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Disney, ‘Predator’ Screenwriters Settle Copyright Dispute

The screenwriters behind the original Predator movie and Disney’s 20th Century Studios have agreed to a confidential settlement to drop dueling copyright lawsuits over the rights to the script. The motion seeking dismissal of the litigation filed in California federal court Wednesday follows a notice filed Dec. 16 that the parties resolved claims regarding an […]

Netflix Can’t Recruit Disney’s Fox Executives, Appeals Court Rules

Netflix may see fixed-term contracts for entertainment executives as a form of involuntary servitude, but on Thursday, the streamer experienced a tough legal loss when a California appeals court refused to accept that perspective and overturn an injunction that prevented Netflix from poaching executives at Disney’s Fox unit. Fox sued back in September 2016 upon […]

Ridley Scott Pins ‘The Last Duel’ Bombing on Apathetic Millennials

Ridley Scott knows who to blame for his epic The Last Duel bombing this fall — and it’s not Disney, which he contends did a great job promoting the historical drama. The Oscar-nominated director dropped by Marc Maron’s WTF podcast for an episode published Monday in which he discussed his iconic career. Maron said he […]

Gloria Sanchez Productions Inks First-Look Deal With 20th Century Studios

Gloria Sanchez Productions — the female-focused label spun out of Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions — has signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Studios. The three-year pact with the Disney-owned studio will see the banner — headed by Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell, and boasting credits including Booksmart and Hustlers — develop feature-length films for consideration […]

Hollywood Docket: Disney Gets Favored Turf in ‘Predator’ Rights Fight

Disney’s 20th Century unit will win the first round in an ongoing battle over franchise rights to the 1987 action film Predator. On April 15, two dueling suits were filed. First, in San Francisco, Jim and John Thomas — the brothers who wrote the original screenplay — filed a complaint seeking confirmation of successfully recapturing […]

Patrick Ness Tackling ‘Master and Commander’ Prequel for 20th Century Studios

Chaos Walking author Patrick Ness has been tapped by 20th Century Studios to create a prequel for 2003’s war-adventure epic Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, which starred Russell Crowe, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The original naval epic was adapted from the detailed historical novels by Patrick O’Brian. Set during the […]

‘The Guncle’ Movie in the Works From Lionsgate

Lionsgate has landed the rights to Steven Rowley’s new novel The Guncle with an eye to a movie adaptation. Rowley has two previous novels also in development for feature adaptations: Lily and The Octopus at Amazon Studios and The Editor at 20th Century Fox. He will adapt and executive produce The Guncle movie treatment for Lionsgate. Rowley’s latest novel, from the […]

Joe Cornish to Direct Mark Millar’s ‘Starlight’ Adaptation

The 'Attack the Block' writer-director will helm the movie take on the comic from the 'Wanted' and 'Kick-Ass' creator for 20th Century Studios.

Disney to Shutter ‘Ice Age’ Animation Studio Blue Sky

The studio was owned by Fox until the Disney acquisition in 2019.

Illumination Taps Fox Vet Keith Feldman as COO

llumination — the animation studio behind 'Despicable Me,' 'Minions' and most recently 'Sing' — has named Keith Feldman as its new COO.

Cirque du Soleil Founder Sells Stake to Pension Fund Giant

A Quebec pension fund giant has bought out a 10 percent stake in Cirque du Soleil, known for its live shows in Las Vegas, from billionaire founder Guy Laliberte.

Ryan Reynolds Gets Standing Ovation as He Debuts First ‘Free Guy’ Trailer in Brazil

Ryan Reynolds touted 'Free Guy' as a modern-day 'Back to the Future' and called it his favorite movie he has ever made.