Trade Breaks: 300, Abrams, Brick

“According to Warner Home Video, more than 250,000 copies of the CGI epic have been sold to consumers on Blu-ray and HD DVD. This has eclipsed all previous releases to become the fastest and highest selling high-def disc yet. The studio was quick to point to its dual-format support as the reason for its success – the studio now has a more than 30% market share of high-def disc sales…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures has acquired a pitch for an untitled supernatural thriller that will be written and directed by Josh Marston (“Maria Full of Grace”) and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. Marston has also been developing an adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel “Fortress of Solitude”…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has acquired rights in North and South America to “Brick Lane,” the film adaptation of the 2003 novel. Written by Monica Ali, the book centers on a Bangladeshi family living in the U.K., exploring the British immigrant experience. The film is being helmed by Sarah Gavron and scripted by Abi Morgan and Laura Jones…” (full details)