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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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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 & Armstrong,” “Ninjak,” “Faith” and more. “Our priority is to build …

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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 books, virtual reality, gaming and location-based entertainment. DMG’s deal with Super …

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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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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 pair of recent releases co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, …

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