Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures "abruptly severed its ties with Dreamworks" upon knowing that the company was secretly negotiating with Disney as well!
The long and short of it, Dreamworks wants more money, fearing that they'll need more financial backing for future projects.
But the studio balked at DreamWorks' demands to reduce the distribution fee below 8%.
So here comes the drama part!
What Universal didn't know is that DreamWorks was also engaged in negotiations with Disney to replace Universal as its studio partner moving forward.
Dreamworks is despicable and deplorable?
Instead, Universal was blindsided and privately called DreamWorks' behavior "despicable and deplorable." Publicly, the studio released a statement that said it "has ended discussions with DreamWorks for a distribution agreement. Over the past several weeks DreamWorks has demanded material changes to previously agreed upon terms. It is clear that DreamWorks' needs and Universal's business interests are no longer in alignment. We wish them luck in their pursuit of funding and distribution of their future endeavors."
And now, Dreamworks is close to signing a deal with Disney. Isn't it funny? Once upon a time, in a Dreamworks' movie called "Shrek," they made fun of Disney and its then boss Michael Eisner.
Now, as the world turns, Dreamworks is going to swallow its pride and embrace Disney.
The studio is hoping to cut a deal with Disney in the next 48 hours. Tic Toc Tic Toc.
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Oooooh, me in 3-D
Well, I'm reviewing two big films among many opening this weekend. We have the action-fantasy-adventure "Push," and the 3-D stop motion animated flick "Coraline."
Oh yeah, both films feature Dakota Fanning! So which one is a better film featuring Miss Dakota?
Take a look at my review.
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E! Online is exclusively reporting that "Sex and the City" sequel is a go! Writer-director Michael Patrick King confirms:
"I'm very excited to work with these amazing actresses again and would love to give everyone more information about the sequel...but I'm busy with my 'Sex' life."
Furthermore, "all four stars—Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis—and writer-director Michael Patrick King have now signed their deals for another round of Carrie Bradshaw & Co."
Apparently, everything was finalized yesterday afternoon!
No script yet, but shooting is scheduled to begin this summer with a release date targeting summer of 2010.
Great! But here's the hard part. How can King and co. improve on the first film? The original movie was just okay, some find it heartwarming, others think it's tedious.
So what can they do to make the sequel better? More loud fashion statement? More male nudity? More sex? Or more Big lovin'?
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Director Steven Soderbergh and Brad Pitt are teaming up once again for "Moneyball." It's the adaptation of the Michael Lewis book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game."
Apparently, Soderbergh has always wanted to make a sports film (the book is largely about baseball) and Pitt has been interested with the film adaptation, so the "Ocean" films brethren team up!
Steven Zaillian will write the script. But first, Soderbergh must finish making "Cleo," the musical about Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, the Roman General not the singer
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Orbs, orbs, and more orbs! The upcoming film directed by "Final Destination's" James Wong, and starring Justin Chatwin as Goku will be released by 20th Century FOX on April 8.
The plot? Here's a summary from IMDB:
The story begins with Goku, who seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan's dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku's quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does.
Now watch the magical trailer!
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