Last week we learned that production had begun on Dimension Films flesh-eating sequel Piranha 3DD, the sequel to last year’s over-the-top- blood and nudity filled tongue-in-cheek Piranha 3D, the remake of the original 1978 film from director Joe Dante. At … READ MORE

CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) – Bursting with light and color, and a torrent of martial arts action both swift and savage (arguably the best that lead actor Donnie Yen has choreographed for years), “Wu Xia” is coherently developed and stylishly directed … READ MORE

In the first of what will be multiple co-productions between The Weinstein Company and Miramax on sequels of films that the Weinsteins produced at their old haunt, Dimension Films and Miramax are teaming on the production of The Amityville Horror: … READ MORE

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it has acquired from WE Distribution the distribution rights for the world, outside of Asia and French speaking Europe, to the martial arts, film noir epic DRAGON (WU XIA). TF1 are already confirmed … READ MORE

The Weinstein Co. is on a Cannes buying spree. Having acquired distribution rights toThe Artist and Wu Xia, they have now picked up US rights from Pathe International to market title The Iron Lady, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep … READ MORE

The Weinstein Company has won a quiet but fevered bidding battle for worldwide distribution rights to the untitled next film by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film begins production June 13, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix so far set … READ MORE

Let’s give credit where credit’s due. Just when we all thought Piranha 3D could never be topped on the campiness scale, the producers up and named its sequel Piranha 3DD. Then when we thought the cast for the original could … READ MORE

British helmer Scott Mann has signed on to direct a remake of Akira Kurosawa classic “Seven Samurai” that the Weinstein Co. and Japan’s Kurosawa Prods. are producing. Pic, with an estimated budget of $60 million, will be a contempo interpretation … READ MORE

Back when I saw him in late February at Harvey Weinstein’s Oscar night party for The King’s Speech, Quentin Tarantino told me that his script for a Western was just pouring out of him easily, that he’d finished a draft … READ MORE

Dimension Films has preemptively purchased the spec script The Greys, a sci-fi thriller from writer Adam Cohen and producing partners Sean and Bryan Furst. F. Javier Gutierrez, the Spanish director of 2008’s Before the Fall, is set to direct. The … READ MORE