Grab Bag: Pixar moves MONSTERS ACADEMY and REBOOT RALPH; WB nabs WILD GUNS
Well, it appears as though it’s been a rather Pixar oriented couple of days.
While we’ve also gotten a tiny look at the studio’s forthcoming BRAVE, news coming out of the best animation studio on the planet has been focused on their upcoming MONSTERS INC. sequel, MONSTERS ACADEMY. Following a title change and a director being announced, it’s now the film’s release date to get shifted.
Box Office Mojo has revealed that the studio will be shifting the film from a Fall 2012 release to a June 21, 2013 premiere date. The studio has also moved their upcoming film REBOOT RALPH to a November 2, 2012 release. At this point, literally nothing is known about RALPH other than that it follows a video game character who has been abandoned as technology speeds up (again, Pixar going with abandonment storylines), so without a director or cast, it’s weird that they would be moving up a crew free project, and moving back one that appears to be relatively ready and raring to go. It is however, nice to see them bring us an original film prior to yet another sequel.
In other studio news, THR has revealed that WB has picked up a new spec penned by T.S. Nowlin, entitled WILD GUNS, that would be one of two films currently in some sort of production, that would follow the story of Wyatt Earp. This film is “Described as having shades of Tombstone and Sherlock Holmes, the story is set shortly after the Civil War and follows legendary gunslingers Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. The duo team-up to rescue the daughter of Sitting Bull, who has been kidnapped by a powerful Shaman with mysterious powers who is terrorizing the Western plains.” WB as a studio has been on quite a roll as of late, so here’s to hoping this will only continue that trend.