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News Bits: Walk, VOD, Alvin, McFarland, Camp

By Garth Franklin Sunday August 24th 2014 11:15PM
News Bits: Walk, VOD, Alvin, McFarland, Camp

New Photos
Several new photos worth a look today including Samuel L. Jackson in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service, David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in the potential Oscar contender Selma, and shots of Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens in A Walk Among the Tombstones.

VOD
In an unexpected and extremely rare move, Radius-TWC has announced both the limited theatrical revenue AND the VOD revenue for its indie release "The One I Love". The film opened on eight screens with a $55,126 weekend haul, and has also made just over $500,000 on VOD where it has been available on demand since August 1st.

The company also announced that Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" has racked up over $6 million on VOD alone compared to its $4.4 million theatrical gross. [Source: Deadline]

Alvin and the Chipmunks 4
Fox 2000 has hired Randi Mayem Singer ("Mrs. Doubtfire," "Tooth Fairy") to pen the screenplay for a fourth film in the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" series. The animated family adventure is set for release on December 16th 2016.

No plot details have been released at this stage, and it isn't known if any of the cast members from the previous three films will return for this follow-up. [Source: The Tracking Board]

McFarland
Disney has pushed back the release of Kevin Costner's sports drama "McFarland USA" by three months - from November 21st to February 20th.

The story follows a coach in a predominantly Hispanic California town in the 1980s who creates a high school track team that overcomes various challenges to become champions. [Source: Screen]

Magic Camp
Steve Martin is in final negotiations to star in Disney's "Magic Camp," a family comedy the studio is developing. Martin penned the most recent draft of the script with Stu Zicherman ("A.C.O.D.").

The story tells of a straight-laced banker who returns to Magic Camp, which he attended as a shy child. This time he is a counselor who makes it his mission to improve the lives of all the kids. [Source: THR]

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