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Industry Roundup: IFC Acquires Yves Saint Laurent Doc for a 2011 Release

J’adore: Pierre Thorentton’s French documentary L’Amour Fou was acquired by IFC Films and will be released in 2011, telling the story of Saint Laurent and his life companion Pierre Berge. The documentary, which includes “rare archives and exclusive images,” recently won the Fipresci International Critics Prize for Special Presentations at the Toronto International Film Festival. [Deadline]

Crime and Punishment: CBS is developing a neo-Western crime drama from the creator of CSI, Anthony Zuiker, called Desperado, about a band of lawmen who enact “cowboy-style justice” on modern-day criminals in San Antonio. Additionally, CBS is developing a legal drama based on a story by crime novelist Joel Goldman, Knife Fight, about a female public defender who “becomes a prosecutor in order to pursue the truth.” [HR]

Jaws 3-D, Maybe: Relativity is planning a 2011 release date for Final Destination director David Ellis’s currently untitled 3-D shark thriller, starring Sara Paxton, Katharine McPhee, and Donal Logue. [Deadline]

The Thing Is: The prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing, also titled The Thing, got an October 14, 2011 release date. [/Film]

CSI: Adult Swim: Adult Swim has ordered twelve episodes of Paul Scheer’s NTSF:SD:SUV, a crime-genre parody that originated as a mock Adult Swim promo. The project leaped from the pilot stage straight to series. [Deadline]

Magical: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I grossed a record $16.1 million globally in Imax theaters during its opening weekend, beating previous opening records for an Imax title. And the film hasn’t even opened on Imax screens in France or Korea yet! [Deadline]

Industry Roundup: IFC Acquires Yves Saint Laurent Doc for a 2011 Release