Box Office Betting: Industry Not Giving Up Fight Against It As Senate Gets Involved

By | Friday April 16, 2010 @ 2:41pm PDT
Mike Fleming

While Trend Exchange CEO Robert Swagger was holding a conference call crowing about CFTC approval, the MPAA issued this press release, inferring that Capitol Hill is getting involved. I hung up from to Swagger’s conference call feeling that he did little to dispel the skepticism that this is really providing … Read More »

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David R. Ellis Chums 3D Shark Tank

By | Tuesday April 6, 2010 @ 12:32pm PDT
Mike Fleming

047009-shark-attack-warnings-ignoredEXCLUSIVE: In a movie that promises a visual feast with swimmers on the menu, David R. Ellis has committed to direct Shark Night 3D, a film that will shoot this summer in Louisiana. Incentive Filmed Entertainment is financing a $28 million … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: 3D ‘Shrek Forever After’

By | Monday April 5, 2010 @ 11:01pm PDT

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3D ‘XXX’ Moves From Sony To Paramount; Rob Cohen And Vin Diesel Back In Fold

By | Thursday April 1, 2010 @ 6:09pm PDT
Mike Fleming

vin_diesel_xxxEXCLUSIVE:  A third installment of the extreme sports action film XXX is revving up again, with some real twists and turns. The project has left Columbia Pictures, with negotiations underway for Paramount to take over the franchise, finance production and distribute … Read More »

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Kal Penn Returns From White House to Another ‘White Castle’ Stoner Sequel

By | Wednesday March 31, 2010 @ 10:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

2008_harold_and_kumar_escape_from_guantanamo_bay_wall_002New Line has set a summer start date on the third installment of the Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle franchise, with the Warner Bros-based company about to hire a director, and seriously considering doing the film in 3D. The … Read More »

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‘Buck Rogers’ Blasts Off Into 3D Space

By | Wednesday March 24, 2010 @ 2:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Buck Rogers, the fighter pilot who wakes up in the 25th Century, is being relaunched as a 3D screen hero. Paul WS Anderson has locked a deal to direct a new version of the classic tale of a fighter pilot who quickly acclimates to the future and puts his … Read More »

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More On Tim Burton & ‘The Addams Family’

By | Wednesday March 24, 2010 @ 10:06am PDT
Mike Fleming

Last week, I wrote about a Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment deal to acquire the original Addams Family drawings by Charles Addams so Tim Burton could direct a stop-motion 3D animated film. Numerous Deadline readers thought the story was false based on an MTV.com “exclusive” report. I stand by my story. The … Read More »

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Michael Bay And James Cameron Skeptical Of 3D Conversions: “The Jury Is Out”

By | Tuesday March 23, 2010 @ 8:16am PDT
Mike Fleming

michael_bay_fios_commercial_image__2_The chance to charge higher ticket prices has every Hollywood studio rushing to retrofit their 2D spectacles into 3D. Some directors are pushing back, concerned there’s an imminent future of cheesy-looking 3D that will stunt the momentum created by Avatar.

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How ‘Jackass’ Threequel Got Its 3D Nod

By | Tuesday March 23, 2010 @ 8:15am PDT
Mike Fleming

johnny_knoxville_narrowweb__300x452,0All over town, directors and studios are testing footage as they decide whether or not to go 3D. That included Jackass 3. From what I’m told, the filmmakers violated every rule that James Cameron set with Avatar, in which he used … Read More »

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Tim Burton’s Next 3D Animated Film? Da Da Da Da, Snap Snap: ‘The Addams Family’

By | Thursday March 18, 2010 @ 8:13am PDT
Mike Fleming

addams-cartoonEXCLUSIVE: Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton has found a new 3D project. He will direct a stop-motion animated film based on Charles Addams’ original ghoulish cartoon drawings of The Addams Family. Illumination Entertainment, the Universal-based family film unit headed by … Read More »

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Foreign Audiences Speeding Up 3D Cinema Conversion By Paying Double For ‘Avatar’

By | Monday March 15, 2010 @ 2:59am PDT

From Deadline|London editor Tim Adler: Copenhagen cinemagoers are paying up to 20 euros ($28) a ticket to see Avatar, compared with an average Danish ticket price of 10 euros. Slovakian cinemagoers are paying 8 euros per ticket to see the James Cameron technopic, compared with an average of 4 … Read More »

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Robert Downey Jr Orbits Cuaron’s 3D

By | Friday March 12, 2010 @ 7:21pm PST
Mike Fleming

robert-downey-jr2EXCLUSIVE: Robert Downey Jr is negotiating a deal to star in Gravity, the 3D space film directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures will co-finance. Cuaron wrote the script with his son, Jonas. Downey will play the leader of … Read More »

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Taxpayers Give UK Cinemas 3D Leg-Up

By | Friday March 12, 2010 @ 3:12pm PST

EXCLUSIVE From Deadline|London editor Tim Adler: Cinema chains including Cineworld, Odeon and Vue have all upgraded digital equipment provided free of charge by the UK government to 3D. uk cinemaWhereas other exhibitors have had to spend hundreds … Read More »

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MPAA Cites 3D For Fueling Box Office Spike

By | Wednesday March 10, 2010 @ 10:46am PST
Mike Fleming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 10, 2010
WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE CONTINUES TO SOAR;
U.S. ADMISSIONS ON THE RISE
3D gives a boost to box office growth

Los Angeles – The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) today released its annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report for

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Stringer, Cameron And Sony’s 3D TV Blitz

By | Tuesday March 9, 2010 @ 8:56am PST
Mike Fleming

TWW-001370Sony Corp has officially announced its entry in the 3D television game, launching its first line of Bravia flatscreen TVs for sale in Japan beginning in June. Other announcements will follow as Sony joins electronics giants like Panasonic and Samsung in … Read More »

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God Stars In 3D Book Of Genesis Bible Tale

By | Monday March 8, 2010 @ 9:02am PST
Mike Fleming

Adam-nEveEXCLUSIVE: The world’s oldest story is on a collision course with cutting-edge Hollywood technology. I’m told that Paramount Pictures and former Walden Media co-founder Cary Granat producing with Reel Fx are mounting In The Beginning, a 3D telling of the creation … Read More »

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Robert Pattinson Clueless About ‘Twilight’ 3D

By | Saturday February 27, 2010 @ 2:42pm PST

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Summit Takes Side In Dueling Musketeers

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 12:54pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Summit Entertainment has acquired domestic distribution rights for The Three Musketeers, a 3-D period adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel that will be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Constantin Films and Impact Pictures are producing a film that will be shot in “real 3-D.” The action … Read More »

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UK Exhibitors End Boycott Of Disney’s ‘Alice’

By | Thursday February 25, 2010 @ 4:16am PST

iger 2mouse smallFrom Deadline|London editor Tim Adler:The UK’s biggest movie theatre chain Odeon has now ended its standoff with the Walt Disney Co. It joined exhibitors Vue and Cineworld to show Alice In Wonderland as scheduled. What a win … Read More »

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