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Directors: Taylor, Lee, Fickman, Lin, Quale

By Garth Franklin Tuesday April 24th 2012 11:30PM

The Jury
Tate Taylor ("The Help") is in talks to write and direct "The Jury", a remake of Peter Morgan and Pete Travis' 2002 British miniseries, for Fox 2000.

The original followed the inner workings of the trial of a young Sikh student charged with murdering a classmate tormenter. Gerard Butler and Mark Strong starred. [Source: Deadline]

Scary Movie 5
Malcolm Lee ("Roll Bounce," "Undercover Brother") is set to direct a fifth "Scary Movie" which is slated to begin filming this summer.

Casting is underway but David Zucker, who wrote and directed both the third and fourth "Scary Movie", will also be returning to co-write and produce the fifth installment alongside Lee. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Over My Dead Body
Andy Fickman is set to direct a remake of the hit German comedy "Over My Dead Body" for Oops Doughnuts and Wind Dancer.

The story follows a narcissistic womanizer who dies, goes to Hell and makes a deal with the Devil; if he can heal three hearts that he's broken in three days, he gets a second chance at life. [Source: Variety]

Chinglish
"Fast Five" director Justin Lin has acquired film rights to David Henry Hwang's play "Chinglish" and plans to make it his next film after "Fast Six".

The story follows a businessman from Ohio who goes to China to expand his business but struggles to be understood and falls in love with a Chinese woman. [Source: The Wall Street Journal]

Category Six
Steven Quale ("Final Destination 5") has been hired to to direct New Line's found-footage natural disaster movie "Category Six".

The story follows high schoolers documenting a massive hurricane. [Source: Deadline]

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