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‘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 corporation that tried to exploit their talents. Moritz, who is …

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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 the Middle Kingdom so they are rolling it out in …

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‘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 dead souls except the one she wants to reach – …

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‘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 be a franchise series, though it’s early days. Quantum And …

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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 Sanderson’s Cosmere, a shared universe of fantasy novels and other works …

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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 billion. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told investors last month that the company had been …

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‘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 going into the rest of its worldwide rollout. The U.S. …

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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 world” for her to inhabit that will include TV, movies, …

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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 partnered with Beijing-based studio and production company DMG Entertainment to develop their …

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