COLD TOON CLIMATE Animated openers have not fared especially well from January through April. Fox hopes its CGI pic "Ice Age" will break that mold today – or at least top Disney's winter toon…
Columbia Pictures has fast-tracked "Speed Tribes," a remake of the cult film "Hell's Angels '69" to be written by Peter Dowling.
While he's known for "Frailty," scribe Brent Hanley is looking quite robust these days.
Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment has signed a two-year first-look production deal with 20th Century Fox, ending its long-term association with Paramount.
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars in Steven Shainberg's Sundance special jury prize winner "Secretary," has secured back-to-back gigs in two new pics: John Sayles' "Casa de los Babys" and Lodge…
Daryl Hannah has come on board and Lucy Liu is in final talks to join what's shaping up as a high-wattage ensemble cast for Quentin Tarantino's long- anticipated next directorial effort for Miramax…
Wind Dancer Films has signed "Kissing Jessica Stein" helmer Charles Herman-Wurmfeld to direct "The Yes Man."
New Line Cinema has acquired laffer spec "King's Ransom," with Catch 23's Alter Ego Pictures attached to produce.
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Films from the unlikely combo of Disney and Iran will grab the spotlight at the Cairo Intl. Children's Film Festival which kicked off Thursday.