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The Random Spiel: December 24th 2007

Photos are out for The Inernational, Iron Man, and Dance of the Dead.- Posters are out for Semi-Pro, Witless Protection, Untraceable, Pride and Glory, The Hottie and the Nottie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan.- Karl Urban...

Pixar’s Up Is Don Quixote?

Upcoming Pixar reports that the upcoming 2009 Pixar animated film "Up" looks to be based on one of history's most famous stories - "Don Quixote".Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's classic novel follows a man who has read so many stories...

Blu-ray Disc Faults Popping Up

The Blu-ray format has suffered a few surprising glitches at both manufacturing and publicity levels this week after having a generally strong year.Most notable is that three separate major releases in the past two weeks from dual-format studio Warner...

Borat & Ali G Go Into Retirement

Clueless Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev and aspiring rapper Ali G are dead. Sacha Baron Cohen, the British comedian who created and played the unforgettable characters, tells The Telegraph that he's retiring both of them."When I was being Ali...

Kreuk Is Street Fighter’s Chun-Li

"Smallville" star Kristin Kreuk will play Chun-Li in 20th Century Fox and Hyde Park Entertainment's "Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li" reports Coming Soon.The live-action feature based on Capcom's video game focuses on female fighter Chun-Li and her journey for...

Peter Berg Confirms Dune Remake

During an interview with this week with director Peter Berg ("The Kingdom," "The Rundown"), the helmer confirmed to MTV News the rumor that he will direct a new film based on Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel classic "Dune.Calling the plans...

Lost, Colbert, Stargate Updates

An extended promo for the fourth season of "Lost" has gone up on the show's official site.- "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" will resume production on January 7th without their striking writers.- Former...

John Hurt Talks Indiana Jones

John Hurt recently had an extensive discussion about his work in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" with Premiere Magazine this week and revealed a few new details in the process.First up he was asked about...

Stan Lee’s Power Pack Planned

Comic creator Stan Lee confirmed to Collider that Marvel is seriously considering making a film adaptation of the Power Pack."They've been talking about...now they're not working on it but they have been discussing whether to do it--Power Pack" says...

Jared Hess Rides Some Broncos

"Napoleon Dynamie" and "Nacho Libre" director Jared Hess is set to helm "Gentlemen Broncos" for Fox Searchlight reports JoBlo.Hess co-wrote the script with his wife Jerusha Hess and follows a high school outcast who's an aspiring fantasy author, who...

Little Helms Tekken Adaptation

Dwight Little ("Rapid Fire," "Murder at 1600") has been been set to direct "Tekken," a futuristic martial arts actioner based on the bestselling Japanese vidgame from Namco reports Variety."The film plays out as a science fiction story set in...

Jon Hamm Joins Earth Remake

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm will join Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly in the remake of Robert Wise's 1951 sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" for Fox reports Reuters.Hamm will play Dr. Granier, a NASA official who...

So Who Will Direct The Hobbit?

Whilst Peter Jackson has been confirmed to be producing New Line's upcoming dual-films based on Tolkien's "The Hobbit", many fans have been left wondering if he or the often rumoured Sam Raimi would sit in the director's chair.Jackson's manager...

The Secret Of A Dreamgirl & A Queen

Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo have signed on whilst Dakota Fanning and Alicia Keys are in negotiations for Fox Searchlight's "The Secret Life of Bees" reports the trades.Based on the Sue Monk Kidd novel and set in...

Eight Films Get Superbowl Ads

Around eight movie-related promotional commercials are scheduled to air during February's Super Bowl XLII for a record $2.7 million-$3 million per 30-second spot reports Variety.Paramount and Marvel's "Iron Man", Sony's Will Smith actioner "Hancock", Adam Sandler comedy "You Don't...

Agbaje & Taghmaoui Join G.I. Joe

Mr Eko from "Lost" himself, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, along with Said Taghmaoui ("Sleeper Cell," "The Kite Runner") have joined Paramount's live action film "G.I. Joe" says The Hollywood Reporter.Stephen Sommers is directing Stuart Beattie's latest screenplay draft based on the...

Sam Raimi Looks Like Hell

Sam Raimi will return to his genre roots to direct the supernatural thriller "Drag Me to Hell" which he co-wrote with his brother Ivan back in the early 90's reports Variety.The morality tale about the unwitting recipient of a...

AbFab’s Saunders Is New Who?

"Absolutely Fabulous" star Jennifer Saunders is in talks to play the first female incarnation of The Doctor for a one-off special episode of "Doctor Who" reports The Sun.Fans of the show were left shocked earlier this month when current...

Peter Berg Adds A Pinch Of Salt

Director Peter Berg ("The Kingdom," "Hancock") is being courted to helm Sony Pictures espionage thriller "Edwin A. Salt" reports The Hollywood Insider.The Kurt Wimmer-scripted drama follows CIA officer Edwin A. Salt who is fingered by a defector as a...

4400 & Dead Zone Cancelled

After four and six seasons respectively, USA Network's sci-fi thriller "The 4400" and supernatural drama "The Dead Zone" have been cancelled with no new episodes to be produced.'4400' series creator/executive producer Scott Peters confirmed the news in a posting...

Terminator 4 Story Details

Those boys at CHUD, or more specifically the very frottage-able Devin Faraci, has posted a bunch of new details from "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins," the upcoming fourth film and kick-off of a new trilogy of Terminator films.Most interesting...

Mischa Barton’s Homecoming

Mischa Barton will star in the indie stalker thriller "Homecoming" reports Variety.The story centers on a former small-town golden boy and his new girlfriend who visit his hometown and discovers his high school sweetheart (Barton) has developed an unhealthy...

Lee & Nichols Join G.I. Joe

Latino Review reports that Korean star Byeong-Heon Lee wil play Storm Shadow and Rachel Nichols is Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara in Stephen Sommers' G.I. Joe adaptation.Storm Shadow, aka. Thomas S. Arashikage, is the Cobra Commander's ninja bodyguard and assassin who...

Chow Yun-Fat Joins Dragonball

Chow Yun-Fat has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox's live-action adaptation of "Dragonball" reports Reuters.The film, directed by James Wong, follows Goku (Justin Chatwin), a warrior alien who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent...

Brad Pitt Climbs A Tree

Brad Pitt is in talks to star in Terrence Malick's new drama "Tree of Life" reports Variety.Pitt would replace Heath Ledger who was scheduled to star with Sean Penn in the Malick penned and directed drama.Though Penn is booked...

New Line Grants An Exorcism Rite

New Line Cinema has landed rights to Rome-based journalist Matt Baglio's non-fiction tome "The Rite" says The Hollywood Reporter.Baglio followed a young priest during his months of training with a senior exorcist at a school affiliated with the Vatican.Michael...

Jackson & New Line Do The Hobbit

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson; Harry Sloan, Chairman and CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM); Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs of New Line Cinema have jointly announced today that they have entered into the following series of...

Norton Out, Affleck In Play

"State of Play", the American feature film remake of the acclaimed British mini-series, was originally going to be a "Fight Club" reunion of sorts with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in the lead roles.Then Pitt dropped out at Thanksgiving...

New Gatchaman Details & Sketches

Director Kevin Munroe and Imagi Studios had great success earlier this year with "TMNT," a CG-animated restart of the classic early 90's animated series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".Soon after, it was announced that the pair would team up again...

Beek, Mitra, Lucas Open Box

James Van Der Beek, Rhona Mitra, Josh Lucas, and Jon Hamm will co-star in "The Boy in the Box" for A2 Entertainment Group and Code Entertainment reports the trades.The thriller tells the story of a half-century old unsolved murder...

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