Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired the film rights to "The School," a C.J. Chivers article in Esquire's June issue about the siege of a Russian elementary school by heavily…
Universal Pictures has picked up "Anguish," a pitch by Jake Wade Wall based on the 1987 Spanish horror film, "Anguistia." Roy Lee and Doug Davison are producing through their Vertigo banner, with…
Jennifer Garner is joining Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper in Universal's "The Kingdom." Peter Berg-directed drama revolves around a counterterrorist detail sent to investigate a terrorist bombing in one…
Universal has picked up domestic distrib rights on "We Own the Night," a mobster film starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg and helmed by James Gray, from 2929 Prods.
Universal Pictures and Working Title have acquired John Hamburg's spec script "The Troubleshooter," with Hamburg to direct the comedy. Working Title heads Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produce with…
Universal Pictures has upped Keri Moore to senior vice president of creative advertising.
"Beautiful Asian Brides," a long-gestating project at Universal that is being developed as a starring vehicle for Lucy Liu, has picked up heat with the hiring of writers Steven Gary Banks and Claudia…
Stacy Snider is almost ready to send out her new contact information. The former Universal Pictures chair is close to a deal with Universal that will release her from her current contract and allow…
Universal has tapped Belgian helmer Erik Van Looy ("The Memory of a Killer") to direct supernatural thriller "Dream House," set up with Ehren Kruger and Daniel Bobker under their Bobker/Kruger banner.
NBC Universal has tapped developer Thomas Properties Group and architect Rios Clementi Hale Studios to create a master plan for future construction at the 400-acre Universal City property.
Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to "The Stars My Destination," a 1955 Alfred Bester novel that's considered a seminal sci-fi work. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Raymond…