James Bond celebrates his 40th birthday on the bigscreen in "Die Another Day," a midrange series entry that sports some tasty scenes, mostly in the first half, but also pushes 007 into CGI-driven…
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IN THE SHADOW OF A GIANT Just because "Harry Potter 2" is eating up the No. 1 spot at the B.O. doesn’t mean there’s less cash left for No. 2. With the exception of "Scorpion King," which…
"I Am Emma" is a fresh comedy centered on a provincial woman who just can't stop being happy and peppy. Pic has a pungent underbelly that women viewers in particular are likely to pick up on and…
Paramount Pictures wants to give its "Paycheck" to Ben Affleck. Thesp, who appeared back-to-back in Par releases this year with "Changing Lanes" and "The Sum of All Fears," is in negotiations with…
DreamWorks and Stone Village Prods. will remake "Ikiru," the 1952 Akira Kurosawa-directed drama about a dying man's efforts to make a difference before he goes. DreamWorks' Walter Parkes will produce…
After renewing its output deals in a handful of key territories, New Line Intl. virtually sold out its slate across the rest of the world at the Mifed film mart in Milan, which wrapped Nov 7.
Spain's Filmax has scared up some business in the difficult Teutonic distrib market -- it has sold Paco Plaza's "Second Name" and Brian Yuzna's "Beyond Re-Animator" to Germany's EMS New Media.
Rhythm & Hues has been tapped as the lead f/x facility for the adaptation of "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat," produced by Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
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Having just helmed "Just Married," Shawn Levy is now ready for children -- lots of them. The helmer is in negotiations to helm Fox's remake of "Cheaper by the Dozen."