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Biggies Doing Tom Swift Film

Digital Studio Worldwide Biggies has acquired all rights to Simon & Schuster's long-running Tom Swift book series reports Variety.Swift, a problem-solving teenage genius born into a family of inventors, has had a wide following for decades, spanning some 100-plus...

Official Third Mummy Synopsis

Director Rob Cohen has posted on his blog the official synopsis for the anticipated "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", the third installment in Universal Pictures action franchise:The blockbuster global "Mummy" franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the...

Ruffalo Plans Island Escape

Mark Ruffalo will star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's drama "Shutter Island" for Paramount and Sony Pictures reports Reuters.Based on Dennis Lehane's 2004 novel, Ruffalo will play U.S. Marshal Chuck Aule, who travels with his new partner (DiCaprio)...

Chain Links Reed, Segan, David

Nikki Reed ("Lords of Dogtown," "thirteen"), Noah Segan ("Brick"), Keith David ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith") and Betsy Russell ("Saw III" & "Saw IV") will star in "Chain Letter" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows the chain-wielding killer Chain Man...

Li, Cusack Meet In Shanghai

Gong Li is set and John Cusack is in negotiations to star in "Shanghai," a period drama for The Weinstein Company reports Variety.Cusack is in talks to play an American who returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months...

New Line Lands On Planet 51

New Line Cinema has acquired the $60 million animated feature "Planet 51" from Handmade Films International and Ilion Animation Studios reports Reuters.Penned by Joe Stillman ("Shrek"), the story is set on Planet 51, whose inhabitants live in fear of...

The Random Spiel: November 26th 2007

New stills are out for Sweeney Todd, Rambo and Righteous Kill.- Kal Penn has confirmed that his mate Brandon Routh won't be cameoing in the upcoming "Harold and Kumar" sequel due to other commitments.- Posters are out for...

Crowe Sought For State of Play

Universal Pictures is keenly pursuing Russell Crowe to replace Brad Pitt as the star of its political thriller remake "State of Play" reports Variety.The role in question is that of Cal McCaffrey, a politician turned journalist who spearheads his...

Bolt Set For Next Thanksgiving

Disney Feature Animation's "Bolt" has been scheduled for a digital 3-D release next Thanksgiving says The Hollywood Reporter.Previously titled "American Dog," 'Bolt' is the story of a TV star dog named Bolt (John Travolta) who is accidentally shipped from...

Ambrose Replaces Williams In Wild

Lauren Ambrose (TV's "Six Feet Under") is set to voice one of the monsters in Spike Jonze's fantasy film "Where the Wild Things Are" for Warner Bros. Pictures says Reuters.An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book, Ambrose will play...

Star Trek Strike Problems

Screenwriter John August has been blogging from the picket lines of the Writer's Guild strike and a recent entry effectively shows how the strike is impacting those films which have made it into production - most notably J.J. Abrams...

Money Renewed, Journeyman Canned?

ABC's campy drama "Dirty Sexy Money" has been given a full-season pickup, the network having ordered nine more episodes of the show giving it a full 22-episode first season.The show joins the network's other full season pick-ups like "Private...

Jet Li Earns Warlords Megabucks

Jet Li is set to earn a whopping $13 million for his latest movie, a record for an actor in a Chinese-language film reports Reuters.Nearly half of the $40 million budget for "The Warlords" went to the cast, among...

Higgins In US Father Ted Remake

Comedic actor John Michael Higgins ("Best in Show," "Fred Claus") has been cast in the lead role of an American remake of cult Irish comedy "Father Ted."Higgins tells Teletext UK that "It's not on Craggy Island, it's a fishing...

Maggie Q Joins Wolverine

The IESB reports that Silver Fox, Wolverine's love interest, is going to be in the new prequel "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".They also report that Maggie Q ("Mission: Impossible III") is the top front runner for the role and may have...

Hasselhoff In New Knight Rider

David Hasselhoff is "in talks" to reprise his role in NBC's sequel to the 1980's crime-driven show "Knight Rider" reports TV.Com."The Young and the Restless" star Deanna Russo has been cast as the female lead for the film, which...

Christian Bale Joins Terminator 4

Ain't It Cool News reports that Batman himself Christian Bale is to become a part of the Terminator franchise next year.The site indicates that Bale has been cast as John Connor in the upcoming fourth feature film "Terminator Salvation:...

Pitt Departs State of Play

Brad Pitt pulled out of his pay or play deal for Universal's thriller "State of Play" this morning due to script concerns reports the trades, throwing the whole project onto shaky ground.The departure comes after a fortnight of meetings...

Watts Fights Angels & Demons

Naomi Watts will star opposite Tom Hanks in Ron Howard's "Angels & Demons," the prequel to "The Da Vinci Code" reports The New York Post.In "Angels," Robert Langdon (Hanks) tries to solve a murder and unravel a plot by...

Cage, Buscemi, Morgan Join G-Force

Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan are set for the lead voices in Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer's live-action/CG family feature "G-Force" says Reuters.The story follows a group of ultra-intelligent animal commandoes who work for a government agency trying...

Brewster Joins Fourth Furious Film

Jordana Brewster is in talks to reprise her role of Mia Toretto in the fourth "The Fast and the Furious" reports Moviehole.Mia was the sister of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and the love interest of undercover agent Brian (Paul...

Mark Waters Helms Seven Days

"Mean Girls" director Mark Waters is attached to helm the comedy-drama "Seven Days" for Universal Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.Joshua Ferris' script chronicles seven pivotal days in a man's life during the course of 20 years, with each segment...

Silver & DiCaprio Produce Orphan

Joel Silver and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to produce the thriller "Orphan" for Warner Bros. Pictures says ShockTillYouDrop.com.The story follows young mother Kate Coleman who is devastated by the loss of a baby and her inability to conceive again....

Miller Joins G.I. Joe Feature

Sienna Miller ("Stardust," "Factory Girl") is the first actor to officially be cast in Paramount Pictures' big-budget live-action film version of the "G.I. Joe" franchise reports Variety.The story is set at Brussels-based GIJOE, an acronym for the Global Integrated...

Ben Cross Is Sarek In Star Trek

Ben Cross ("Chariots of Fire," "First Knight") has been cast as Sarek, the Vulcan father of Spock in the upcoming "Star Trek" feature film says The Hollywood Reporter.Cross will be paired with Winona Ryder, portraying Spock's human mother Amanda...

Strike Delays Two More Films

The continuing writer's strike has claimed two more feature film casualties reports the trades.First up, Warner Bros. has called off its Johnny Depp-led drug drama "Shantaram". The Mira Nair-directed adaptation of the Gregory David Roberts novel was scheduled...

Trade Breaks: Bones, Thor, Star

"Peter Jackson's film adaptation of "The Lovely Bones" for Dreamworks has been slated for a March 13th 2009 release, whilst Fox's Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson comedy "Marley and Me" is scheduled for a December 19th 2008 release..." (full...

Singleton Obeys An Executive Order

John Singleton will direct the sci-fi thriller "Executive Order: Six" for Relativity reports Variety.Philip Eisner's script follows the residents of a small, snowbound town, who band together to fight a mysterious horror that turns out to be an alien...

Ellis Helms Fourth Final Destination

David R. Ellis ("Final Destination 2," "Cellular") has signed to direct and develop a fourth "Final Destination" says The Hollywood Reporter.This new entry in New Line's popular horror series will be shot in 3-D and will be a stand-alone...

Bobby Martinez Biopic Planned

Participant Prods. is teaming with State Street Pictures to produce a biopic about professional surfer Bobby Martinez reports Reuters.The coming-of-age story will follow the rise of Martinez from the gang-ridden streets of Southern California to the professional world of...

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