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Make Your Own Version Of Nines

During Sundance, John August revealed a surprisingly ambitious plan for his directorial debut "The Nines" that will co-incide with the DVD release - a release of all the raw footage from the film that amateur filmmakers could pop...

Tim Kring Answers “Heroes” Finale Questions

After the season finale of "Heroes" on Monday night, show creator Tim Kring answered fan questions on his live blog about the upcoming six-episode spin-off "Origins" and also dropped some hints about next season:In regards to Origins: ""The idea...

Jay Roach Directs New Comedy Pitch

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up an original comedy project from Ken Kaufman ("The Missing," "Space Cowboys"), with "Meet the Parents" helmer Jay Roach on board to direct and produce says The Hollywood Reporter.The dark comedy follows two party-loving...

Cedric Joins The Night Watch

After completing work on the upcoming Malcolm Lee-directed comedy "The Better Man," Cedric the Entertainer will play a serious role in the upcoming drama "Night Watch" opposite Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker.Cedric tells Blackfilm that "I play an informant...

Trade Breaks: Blade, Caramel, Blindness

"Plans are in the works for 4k restorations of a number of films from the Warner Bros. vault, including "Blade Runner," "Bonnie and Clyde," "Cool Hand Luke" and the Dirty Harry films "Magnum Force" and "Sudden Impact." Plan...

Christopher Lee Cut From Todd

Christopher Lee and a number of other characters have been cut from the upcoming "Sweeney Todd" film starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter reports Playbill.A DreamWorks Studios representative confirmed reports that the ghost characters -- including Lee's "Gentleman...

Boreanaz & Gugino Declare Victory

Carla Gugino and David Boreanaz are teaming to star in the basketball drama "Our Lady of Victory."This follows the true story of sassy newlywed Cathy Rush (Gugino), who becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college...

Pompeii Pre-Sold Across Globe

Summit Entertainment has closed multiple presales on Roman Polanski's "Pompeii" after negotiating a co-production and financing deal with Constantin Film says The Hollywood Reporter.The big-budget epic is an adaptation of Robert Harris' best-selling novel set in the final days...

McTiernan & Urban Go For A Run

Director John McTiernan ("Die Hard," "Predator") will helm the $30 million action-thriller "Run" for Arclight Films reports Variety.Karl Urban ("Pathfinder," "Doom," "The Bourne Supremacy") will star as an Interpol agent who, while pursuing a murder suspect, uncovers a fraud...

Mike Myers Has A Secret Life

Mike Myers is attached to long-in-the works remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye classic "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at 20th Century Fox.The story centers on a quintessential daydreamer whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the...

Daniel Craig Experiences Flashbacks

James Bond star Daniel Craig will produce and play a fading Hollywood star (aren't there plenty of those available?) in "Flashbacks of a Fool" reports Reuters.Music video helmer Baillie Walsh make his feature directorial debut on the film based...

New Nutcracker Adaptation Planned

John Turturro, Nathan Lane and Elle Fanning are set to star in a $65 million fantasy musical inspired by Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" reports Variety.Russian helmer Andrei Konchalovsky will helm "Nutcracker -- The Untold Story" whichl will based on...

Star Wars Movie Talk Shot Down

A report a few weeks back that TV movies were in the works based on the "Star Wars" franchise have been officially shot down.Talking with Movieweb, Lucasfilm fan relations head Steve Sansweet dismissed the talk and cleared up the...

McQuarrie Visits No Man’s Land

"The Usual Suspects" scribe Chris McQuarrie, who recently did the WWII project "Valkyrie," is turning his attention to that other Great war reports Variety.Battlefield drama "No Man's Land" is a big budget WWI epic using three fictional characters to...

Trade Breaks: Watchmen, Shrek, Knight

"A long-time source for AICN indicates that in the upcoming "Watchmen" adaptation directed by Zack Snuder, Night Owl is tipped to be played by Patrick Wilson, Ozymandias is looking like Jude Law, and Doctor Manhattan might be Keanu Reeves..."...

Branagh Rides With The Valkyrie

Kenneth Branagh will star with Tom Cruise in the Bryan Singer-directed WWII drama "Valkyrie" for United Artists reports Variety.Branagh will play a German general who mentors Cruise's character and hatches a plan to assassinate Hitler.Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander...

Rodriguez Helms New Look Barbarella

Robert Rodriguez has signed on to direct Universal's new adaptation of the classic sci-fi comic book "Barbarella."Immortalized in the famous campy 1968 movie starring Jane Fonda, plans are to rush the new film out in time for a release...

Cannes News: Chorus, Daydreams, Jump

"James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo ("The Year of Yao") are bringing a documentary about the iconic Broadway musical "A Chorus Line" to the big screen. The doco chronicles the making of the current Broadway revival of...

Gere Relates A Dog’s Tale

Richard Gere will star in and produce "Hachiko: A Dog's Story," an Inferno Entertainment drama that will begin production in September reports Screen Daily.inspired by the 1987 Japanese film "Hachiko monogatari," Gere will play a college professor who takes...

LaBelle & Ciara Want To Sing!

Ciara, Patti LaBelle and Lynn Whitfield will star in Fox Faith & CodeBlack Entertainment's "Mama, I Want to Sing!," the feature adaptation of the Off-Broadway gospel musical reports Variety.The story follows a preacher's daughter, who rises from the church...

Acquisitions: Friday, Taxi, Flash

"Sony Pictures Worldwide as picked up rights to Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of "The Long Good Friday" for global distribution. The cost? A whopping $25 million-$30 million. The studio paid a cool $11.5 million for the Joaquin...

Niki Caro Has All The Luck

Niki Caro ("North Country," "Whale Rider") is set to direct a film adaptation of Elizabeth Knox's novel "The Vintner's Luck" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story revolves around a peasant winemaker in 19th century France as he grapples with the...

Hughes Brothers Book Eli

Albert and Allen Hughes ("From Hell") will direct the postapocalyptic Western "The Book of Eli" for Warner Bros. Pictures.Gary Whitta's script centers on a lone hero who must fight his way across the wasteland of postapocalyptic America to protect...

The Random Spiel: May 21st 2007

Chris Sivertson has some very complimentary things to say about Lindsay Lohan who starred in his recent flick "I Know Who Killed Me".-Big presentations for "Beowulf" and "Iron Man" and minor announcements for "Indiana Jones IV" and "The...

A Near Hour-Long Chase In Power

"Speed" helmer Jan de Bont's "Stopping Power" has sold in a few overseas territories, and a domestic distributor is expected to be locked by next week reports Variety.John Cusack stars as an American tourist whose daughter is kidnapped. An...

Hall Talks Dark Knight Shoot

Having shaken off his brat pack image thanks to the success of USA Network's hit cable series "The Dead Zone," Anthony Michael Hall has talked about one of his other roles - a supporting turn in the upcoming "Batman...

Simm Spends Days With Winterbottom

With "Life on Mars" now over and a cushy recurring gig as the new form of an old nemesis of David Tennant's Time Lord on "Doctor Who," British thesp John Simm has slotted in another project under his belt.Simm...

Depp Still Keen On More Pirates

Out doing promotions for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" last year, Johnny Depp indicated he'd be keen on going ahead with further sequels beyond the third film with his Jack Sparrow character.A year on, he hasn't changed...

Trade Breaks: Trailers, Garden, je t’aime

"New trailers for "National Treasure 2," "The Golden Compass," "Surf's Up" and "The Simpsons Movie" along with existing trailers for "Oceans 13" and "Transformers" are expected to be attached to this week's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."...

Goldie Hawn Rises From The Ashes

Goldie Hawn will star alongside hubby Kurt Russell as well as make her directorial debut on the comedy "Ashes to Ashes" reports Variety.The story centers on a woman who travels through India to Kathmandu to bury her husband's ashes...

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