Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Here's to Future Days

The Future of Atomic Robo

Brian Clevinger has shared a list of working titles for upcoming Atomic Robo mini-series. If that's not enough to get you going, he also gives some teases about genres, plots, and settings, but you'll have to click through to see those. Here are the titles:

Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness
Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X
Atomic Robo in Diamonds Are For Never

Atomic Robo and the Flying She-Devils of the Pacific

Atomic Robo: Under an Iron Sky

Puss n' Boots and Other Dreamworks Animation Plans

While I dread the thought of another Shrek film, I'd eagerly go see one that was just about a swashbuckling cat. Looks like I could get my wish.

Dreamworks is also planning a dragon movie, a superhero spoof (starring Robert Downey Jr.), yet another movie about re-imagined fairy tales, and sequels to Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar (again). I'm up for another round of Kung Fu Panda if it's as fun as the first one, but I don't think we can really be sure that that'll be the case. Of those five, I'm most interested in the superhero one in which Downey plays a supervillain who's forced by his own evil schemes to become a good guy.

There's also a chance that they'll be working on a Chris Sanders movie about a caveman. All they had to say was "Chris Sanders" and that's the most exciting project they've got.

Edited to add: Someone was nice enough to point out in the comments that the dragon movie is also directed by Sanders. I saw "dragon movie" in the article and immediately went to the next paragraph. Needless to say, it just shot up to the top of the list for me.

Now I should check to make sure Brad Bird's not attached to Madagascar 3 or something.

The Great Bear

You know what sounds as awesome as any of Dreamworks' plans? A Danish cartoon about a young boy, a missing sister, a vast and ancient forest, mythical animals, and a giant, tree-covered bear.


Anonymous said...

fyi: The dragon movie from DreamWorks is directed by Chris Sanders

Michael May said...

Oops! So it is!

That'll teach me to skim.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

The tree covered bear is awesome. I would watch anything he is in. TOTALLY loves me some Puss in Boots..was sheer genius to have Bandaras do his voice so soon after Mask of Zorro came out (one of my all time favorite films) and seeing the entire fairy tale done right would be great. And I have been noticing that that fricken octopus is quite a problem in those 20,000 League panels. Love that art style so much. That was one of the first books I read as a kid after seeing the Disney Film and I think it firmly put my fear of the cephalopod in my mind since then if I care to think back.


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