Imaginary Children: "Southpaw Entertainment's Richard Lewis has set "Shrek 2" director Kelly Asbury to write and direct "Imaginary Children," a live-action/CGI fantasy adventure about a cartoonist whose creations inhabit his house and cause an estrangement from his son, who can't measure up to them. Asbury directed "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"..." (more info). Sex Talk: "New Line Cinema has set "Malibu's Most Wanted" helmer John Whitesell to direct Ryan Reynolds in the comedy "Sex Talk." Reynolds ("National Lampoon's Van Wilder") will play a sports reporter who gets switched over to become the host of a sex talkshow. He finds sports terminology helpful in describing problems and remedies for sexual dilemmas and takes pleasure in shocking the straitlaced female co-host assigned to him. Eventually, he falls in love with her..." (more info). The Untitled Destiny Project: "The Girl Next Door director and co-writer Luke Greenfield has launched his new production company with The Untitled Destiny Project, set up at New Regency. The project centers on an anxious young man who faces a near-death experience that gives him the power to see and remember his future. New Regency is looking for a writer to work from Greenfield's story. Greenfield will direct and produce..." (more info). Turn: "Following his successful remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," Marcus Nispel will direct "Turn" for Radar Pictures at Paramount. Based on a Japanese film by the same name, "Turn" is a supernatural thriller about a woman who slips into a coma after an accident and finds upon waking that she is in a parallel reality -- a completely empty city, where she is forced to relive the same day over and over again..." (more info).
A Lot Like Love: "Amanda Peet has been cast opposite Ashton Kutcher in the Beacon Pictures/Walt Disney Co. co-production for helmer Nigel Cole. Shooting is scheduled to start in April, when Kutcher is on hiatus from Fox's "That '70s Show". The project revolves around a pair who manage to resist their mutual attraction over the years only to see fate throwing them back together..." (more info). Nick Lachey's Next: "Pop singer and "Newlyweds" star Nick Lachey is segueing into acting, signing a development/talent deal with ABC and Touchstone TV. The deal calls for Lachey to star in a comedy or drama pilot for the network and includes a feature component with the Walt Disney Co..." (more info). Skeleton Key: "Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to star in a lead role opposite Kate Hudson. Shooting is scheduled to start in April with Iain Softley at the helm. The New Orleans-set story follows a young woman (Hudson) who begins to experience spooky things in the home of the elderly couple for whom she's caring. Sarsgaard plays the love interest of Hudson..." (more info). Assault on Precinct 13: French director Jean-Francois Richet will helm the remake of the John Carpenter classic which starts filming April in Toronto. Back to School: Move over Bernie Mac, now Cedric the Entertainer is tipped to star in the Rodney Dangerfield film remake. Birth: The Nicole Kidman flick is currently re-shooting in NYC, which explains why it hasn't set a specific release date yet. They're expected to wrap in a few days. Cars: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and NASCAR legend Richard Petty will all lend their voices to the Pixar film. Expiration: Young writer/director Gavin Heffernan made an independent film called Expiration that is touring the film festivals right now - see Lee's Movie Info for an interesting interview with the man. Gambit: Could the reason the "X-Men" character hasn't appeared on-screen yet be due to him getting his own spin-off film? That's one rumour circling right now. Japanese Trailers: Previews are out for various Japanese films like Devilman, Appleseed & Gits Innocence. Jekyll + Hyde: An interesting new take on the classic tale hits this year, see the official site for details. John Carter of Mars: An offer is apparently out to Robert Rodriguez to direct. King Arthur: Heaps of pics of Ioan Gruffud on-set are up at The Z Review. Meet the Fockers: Looks like Ben Stiller got his wish. In an interview on "Access Hollywood", James Brolin said that his wife, Barbra Streisand, "is reading" the script. Star Trek XI: Even if it happens, don't expect Picard to return according to a recent Patrick Stewart interview over at SyfyPortal. Star Wars: Episode III: Ewan McGregor talked about the third prequel and its link to the original trilogy to Scotland Today whilst the first photo of the new look Stormtroopers is up at Coming Soon. The Passion of the Christ: A special edition of ABC's "Primetime Live" will air n February 16th in which Mel Gibson will do an interview to 'defend' against brewing criticism against his Christ film. The Simple Life (TV): USA Today reports that the second season premise will revolve around the girls travelling around the country in a Winnebago with a new family. It'll shoot towards Summer, thus the girls will have plenty of excuse to keep their clothes off. Ultraviolet: Young actor Cameron Bright, who can be seen in the upcoming Nicole Kidman flick "Birth", will be involved in the Milla Jovovich flick which begins shooting exteriors in Shanghai next month. Thanks to 'Antoine', 'Vincent', 'Lee', 'Falcon', 'Zhmike', 'Josh' & 'KarlChilders'