Miramax Films is in final negotiations with Intermedia for North and South American rights to Phillip Noyce's "The Quiet American." The $30 million pic starts shooting Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
The 51st Berlin Intl. Film Festival kicked into high gear Feb. 9 with Danish Dogma title "Italian for Beginners," improving on a solid first fest day and a disappointing opening night with the WWII…
MICHAEL CRICHTON HAS LEFT KNOPF and sold his next two books to HarperCollins for $40 million. No details about the two books were available Tuesday, but the first will appear in 2002. Deal is among…
In this split-rights world we live in, whose Oscar nominations are they, anyway? No matter how you slice it, Sony Pictures Classics is justly proud with 13 Oscar noms -- 10 for "Crouching Tiger…
An extraterrestrial disguised as a beautiful woman travels the Scottish highlands picking up brawny hitchhikers as food for an alien race.
The emerging Singapore film industry is taking heart from the international B.O. success of Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," with two new pictures targeted for pan-Asian auds due for…
Phoenix Pictures is set to remake "Pathfinder," the Oscar-nominated Norwegian action-suspenser from helmer Nils Gaup.
Whimsical "Chocolat" is among pics best-positioned for serious box office bounce as a result of sweet Oscar nom news, and Miramax plans an aggressive expansion of the Juliette Binoche-Johnny Depp…
Beyond's crime drama "Chopper" scooped film, director (Andre Dominik) and actor (Eric Bana) at the annual Film Critics awards.
Johnny Lew Fratto, son of Iowa mob boss Louis "Cock-Eyed" Fratto (a.k.a. Lew Farrell), has linked up with Merv Griffin Entertainment, which has optioned the right to make both a feature and a…