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The Newsdesk 02.09.09 – Slumdog Scores at BAFTAs; DreamWorks and Disney Deal

Slumdog Millionaire swept the BAFTA awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Danny Boyle. Kate Winslet, Mickey Rourke, Penelope Cruz, and Heath Ledger were all also honored.

He’s Just Not That Into You topped the weekend box office with $27.5 million. Meanwhile, not even Steve Martin was into The Pink Panther 2.

• Cate Blanchett is rumored to be replacing Sienna Miller as Maid Marian in Ridley Scott’s Nottingham.

Brett Ratner will tackle an adaptation of Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood comics for Reliance Big Entertainment. Never before has a director been better suited to his material.

Walt Disney Co. and DreamWorks SKG worked out a deal allowing Disney to distribute six movies a year for the Steven Spielberg-controlled company.

Terminator: Salvation director McG addressed the Christian Bale set meltdown at the NY Comic Con. Footage from the upcoming summer movie was also screened.

• Fans at the NY Comic Con got a first look at 45 minutes of Pixar’s Up.

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