'Man Of Steel' Heads To 3-D And 2-D; L.A. Voters Pass Porn Condom Measure: Biz Break
Also in Wednesday evening's round-up of news briefs, Norway's Oscar entry is headed to U.S. theaters; Skyfall is tracking ahead of its predecessor at the box office; and DOC NYC opens in New York with Academy Award hopefuls.
Oscar Entry Kon-Tiki Heads to U.S. Theaters
Norway's submission for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration tells the real-life adventure of Thor Heyerdahl’s world-famous seafaring voyage. It had its U.S. premiere this week at AFI Fest. The film opened to huge numbers in Norway in August, and the box office is continuing to climb past $13.4 million as it holds strong in theaters. The Weinstein Company, which picked up U.S., Canadian, U.K. and Italian rights to the feature, plans to release the English language version of the film in 2013.
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Man of Steel Heads to 3-D and 2-D
Director Zack Snyder’s upcoming action adventure Man of Steel will be presented in 3-D in select theaters, as well as in 2-D and IMAX, so fans of the iconic superhero will be able to experience the movie in their format of choice. The film stars Henry Cavill in the role of Superman/Clark Kent, alongside three-time Oscar-nominee Amy Adams, Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon, Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner, Oscar-nominee Diane Lane and Oscar-nominee Laurence Fishburne. Warner Bros will release the pic June 14, 2013, Deadline reports.
Skyfall Selling Ahead of Last Bond Pic on Fandango
The site said the Sony/MGM movie is selling twice as many tickets as its predecessor, 2008′s Quantum Of Solace, sold at the same point in the film’s sales cycle. That film grossed $168.4M during its U.S. run and $586.1M globally, Deadline reports (http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/skyfall-fandango-online-ticket-sales/).
L.A. Voters Pass Condoms in Porn Measure
Measure B passed 56 to 44 per cent, mandating all male adult actors use condoms. It also requires adult film producers to apply for permits from the L.A. County Department of Public Health before shooting sex scenes and will subject them to random inspections. Critics say it will drive business out of the state where such regulations don't exist, THR reports.
DOC NYC Opens with Oscar Hopefuls
The non-fiction festival is opening with two opening night films, Artifact and Venus and Serena, which premiered amidst controversy at TIFF. Director Bartholomew Cubbins' Artifact, making its US premiere, follows Jared Leto's band Thirty Seconds to Mars, while Maiken Baird and Michelle Major Venus and Serena grants audiences unprecedented access into the lives of the tennis world's famous Williams' sisters. The festival will close with Ken Burns' The Central Park Five. The third DOC NYC takes place November 8 - 15 in New York, TOH reports.