Trade Breaks: Leading, Frame, Avatar

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 3rd 2006 03:14AM

"Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to the recently released comic book "The Leading Man" from Oni Press. Written by B. Clay Moore ("Hawaiian Dick") and illustrated by Jeremy Haun, the comic follows the adventures of the world's biggest movie star, Nick Walter. Walter uses his celebrity, access, lifestyle and his films' international location shoots as a cover for his real job, that of an international spy..." (full details)

"Chris Noth will co-star opposite actor-director Carl T. Evans in "Frame of Mind," which centers on a police detective who uncovers a widespread government conspiracy. Noth will play a college professor skeptical of a New Jersey detective's discovery. Production on the indie film is slated to begin in October..." (full details)

"Director James Cameron has signed "Lord of the Rings" FX expert Joe Letteri and Weta Digital to create the visual effects, creatures and digital environments for his new film "Avatar" for 20th Century Fox..." (full details)