The race is on to bring talking-car movies to the bigscreen. MGM late on Friday picked up Ron Anderson's comedy spec "Wheels of Fury," a laffer that's described as a cross between "Austin Powers" and…
California may continue to be the epicenter for the feature f/x biz, but British facilities are beginning to carve out some considerable turf.
And the first gold medal goes to: law firm Morrison & Foerster, which has been tapped to provide the international legal counsel for the 2008 Summer Olympics to be held in Beijing.
MGM has acquired the spec script "Don Cornelius" for Cuba Gooding Jr. to executive produce through his newly formed production shingle Feel Good Prods. He may also star in the laffer.
The Lion thinks it's time for another trim: MGM has inked a deal with the producers and director of urban laffer "Barbershop" to create a sequel to the runaway hit.
Todd Field ("In the Bedroom") has landed a two-year, first-look deal with DreamWorks. The writer-director-actor, who is repped by Endeavor, recently emerged from the festival and kudos circuit as a…