Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - The IMAX Experience posts biggest opening in IMAX history

IMAX announced that the Paramount Pictures release Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience, directed by Michael Bay and featuring scenes filmed with IMAX cameras, posted exceptionally strong opening results, with an estimated $14.4 million coming from 169 IMAX theatres domestically, for a per screen average of over $85,000 during the five-day opening from …

Zombie comic Deadworld headed to big screen

Dark Hero Studios partners David Hayter and Benedict Carver are teaming up with Pandemonium’s Bill Mechanic to turn the comic Deadworld into a feature film franchise, according to Variety. Hayter – who wrote scripts for X-Men, X2 and Watchmen – will pen the screenplay, and will produce, along with Mechanic and Gary Reed, who wrote …

Weinsteins' Dimension Acquires Boathouse

Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired the rights to develop The Boathouse, a supernatural thriller pitch being written by David Loucka. Iain Softley (The Skeleton Key) is set to direct and will be produced by Softley and Sarah Curtis (Mrs. Brown) through their company Forthcoming Productions, along with Ehren Kruger (writer of The Ring, The Skeleton Key and Scream 3), and Daniel Bobker (The Skeleton Key). …

Universal Snaps Up Zoo

Variety reported that Universal Pictures has acquired a sci-fi comedy pitch called Zoo, from a script written by David Berenbaum (writer of Elf, Zoom and the upcoming The Spiderwick Chronicles). Zoo is based on a pitch by writer Ehren Kruger (writer of The Ring, The Ring 2, The Skeleton Key and the upcoming John Carter of Mars). The plot is top-secret.