Miramax Films has acquired Madeline L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time," underscoring the New York-based indie's boundless ambition in the aftermath of "The Crying Game," the company confirmed Monday.
Four handwritten pages from Charlie Chaplin's last intended project, "The Freak," a film Chaplin was scripting at the time of his death in 1977, goes on the auction block May 14 in Geneva.
Rim Film Distributors and Laemmle Theatres have inked a 52-week deal designed as a prototype to introduce "white bread" America to Asian movies and tap a new market.
Christian Slater will star in the David L. Wolper/Hexagon production of "Murder in the First," which will film in San Francisco and Alcatraz Island in late June.
It appears that Snow White is finally going to marry Prince Charming on the big screen after months of collecting dust in the can.
New blood infuses British film industry with confidence, and "The Jungle Book" is still number one in Europe. For this and other international news, see Overseas Report, page 18.
The weekend box office was very "Indecent" for a second week. With Paramount estimating $ 15.5 million on its "Proposal," the film was doing triple the business of its closest competitor.
Mel Gibson's movie version of "Maverick" has hit the bull's-eye with director Richard Donner, who is finalizing an agreement to helm the big-budget Western, sources confirmed Friday.
Warner Bros. will open 15 screens at two new multiplexes in Japan April 24 and 29.
Last Week…$ 87,500,000 1992…$ 94,100,000 1991…$ 65,500,000 Year to date…$ 1,141,700,000 *1992…$ 1,101,400,000 1991…$ 1,316,200,000 * one week less