The grimmer side of Vin Diesel is shown in "A Man Apart," a crime drama that makes you think it's going to go into social and psychological issues typical of the genre, but winds up skirting them…
Peter Jackson has committed to next direct "King Kong," Universal's remake of the 1933 classic. He'll begin work on the script as soon as he completes "The Return of the King," the third installment…
Ari Schlossberg is trying to get away with murder at MGM Pictures. Scribe has been hired by the studio to revise and adapt the 1954 MGM thriller "Witness to Murder," a pic that starred four-time…
"Monster's Ball" scribe Will Rokos has harpooned a gig rewriting "Chasing the Whale" for Fox-based Regency Enterprises. A previous draft had been written by Wayne Allan Rice, a producer of Fox's…
Oscar victories provided box office dividends over the weekend, especially for "The Pianist."
The Intl. Cinematographers Guild has tapped nine winners in its seventh annual Film Showcase competition, covering films 30 minutes in length or less.
It's a war of attrition out there, as a combo of Iraq TV coverage, superb weather in continental Europe and a shortage of must-see films resulted in another generally slow weekend at cinemas overseas.
Amanda Bynes, star of "What a Girl Wants," has lately been looking a little less … peaceful. In a bid to avoid controversy about WB's upcoming film "What a Girl Wants" amid the raging Iraqi conflict…
Kathy Bates has signed on to play Queen Victoria in "Around the World in 80 Days." She'll star opposite Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Johnny Knoxville and Belgian thesp Cecile de France.
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is set to run April 23-27 at ArcLight Cinemas. Fest is the first in the U.S. dedicated entirely to showcasing a combination of features, shorts and…