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Del Toro Talks The Hobbit Status

There was a lot of excitement back in January when it was announced that New Line Cinema was moving forward with plans for two films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" which Peter Jackson would produce and Guillermo del...

No Galactica Movie, Caprica Set

With the fourth and final season of "Battlestar Galactica" scheduled to air starting April 4th, producer Ronald D. Moore has been out banging the publicity drums for the series.In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter though, he says that...

Andromeda Strain Trailer Released

Stephen King's works often translate horribly to screen with only rare exceptions. The same goes for author Michael Crichton whose riveting novels like "Congo," "Sphere," "Timeline," and "Eaters of the Dead" became steaming piles of...

Lucas On Star Wars Live-Action Series

We know "Clone Wars" kicks off with the movie/pilot in August, but how's the live-action "Star Wars" television show progressing? George Lucas has spoken with Entertainment Weekly about just that this weekend.Lucas confirms that he's just starting to...

Paulsen Steers A Rocket Ship

Kopelson Entertainment has hired Tiffany Paulsen ("The Nanny Diaries") to write "Rocket Ship" says Variety.The story follows a father and son who move to New Mexico and uncover a large shiny object buried in the desert behind their home.The...

Nick Fury Out Of Iron Man?

At this weekend's Wizard World convention in Los Angeles, Comic Book Resources learned that Samuel L. Jackson's not-so-secret cameo as comic hero Nick Fury may not appear in the upcoming "Iron Man" film in May after all.Jackson definitely shot...

Collin Chou Is A Ninja Assassin

Collin Chou ("The Matrix" trilogy) tells SCI FI Wire that he will be one of four leads in the Joel Silver-produced fantasy feature "Ninja Assassin"."Matrix" creators Larry and Andy Wachowski will produce with "V for Vendetta" director James McTeigue...

Anthony Minghella Dead At 54

Oscar-winning British film director Anthony Minghella has passed away at 54 according to the Associated Press. Further details are not available at this time.The helmer started out as a script editor on "Grange Hill", writer for Jim Henson's...

Butler, Ferrera Voicing Dreamworks Dragon

Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and Christopher Mintz-Plasse have all signed on to voice roles in DreamWorks Animation's CGI fantasy feature "How to Train Your Dragon" reports the trades.Based on Cressida Cowell's first novel in the...

Natasha Henstridge Visits Anytown

"Species" and "Eli Stone" actress Natasha Henstridge has joined the cast of indie drama "Anytown" says The Hollywood Reporter.Henstridge will play a news anchor covering an attack on an Indian-American boy by two fellow high school students who videotape...

Cheryl Hines Exposes An Ugly Truth

Cheryl Hines ("RV," TV's "Curb Your Enthusiasm") has joined the cast of Lakeshore Entertainment and Sony Pictures romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth" says Variety.The story centers on a romantically challenged morning show producer (Katherine Heigl) who is reluctantly embroiled...

Christian Bale Talks Third Batman

With the upcoming release of the "Batman Begins" sequel "The Dark Knight", actor Christian Bale got speaking to Entertainment Weekly this week about the chances of his returning for a third turn under the cape and cowl.When 'Begins' was...

Steve Zahn Makes A Perfect Getaway

Steve Zahn will star in the action thriller "A Perfect Getaway" for Relativity Media and MGM says Reuters.Penned and to be directed by David Twohy ("Pitch Black," "The Arrival"), the story revolves around two newlyweds on their honeymoon in...

Warners & Mangold Hunt A Cyclops

Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to the Alexis Nolent graphic novel "Cyclops" and will develop it as a feature vehicle for helmer James Mangold ("Identity," "Walk the Line") reports Variety.Set in the near future, the actioner concerns mercenary...

Six Go For Better or for Worse

Chad Allen, Janeane Garofalo, Rebecca Gayheart, Soleil Moon Frye, Patrick Muldoon and Brad Rowe are attached to star in the indie screwball comedy "For Better or for Worse" for Kops-Tunick Productions says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows a pair...

Three Oscar Hopefuls Set A Date

'Zephyr' is back with news of release dates for three Oscar hopefuls - at least the most obvious ones considering the subject matter and the people involved:Frost/Nixon: The Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the award-winning play starring Sam Rockwell, Michael...

Antin Helms High School-Set Musical

Steven Antin ("Gloria," "Chasing Papi") will write and direct an untitled music-driven project for Disney Pictures along with music and musical producer Scott Sanders reports Variety.Antin said the title and plot of the musical were being kept under wraps...

Orlando Bloom Needs No Education

Orlando Bloom has pulled out of Lone Scherfig's "An Education" due to scheduling conflicts says The Hollywood Reporter.The coming-of-age drama is set in early 1960s London, and centers on a 17-year-old girl whose suburban life is about to be...

David Zandi Wanted For Persia

David K. Zandi is a movie executive with an interesting background - he's a genuine Persian prince.As one of the last male members of the Zand dynasty, the multi-talented Zandi has fencing, Roman sword fighting, equestrian, acting and modeling...

Leterrier Talks Hulk Trailer, Fight

Director Louis Leterrier recently talked through "The Incredible Hulk teaser trailer with Empire Magazine and revealed some interesting new facts.Most notable, and my personal main problem with the trailer, is the rather hokey looking CG being used to create...

Silver On Speed, Ninja, Guys

Joel Silver talked to Collider at Showest this week and confirms that the upcoming "Speed Racer" will definitely be a PG-rated movie.He also says that shooting on "Ninja Assassin" begins in about six weeks. The project is directed...

Trade Breaks: Tintin, Davitian, Vegas

"Andy Serkis confirms that shooting on the first "Tintin" film begins in September and this is the one that Steven Spielberg is directing..." (full details)"Ken Davitian ("Borat," "Get Smart") will star in Fox's upcoming Bernie Mac comedy "Starting Under"....

Raimi’s First Rule Is Popular

"Wizard's First Rule", the Sam Raimi-produced weekly hourlong action/fantasy series series based on the "Sword of Truth" books by Terry Goodkind, is set to premiere in syndication in all of the top 50 markets in the US.According to Variety,...

Segal Talks Shazam Comedy Stylings

"Get Smart" Director Peter Segal has confirmed to First Showing that he just received a new draft from John August of the "Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam" script which deals with Captain Marvel.More importantly however, he's answered...

Release Date Changes: March 17th 2008

'Zephyr' is back with some release date changes in the past few days:Hounddog: The Dakota Fanning drama that caused an uproar over the sexual content involving the actress, including a rape scene, will finally come out on July...

Headey Joins Poe-Inspired Tell-Tale

Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "300") is joining the psychological thriller "Tell-Tale" for Scott Free Productions reports Coming Soon.Loosely inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe story "The Tell-Tale Heart," this contemporized adaptation has Josh Lucas starring...

Dark Horse and Universal Teaming Up

Universal and Dark Horse Entertainment have signed a three-year production and distribution agreement, effectively giving Universal access to all Dark Horse characters and properties reports the trades.The biggest independent comic book company outside of Marvel and DC, Dark Horse...

Rupert Friend Romances Cheri

Rupert Friend ("Pride & Prejudice," "The Young Victoria") is joining Stephen Frears' French romantic period drama "Cheri" for Miramax and Pathe says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on Colette's provocative 1920 novel, Kathy Bates is in final negotiations to play famed...

Wolverine Behind-The-Scenes Issues

* * * Updated 8:25pm * * *With production underway at Fox Studios in Sydney on "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", a new rumor has emerged that someone new is coming into the fold in an important capacity.Unlike in the past...

Miramax & Rudin Lead A Lush Life

Miramax Films and producer Scott Rudin ("No Country for Old Men") have acquired screen rights to the Richard Price novel "Lush Life" reports Variety."Lush Life" is set up as a police procedural in which a restaurant manager and his...

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