Japanese-American animator Jimmy Teruaki Murakami was known as the Father of Irish Animation. He directed the films The Snowman and When The Wind Blows, and also worked on Narnia and Christmas Carol movies. And he directed the live-action Battle Beyond the Stars. He died the other day, aged 80.
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News comes from the Toronto Film Festival that Fox has bought a new script by the writer of Armageddon and Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem that will reboot the classic movie The Seven Samurai and give it a science fiction spin. Is anyone else getting a Battle Beyond The Stars flashback around now?The script, currently…
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