Even before bowing his account of macabre serial killer Ed Gein, U.K. producer-distributor Hamish McAlpine is fast-tracking an adaptation of the exploits of another killer, Ted Bundy. Director Chuck…
The ongoing Euro 2000 soccer championships have had a dramatic effect on cinema attendance in France, causing it to plunge 50% every time a match is shown on TV.
Director James Toback has completed casting on his next film, "Harvard Man," with Sarah Michelle Gellar to be joined by Joey Lauren Adams ("Big Daddy"), Rebecca Gayheart ("Jawbreaker"), Adrian…
It's an about-face for "About Schmidt." In turnaround from Sony's Columbia Pictures, the project will soon land at New Line Cinema and reunite the writing team from last year's Paramount sleeper…
Sony’s “Air Force One” had the top R-rated opening in B.O. history with $37.1 million. Information was incorrect in Wednesday’s paper.
A number of early viewers of Miramax's upcoming "Scary Movie" have reached the same conclusion: The Motion Picture Assn. of America must have been laughing too hard to crack down. That seems to be…
In what will amount to an eight-figure payday, director and writer John Hughes has committed to pen, helm and produce an untitled romantic comedy for Revolution Studios. Just 24 hours after receiving…
In the calm before "The Perfect Storm," Sony took in $5 million on Wednesday from its summer tentpole "The Patriot." Bow for the Mel Gibson starrer is far from revolutionary, but $5 million has to be…
Writing duo Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel have signed on to pen the adaptation of the Japanese pic "After Life," a recent festival favorite, for Fox 2000.
Director Rolfe Kanefsky and producer Alain Siritzky have assembled the third in a teen-oriented series, "Pretty Cool." Pic, scripted by Kanefsky, centers on a high school senior able to read people's…
Richard Dreyfuss, star of the upcoming mobster comedy "The Crew," will be presented with the Hollywood lifetime achievement award of the fourth annual Hollywood Film Festival.