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As Mattel reboots its "Max Steel" franchise with a new line of toys and an animated TV series, the company also has revived plans to produce a live action movie based on the property, with Open Road…
Two projects from the development slate of visual-effects studio Rhythm & Hues are moving toward production as the company moves away from being strictly a vendor and looks to become a producer.
Fox is moving ahead on "The Magician's Elephant," tapping Martin Hynes ("The Go-Getter") to adapt Kate DiCamillo's soon-to-be-published children's book.
Hit Entertainment, the kidvid mainstay known for "Thomas the Tank Engine," "Barney and Friends" and "Bob the Builder," has launched a movie division.
Spinning five short books into one sleek yarn, "The Spiderwick Chronicles" is a brisk, fine-tuned adaptation of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black's bestselling children's series.
Although its marketing campaign stresses Jack Black in tights, "Nacho Libre" strikes a delicate balance of whimsy and absurdity that may surprise auds primed to expect wall-to-wall slapstick. This…
At Monday's Chinese Theater preem for "Nacho Libre," Paramount marketing topper Gerry Rich called Jack Black's character "our own caped crusader."
Paramount's getting the blues, acquiring film rights to vintage cartoon characters the Smurfs and setting up development of a 3-D CGI feature with producer Jordan Kerner and Nickelodeon Movies.
Paramount Pictures and Nick Movies have tapped tyro writer Cory Koller to pen family comedy "Big Brother." Project, developed by Nick as an original idea, centers on a man in his mid-20s who reacts…
Nickelodeon Movies has promoted Damon Ross and Ramsey Ann Naito to VP slots, where both will oversee day-to-day development and feature production and report to senior VP Julia Pistor.