Trade Breaks: Seattle, Division, Solid

“ThinkFilm has acquired all U.S. rights for about $2 million for the Stuart Townsend-directed “Battle in Seattle.” The ensemble film, led by Charlize Theron and Martin Henderson, is set amid the protests and riots that surrounded the World Trade Organization’s 1999 meeting in Seattle…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Co. acquired North American rights late Thursday to director Grant Gee’s music documentary “Joy Division” for a price in the low- to mid-six figures. The film is a chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band…” (full details)

“Christian Bale is tipped to be playing Solid Snake in the “Metal Gear Solid” movie which aims to begin production pre-strike for a release sometime in 2009…” (full details)