HONG KONG — China's Dalian Wanda Group has unveiled plans to become one of the world's biggest film companies. At a glitzy ceremony in the port city of Qingdao, attended by top stars from China and…
Many Chinese companies are in a tearing hurry to get somewhere fast. But it is not yet clear where Wanda is going with its film ambitions. Is its new mega studio project to be a bridge between China…
Steven Markovitz is a South African a feature and documentary producer, whose films have been co-produced with nearly a dozen countries around the world. His latest pic, "African Metropolis,"…
The Durban International Film Festival is launching the African Metropolis Short Film Project, seven short films, filmed in seven African cities by seven African directors. The directors and…
Film collector, curator and historian Fernando Pena figured he'd made the biggest discovery of his career when, back in 2008, he uncovered a complete print of the original, uncut version of Fritz…
CRIX ON PIX: Variety reviewers sift through the wreckage of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot and other post-9/11 blockbusters.
Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder's 1984 version of "Metropolis," which added a new score from 80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler.
Jeremy Renner, Judi Dench, Jennifer Garner and Michelle Monaghan are attached to topline the indie "Better Living Through Chemistry," which Metropolis is preselling internationally at the European…
Given the names involved, Japanime " Metropolis" fails to fulfill expectations, signaling an offshore career solely on ancillary among high-end buffs of manga-derived animation. Helmer Rintaro's…
The long-awaited film for which UFA has been beating the gong for the last year. It is said to have cost 7 million marks (about $1.68 million), and the picture looks it. From a photographic and…
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