February 7, 2013
‘You all’ maybe already heard of these news soundbytes. SMW news is belatedly posting this, as ‘real life’ in these uncertain times has been a distraction for the senior editor (me) and hence, interfering with my indulgence into the fun stuff … but I digress.
About a week ago, rumor mill saying Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion Pinocchio feature project has been shelved, or maybe sort-of, kind-of temporarily put on hold? Typical ‘Hollywood’ which thrives on vaporous hot air ….
Then you have Henry Selick’s stop motion feature project that was in production but Disney back in August 2012 with it’s iron fisted powers, canned (halted) the project. Finally the name of the project is revealed, titled, The Shadow King. It looks like a sales marketer company is going to attempt to pitch the production to potential investors. Also finally revealed, a Photo-poster of The Shadow King which you’ll see in the links below ….
I do not have much to say or comment about except for: Whatever happened to Cinderbiter Studios in San Francisco? I assumed it shut-down. If a new Suit/Studio comes in to fund ‘The Shadow King’, will the same studio continue at its location or will they undergo another tedious process of ramping-up & setting-up another studio?
And while I am at …. one more thing! Just in general … the movie business side operates at SLOW arse snail’s pace. I have patience for doing hands-on Stop Motion but NO patience at the tedious lengthy slowness of these projects. Many of us will be pushing up daisies, IF these movie projects ever get completed! Again, I’m commenting in general about the front office business side and its bureaucratic (& also egos) production process. Look, even a small independent films like Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage … When will Sinbad be released? We are WAITING! Whoops … I digress again