Saturday, June 14, 2008

Pixar hiring for '1906'?

From time to time, I report on interesting job opportunities listed in the Careers section of Pixar.com. Today, I've found what appears to be a job listing aimed specifically at acquiring talent for Brad Bird's live-action feature 1906, which will be a co-production with Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Pictures –a first for Pixar.

This part of the posting, which looks to fill a graphic artist position at the studios, is what caught my eye:
"[Candidate must] research items, timelines, events, people, etc. relevant to the period being covered in film to provide a high level of detail and authenticity."

So obviously, this is for 1906, unless Pixar happens to be working on another film with historical themes, which is highly unlikely. The Civil War-era parts of John Carter of Mars may be a possibility, although again not likely considering that that film's script is still in development.

(Please note that the poster displayed is only a mock-up. I based it on the cover of
the novel by James Dalessandro.)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey I really don't think 1906 is going to be a pixar movie. It's just going to be a movie brad bird is working on outside of pixar. There is a video on youtube called brad bird's next film or something like that and he says he's working on it but not for pixar necessarily. I mean they wouldn't be called pixar ANIMATION studios if they all of a sudden start doing live-action.

Anonymous said...

From what I hear, all preproduction is being done at Pixar. (storyboards, animatics, etc.) and the rest of it will be done elsewhere.

Elikrotupos said...

anonymous: they have already confirmed (don't remember where, but I'm sure) that will be a Pixar production in association with Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Pictures. And also confirmed that Pixar is already working on creating a digital San Francisco, and already showed us an image. Maybe that news is in this blog, I'll look for it...

MB1000 said...

Glad to see everybody commenting.

Just to correct Elikrotupos:
We haven't yet gotten any images from the film yet. Soon hopefully.

martini833 said...

What about The Bear and the Bow, it deals with old Scotland, although it is mythological, you do need to research the times...

MB1000 said...

Also possible.