GLENDALE, Calif. -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) and IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) announced today that the studio's two upcoming releases, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots, will open in digital IMAX® theatres in IMAX® 3D. Kung Fu Panda 2 will be released to IMAX theatres in select international territories in conjunction with each of the territory's release dates. Puss in Boots will have a two-week IMAX release day-and-date with the domestic release. Both films are produced by DreamWorks Animation and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

"The IMAX Experience® remains among the premiere viewing experiences in the world and we are thrilled that our audiences overseas will have the opportunity to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 and that movie-goers here in the U.S. will get to see Puss in Boots in IMAX 3D later this year," said DreamWorks Animation's Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Katzenberg.

"The addition of these two DreamWorks Animation films reinforce the strong offering of titles we have slated for the rest of the year," said IMAX Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Gelfond. "Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots are the next incarnation of blockbuster franchises and we are happy to make them available to our moviegoers around the world."

"Clearly these beloved DreamWorks Animation characters have resonated around the world with audiences young and old alike and we are excited to be able to once again showcase them and their new adventures to IMAX fans through our long-standing alliance with DreamWorks Animation," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment.

In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride in Puss in Boots, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

 

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Mar 01, 2011 -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announced its participation in the following media conferences:

Deutsche Bank 2011 Media and Telecommunications Conference
The Breakers Hotel - Palm Beach, FL
March 7, 2011 @ 11:10 AM ET

2011 Credit Suisse Global Media & Communications Convergence Conference
Mandarin Oriental - Miami, Florida
March 8, 2011 @ 9:30 AM ET

Gabelli & Company 3rd Annual Digital Cinema & Movie Conference
Harvard Club - New York, NY
March 17, 2011 @ 11:45 AM ET

A webcast of Regal's presentations at the Deutsche Bank 2011 Media and Telecommunications Conference, the 2011 Credit Suisse Global Media & Communications Convergence Conference and the Gabelli & Company 3rd Annual Digital Cinema & Movie Conference are available in the investor relations section of the Company's Web site: www.REGmovies.com.

 

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Source: Ain't It Cool News/ Movieplayer.it

Acclaimed Italian actor Franco Nero announced on February 25 that he is in the process of joining the production of a spaghetti western attached to Oscar-winning writer-director Quentin Tarantino. In the same interview, he indicated that Keith Carradine and Treat Williams were also involved with the film, which was yet unnamed. Meanwhile, over at Ain't It Cool News, longtime contributor Beaks confirmed that Tarantino is involved, and the film is currently slated to be his next filmmaking project, although neither story confirmed that Tarantino was actually directing. Additionally, Beaks was unable to confirm who else has been cast thus far, but he revealed that Inglourious Basterds costar Christoph Waltz will join the film's ensemble cast.

Tarantino's last project, Inglourious Basterds, was a significant critical and commercial success for the filmmaker, whose previous effort, the collaboration Grindhouse, fared poorly at the box office, and received mixed reviews. Tackling a spaghetti western (or western of any kind) seems par for course for the director, whose indefatigable ability to absorb and digest a wide variety of cinematic influences consistently results in films that are tributes, commentaries and reinventions of their respective genres.

 

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Source: THR.com

Josh Brolin and Tim Burton are set to join forces for a new take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Warner Bros. Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the duo behind Sherlock Holmes 2, are penning the script.

Burton is currently working on Dark Shadows at Warner Bros., and his involvement will ultimately depend on the script. Brolin is filming Men In Black III with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

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