News Shorts: Million, Atlas, Magic, Place

Million Dollar Arm
Disney chief Alan Horn says the upcoming inspirational sports drama “Million Dollar Arm” test scored “higher than any movie he has ever tested” and that includes the first “Harry Potter” film. The movie screened at CinemaCon yesterday to a great response from theatre owners. [Source: Deadline]

Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?
The filmmakers of the third film in the “Atlas Shrugged” trilogy have announced a September 12th release date for the film. This final film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s famed novel sees Laura Regan and Rob Morrow take over the roles of Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden, while Kristoffer Polaha plays the mysterious John Galt.

Untitled Magician Movie
Disney has picked up Keith Bunin’s untitled magic-themed script pitch with real-life, award-winning illusionist Derek DelGaudio as a producer. The story tackles the history of magic’s last 100 years as seen through the eyes of one magician. [Source: Heat Vision]

A Better Place
Fox has closed a deal for “Out Of The Furnace” scribe Brad Ingelsby’s spec script “A Better Place” which Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer will produce. Details of the story are under wraps, though it’s described as an “elevated gritty thriller”. [Source: Deadline]