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McTiernan & Urban Go For A Run

Director John McTiernan ("Die Hard," "Predator") will helm the $30 million action-thriller "Run" for Arclight Films reports Variety.Karl Urban ("Pathfinder," "Doom," "The Bourne Supremacy") will star as an Interpol agent who, while pursuing a murder suspect, uncovers a fraud...

Mike Myers Has A Secret Life

Mike Myers is attached to long-in-the works remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye classic "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at 20th Century Fox.The story centers on a quintessential daydreamer whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the...

Daniel Craig Experiences Flashbacks

James Bond star Daniel Craig will produce and play a fading Hollywood star (aren't there plenty of those available?) in "Flashbacks of a Fool" reports Reuters.Music video helmer Baillie Walsh make his feature directorial debut on the film based...

New Nutcracker Adaptation Planned

John Turturro, Nathan Lane and Elle Fanning are set to star in a $65 million fantasy musical inspired by Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" reports Variety.Russian helmer Andrei Konchalovsky will helm "Nutcracker -- The Untold Story" whichl will based on...

Star Wars Movie Talk Shot Down

A report a few weeks back that TV movies were in the works based on the "Star Wars" franchise have been officially shot down.Talking with Movieweb, Lucasfilm fan relations head Steve Sansweet dismissed the talk and cleared up the...

Trade Breaks: Watchmen, Shrek, Knight

"A long-time source for AICN indicates that in the upcoming "Watchmen" adaptation directed by Zack Snuder, Night Owl is tipped to be played by Patrick Wilson, Ozymandias is looking like Jude Law, and Doctor Manhattan might be Keanu Reeves..."...

McQuarrie Visits No Man’s Land

"The Usual Suspects" scribe Chris McQuarrie, who recently did the WWII project "Valkyrie," is turning his attention to that other Great war reports Variety.Battlefield drama "No Man's Land" is a big budget WWI epic using three fictional characters to...

Branagh Rides With The Valkyrie

Kenneth Branagh will star with Tom Cruise in the Bryan Singer-directed WWII drama "Valkyrie" for United Artists reports Variety.Branagh will play a German general who mentors Cruise's character and hatches a plan to assassinate Hitler.Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander...

Rodriguez Helms New Look Barbarella

Robert Rodriguez has signed on to direct Universal's new adaptation of the classic sci-fi comic book "Barbarella."Immortalized in the famous campy 1968 movie starring Jane Fonda, plans are to rush the new film out in time for a release...

Cannes News: Chorus, Daydreams, Jump

"James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo ("The Year of Yao") are bringing a documentary about the iconic Broadway musical "A Chorus Line" to the big screen. The doco chronicles the making of the current Broadway revival of...

Gere Relates A Dog’s Tale

Richard Gere will star in and produce "Hachiko: A Dog's Story," an Inferno Entertainment drama that will begin production in September reports Screen Daily.inspired by the 1987 Japanese film "Hachiko monogatari," Gere will play a college professor who takes...

LaBelle & Ciara Want To Sing!

Ciara, Patti LaBelle and Lynn Whitfield will star in Fox Faith & CodeBlack Entertainment's "Mama, I Want to Sing!," the feature adaptation of the Off-Broadway gospel musical reports Variety.The story follows a preacher's daughter, who rises from the church...

Acquisitions: Friday, Taxi, Flash

"Sony Pictures Worldwide as picked up rights to Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of "The Long Good Friday" for global distribution. The cost? A whopping $25 million-$30 million. The studio paid a cool $11.5 million for the Joaquin...

Niki Caro Has All The Luck

Niki Caro ("North Country," "Whale Rider") is set to direct a film adaptation of Elizabeth Knox's novel "The Vintner's Luck" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story revolves around a peasant winemaker in 19th century France as he grapples with the...

Hughes Brothers Book Eli

Albert and Allen Hughes ("From Hell") will direct the postapocalyptic Western "The Book of Eli" for Warner Bros. Pictures.Gary Whitta's script centers on a lone hero who must fight his way across the wasteland of postapocalyptic America to protect...

The Random Spiel: May 21st 2007

Chris Sivertson has some very complimentary things to say about Lindsay Lohan who starred in his recent flick "I Know Who Killed Me".-Big presentations for "Beowulf" and "Iron Man" and minor announcements for "Indiana Jones IV" and "The...

A Near Hour-Long Chase In Power

"Speed" helmer Jan de Bont's "Stopping Power" has sold in a few overseas territories, and a domestic distributor is expected to be locked by next week reports Variety.John Cusack stars as an American tourist whose daughter is kidnapped. An...

Hall Talks Dark Knight Shoot

Having shaken off his brat pack image thanks to the success of USA Network's hit cable series "The Dead Zone," Anthony Michael Hall has talked about one of his other roles - a supporting turn in the upcoming "Batman...

Simm Spends Days With Winterbottom

With "Life on Mars" now over and a cushy recurring gig as the new form of an old nemesis of David Tennant's Time Lord on "Doctor Who," British thesp John Simm has slotted in another project under his belt.Simm...

Depp Still Keen On More Pirates

Out doing promotions for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" last year, Johnny Depp indicated he'd be keen on going ahead with further sequels beyond the third film with his Jack Sparrow character.A year on, he hasn't changed...

Trade Breaks: Trailers, Garden, je t’aime

"New trailers for "National Treasure 2," "The Golden Compass," "Surf's Up" and "The Simpsons Movie" along with existing trailers for "Oceans 13" and "Transformers" are expected to be attached to this week's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."...

Goldie Hawn Rises From The Ashes

Goldie Hawn will star alongside hubby Kurt Russell as well as make her directorial debut on the comedy "Ashes to Ashes" reports Variety.The story centers on a woman who travels through India to Kathmandu to bury her husband's ashes...

Getting Heavy With Jones & Rea

Shannyn Sossamon, Vinnie Jones and Stephen Rea have joined Parkland Pictures' British crime thriller "The Heavy" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows a henchman (Gary Stretch) forced to forgive a debt to his shady businessman boss (Rea) by assassinating...

Jieho Lee Controls Kane and Lynch

Jieho Lee ("The Air I Breathe") is in talks to direct the film adaptation of the upcoming Eidos video game "Kane and Lynch" reports Variety.Lionsgate is fast-tracking the project for a Fall shoot using one of two scripts being...

Bond Director & Indy Plot Rumors

Latino Review reports that Marc Forster, Tony Scott, Alex Proyas and Jonathan Mostow are the alleged frontrunners to direct the next James Bond film it seems.Of the four they say Forster ("Monster's Ball," "Finding Neverland") is the front runner....

Meirelles Takes On Shakespeare’s Lost

Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God," "The Constant Gardener") will direct the romantic comedy "Love's Labors Lost" based on scribe Jorge Furtado's loose adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy play says The Hollywood Reporter.Moving between Brazil, London, Denmark and...

Screen Gems Performs Some Maintenance

Screen Gems has acquired screen rights to "The Maintenance Man," Michael Baisden's bestselling novel about a gigolo in existential crisis reports Variety.The novel concerns a handsome Julliard grad who puts his aspirations for a music career on the backburner...

Shrek Lands $122 Million Opening

The third outing for "Shrek" may not have reached "Spider-Man 3" heights but it came damn close. Going into the weekend even Jeffrey Katzenberg was playing down the box-office, citing that the last "Shrek" opened to $108 million and...

The Joker’s New Visage At Last

As we knew on Thursday, a viral marketing effort had begun for "The Dark Knight" with this website serving as a political ad for Aaron Eckhart's character of Harvey Dent campaigning for Gotham District Attorney in the upcoming "Batman...

Trade Breaks: Horse, Lost, Lascars

"Samira Makhmalbaf's latest feature "Two-Legged Horse" is back on track, with production set to resume on the film "quickly," the director and her filmmaker father, Mohsen, who wrote the script, said Friday. Production was halted in late March...

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