Dimension Films Acquires Thriller ‘Compulsion’

By | Wednesday May 16, 2012 @ 2:29pm PDT

Dimension Films CompulsionNew York, NY, May 16, 2012 – Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to the psychological thriller COMPULSION starring Heather Graham and Carrie-Anne Moss. The film, now shooting in Ontario, Canada, also stars Kevin Dillon and Joe Mantegna and is being directed by Egidio Coccimiglio.

COMPULSION is based on the South Korean film “301, 302″ and centers on two women occupying neighboring apartments, each grappling with obsessions that have begun to overtake their lives. Graham portrays Amy, a vivacious, calculating chef whose need to be desired is so far-reaching that she becomes a star in her own imaginary cooking show. Moss is Saffron, a reclusive but alluring ex-child star who is battling anorexia. Their complex, ever-intensifying relationship builds to a surprising climax as their emotional connections to food and one another boil over.

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Dimension Acquires Scott Stewart-Directed ‘Dark Skies’

By | Thursday April 26, 2012 @ 2:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

New York, NY, April 26, 2012 – Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to the supernatural thriller DARK SKIES, written and directed by Scott Stewart (PRIEST, LEGION). Jason Blum will produce through his Blumhouse Productions (INSIDIOUS, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY) alongside Alliance Films who will fully finance the picture. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Alliance Films’ Charles Layton will executive produce. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, in the UK (via its Momentum Pictures subsidiary) and in Spain (via Aurum). Octane, IM Global’s genre label, will launch international sales in Cannes.

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Dimension Films Acquires ‘Wild Oats’

By | Monday April 9, 2012 @ 2:10pm PDT
Mike Fleming

New York, NY, April 9, 2012 – Dimension Films continues its acquisitions streak with the pick up of the road-trip comedy WILD OATS featuring a talented cast including Academy Award® winner Shirley MacLaine, Academy Award® nominee Jacki Weaver and Academy Award® winner Alan Arkin . The film is directed

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Dimension Films Acquires Horror Spec ‘Garden District’

By | Thursday March 29, 2012 @ 3:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In a deal worth mid-six against seven figures, Dimension Films acquired Garden District, a spec script by Tony Jaswinski & Luke Goltz. Garden District is a low-budget horror thriller about a trio of self-declared mythbusters who get in over … Read More »

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Shawn Christensen To Write ‘The Man From Nowhere’ Redo For Dimension Films

By | Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 11:25am PST

The Man From Nowhere Dimension Films UPDATE, 4:33 PM : Dimension Films acquired the rights for The Man From Nowhere from CJ Entertainment. The deal was negotiated by Ted Kim for CJ Entertainment; Andrew Read More »

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‘Daily Show’s Jason Jones Joins Heist Comedy ‘The Black Marks’

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 5:24pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Jones will play an Interpol agent in the heist comedy The Black Marks. The film stars Kurt Russell as Crunch Calhoun, a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief who decides to take on one … Read More »

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Matt Lieberman To Write New ‘Short Circuit’

By | Thursday February 2, 2012 @ 5:29pm PST

Dimension Films has tapped Disney writers program alum Matt Lieberman to script its family film Short Circuit. Tim Hill (Alvin And The Chipmunks), already attached to direct, will work closely with Lieberman in re-imagining the 1980s John Badham film about … Read More »

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Terrance Stamp, 2 Others Join ‘The Black Marks’ Cast

By | Thursday January 19, 2012 @ 9:07am PST

Terence Stamp, Kathryn Winnick and Kenneth Welsh have been added to the cast of Darius Films’ The Black Marks, which Dimension Films will release in the U.S. The heist drama, written and directed by Jonathan Sobol, already tapped Kurt … Read More »

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Dimension Acquires ‘The Black Marks’

By | Wednesday January 4, 2012 @ 11:46am PST
Mike Fleming

New York, NY, January 4, 2012 – Dimension Films announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the heist comedy THE BLACK MARKS from Darius Films starring Kurt Russell (DEATHRPROOF), Matt Dillon (CRASH, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY) and Jay Baruchel (KNOCKED UP). The film is written and directed by Jonathan Sobol (A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ENDINGS). The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.

Crunch Calhoun (Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off just one more lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother Nicky (Dillon). Crunch reassembles the old team and comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another, far riskier, plan devised by Nicky. What the brothers don’t realize is they each have their own agenda and their plan goes awry in this con movie about brotherhood, honor and revenge.

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Dimension Acquires Rights To Michael Keaton Thriller ‘Penthouse North’

By | Friday November 4, 2011 @ 2:00pm PDT

Dimension Films has landed U.S. distribution rights to director Joseph Ruben’s thriller Penthouse North, which stars Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan and begins shooting in December in Ottawa. David Loughery wrote the script and is producing with Ruben, Jeff Sackman … Read More »

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Robert Katz Leaving Dimension Films Prexy Post

By | Tuesday November 1, 2011 @ 3:31pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Katz is about to begin discussions to exit as president of Dimension Films, a job that is proving tough to fill for the long term. Katz, a well regarded exec who had been Film Department’s president of production … Read More »

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Kagan: ‘The Help’ Is The Most Profitable Film From A Month With Few Successes

DreamWorks and Disney’s The Help and Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes are the only two August releases that can be sure of making a profit, although New Line’s Final Destination 5 could make it over the line, … Read More »

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Autopsy Report: Weinstein’s ‘Spy Kids 4D’

I don’t know how The Weinstein Co is going to stay on track with its reorganized finances if Dimension films keep bombing like this: a weak $12M opening weekend from 3,295 theaters. The whole underpinning of the Weinstein Brothers’ success … Read More »

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Director Tim Hill Hops To Dimension’s ‘Short Circuit’ Reboot

By | Thursday August 4, 2011 @ 2:21pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Dimension Films is making a deal with Tim Hill to direct its reboot of Short Circuit, the 1986 film about an experimental robot manufactured to be a weapon until a lightning strike fills it with intelligence. It runs away … Read More »

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Dimension To Develop ‘Scanners’ TV Series

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: David Cronenberg’s science-fiction horror classic Scanners may be headed to the small screen. The Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films is developing a drama series adaptation of the movies about a group of people with telepathic and telekinetic abilities, with The Read More »

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Robert Katz New Dimension Films President

By | Wednesday July 20, 2011 @ 10:16am PDT
Mike Fleming

NEW YORK, NY (July 20, 2011) – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced that Robert Katz has joined the company as President of Dimension Films. In this position, Katz will be involved in all aspects of theatrical releases, including development, production, acquisitions, distribution, marketing and publicity of theatrical

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Dimension’s Matt Stein Moves To Producing Role

By | Tuesday July 19, 2011 @ 2:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Dimension Films exec veep of production Matthew Stein is becoming a nonexclusive producer for the company after 12 years as an exec there. Stein had been exec veep. This comes shortly after Brad Luff left the production president post of Dimension. Bob Weinstein will have a new executive in … Read More »

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Dimension Lands French-Language ‘Livid’

By | Tuesday July 12, 2011 @ 8:08am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Dimension Films has acquired rights to the French-language horror film Livid, a move that reteams Bob Weinstein’s company with directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, who helmed the horror thriller Inside that Dimension released back in 2008. The latest … Read More »

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Dimension Acquires Rights To Comedy Guidebook ‘How To Defeat Your Own Clone’

Dimension Films has acquired rights to the comedy guidebook How to Defeat Your Own Clone. Ed Ricourt, who wrote the feature treatment, is set to adapt the script. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson of The Gotham Group are producing, Gotham’s … Read More »

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