The Leopold and Loeb story gets a modernistic makeover in "Murder by Numbers," an engrossing but psychologically shallow tale of a female cop on the tail of two arrogant teenage killers. Low-key by…
LIONS GATE SWINGS WIDER Today, Lions Gate releases its widest bow ever, the Bill Paxton-helmed "Frailty." Aside from topping former wide champ "O" in number of engagements, the arthouse distrib…
New Line Cinema-based Urban Entertainment, which produced the upcoming "Undercover Brother" with Imagine Entertainment, has hired veteran production exec Helena Echegoyen as senior VP of development…
New Line Cinema has optioned young-adult author Dyan Sheldon's novel "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" and is fast-tracking the project, attaching scribe Gail Parent ("Cadet Kelly") and thesp…
The Lego toy company has signed Los Angeles-based Creative Capers Entertainment to produce "Bionicle: The Mask of Light," a $5.2 million direct-to-video movie.
Bobby Newmyer and Jeff Silver's Outlaw Prods. is preparing to close a one-year extension of its first-look deal with Intermedia Films. Outlaw signed a two-year agreement with Intermedia in fall 2000.
New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have made nice over the title of the third "Austin Powers" installment. New Line is allowed to keep the film's original title, "Austin Powers in Goldmember."
Paramount Pictures sees green in the red planet, inking a deal for $300,000 against $2 million for Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume "John Carter of Mars" literary series.
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" meets the Pretentious Auteur Handbook in the atmospheric but tedious "Spirits." Oblique tale of an eerie Paris, in which people vanish and are presumed dead but can…
The idea of a post-apartheid vampire movie sounds juicier than it plays in writer-director Kenneth Kaplan's "Pure Blood," a semiserious drama that spins off into Herschell Gordon Lewis territory.
German director Dominik Graf, who's made some well-crafted TV movies in between occasional features, inexplicably goes off the rails with "A Map of the Heart," a DV-shot meller-cum-personal quest…