Mike Jones is adapting Michael Simmons' young-adult novel "Pool Boy" for theater and film production shingle East of Doheny. Michael Schultz ("Woman Thou Art Loosed") will direct.
George Hickenlooper will direct the Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl," with "Alfie" starlet Sienna Miller in negotiations for the lead. Bob Yari Prods. backs the pic, slated to begin production in…
Focus Features has picked up international sales rights to three pics -- "Hell," directed by Oscar winner Danis Tanovic; "The Secret Life of Words," written and directed by Isabel Coixet; and…
Columbia has bought the Barry L. Levy spec script "Vantage Point" for mid-six figures against $1 million for Neal Moritz's Original Film. "Rashomon"-style thriller depicts the attempted assassination…
Producer Gil Adler has come on board to produce Warner Bros. Pictures' Superman movie and the studio has confirmed the casting of 25-year-old Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel.
Producer Andrew Eaton will be deputy chairman of the U.K. Film Council, with fellow producers Alison Owen, Marc Samuelson and David Sproxton joining the board.
Scribes David Schneider and Drew Daywalt ("Stark Raving Mad") have come aboard to pen the bigscreen adaptation of the vidgame title "Hunter: The Reckoning" for director Uwe Boll and producer Shawn…
SCARE SHARE When it comes to horror pics, Sony has placed second among the competish at the B.O. over the past 10 years. Today, the studio adds another frightener, ‘The Grudge,’ to its…
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has tapped William Greaves to receive its 2004 career achievement award. Kudos will be presented at the 20th annual IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards Gala…
Carrot or stick? That was the debate Thursday at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, where film industry execs clashed with a rep from peer-to-peer companies over how to combat piracy.
Sony offers up the latest threat to knock off three-peat box office champ "Shark Tale" with its Sarah Michelle Gellar frightener "The Grudge," which bows in 3,245 theaters this weekend.