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Brian De Palma Film Cuban's Next Planned Superrelease

8 Feb, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Brian De Palma

A Brian De Palma film is slated to become Mark Cuban's next superrelease, simultaneously debuting in theaters, on the Web and on DVD.

HDNet Films, the entertainment media company co-founded by Cuban, owner of Dallas Mavericks, is in pre-production on feature film Redacted, which is slated to begin filming in March from director Brian De Palma.

The film, which is reportedly based the rape and murder of a 14-year old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family members by U.S. soldiers, is scheduled to be released in 2008 simultaneously in theaters (Cuban's Landmark Theatres), on DVD (from Magnolia Pictures) and on the Internet (HDNet).

Last year, Steven Soderbergh's Bubble (also produced by HDNet) became the first movie to be simultaneously released on the Web, theatrically and on DVD. It generated about $5 million in its opening weekend.

Soderbergh is on tap to make five more feature films with HDNet, including his second this year.

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