Reviewed on videocassette, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 9, 1999. (In Fort Lauderdale Film Festival.) Running time: 77 MIN.
Steven Spielberg may soon make some magic of his own, reportedly opting to make J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" his next project.
New Line has ponied up low-six figures against $1 mil for "Geeks," a nonfiction book about a hapless duo who used the Internet to escape their isolated Mormon town in Idaho.
"Unbreakable," M. Night Shyamalan's follow-up to "The Sixth Sense," is scheduled to start shooting April 17 in Philadelphia with Julianne Moore in the leading role.
Freshman writing-directing team Drew Daywalt and David Schneider are set to helm the youth-market heist comedy "Stark Raving Mad" for producer John Baldecchi at Lawrence Bender Prods.
Beacon Pictures has acquired "In a Dark Wood," a pitch from writers Gregg Chabot and Kevin Peterka. "Wood" is inspired by a book of the same name written by Michael Cadnum, also optioned by Beacon.
Seventh Art Releasing has picked up rights to underground rave pic "Better Living Through Circuitry," directed by John Reiss ("Cleopatra's Second Husband") and produced by Brian McNelis of L.A.-based…
Bob Dickinson will return for a 13th stint as lighting designer for this year's Oscar telecast, show producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck announced Thursday.
Roman Polanski, in partnership with French producer Robert Benmussa, has acquired film rights to Wladyslaw Szpilman's autobiographical bestseller "The Pianist."