Darren Aronofsky, helmer of indie pics "Pi" and "Requiem for a Dream," has inked a first-look production deal with Universal for his Protozoa Pictures shingle. Through their U pact, Aronofsky and…
Depth of Field and Scott Stuber and Mary Parent's shingle have teamed up to buy a romantic comedy pitch by Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner in a sizable preemptive bid at Universal Pictures.
Universal Pictures has locked down film rights to “Talk Talk,” an identity-theft thriller by novelist T.C. Boyle. Story concerns a woman who goes on a cross-country road trip to track down the man…
Sony, Universal and the Weinstein Co. are staking their claim on the holidays, all setting big movies to open in December. U's "Evan Almighty" will bow Dec. 22, the Friday before Christmas…
Even the mighty King Kong couldn't fight off the troubles at the Peacock, as a weak quarter at the network sent overall revenue and profits at NBC Universal for a tumble. Profits at the entertainment…
Universal has picked up North American distribution for buddy comedy "You Are Going to Prison" from Carsey-Werner Films. U is planning a release for "Prison," which stars Dax Shepard, Will Arnett and…
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.