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Fire At LA’s Universal Studios

Movie soundstages burning down seems to have become a semi-regular thing these days. In the last five years, fire famously destroyed the 007 stage at UK's Pinewood Studios, and sections of Rome's Cinecittà Studios and the Warner Roadshow...

More Crash Into Starz’s Crash

Luis Chavez, Arlene Tur, Ross McCall, Brian Tee and Jocko Sims have joined Lionsgate's "Crash" TV spin-off series for Starz says The Hollywood Reporter.Chavez will play Cesar, a poor immigrant who embarks on a brutal journey to America. ...

Emily the Strange Movie Planned

Gothic cult figure "Emily the Strange" is about to get her own feature film says The Hollywood Reporter.Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson will produce the project which will serve as the origin story of the gothic figure and...

Green Crowns McBride Highness

David Gordon Green has been hired to direct the comedy "Your Highness" for Universal Pictures says Variety.Danny McBride will play an arrogant, lazy prince who must complete a quest to save his father's kingdom which is full of dragons...

Spader Puts On Rodriguez’s Shorts

James Spader, Jon Cryer, William H. Macy and Leslie Mann have joined Robert Rodriguez's family comedy adventure "Shorts" for Warner Bros. Pictures says the trades.The story is set in a suburb where all the houses look the same and...

Other Boleyn Girl Sequel Planned

The producers of "The Other Boleyn Girl" are moving ahead with plans for a sequel reports The New York Post.Based on author Philippa Gregory's "The Boleyn Inheritance", the direct sequel chronicles the fourth and fifth marriages of King Henry...

Showgirl Berkley Joins Darko Sequel

Elizabeth Berkley and Briana Evigan have joined the "Donnie Darko" sequel "S. Darko" says Reuters.The story, set seven years after the first film, follows Donnie Darko's little sister Samantha (Daveigh Chase) who, in dealing with her broken family, flees...

Ninja Assassin Begins Production

Filming is underway on Ninja Assassin, being directed by James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) from a screenplay by Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski. Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski are producing, with Thomas Tull, Jon...

B-A-Y Says The Ouija Board

Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes will turn Hasbro's supernatural game "Ouija Board" into a major feature film for Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Although the specific log line for the film is being kept under wraps, the film will be...

Ford Talks Jack Ryan’s Return

Paramount's desire to restart their Jack Ryan franchise may be helped by the one star to have played the character more than once - Harrison Ford.Talking with The Sun, Ford admits the Tom Clancy-invented character is one of the...

Casting: Terminator, Transformers, Hell

"Garbage singer Shirley Manson has scored a regular role in the next season of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" on Fox. The Scottish songstress will play Catherine Weaver, the CEO of a cutting-edge high-tech company..." (full details)"Megan Fox,...

McAvoy To Play Bilbo In Hobbit?

The Daily Express reports that Scottish hunk and acclaimed 29-year-old thespian James McAvoy ("Atonement," "The Last King of Scotland") is the favourite to play the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro's "The Hobbit".According to the ...

Fourth Beverly Hills Cop Planned

Rocky, Rambo, Die Hard and Indiana Jones have made successful comebacks after long absences, thus the studios have begun dusting off their other 80's action franchises looking for milking more potential revenue streams out of their previously retired warhorses.According...

Scardapane Rewrites Ancient History

DreamWorks and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura have hired scribe Dario Scardapane ("Posse") to rewrite the action flick "Ancient History" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows a man who gets himself incarcerated so he can search for treasure hidden somewhere...

Iger Talks Quiet Prince Caspian

Whilst "Speed Racer" got all the press as the biggest May tentpole movie to bomb this year, another film has more notably underperformed - the second 'Narnia' movie "Prince Caspian".The original "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" scored...

Rodriguez Likes Women in Chains!

Director Robert Rodriguez and his "Grindhouse: Planet Terror" star Rose McGowan are shopping around a violent women's prison drama to the TV networks.AICN first broke the news on Monday and now The Hollywood Reporter has done a follow up...

Watchmen Freighter Details & Photo

A couple of new "Watchmen" updates have arrived with AICN posting a photo of the 1940's Minutemen in the project.The characters are the original 'Watchmen' in the 1980's set tale and are seen in photo (and possibly flashback). ...

Trades: Future, Wedding, Transformers

"Back to the Future" co-writer and producer Bob Gale has squashed recent rumors that a sequel or remake of the franchise is in the works. "'Is there ever be a Back To The Future Part IV?'... No. ...

Check Out Tom’s 44 Inch Chest

Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, Joanne Whalley and Melvil Poupaud have joined the British gangster drama "44 Inch Chest" says Variety.The story follows a jealous husband (Ray Winstone) and his friends who plot the kidnapping of his wife's young French...

James D’Arcy Plays Some Virtuality

James D'Arcy ("Master and Commander") has won the lead role in Fox's new sci-fi series "Virtuality" says Reuters."Battlestar Galactica" & "Star Trek: DS9" producer Ronald D. Moore created the series set upon Earth's first starship Phaeton which is on...

Is Fugit The New Spider-Man?

Last week came a report that Sony Pictures was looking into shooting the next two "Spider-Man" movies back-to-back based on James Vanderbilt's scripts.Now according to Latino Review, producers Laura Ziskin and Grant Curtis are looking at a new name...

Dafoe Joins The Cirque du Freak

Willem Dafoe recently joined the cast of Universal Pictures horror-fantasy "Cirque du Freak" reports ShockTillYouDrop.com.Paul Weitz ("About a Boy," "American Pie") helms the story of young Darren Shan who meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns...

Biopic Into The Shady Elvis Colonel

Producers David Permut and Steve Binder are planning a feature film adaptation of Alanna Nash's 2003 book "The Colonel" says Variety.The story follows a shadowy hustler on the carnival circuit who reinvented himself as Colonel Tom Parker, the Svengali...

Campus Faculty Gets Replaced

Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont ("Made of Honor") will rewrite and direct Sony Pictures teen comedy "Big Man on Campus" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story kicks off when the most popular girl in school is unexpectedly rejected by the...

McGregor Joins Amelia Biopic

Ewan McGregor has signed on to co-star in the Mira Nair-directed Amelia Earhart biopic "Amelia" for Fox Searchlight says Variety.The story centers on the legendary aviatrix (Hilary Swank) and chronicles her rise to fame, marriage to publisher George Putnam...

Lindsay Sloane Joins The Orgy

Lindsay Sloane ("The TV Set") has been cast as one of the female leads in Endgame Entertainment's "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" says The Hollywood Reporter.Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and Leslie Bibb star in the story of a 30-year-old...

The One and Only Chris Noth

Chris Noth ("Sex and the City") will star with Renee Zellweger in the Richard Loncraine-directed comedy "My One and Only" says Variety.Zellweger plays Anne Deveraux, a glamorous dreamer who travels from city to city looking for a wealthy man...

Acquisitions: Bashir, Kabluey, Cruelty

"Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights and select Latin American rights to the animated Israeli docu "Waltz With Bashir". Ari Folman's autobigraphical "Bashir" follows the director as he tries to recover blacked-out memories of his...

Routh Books A Table for Three

Starz Prods. has launched production of ensemble comedy "Table for Three," with Brandon Routh, Sophia Bush, Jesse Bradford, Jennifer Morrison, Johnny Galecki and Lisa Lapira says Variety.The story centers on a suddenly single young man who invites a "perfect...

Crystal Skull Tops Box-Office

The return of "Indiana Jones" this weekend broke records across the domestic and global box-office.'Crystal Skull' took in a four-day Memorial Day weekend haul of $126 million, making it the second biggest Memorial Day opening behind last year's "Pirates...

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