Trade Breaks: Skyport, Heaven, Underworld

By Garth Franklin Thursday May 5th 2005 04:43PM

"Minority Report" screenwriter Gary Goldman has sold a pitch based on Curt Siodmak's 1959 sci-fi novel "Skyport" to Warner Bros. "Skyport" follows a scientist's quest to build an orbiting space city. The author, best known for his Universal Pictures creation the Wolfman, died in 2000. "We saw that the material could be reworked into a disaster movie along the lines of 'The Towering Inferno,' " said Goldman..." (full details)

Mandeville Films will produce "The Heaven Project" for the D.H. Blair Film Capital Fund. Written and to be directed by John Glenn, thriller follows a reformed criminal who wants to be reunited with his family. Armada Pictures Intl. handles international sales and will debut the project in Cannes. "The Heaven Project" is currently casting for a September start. The film will mark Glenn's directorial debut. With Wright, he sold the pitch "Radiant" to Sony (McG is producing) in addition to penning remakes of "Clash of the Titans" for Warner Bros. Pictures and "The Warriors" for Paramount..." (full details)

Luma Pictures has signed on as lead visual effects house for Lakeshore Entertainment/Screen Gems' "Underworld II." The visual effects work for "Underworld II" is expected to be more ambitious than for the first film and will feature CG creatures. Luma is expected to deliver digital matte paintings, CG set extensions, green screen composites, particle effects and other visuals to enhance the film. The film is currently in production with Len Wiseman again directing..." (full details)

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