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The Bronte Sisters Get A Biopic

Michelle Williams, Bryce Dallas Howard and Evan Rachel Wood are lining up to star in "Bronte," a biopic of the trio of famed female English novelists reports Variety.Written and directed by Charles Sturridge, based on an original script by...

Gerard Butler Plays A Mean Game

Lakeshore Entertainment and "Crank" helmers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are teaming for the high-concept, Gerard Butler-led thriller "Game."Set in a dystopian future of implanted nano-devices, where the ultimate online simulation environment is humans remote-controlling other humans in mass-scale,...

Felicity Huffman In Wonderland

Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman and Elle Fanning are set to star in Silverwood Films and Salty Features "Phoebe in Wonderland" reports Variety.Fanning plays a rebellious little girl who clashes with the rule-obsessed authority figures in her life....

Trade Breaks: Punisher, Transformers, Mei

"John Dahl ("Rounders," "Joy Ride") is in major talks to helm the sequel to the 2004 comic adaptation "The Punisher." The script in place is said to feature Jigsaw as the villain......" (full details)"Activision has signed Shia LaBeouf and...

Walden & Fox Set Up Some Dates

20th Century Fox has set the release dates for the first four movies created under their new banner with Walden Media."The Dark Is Rising" is set for October 5th and stars Ian McShane, Frances Conroy, Christopher Eccleston and Gregory...

Bateman & Carnahan Are Remarkable

Universal Pictures has acquired "The Remarkable Fellows," a pitch for an action buddy comedy that Joe Carnahan will write to direct reports Variety.Actor/comedian Jason Bateman, who hatched the film's premise, will produce. "The Remarkable Fellows" revolves around two...

Acquisitions: Bro-jitsu, Palm, Gourd

"Nickelodeon Movies has picked up "Bro-jitsu," a book proposal from pop scientist Daniel H. Wilson. The illustrated combat guidebook that combines elements of a 1970s Kung Fu manual with Machiavelli's manifesto "The Prince," laying out physical and psychological...

The Return Of Dr. Fu Manchu

Distant Horizon ("Pulse") is planning a film centered on arch criminal mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu and to be shot in Hong Kong and mainland China says The Hollywood Reporter.Producer Anant Singh says the plan is to "reinvent Fu Manchu...

Cannes News: Almodovar, Pompeii, Vivaldi

"Pedro Almodovar's production company El Deseo announced Wednesday it has started production on a docudrama about the discovery of the tomb of El Senor de Sipan, the ruler of ancient Peru's ruins, after acquiring exclusive audiovisual rights to the...

Delpy & Gallo Go The Last Mile

Julie Delpy and Vincent Gallo will co-star in the $10 million thriller "The Last Mile" reports Variety.Thesps play members of a criminally inclined group whose amateurish heist grinds to a halt when their getaway car becomes stuck in a...

Mischa Barton Visits St. Trinians

Mischa Barton has joined the cast of the Ealing Studios British film "St. Trinians" says The Hollywood Reporter.The comedy details a story about the infamous school for young ladies and their efforts to save it from financial meltdown.Barton joins...

Fox Martials A Taps Remake

Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency will remake 1981 military drama "Taps" reports Variety.In the Harold Becker-directed original, a group of loyal cadets seize control of their military academy just as construction crews arrive to tear it down and...

Elijah Wood Becomes Iggy Pop

Elijah Wood is set to star as Iggy Pop in a biopic of the legendary rocker entitled "The Passenger" for Traction Media & Becker Intl. reports Variety.The story follows Pop's early years with his band the Stooges, and is...

Sony Classics Sorts Through Ashes

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights for director Wong Kar Wai's reworking of his martial arts-themed "Ashes of Time" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story is set in ancient China where agent Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung) is a...

Anderson Remakes Long Good Friday

Handmade Films and Impact Pictures announced today that they will partner in the production of a contemporary US remake of the classic 1980 British gangland crime thriller "The Long Good Friday".Paul W.S. Anderson ("Alien vs. Predator," "Resident Evil") will...

Good Begins Principal Photograpy

Seven weeks of principal photography begins today on GOOD, based on the Tony® Award wining stage play by CP Taylor, with Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, A History of Violence) in the lead role of John...

More On Miller’s Spirit & Mob

It's now confirmed that Lionsgate will distribute "300" creator and "Sin City" co-director Frank Miller's own adaptation of the classic Will Eisner comicbook series "The Spirit" reports Variety.Miller announced the project a year back, but only now has...

Indiana Jones Shoots In Connecticut

"Indiana Jones" is set to whip it out in New Haven, Connecticut.Steven Spielberg's crew for the fourth Indy film will shoot a car chase on Chapel between College and High streets in New Haven on at the very end...

Star Talk: Bernal, Hartnett, Lopez

"Gael Garcia Bernal is finalizing an agreement to topline "Pedro Paramo," a big screen adaptation of Juan Rulfo's novel of the same name. Bernal would play the eponymous Pedro Paramo, a brutal, murderous village cacique. Mateo Gil ("Nobody...

In Defiance Of Daniel Craig

Screen Daily reports that current James Bond himself Daniel Craig will star in Ed Zwick's $50 million WWII Polish Resistance epic "Defiance.""Defiance" is the true story of four brothers in Nazi occupied Poland who flee to the Belarussian forest...

Diaz & Kutcher Hook Up In Vegas

Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher are in negotiations to team for the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy "What Happens in Vegas..."The story is set in motion following a night of debauchery in Vegas, when two strangers (Diaz and Kutcher)...

NY Lovebird Story In Red Tails

Peter Speakman and Michael Galvin will adapt Marie Winn's 1998 nature novel "Red Tails in Love" into a romantic comedy reports Variety.Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont are directing the romantic comedy, loosely based on a 1998 nature tome by...

Trade Breaks: 2012, Hunger, Descendants

"Nickelodeon Movies is planning the broad family action-adventure "2012" which Tom Dey ("Failure to Launch") will direct. Storyline revolves a family who goes on vacation in December 2012, just as the ancient Mayan calendar is coming to its...

Jane Drops Out Of Punisher Sequel

"The Punisher" star Thomas Jane has revealed to AICN that he is dropping out of the proposed Punisher sequel:"I regretfully and painfully had to pull out of P2. I can't tell you how completely broken up I am about...

Animal Logic Signs Three-Pic Deal

Warner Bros. Pictures and Sydney-based digital production company Animal Logic ("Happy Feet") have signed a deal to develop and co-produce a slate of three animated feature films.Under the deal, Warners will have worldwide distribution rights for all films produced...

Ice Cube Offends Church In Sunday

Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan and Malinda Williams have joined Ice Cube in the Screen Gems comedy "First Sunday" reports Variety.David E. Talbert penned the script and makes his directorial debut on the film about two petty thieves who try...

Acquisitions: Hallam, Winged, Warhol

"Magnolia Pictures and Red Envelope Entertainment have acquired North American rights to writer-director David Mackenzie's "Hallam Foe," starring Jamie Bell, Sophia Myles and Ciaran Hinds. A 2008 release is planned..." (full details)"Sony Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to...

Mars & Jericho End, 24 & Hill Live

Whilst the full line-up won't be announced til tomorrow, early word has come down that The CW has renewed many of its more successful series for another season except one big one - "Veronica Mars."The critically acclaimed "Mars," along...

Craig Lucas Set Into Motion

Director Craig Lucas ("The Dying Gaul," "Prelude to a Kiss") and screenwriter Elyse Friedman ("Suddenly Naked:) have signed on to the comedy "Laws of Motion" says The Hollywood Reporter.The movie centers on an uptight professor (Matthew Perry) struggling with...

A Point Break Sequel Is Coming

"Patriot Games" scripter Peter Iliff is to write and direct "Point Break 2," a 20 years later sequel to the surfing crime thriller that he co-wrote in 1987 and was a hit for Largo Entertainment in 1991 reports Variety.The...

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