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Friday, September 15, 2006

The Next Experiment with Release Windows: Morgan Freeman in `10 Items'

The LA Times writes about `10 Items or Less,' the Morgan Freeman-Paz Vega movie that will be out this December in theaters, and only a few days later available for legal download on the Net. Saith Freeman:

    "I think it will be the next biggest thing after the DVD phenomenon," Freeman says of transmitting full-length movies over the Internet. "Technology is leading us, and it's foolish to try to deny it."

ThinkFilm picked up the rights to the movie at the start of the Toronto International Film Festival this month; the pic was directed by Brad Silberling (`Lemony Snicket'), and it got a fairly nice review from Variety.

The three players behind the experiment are Freeman's production company, Revelations Entertainment, Intel, and ClickStar, a joint venture of Intel and Revelations.