Sunday, September 16, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON ANIMATED FANTASY ADVENTURE "EPIC" FROM "ICE AGE"S CHRIS WEDGE WITH BEYONCE, COLIN FARRELL, JOSH HUTCHERSON, AMANDA SEYFRIED, STEVEN TYLER

As you have noticed during last few weekends, HOLLYWOOD SPY has been spotlighting some of the most delightful of the animated movies coming to cinemas next year JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR and THE CROODS being just some of them. Today we're spotlighting something that promises to be the biggest animated film next year - fantasy adventure EPIC from ICE AGE creator Chris Wedge.

EPIC STORY AND CAST
The new animated movie EPIC coming from 20th Century Fox studios and describing a battle set deep in the forest between the forces of good and evil comes to cinemas May 2013. This 3D CGI adventure
will actually tell the story of a teenage girl who finds herself magically transported into a secret world, where she must band together with a rag-tag team of whimsical characters to save their world - and to also
save the real world. Coming from Chris Wedge the amazing author of ICE AGE and RIO, the film will feature rather stunning voice cast which
will be filled with music stars including BeyoncĂ© Knowles as Queen Tara, Colin Farrell as Ronin, Josh Hutcherson as Nod, Amanda 
Seyfried as Mary Katherine,  Johnny Knoxville as Mandrake, Aziz Ansari as Mub, rap star Pitbull as Bufo, Jason Sudeikis as Bomba and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu.
EPIC TIDBITS
According to "Wikipedia" Chris Wedge was supposed to direct for Fox Animation an animated feature film based on the William Joyce's book, "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs" back in 2006. Joyce,
who had already collaborated with Wedge as a designer and producer on the 2005 film "Robots", was set to produce the film. At one point, Wedge got permission to find a new home for the film and turned
 to Pixar, led by John Lasseter, whom Wedge knew from working on "Tron". But when they tried to close the rights for the film, Fox changed their mind. The film was officially greenlit in 2009, under the title "Leaf
Men" (which was reported back then by your trusted HOLLYWOOD SPY). In May 2012, Fox announced new title for the film – EPIC, its first cast and a plot.

30 comments:

  1. It would be so cool to fly on a hummingbird!

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    1. uber cool, and to have a leafmen guard :)

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  2. You know, the first novel I ever completed was a very similar story about elves and fairies in a forest. The animation in this is very magical, and I love the song that was playing during the clip. I don't usually watch animated movies, but I might have to check this one out.

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    1. that's delightful, darling, you know how I always love the topics of your books, and I bet I'd love your first one too!
      This one will be deeply enchanting.

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  3. Looks fantastic and magical ~ Thanks for the lovely trainer ~

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    1. glad you liked it, Heaven, it is really magical.

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    2. Just wanted to let you know that your comment about the weird chicken leg slipping down...well it really happened during our first date. Smiles ~

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  4. Epic looks seriously cool and gorgeously splendid!!

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  5. This was soooooo EPIC! Thanks for doing this Deez! You're the best!

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    1. be welcome, T.D. glad you liked it :)

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  6. I'm hoping it's as epic as it's name

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  7. i pass... like the fly to the spider...

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  8. Epic looks cool! I'm sure I'll see it with my kiddos!

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    1. The kiddos will enjoy it big time, Kelso!

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  9. The animation is beautiful; it does look so real. I am looking forward to this one, and I'm hoping it will be something my grand daughters will like.

    Do you think they might do bloopers like they did for - um Ant, I think it was called. Maybe it was A Bugs Life? Sheesh, all I remember is the bloopers were fun too.

    ......dhole

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    1. the colours are deeply enchanting, Donnzie.
      I've no idea what bloopers are, sister :)

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  10. This looks fantastic! And my husband Steven Tyler is doing a voice. I love him even more now. Say what you will, that dessicated chicken man is the love of my life. LOL

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    1. yes, I'm shocked that Steven hasn't yet popped the question to you or at least gave you a smooch with those monstrous lips of his LOL

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  11. I'm lucky that I don't have kids,so I'm safe!

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    1. None that you know off at least :PPPP

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  12. Just the title makes me want to see it :) Looks pretty cool though.


    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

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  13. This looks like all my best make-believes rolled up into one gorgeous package. The animation is enchanting, the story a good one, the cast is stellar and that song is beautiful.

    I couldn't ask for more-except that they release it sooner than next year!

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    1. it will be such an epic experience watching this one, like it was watching BRAVE this summer.

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  14. When I first saw the teaser I was immediately intrigued. This could be a good one!

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