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- March 20, 2001
Duke Nukem Video
Game to Become Movie
Dimension Films acquired
the rights to make Duke Nukem: The Movie from Threshold Entertainment.
The company is aiming for a PG-13 rating for the movie.
to Become Another Video Game
According to a press release announcing the game, "In Antz Racing, a major racing contest is organized to prove that there is, indeed, a better place -- Insectopia! All the insect tribes take part in a championship series, which lasts throughout the four seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring."
There will be odd vehicle stiles such as sardine tins and soda cans. The game will include five different "worlds" that include an anthill, frozen pond, city, forest, and Insectopia.
The game is expected
to ship next year.
Office Report: Animated Films
The live action mixed with animation movie Monkeybone continues to plummet at the box office. After three weeks in theaters, it has only managed to bring in $5.2 million.
The IMAX animated movie CyberWorld 3D continues to play in 35 IMAX theaters nationwide. It has scored $6.7 million to date on IMAX screens.
The next animated
film to be released will be Pokemon 3, hitting theaters nationwide
on April 6, followed by Shrek on May 18.
News Link of the
Day - Pixar Whizzes Earn Overdue Tech Oscar
"There used to be a line that separated a real motion picture image from a fake one. It was abstract, but it called attention to the fact that you were watching a cheesy visual-effects moment. In 1983, a computer program blurred that line until it became a seam invisible to the naked eye.
The program, called
Renderman, forever altered the way synthetic images are married to live-action
shots. Entire digital universes seemingly borrowed from dreamscapes now
happen onscreen, but all viewers see is the story..."
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