Bugatti president Thomas Bscherhas begun production on the world's fastest, most powerful and costliest car in history -- the $1.2 million Veyron 16.4, with 1001 horsepower and a top speed of 252…
After 15 years as an exec at Paramount Pictures, recently ankled production president Karen Rosenfelt has signed an exclusive, two-year production deal with Fox 2000 Pictures and Twentieth Century…
It's impossible to nail down figures for mega-budgeted pics. Several execs who are regularly given a peek at the actual "buy-in" budgets for tentpoles say that studio execs and publicists invariably…
With the announcement last week that Paul Haggis will write the next James Bond film, the question arises: What film?
It took 90 years for the film business to cross the unthinkable threshold of the $100 million budget. It's taken only 10 years to reach the next watershed.
Fox Searchlight has acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Deepa Mehta's "Water," which will open the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8. Pic is Mehta's third feature in her "elemental…
Documentarian Curt Johnson's Gotham- and Dallas-based production shingle Indie Genius has secured a $30 million financing commitment that will allow it to produce, co-finance and acquire finished…
The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel "Killshot." The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in…
Fox Searchlight has acquired rights to distribute the BBC Films pic "Imagine Me & You" in territories including North America, Latin America, France, Italy and Japan.
Following the success of Paramount and DreamWorks' "War of the Worlds," Par has awarded another sci-fi spectacular to Steven Spielberg: the remake of "When Worlds Collide."
A new director and a new co-star have joined the Paul Walker-toplined "The Death and Life of Bobby Z" at Millennium Films. John Herzfeld ("15 Minutes") will now helm the pic, replacing Doug…