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Butler Plots Escape To New Line

It didn't take long for "Escape From New York" to be captured.New Line Cinema has landed the rights to the remake of the cult John Carpenter movie with Gerard Butler attached to star as Snake Plissken.A bidding war broke...

Zack Snyder On Where “Watchmen” Goes

In the wake of the success of "300", director Zack Snyder has become searingly hot property this week and he talked about his proposed plans for the "Watchmen" comic adaptation to Comic Book Resources:When Is It In ProductionI'm doing...

Don Cheadle Developing Five Films

Don Cheadle is getting busy, the acclaimed actor who stars in three films this Summer ("Ocean's Thirteen," "Reign Over Me," "Talk to Me") has locked half a dozen upcoming films which he'll produce and/or star in though his through...

Brandon Routh Injected Into Cracktown

Despite being cast as "Superman" and drawing raves for his work, Brandon Routh has been surprisingly quiet with little to nothing announced in the way of upcoming projects short of the "Superman" sequel and a cameo or two.Now it...

Tom Hanks Developing Pistorius Biopic

Tom Hanks is currently bidding on the story of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius for his Playtone company to produce reports The Chronicle Herald.Pistorius is the first runner who has came close to competing in the Olympic Games, even...

Casting: Bell, Shanks, Spielberg, Duchovny

"David Duchovny will take the lead in a new untitled series for Showtime about a writer (Duchovny) who juggles a 16-year-old daughter, an ex-wife whom he still cares for and an insatiable appetite for beautiful women. The series...

Rob Brown Takes The Express Lane

Rob Brown ("Finding Forrester," "Take the Lead") has been cast as the lead opposite Dennis Quaid in Universal's "The Express" reports Variety.Brown will play Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win a Heisman Trophy. The athlete, raised in poverty...

Jennifer Hudson Up For Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin recently revealed to Access Hollywood that a number of studios who have expressed interest in her life story.According to MSNBC, it seems that while talking about the casting possibilities, she confirmed that Hudson was one of the...

Trade Breaks: Oceans, Takedowns, Dreams

"Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Thirteen" will make its international bow at Cannes, screening out of competition. The studio and fest have yet to determine a date for the gala screening, with hopes that as many of the pic's lead...

Gabriel Macht Lost In A Whiteout

Gabriel Macht ("The Good Shepherd," "Because I Said So") will star opposite Kate Beckinsale in action-thriller "Whiteout," the first pic from Joel Silver's Warners-based Dark Castle Entertainment banner reports Variety.Based on Greg Rucka's comicbook miniseries, the story revolves around...

Surrogates Give Birth To Mostow

Disney has acquired rights to the graphic novel "The Surrogates" and will develop it into a sci-fi thriller that Jonathan Mostow will direct reports Superhero Hype.Mostow's "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" scribes Michael Ferris and John Brancato will...

Twelve Million Potter 7 Book Copies

The final Harry Potter book will have a record breaking, back breaking first printing of 12 million copies, Scholastic, Inc., announced Wednesday says Reuters.Scholastic also plans a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign in support of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,"...

Warner Bros. Are A Giver On Screen

Warner Bros. has acquired screen rights to Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning novel "The Giver" reports Variety.Story follows a 12-year-old boy living in a futuristic, emotionally suppressed utopian society. He's selected to bear his community's emotional history; as he's loaded...

Writer’s Block: Sex, Dorks, Path, Curse

"Scribe Eric Nicholas ("Alone with Her") will direct his $12 million thriller "The Weaker Sex". The story revolves around a group of college students who become stranded on a tropical island and soon fight each other in...

Craig & Moore Hysterical Over Blindness

Daniel Craig is in talks and Julianne Moore is in negotiations to star in the Fernando Meirelles helmed drama "Blindness" for Focus Features International says The Hollywood Reporter.Adapted by Don McKellar from Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's acclaimed novel,...

Shyamalan’s Happening Splits Costs

UTV Motion Pictures and 20th Century Fox are all set to co-finance and co-produce director M. Night Shyamalan's next project "The Happening."UTV and Fox will share the $57 million budget and be equal partners on all revenue streams of...

Zac Efron Is The Speed Racer?

"High School Musical" and "Hairspray" star Zac Efron is in talks to star in the title role of "Speed Racer" according to Just Jared.Zac was apparently granted permission by Disney to leave the "High School Musical 2" set for...

Marvel & Spidey Fight Over Jake?

Many boys and girls out there have a desire to see young hunk Jake Gyllenhaal in tight fitting spandex. Now, the only debate seems to be over what color scheme it will be.Coming close to nabbing the role...

The Random Spiel: March 14th 2007

Check out some 89 Production Stills from Showest including first looks at "The Accidental Husband", "Evening", "The Condemned" and pictured right - the Russell Crowe & Christian Bale western "3:10 to Yuma".- The rumoured description of the third...

Trade Breaks: Transformers, Bandits, Jagged

"Footage from the upcoming "Transformers" movie was screened at Showest, most notably the Scorponok sequence where the Scorpion-shaped robot attacked a team of soldiers (led by Josh Duhamel and Tyrese) in the Arabian desert..."(full details)"Intrepid Pictures has launched development...

Singer, Cruise & McQuarrie Plan Thriller

Stepping away from superheroes for his next project, Bryan Singer is set to return to the thriller genre with an original, multi-character ensemble thriller set during World War Two.The film finally re-teams Singer with his "The Usual Suspects" screenwriter...

The Death Instinct Of Depardieu

Gerard Depardieu has joined the cast of the first film in Jean-Francois Richet's two-film project about infamous gangster Jacques Mesrine says The Hollywood Reporter."L'Instinct de Mort" (Death Instinct) and "L'Ennemi Public no.1" (Public Enemy No. 1), penned by Abdel...

McGregor Finds An Incendiary Device

Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor and Matthew Macfadyen will star in Sharon Maguire's "Incendiary" $10 million contemporary drama about the emotional aftermath of a suicide bombing in London.Adapted from Chris Cleave's novel, the story follows a woman whose life is...

One More Time For Scarlett & Woody

Scarlett Johansson and Director Woody Allen are teaming up for a third time in Allen's upcoming Spain-set project reports Variety.The project marks her third starring role in Allen's past four films, his most frequent use of an actress since...

Modern Pirates Ensnare Frank Coraci

Helmer Frank Coraci ("Click") will helm 20th Century Fox's high-concept adventure-comedy "Part-Time Pirates" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story revolves around working-class guys who break free from their mundane lives and take to the high seas, raiding the yachts of...

Brideshead Smiles On Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell (TV's "The Ruby in the Smoke", "Cassandra's Dream") has joined the cast of helmer Julian Jarrold's new film adaptation of the classic "Brideshead Revisited" tale according to HanWay Films.Atwell will play Julia Flyte opposite Ben Whishaw and...

Tulia Turn For Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton will reunite with his "Monster's Ball" co-star Halle Berry in "Tulia," the Carl Franklin-directed drama for Lionsgate reports Variety.The film follows an ACLU lawyer's efforts to expose a corrupt and racially motivated rash of drug convictions...

Adaptations: Love, Season, Spanky

"Author Jonathan Lethem will give away the film option to his LA-based, music-themed novel "You Don't Love Me Yet" to a "select filmmaker". Rather than taking option up front, he wants to be paid 2% of...

Grab Free Tickets To Peaceful Warrior

Best Buy and Universal Pictures will give away up to $15 million in tickets to the March 30th nationwide theatrical release of Sobini Films' "Peaceful Warrior."Tickets for the first weekend's showings of the inspirational film adaptation of Dan Millman's...

Another Case Of Cabin Fever

"Hostel" director Eli Roth's debut feature "Cabin Fever", one of the more enjoyable horror comedy movies of late, is now getting a sequel according to the trade paper The Hollywood Reporter.The first film's leading man Rider Strong, and...

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