Trade Breaks: Fantasy, Expired, Earth

“A two-month old rumour is now confirmed – Eddie Murphy is attached to star in Sony Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of the popular late 70’s TV series “Fantasy Island.” Murphy will play multiple roles in the family-oriented comedy penned by Jay Scherick and David Ronn (“Norbit”)…” (full details)

“GreeneStreet Films International has acquired worldwide sales rights to Cecilia Miniucchi’s dark romantic comedy “Expired” starring Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr and Illeana Douglas. The feature, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, explores the dysfunctional relationship between a meter maid (Morton) and traffic cop (Patric)…” (full details)

“”Happy Feet” executive producer Ed Jones and animation director Steve Nichols have joined “Escape From Planet Earth” for The Weinstein Company. The comedy centers around an alien prison break from Area 51, and is helmed by Tony Leech who co-wrote the project with Cory Edwards. Production began last week at the company’s Vancouver facility; voice talent has not yet been cast…” (full details)