Specialty distributor Well Go USA Entertainment is to give Tsui Hark’s “The Taking of Tiger Mountain” a North American release on Jan. 2, 2015.
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Legend has is that the seventh son of a seventh son is born with certain special powers, which, in Joseph Delaney’s “Wardstone Chronicles” fantasy-lit series, include the ability to see supernatural beings and, potentially, to kill witches.
AwesomenessTV has a hit on its hands in high school comedy “Expelled,” starring YouTube and Vine celeb Cameron Dallas — a case study in how to make money from younger consumers with movies. The film, which received a limited run in theaters on Dec. 12 before being sold as a download on most digital platforms,… Read more »
Fox’s latest 30-day ratings report tracks a predictable spike in time-shifted viewing of “Gotham” over the monthlong frame. But the numbers for Fox’s multiplatform viewing report covering the season through Nov. 2 also indicate the growing diversity of platforms delivering significant audience to the 30-day total. Viewing done via Fox.com, Hulu.com and cable VOD sources… Read more »
Sony Pictures Entertainment has chosen to stand down for “The Interview,” deciding against releasing the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy in any form — including VOD or DVD, as U.S. officials reportedly link Sony’s massive cyber attack to North Korea. “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film,” a spokesman said Wednesday. The studio… Read more »
Class is back in session one last time. In anticipation of the sixth and final season premiere of “Glee,” Fox released the first official cast photos, and Variety has assembled a gallery of the McKinley kids from the very start. Rachel (Lea Michele), Sue (Jane Lynch), Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Blaine (Darren Criss), Mercedes (Amber Riley),… Read more »
For the first time ever, the Art Directors Guild will bestow its lifetime achievement award in all four of its crafts at its annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton. Senior illustrator Camille Abbott (“Flashdance,” “Battlestar Galactica”), above, left, will receive the Illustrators and matte artists lifetime achievement award…. Read more »
The U.S. government is considering “a range of options in weighing a potential response” to the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, as reports swirled on Wednesday that investigators have concluded that North Korea is linked to the security breach on the studio. “The United States is investigating attribution and will provide an update at… Read more »
Sony pulled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview” on Wednesday after hackers levied threats to attack theaters showing the comedy, causing a slew of exhibitors to say they wouldn’t screen the movie. The decision has already sparked a large variety of opinions, with many angry at the studio and exhibitors for pulling out of… Read more »
As Sony Pictures tabled the scheduled Dec. 25 release of “The Interview,” the studio is said to be hastily pulling the remaining TV spots booked to promote the James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy. Sony was prepared to spend an estimated $18.5 million in total on TV blurbs to market the movie about two hapless celeb gossips… Read more »