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17 May 2013, Cannes – Content announced today that Ironclad: Battle For Blood has sold extensively. XLrator Media has acquired all Us rights while international territories sold include: UK (Warner Bros), France (Metropolitan), Germany (Square One), Australia (Transmission), Benelux (Dutch Film Works), Canada (Mongrel), Japan (Nettai Museum), China (H.G.C. Entertainment), Cis and Baltic States (Zao West), Czech Republic & Slovakia (Bowline), Indonesia (Pt Amero), Portugal (Lusomundo), Middle East (Gulf Film), Scandinavia (NonStop), South Korea (Linetree Entertainment), Turkey (Mediamax) and plane and ships (Jaguar).
Content is handling the worldwide rights to the film which was written and directed by Jonathan English (Ironclad), who co-wrote with Steven McDool. Ironclad: Battle For Blood stars Michelle Fairly (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, »
- Andy Greene
There's nothing like news of a vicious and bloody war to get the old red stuff pumping in the afternoon, and that's just what we're gonna get once Ironclad: Battle For Blood makes its way to U.S. shores via XLrator Media.
From the Press Release
Content announced today that Ironclad: Battle For Blood has sold extensively. XLrator Media has acquired all Us rights while international territories sold include: UK (Warner Bros), France (Metropolitan), Germany (Square One), Australia (Transmission), Benelux (Dutch Film Works), Canada (Mongrel), Japan (Nettai Museum), China (H.G.C. Entertainment), Cis and Baltic States (Zao West), Czech Republic & Slovakia (Bowline), Indonesia (Pt Amero), Portugal (Lusomundo), Middle East (Gulf Film), Scandinavia (NonStop), South Korea (Linetree Entertainment), Turkey (Mediamax), and plane and ships (Jaguar).
- Uncle Creepy
As promised yesterday when announcing the new UK thriller White Settlers from director Simeon Halligan and writer Ian Fenton, the film's lead actor has been selected, and we have all the details right here.
Director Halligan, along with producer Rachel Richardson-Jones, runs Grimm Entertainment, a vehicle for distributing new genre films in the UK and around the world. They are also the brains behind GrimmFest - Manchester, England's annual cult and horror film fest - where White Settlers will premiere this October. White Settlers will be released through their production company Not a Number.
- The Woman In Black
Iron Man 3 rockets to the top! If there was any question whether Marvel's characters could draw crowds in solo adventures post-avengers, it was answered this weekend in full force as Iron Man 3 hammered box office records with a $175.3 million opening. That staggering domestic debut zips past the $169.1M opening of the previous #2 record holder Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, but it stalled short of the colossal first weekend of Marvel's own »
- Dave Davis
Iron Man 3 has broken an Australian box office record with an opening weekend box office taking of $14,090,713.
Distributed by Disney, the action film opened in Australia on April 24 and knocked Paramount.s Transformers: the Revenge of the Fallen from its number seven perch. Transformers hit Australian screens on 24 June 2009 with an opening weekend box office of $13,642,520..
Big-budget franchises dominate the top ten list, with Warner Bros. Harry Potter taking three of the top five spots. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two comes in at number one with an opening weekend of $18,364,584 in 2011, while The Deathly Hallows: Part One sits at number three with a 2010 opening of $15, 291 926 and The Half Blood Prince of 209 at number five with $14,300,931..
- Emily Blatchford
Iron Man 3: Nearly $200m at the international box office Forget the North American box office — this weekend, all eyes have been on the international market, where Iron Man 3 opened to the tune of $195.3m according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. If that figure is accurate, it almost matches the film’s gargantuan (reported) $200m budget (not including marketing and distribution expenses which could easily add another $100m or more). Directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark aka Iron Man, Iron Man 3 opens in North America next weekend. (Photo: Robert Downey Jr., one assumes, in his Iron Man suit.) Iron Man 3‘s biggest international markets were the following: the U.K. with $21.5m, South Korea with $19.2m, Australia with $18.4m, Mexico with $16.1m, France with $14.7m, Brazil with $12.3m, and Italy with $11.2m. In the coming weeks, Iron Man 3 »
- Zac Gille
by Brett White
"Iron Man 3" is already outpacing its predeccessors and it hasn't even opened domestically yet. The soon-to-blockbust film opened in 12 countries this past Wednesday, raking in $13.2 million dollars already. The film broke opening day records in Taiwan and the Philippines, and opened managed to open bigger in France than "Marvel's the Avengers" did last year. Considering how aggressively "The Avengers" dominated movie theaters last summer, that's a mighty accomplishment.
Check out the film's international grosses below!
» France - $3.M
» Italy - $2.1M)
» Australia - $3.4M
» Taiwan - $1.4M
» Philippines - $1.5M
» New Zealand - $600K
Deadline points out that 79% of the international box office opens this coming weekend, and it's not crazy to expect "Iron Man 3" to haul in anywhere from $110 - $125 million dollars. The film is currently tracking for at least a $150 million opening weekend domestically, which would put the film just outside the top five biggest opening weekends ever. »
- Splash Page Team
ment, they also had the following short, snarky synopses: "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone": "The one that started it all" "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets": "The one everyone hates." "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban": "The one everyone loves." "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire": "The one with shovelface." "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix": "The one with the raging hormones." "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince": "The one where Dumbledore dies." "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1": "The one you can skip." "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2": "The one that ma ... »
In Undying, we get another spin on zombies. This time it’s a post-apocalyptic Mad Max-like setting for the undead monsters. The movie comes from the Butler Brothers of Wasteland Weekend and posits zombies as the hero. Greg Butler, the co-director, was a visual FX supervisor on Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, The Lord Of The Rings and Starship Troopers. The project is on Kickstarter and looking for your help.
The film stars Anthony De Longis and Kyara Tyler, with SyFy’s Face/Off contestant Eric Fox doing the zombie makeup and prosthetics. From $1 and up, you’ll get goodies for supporting this venture. At $10 you get a digital Undying wallpaper, or throw down $4,000 and get a featured death scene in the movie, with all kinds of fun stuff inbetween the two thresholds, including a zombie makeover for 2 from Eric Fox.
We have a gallery of concepts and the like, »
- Andy Greene
The Harry Potter movie franchise has been given the 'honest trailer' treatment.
The latest in the Screen Junkies series, the video pokes fun at the Daniel Radcliffe films in a light-hearted manner, with quips about how "totally useless" Ron Weasley is and how often young children are in mortal danger.
The four-minute video encompasses all eight Potter films, from The Philosopher's Stone to The Deathly Hallows, Part 2.
Previous 'honest trailers' have featured Les Misérables, The Notebook and Skyfall. »
Dark Arts Films has started a crowd funding campaign for its upcoming short film Done In, starring Guy Henry (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows) from first-time director Adam Stephen Kelly. Read on for the press release as well as the campaign video.
Cardiff, Wales – April 03, 2013: Dark Art Films has launched an ambitious crowd-funding campaign for its upcoming short film Done In, which is set to star British film and television actor – and former BBC horror host Dr. Terror – Guy Henry (BBC1′s Holby City, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, V For Vendetta, HBO’s Rome, House Of Horror).
Done In will be the directorial debut of renowned film critic and entertainment journalist Adam Stephen Kelly, whose writing credits include contributions to world famous entertainment website Ain’t It Cool News (where he is known by his pseudonym Britgeek) and The Layfield Report, the online home of professional wrestling legend John “Bradshaw” Layfield. »
- Andy Greene
Genevieve Buechner has joined the cast of The Dark Place, playing the key role of Wendy Luckenbill, the local tavern’s prettiest waitress who hides not-so-pretty secrets, ones that may hold either the best hope to Keegan’s salvation, or the key to his downfall. Buechner, a Vancouver based actress, was also seen in Judas Kiss, but is mostly known up north for her various roles on TV, including American series that have filmed there including, Caprica, Fringe and The Killing.
Now we know that the Fiftieth Anniversary episode (movie?) of Doctor Who will have at least one previous actor who played the Doctor. The BBC confirmed on Saturday –after subscribers received their copy of Doctor Who Magazine that listed the guest-stars of that story, five days earlier than the Beeb had planned- that David Tennant will reprise the role, the first time since he passed the torch to Matt Smith »
British stage, film and television actor Richard Griffiths died yesterday due to complications in the aftermath of heart surgery at Coventry hospital. He was 65 years old. Though best remembered for his performance as Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter flicks, Griffiths was a well-respected name on the British stage, having won a number of awards ( Tony. Laurence Olivier, and Drama Desk awards.) for playing a free-spirited gay teacher -- who likes his male teenage students a tad too much -- in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys. (Pictured above: Griffiths in the film version of The History Boys, co-starring Dominic Cooper.) Griffiths was also a well-regarded movie actor -- though not as a result of his work on the Harry Potter movies. His prestige lay on his work on low-budget, independently made British efforts such as Nicholas Hytner's outstanding film adapation of The History Boys (released in 2006) and »
- Andre Soares
Veteran British character actor Richard Griffiths passed away yesterday March 28th aged 65, after suffering complications following heart surgery. Best known for his role as Harry Potter's uncle Vernon Dursley in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, Griffith enjoyed a long and distinguished career on both the stage and screen, winning a host of accolades including a Tony Award for his work in the play The History Boys, as well a BAFTA Award nomination for Leading Actor for the 2006 film adaptation.
Born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1947, Griffiths began his career treading the boards with the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his feature film debut in 1975's It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet. Minor roles in the likes of Superman II, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Chariots of Fire and Ghandi soon followed in the early 80s, which also saw him making the transition to television, appearing in the lead in the BBC's 1982 techno-thriller TV series Bird of Prey. »
- Flickering Myth
Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios announced today that Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Rufus Sewell (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare In Love, “American Horror Story”), Rebecca Ferguson (The BBC’s “The White Queen”), Aksel Hennie (Headhunters) and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt (Immortals, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows) have joined the cast of the upcoming film Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Brett Ratner. The film is set to begin production in May.
Based on Radical Studio’s graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
“We are thrilled to surround »
- Michelle McCue
Prime Focus Pulls Into China; UK May Shore Up VFX Industry The gloomy VFX scene saw a few bright spots in the international market today. In the UK, the 2013 budget was unveiled and along with it, news that the Treasury will launch a public consultation on options to provide further support for the VFX industry via the tax system. In total, the creative industries received an extra £25M to help boost economic growth. Meanwhile, VFX specialist Prime Focus said it is setting up a Chinese joint venture with Hong Kong–based private equity group Aid Partners and local partner Zhejiang Jingqi Wenhua Chuanbo Company. Prime Focus, which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and has offices in the U.S., Canada, the UK and India, will invest $3M in the new operation which will provide services including 2D/3D conversion, VFX and post-production services on the mainland and in Hong Kong, »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
A teaser trailer for the highly anticipated third installment of Todd Phillip's The Hangover drops tomorrow, but for now we have this teaser poster featuring the series' most beloved characters in an epic stare down, echoing the posters for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. Now, I wouldn't think this level of destruction would happen in the movie, with Alan and Mr. Chow, you'd never know. via Facebook Synopsis: This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. Released: 24th May »
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After 77 days at the box office, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has passed the $1 billion mark with a $1,001,134,992 take - approximately $300 million earned in the Us and $700 million internationally.Cue several "a haul as big as Smaug's!" gags around Weta HQ and yet another billion-buster from Peter Jackson, with An Unexpected Journey following in the hairy footsteps of 2003's Return Of The King, which took $1.119 billion throughout its run.The current top fifteen all time worldwide box office takings goes like this:Avatar (2009) - $2.78 billionTitanic (1997) - $2.18 billionThe Avengers (2012) - $1.5 billionHarry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) - $1.32 billionTransformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) - $1.12 billionThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - $1.119 billionSkyfall (2012) - $1.108 billionThe Dark Knight Rises (2012) - $1.081 billionPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - $1.066 billionToy Story 3 (2010) - $1.063 billionPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) - $1.043 billionStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - $1.027 billionAlice In »
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News: Emma Watson is in early talks to star in Disney’s Cinderella. If she gets the role, she’ll star alongside Cate Blanchett as Cinderella’s wicked stepmother. With Kenneth Branagh directing, Disney is hoping to get production underway sometime this fall.
Thoughts by Tsr: New takes on classic tales are all the rage at Disney these days. For better or worse, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was hugely successful in 2010. Now Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful is set to come out in a week’s time, and the Angelina Jolie-led Maleficent is set to hit theaters in summer 2014. Their other big fairy tale update is a new live action Cinderella. Never Let Me Go’s Mark Romanek was once attached to direct, but now Kenneth Branagh is in the director’s chair. Cinderella’s wicked stepmother is »
- Shane T. Nier
Breaking: ID has tapped longtime Warner Bros film publicity executive David Mortimer as VP in Los Angeles, joining a film team that is led by New York-based Sara Serlen. Mortimer spent the last 11 years at Warner Bros as VP of National Publicity, where he oversaw campaigns for films including The Blind Side, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2, Beautiful Creatures, Dolphin Tale, Sex And The City 2, New Year’s Eve, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and Crazy, Stupid, Love. Other projects he worked in included Zack Snyder’s 300 and Watchmen, Get Smart, Scooby Doo, Insomnia, Happy Feet, and Michael Clayton. “I’ve worked with David for many years, and his professionalism and expertise will fit in beautifully with our company culture,” said ID CEO Kelly Bush. “Sara and our film team have done a terrific job representing an array of films across all genres. We pride ourselves on »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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