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Terry Gilliam is taking another crack at filming The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and he's bringing Ewan McGregor with him. Robert Duvall is set to tackle the Quixote role, and McGregor will play a man who travels back in time and gets involved in adventures with the legendary character. Gilliam originally intended on shooting the project with Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort back in 2000, but it fell apart.

Gilliam last directed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which managed $7.7 million domestically.

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Aline Brosh McKenna, the screenwriter behind The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses and this fall's Morning Glory, has snagged a seven-figure deal from Disney for a live-action Cinderella pitch.

The Mouse House had great luck this year with Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, another new take on a classic story. That film has grossed $331.5 million domestically since opening on March 5. Alice hits DVD/Blu-ray on June 5.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., -- Regal Entertainment Group ("Regal") (NYSE: RGC) announced today that, as a result of unfavorable market conditions, it has postponed the previously announced public offering by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Regal Cinemas Corporation, of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of its 8.625% senior notes due 2019 under an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

 

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Cameron Crowe will direct We Bought a Zoo for 20th Century Fox. The project comes from a memoir about a widowed father who buys a zoo and restores it with his children. No leading man is attached at this time. A December 23, 2011 release date is already set.

Crowe hasn't made a film since 2005's Elizabethtown, which received a critical lashing and grabbed only $26.8 million domestically.

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NEW YORK - The Cinema Advertising Council (CAC), the trade association of cinema advertising companies that represent 82% of U.S. movie screens, has today named the winners of its 2009 CAC Creative Excellence Awards. Awarded annually, the council recognizes the achievement of high-quality and entertaining advertising that appeared during the past year on a national, regional and local scale.

"With record-breaking box office results, 2009 was a great year for the movie business and the advertisers who chose the cinema platform," said Michael Chico, president and chairman of the CAC. "Congratulations to the latest recipients of the CAC Creative Excellence Awards. We have already seen some stellar work hit theatres in 2010, and look forward to seeing what the industry comes up with as the rest of this year unfolds."

Nominees are chosen by the CAC Membership, and the winning creative was determined by votes from the CAC Board of Directors, marketing committee members, and creative directors from select member companies. Eligibility was determined providing the advertisement appeared in the theatre between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009.

Following are the winners of the 2009 CAC Creative Excellence Awards:

• Top Regional or National Commercial Spot (ran in more than one theatre in two or more markets) ¬- LG Mobile Communications: "LG Cars (enVTOUCH)" (Creative: Y&R)
• Top Regional or National Long-form Advertisement - Breyers: "Smooth + Dreamy" (Creative: Mindshare Entertainment)
• Top Integrated Cinema Advertising Campaign - Sprint: "Now Network / Mobile Previews" (Creative: GSP; Media: Mindshare Entertainment)
• Top Local Commercial Spot - The Detroit News: "Time To Engage" (Creative: Harvest Productions)
• Top Digitally Animated Still Cinema Advertisement - Mercedes-Benz: "MB of Arrowhead" (Creative: in-house)
• Top Still Image Advertisement - Atomic Toys: "Toy Shop" (Creative: in-house)

Awards are given to the advertiser and/or the creative agency responsible for the advertisements, with the exception of the integrated campaign awards which are given to the advertiser, creative agency and media agency. Images and/or video from the winners can be found online here.

 

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