In a most unusual screen deal for a hot novel, Village Roadshow Pictures chairman/CEO Bruce Berman, who picked up Kurt Andersen's Random House novel "Turn of the Century" as a beach read, wound up…
Largely faithful adaptation of 19th-century tale by Turgenev, "MuMu" reps old-style Russian filmmaking, with heavy themes given top-drawer acting treatment and color-rich lensing. Bad dubbing and…
Polish-born scribe Janusz Glowacki has won Nantucket Film Fest's Tony Cox Award for his script "Hairdo." The fest, which runs through Saturday, spotlights the art of the screenplay.
Centered on a village about to be covered by a reservoir, "Wiped-Out Footprints," third pic from Argentine-born helmer Enrique Gabriel, is a beautifully understated drama that's one of the most…
Animation house Character Builders has acquired the rights to Christopher Moore's novel "The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove," to be produced as a live-action/animated feature.
Though it may take time to be recognized as such, "Heart" is destined for cult-movie status. Penned by noted scripter Jimmy McGovern ("Cracker") and featuring a solid lineup of British thesps, this…
Miramax has paid mid-six figures for the option to "Drowning Ruth," Christina Schwarz's gothic novel about sisters in 1930s Midwest, on behalf of Wes Craven Films.
A paranoid schizophrenic, two Korean immigrants and a family torn apart by divorce get star treatment in Cinemax's "Sons and Daughters: A Father's Day Trilogy." A solid entry into the cable web's…
Martin Lawrence will receive $10 million to star in "See Spot Run," a Warner Bros. comedy greenlit for a January start.