New Line Cinema is teaming with DC Comics to create a feature based on the classic comicbook "Shazam!" New Line is in final negotiations with DC to acquire feature rights on the 60-year-old title.
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The prevailing theme at Monday's world preem of "Analyze That" was family -- quite possibly the only word that can go with both "Mafia" and "therapy."
A paternal Pierce Brosnan put 007 aside for a more familial Bond at Tuesday's preem of "Evelyn" at the Acad's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$25.9M Sony / Screen Gems -71.48%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$578,865 Cumulative:$306.6M Disney -72.21%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$522,465 Cumulative:$16.4M Warner Brothers -87.42%
The Beverly Wilshire held the Los Angeles Free Clinic Gala on Monday. Fox TV's Dana Walden and Gary Newman were honored at the event, as well as County Supervisor Zev Yarolavsky.
Less than 24 hours after boasting that Vivendi Universal will plunk down $4 billion for French telco Cegetel, conglom topper Jean-Rene Fourtou indicated there will be cuts in its Hollywood…
"Steven Spielberg Presents Taken," the Sci Fi Channel's 20-hour, 10-night programming gamble, has soared off the launching pad during its first two nights, engineering the best ratings in the history…
The latest James Bond film "Die Another Day" is not sitting well with the Korean audience, though it hasn't even opened in theaters here yet.
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Bill Mechanic's Pandemonium Films has picked up the spec "Zillion," penned by Dwayne Alexander Smith.
Kristin Burr has been promoted to VP of production for the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, where she will continue to report directly to prexy Nina Jacobson.