China is also getting an exclusive 3-D version of "Transcendence," the directing debut of
Getting the movie to Chinese audiences at the same time as American moviegoers is a growing trend and a key tactic for DMG, which is handling distribution for "Transcendence" in China, the world's second biggest film market behind the U.S.
DMG helped add Chinese elements to both "Iron Man 3" and 2012's
In July DMG teamed with Alcon Entertainment to help finance and produce "Transcendence," which follows a scientist trying to create a machine with collective intelligence and human emotions. The film is getting its U.S. release via Warner Bros.
Depp will visit Beijing on March 31 to drum up publicity for the film before the debut. "Transcendence" also stars