Warner Bros. and producer Basil Iwanyk are regreasing the gears of "Sharky's Machine." The studio has hired Jerry Stahl to script a remake of the Burt Reynolds film, which WB released in 1981.
Village Roadshow wants to ramp up its co-productions with Warner Bros., but to do so it will have to come up with new financing arrangements for its L.A.-based production unit Village Roadshow…
Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Revolution Studios' sequel "XXX: State of the Union," which Lee Tamahori begins lensing this summer.
Adrian Loudermilk's Venture Management has optioned feature rights to Marcus Gray's "The Clash: The Return of the Last Gang in Town."
Paramount is revving up development of a feature set in the world of customized cars, buying a pitch by thesp Michael Rapaport and producer Andre Harrell for MTV Films to produce.
Steve Carell, a correspondent on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," is ready for his bigscreen closeup: Universal has acquired a pitch by Carell and Judd Apatow, and Carell will star in the film.
Former independent producer Dara Cohen has joined Revolution Studios' New York office as a development and production executive.
Strand Releasing has picked up U.S. rights to maverick Canadian director John Greyson's period drama "Proteus," an interracial gay love story set in early 18th century South Africa.
The Tribeca Film Festival will fete director Garry Marshall, with an onstage interview and a detailed look back over his extensive film and television career. Fest kicks off May 1 with Marshall's new…
Screenwriter Oren Moverman ("Jesus' Son") has been attached to write period drama "Concordia" for producer Jawal Nga's Gotham-based independent banner Tiny Dancer Films.
Ticket sales for movies fell 6% abroad in 2003, surpassing the 4% slide in the U.S. However the dollar's weakness last year against a basket of foreign currencies took the sting out of the drop in…