Acquisitions: Bro-jitsu, Palm, Gourd

“Nickelodeon Movies has picked up “Bro-jitsu,” a book proposal from pop scientist Daniel H. Wilson. The illustrated combat guidebook that combines elements of a 1970s Kung Fu manual with Machiavelli’s manifesto “The Prince,” laying out physical and psychological tactics that will make a sibling’s life unbearable. Wilson will pen the screenplay…” (full details)

“Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Sam Garbarski’s “Irina Palm,” starring Marianne Faithful and Miki Manojilovic. Film centers on a widower who accepts a job at a sex club and finds her clandestine existence begins to raise the suspicions of her son and neighbors…” (full details)

“The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday its long-awaited Chinese film “The Magic Gourd” will get a theatrical release this summer through China Film Group Corp. The project is a contemporary adaptation of Zhang Tianyi’s 1958 Chinese novel. Shooting took place in Hangzhou, China in October 2005…” (full details)