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…
Universal Pictures has upped a trio of execs on the business side, solidifying its senior management team under chair Marc Shmuger and co-chair David Linde.
Dracula is rising once again at Universal. Studio has acquired the spec script "Dracula Year Zero" by tyro scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and set it up with Michael De Luca to produce via his…
Robert Nelson Jacobs has been tapped to pen a version of Universal Pictures' untitled Hunter Scott project. Previously known as "U.S.S. Indianapolis" and "The Good Sailor," project has been in…
John Singleton's New Deal Prods. has inked a five-picture domestic distribution pact with Universal Pictures, giving him a beachhead at a second major studio.
Universal Pictures and Marc Platt Prods. have acquired rights to "Talent," a comicbook series by Christopher Golden and Tom Sneigoski. Series is based on a college professor, the sole survivor of a…
Coming off the surprising $39 million opening of "The Break-Up," the pic's writers, Jay Lavender and Jeremy Garelick, have closed a deal worth between $2 million and $3 million for two additional…
Topher Grace is burning the midnight oil for "Kids in America," a pic following one night in the lives of a group of recent college grads. Brian Grazer is producing the film for Universal Pictures…
"Alpha Dog," the Nick Cassavetes-directed pic about drug dealer, kidnapper and murderer Jesse James Hollywood, will be distributed by Universal, not New Line.