February 22, 2012 |
Writer-producer-director Pen Densham has sold his house in the Windsor Square area for $2.75 million. The English Manor-style home, built in 1906, was moved to its current location from Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue by the Bullock family — think department store — earning it the name Bullock House. An oversized entry with beamed ceilings leads to the living room, library, formal dining room and carved-wood staircase. There are eight bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms and a basement.
May 12, 1993 |
A New Role: Actor Jeff Bridges is set to take on his first action role in MGM's "Blown Away," which begins principal photography in August. Produced by John Watson, Pen Densham and Richard Lewis ("Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft"), the film stars Bridges as the leader of a big-city bomb squad who becomes the target of revenge for an ingenious bomber.
July 22, 1990 |
Backdraft (Imagine). Shooting in Chicago. "Parenthood's" Ron Howard directs another top-heavy cast as Robert DeNiro, Kurt Russell, Billy Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn, Rebecca DeMornay and Jason Gedrick all shine in this thriller set against an arson investigation in the Second City. Russell and Baldwin play brothers as the scenario is revealed through the point of view of a rookie firefighter. Executive producer Brian Grazer. Producers Richard B. Lewis, Pen Densham and John Watson.
July 24, 1990 |
Morgan Creek has locked up Kevin Costner to star in its upcoming Robin Hood epic, "Prince of Thieves," throwing into question the future of two other projects based on the popular legend. "Prince of Thieves," based on a script by Pen Densham and John Watson that Morgan Creek bought for $1.2 million last February, is scheduled for release next spring, the company's officials said. Warner Bros. will distribute the film in the U.S., while Morgan Creek is retaining overseas rights to the movie.
August 12, 1990 |
Cameras don't roll until September on the Robin Hood saga "Prince of Thieves," and the thriller "Basic Instinct" doesn't shoot until January, but already weekly Variety has run reviews--of the films' screenplays . Editor Peter Bart admits it was "a bit unorthodox" to review the first-draft scripts--which are subject to revision through production--but says, "We have this extraordinary development of scripts that are selling for a million dollars or more. . . .