New Line Cinema has set Christopher Hampton to adapt Susanna Clarke's novel "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell." Tale concerns a magician and his apprentice who use their powers in the war against…
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Will Santa visit Bob Shaye and Co. again? Since "Elf" grossed a surprising $220 million worldwide, a sequel has seemed inevitable, and many in town have been buzzing recently that it was finally set…
New Line is taking aim at "Shoot-Em-Up." Studio has bought Michael Davis' action script and signed him to a mid-six figure deal to direct the pic. Pact includes an option for two more films.
Following the success of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Peter Jackson had the muscle to ink the richest directing deal in history for Universal's "King Kong." But Jackson still feels he's been…
New Line has promoted Elissa Greer to exec veep of publicity and field promotions.
New Line Cinema has hired Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro to adapt "Forget About It," an unpublished manuscript by Caprice Crane, with Scarlett Johansson attached to star.
New Line has decided to go to work with "Horrible Bosses," snapping up Michael Markowitz's spec comedy script for mid-six figures and setting it up with Brett Ratner and Jay Stern to produce through…
New Line and Walden Media give a "Hoot," pacting to produce a feature based on Carl Hiaasen's award-winning children's novel. Frank Marshall is on board to produce.
New Line Cinema has closed a $6 million deal to distribute "Running Scared," a crime drama starring Paul Walker, with Wayne Kramer ("The Cooler") directing his script.
New Line Cinema has tapped former Universal exec Philip Goore veep of business affairs. He'll focus on the year-old branch specializing in productions and acquisitions for homevideo. Division is…