Fox 2000 has purchased "Battle World," a fantasy-adventure pitch from the writing duo of Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, for mid- against high-six figures.
Jeremy Davies has joined George Clooney and Natascha McElhone in the Steven Soderbergh-directed sci-fi drama "Solaris," produced by Lightstorm Entertainment for Fox.
One day after reaffirming its pledge to shrink its exhibition empire, Village Roadshow revealed it is exiting its joint ventures in Thailand, Malaysia and India.
Miramax Films has acquired English-lingo remake rights to Italian director Ettore Scola's classic 1974 comedy-drama "C'eravamo tanto amati" ("We All Loved Each Other So Much") to be retooled in the…
"Harry Potter" paced the nominations race for the 28th annual Saturn Awards, garnering nine noms for the award sponsored by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
The William Morris Agency has signed a "Ring" master: Japanese helmer Hideo Nakata, best known for helming the Japanese-lingo suspenser "Ringu" (The Ring) has signed with the agency for…
Veteran scripter Gerald DiPego and sons Justin and Zachary have signed a deal with MGM to write a feature based on long-running sci-fi hit "The Outer Limits" in what could become a film franchise.
Norwegian director Arne Lindtner Naess' "The Olsen Gang Jr. Goes Under Water" will be the first pic subsidized by a new Norwegian Film Fund initiative.
The U.K.'s Film Council has announced a new round of slate devel-opment deals with four British produc-tion companies.
Helmer Soren Fauli's "Polle Ficion," the feature spinoff from telco Sonofon's commercials about a village fool, has become the third-largest opening local film in Denmark.
Randy Newman and John Goodman are skedded to perform Newman's Oscar-nominated song "If I Didn't Have You," from the animated film "Monsters, Inc," during the March 24 Academy Awards telecast.