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Alice To Pass $1 Billion, Hollywood for Sale, Bale Talking Hillcoat Flick

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 26, 2010 at 3:25AM

-Disney's Alice in Wonderland will cross the $1 billion worldwide box-office threshold tomorrow, marking the sixth movie to do so and a record for a springtime release. With over $332 million domestic and $667 million foreign, Alice in Wonderland is Disney's second-highest grosser behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1.07 billion worldwide).
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Thompson on Hollywood

-Disney's Alice in Wonderland will cross the $1 billion worldwide box-office threshold tomorrow, marking the sixth movie to do so and a record for a springtime release. With over $332 million domestic and $667 million foreign, Alice in Wonderland is Disney's second-highest grosser behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1.07 billion worldwide).

-With Disney's Miramax sale up in the air, The Wrap's Sharon Waxman looks at Hollywood for Sale. As the Gores brothers resume talks to buy Miramax (after Weinstein backer Ron Burkle lowered his bid), they have also submitted a $200 million bid to buy Overture. MGM remains on the market, seeking a $2 billion payout that no one seems to take seriously. The James Bond franchise will be without a home and a clear future until MGM's fate is clear. The overall problem "seems to be a clash between the perceived values of the movie companies and the values the market is willing to assign at a time of flux," writes Waxman.

Gary Oldham (the villainous "Lord Shen"), Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Mr Croc"), Michelle Yeoh ("mystical goat") and Victor Garber ("Master Thundering Rhino") are joining Kung Fu Panda 2's already stellar voice stars (Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan and Jack Black). The Paramount/DreamWorks Animation sequel will open in North America on May 27, 2011.

-Christian Bale is in talks to star in director John Hillcoat's The Revenant, an action-revenge period piece written by Mark L. Smith (Vacancy) from the novel by Michael Punke, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, a true blood-and-gore survival story about frontiersman Hugh Glass, complete with grizzly bear attacks. Bale is taking over the role that was originally set to star Samuel L. Jackson. "This could be the most grim and joyless movie ever made," writes CHUD.

Hillcoat (whose The Road hits DVD this week) also has a new short that he created in cahoots with Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption, which used in-game graphics and airs on Fox Saturday, May 29. Here's the trailer:


This article is related to: Directors, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Independents, Studios, Daily Read, DVDs, Exhibition, Tim Burton, Sequel, Animation, Johnny Depp, Overture, Weinsteins, MGM/UA, 3D


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