Teuton wunderkind Fatih Akin is planning to make a biopic about Yilmaz Guney, Turkey's cinematic enfant terrible. The multihyphenate announced the project at a press conference for his official…
Making its Cannes market debut, iDream Independent Pictures, sales arm of iDream Prod., scored with five of its English-language Indian-themed crossover pics.
Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki will direct the action comedy "Ze Malandro, the Capoeirist" from a screenplay by Brazilian scribe-helmer Marcos Bernstein, who co-wrote Walter Salles' breakthrough…
"Lost" star Naveen Andrews and Parminder Nagra ("ER," "Bend It Like Beckham") are to star in Rajasthan-set fable "Fallen Hero."
Getting shot at, kidnapped and tortured is proving perfect training for Mohamed al-Daradji at his first Cannes as he attempts to secure distribution for "Ahlaam." The Iraqi helmer, who was kidnapped…
Chile's Chilechita has inked with Germany's Avalon Ent. to co-produce Gustavo Graef-Marino's "Diary of an Old Man" toplining Armin Mueller Stahl and Ben Gazzara. Produced by Chilechita's Diego…
Newly warmed up by a cash injection of $250 million from an unspecified hedge fund and buoyed by a co-financing arrangement with Sony, L.A.-based producer-distributor Inferno unveiled a number of…
Gaumont's futuristic thriller "Chrysalis" has scored a slew of distribution deals and its first-time helmer, Julien Leclerq, is being hotly pursued by U.S. talent agents. Pic has sold to around 15…
New Paris-based sales agent Coach 14 has licensed "Shotgun Stories" to the U.K.'s Vertigo and France's ASC Distribution.
KanZaman, producer of "Goya's Ghosts" and co-producer of "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Sahara," has set up a production company in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia in order to attract international…