John McTiernan will helm "Run," a $30 million action-thriller to star Karl Urban ("The Lord of the Rings," "The Bourne Supremacy"). Urban plays an Interpol agent who, while pursuing a murder suspect…
Cannes Film Festival
"The Band's Visit" and "Caramel," the two Mideast pics that sparked bidding wars among U.S. distribs, have inked deals that could well be the richest ever for films from their respective countries…
The combination of Andy Lau and "Mission: Impossible 3" starlet Maggie Q is a hot ticket for sales agent Arclight.
Reed Midem, the company that organizes the TV markets Mip and Mipcom in Cannes each year, is partnering with the Cannes film Festival. Idea is to make the festival a little more TV-savvy and the TV…
Cinema Libre, which specializes in social issue movies, will distribute Participant Prods.' doc "Angels in the Dust." Films about Africa and its ills are in fact a hot new area for exploration by…
As the hoopla at Cannes finally shows signs of peaking, a number of U.S players came up for air, either to announce pictures they've bought or to trumpet pictures they've sold. With so much money…
The BBC has embarked upon a major restructuring of its film production activities that will see BBC Films cease to exist in its current form as a dedicated movie unit separate from the rest of the…
The Weinstein Co. has set an overall multipic deal with Exodus Film Group, the private equity animation outfit behind TWC's 2006 animated feature "Hoodwinked" and the upcoming "Igor."
The Cannes Film Festival will host the surprise world premiere Saturday of "Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case." Docu, filmed over the last four years of his life, about the plutonium poisoned Russian…
The Venice Film Festival is gearing up for a high-profile edition, with Zhang Yimou on board as jury prexy and Robert Zemekis' 3-D "Beowulf" leading a Hollywood-heavy pack of titles tipped to unspool.