British television’s first ever long-form 3D scripted content, Walt Disney’s struggle to bring ‘Mary Poppins’ to the big screen and news that ITV are set to be left shaken and stirred by Sky, are amongst the international stories in today’s Daily Bite.
BBC to develop 3D comedy drama… The BBC is developing British TV’s first 3D comedy drama as part of a two-year trial, Broadcast are reporting. No details about the programme are known, but it is aimed for broadcast early next year. The comedy will be the first long-form 3D scripted content aired in the UK. Sky previously aired a 10-minute short in 3D called ‘Little Crackers’.
Sky acquires licence to kill…. Screendaily are reporting that ITV have been left shaken and stirred after losing the rights to broadcast the James Bond film franchise for the first time in more than 35 years. It’s reported that Sky Movies are on the brink of snatching the UK TV rights to the back-catalogue in a landmark deal with MGM Worldwide Television. It is not known how much Sky will pay to for the rights.
Tom Hanks to play Walt Disney in ‘Mary Poppins’ movie…. Tom Hanks is in talks to play Walt Disney in a movie documenting the animator’s struggle to bring ‘Mary Poppins’, according to various reports. It is understood that Emma Thompson will star opposite Hanks in the movie, entitled ‘Saving Mr. Banks’.
If you watch one trailer today… With animation continuing to prove hugely profitable Disney Pixar look to be on to another winner with ‘Brave’, which tells of a young Scottish highlander fighting a terrifying giant bear. Voice talent includes Kelly Macdonald and Billy Connolly.