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English Remake Of Uncertain Guest

Rodar y Rodar has teamed with Becker Intl. to produce an $8.3 million English-language remake of Guillem Morales' 2005 psychological thriller "El habitante incierto" (The Uncertain Guest).The producers aim to work with some of the original's crew, shoot mostly...

Lynch & Vilanch Get Gay Loved

Jane Lynch ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Best in Show") and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch have joined the ensemble cast of the gay-themed coming-of-age indie "Tru Loved" says The Hollywood Reporter.Tru (Najarra Townsend) plays the straight daughter of a lesbian couple...

Trade Breaks: Silent, Fay, Brosnan

""Silent Hill" screenwriter Roger Avary has confirmed that he won't be doing a sequel to the video game adaptation since director Christophe Gans is not on board..." (full details)"Universal has picked up an untitled comedy pitch from Cameron Fay....

Controversial Anatomist Film Planned

Stone Village Pictures will produce an adaptation of controversial comic novel "The Anatomist," based on the true story of the 16th century surgeon who discovered the clitoris says The Hollywood Reporter.Federico Andahazi's book tells the fictionalized life story of...

Ray Liotta Is Feeling Blue

Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker and Jessica Biel will team for "Powder Blue" reports Variety.Written and directed by Timothy Linh Bui, the ensemble drama concerns four troubled people who connect on Christmas Eve.Liotta will play an ex-con who has been...

Terminator 4 In Legal Limbo

T Asset has sued MGM and claim the studio is interfering with their right to negotiate for the distribution of the planned fourth installment of the highly successful series reports the trades.T Asset is a subsiduary of Halcyon Co....

Rod Lurie Shows The Truth

Rod Lurie ("The Contender") will next direct "Nothing but the Truth," a drama he scripted about a D.C.-based female newspaper reporter who outs a CIA agent and is imprisoned for refusing to reveal her source reports Variety.An October production...

Fox Pulls Out Of Comic Con

Twentieth Century Fox pulled plans to sneak peeks some of its high-profile projects at Comic-Con yesterday, a week shy of the massive movie fan convention in San Diego.The studio previously announced plans for a panel next Friday in the...

Walden Picks Up Mega-Surfing Pitch

Walden Media has picked up a untitled treatment by Jim Meenaghan and Brandon Hooper for a feature that is set against the backdrop of Maverick's, home to one of the largest and most dangerous surf breaks on the planet...

Valkyrie Begins Production

United Artists Entertainment has announced the kick off of shooting today in Berlin on "Valkyrie," a suspense thriller based on the true story of a plot by German officers to assassinate Hitler in 1944.Directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual...

Trade Breaks: Harold, Saw, Major

"Spencer Breslin will play the title role in high school comedy "Harold." The story follows a prematurely balding student trying to adapt to a new high school. Cuba Gooding Jr. will portray a janitor who befriends the teased teen....

Simpsons Movie Pagan Controversy

Chalk up another brilliant move on the FOX marketing department for their "Simpsons" movie work.A minor controversy is erupting over a 180ft long paint outline of Homer Simpson brandishing a doughnut in a British grass field.The drawing has been...

Howard To Direct Emperor’s Children

Ron Howard will helm Universal's adaptation of Claire Messud's 2006 novel "The Emperor's Children" reports Variety.Adapted by Noah Baumbach ("Margot at the Wedding," "The Squid and the Whale"), the story follows East Coast Ivy League grads approaching their thirties...

Valkyrie & Monsters Date Changes

'Zephyr' is back with some rather juicy release date information:"Feast of Love, an MGM romance starring Selma Blair, Greg Kinnear, and Morgan Freeman, has been delayed two weeks from September 14th to September 28th.Valkyrie, the much-publicized Bryan Singer-directed WWII...

Two More Experience A Happening

Both John Leguizamo and Spencer Breslin ("The Santa Clause 2," "The Cat in the Hat") have been cast in 20th Century Fox thriller "The Happening," directed by M. Night Shyamalan.Mark Wahlberg plays a man who takes his family on...

Lopez Signs Up For Three Films

Comedian George Lopez has signed up for two new projects says The Hollywood Reporter.First up is the Mark Pellington-directed dramedy "Henry Poole Is Here." Based on an original screenplay by Albert Torres, the story centers on a man...

Tolkin To Adapt Nine Musical

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and novelist Michael Tolkin ("Changing Lanes," "The Player") will adapt the 1982 Broadway musical "Nine" for the Weinstein Company reports Variety.The original musical, based on the Fellini film "8½", follows the life of famous film director Guido...

James Bond Returns To The UK

007 is coming home. Eon has informed Prague's Barrandov Studios, where much of "Casino Royale" was shot, will not be used for the next film in the series reports Variety.Instead the franchise's old home of Pinewood Studios in...

Jared Leto Is A Nobody

Jared Leto and Sarah Polley will star in the multilayered romantic drama "Mr. Nobody" says The Hollywood Reporter.Set in the not-so-distant future, the story follows Nemo Nobody (Leto) who, at 120 years old, is the last mortal surrounded by...

Six Cross To The Other Side

Brittany Murphy, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim Broadbent, Tim Roth and Lili Taylor have all signed for Myriad Pictures fantasy comedy "The Other Side" reports Variety.Script by Michaels and Phil Reeves centers on a young grad student (Murphy) must...

Mandy Lane Delay Details Revealed

The mystery of 'Mandy Lane' has been solved.Senator Entertainment has picked up the US distribution rights to Occupant Films' horror feature "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" which was originally scheduled for a limited release this coming Friday.The Weinstein...

Renner & Mackie Open A Locker

Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty will headline the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker" says The Hollywood Reporter.Written by former journalist Mark Boal and inspired by true events, "Locker" follows an elite Army Explosive Ordinance...

Beresford Is The Greatest Dancer

Director Bruce Beresford will direct an adaptation of Chinese bestseller "Mao's Last Dancer" reports Variety.The novel is the autobiography of Li Cunxin, a Chinese peasant-turned- ballet dancer who ultimately defected. Jan Sardi ("Shine") adapted the script.Beresford has been...

Danny Boyle Talks 28 Days Sequel

After teasing us the other day with the idea of helming another "28 Days Later" sequel, "Sunshine" Director Danny Boyle talked with Slashfilm about what story possibility would he explore:"It's to do with Russia actually. It's to do with...

Trade Breaks: Fiorentino, Spellman, Girls

"Actress Linda Fiorentino has optioned rights to Jim Curtis' screenplay about Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, most famous for the Stalinist-themed 'Requiem', and plans to produce the project..." (full details)"Bobby Florsheim and Josh Stolberg ("Man-Witch") are set to adapt Lisa...

John Carney Hires A Town House

Fox 2000 has set John Carney ("Once") to direct "Town House" reports Variety.Story revolves around the son of a dead rock legend who has managed to live as a recluse by slowly selling off his dad's memorabilia.But he runs...

Weinstein’s Get Mad At Mafia

The Weinstein Co. has acquired book rights and optioned film rights to develop and produce Tom Folsom's nonfiction Mafia tome "The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld" reports the trades."Mad Ones" chronicles...

Denial Ain’t Just An Egyptian River

The big trouble with entertainment news reporting these days? Lack of patience.In the race to get the big scoops, the sad truth is reports that pop up (especially online) often turn out false or more often partially...

Indiana Jones IV Shooting Update

Various small factoids have popped up about the upcoming fourth "Indiana Jones" film in an article in the Associated Press.Half the film's runtime will consists of films shot on Los Angeles sets, another 20% will be scenes done in...

De Niro Plans Mao Zedong Flick

Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal are set to make a film about the rise of Mao Zedong and communism in China reports reports Variety.Their Tribeca Films has optioned the Roy Rowan memoir "Chasing the Dragon: A Veteran Journalist's...

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