The Weinstein Company has acquired rights in US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France to Juan Jose Campanella’s animated feature and Argentinian smash.
EXCLUSIVE: A sequel to Mike Bassett England Manager, the 2001 cult comedy, is planned to shoot later this year.
Award-winning Danish director behind R and Nordvest to set new feature around a love story at an old people’s home.
Content Media acquires Chinese production and distribution companies from tycoon Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Media; deal includes the Chinese theatrical release of Grace of Monaco.
Festivals and Awards
Georgia was the big winner at the 18th edition of the Sofia International Film Festival (SIFF) which closed at the weekend with the Grand Prix for Best Film and Best Director award going to Levan Koguashvili’s second feature Blind Dates.
Executives from Warner Bros and Odeon have expressed the need to win back trust in 3D family films, while research shows China is set to lead the 3D market by the end of 2014.
Latest box office news
eOne’s video game adaptation clocks non-final $3.3m (£2m) to dethrone 300: Rise of an Empire; StudioCanal’s Under the Skin posts strong UK bow of $396,000 (£238,203) from just 47 sites.
DreamWorks Animation’s family release Mr. Peabody & Sherman climbed to the top in its second session through Fox after narrowly edging out Warner Bros’ 300 sequel with an estimated $21.2m.