News Bites: Friday, Feb 6th 2004

By Garth Franklin Friday February 6th 2004 11:40PM

Daughter of the Bride: "Scribe Emily Fox has wedded herself to pen MGM's comedy, an adaptation of a Washington Post article. No director is yet attached to the pic. Instead of a mother planning her daughter's wedding, plot revolves around a single woman who finds herself in the unusual position of planning her mother's wedding and must also serve as the "mother of the bride." Goldie Hawn will play the mother..." (more info). Delilah: "Columbia Pictures has made a high-six- against mid-seven-figure deal for "Delilah" John Pogue's next action script. John Baldecchi will produce. "Delilah" takes its name from a Class Five hurricane that creates more than the usual mayhem as prisoners riot when they are being ferried to safety. A small-town deputy finds himself confronting the worst in human nature and mother nature by going up against hostage-holding hardened cons..." (more info). The Hills Have Eyes: "Dimension Films co-chairman Bob Weinstein will remake "The Hills Have Eyes". Wes Craven, who wrote and directed the 1977 original, will produce with his Craven-Maddalena Films partner Marianne Maddalena and Peter Locke. Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur will write the script and Aja will direct. The original film centered on a hapless family that makes a detour to a desolated desert to visit a silver mine they've inherited. There they are preyed upon by a disturbing clan..." (more info). The Ninth Life of Louis Drax: "Anthony Minghella has committed to write and direct a feature for Miramax Films based on British author Liz Jensen's forthcoming novel - a surreal psychological thriller about an accident-prone 9-year-old problem child lying in a deep coma and the doctor who cares for him..." (more info). Derailed: "Swedish helmer Mikael Hafstrom has been tapped to direct Miramax Films' thriller which Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing. "Derailed," which follows a middle-class professional whose life goes incredibly and criminally awry, is being adapted by Stuart Beattie from the James Siegel novel..." (more info). The Reckoning: "Production and finance outfit Odd Lot Entertainment has acquired Irving Belateche's script "The Reckoning" for an undisclosed sum. Set in New Orleans, "Reckoning" is a supernatural thriller about a woman who returns to her hometown and suffers mysterious visions of her childhood that foretell her young daughter's doom..." (more info). Untitled Ted Griffin Project: "Jennifer Aniston has signed onto the Warners project. Griffin, who penned "Ocean's Eleven," wrote the script and will make his directorial debut on the project. A tentative April start is planned. Aniston plays a young woman who discovers that her family's darkest secret was the inspiration for the book and the movie "The Graduate" and that she may have been the biological offspring of that scandal..." (more info). Volponi: "Writing duo J. Mills Goodloe and Sal Paskowitz have been hired by the Walt Disney Co. to pen "Volponi," based on the life story of famed horse trainer P.G. Johnson - the Hall of Fame trainer, who overcame obstacles to win the 2002 Breeders Cup. The producing team behind "Miracle" will handle this..." (more info). 13 Going On 30: The one-sheet for the Jennifer Garner comedy is up at EmpireMovies. Batman: Coming Soon indicates the National Institute of Medical Research in Mill Hill, North London, UK might be standing in for Arkham Asylum. Country of my Skull: Sony Classics has picked up distribution rights to the apartheid-themed Samuel L. Jackson & Juliette Binoche movie. DVD News: Details are out for Master & Commander, The Matrix Revolutions, Aladdin: SE, Calendar Girls & Bad Santa. An announcement in regards to the original "Star Wars" trilogy release is expected early next week. Fantastic Four: Michael Clarke Duncan is rumoured to have had a meeting about playing Ben Grimm. Hellraiser: Deader: Pics from the latest sequel are up at Hellegacy. In God's Hands: The Evening Standard reports that "Dreamcatcher" star Damian Lewis will star in the Steven Soderbergh-produced drama which begins shooting in NYC shortly. King's Ransom: Cast wise at present Anthony Anderson, Loretta Devine, Leila Arcieri and Donald Faison are set for roles. Offers are out to David Arquette, Ving Rhames, Wanda Sykes and Calita Jones. New York Minute: The poster for the Olsen twins flick is up at LatinoReview. Resident Evil: Apocalypse: They're shooting a few days of extra "pick ups" in Toronto this week on the horror sequel. Starsky & Hutch: More shots from the comedy are up at Movie Vault. Star Time: Chris Tucker is apparently in quiet talks with Imagine Entertainment for their James Brown biopic. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: With films like 'LOTR' and 'Master' using long titles, the adaptation of the CS Lewis book classic is expected to go by the title "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe".

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