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2012 Sundance Film Festival Opens With 4 Films

By Celebrity News Wire on January 19, 2012

A fresh dusting of snow over Park City heralded the opening of the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday.

For 11 days every January, Sundance becomes the focal point of the independent film world as established directors and stars mix with up-and-coming talent, while theatrical distributors prowl the festival looking for the next indie hit and film lovers have a good time being the first audiences to see new movies.

Atlantis Rising Moves Forward at Platinum Studios

By Celebrity News Wire on January 19, 2012

Platinum Studios moves forward on Atlantis Rising

Platinum Studios Inc. chairman Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and producer Mark Canton (300: Battle of Artemisia, Immortals) announced today that they are immediately putting the Platinum Studios comic book Atlantis Rising into development for a new, ongoing film franchise. Atlantis Rising is just one of the titles in Platinum Studios' international library of thousands of comic book characters which it adapts, produces, and licenses for all forms of media.

Created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Atlantis Rising was first published as a five-issue mini-series that had been previously optioned to DreamWorks. Platinum Studios recently regained the production rights, allowing them to reboot the series and to team up with Mark Canton. The film is set against an undersea civilization that began over 10,000 years ago, and whose presence is unknown to the surface population.

"Atlantis Rising has the franchise potential of Men In Black, which I green lit for Scott Mitchell Rosenberg while at Sony's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Companies," says Mark Canton. "I'm looking forward to bringing it to the screen with Platinum as a dynamic, state of the art action thriller."

Mark Canton, who is chairman and CEO of Atmosphere Entertainment, has been on the Platinum Studios' board of directors since 2010. Atmosphere Entertainment's recent films include Relativity's Immortals which has grossed over $210 million in worldwide box office sales; Warner Bros' 300, based on the best-selling graphic novel by Frank Miller; and The Spiderwick Chronicles, based upon the best-selling book series, for Paramount Pictures.

"Atlantis Rising is a provocative sci-fi thriller that at its core brings up the question: whose planet is this?" adds Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. "We hope to duplicate that achievement after the enormous success of the Men In Black franchise."

Atlantis Rising comes to theaters in 2014.

Dark Shadows Photo with Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins

By Celebrity News Wire on January 19, 2012

You don't have to wait until May to be completely creeped out by Johnny Depp's latest character role as vampire Barnabas Collins in director Tim Burton's adaptation of the cult soap opera Dark Shadows. A new photo from this Warner Bros. comedy horror genre smash-up has arrived, giving us a clear view of Barnabas and his dated wardrobe as he slinks through Collinwood Manor. Feast your eyes below.

Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows comes to theaters May 11th, 2012 and stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer, Thomas McDonell, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller. The film is directed by Tim Burton.