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Odeon owner AMC is in "urgent talks" with Warner Bros after the film maker said all releases would be available to stream instantly in the US.

The move will enable film fans to watch the forthcoming sci-fi epic Dune and the Matrix sequel on HBO Max at the same time as their cinema release.

It has escalated tensions between Hollywood and US movie theatres.

Both studios and chains are desperate to rebuild revenues after virus control measures closed cinemas.

The new releases will be available on the service, which is not yet available in the UK, for one month after release. HBO Max is set to launch in Europe in the second half of next year, according to its global boss Andy Forssell.

The releases are also expected to include Godzilla vs Kong, Mortal Kombat and The Suicide Squad.

Earlier this year, assertive action by AMC successfully curbed a similar screening plan by rival Hollywood studio, Universal.