Jackson’s Lovely Bones goes to DreamWorks

Peter Jackson will direct an adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel, The Lovely Bones, which has just been acquired by Dreamworks after a week of bidding from all the major studios. Jackson began shopping his own script for the $80 million project last week. DreamWorks will produce alongside Film 4, and Jackson’s own WingNut Films. …
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Mexico’s top helmers looking for 5 pic deal

Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu have banded together with Cuaron’s younger brother, Carlos, and director Rodrigo Garcia in search of a group development deal. The deal is to be budgeted at $100 million, and the slate will feature one film directed by each creator. No deal has been reached, …
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