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Valiant: The Biggest Superhero Universe Behind Marvel and DC

There's room for another superhero movie universe — at least, that's what Valiant Entertainment is hoping. Founded in 1989 by a group of comic-industry veterans, Valiant is home to the third-largest connected universe in comics, behind Marvel and DC, with over 2,000 characters. DMG Entertainment ...

Paramount Picks Up ‘Harbinger’ Movie From Sony

The project moves with its current creative team, including director Justin Tipping and producer Neal Moritz, intact. Harbinger, the adaptation of a superhero comic published by Valiant Entertainment, has been scooped up by Paramount from its initial home, Sony Entertainment. Making the crosstown segue are ...

‘Harbinger’ Feature Project Moves From Sony To Paramount

Deadline has confirmed that the Valiant Entertainment comic book project Harbinger is headed from Sony to Paramount, which is where producer Neal Moritz has had his first-look deal since last year. The comic follows a group of teens with superpowers who go up against the ...

DMG Entertainment Founder Dan Mintz on Acquiring Valiant

DMG Entertainment is already the powerhouse behind films such as "Iron Man 3" and "Looper," but the company has its sights set on something much bigger: acquiring the next superhero universe. Cheddar’s Alyssa Julya Smith sits down with founder and CEO Dan Mintz to talk ...

DMG Launching Virtual Reality ‘Transformers’ Centers In Shanghai

In collaboration with Hasbro, Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment is launching immersive and interactive Transformers digital simulation experience centers first in Shanghai and then expanding to other Chinese cities over a five-year span. The last movie in the franchise — Transformers: Age Of Extinction is now the No. 3 import of all time in ...

Dan Mintz On Filling The Vacuum Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

This year marks the ending of two pop culture phenomenons: Game of Thrones and the Marvel cinematic universe. In their wake looms an undeniable vacuum in the zeitgeist, creating new opportunities for the next franchise bold enough to step forward. Enter Valiant Comics – the ...

Ninjak, Bloodshot And Faith: Is Valiant The Next Superhero Universe?

As the entertainment industry gears up for an onslaught of deep pocketed conglomerates looking to stockpile their content streaming services, Hollywood is frantically searching for the newest IP franchise to fill both movie screens and streaming coffers. Packed with a stable of global comic book ...

Inside Valiant’s Sci-Fi Prison Break Comic ‘Psi-Lords’

Writer Fred Van Lente talks about the latest addition to the comic book universe. What brings together four humans with no memory of their previous lives, an alien prison planet and the oldest beings in the known galaxy? The answer can be found in the ...

‘Dr. Mirage’ Drama In Works At the CW With ‘Reign’ Co-Creator

The CW is taking a new stab at developing Dr. Mirage, a drama series adaptation of the Valiant graphic novel, with Reign co-creator Laurie McCarthy, DMG Entertainment (Iron Man 3, Looper, Point Break) and CBS Television Studios. Dr. Mirage is based on the graphic novel about a female paranormal investigator who can communicate with ...

BREAKING: Vin Diesel’s ‘Bloodshot’ Gets 2020 Release Date

Vin Diesel’s superhero movie “Bloodshot” will hit theaters on February 21, 2020, Sony announced Wednesday. The studio started production this month on the first film to feature Diesel in a live-action superhero role. Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen, Toby Kebbell and Sam Heughan also star. The ...

‘Quantum And Woody’: Russos Developing Series From DMG’s Valiant

Quantum And Woody, an adaptation of the Valiant Entertainmentcomic that has Avengers: Infinity War helmers Anthony Russo and Joe Russo and Spy’s Mike Larocca attached to executive produce via their AGBO, is in early development at TBS, I understand. Ant-Man And The Wasp‘s Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari are writing the pilot for what could ...

Valiant Plots A Relaunch With 4 New Comic Book Series

Following the company being acquired by DMG Entertainment, 'Valiant Beyond' will bring in a new slate. More than a year after the company was acquired by DMG Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment has announced a new slate of launches for the end of 2018 and beyond, under the ...

Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere Comes to Life in VR Experience

'The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains' invites players to step into the Cosmere universe in the first visual adaptation of the author's best-selling series. A new virtual reality experience based on author Brandon Sanderson's best-selling fantasy series, The Stormlight Archive, is on the ...

DMG Acquires Comics Publisher Valiant Entertainment

Filmmaker Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment has acquired Valiant Entertainment, the company announced Monday. Mintz has held a significant stake in Valiant since 2014, but the acquisition gives DMG ownership of Valiant’s library of over 2,000 superhero characters, including “X-O Manowar,” “Bloodshot,” “Harbinger,” “Shadowman,” “Archer & ...

Comic Book Shake-Up: DMG Entertainment Acquires Valiant

The industry's third largest superhero universe is looking to make a concerted push into film, television and other media platforms. The battle for cinematic universes has taken a new turn as DMG Entertainment, the entertainment company involved with movies such as Looper and Chappaquiddick, has ...

Screenwriter Chris Borrelli Scores Book and Film Deal

DMG Entertainment picked up film rights to the 'Islands' trilogy, which also will help launch a new Amazon initiative dedicated to promoting works with cross-media potential. Screenwriter Chris Borrelli — whose credits include Vatican Tapes, Whisper and the graphic novel adaptation 100 Bullets, which is ...

DMG Entertainment Launches eSports Division

DMG Entertainment has powered up a competitive gaming division, DMG eSports, the company announced Monday. As part of the new division, DMG is investing in and partnering with amateur e-sports league Super League Gaming. DMG eSports will be integrated across DMG’s other holdings, including movies, TV, comic ...

DMG to Invest $300M in Entertainment, Tech & Media Sectors

Dan Mintz's company says it wants to partner with "top entrepreneurs, operators and complimentary growth or private equity capital firms looking to expand globally, particularly into China’s lucrative market." Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment said Monday that its investment arm, DMG Capital Group, will invest $300 ...

DMG Taps Writer To Adapt ‘Mistborn: The Final Empire’

Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment has tapped xXx: Return Of Xander Cage writer F Scott Frazier to adapt fantasy novel Mistborn: The Final Empire. This is the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s popular trilogy published by Tor Books. The Mistborn series is one of two key franchises Mintz looks to launch cinematically within the library of ...

DMG Nabs Rights to Brandon Sanderson’s ‘Cosmere’ Book Universe

DMG Entertainment has nabbed film and licensing rights to “Cosmere,” Brandon Sanderson’s acclaimed series of interconnected fantasy novels. The entertainment and media company has committed to spending $270 million, which will cover half of the money needed to back the first three movies made from Sanderson’s canon. ...

DMG Plans Film Franchise for Ken Liu’s Fantasy Epic ‘Grace of Kings,’

DMG Entertainment has nabbed worldwide film and licensing rights to “The Grace of Kings,” with an eye toward turning the fantasy series into a franchise, Variety has learned exclusively. The company is fast-tracking production and has tapped Michael Ross (“Fallen”) to write the screenplay. The deal is not ...

Paramount Auction: DMG Emerges As Surprise Suitor

Deadline has learned that Dan Mintz’s Beijing- and Los Angeles-based DMG Entertainment is one of the entities seeking to buy a piece of Paramount Pictures. The sale of what is believed to be a 40% stake in the Melrose Avenue studio is thought to be going for about $2 ...

Hasbro & DMG to Create ‘Transformers’ Attraction in China

The world's first live 'Transformers' experience, described as a "cross between an action-adventure spectacle, a theme park attraction and a theatrical show," will debut in China in 2017. Optimus Prime and his band of Autobots are set to assemble in the real world — in China. ...

‘Point Break’s Early China Release; Is It A New Model?

Earlier this month, Alcon Entertainment/DMG Entertainment/Warner Bros’ Point Break tried out a new experiment by releasing in China three weeks ahead of domestic. The decision was strategic — in part to be the final Western film in the PROC ahead of the December blackout and also to give the film a boost ...

DMG to buy Taiwan’s top TV network for $600 million

Dan Mintz, chief executive of the Los Angeles-based media company DMG Entertainment, has signed a deal to acquire Taiwan's top television network. Mintz told The Times that he recently reached an agreement to buy EBC from the private equity firm Carlyle Group for $600 million. ...

DMG Eyes ‘Mini Marilyn’ Property To Empower Young Women

Fresh off of its new partnership to develop characters from the library of indie publisher Valiant Entertainment, LA and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment has teamed with Authentic Brands Group on Mini Marilyn. Going after the Hello Kitty/Mickey Mouse demo, the partners are co-developing the Marilyn Monroe-inspired property to create “a cinematic ...

China’s DMG And Valiant Entertainment Expand Superhero Universe

The superhero universe just exploded. After setting up its character series Bloodshot at Sony and Shadowman and Archer & Arrow with The Mummy producer Sean Daniel a couple of years ago, Valiant Entertainment – the indie publisher of comic books and graphic novels with a library of more than 2,000 characters — has just ...

DMG Entertainment Buys Into Valiant Comic Book Slate

DMG, the Chinese and US film production group, is to take an equity stake in independent comic book company Valiant Entertainment. It plans to adapt Valiant’s characters into movie franchises. The company said that the deal is “a new partnership to span motion pictures, television, publishing, ...

DMG Entertainment Boards Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Film

L.A.- and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment has inked a tie-in with Alcon Entertainment. It will finance, produce, and distribute the 2014 Johnny Depp-starrer “Transcendence,” which is now in production. The two shingles have also agreed to do the same deal on the remake of “Point Break,” which is in late ...

‘Iron Man 3’ $21M Box-Office Debut Is China’s Biggest Ever

"Iron Man 3" posted the biggest opening day in Chinese box office history Wednesday, with $18 million according to the China Film Group. That's just better than $17.9 million that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" debuted to in July of 2011. Disney and Chinese distributor ...

DMG Entertainment Gives China Own Version of ‘Iron Man 3’

How Hollywood releases its films in China has always been a murky and ever-changing process. Now “Iron Man 3” creates the latest wrinkle in what it takes to do business in the world’s second-largest moviegoing market. Disney revealed Friday that it will produce two versions of Marvel Studios’ superhero ...

Go International: Why Hollywood Studios Need to Learn Chinese

For the last few years, Hollywood has sharpened its focus on releasing English-language movies in China, one of the world’s fastest growing film markets. But that may not be enough. In the next few years, they may want to make the movies in Mandarin as well. A ...

Hollywood’s Secret Weapon To Combat Piracy In China

The path to Dan Mintz's office starts in a dimly lit penthouse lobby of glass panels, Buddha heads and traditional Chinese wooden doors. Take a right at the stone bridge over a carp pond. Pass a room filled with fresh-faced staffers brainstorming over laptops and ...

Co-production with DMG: China partner helps ‘Looper’ win big

If Hollywood execs could travel through time, many wouldn’t mind landing in the shoes of producer/financier James D. Stern and his Endgame Entertainment execs two years ago, just as they met with China-based distrib DMG Entertainment about the time-travel actioner “Looper.” DMG not only agreed to distribute Rian Johnson’s film, it also came ...

Hollywood’s Mr China: Dan Mintz of DMG Entertainment

The path to Dan Mintz’s office starts in a dimly lit penthouse lobby of glass panels, Buddha heads and traditional Chinese wooden doors. Take a right at the stone bridge that arches over a carp-filled pond. Pass a room filled with fresh-faced staffers brainstorming over ...
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