Fox Searchlight Pictures, the Fox Entertainment Group distribution company which specializes in releasing independent movies, has announced the creation of a new television division called Searchlight Television. What does this new company mean for the TV landscape in the coming years? Read More »
Fox Searchlight is obviously quite pleased with Oscar winner/monster maker Guillermo del Toro. So much so that they’ve signed a deal with the director that covers live action feature film projects to be written, produced and directed by del Toro. Searchlight will also develop a new label that will serve as a home for new horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, including those produced and curated by del Toro. More on the del Toro Fox Searchlight deal below.
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Benedict Cumberbatch has played a Marvel superhero, a genius detective, a dragon, a Star Trek villain, and Julian Assange, but he’s never played a straight-up con man before. That’s about to change, because the actor is in early talks to play a true-life swindler in the long-gestating film adaptation of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit.
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Danny Boyle has drawn up a three-year production deal with Fox Searchlight and Pathe Pictures, according to Variety. Both companies were involved in Slumdog Millionaire; through this deal the two companies will co-finance and co-produce Boyle’s next project(s) over the next three years, with Pathe handing distribution in much of Europe and Fox Searchlight controlling the US and other territories. The filmmaker has a long history with Fox Searchlight, as the company produced and/or distributed 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Millions. Read More »