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A Griffin Flies In Parallel

Parallel Entertainment Pictures ("Delta Farce") has acquired film rights to "Drive" novelist James Sallis' series of Lew Griffin crime novels.Griffin is a New Orleans-based, world-weary, African-American literature professor and former private investigator who works to unravel missing-persons cases while...

Katzenberg Says Only Two More Shreks

DreamWorks Animation plans to produce two more Shrek movies before shutting down the franchise, CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told The Age this week."It's a finite story, has been from the beginning and I think that's part of its integrity, part...

Dane Cook Does A No. 2

Dane Cook is in negotiations to star in and produce the comedy "Bachelor No. 2" for Lionsgate says The Hollywood Reporter.Penned by Jordan B. Cahan, the script focuses on a man named Tank, known for being hired to take...

Trade Breaks: Depp, Elric, Cadillac

"Johnny Depp is lined up to play murdered Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in Warner Bros. film version of his life according to his widow at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend. Michael Mann is being tipped as...

Mirren To Visit The Gaza Strip

The Times Online reports that Helen Mirren will star in "Gaza," a drama set in the strife-torn Gaza Strip.Mirren will play one of the few Jewish women left in the Strip. Her daughter, a journalist, is having a relationship...

Last House Gets First Director

Dennis Iliadis ("Hardcore") is in negotiations to direct Rogue Pictures' remake of the 1972 horror flick "The Last House on the Left."Adam Alleca ("Home") has been hired to rewrite the script, which tells the story of a pair of...

Good Old Catweazle Makes A Comeback

Niama Filmproduktion are teaming with Paul Knight and Richard Carpenter on "Catweazle," a feature film based on the 1970s British TV series reports Variety.Directed by John Henderson, the German and British co-production recounts the magical adventures of the eccentric...

The Random Spiel: May 29th 2007

Snazzy new international posters for "Transformers" show off three facial close-ups of the robots.-Now this is how to do movie viral marketing - Judd Apatow has promoted his comedy "Knocked Up" opening this week via video spoof of...

Gaiman Handles His Own Death

If all goes well, acclaimed comic author Neil Gaiman will be directing his first feature film later this year - an adaptation of his "Death: The High Cost of Living" mini-series.Gaiman met with Guillermo del Toro a few weeks...

Knightley Playing Princess Diana?

A controversial book about Princess Diana has lead to a major bidding war and Keira Knightley already being wooed to play the late Princess of Wales reports The Sun."Diana And The Paparazzi" tells her life story and focuses on...

Woolmer’s Death Turns Bollywood Film

Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt will make "Jannat" (Paradise), based on the mystery surrounding the death of cricket coach Bob Paradise at this year's World Cup reports Reuters.Bhatt plans to explore the death of the coach that shook the cricket...

Trade Breaks: Stigmata, Runoff, Brothers

"MGM and producer Frank Mancuso Jr. are currently developing a sequel to the 1999 religious thriller "Stigmata." The original, directed by Rupert Wainwright (The Fog), told the story of Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette), a young woman suffering from...

Gans Helms Onimusha Adaptation

IGN News is reporting that Christophe Gans ("Silent Hill") has signed on to direct a $70 million big screen version of the Capcom action title "Onimusha."The story focuses on a 16th Century Samurai who is after a resurrected...

Woody Allen Is On The Nose?

"Match Point" may have revived his career, but it was only a temporary reprieve for Woody Allen."Scoop," his effort last year starring Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson, failed to get a UK release despite the talents involved.Now according to...

Trade Breaks: Control, Park, Phoenix

"The Weinstein Co. has acquired North American rights to the drama "Control," centered on former Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Harvey Weinstein announced the deal Monday on the heels of the pic winning the nod for top European...

Pirates Breaks Global Records

It may not have beaten "Spider-Man 3" on the domestic front, but in international waters the "Pirates" truly stuck it up Peter Parker's booty.The third "Pirates" landed $245 million overseas in 102 markets in its first six days through...

Feverpitch Sets Up New Projects

Jeffrey D. Erb and Joe Nicolo have set up Feverpitch Pictures with the plan to produce 2-4 low budget efforts per year reports Variety. On their current slate:- "American Pie" star Thomas Ian Nicholas and "CSI: Miami" thesp...

Woo Wins The Gold With Ninja

John Woo is attached to direct and produce the video game adaptation "Ninja Gold" for Fox Atomic reports Reuters."Ninja" centers on a ninja warrior, part of a centuries-old legacy and bloodline, forced to confront the reality of covert warfare...

Takes Months To Find A Cannes Winner

The Cannes Film Festival is over for another year, and this year's Palme d'Or went to Romanian director Cristian Mungiu's abortion drama "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days."Second place Grand Prix went to Japanese underdog "Mogari No Mori"...

Dark Knight Films Scenes In IMAX

Various 35mm-lensed features have previously been remastered to screen in Imax theaters, but now Director Christopher Nolan will deliberately film four sequences of "The Dark Knight" with Imax cameras.The "Batman Begins" sequel will mark the first major feature to...

Meloni & Franco Spend Nights Together

Christopher Meloni and James Franco have been cast opposite Diane Lane and Richard Gere in Warner Bros. Pictures' romantic drama "Nights in Rodanthe" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on Nicholas Sparks novel, the story sees a doctor (Gere) stop at...

Cusack, O’Donnell Open Kit

HBO Films has assembled a formidable ensemble cast for the Depression-era feature "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery," which is being released by Picturehouse, HBO's venture with New Line Cinema.Joan Cusack, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond and Wallace Shawn are...

Pirates Wins, But Not The Big Record

It will break the biggest opening Memorial Day weekend record, but the third "Pirates" sadly seems to have scored the silver in this month of record breaking openings falling far short of not just Spidey 3's $150m opening, but...

Potter Filming & Phoenix Runtime

Warner Bros. Pictures is scouting locations for the upcoming sixth 'Potter' film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in Scotland reports newspaper Scotland on Sunday.The scenes are expected to be the cliff scenes leading to the ...

New Directors Run To Vegas

Latino Review has an exclusive report on two new major directing gigs for upcoming films:Tom Vaughan ("Starter For Ten") has replaced Julian Farino to helm Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz comedy "What Happens In Vegas" for 20th Century Fox.More...

Lohan, Dawson & Tatum Turn Poor

Car wrecker Lindsay Lohan, along with Rosario Dawson and Channing Tatum, have joined the cast of Ash Baron Cohen's grandma gang comedy "Poor Things" says Variety.Trent Haaga's script was inspired by real news events and crime scandals surrounding recent...

Freema NOT Leaving Doctor Who

The Sun released an article on Friday saying that solid sources told them that Freema Agyeman, who plays the new companion Martha Jones on "Doctor Who" this season, was to be 'lost in time' at the end of the...

Pirates Takes $43 Million On Friday

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" took in a smashing $43 million on Friday, not including an additional $14 million earned in the few hours of the Thursday night before previews. The result is an even $57 million...

Tom Cruise Feels The Thunder

Tom Cruise is tipped to be making a secret cameo as - wait for it - the head of a film studio in a new Ben Stiller comedy says The Hollywood Reporter."Tropic Thunder" already stars Stiller, Robert Downey Jr.,...

Big Brothers Delayed With Rewrites

The Luke Greenfield-directed comedy "Big Brothers," starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, has been put on hiatus midway through filming.Speaking with MTV Movies Blog, Rudd says "It's kind of going through this whole rewrite right now. So that's...

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