LOS ANGELES—Upon learning that the title has already been taken, Hollywood
producer Andrew Shuler announced Monday that he wants to call his upcoming Universal
Pictures police thriller Crime And Punishment anyway. "There is?" said
Shuler, moments after being told of the classic Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel that shares its
name with his upcoming Val Kilmer-Wesley Snipes vehicle. "I don't really see that as
a problem. What 18- to 34-year-old has ever heard of that?" Shuler said he is
confident he will be able to "buy out this Russian guy."