Cannes-French actor Christian Clavier, who plays the title role in the boffo French "Asterix" franchise will produce and star in "Rendez-vous with Rita."
MTV Europe will increase its movie programming 25% this year, Michael Garreffa, MTV Networks entertainment business director, tells Variety.
Bruno Barreto ("Bossa Nova," "A View From the Top") is attached to direct one of the biggest Latin American pics of next year: the $3 million-$5 million "O Velho Marinheiro" ("Home Is the Sailor")…
Helmer Paul Cox ("Innocence") is reteaming with Canadian sales and distribution company Cinemavault Releasing for his next pic, "The Human Touch," which will start shooting on location in Australia…
Spain's Filmax Group is readying a slew of movies, plus an international co-production strategy that would consolidate its position as Barcelona's biggest integrated film company.
Actor-producer Steven Seagal has launched production and sales company Luminosity Media. He will produce and star in its first two projects in conjunction with Millennium/Nu Image.
Sam Raimi is already worrying about what's lurking in his closet or underneath the bed. "The Boogeyman" will be the first horror production under the "Spider-Man" helmer's newly inked Senator deal.
United Artists has acquired all U.S. rights to "Bowling for Columbine," the Michael Moore documentary screening in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
The first-stage launch was successful - and then some. George Lucas' latest prequel to his space-adventure series, "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," soared into its opening-frame orbit…
New Zealand will host the Tom Cruise-starrer "The Last Samurai," which will begin filming later this year. Pic will also shoot in Japan as well as the U.S.