Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has acquired international distribution rights for "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" from the Halcyon Co., the development, production and financing…
Jason Statham will reprise his role as mercenary driver/delivery man Frank in "Transporter 3," the next installment in EuropaCorp's shoot-'em-up franchise.
Alan Ball will receive the Groundbreaking Filmmaker of 2008 award at the ShoWest exhibitor confab, which runs March 10-13 in Las Vegas. He'll be feted during the opening luncheon celebrating…
Ben Chapman, the actor who played the title character in "Creature from the Black Lagoon," died Feb. 21 of congestive heart failure in Honolulu. He was 79.
David Watkin, cinematographer of films including "Chariots of Fire" and "Out of Africa," died of cancer Feb. 19 in Brighton, England. He was 82.
Constantin Film picked up German rights to "Red Cliff," "Bangkok Dangerous" and "The Box" during the Berlin Film Festival, which closed Feb. 17.
A-Film has picked up Benelux distribution rights for Jim Jarmusch's next project, tentatively titled "The Limits of Control."
Helmer Istvan Szabo's next project will be "The Door," about a woman novelist and her enigmatic housekeeper, based on the novel of the same name by Hungarian Magda Szabo.
State-run distributor the China Film Group will release "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" and "10,000 B.C." in March, ending a three-month blackout on new Hollywood product.
Robin Moore, a nonfiction author best known for writing "The French Connection" and "The Green Berets," died in Kentucky Feb. 21 after a long illness. He was 82.
In what could hardly be dubbed a surprise, Sunday's Academy Awards telecast on ABC took a tumble in the ratings, logging the show's smallest audience on record.