A low-budget film studio in Hong Kong has released the first biopic of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden; the short movie was released direct to YouTube and stars an American English teacher/part-time actor.
If too many big-budget movies fail at the box office then two-tier pricing could hit cinemas: "$25 for the next Iron Man . . . $7 to see Lincoln," said Spielberg. Niche directors were too risky for Hollywood, and cable TV stations were more adventurous than film studios.
That puts the third film of the Iron Man franchise as the second biggest performance of all time, behind its Marvel stablemate The Avengers. Will the studio force Tony Stark to retrieve his electromagnetic heart from the ocean for a fourth outing?