moment for a Kirby movie.” Studio Groundswell is confident that Kirby and the King’s Caper will be a better quality film than Pikmin, Banjo-Kazooie, and Animal Crossing, which were the three other animated video game adaptations made by affiliates of Groundswell.

 

Kirby and the King’s Caper releases only in theaters on March 21st, Y9. Production on the film is underway [with production scheduled to be finished on Memorial Day].

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What do you get when you combine a scheming drug dealer, a horny sea monster, and an incompetent psychiatrist? According to Fossil Record Studios head Mark Pierce, the answer is The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, a raunchy R-rated animated comedy based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Moore. The movie is scheduled for release in the summer of Y10, and represents a break from Fossil Record's typical fare of science-fiction and fantasy dramas. Unlike most other animation studios, Fossil Record has typically shied away from comedy, with the exception of last year's flop Funny Business. 

 

 

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After some deliberation, Studio Groundswell will be swapping the release dates of two of its biggest titles. Alakazam! will be bumped forward to March 21st, Y9, and Kirby and King’s Caper will take the May 9th date instead.

 

The studio realized that Alakazam!, an original animated comedy without much audience overlap with films based on IPs, has a better chance of coexisting with March releases like Starlight 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as Kirby would have caused a box office “log jam” between those films. Meanwhile, the May 9th date allows Kirby to thrive throughout the Summer movie season without having to worry as much about conflicting with the films around it (as major May films The Hunted and Grand Theft Auto are targeting different primary audiences than Kirby.)

 

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Horizon Entertainment has hired Jon Favreau to work on Dragon Ball trilogy. Favreau will direct the film and write the script.  Hailee Steinfeld has signed on to play Bulma while Dave Baustia will be Piccolo. Donnie Yen is rumored to play Master Roshi. The 1st film is being fast tracked for y9

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Cookie Pictures Animation announces "Anya's Ghost" and updates on other projects

The surprise success of "Everything We Miss" has fueled a new direction at the studio, with an increased focus on older audiences

 

After Alpha Pictures' Laika won Best Picture in Year 7, and Cookie Pictures' own Everything We Miss grossed $160 million worldwide and scored six nominations and two wins at the Academy Awards last year, including Best Animated Feature, Cookie Pictures Animation will be further investing in the production of animated features intended for older audiences, as well as a general brand identity shift to stand out from a crowded family market. These films are intended to be major releases produced in the $40 to $90 million range, much larger than the $15 million price tag of Everything We Miss. Tentpole-sized productions are also in the cards, but it'll be a gradual process to start with.

 

The first film being developed under this initiative is an adaptation of the coming-of-age dramedy Anya's Ghost. First published in 2011, the Eisner-award-winning graphic novel from cartoonist Vera Brosgol caught Cookie Pictures President and CEO Sebastian Peters' eye last year, and a film adaptation was put in active development at the studio's animation department shortly after. Rosana Sullivan, director of the Pixar short "Kitbull" and who's also attached to the still-in-development Panthera, is set to helm it, and at an estimated expense of $65 million, Cookie Pictures hopes to have the film reach completion either in late Y9 or early Y10.

 

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Anya's Ghost tells the story of Anya, a Russian émigré to the U.S. who's shed most of her Slavic identity in order to fit in at a New England high school in the early 2010s. Despite this, she is still a self-loathing loner with bad grades and a smoking habit, and her selfish and cynical attitude alienates everyone but her own family and an equally cynical tomboy at her school who's more of a cigarette lender than a true friend. One day while deciding to skip school, Anya accidentally falls down a hole in the middle of a forest, finding herself trapped overnight with a shy and homely ghost girl from the early 20th century who, after deciding that Anya is her new best friend, refuses to leave her alone. When Anya's eventually rescued, this ghost follows her back home, and Anya discovers that the spirit is both able and willing to make life much easier for her, helping her cheat her way to good grades as well as establish contact with a boy she's got a huge crush on. A friendship between the two develops, but unexpected complications arise once the ghost's past is unearthed.

 

Unlike Everything We Miss, which was the studio's first R-rated venture, Anya's Ghost will instead be the studio's first production with a PG-13 rating. "We wanted that in between because it's still a story both for and about teenages and young adults," Peters says when discussing the film. "There's an edge to it I think few other animated films have, but it's still got its heart in the right place. I think it's very exciting to see it come to fruition and be brought before audiences the world over."

 

Anya's Ghost will be headlined by actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld as Anya, and rising Hollywood starlet Thomasin McKenzie — who also has a supporting role in the upcoming Hilda sequel — as the titular ghost. The supporting voice cast will be rounded out by the likes of Emma Mackey, Olivia Colman, Cole Sprouse, Kiernan Shipka, Alex Lawther, and Alan Tudyk.

 

Remaining in development, but will now likely premiere after Anya's Ghost is Madeline Sharafian's Florence, the romantic comedy-drama featuring the voices of Jessica Henwick and Himesh Patel. It too is set to sport a PG-13 rating, but will "probably be as far apart from Anya's Ghost as possible" in tone, instead focusing on a blossoming romance between a lonely Asian-Australian accountant and an Indian-Australian street musician in downtown Sydney, Australia. While the visual novel/puzzle game the film is based on does not have a defined setting, Peters explained that deciding to set the film in Sydney allowed the animation team to play around with the city's various locales and cultures. "As a film, it's grown larger than we expected, and so we're going to need a bit more time in the oven, but work is still progressing, and bringing it before theatrical audiences soon remains a priority."

 

While Hilda and the Black Forest, the upcoming sequel to Hilda and the Midnight Giant, will still be carrying a PG rating and a production cost estimated at $145 million, it too is part of this brand shift. The trailer shown in conjunction with the Academy Awards ceremony emphasized on it being a darker tale than its predecessor, and Peters keeps describing it as such. "It's grander. It's heavier. It's more intimate. It's much more of a drama. It's even a fair bit spookier. The Black Forest will be a big shift in look and feel from The Midnight Giant, and I think that's what makes it exciting as a venture. The source material is dear to most of us at the studio, but we wanted to start carving our own path with it."

 

A new, updated synopsis has been provided by the studio for this article:

 

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Hilda (Pixie Davies) knew that life would never be the same once she and her mother Johanna (Michelle Dockery) moved to Trolberg, but the dangers of the world outside the city walls can't compare to the existential turmoil they face within. Faced with the challenges of the modern world neither turn out to be prepared for, Johanna labors on with work and relationships while Hilda, after life as a shy and struggling twelve-year old has brought her to her lowest point, tries to seek refuge in her past, even as there's nothing left for her to return to.

 

That is, until a mysterious teenager named Thuldra (Ashley Johnson), sporting equally mysterious powers, approaches Hilda on a fateful day, telling her of a place that lies beyond the borders of existing reality — The Black Forest — where, should one brave its many frighteningly otherworldly dangers and make it through, would have their deepest desires granted by a strange and foreboding apparition known as "The Neck" (Joaquin Phoenix). Thinking this is her only shot at getting her old life back, Hilda joins Thuldra and a second mysterious teen named Gayle (Thomasin McKenzie) to venture to this dark and ominous realm, also roping in Hilda's trusted deerfox Twig and two of Hilda's classmates, Frida (Rhianna Dorris) and David (Roman Griffin Davis), on a hazardous journey that will test who they are and who they can trust, especially when it's not certain whether Thuldra and Gayle aren't luring them straight into a trap.

 

Determined to intercept and rescue Hilda from the clutches of the Black Forest, Johanna, along with the tiny elf Alfur (Himesh Patel), enlist the help of local librarian and covert powerful witch Kaisa (Imogen Poots) to travel to the dark realm and face its dangers themselves, even as Kaisa grapples with ulterior motives she keeps secret from Johanna for the time being.

 

Hilda and the Black Forest is currently set to open nationwide on December 12th, Year 9. Further Hilda films following in the footsteps of The Black Forest are also planned.

 

Further films confirmed to be in development at the studio, albeit still a few years away, include:

  • The long-gestating The Legend of Zelda adaptation. Peter Ramsey is being courted to direct after Travis Knight was dropped from the project
  • The aforementioned Panthera
  • An animated horror film based on author Emily Carroll's short story His Face All Red
  • An untitled fantasy project by WolfWalkers director Tomm Moore, said to include elements from Arthurian myth
  • An animated reimagining of the John Carter/Barsoom novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the rights of which the studio recently reacquired

 

 

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On 5/25/2022 at 3:08 PM, Reddroast said:

Horizon Entertainment has hired Jon Favreau to work on Dragon Ball trilogy. Favreau will direct the film and write the script.  Hailee Steinfeld has signed on to play Bulma while Dave Baustia will be Piccolo. Donnie Yen is rumored to play Master Roshi. The 1st film is being fast tracked for y9

Pedro Pascal has joined the project as a take on the villain Dr.Gero

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Guess who’s back, as Endless Entertainment’s gives us a bird’s eye view for their upcoming Y9 slate starting next Monday, June 6th.

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Endless Animation has completed production on their 16th film, Matilda and The Night Children, set to debut theaters this summer, June 6th, Y9 from director Ashton Corbin (Twenty Somethings, untitled Pixar feature). More details on it as well as other Endless projects are expected tomorrow rather than the event supposed to be yesterday being postponed due to business matters. The film itself should be posted this coming weekend.

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Infinite Studios and Will Packer Productions have greenlit a sequel to Y8’s smash hit Romance Road, titled Romance Road: Family Lanes. The sequel will release November 14th, Y9 as well as Tina Gordon returning to direct, as a new plot is revealed: Amelia and Malcolm over the past two years have found love with each other and a successful fashion company, but as Malcolm plans to propose, the couple deal with an impromptu family get together between Amelia’s high class parents; Michelle (Thandiwe Newton) and Booker (Idris Elba) and Malcolm’s family (his mom, Coco (Regina Hall), his dad Jackson (Ice Cube), his rowdy siblings Diana and Junior (Lyric Ross and Keith L Williams) and wildcard grandpa Hyde (Samuel L. Jackson).

 

A rerelease with ten extra minutes of never before seen footage for Romance Road will be released at the start of Y9, in an effort to push Romance Road to 100m domestic. 

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With its main Y9 slate practically closed - only one major film to release, and then some other flicks here or there to fill out its yearly schedule - Phoenix Fire Entertainment is ready to start looking into the future.

 

Our early plans draft can be found on the Studio Plans thread, but here is what we can confirm officially for Y10:

 

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The Enormous Radio - Wikipedia

 

First, we can announce that we will be moving forward with an adaptation of John Cheever's 1947 short story The Enormous Radio, to be directed by Christina Chloe, the helmer of the 2011 short film I am John Wayne, as well as episodes of The Handmaid's Tale.

 

The story takes place during 1940's suburban America, where a middle class couple, Jim and Irene Westcott, assume they have the perfect life. That is, until Jim buys a gigantic radio to scratch his and Irene's musical itch. However, the radio actually transmits conversations happening in other apartments in the same building, leading the main characters to unveil dark secrets about themselves.

 

Scarlett Johansson will be portraying Irene Westcott, while Ben Foster will play Jim Westcott. Additionally, Emmy Rossum will portray a close friend of Irene's.

 

The Enormous Radio was officially published for the first time on The New Yorker, before transitioning to multiple collections of Cheever stories. It was adapted as a radio drama and also as an episode of The Twilight Zone. No clear release date is yet planned for this feature length adaptation, though a Summer release date is not out of the cards, depending on how Tom McCarthy's The Next Good Day performs at the box office in June of this year.

 

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Next, we're proud to announce that we've tapped Winter's Bone, Leave No Trace, Paradise Island (CAYOM, Y6) and The Space Between Trees (CAYOM, Y8) helmer and Best Director-winner + double nominee Debra Granik to helm Soil, a loose adaptation of a short story of the same name by Arianna Reiche.

 

This, as aforementioned, is a different take on the story, which, in its original format, is a loosely structured, quasi-naturalistic look at the daily routine of a worker in a hotel with rather, peculiar side activities underneath the surface. In this version, we accompany Anita, a college student who starts working on a hotel to pay her college wages, and she becomes increasingly curious with a secret that the hotel is hiding.

 

Anita will be played by previous Granik collaborator Thomasin Mackenzie, while Daniel Radcliffe plays hotel manager Danny. Katie Leung, Ruby Barnhill and Seidi Haarla comprise the remaining cast.

 

Soil was originally published in November 2020 on Joyland Magazine. The feature length adaptation by Granik will be releasing in the Fall of Y10.

 

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Royal Rumble (2020) – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

 

And the third movie we can officialize for Y10 can only be described as... Celebrity Royal Rumble. That is the official title to this action-comedy directed by The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter and Peacemaker helmer Jody Hill.

 

An original script by the one and only James Gunn, this concept involves a madman creating a device that traps celebrities in his basement, and the only way out he allows them is if they participate in a 30-Person Royal Rumble match. As pro wrestling is scripted, he has a script, very much inspired by the 90's and early 2000's era of pro wrestling - but the world is a different place, and as the celebrities refuse to follow the script as he wishes, insanity unfolds.

 

Michael Rooker leads the film, with an ensemble cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Florence PughJohn Cena, Dave BautistaDavid Arquette, Hannah RaeJames Austin Johnson, Pamela Anderson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among many other surprise cast members, in what promises to be a film with a lot of curiosity surrounding who will walk down the ramp to enter the ring, as well as what lessons will Rooker's character learn.

 

Celebrity Royal Rumble will be released in December Y10, one month ahead of the real life WWE Royal Rumble PPV, which happens yearly in January.

 

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Other already announced projects, such as the documentary Among the Insurrectionists, the blockbuster sequels MBWII: The Second Monster Bug Wars and Tatiana's Journey (follow-up to Mighty Fall), and the Phoenix Fire Family Animation LittleBigPlanet film Sackboy, are also in development, but at the moment, we cannot confirm whether or not they will happen in Y10.

 

It is possible that one of these projects is replaced with a major tentpole being planned for the Summer season:

 

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Studio Groundswell wants to discuss its Y10 releases in a slow trickle, starting with...

 

P R O V I D E N C E

 

Providence, based on the novel by Max Barry, follows a crew of four soldiers onboard a massive spaceship called Providence Five. They're tasked with fighting aliens known as Salamanders; these grotesque six-legged aliens fly together in a swarm to attack spaceships, but a corporation designed this spaceship to be able to take out hundreds of thousands of Salamanders in a matter of minutes. But is the AI-dependent ship really as trustworthy as its corporation makes it out to seem? What's the true purpose for the war and of the crewmates' role in it? And can the crewmates keep the war against the Salamanders under their control, or will they die trying?

 

Groundswell is eyeing James Wan (Furious 7Aquaman) to direct what the company's describing as an Alien-ish sci-fi thriller. The following actors are in talks:

 

Paul Mescal as Isiah "Gilly" Gilligan, an anxious Intel Officer who's affiliated with the corporation

Taylor Russell as Talia Beanfield, a 'people-person' Life Officer who's mastered social media

Dylan O'Brien as Paul Anders, a Weapons Officer whose mind is showing its cracks

Vera Farmiga as Jolene Jackson, the Captain who's skeptical of the ship's AI

 

Groundswell will release Providence in theaters (and IMAX) on a TBA date sometime in Y10.

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After acquiring the rights, Cookie Pictures is putting a re-launch of Universal's The Mummy franchise into early development, with a targeted Y10/11 release window. Either a follow-up to the Stephen Sommers/Brendan Fraser films from the late 90s/early 2000s or a complete re-imagining in a similar vein — with a return to the 1920s/1930s setting and more emphasis on camp horror — are being considered. A rumored shortlist of directors is said to include Sam Raimi, J.A Bayona, John Turteltaub, Michael Dougherty, Mohammed Diab, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and Adil & Bilall. Cookie Pictures has reportedly not returned any of Alex Kurtzman's calls.

 

 

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