November 15, 1990 |
Christopher Columbus is popularly credited with discovering North America. But who discovered him? That question is at issue in a U.S. District Court suit filed Wednesday, pitting "Superman" movie producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind against director Ridley Scott. They claim that Scott, one of Hollywood's hottest filmmakers, stole their idea for a project based on Columbus' life after they considered hiring him as the film's director.
May 6, 1992 |
The return of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria apparently will not be stalled by bankruptcy proceedings. Producers of "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," a film to be distributed later this year by Warner Bros., have averted a possible involuntary bankruptcy petition, sources said Tuesday.
May 15, 1991 |
Christopher Columbus has discovered Cannes. Half a millenium after bumbling onto the West Indies, the ancient mariner has landed on the shores of the French Riviera, as all adventuresome pop idols eventually must, for the Cannes Film Festival. Madonna, the first woman singer to explore herself on stage, was here all weekend. As usual with Chris, there is confusion.
August 18, 1992 |
Producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind must have felt at times that Christopher Columbus had an easier time finding the New World than they had getting their movie, "Christopher Columbus--The Discovery," off the ground--make that, into the water. Many industry observers believed that the Salkinds' film, plagued with numerous problems from the beginning, including the defection of several directors, would never get made let alone released.
November 20, 1991 |
A Grand Inquisitor: Marlon Brando has signed on for the role of Grand Inquisitor Tomas de Torquemada in the movie "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," the Spanish newspaper El Pais said Tuesday. Producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind, best known for "Superman," are also negotiating with Matt Dillon (to replace Timothy Dalton as Columbus), Tom Selleck and Isabella Rosellini to appear in the $40-million movie, the newspaper reported. (Dalton backed out of the project last month.)