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Tranter Talks Who Film & Future

The BBC controller of fiction, Jane Tranter, has pointedly refused to rule out the possibility of a film version of "Doctor Who," the department's most successful drama series of recent years reports The Guardian.She's also hinted that actor David...

Simon West On A Thunder Run

Simon West ("Con Air," "Tomb Raider") will direct and produce an adaptation of David Zucchino's Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book "Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad" for Freedom Films and Emmett/Furla Films says Reuters.Los Angeles Times correspondent Zucchino's...

Trade Breaks: Eagle, Knight, Rider

"Universal Pictures has boarded Japanese actioner "Midnight Eagle" and will release the pic in North America this year. THE Izuru Narushima-helmed $10 million actioner sees a standoff between Japan and secret agents from an unknown foreign country, after...

More Justice League Plot Details

Entertainment Weekly has some details of the storyline for the upcoming "Justice League" feature:"What we have seen remains faithful to the comic book that first appeared in 1960. All seven original members of the Justice League -- Batman, Superman,...

Kite Runner Release Delayed

The release of "The Kite Runner" has been delayed six weeks because of fears for the safety of three of the movie's Afghan child actors says Paramount Vantage according to The Hollywood Reporter.In the film, based on the 2003...

Snipes Doing Art of War Sequel?

Moviehole reports that the trouble-plagued Wesley Snipes has spent the majority of October filming a sequel to his lacklustre 2000 actioneer "The Art of War".The original had Snipes playing Neil Shaw, an operative for a United Nations covert black...

Latest High-Def Format Volleys

After all the craziness of Paramount's switching to the HD-DVD only camp the other month, things have quietened down on the format war front with little talk about anything going on, short of New Line's decision to go dual...

Trade Breaks: Sex, Scream, Babysitters

"The "Sex and the City" movie will feature at least one flashback as teenage versions of the four characters have already been cast and photos of them on the set are available..." (full details)""Scream 4" has apparently been greenlit...

Clooney’s Leatherheads Delayed

Universal Pictures is delaying the wide release of George Clooney's 1920's football pic "Leatherheads" from December 7th to April 4th next year.Directed, co-written and toplined by Clooney, the romantic comedy involves the owner of a professional team who falls...

Todd Phillips Gets A Hangover

Warner Bros. has picked up Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's comedy spec script "Hangover" for Todd Phillips ("Road Trip," "Old School," "Starsky and Hutch") to direct and produce says the trades.The story follows three friends who lose the groom...

Fight Over Scorsese’s Wall Street

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. are scrabbling over a suitable co-production arrangement for director Martin Scorsese's next potential project "The Wolf of Wall Street" reports The Los Angeles Times.Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in the adaptation of the...

Fire Engulfs A Righteous Kill

A fire broke out on the Connecticut set of Jon Avnet's cop thriller "Righteous Kill" early Thursday reports the trades.Robert De Niro and Al Pacino play two New York City cops tracking down a vigilante who might be another...

Warners Enters The Shining City

Warner Bros. has pre-emptively acquired the rights to Seth Greenland's comedic novel "Shining City" says The Hollywood Reporter.The book centers on a recently unemployed suburban milquetoast dad whose brother dies and leaves behind a dry cleaning business.He discovers that...

Spanish Queens Get US Makeover

David A. Lee and Daniel Vaillancourt ("MTV's Undressed") have optioned the English-language remake rights to the 2005 Spanish-language feature film "Reinas" ("Queens") from Warner Bros. Spain reports Variety.The original comedy revolves around a fictional mass same-sex wedding in Spain....

The Random Spiel: October 4th 2007

New stills from I Am Legend, 30 Days of Night, Saw IV and some spoiler pics from the set of Sex and the City: The Movie.- New script reviews are up for Fiasco Heights and Tokyo Superpunch.-Some ...

Kruger Penning Transformers Sequel

A "Transformers" sequel is being rushed forward with both original scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and writer Ehren Kruger ("The Ring," "The Brothers Grimm") in negotiations to team to pen the screenplay for a whopping $5-7 million says...

McG & Diesel In Fourth Terminator?

CHUD reports that "Charlie's Angels" director McG is in talks to helm a fourth "Terminator" which is being rushed to be ready pre-strike.A script just got turned in last week to The Halcyon Company who are pushing this into...

Murphy, A Man Of A 1000 Words

Eddie Murphy and helmer Brian Robbins ("Norbit," "Starship Dave") are in final negotiations to reteam for the DreamWorks comedy "A Thousand Words" reports Variety.The story centers on a glib man who finds out that he has only 1,000 words...

Release Changes: October 4th 2007

'Zephyr' is back with another round of release date changes:Cassandra's Dream, the Woody Allen drama starring Colin Farrel and Ewan McGregor, will come out a month later on December 28th, 2007. It will still go wide on January...

Val Kilmer Is A Felon

Val Kilmer, Stephen Dorff, Sam Shepard, Harold Perrineau, Anne Archer and Marisol Nichols are in final negotiations to star in "Felon" reports New Mexico Business Weekly.The film concerns a family man who is convicted of killing an intruder but...

Casting Couch: Cohen, Cusack, Fry

"Sacha Baron Cohen is very keen on remaking the Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers 1968 cult comedy "The Party" which followed a bumbling Indian extra named Hrundri V. Bakshi attends an over-the-top Hollywood bash who totally disrupts everything. Producer-director Edwards...

Fragile Zombies Eat Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez ("Curandero") has signed on to direct zombie pic "Fragile" for Rogue Pictures reports Variety.Based on the graphic novel by Stephano Raffaele, story kicks off after an airborne virus has reduced much of the Earth's population to feral...

Polley & Brody Splice Up Life

Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody have joined the science fiction thriller "Splice" for Copperheart Entertainment & Gaumont reports Reuters.Helmed by Vincenzo Natali ("Cube," "Cypher"), the story explores a dark vision of the world of genetic engineering in which two...

Jericho Second Season Done

The seven-episode second season of "Jericho" has wrapped production reports TV Guide.According to producers, if "Kid Nation," "Cane," "Moonlight" or the upcoming "Viva Laughlin" falters in the ratings, CBS is considering open firing with "Jericho," and if not a...

Trade Breaks: Compass, Tourist, Rings

"New Line Cinema's The Golden Compass will have its exclusive worldwide trailer debut on October 9th at the opening of the celebrated Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center, officially kicking off the 2007-2008 holiday season. There will be a...

New Line Doing Brom’s Plucker

New Line Cinema has optioned "The Plucker," an illustrated novel by acclaimed artist Brom reports Variety.Published in 2005 by Harry Abrams, "The Plucker" revolves around a toy jack-in-the-box that awakens beneath its owner's bed and realizes it has been...

More Galactus For Surfer

Director Tim Story, currently promoting the DVD release of his "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," recently told Screen Rant his excuse for not showing more of galactic devourer Galactus in the film.In the comics the planet devouring...

Piven’s Cupid Resurrected At ABC

The short-lived Jeremy Piven-led ABC drama/comedy "Cupid" is making a comeback a decade on reports TV Squad."Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas was looking for a "Cupid"-esque show to do for ABC, and the network asked if he wanted to...

Portman Loves Both Brothers

Natalie Portman has signed on to star with Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in Jim Sheridan's love-triangle drama "Brothers" for Relativity Media reports Variety.Based on Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish-language film, the story centers on a man (Maguire) who is...

Forster Remaking British Jury

Fox 2000 has acquired rights to remake Granada-produced 2002 British miniseries "The Jury" with Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball," "The Kite Runner") directing and Beau Willimon ("Farragut North") writing the script reports Variety.The original mini, scripted by Peter Morgan ("The...

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