Fox's Mike Darnell and Imagine's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are joining forces on a space-themed reality TV show. "From a visual standpoint, this show will seem
like a $150 million movie," said Imagine TV's David Nevins. "It's the
ultimate in summer tentpole programming." Because after the success of Cinderella Man, Howard has every right to think big.
Norman Lear, producer of All in the Family and Sanford and Son, as well as The Princess Bride, is investing $115 million in Village Roadshow Pictures, the production company behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the upcoming Rumor Has It.
Russell Crowe is likely to sign on to A Good Year, the next film from Ridley Scott. Scott is currently scouting locations in Provence for the drama about an investment banker who takes over a failing family vineyard.