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Author, illustrator, and filmmaker William Joyce has had a vast and illustrious career in several different mediums.
In addition to writing and illustrating over fifty children’s books including George Shrinks, and Rolie Polie Olie, he has also worked as a conceptual artist on such Pixar classics as Toy Story, and A Bug’s Life, produced the hit film Robots, and most recently won an Academy Award for writing and directing the short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Not too mention that his book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs has been made into the upcoming 3D computer animated film Epic, which opens in theaters on May 24th. But he is probably best known for his popular series of novels entitled The Guardians of Childhood, which were adapted into last year’s box office smash Rise of the Guardians and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning March 12th.
Each book in the series builds a super hero mythology around holiday characters like Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, The Sandman, and the Tooth Fairy. The film takes those characters, as well as new addition Jack Frost, and builds a Justice League type team that must take on the evil Pitch Black, also known as The Boogeyman. Rise of the Guardians, which was directed by Peter Ramsey (Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space) and produced by DreamWorks Animation, boasts an impressive cast of voice actors including Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October) as Nicholas St. North (Santa Clause), Hugh Jackman (X-Men) as E. Aster Bunnymund (Easter Bunny), Isla Fisher (Bachelorette) as Tooth (Tooth Fairy), Chris Pine (Star Trek) as Jack Frost, and Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) as Pitch Black.
I recently had a chance to speak with author, illustrator, and executive producer William Joyce about his work on Rise of the Guardians, and the possibility of a sequel. The multitalented novelist and filmmaker discussed the recent movie, the concept for the project, what inspired the idea and its characters, the incredible cast of voice talent, if he ever considered writing the film’s screenplay, legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall), and the prospect of making a sequel to the film.
Christopher Nolan's next directorial endeavor will definitely be Interstellar.
Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures have announced that the mysterious science-fiction adventure will hit regular theaters and IMAX on November 7, 2014.
Here's a rumor to take with a pickup truck-sized grain of salt: Christopher Nolan has reportedly signed on to produce Justice League, with Zack Snyder possibly directing and Christian Bale reprising the role of Bruce Wayne.
It's been over three decades since a Superman movie properly connected with moviegoers and the culture at large. As such, this summer's Man of Steel is a bit of question mark.
But someone inside Warner Bros. has reportedly seen the reboot, after which they took some hyperbole pills and offered some insight on Zack Snyder's retelling of the Superman origin story.
Someday, someone is going to write a fascinating account of Warner Bros.' Sysyphean efforts to make a Justice League movie.
If the latest rumor is to be believed, then a chapter in that entirely-hypothetical The Devil's Candy-style tome could be devoted to Will Beall's Justice League script, which, according to the rumor, is being kicked to the curb entirely.
Despite looking like a corn-fed quarterback, Superman is, in fact, an alien refugee on Earth. And from what screenwriter David S. Goyer has been saying about Man of Steel, the new Superman reboot will make Kal-El of Krypton's extraterrestrial lineage a central thematic element of the rejiggered origin story that remains fairly mysterious.
That we know virtually nothing about Justice League for sure beyond the writer and that Warner Bros. is hoping to have it in theaters during 2015 hasn't stopped a steady stream of rumors, all of which will remain rumors for the time being. Earlier this month, one such rumor concerned just which DC Comics characters would make up the titular superteam.
Now, a follow-up rumor specifies five familiar heroes who will form the Justice League, along with several other, less familiar characters who might just pop up in cameo appearances.
He hasn't seen the movie yet, but Russell Crowe is psyched about Man of Steel nonetheless.
Having tagged along with Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, Joseph Gordon-Levitt might end up on a Marvel team in Guardians of the Galaxy, as he is apparently a contender to play the Peter Quill, the nominal lead of a team that also includes a talking, gun-wielding alien raccoon.
It's been a few weeks, so how about kicking off 2013 with another Justice League rumor that will go unsubstantiated from now until the 2015 release? This time, the rumor concerns just which DC Comics heroes will comprise the titular supersquad, as an alleged list runs through the seven lead heroes and even a couple of cameos.