Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bird Goes Live...


Well, what we've all talked about here and other places was finally announced this morning. Brad Bird has not tried to hide the fact that he's been working on a live action film based on the novel "1906"by James Dalessandro...

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Bird has signed for the film which will be co-produced by Warner Bros. and Disney/Pixar. Bird is taking a pass at his own draft of John Logans("The Aviator" and "The Last Samurai") original script. John Walker("The Incredibles" and "The Iron Giant") is the executive producer, Paula Weinstein("Blood Diamond" and "The Perfect Storm") produces and Pixar will co-finance the film. Think of what "Titanic" was to ship disasters and you can begin to imagine what this film will be in relation to it... a sweeping period drama occuring before, during and after a devastating earthquake that literally destroyed the City by the Bay.

Thus begins Pixar's foray into live action. It's the first, but most definitely won't be the last...

5 comments:

V.M.L. said...

Because you mentioned TITANIC, the movie has become more interesting to me than before. I hope it lives up to that.

Looking forward to Bird's AND PIXAR'S first live-action film.

Honor Hunter said...

Tsk, tsk, tsk. You ARE such a chick v.m.l.

Hehehe...

Zach said...

So, I'm confused. Is this a Pixar film or a WB film? Everything I've read thus far makes it look like WB is doing all of the producing and Pixar is just putting up some money. Clarification is desired...

Honor Hunter said...

It's a co-production...

Meaning both studios will produce it. The same thing has happened on many other big budget films. Most recently films like "Saving Private Ryan" and "Gladiator" were done like this. Sometimes they each shared the take on all profits, other times one would get the domestic market while the other would distribute the international market.

No word on the final details from WB/Pixar as of yet, but it will be something along those lines.

Gnomeo F. said...

I would like to know when will appear the first teaser trailer or full trailer of 'Bolt'?.

I say this, because it´s approaching the release date in cinemas, and competition are already announcing their openings for 2009, and Disney is always delayed, and then they miss Bolt it failed at the box office.

Other question: 'Bolt' will have much promotion as 'Wall e' or only will have limited promotion like 'Enchanted' or 'Meet The Robinsons'? Bolt, as a first film supervised 100% by Lasseter, also deserves a lot of attention, and not just by HSM3 that is very popular in the world. Disney is, first, animation after all.