Alcon TV will produce the project, which is in early development
The professional surfer will play herself in the sequel to 2011's "Dolphin Tale"
The film's opening weekend compares favorably with fall successes like "Looper," "Moneyball" and "Argo"
Warner Bros. will release the film in 2014
Scribe Margaret Nagle brought the project back to life in the Imagine writers labe
Studio releasing fantasy film on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day
"Shameless" star Emmy Rossum would play a caretaker to a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease
Alcon would like to turn the bestselling "Beautiful Creatures" books into a franchise. Richard LaGravenese will write and direct
It is Alcon's first investment outside Warner Bros., where it has a longtime distribution deal
The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports
"The Fugitive's" David Twohy wrote and will direct the thriller
Production company behind "The Blind Side" is ramping up a management arm with acquisition, now in late stages
Alcon Entertainment immediately sought the director for the film upon gaining the rights -- prequel or sequel likely won't include Harrison Ford
The deal that was set to expire in 2013 now runs through 2015
Action thriller follows an FBI agent who must decipher historic events in a race to avert a terrorist plot
Film about a small-town carpenter who hunts kidnappers of his daughter.