(Source: denofgeek.com) We’ve not included the sequels that are lined up for before the end of the summer, so there’s no Iron Man 2 or Toy Story 3 in here. We’ve ruled out outright reboots too, hence no Spider-Man.

But there’s still a lot to talk about…

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Zack Snyder revealed last year that Frank Miller was working on an idea to the huge hit 300, As Snyder told MTV, “There’s something that happens in history between Leonidas dying at the Hot Gates and Platea. That’s a year that’s left out of the [original] movie. A lot happened.” And that seems to be the focal point for the eventual sequel. It’s still in development right now, though.

(Source: blueskydisney.blogspot.com) In 1906 an earthquake hit the city of San Fransisco that absolutely devastated the area beyond all recognition…

And Brad Bird was nowhere to be seen. Remember Brad Bird? He’s the amazingly gifted director that has produced genius works like “The Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” and “Ratatouille.” Bird’s current project, one that he’s been actively working on for the last two years is “1906.” It’s the project he was working on after The Incredibles when John Lasseter asked him to direct a film about a cooking rat. Out of respect for John he set it aside and began trying to rework Jan Pinkava’s original concept into something filmable. After it was all over he went back to his passion project and he’s been there ever since.

(Source: gamasutra.com) In 2008, Darrell Rodriguez left his job as EALA’s COO and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to become the president of LucasArts.

Since that time, there have been a lot of ups and downs at the company — the cancellation of the overhyped next-gen Indiana Jones game; the success of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed; the rise of Lego-ization; the revival of Monkey Island under its original roof; and the quiet resumption of original IP development at the studio with the Xbox Live Arcade title Lucidity.

(Source: Visual Effects Society) The Visual Effects Society (VES), announced the 2010 Board of Director officers who were elected at the January 20, 2010 board meeting. The list of officials includes Jeffrey A. Okun, Visual Effects Supervisor, who was re-elected for a second one-year term as Board Chair.

“I am honored to have been re-elected Chair of the VES,” states Okun. “This is a pivotal year for the VES and I am pleased to lead our community of artists as their talents and influence are recognized within our industry across the board – in film, broadcast, special venue, commercials, games and animation!

(Source: movies.ign.com) Disney is ramping up its promotion of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland with something it calls “Wonderland Wednesdays,” where the studio is releasing new features and details about the film each week. And this Wednesday IGN has netted a cool collection of behind-the-scenes images from the film which detail the development and progression of the White Rabbit character as the artists created the perpetually tardy hare, from storyboard sketch to finished CGI rendering.

Here’s the official take on the character, who is voiced by Michael Sheen in the film:

(Source: reuters.com) Warner Bros. will release the next two “Harry Potter” films in 3D, a move underscoring the post-”Avatar” rush for extra-dimensional box office returns.

Studio executives around town have been scrutinizing film slates for opportunities to expand forays into 3D releasing. Warners has been testing footage from its upcoming “Clash of the Titans” — converted into 3D by an outside vendor — and the tests have gone so well that the studio has decided to release not only “Titans” but also the two-part “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in 3D.

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