Hot off the socko bow of "300" this past weekend, star Gerard Butler is at the center of a package that CAA began shopping Monday for a remake of John Carpenter's 1981 actioner "Escape From New York."
Snoot Entertainment has signed Luke Wilson, Amanda Peet, Dennis Quaid, Justin Long and Chris Evans for voice roles in its upcoming CG-animated picture "Terra."
Jack Black is in talks to star in the Ben Stiller-directed laffer "Tropic Thunder" for DreamWorks Pictures. Stiller's shingle Red Hour Films is producing.
Pan-European cinema chain Kinepolis Group Intl. has announced healthy 2006 results, driven by increased cinema attendance and higher margins.
Local pics are holding a 62.1% market share in the year to date, though overall admissions are falling short of last year.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will honor Paramount Pictures honcho Rob Moore at its 33rd annual Dinner of Champions Sept. 24 at the Century Plaza Hotel.
Wong Kar Wai, who has already committed to three pics, has added another to his busy schedule.
Aussie production company Screentime is beefing up its drama department, announcing Peter Gawler will become head of drama development.
Sony Pictures has teamed up with Ster-Kinekor Home Entertainment and Nokia for the release of the first mobile-phone compatible movie in South Africa.
The sixth Tribeca Film Festival will host 75 world premieres, with lineups aimed at striking a balance between films made in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$3.2M Cumulative:$61.3M Universal Pictures -13.60%
Hercules2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.6M Paramount Pictures -19.10%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$180.6M Fox -12.84%