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.
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.