Illumination Entertainment proved that it could compete in the competetive CG-animated movie marketplace, with its 2010 inaugural debut, Despicable Me- which not only charmed critics, but became a monster hit at the box office, easily besting DreamWorks Animation's similarly-themed 2010 release, MegaMind. For its second fully CG-animated movie, Illumination tackles one of the most beloved stories by one of America's most beloved authors, The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' classic children's story about the dangers of corporate greed and environmental destruction.
The first trailer for The Lorax debuted last month and we got to see a a bit more footage when an international trailer was released earlier this month. Now, Illumination has released a featurette that introduces some of the characters in the movie and gives us a look behind the scenes of the making of the movie, with commentary from voice actors Zac Efron ("Ted"), Taylor Swift ("Audrey"), Ed Helms ("Once-ler"), Betty White ("Grammy Norma"), Rob Riggle ("O'Hare") and Danny DeVito ("The Lorax"). watch the new featurette >> Posted 11.16.11 by BrentJS
Several projects have added cast members this week, so we've compiled the news into one convenient post for your reading convenience.
Just last month, Liam Neeson was officially back for Taken 2, the sequel to director Pierre Morel's highly successful 2009 thriller. Producer Luc Besson has lined up Transporter 3 director Olivier Megaton for sequel, with a script from Taken screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen, and with Neeson back on board, it only make sense to bring back Maggie Grace, who played Neeson's daughter and kidnapping victim in the original.
Deadline reports that Grace's deal for the sequel is finalized, though don't expect her to be "taken" again. Neeson hinted in February that he might be the one that gets nabbed in the sequel. Though the tables may be turned on Neeson, we don't see Grace's character suddenly discovering a "particular set of skills" that allow her to track down her father. more casting news >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan