Guillermo del Toro is set to develop, write and direct Trollhunters for DreamWorks Animation. Originally set up at Disney, the project made its way to DreamWorks Animations thanks to del Toro’s cinematographer, Guillermo Navarro, who encouraged Del Toro to consider the possibilities of working with the company.
Now, Del Toro is a consultant to DreamWorks Animation, assisting with various films in development, including the upcoming MegaMind, for which he provided editing and structure assistance, giving it “a brisker rhythm.”
Trollhunters is based on a book del Toro is currently writing, aimed at young-adults. It is expected Hyperion will publish the book, which Del Toro submitted to the publisher two weeks ago.
Read more over at Hollywood Reporter.
In theaters November 5, 2010.
THQ and DreamWorks Animation today announced that they have entered into multi-year, multi-property licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated feature films, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss In Boots, as well as the CG animated television show, The Penguins of Madagascar.
The new agreements grant THQ exclusive worldwide rights to publish interactive games based on these DreamWorks Animation properties for all console and handheld systems, including Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Nintendo Wii Virtual Console, and wireless devices.
THQ plans to release videogames in conjunction with DreamWorks Animation’s theatrical releases, as follows:
– Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, the sequel to Kung Fu Panda, is scheduled to be released on June 3, 2011.
– Puss In Boots, based on one of the characters in the Shrek universe, is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2011.
– Also, THQ previously announced the rights to publish videogames based on MegaMind (previously known as Oobermind), which is scheduled to be released on November 5, 2010.