MARVEL AND AURASMA UNVEIL “MARVEL AUGMENTED REALITY” AT SXSW03/12/12 @ 1:32 pm EST
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“Avengers VS X-Men” Spurs Historic First Major Comic Book AR Initiative
CONSTANTIN FILM LANDS RIGHTS TO COMIC SERIES 'DANGER GIRL'11/16/17 @ 3:21 pm EST
Yesterday, at the SXSW Interactive Festival, Marvel Entertainment unveiled Marvel AR
, the first major augmented reality app from a comic book company. As part of the recently announced Marvel ReEvolution
, which brings the world of print and digital media together for a comics experience like never before, the Marvel AR
app powered by Aurasma will be released on April 2 for iOS and Android devices. Fans can first discover the power of this new app in Avengers VS X-Men #1
, arriving in comic stores on April 4 and kicking off the comic book event of the year in which the world’s most popular Super Heroes go to war!
By opening this app and scanning select Marvel products featuring the Marvel AR
logo, you’ll unlock exclusive content starring the world’s most popular super heroes -- including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and many others! Go behind the scenes of your favorite comics, see new footage, hear from creators, get caught up on past events and more!
“It’s time to join the Marvel ReEvolution
, as we bring the worlds of print and digital media together for an unprecedented fan experience,” said Peter Phillips, senior vice president and general manager, Marvel Digital Media Group. “Avengers VS X-Men
is the biggest story we’ve ever told and teaming with Aurasma allows us to bring our fans a deeper experience when they purchase select Marvel comics and other Marvel products. Just wait till you see what we’ve planned!”
Marvel partnered with Aurasma, the world’s leading augmented reality platform, to create a mobile experience designed to empower fans to discover a new world of content that brings their favorite Super Heroes to life through tablets and mobile devices. Aurasma's cutting-edge image recognition technology enables the Marvel AR
app to recognize images in new Marvel comic books, promotional posters and other merchandise, seamlessly augmenting the images with interactive virtual content such as videos, animations and more.
“Marvel is no stranger to digital media and is once again making history, this time by using Aurasma’s transformative technology to bridge the physical world with the virtual,” said, David Stone, Aurasma's director of client services. “What better way to excite and engage fans than to give them the power to interact with all of their favorite characters in a new way?”
Aurasma's free platform unlocks a whole new dimension for partners to creatively enhance the real world. In this case, comic books will reach new depths by unleashing coveted and fan-pleasing content like director and editor commentary and other special features, only accessible through the Marvel AR
The Marvel AR
companion app, powered by Aurasma, will be available for free in April at the Apple App Store and Android Market.ABOUT MARVEL
: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com
. ABOUT AURASMA
: Aurasma is the world’s first visual browser – a new augmented reality technology that merges the physical world with the virtual. Available as a free app for iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad2 and high-powered Android devices or as a free kernel for developers, Aurasma uses advanced image and pattern recognition to recognize and understand real-world images and objects in much the same way as the human brain does. It then seamlessly blends the real-world with rich interactive content such as videos and animations called “Auras”. Auras can be created for printed images, product packaging, clothing, physical places and users can even use the app to create and share their own.
Since its launch in June 2011, Aurasma has had more than three million downloads. Over 3,000 partners in markets including retail, fashion, sport, automotive, consumer electronics, entertainment, advertising and publishing are using the free technology in their campaigns, on their products or embedding the technology in their own applications. Aurasma was developed by and is part of software company Autonomy – an HP Company.
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'HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION' TEASER: FIRST LOOK AT MONSTERS' HOLIDAY CLIP, PHOTOS AND POSTER11/16/17 @ 3:17 pm EST
Constantin Film acquired rights to the comic book series Danger Girl
, and will team with Jeremy Bolt’s Bolt Pictures and Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films to produce a film and develop a TV show from the property. Constantin’s Robert Kulzerwill produce along with Bolt and Askarieh. Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz will be exec producer along with the comic’s creators, J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell. They will go out to writers and directors immediately. Launched in 1996 by comic book artist J. Scott Campbell and writer Andy Hartnell, Danger Girl
began under the Wildstorm banner and moved to DC Comics. It has spawned merchandising, including video games, action figures, board games, and high-end collectibles. The heroine is adventurer Abbey Chase. Reluctantly recruited by a secret spy organization, she teams with fellow operatives Sydney Savage and Natalia Kasstle to locate a series of mystical objects and keep them out of the hands of the criminal enterprise The Hammer Syndicate.
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JAMES FRANCO, SIMON KINBERG, 'WONDER WOMAN' SCRIBE ALLAN HEINBERG TEAM ON FOX'S MARVEL MUTANT 'MULTIPLE MAN'11/16/17 @ 3:12 pm EST
Monsters on vacation? Here’s what it looks like. In this first-look teaser for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
, Drac (Adam Sandler) and his pack of ghouls go cruising in style.
And -- AND -- a NEW poster, below.
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‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ BATS OUT $8.5M ON DAY ONE AT INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE11/16/17 @ 3:08 pm EST
Fox is developing a film vehicle for James Franco to play the Marvel Comics character Multiple Man,
with Wonder Woma
n scribe Allan Heinberg writing the script, and Simon Kinberg and his Genre Films producing along with Franco and Ramona Films, the shingle that Franco runs with brother Dave Franco and Vincent Jolivette.
The character is part of the X-Men universe, which Fox controls and continues to exploit with Kinberg at the center of all the movies. Multiple Man
is Jamie Madrox, who, in the comics, conveyed his cloning powers at birth, when a second, identical version of him appeared after the doctor slapped the infant to get him to breathe. His father, a worker at the Los Alamos Nuclear Research Center, moved his family to a remote farm where his son — fitted with a special suit to control his powers designed by X-Men patriarch Professor Xavier — lived quietly until the suit malfunctioned and he began to go crazy. His cloning abilities drove Madrox to have various collisions and collaborations with both the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Jeremy Kramer will oversee it for Fox and the deals are being made now.
The film came out of another collaboration between Franco and Kinberg, The Hardy Men
, which Kinberg scripted and is being scripted by Rodney Rothman as a potential star vehicle for both James and Dave Franco, whose Ramona released its first film, the James Franco-directed The Disaster Artist
. The idea is for James and Dave Franco to play the grown up versions of the venerable teen sleuths The Hardy Boys
, also for Fox.
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'STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI' NISSAN ROGUE 'DARK SIDE' TV SPOT11/16/17 @ 11:50 am EST
Warner Bros/DC’s Justice League
is off to the races at the international box officewith $8.5M
on its first day, Wednesday. That’s in nine markets as well as select previews on roughly 6,000 screens total.
, Batman and the gang leveraged the Republic Day holiday to open on a non-traditional Wednesday and scored the biggest industry opening day of all time (in local currency). The Zack Snyder-helmed film captured 74% of the Top 5 films’ share for an estimated $3.7M (12.3M reals) on 1,509 screens. This is also the widest release ever in the market and it’s a great start to what should be one of the top plays for this installment. Brazil was the No. 3 overseas market on Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
and the No. 2 play on Wonder Woman
Previews out of Korea
, which is not typically a huge DC market, flew to an estimated $1.14M (KRW 1.3B) on 1,195 screens. Significantly, with half-day shows (and a 5.4 magnitude earthquake in the southern region) the superhero mash-up took 50% of the Top 5 films in the market. Comparisons using sneak figures are not apples-to-apples. However, JL
came in roughly on par with Wonder Woman
results. That film had a full day of screenings compared to the sneaks for JL
. Per local reporting, it is at an unofficial $2.3M after today (not included in the cume above).
, the DC heroes also dominated with a 61% share of the Top 5 admissions. The opening day was $1.1M (936K euros) off of 130K tickets sold on 687 screens. Those results are 19% ahead of Gal Gadot’s standalone Wonder Woman
, which has increasingly become a superhero home, opened strong with an estimated $895K (IDR 12.8B) on 888 screens. That is above the bow of Thor: Ragnarok
which took in IDR 11.88. It also gives WB its biggest opening day gross ever, and is the No. 5 top industry opening.
There are 38 more markets opening today, including Germany, Italy, Russia, Korea and Australia. China bows tomorrow in earnest. In previews there, the unofficial number is about $1.3M from Thursday midnights. That market will be a swing for sure on what has been seen by industry sources as an eventual $215M-$235M overall overseas opening weekend.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi 'BLACK PANTHER' INTERNATIONAL TRAILER RELEASED11/16/17 @ 11:43 am EST
has a new TV spot courtesy of Nissan, and you can watch it above!
Titled "Dark Side", the commercial promotes the Nissan Rogue with a little Star Wars
flare thrown in for good measure.
TV Spot: https://youtu.be/r_AVLERPh-g
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SPIDER-MAN HITS A MILESTONE IN PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #30011/16/17 @ 11:34 am EST
A brand new international trailer has dropped for Black Panther
, and you'll definitely recognize some familiar faces.
The new trailer opens up with the previous narration, but you'll notice it now features the likes of Iron Man (Captain America: Civil War
) and Captain America (The Avengers)
alongside it. Fans will also get a new look at Black Panther's upgrades suit as his sister Shuri gives him a rundown of its abilities.
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DYNAMIC FORCES COMES TO TSC WITH THE MUST-HAVE COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES FOR THE CANADIAN FANS ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST11/16/17 @ 11:31 am EST
He’s a staple of the Marvel Universe, and this February, Peter Parker’s legacy will be honored with a milestone issue in PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300!
A celebration of the Spider-Man legacy, PETER PARKER: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 follows the reveal of Peter Parker’s true identity as he goes up against the Tinkerer in what promises to be his biggest challenge yet! It’s a Mighty Marvel story worthy of a 56 page epic as the webslinger is joined in his fight by several Marvel heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Heart, Hawkeye, Wasp and more!
“We don’t take important issue numbers like #300 for granted,” teased executive editor Nick Lowe. “In this issue, Chip and Adam not only tie together all the threads they’ve laid down over the last year, but twist and turn you bigger than you thought possible and tee up the next arc that EVERYONE will be talking about.”
Don’t miss PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300, coming to comic shops this February!
PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300MOST WANTED Part 4Written by CHIP ZDARSKYArt by ADAM KUBERTCover by MARCOS MARTINOn-Sale 2/28/17
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'NICKY, RICKY, DICKY AND DAWN' AND 'SCHOOL OF ROCK' CANCELED BY NICKELODEON11/16/17 @ 11:17 am EST
DYNAMIC FORCES proudly returns to TSC - Today's Shopping Choice, a premium online and TV shopping destination for Canadian consumers, hot on the release of the #1 movie in the world, Thor: Ragnarok, and just in time for Hollywood's upcoming Justice League feature hitting theaters Friday, November 17th! Dynamic Forces announces that renowned comics creator and living legend Stan Lee - co-creator of Thor, Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and endless other characters in the Marvel Universe - has signed an exclusive gold-signature series collection of Thor #700, part of Marvel's Legacy initiative! And not just any copy of Thor #700, but the rare Chris Hemsworth Ragnarok Photo Covers to premiere on TSC's Dynamic Forces Show on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7pm EST.
Friday's show is hosted by TSC's Sean Keane with special Dynamic Forces' guest, founder and CEO Nick Barrucci. "We are celebrating nearly 25 years of providing quality and amazing comics that are also collectible and limited editions for fans worldwide. This is a new golden age of superheroes, and we're delighted to bring them to TSC to delight fans for the holidays," said Barrucci. "From incredible ongoing TV series from The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl to Daredevil, Luke Cage, The Defenders, The Walking Dead, movies which include Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Thor, Justice League, animated series such Guardians of the Galaxy, and so much more. The TV shows, the movies, the action figures, the cartoons, all bring so much attention to these great superheroes, but many consumers outside of the comics industry don't know that many of the storylines come from the comics themselves - the original source material!"
Barrucci continued,"One of our primary goals is to show the large audience the rich storytelling in the comics and graphic novels themselves. We want to show the source material that created the tapestry for all of the wonderful mediums that characters have come from and have grown to. The greatest joy we get from appearing on TSC is the ability to be homes across Canada promoting comic books. To us, this is a great responsibility, as we feel that we are one of the ambassadors of the comics themselves to the larger world. During our on-air appearances, we have the opportunity to promote comics and story arcs to grow the audience for the medium we love so much."
Mr. Barrucci brings with him decades of comic book collecting experience and a true passion for the genre to create an exciting, fun-filled hour of collectible comic book TV history.
DF TV Shopping Director Mariano Nicieza says, "We're very fortunate that TSC chose this Friday, November 17th for our premiere show. With Thor doing gangbusters in theaters and the Justice League poised to win this upcoming weekend Comic Book Heroes are on everyone's minds."
Nicieza continues, "I worked with Dynamic Forces 20 years ago, and upon my return, the mantra has not changed, which is to grow the industry by reaching as many new potential fans as possible. It's important to show the outside world the many great creators working alongside legend Stan Lee, who co-created so many of the incredible Marvel characters. Along with the creators who truly continue to grow the comic industry today with their great story-telling from Jason Aaron and John Cassady to Jim Lee and Alex Ross!"
Additional selected signed comics featured on the show are Shadow #1 with original art-sketch re-marked covers by renowned artist Jae Lee, Justice League #1 signed by fan-favorite artist Jim Lee, and Hulk #600 signed prolific artist Alex Ross. Mr. Barrucci states, "We're pulling out all the stops to make this a super-memorable show!" Dynamic Forces promises many more artists and comic books to be revealed for the TSC Friday, Nov. 17 at 7PM EST; many unavailable online or anywhere else.
Fans will get the chance to experience all the action, even if they can't make it to a convention. With autographed merchandise from the leader of limited editions and autographed gear in the comic book industry!
Also featured on the show are select comic book collections for Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Wolverine and many other popular DC Comics and Marvel characters currently featured in the Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Spider-Man Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
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NETFLIX NABS ‘HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER’ FROM ‘ANNIHILATION’ AUTHOR JEFF VANDERMEER11/16/17 @ 11:13 am EST
Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
and School of Rock
will be coming to an end after four and three seasons, respectively. And Deadline is reporting that Paramount Television, which produces the Emmy-nominated School of Rock
, plans to shop it elsewhere.
“Nickelodeon is not moving forward with production on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
and School of Rock
,” the network said in a statement to Deadline. “We are extremely proud of each series and thankful to the casts and crews for their work. The remaining episodes for both shows will continue to air on Nickelodeon through 2018.”Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
in September wrapped shooting its fourth season, which will premiere in early 2018 and air as scheduled. School of Rock
will end with the current third season. Six of the 20 episodes have run with 12 left to air, followed by an hourlong finale.
The future of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
had been in limbo since August when the network and Mace Coronel, who played Dicky, “mutually parted ways.” There was no other comment from Nick at the time, but rumor was there had been simmering tensions on the set and growing issues and personality conflicts among the young cast.
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Netflix is nearing a deal for rights to “Hummingbird Salamander” and plans to tap Sugar23 to produce the picture, Variety
The book is the latest from Jeff VanderMeer, the best-selling author of the “Southern Reach” trilogy and one of the foremost sci-fi writers working today. The film will be produced by Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta at Sugar 23 along with Anonymous Content.
“Hummingbird Salamander” is “set ten seconds into the future” and deals with “bioterrorism, ecoterrorism, and climate change.” In an interview with the Verge, VanderMeer said the book “is a taut thriller set in the Pacific Northwest about a simple act of turning a key in the door of a storage unit, and changing someone’s life forever.”
Hollywood has shown in an interest in VanderMeer’s work before. His book “Annihilation,” the first installment in the “Southern Reach” trilogy, is being made into a film with Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac. Paramount is backing that film. The studio also acquired the rights to VanderMeer’s novel “Borne” with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing the picture.