Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky is currently directing the feature-length documentary film Postcard from Earth, a first-of-its-kind production set to debut at Sphere in Las Vegas this October. Aronofsky is utilizing the Big Sky camera system to capture content for the immersive production, which will fully-maximize Sphere’s 22nd century technologies – including the world’s highest resolution LED screen, the world’s most advanced concert audio system, and atmospheric elements such as wind and scent – to transport audiences to places both real and imagined.
Founded in 2007, Volfoni has grown to become one of the major companies in the stereoscopic 3D cinema market. Importantly, Volfoni is one of the only companies in the world to be endorsed by all the major Hollywood studios for the quality of both its active and passive 3D technologies. A French company with a global presence, Volfoni’s principal headquarters are in Paris, its research and development offices are in the south of France, and it has sale’s offices in countries around the world. Volfoni recently created a joint venture in China to more effectively penetrate the Chinese market.
On June 17, digital cinema pioneer Arts Alliance Media will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The company was founded in 2003 by Thomas Hoegh and Arts Alliance Ventures, and initiated the first global digital cinema rollout, replacing 35mm projectors with digital upgrades for the UK’s Digital Screen Network. A short time later, AAM became the founding investor of Lovefilm and Picturehouse Cinemas, which were eventually sold to Amazon and Cineworld respectively. In 2007, AAM negotiated financing agreements with the Hollywood studios and that same year launched its first theatre management system. In 2008 AAM completed the first virtual print fee deal in Europe with the French cinema chain CGR.
The Indian special effects company FutureWorks was brought on board by Dharma Productions to work on more than 1,500 shots, including a computer-generated helicopter, for the comedy-drama Selfiee. Directed by Raj Mehta, the film is a remake of the Malayalam film Driving Licence.
Cinderella has been named the UK’s favorite Disney princess, according to new national research, from Showcase Cinemas. The study, which was commissioned to celebrate the release of the live-action The Little Mermaid, also revealed Cinderella (11 percent) is the nation’s favorite Disney Princess movie – with the top three characters also reflected in the UK’s top three favorite films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (10 percent) and Beauty and the Beast (8 percent) landed among the nation’s favorites.
Director David Cronenberg’s 1988 horror film Dead Ringers, about twin OBGYNs whose penchant for tricking others threatens to shatter their own psyches, has received a sibling of its own with the six-episode Amazon miniseries of the same name. Starring Rachel Weisz as twins Beverly and Elliot Mantle, the show tracks a similar descent into madness, but one that’s carefully distinguished as a complement to its predecessor. All throughout the series, the color red plays a key role.
CJ 4DPlex together with Universal Pictures, announced that Fast X, the new chapter in the global blockbuster Fast & Furious Saga, in theaters this Friday, May 19, will debut in the 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format. This is the first time a Universal Studios' film from the Fast & Furious franchise will premiere in the visually immersive theatres.
Rocket Boys presents a fictionalized account of the era-defining story of physicist Homi J. Bhabha — Nobel Prize nominee and the father of India’s nuclear program — and Vikram Sarabhai — physicist, astronomer, and the brains behind India’s first national space agency. The show focuses on these two pioneers and how they worked to establish the newly independent India as a world power, through nuclear power and a presence in space.
For Proof Sheet, cinematographer Jonathan Pope and director Richard Kilroy discussed references and inspirations for a film set in 1999 Los Angeles and the challenges of hiding 2023 Los Angeles. Taking place between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the noir film Proof Sheet tells the story of a beautiful woman in trouble and an incriminating roll of film that sends a photo-lab worker on an investigation into a dark world of sex, secrets, and murder.
Cineworld has reportedly decided to terminate the sale of its so-called “rest of the world” businesses outside of the U.S., the UK, and Ireland. The company said it received offers from “a number of prospective counterparties,” but added the proposals “did not meet the value level required by the group’s lenders.”