Angelina Jolie probably won't be slam dunking over Kobe Bryant in her role as "Tomb Raider's" Lara Croft. But the pic's distributor, Paramount, has engineered a singular alliance with the National…
Scott Toay has been tapped veep of branch operations and administration at 20th Century Fox's domestic theatrical distribution division as part of a recent restructuring. Toay will be responsible for…
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"The Mummy Returns" in a very big way. Considerably more elaborate and spectacular in its special effects than was the film that brought Universal's musty corpse back to life two years ago, this…
South African cinema chain Ster-Kinekor is cutting back after burning its fingers in a number of offshore ventures and seeing a 10% fall-off in local auds.
James Woods has signed on to play a role recently left vacant by Marlon Brando in Dimension Films' "Scary Movie 2." Currently in production, "Scary Movie 2" is helmed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and stars…
"Kings of Comedy" star Bernie Mac is at the center of an untitled Disney pitch deal for a comedy to be written by Bennie Richburg and Jeff Dyson.
New Regency has purchased the pitch "Sex Talk," a comedy that will be written by Tempest Farley and Analisa LaBianco and produced by Team Todd, the sibling producing tandem of Suzanne and Jennifer…
Caught in the crosswinds of East and West, "Pavilion of Women" fails to stir the emotions despite its heavily melodramatic drive. Adaptation of a Pearl S. Buck novel presents a visually poetic…
Danny Boyle is lining up to direct "28 Days Later," a $15 million sci-fi movie set in post-apocalyptic London, which will be financed by U.K. lotto franchise DNA Films.