Magnolia Pictures has bought multi-territory rights to "The Host," the Korean monster movie that plays in Directors' Fortnight and has arguably been the hit of the festival.
Production shingle Fingerprint Films has acquired rights for a Korean-language remake of John Woo's breakout actioner "A Better Tomorrow." Deal was signed with Hong Kong's Fortune Star Entertainment…
"The Banquet," a lush reinterpretation of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," got its Cannes launch at a Monday-night party and a Tuesday consumer press junket.
Viridian Entertainment and Li Xiangman, chairman of China's Jiangsu Principal Culture Industry Group, are joining forces to produce historical drama "Nanking," set to start lensing in late 2006.
The Weinstein Co. is launching Dragon Dynasty, an upscale DVD label that will become home to its burgeoning collection of Asian action titles. Quentin Tarantino is working with the Weinsteins to…
The Pusan festival, which unspools Oct. 12-20, is moving ahead with plans for the debut sesh of its Asian Film Market.
Renate Roginas has resigned as artistic director of Russia's St. Petersburg festival in frustration that staffers haven't been paid after four months of planning for the July event.
Easternlight, the Asian offshoot of Arclight Films, has picked up sales rights to "The Forest."
China's Poly Bona and Japan's Avex Entertainment have boarded detective drama "Confession of Pain" (formerly "Behind the Sin") by "Infernal Affairs" helming duo Andrew Lau and Alan Mak.
Indian telco magnate B.K. Modi is pushing ahead with "Buddha." Forget financing: the producers expect to receive the blessing of the Dalai Lama.
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman1Weekend:$21.2M Fox / DreamWorks Animation
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire2Weekend:$19.1M Warner Brothers
Need For Speed
Need For Speed3Weekend:$17.8M