Twentieth Century Fox has scooped up Alan McElroy's action-thriller spec "Man and Wife" for mid-six figures.
Universal has acquired nonfiction tome "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" and will turn it into a film about the first person to set foot on the moon.
DreamWorks has snapped up graphic novel "The Return of King Doug" for Ben Stiller to produce as a potential starring vehicle.
Paramount Pictures has preemptively bought "Lost City of Z," a David Grann manuscript about the search for a lost city in the Amazon, with Brad Pitt to produce the feature adaptation through his Plan…
Jennifer Aniston and producing partner Kristin Hahn have formed Echo Films, a company that will start with a first-look deal at Universal Pictures.
Columbia Pictures has preemptively snapped up Matt Bondurant's upcoming novel "The Wettest County in the World" for Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher to produce through their Red Wagon shingle.
Oregon is a haven for vampires. The state's Pacific Northwest climate provided the perfect rain-soaked production home for Summit Entertainment and Maverick Films feature "Twilight,"
In a preemptive buy in the high six-figures, Paramount Pictures has acquired "One Big Happy," a comic pitch from "Party of Five" creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman to which Steve Martin and Diane…
Arts Alliance America has picked up jazz docu "Chops," which follows a group of talented high school musicians as they make their way up the competish circuit from Jacksonville, Fla., to Gotham's…
He's a superhero to rights holders -- but Kryptonite to studios. Last week, attorney Marc Toberoff won a potentially costly "Superman" victory against Warner Bros. for co-creator Jerome Siegel's…
As the economy slumps, so may consumers' zeal to escape to the multiplex. Whereas moviegoers have been mostly unfazed by recent recessions, studios may not be so fortunate this time around, given the…