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.
Jon Gordon is ankling as Universal production prexy less than a year since joining the studio after spending 15 years at Miramax. U has no plans to replace him; Donna Langley will be the sole…
Universal Pictures and Focus Features have inked a three-year first-look production pact with helmer Fernando Meirelles to bring Portuguese- and English-language pics by Brazilian helmers to the…
Tom Shadyac and Universal have picked up “Magic 8 Ball,” a high-concept comedy pitch about the soothsaying toy by Barry Blaustein and Jason Hefter, with an eye for Shadyac to direct. Blaustein’s…
Universal Pictures and Working Title have acquired Adam Brooks' script "Definitely, Maybe," with Ryan Reynolds, Derek Luke and Isla Fisher set to star in the romantic comedy, which Brooks will also…