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.
Steve Buscemi and Dan Aykroyd have joined the cast of the Adam Sandler-Kevin James comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" at Universal. The Dennis Dugan-directed laffer is about two straight…
Universal's latest direct-to-vid spinoff for "Bring It On" generated $12 million in consumer spending its first week -- the second best haul for a live-action straight-to-disc release.
Wilmer Valderrama, a nightlife scene denizen, has set up at Universal a pic based on PartyBuddys, a real-life Gotham nightclub guide service started by James King and Jason Roefaro.
Universal has tapped Lasse Hallstrom to direct its adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Leslie Holleran, Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki and Karen Tenkhoff will produce.
Universal has made a high six-figure purchase of "Nightmare Academy," the first installment of a trilogy of fantasy novels written by "Arrested Development" co-executive producer Dean Lorey.