Truth is stranger than fiction. Art imitates life. And documentaries become enactments if the stories are weird enough ('Grey Gardens'). Such is the case with 'Quantum Hoops,' the 2007 documentary that followed the 2006 Caltech basketball team that had 21 seasons and 245 conference games without a single win. According to Deadline, Disney has acquired remake rights to the film, with Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld's Red Hour set to produce a comedy based on the story of the scientific whizkids hoping to break their losing stream with just one win before the end of the season.
Fresh off last week's announcement that Sony has already set a May 2, 2014 release date for the sequel to 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' which opens in July of 2012, Lionsgate has announced that 'Catching Fire,' the second in 'The Hunger Games' franchise, will be released Nov. 22, 2013. Talk about optimism. 'The Hunger Games,' still an unknown quantity as a film, is in production now and won't be released until March 23, 2012. And, lastly, FilmDistrict's 'Parker,' based on the Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake) character, directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Clifton Collins, Jr., Michael Chiklis, and Nick Nolte, has been set for an October 12, 2012 release.