Having worked with Avi Lerner a few times back in the day, I have a special place in my heart for the old gang at Nu Image and Millennium Films. That said, it's with somewhat mixed feelings that I report this development from The Hollywood Reporter concerning Nu Image's impending acquisition of First Look Studios.

According to the article, Lerner's Nu Image is close to becoming the major shareholder in First Look Studios, a move that will provide Lerner and company with access to all divisions of First Look -- especially its library of more than 700 films, which includes such titles as the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie, The Breed, Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers and the upcoming After.Life starring Kate Bosworth.