Tim Robbins and Miranda Otto are in negotiations to join Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg for Paramount/DreamWorks' "War of the Worlds." Thesps would join Dakota Fanning, who will portray the daughter…
Screenwriter John August ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") has teamed with fellow scribe Jordan Mechner ("Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time") to develop an action drama for Fox.
With typical unanimity, DGA leaders have recommended that members approve the three-year tentative contract with studios and nets. The guild's national board OK'd the deal in Gotham without dissent…
IFC Films and Focus Features have acquired Susanne Bier's Danish-language drama "Brothers" for joint U.S. distribution.
Disney has acquired the pitch "Billion to One" from scribes Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Andy Licht will produce pic through his shingle Licht Entertainment with Aaron Wilder. Senior VP of…
Here! Films, the independent production and distribution shingle that is a subsidiary of Regent Entertainment, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the thriller "Eternal" from Horizon…
Susan Jackson, Mark Borde and Mike Doban have formed Freestyle Releasing.
Children's programming venture 2 Friends Entertainment has acquired rights to kids book prop-erty "Harriet the Spy" and John Lithgow's "Marsupial Sue."
Jim Fall has signed on to direct the English-language remake of Thai comedy-thriller "6ixtynin9."
In Blighty, a movie is getting a large share of the credit (or blame) for the news that fast-food giant McDonald's UK's pre-tax profits have dropped 72% from a jumbo sized $150 million to a lean…
"Shark Tale" made a $49.1 million splash over the weekend. For DreamWorks, "Shark Tale" is second only to "Shrek 2's" massive $108 million and ahead of the original "Shrek's" $42.3 million.