In a deal approaching seven figures, "Big Momma's House" scribe Don Rhymer has inked a deal to rewrite "Jumanji II" for Columbia Pictures.
Mark Steilen has closed a deal to helm the comedy "Real Men" for Sony-based Phoenix Pictures. Steilen and writing partner Bennett Yellin penned the script. Paul Schiff is attached to produce, and…
The first-ever Whistler Intl. Film, Television and New Media Festival will run at the B.C. ski town March 28-31, 2001. The festival organizers said that 60 features and shorts would unspool alongside…
In the best of all possible worlds, the prototype of the new Euro-cash deals is Joe Roth's Revolution Studios. His six-year arrangement, which includes distribution through Germany's Senator for 36…
Director Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," starring Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh, will open the 19th Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 22-Oct. 5. About 150 films from 50…
Not if Artisan Entertainment can help it. Artisan, the distributors of Aronofsky's second feature, "Requiem for a Dream," is appealing the MPAA decision that slapped the film with an NC-17 rating on…
"How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog," a comedy written and directed by Michael Kalesniko, will close this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
Jason Schwartzman has signed on to writer-director Andrew Niccol's "Simone," the Al Pacino starrer set up at New Line Cinema.
The San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival (Sept. 21-30) has chosen to bookend its Festival Tops panorama of recent fest hits with features from Asian helmers. Festival Tops will open with Ang Lee's…
Joseph Fiennes is in negotiations to star opposite Heather Graham in "Killing Me Softly," the first English-lingo pic from Chinese helmer Chen Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine").
Director Boaz Yakin has been hired to co-write and direct Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of the WB Kids net animated series "Batman Beyond." "Beyond" does not, however, supersede Warners' plans…