NOT SO SCARY IN THE SPRING Today, U’s "Dawn of the Dead" redo will try to bring auds back to horror pics – a genre that’s usually more alive in the fall. FALL VS. SPRING HORROR BOX OFFICE.*…
Paramount has signed Oscar-winning scribe Christopher McQuarrie ("The Usual Suspects") to pen an untitled military action-adventure for Par-based Alphaville.
Robert Rodriguez is one filmmaker who doesn't see himself as an auteur. In fact, he likes company when directing a movie, even if it means having to resign from the Directors Guild.
Paramount Pictures has decided to make use of "The User," buying a pitch from the scripting team of Eric Abrams and Matthew Berry for Guy Walks Into a Bar and Penn Station to produce.
DreamWorks has bought the script "Red Eye" by TV scribe Carl Ellsworth and is gearing up for flight.
"Lost in Translation" star Scarlett Johansson isn't done playing teens who bond with older men. Lions Gate has acquired "Napoleon and Betsy," a pitch for a drama about the friendship between Napoleon…
IEG's Graham King and Colin Cotter have reached an agreement with Intermedia to buy back 100% of Initial via their investment company, Parliament Pictures.
Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher's Red Wagon Entertainment has ponied up for a pitch by Leigh Dunlap ("A Cinderella Story") for Columbia Pictures.
Marcelo Mitnik, an Argentina native and UCLA graduate student, has won the inaugural Sidney Sheldon Writing Scholarship.
Avril Lavigne and OutKast have been tapped as performers for Nickelodeon's 17th annual Kids Choice Awards.