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Scorpions Music Biopic ‘Wind Of Change’ In Works From ESX Entertainment’s Ali Afshar

EXCLUSIVE: Ali Afshar‘s ESX Entertainment has signed on to develop and produce the musical biopic Wind of Change, about German rock band Scorpions, which will tell the story of three unlikely friends whose passion for rock n’ roll fueled their rise from the ashes of post-World War II Germany to the global stardom in the 1980s as the multi-platinum rock band Scorpions.

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DNEG Magnate Namit Malhotra On Navigating Hollywood, Success Of ‘The Garfield Movie’ & Controversy Around Employee ‘Loan’ Scheme
EXCLUSIVE: You might not be familiar with Namit Malhotra’s name, but the world certainly knows his work. Malhotra founded Indian production services company Prime Focus Technologies in 1997, and is currently CEO of VFX company DNEG, which has won seven Academy Awards for films such Inception,Interstellar, Blade Runner 2049, and Dune. Hailing from a filmmaking family in India’s Mumbai, Malhotra holds immense influence in both Hollywood and Bollywood, where he is currently in production on Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana. The hotly-anticipated feature will feature a score collaboration between A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and Hans Zimmer (Lion King, Dune). Malhotra, a services exec by trade, is also upping his producer game. He produced the recent Garfield movie, which crossed $200M at the box office this month, was an exec on Hindi-language film Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva and has exec producer credits on Peacock’s upcoming Rome epic Those About to Die, Legendary’s animation/live-action hybrid Animal Friends and The Angry Birds Movie 3. Here, he chats to Deadline about his cross-continental journey, the impact of the pandemic, layoffs at his company, and future projects in the pipeline.