HBO is continuing its push into the genre that might be called election drama, acquiring "Run Granny Run," a docu about a 94-year-old politician that won the audience award this year at SXSW.
Plum Pictures is starting production on "Trucker," an independently-financed drama that stars Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt, Joey Lauren Adams and Jimmy Bennett.
In writer-director Ilya Chaiken's sophomore outing, almost everything of dramatic import transpires offscreen, starting with the attacks on the World Trade Center and ending with the Iraq war.
Helmer Roland Emmerich is boarding a remake of the 1966 sci-fi pic "Fantastic Voyage" for 20th Century Fox.
"American Pie" is neatly transformed into Spanish paella in "Love Expresso."