The final scene in the Luc Besson-produced comedy actioner "Wasabi," starring Jean Reno, has ended up on the cutting room floor following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.
Baz Luhrmann's evocation of life at a fin de siecle Parisian landmark struck a chord with Gallic auds over the weekend as "Moulin Rouge" bowed in the top spot in France.
Camille Irons and H.M. Coakley's Rockstone Pictures will produce and finance "Holla," a slasher comedy starring Elise Neal ("The Hughleys").
Disney has paid mid-six figures for an untitled comedy pitch as a new vehicle for thesp Chris Kattan following their recent teaming on the upcoming "Corky Romano."
The fate of Miramax's "Gangs of New York" (until recently slated for a wide bow on Dec. 21) is still up in the air.
Universal has bought "Moving Elliot," a spec by Adam Rodgers and Glenn German, for Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment and Michael Taylor Prods.
Hypnotic has inked a multiyear deal to become the exclusive sales representative for the American Film Institute's short film library.
Audiences overseas caught a healthy dose of sequelitis last week, as "American Pie 2" was piping hot in German-speaking markets and South Africa, "Rush Hour 2" burned rubber Down Under and "Scary…
Keith Carradine will star in Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's "Falcons," which has just started principal photography in Iceland.
A children's book, "The Great London Adventure," by Neil Shaw-Larkman, could be the first book to land a film deal when the Frankfurt book fair opens Tuesday.
IFP/West has named panelists for the first workshop in its annual Independent Producer Series.