June 11, 2008

Disney not making Turok movie

Variety film reporter Marc Graser has helped me out with some reporting and we've confirmed that Disney, which publisher the "Turok" game, is apparently not developing a "Turok" movie.

The film is apparently being developed by Classic Media, an IP management firm that controls the rights to "Turok," along with Casper the Friendly Ghost, the Longe Ranger, and other old cartoons and comic books. (I haven't been able to reach Classic Media to confirm their exact plans yet.)
The absence of major studio involvement is one more reason for fans to be really cautious when reading all those crazy blog posts (all of which are based entirely on this one) about how Adam Beach's off-hand comment is proof that a "Turok" movie is happening. Without major studio involvement, raising the money to make a full on live-action film is even more of a challenge. It's possible, of course, or it's possible they're thinking low budget direct-to-DVD. Classic Media did produce a direct-to-DVD "Turok" animated film that came out earlier this year (pictured left).
http://weblogs.variety.com/the_cut_s...l?query=disney