EXCLUSIVE: Marvel in advanced negotiations to send superhero film to Pinewood-Shepperton for mid-2015 shoot.
Two Canadian producers who attended the market in Nova Scotia have been invited to take part in Brazil’s RioContentMarket and Mexico’s Los Cabos International Film Festival.
Revolver Entertainment continues to build its US release slate and has picked up rights to Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain starring Martin Sheen, Kal Penn and Mischa Barton.
Richard Loncraine’s drama was one of the more favourably received acquisitions titles in Toronto and becomes the latest selection to find a US home.
Festivals and Awards
The Mumbai Film Festival (Oct 14-21), recently saved by public donations following a funding crunch, unveiled its line-up today including the India Gold Competition and International Competition for first features.
Power to the Pixel event to include a major Nordic delegation.
The era of laser illuminated projection came a little closer over the weekend following screenings of Life of Pi and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes using new Christie Digital technology which promise to lift levels of 3D movies to a par with that enjoyed in 2D.
Latest box office news
CHINA BOX OFFICE: Fox’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes narrowly outgrossed The Expendables 3 to take back the top spot at the Chinese box office last week (Sep 8-14).
Universal’s animation dethrones Sex Tape with $3.3m (£2m), including previews; Fox/Pathe’s Pride opens with non-final $1.2m (£714,119) from 491 sites.
Fortissimo Films has announced that Winnie Lau is leaving after 13 years with the company to join a leading production house in a senior capacity.