Since Americans already went crazy for a French movie set in a very cold place, Paramount Classics and National Geographic figure it's pretty much a no-brainer that we'll dig another one. To that end, they spent about $12 million - supposedly outbidding several other distribution houses - to acquire the rights to The White Planet, a French documentary about the plants and animals that live at the North Pole (in other words, a whole world away from where the penguins we know and love reside). Shot over the course of three long years, the movie is currently in post-production, so its ability to attract an audience is unproven. The film's producers expect to have it in French theaters at the end of March, however, and Paramount is clearly hoping that it turns out to be wildly popular.
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