Disney, DMG to co-produce Iron Man
By Patrick Frater
Mon, 16 April 2012, 16:54 PM (HKT)
DMG Entertainment will make an investment in the production, manage the Chinese co-production process and jointly produce the film in China. DMG will also distribute Iron Man 3 in China in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company China.
Shooting is expected to start next month in the US and begin location filming in China in late summer. The Chinese portion of Iron Man 3's production will run through DMG Entertainment in coordination with Marvel Studios' production and creative teams. Release in the US is set for May 2013.
The film is directed by Shane Black, who is working on the script with Drew Pearce. Cast confirmed to date include Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.
It is produced by Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan MINTZ.
"The co-production of Iron Man 3 in China is testimony to the importance of this audience to Disney and the local industry capability to deliver a blockbuster title," said Stanley CHEUNG 張志忠, MD, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China.
"We are confident that Marvel's stories will continue to be enjoyed by Chinese audiences, and adding a local flavor, and working with our new local partner, will enhance the appeal and relevance of our characters in China's fast-growing film marketplace," said Rob Steffens, GM of operations and finance for Marvel Studios.
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