Dish - Michael Fleming
The slump in film and television production in Canada has hit British Columbia hardest of all this summer. Showbiz unemployment is widespread, the number of projects shooting is about half what it…
Just for Variety - Army Archerd
Terry Gilliam is in early talks to direct a new adaptation of "Scaramouche" for Warner Bros. Pictures that will be produced by David Heyman.
Like the eponymous undulations on a pond's surface, the lives of a Japanese professional woman and those around her move sinuously over each other in "Ripples." This brand of quiet Japanese…
Albert Saguer's dumb-cop parody "Dirty Vivancos III" manages the odd spark but is let down by a bad script. Tasteless gags and a deja vu plotline are partly redeemed by solid perfs, but high-profile…
Christine Jeffs is in early negotiations to direct Gwyneth Paltrow in the drama about the tragic life of poet Sylvia Plath. Focus Features will handle the pic's domestic distribution.
Singer-songwriter Jewel and her manager, Lenedra Carroll, have created production company Magic Lantern Entertainment and made their first script purchase, "Wave" by tyro scribe David Rothmiller.
"Men in Black" is raking in tidy sums but not proving anywhere near as potent abroad or at home the second time around. Sequels often open at a lower trajectory than the first edition, then fade fast.
Joe G.M. Chan's slight but impressively loopy debut feature opens with a dictionary definition of the word "nonconformist," a label its laconic slacker hero, Wolfgang, does his damnedest to live up…
Rhythm & Hues is beefing up its advertising ranks, tapping Amy Massingale to head the f/x shop's commercial CG production division.