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Another Beowulf-type Movie

Posted: March 27th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Michael Dougherty has teamed with Walt Disney Pictures and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers on "Calling All Robots." The new movie is an animated sci-fi adventure the scribe plans to direct using the same type of performance capture technology recently deployed to produce "Beowulf."

Dougherty will pen the project with Breehn Burns and Simeon Wilkins, who will serve as artists and visual designers. The trio conceived the idea together.

Details of the project are being kept under wraps, but it uses performance capture to "tell a story that's a throwback to old Godzilla movies," Dougherty said. "I grew up watching Godzilla movies. This film is very much rooted in those movies."

Idea for "Calling All Robots" was hatched in part because of the capabilities of the technology, which combines the filming of actors and combines their moves using computers to create digital characters and sets.

Dougherty recently helmed "Trick 'r Treat," a Halloween-themed horror pic that Warner Bros was going to release last October but bumped to this year in order to move pic away from an onslaught of slashers at the multiplex. Dougherty previously penned "X2: X-Men United" and "Superman Returns."

Source: Variety


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