Relativity Media has launched a package worth more than $600 million, backed by hedge funds, to finance films at both Sony and Universal. The deal, dubbed Gun Hill Road, will allocate about $400…
General Electric is exploring a real estate deal under which a parcel of Universal Pictures' Lankershim lot would be sold to a condominium developer. GE has hired consultants to determine the…
Timur Bekmambetov, whose sci-fi actioner "Night Watch" was a Russian box office sensation, has inked his first deal to helm an English-lingo pic, Universal's "Wanted."
Jamie Foxx will star in "The Kingdom" for Universal Pictures. Pic, to be helmed by Peter Berg, produced by Michael Mann and penned by Matthew Michael Carnahan, is aiming for a May start date.
Universal Pictures has acquired the Tom Pabst drama pitch "Turbulence." Mirage partners Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella will produce. Pabst will write the script about an L.A.-based pilot who is…
Mandy Moore has signed on to star as Diane Keaton's daughter in Gold Circle Films' "Because I Said So" for helmer Michael Lehmann. Universal Pictures has also closed a deal with Gold Circle to…
Chris Morgan, who penned Universal's upcoming tentpole "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift," has been tapped by the studio to adapt comicbook "The Psycho." Series is about a world where individuals attain…
"Blink" belongs to Universal. The studio has won the auction for a package that includes film rights to Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling tome, a directing and writing deal for Stephen Gaghan and…
Universal has bought a sci-fi pitch from Simon Kinberg ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith") and Brett Matthews. Producing are Kinberg, who is working on 20th Century Fox's upcoming "X-Men 3," along with David…
DreamWorks may indeed be acquired by NBC Universal after all. Or will it? Despite press reports, it is understood that NBC U has not raised its offer to buy the studio.
Universal Pictures has acquired rights to adapt Jason Lethcoe's upcoming kids book "Tales From the Wishworks Factory" in a deal worth up to mid-six figures.