Universal Pictures has shut down production “for a period of time” as it considers how best to move ahead with the franchise in the wake of Paul Walker’s death last Saturday (November 30).
Spike Jonze’s Her starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson has prevailed in the National Board Of Review’s annual vote as Jonze also scooped the best director prize.
Festival top brass announced on December 4 the US and world cinema dramatic and documentary competition entries as well as 11 NEXT titles for the upcoming 30th edition of the Sundance Film Festival, set to run in Utah from January 16-26 2014.
Festivals and Awards
Pinewood Studios has officially opened its new Q Stage.
10 features and 10 shorts will be on offer.
Latest box office news
Egyptian independent production Rags & Tatters has grossed an impressive $30,000 following a two-week run in Egyptian cinemas. The film was originally slated to run for only one week.
Lionsgate’s sequel takes $9m (£5.5m) to hold onto the top spot for the second consecutive week; Fox’s Philomena becomes Stephen Frears’ best-ever UK performer at $16.1m (£9.8m).
After Svensk Filmindustri’s recent acquisition of Tre Vanner, the company is now gathering all its Nordic production activities under one roof.