Antonio Banderas to Direct alone: Antonio Banderas will direct "a psychological thriller with sci-fi touches turning on a Spanish colonel suffering post-conflict trauma" for his Green Moon production company. The movie will be called Solo, and Erik Jendresen wrote its screenplay. It will start shooting in his native Spain next year, in English. "Unfortunately, to reach large international markets, you have to shoot in English," Banderas said at a festival this past weekend.
Family Gal: Alex Borstein, who both writes for Family Guy and does the voice of Lois, signed a two-series deal with 20th Century Fox. She will write, develop, and produce a live action and an animated series. Executives believe that one of these projects will be an "off-center, comedian-centered comedy series, such as Roseanne and Seinfeld, that broadcasters used to excel at creating."
Return from Zion: ABC just became the fourth network to add a show with Israeli roots to its roster, signing the project Tall and Greenbaum after seeing the pilot of the Israeli version of the new show. It's about two guys and a production company that films small gatherings like Bar Mitzvah. (One of the main characters cheats on his wife.) They "do their best to juggle their business and complicated personal lives, sometimes with disastrous results.