Fox Developing Thriller With Paco Plaza For Spain, U.S. TV
Paco PlazaFox Television Studios has entered into a development deal with acclaimed Spanish writer-director Paco Plaza for the series Hamelin, a one-hour horror/thriller to air in Spain. Concurrently, Plaza will work with Fox to adapt the project in English for the U.S. market. Hamelin, inspired by the tale of the Pied Piper, follows a team of FBI agents trying to solve the disappearance of five children in a small town. In the process detectives uncover a terrifying series of supernatural threats. Plaza is perhaps best known for writing and directing one of the most successful global horror movie franchises: REC and REC2. The Plaza-directed prequel REC: Genesis screened earlier this year at South By Southwest.

Kubrick’s Rarely Seen First Film Restored For Home Video
Blu-ray and DVD editions of a restored version of Stanley Kubrick’s first feature Fear And Desire will be released in late January 2013 as one of Eureka Entertainment’s Masters Of Cinema Series. The restoration carried out by The Library of Congress in conjunction with Kino Lorber marks the movie’s home video debut in the United Kingdom. Fear And Desire is the story of a mysterious war between unidentified forces in which a plane carrying four soldiers crashes behind enemy lines. The Eureka edition will also see a fresh release of Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.

Dinard British Film Festival Sets Lineup
More than 40 films have been chosen for this year’s Dindard British Film Festival in the northwestern coastal French city.   In addition, the festival that runs October 3 to October 7 will celebrate 50 years of James Bond with the world premiere of Stevan Riley’s new documentary Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007. Sidebar events will look at the careers of Tom Courtenay and John Schlesinger. Competition titles include Tom Shkolnik’s The Comedian, Good Vibrations directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, Ben Drew’s Ill Manors, Laura Hypponen’s Live East Die YoungShadow Dancer directed by Oscar-winning Man On Wire helmer  James Marsh and Rowan Athale’s Wasteland.