The Shining May Be on Tap; TDKR Rules Foreign Box Office: Biz Break
Also in Monday morning's round-up of news briefs, Killer Joe shrugs off its NC-17 and performs solid over the weekend; Remembering Norman Alden and The Gatekeepers is heading your way.
Warner Bros. Considers The Shining Prequel
"The film, which is said to be at a very early stage 'and not even formally in development' according to an anonymous source at the studio, would be the latest unlikely followup to a classic slice of cinema, The Guardian reports.
Foreign Box Office: The Dark Knight Rises Commands Foreign Box Office
The Dark Knight Rises bowed in 40 markets including France ($11.3 million at 892 sites including previews), Germany ($9.9 at 718 spots including previews) and in Mexico ($9.8 million at 1,141 situations). Christopher Nolan’s final Batman feature also opened in Russia ($8.7 million at 1,310 screens including previews), Brazil ($6.6 million at 931 sites) and in Japan ($6 million including previews), THR reports.
Killer Joe & Others Solid in Open: Specialty Box Office
Killer Joe manned up to its NC-17 and made a solid showing in three theaters with the top per-theater average among newcomers, $12,621 average. A number of distributors noted the Olympics opening served as a spoiler, but most newbies managed fairly solid results. Nipping at Killer Joe‘s heels, Ruby Sparks bowed at 13 locations, averaging $11,683. Deadline reports.
R.I.P. Norman Alden
He was the voice of superhero Aquaman in 1970s cartoon Super Friends and featured in films such as Back to the Future and Ed Wood. In 1985's Back to the Future he played the owner of Lou's Cafe alongside Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd, BBC reports.
The Gatekeepers Heads to N. America
Directed by Dror Moreh, the film is a windows into Israel's secret service agency. The deal comes just after the film premiered at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Deadline reports.