The minds that helped create The LEGO Movie and recent Oscar-winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, are deepening their relationship with Sony. According to a report from Variety, the duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a 5-year partnership with Sony Pictures Television for an undisclosed nine-digit sum. Lord and Miller will work on […]
Sony Pictures Classics has just released a new official trailer for the Hungarian 2D animated thriller, Ruben Brandt, Collector. The feature is slated for release with an Oscar-qualifying run in 2019. You can check out the trailer below: Ruben Brandt, Collector is written and directed by Milorad Krstić and is notable for a stylish noir […]
New episodes from the TV spinoff of Sony Pictures’ animated film duology, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is ready to hit the small screen in Canada. The second season debuts Saturday, April 7th at 10:30 AM on Corus Entertainment’s YTV with a run in French Canada on Télétoon expected afterwards. Cloudy with a Chance […]
Sony Pictures Television Networks has recently reached an agreement that will see them acquire a significant majority stake in anime distributor Funimation Productions, Ltd. Barring any problems with regulatory approvals and closing conditions, the company is estimated to be valued at $150 million. Funimation’s current CEO Gen Fukunaga will retain his position and will still […]
Sony’s boys channel in the United Kingdom, Kix, is going to get a makeover. Starting August 30th, the channel will now be a comedy-focused network aimed at boys aged 6 to 10 called Pop Max. The new name puts the channel inline with Sony’s other two UK kids nets, Pop and Tiny Pop. The new […]
It’s true – Mattel and Sony Pictures are coming together to create a live-action comedy centered on our favorite fashion doll. Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures’ president of production, had this to say: We’ve always thought that the Barbie story had great potential, but a universe of possibilities opened up when Jenny, Walter and Laurie brought […]
Rovio Entertainment has recently announced that their upcoming Angry Birds movie will be animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver. The film is being produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, with Mikael Hed and David Maisel acting as executive producers. Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis will be co-directors, and screenplay will be done by […]
Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC have recently signed a partnership agreement that will have both companies sharing production and financing duties for the upcoming film Chappie, which comes from the fertile mind of District 9 writer-director Neil Blomkamp. The announcement was made by Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad and President of Production Hannah Minghela. Sony […]
Sony Pictures has just released a new trailer for their upcoming animated horror-themed comedy film Hotel Transylvania, which features a star-studded voice cast that includes Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, and Cee-lo Green.
DreamWorks Animation’s contract with Paramount is scheduled to expire by the end of the year, and rumors are floating around stating that Sony Pictures is the next big studio gunning for a partnership deal with DreamWorks, which is currently riding high on a $6.3 billion plus coming from worldwide ticket sales these past six years.
The lineup for the fourth annual Produced by Conference this year has just been announced. To be held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on June 8-10, the confab will feature the following events:
Sony Animation has just begun production on the sequel to its hit 2011 big screen adaptation of The Smurfs, and it has been confirmed that most of the cast and crew will make a return for the second outing. The tentative release date for The Smurfs 2 is July 13, 2013.