Film

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 film will also reunite Diesel with “Fast and the Furious” …

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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 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 stage development at Alcon. DMG will distribute both pictures in China, while Warner …

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‘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 estimate that the final number will hit $21.5 …

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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 actioner with one designed specifically for Chinese audiences. At the …

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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 aboard as Endgame’s Chinese production partner. The deal positioned “Looper” to …

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