• Sony signed a two-picture deal with Ghost House Pictures to release The Grudge 2 asGrudge well as the English-language debut film from The Pang Brothers (Jian gui aka The Eye). Sarah Michelle Gellar is not yet committed to the sequel. Director Takashi Shimizu will return, reteaming with writer Stephen Susco and producers Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Taka Ichise.
  • Ray Liotta, Rachel Blanchard, Glenne Headly and Shaun Sipos are set to star in the indie comedy Comeback Season, about "a married man who, after cheating on his wife, moves in next door with the local high school football star as they both try to win back the hearts of the women they love." The movie is written and directed by Bruce McCulloch (Superstar, Stealing Harvard).
  • Noam Murro, 2005 DGA commercial award winner, has signed on to direct Warner Bros' new version of Strangers on a Train. David Seltzer (My Giant, Lucas) is writing the screenplay off the Patricia Highsmith novel, which was first adapted into a film in 1951 by Alfred Hitchcock. The story also inspired Once You Kiss a Stranger and Throw Momma From the Train. Murro's commercials include spots for Adidas, Nike, Starbucks, Bud Light and eBay.
  • Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony have signed a deal with Thomson's Technicolor Digital Cinema to help their transition to digital cinema.
  • 20th Century Fox publicity executive Florence Grace is leaving her post to take on a role at TriStar Pictures, where she will be Senior VP Publicity.
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categories Movies, Cinematical