Universal Pictures has acquired “Secret Agent Men,” a buddy action comedy pitch to be developed as a directing vehicle for John Hamburg. Hamburg hatched the idea and developed the story with Scott…
Tyke Abigail Breslin will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in “Definitely, Maybe” for Working Title and Universal Pictures. Role is the first Breslin’s inked since “Little Miss Sunshine” was released this…
After heated interest from suitors including DreamWorks, Warner Independent, Harvey Weinstein, Colin Callender and Scott Rudin, Universal Pictures won a deal over the weekend for rights to adapt…
“Arrested Development” co-exec producer Dean Lorey has made a seven-figure, three-book deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books for a fantasy series that starts with “Nightmare Academy.” Deal comes a…
Universal Pictures has acquired "Little Lover Boy," the Rick Overton-penned spec comedy about a small-time crook who gets abducted by aliens, swipes their spaceship and teams with an alien pilot for…
Repping what could be his most commercial film to date as a director, Universal has set George Clooney to helm and star in football pic "Leatherheads," which U has labored to get made for a decade.
Universal Pictures long-in-development comicbook adaptation "Sub-Mariner" has found new life with Jonathan Mostow. Helmer has boarded the Marvel Studios pic to rewrite and direct.
Universal has lined up the voice talent for its computer-animated pic "The Tale of Despereaux," including Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci and Sigourney Weaver.
Universal and StudioCanal have launched development of "Dambusters," a WWII actioner produced by Peter Jackson, Jan Blenkin and Carolynne Cunningham through Jackson's WingNut Films shingle. Longtime…
Universal Pictures and the Kennedy/Marshall Co. have acquired Matthew Sand's spec script "American by Blood," based on the novel by Andrew Huebner. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.