"Thunder Force," a martial-arts puppet series that sparked a nationwide phenomenon in Taiwan, has been picked up by international film financier Distant Horizon for worldwide distribution.
"The Musketeer," Universal's latest take on the classic swashbuckling tale, lanced $10.7 million in estimated box office to capture the first post-summer weekend, as distrib successfully hyped…
The Coen Bros. will not be going "To the White Sea" after all. Neither will Brad Pitt. Like its protagonist, the picture seems to have been shot down over a disagreement.
Scribe Sheldon Turner ("The Booster") has hit with two pitches, selling "52 Blocks" to Sony Pictures Entertainment and "Penal Colony" to Intermedia Films.
Nicole Kidman has a little confession to make: She will co-star in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," the on-again, off-again pic to be financed and released by Miramax Films and directed by George…
Miramax Films has paid low-six against mid-six figures to acquire spec script "The First Bastard," from scribes Marc Wilmore and Jeff Bushell.
Blair Underwood has been set for the male lead in "How to Survive a Hotel Fire" (working title), which Steven Soderbergh will direct for Miramax, with an all-star cast.
"Novocaine" is a benumbed crime comedy of sorts that could have used a lot more bite. A mildly offbeat item about a suburban dentist who's set up for a fall by a femme fatale more vampirish than…
In its first seven-figure spec purchase, Revolution Studios has picked up "The Forgotten" from veteran scribe Gerald Di Pego ("Angel Eyes").
David Mamet might kill for a script as good as the one that fuels "Nine Queens." A seductively structured and superbly acted suspenser that breathtakingly piles swindle upon scam without giving away…
The film exhibition biz will gather for the first Cinema India 2001, an exhibition-cum-conference in Bombay, beginning Wednesday.