Acquisition gives Dan Mintz-founded production outfit control of Valiant’s library of over 2,000 superhero characters including “X-O Manowar” and “Bloodshot”
Filmmaker Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment has acquired Valiant Entertainment, the company announced Monday.
Mintz has held a significant stake in Valiant since 2014, but the acquisition gives DMG ownership of Valiant’s library of over 2,000 superhero characters, including “X-O Manowar,” “Bloodshot,” “Harbinger,” “Shadowman,” “Archer & Armstrong,” “Ninjak,” “Faith” and more.
“Our priority is to build upon Valiant’s vast universe of characters from a filmmaker’s perspective,” says Mintz. “I’m excited to immerse Valiant’s fans well beyond the stories we tell cinematically — from publishing to gaming to theme parks and beyond.”
“As one of the most coveted and critically acclaimed contemporary libraries in the comic book medium, Valiant is poised to emerge as the global leader in multi-platform content under Mintz’s creative vision,” said Valiant Chairman Peter Cuneo.
The Valiant acquisition is the latest in a string of high-profile moves from Mintz and DMG. The company has recently expanded with new initiatives in intellectual property, virtual reality, e-sports and live attractions based on franchises including Hasbro’s “Transformers.”
Current Valiant movie and television projects in development include the previously announced “Bloodshot” and “Harbinger” feature films from Sony Pictures, to be produced in partnership with Original Film; the television show “Quantum and Woody,” produced in partnership with the Russo Brothers’ Getaway Productions; and a Dr. Mirage television series with CBS Studios and The CW Network. Additional feature film projects, including “Shadowman,” “Archer & Armstrong,” “Eternal Warrior,” “X-O Manowar” and others yet to be disclosed publicly, are also well underway.
DMG’s upcoming feature films include “Chappaquiddick,” starring Jason Clarke and Kate Mara, and “Blockers,” starring Leslie Mann and John Cena; both films will hit screens worldwide in 2018.