Nine years after his classic Japanime "Ghost in the Shell," creator Mamoru Oshii fails to spin the same magic twice. Covering the same ground with no new thoughts, "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence"…
Three-quarters engaging and one quarter disconcertingly conventional, Jean-Pierre Ameris'"Lightweight" is a punchy portrait of an amateur boxer who works in a funeral home. Pic achieves an effective…
The tale of a young married couple torn apart by a suspicion of infidelity, Livia Giampalmo's "Stay With Me" clings so tightly to stereotypes and narrative conventions it's drained of all drama and…
Sony Pictures Entertainment and producer Laurence Mark made a preemptive purchase of "Sammy," a romantic comedy spec script by Delia Ephron with Reese Witherspoon attached to star.
Robert Rodriguez has closed his cast on "Sin City" by adding Benicio Del Toro and Clive Owen to the Dimension Films ensemble pic.
Jonathan Treisman has been tapped VP of development at Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Fox 2000 has decided to take a chance on "Twice Upon a Time," purchasing Susan Brightbill's romantic dramedy spec script for mid six-figures.
Indie film "Off the Lip" is attempting to enlist new fans via an online reality series about producers' guerrilla marketing campaign.
Maverick Films has acquired the pitch "Better Than Sex" by tyro scribes Varina Bleil and Betsy Landis. Maverick-based producer Rick Joseph is producing with Rob Szymanski; Kaufman's manager Peter…
Cuba Gooding Jr. is starring opposite Helen Mirren in Lee Daniels' indie pic "Shadowboxer." Ryan Phillippe was originally cast as the lead but had to drop out of the project due to a scheduling…
Universal Pictures in negotiations with John Woo to direct "Spy Hunter" -- a pic based loosely on the 1980s arcade vidgame created by Midway.