FOX gives a 13-episode series order for high-concept epic series featuring ancient Egypt as backdrop for palace intrigue, quests for power and the world of magic, gods and goddesses.
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FOX has ordered a presentation and script for a new animated project from Russell Brand, reports Deadline.com.
Chernin Ent. is in final talks to pay mid- to high-six figures for CLUE scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless's untitled sci-fi script, reports Deadline.com.
THE SIMPSONS writer-producer Matt Warburton, via Chernin Ent., has sold a comedy script to FOX, reports Variety.
Universal Pictures has picked up revamped version of THE NUTCRACKER from Jon Gunn and John Mann, reports Variety.
Andy Serkis, who has made of career out of performance-capture roles in LORD OF THE RINGS and KING KONG, has taken the lead ape role in RISE OF THE APES, reports VARIETY.
Freida Pinto (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) has been cast in 20th Century Fox's PLANET OF THE APES prequel, RISE OF THE APES, reports VARIETY.
Peter Chernin, News Corporation's President and Chief Operating Officer and CEO of the Fox Group, will step down when his contract expires on June 30, 2009. The Los Angeles-based Fox businesses will report directly to Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch upon Chernin's departure.
Chernin will launch a Fox-based production company later this year, among other ventures.