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Rice’s Jesus Spreads The Word

IGN Movies reports that plans are underway to bring Anne Rice's novel "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" to the big screen.Good News Holdings, backed by a man named George Barna, is going to produce the film and shoot...

John Le Carre’s Song Gets Played

Following its successful adaptation of John Le Carre's "The Constant Gardener", Potboiler Productions is preparing a new film based on Le Carre's latest book, "The Mission Song" reports UK Teletext.Set against the background of the chaotic East Congo, the...

Paramount Buys Into The New Reich

Paramount Pictures has optioned "The Rules of Deception," the first of a two-novel series by Christopher Reich ("The Patriot's Club"). Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce reports Variety.Story follows a physician for Doctors Without Borders who shares an addiction to...

Travolta Briefly Talks Hogs Sequel

John Travolta refused to confirm that phenomenally successful middle-aged men turned biker comedy "Wild Hogs" will have a sequel reports UK Teletext.The actor explained: "We thought Hogs would take around $20, it actually did $39.7m.It broke all sorts of...

Wahlberg Set For Shyamalan’s Happening

Twentieth Century Fox will release M. Night Shyamalan's paranoia thriller, "The Happening," worldwide on Friday June 13th 2008.Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the film about a family on the run from an apocalyptic threat to humanity. Shyamalan wrote...

Hilary Swank Gets Frisky With Strangers

Hilary Swank will produce and potentially star in a remake of Patrice Leconte's 2004 French film "Intimate Strangers" for Paramount Pictures reports Variety."Intimate Strangers" is the story of a woman who believes she is going to visit her new...

Paula Patton Does It With Mirrors

Paula Patton ("Deja Vu," "Idlewild") has signed on to star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in 20th Century Fox's "Mirrors," which Alexandre Aja ("The Hills Have Eyes," "High Tension") is directing.The story centers on a cop-turned-department store security guard who discovers...

Rod Lurie Goes To The Dogs

Rod Lurie ("The Contender," TV's "Commander-in-Chief") is on board to direct a remake of the 1971 thriller "Straw Dogs" for Screen Gems says The Hollywood Reporter.The original, directed by Sam Peckinpah, revolved around a young American and his English...

Leoni & Duchovny Are Digest Dreamers

Tea Leoni and David Duchovny will produce "American Dreamers", the story of Reader's Digest founders DeWitt Wallace and Lila Acheson Wallace reports Variety.Based on the book by former Digest editor Peter Canning, it covers how the magazine's idealistic goals...

Best Time In The Sack? Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys has signed on to star with Keira Knightley and Lindsay Lohan in "The Best Time of Our Lives" for Capitol Films.The story follows the relationships between Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Rhys), his wife Caitlin...

Trade Breaks: Kid, Mortadelo, Hope

"Montecito Pictures and DreamWorks have picked up "The Creepy Kid," a comedy spec from scribes Ethan Furman and Adam Farasati. The logline is being kept under wraps, though it has been described as "Big Daddy" meets "The Exorcist."...

David O. Russell Climbs A Hill

David O. Russell ("Three Kings," "I Heart Huckabees") is adapting and is attached to direct the subversive Washington comedy "Sammy's Hill" for Sony Pictures and Red Wagon says The Hollywood Reporter.The project, based on Kristin Gore's inside-the-Beltway novel, centers...

Gosnell Declares War On Oprah’s Hobby

The Weinstein Company has attached "Scooby-Doo" & "Never Been Kissed" helmer Raja Gosnell to direct romantic comedy "The Book Club" reports Variety.Story concerns a man discovering the dirty secrets of an all-female book club. He enlists their help in...

Jellyfish Don’t Like Fool’s Gold

Irukandji jellyfish, among the world's most toxic creatures, is spreading along Australia's coastline as a result of global warming reports The Telegraph.Their discovery has halted production of a Hollywood film "Fool's Gold" starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, who...

The Random Spiel: March 29th 2007

The Bryan Singer/Tom Cruise WW2 film is going by the name "Valkyrie" says The Guardian. This is the codename for the Hitler assassination project, named after the Richard Wagner opera.- The first artwork from Miyazaki's "Ponyo on...

Jim Carrey Takes Some Me Time

Jim Carrey will produce and potentially star in the comedy "Me Time" for 20th Century Fox reports Variety.Ian Roberts and Jay Martel ("Air Guitar Nation") penned the script which revolves around a writer penning a book about his great...

Mirren and Harris Uncover Treasure

Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Ed Harris have joined the cast of Disney's action-adventure sequel "National Treasure: The Book of Secrets" which is now filming.Nicolas Cage reprises his role as the treasure-hunting Ben Gates. Mirren will play Emily...

Sequels: Potter, Kombat, X-Files, 28

Lots of talk about potential sequels in the last 48 hours. Some sounds enticing, some far too hopeful, and others just plain ridiculous.First up, "Harry Potter". Along with some pretty spectacular cover art for the three versions...

Fireflies Buzz All-Star Quintet

Willem Dafoe, Hayden Panettiere, Shannon Lucio, Ioan Gruffudd and George Newbern are joining the ensemble cast of Senator Entertainment's "Fireflies in the Garden" says Reuters.Carrie Anne Moss, Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts and Emily Watson already star in the film...

Ice Cube Requires Some Tough Love

Dimension Films has picked up comedy script "Tough Love" from writers Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson, with Ice Cube attached to star and Thomas Carter ("Coach Carter") to direct says The Hollywood Reporter.Inspired by the life of former New...

From Dreams To Wings For Hudson

They won this year's best actor and supporting actress Oscars, now they may be playing father and daughter it seems.Jennifer Hudson ("Dreamgirls") is tipped to be playing the daughter of Forest Whitaker's character in "Winged Creatures."The Rowan Woods-directed adaptation...

Elizabeth Banks On Barb Comedy

Elizabeth Banks ("Seabiscuit," "Spider-Man 3") will star in and produce the Universal romantic comedy "What About Barb" reports Variety.The story follows a socialite who must allow her uncouth cousin to be maid of honor so her nouveau riche uncle...

Trades: Dick, Days, Cottage, Bingen

"Dickhouse Prods., the home of "Jackass" producers Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, has signed a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures/MTV Films. Dickhouse will develop and produce comedies and possible horror projects as starring vehicles for Knoxville...

Anderson Still Locked In Castlevania

Despite recent rumors to the contrary, genre filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson tells IGN Movies that he is still very much involved with the planned movie version of the classic videogame "Castlevania.""Both Death Race and Castlevania are set up at...

Dennis Dugan Messes With Zohan

Director Dennis Dugan ("Happy Gilmore," "Big Daddy") is set to reteam with Adam Sandler in Sony Pictures' "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" says The Hollywood Reporter.The film centers on a Mossad agent (Sandler) who fakes his death so...

Writer’s Block: Phenom, Sister, Class

"Screen Gems has acquired the Charles Murray spec script "Phenom," and set singer-actor Chris Brown to star. Brown will play a standout high school basketball player who goes pro as the press discovers he's the illegitimate son...

Mateo Gil Plans Pedro Paramo Adaptation

Scribe Mateo Gil ("Nobody Knows Anybody") will write and direct a bigscreen adaptation of Juan Rulfo's novel "Pedro Paramo," a seminal work in modern Latin American literature reports Variety.Rulfo's 1955 "Pedro Paramo" follows narrator Juan Preciado to his mother's...

Tarantino Mulls Bastards On The Road

Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards" looks to "probably be the very next thing I do" said the "Grindhouse" director to Slash Film at a junket earlier this week."Robert will probably be doing Sin City 2 coming up fairly shortly. ...

Cusack and Hayes Are Humping Igor

John Cusack and Sean Hayes have joined the voice cast of Exodus Film Group's CG-animated feature comedy "Igor" says The Hollywood Reporter.Cusack replaces Christian Slater as the voice of title characterf Igor, a gifted scientist who is born with...

Oscar-Winner Whitaker Becomes A Watchman

Forest Whitaker is in final negotiations to reteam with Fox Searchlight for "The Night Watchman," his first project since he won the Oscar a few weeks back for "The Last King of Scotland."Based on an original idea by "L.A...

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