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There’s something about potentially spurious information leaking out in all directions that really gets the blood pumping, and when you apply that to the high-octane, multi-million dollar machine that is the gaming industry, even the slightest turn of the rumour mill sends thousands of us into fits of speculation.
When handled right, there’s nothing better – just look at how Nintendo are handling the ‘secret feature’ of their new console versus Square’s “No, we know what we’re doing, honest!” showing of the Final Fantasy VII remake. Either way, it gets everyone talking about the most interesting outcomes of any given situation, and therein lies the most interesting stuff – seeing how it’s all going to pan out.
So, with the industry now worth $91.5 Billion by the close of 2015, that’s one mighty shiny rumour mill lumbering into gear…
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- Scott Tailford
Paris – Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, family entertainment and comedies pushed French film export to a strong €600 million ($657 million) and 106 million in ticket sales outside France, the third best year in history, UniFrance announced Friday in Paris at a ceremony hosted by French foreign minister Laurent Fabius.
“Taken 3” was France’s biggest hit abroad, notching up €261.7 million($286.6 million). Results also signal the third time in four years French movies have punched cinema theater tix sales above the symbolic 100 million admission mark abroad, after 2012’s 144.1 million and 2014’s 120.2 million.
Yet, it’s not just the figure but the way French films got there in 2015 which is significant: Led by “The Little Prince,” produced by Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam at On Entertainment, who received the plaudit of UniFrance’s 2015 French Cinema Award at the Friday night sales figure presentation, three out of the Top 10 French films abroad were animated features, and »
- John Hopewell
The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan stars in The Boy, and we have details on the horror film's upcoming premiere. Also in this round-up: Hellions Blu-ray / DVD info, Cavity Colors' Starry Eyes shirt, Cinefamily's X-Files marathon, acquisition details for Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast, and Diamond Select Toys' Alien Minimates.
The Boy Premiere: Press Release: "(Burbank, January 11, 2016) - Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have arranged a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans to see the new horror movie The Boy at 15 exclusive red carpet screenings before the general public has an opportunity to see the film. The PG-13 rated motion picture opens in theaters nationwide on January 22.
All 15 screenings will occur simultaneously and will take place on one night only- Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - starting at 6Pm Et / 3Pm Pt. Tickets to this event are now available online at TheBoyFanPremiere.Movie. The announcement was made today by Jack Pan, President of Marketing for Stx Entertainment. »
- Derek Anderson
Marking the first collaboration between Shout! Factory and Pathe, the deal includes theatrical, video on-demand, digital, broadcast and home entertainment for cross-platform releases.
“This stunning film delivers a vibrant, captivating cinematic adventure. The remarkable talent behind and in front of the camera is sure to win the hearts and minds of movie fans,” said Melissa Boag, senior VP of kids and family entertainment at Shout! Factory. “We look forward to building a broad audience across all major distribution platforms.”
“This modern take on a classic tale, shot with state-of-the-art technology and under the »
- Elsa Keslassy
Silent Hill director brings his Gothic vision of Beauty And The Beast to the Us. Christophe Gans, the visionary French director behind the films Brotherhood Of The Wolf and Silent Hill, won acclaim for his lush, dark 2014 re-imagining of the classic fairy tale Beauty And The Beast, a variation on the brilliant 1946 Jean…
- Chris Alexander
Silent Hill and Brotherhood Of The Wolf helmer Christoph Gans returned to the big screen in 2014 with a new adaptation of Beauty And The Beast which premiered during the Berlin Film Festival that year. Shout! Factory has now acquired all U.S. rights to the fantasy adventure with plans afoot for a strategic cross-platform release that includes a theatrical play. Pathé International is handling the film that stars Vincent Cassel and Spectre‘s Léa Seydoux. Produced by… »
Read More: Review: Christopher Gans' 'Beauty and the Beast,' With Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel, Is a Fairy Tale Dud Bill Condon is currently in post-production on his live-action retelling of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," complete with a dream cast that includes Emma Watson as Belle, but it looks like he's about to get some serious competition from France on the release schedule this year. Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Pathé International have entered an exclusive film deal to distribute an epic new adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" in the United States. Directed by "Silent Hill" director Christophe Gans, this version of the tale stars international heavyweights Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux in the title roles. The movie had its premiere at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and has finally found a U.S. distributor after seeing success in various markets across the world. »
- Zack Sharf
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