EmptyMaggie Q Stalks 'Wolf'
Producers said Maggie Q will star in "The Warrior and the Wolf," the period war epic by Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang now shooting in Northwestern China. Maggie Q joins the cast in Xinjiang Province, where actors Joe Odagiri from Japan and Tou Chung-hua of Taiwan are working on the adaptation of a Japanese short story by novelist Inoue Yasushi. The film is scheduled for release in late 2009.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has acquired Australian film processing laboratory business Atlab, which has been a joint venture between Australia-based Amalgamated Holdings Ltd. and Deluxe. On Friday, Deluxe purchased the remaining shares from AHL, in a deal valued at $1.5 million. The sale includes Atlab's film processing/post facilities in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.
Yauch brings 'Love'
Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch will be introducing U.S. moviegoers to a different kind of music: African pop. Yauch's Oscilloscope Laboratories has nabbed domestic rights to the rockumentary "Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love," a portrait of the influential Senegalese musician. Chai Vasarhelyi's film, set for an early summer theatrical release, covers two years in the life of the Muslim musician.