"In America" director Jim Sheridan has signed on to direct "Ikiru," the DreamWorks remake of the 1952 Akira Kurosawa film that is being crafted as a potential starring vehicle for Tom Hanks.
MGM's board met Thursday morning to consider dueling takeover offers from Time Warner and Sony. A company rep described the meeting as "informational." It appears the board didn't reach a decision on…
MGM Home Entertainment has signed a three-year distribution pact with L.A.-based Bronson Entertainment for exclusive distribution of the company's programming in Germany.
Radar Pictures has optioned Esquire senior editor A.J. Jacobs' upcoming book "The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World," which Barry Sonnenfeld will direct…
Universal Pictures has hired Polish director Andrzej Bartkowiak ("Cradle 2 the Grave") in a pay-or-play pact to helm the studio's upcoming vidgame adaptation, "Doom." He replaces the film's original…
The Writers Guild of America West has named veteran exec and writer Gregory Bernstein to the newly created post of senior director of strategic planning.
Lions Gate Entertainment has broken the acquisitions drought on the Lido, picking up North American rights to pan-Asian horror triptych "Three ... Extremes." Purchase is the first by a U.S. company…
Starting today, patrons of AMC theaters can see (and eat) an example of the creative and innovative thinking that has kept the company out of bankruptcy court: MovieNachos.
Paramount has tapped Dean Georgaris to script thriller "Area 51" and produce with partner Michael Aguilar under their Penn Station banner along with Christine Peters and Midway Games.
Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville are moving to Hazzard County. The two have signed on to star in Warner Bros.' bigscreen adaptation of "The Dukes of Hazzard," the campy TV actioner that aired…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Scientific Technical Award Comittee announced Thursday that it has selected 17 scientific and technical achievements for consideration for the 77th…
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