Tom McGrath

‘Rentaghost’ Gets Director Tom McGrath

‘Rentaghost’ Gets Director Tom McGrath

Director Tom McGrath (MegaMind) is in talks to make his live-action directorial debut with Rentaghost for 20th Century Fox.

We reported back in October that Ben Stiller has signed on to star in this comedy, an adaptation of the 1976 BBC series Rentaghost. The story follows Fred Mumford (Ben Stiller), a recently-deceased man who never lived up to his full potential on Earth. Determined to be more productive, he decides to form an agency in the afterlife dubbed Rentaghost, where ghosts are leased out to help the living.

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‘Madagascar 3’ and ‘Rise of the Guardians’ DreamWorks Animation Sneak Preview

DreamWorks Animation previews Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Yesterday, I was invited to the Director's Guild of America in Hollywood, to preview new footage from two DreamWorks Animation movies, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, due in theaters June 8, and Rise of the Guardians, opening nationwide November 21. One of these movies is the third installment of a successful franchise that has already taken in over $1.2 billion worldwide from its first two movies, and the other is most definitely not a sequel to Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, which is apparently the first thing that comes to mind whenever I mention Rise of the Guardians to anyone else. However, after watching the footage presentation, it's clear that both movies carry on the esteemed tradition of animated quality that DreamWorks Animation is known for.

First up, we previewed Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, which continues the journey of the Zoosters, who are still trying to find a way back to their beloved New York City, after detours in Madagascar and an African wildlife preserve. At the end of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the penguins head off on a gambling retreat to Monte Carlo, with the rest of the clan - Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) - content to wait it out in Africa... for a little while.

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Second ‘Megamind’ Trailer and Two New Posters!

MegaMind was released November 5th, 2010.

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SDCC 2010: EXCL VIDEO: Tina Fey and Will Ferrell Talk ‘MegaMind’!

In the film, super villain Megamind defeats his archrival Metro Man only to discover that winning isn't everything. Without a rival, life is pointless. So, to counteract his ho-hum days of ruling the world, he creates a new superhero who...Gulp...wants to be a super villain too! Who will save the day? Megamind, of course!

MegaMind was released November 5th, 2010.

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