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Singapore’s MM2 Poised to Buy Animation Firm Vividthree


Deal would be first post-IPO acquisition for Melvyn Ang’s growing empire


‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms


Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10 respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday. Marvel’s summer box-office smash, “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the… Read more »


‘Independence Day 2′ Casts Jessie Usher as Lead


Fox has cast “Survivor’s Remorse” star Jessie Usher in “Independence Day 2″ as the lead. He’s the first cast member attached to the sequel. Usher will portray the son of Will Smith’s Steven Hiller character from the 1996 original. Smith is not expected to return. Director Roland Emmerich will return to helm “Independence Day 2,”… Read more »


Major Theater Chains to Boycott Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’


Major theater chains are refusing to show “Beasts of No Nation,” the Cary Fukunaga drama that Netflix bought this week for $12 million, because the company is debuting the film simultaneously on its streaming service. Four of the country’s four largest exhibitors — AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike — separately told Variety they do not plan to show… Read more »


China’s Bona Film Doubles Profit to $17 million


Net profits at China’s Bona Film Group doubled last year to hit $16.9 million, buoyed by a powerful theatrical releasing performance.


Russo Brothers Sign First-Look Deal with Sony


“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo have signed a three-year first-look features deal with Sony Pictures, beginning in April. The siblings will next direct Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” which will include Sony’s new Spider-Man character as part of the recent deal between Sony and Marvel. It’s the first time that… Read more »


Watch: First U.S. Trailer for Domhnall Gleeson’s ‘Ex Machina’


A24 has released the first U.S. trailer for artificial intelligence thriller “Ex Machina,” starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. Gleeson, who will be seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” along with Isaac, plays a programmer at an Internet search giant who wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain… Read more »


‘Popeye,’ ‘Contestant,’ ‘Mother’ Among Cannes Cinefondation Atelier Titles


Kirsten Tan’s “Popeye,” Carlos Osuna’s “The Contestant” and Albert Morais’ “The Mother” are three of 15 films selected for the Cannes Festival’s 2015 Cinefondation Atelier, a showcase of up-and-coming talent worldwide. Launched in 2005, and now looking towards its 11th edition, the Atelier, a co-production and financing forum, runs May 15-21 at the Cannes Festival,… Read more »


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