Helmer John Irvin will team with producers Rupert Maconick and Michael Frost Beckner on the WWII drama "Winter Fire."
Markets & Festivals
"The Pianist," Roman Polanski's film of a Jewish musician who survives the Warsaw Ghetto, was the surprise winner at this year's balloting of the Boston Society of Film Critics.
The "Harry Potter" and James Bond blockbusters are the two towers dominating overseas wickets -- at least until that other pic with "Two Towers" in the title starts its global rollout in a few days.
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The Equalizer1Daily:$8.2M Cumulative:$34.1M Sony / Columbia -39.59%
The Boxtrolls2Daily:$4.9M Cumulative:$17.3M Focus -34.47%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner3Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$58.0M Fox -46.49%
Nicholas Kendall will direct the romantic comedy "Island Games," which is set on a volcanic island that rises from the deep once every few centuries.
Director Mira Nair has begun developing her comedy "Monsoon Wedding" as a Broadway musical. Nair is negotiating with producers Margo Lion ("Hairspray") and Robyn Goodman ("Metamorphoses") to mount…
New Line Cinema and Mutual Film Co. have teamed to produce an adaptation of the Lee Child novel "Killing Floor," with "The Core" scribe John Rogers adapting the screenplay.
Michael Feinstein pic "The Great American Songbook" will close the 14th annual Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival on Jan. 19.
Feature pros Mike White ("The Good Girl") and Jay Roach ("Austin Powers") have partnered to produce an untitled pilot for the Fox network.
HDNet has signed a deal with Paramount Domestic Television for broadcast rights to several series originally shot in high-def TV.
A coalition of religious groups has said it will create a digital cable channel focused on "faith-based programming."