"Warner Bros. International has acquired distribution rights for Spain and Latin American to Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth," scheduled to begin production in the summer for a 2006 release. The Spanish-language horror drama is set to star Sergi Lopez and Maribel Verdu in a story that takes place during Spain's Franco era. The deal reunites the studio with Cuaron, who directed "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"..." (full details)
"Fox-based Regency Enterprises has inked a high-six-figure rights deal to remake Thai hit thriller "Shutter" into an English-language horror pic. Original, one of the highest-grossing films in Thai history, follows a young photog and his girlfriend who find mysterious shadows in his photographs that may be tied to their involvement in a hit-and-run accident. Roy Lee ("The Ring") and Doug Davison ("Dark Water") will produce..." (full details)
"WeinsteinCo. has picked up North American rights to "Hoodwinked! The True Story of Red Riding Hood," a feature length CGI animated comedy The classic fable becomes a wild-and-crazy detective story in the family film, produced by newly created CGI animation house Kanbar Entertainment. Pic follows a band of furry and feathered cops investigating a domestic disturbance at Granny's cottage. Characters created include a karate-kicking Red, a sarcastic Wolf, an oafish Woodsman and a thrill-seeking Granny. Pic is penned and being helmed by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards and Tony Leech..." (full details)
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