In a particularly rich writing deal, Guillermo Arriaga has jumped aboard Universal Pictures' "Dallas Buyers Club" in a deal valued at $600,000 against at least $1 million.
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Madonna and Guy Oseary's Maverick Films and Erich Van Lowe's Sweet Lorraine Prods. have pacted with ABC/Touchstone to develop a music-themed series starring "The Practice's" Marla Sokoloff.
Universal Pictures has hired comicbooks-to-film specialist Hans Rodionoff to pen a potential horror franchise based on Clive Barker and Todd McFarlane's Tortured Souls action figure line.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$231.7M Disney -25.30%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$126.5M Paramount Pictures -31.50%
Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$32.6M Fox -29.54%
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