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The Random Spiel: January 18th 2007

The first shot from Pixar's "Wall-E" scheduled to hit cinemas June 2008 has gone online.- Director Rob Zombie is rumoured to be putting off production on the "Halloween" remake for a little while in order to rewrite the...

Whitaker, Pearce & Beckinsale Fly

This week's Best Actor Golden Globe winner Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland", TV's "The Shield") is set to take flight in "Winged Creatures".Set in Los Angeles, the ensemble drama deals with a group of survivors after a...

Love Wants McGregor For Cobain

"Nirvana" frontman Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love wants Ewan McGregor - but not how you think.Earlier this week she acquired the rights to Charles Cross' "Heavier than Heaven", his celebrated biography on her late husband.Now British tabloid The Daily...

Olyphant Confirmed For Hitman

"Deadwood" and "Live Free or Die Hard" star Timothy Olyphant is confirmed to have been cast in the lead role in the Luc Besson-produced pic "Hitman" at Twentieth Century Fox.Skip Woods' script is based on the "Hitman" videogame franchise...

Heroes Renewed For Second Season

NBC has ordered early full-season pickups for the 2007-08 season for four hit series -- the comedies "The Office" and "My Name Is Earl," and dramas "Heroes" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"."Heroes" is the #1 new series...

Weaver & Cameron Team For Avatar?

Their last pairing yielded what stills remains my personal favourite film of all time - "Aliens".Now, word has come via Aint it Cool News that Sigourney Weaver may be teaming up with James Cameron again on his next project...

Trade Breaks: Lions, Breach, Code

"Michael Pena ("Crash", "World Trade Center") has joined "Lions for Lambs," the Robert Redford-directed United Artists drama. Pena will play an Army Ranger lieutenant and platoon leader in Afghanistan, and he and his men become the catalyst for...

Brosnan Turns Wise For Biazarro

Pierce Brosnan has teamed with Maloof Motion Pictures to turn Leonard Wise novel "The Big Biazarro" into a starring vehicle for himself.Drama is set in the high-stakes world of international gambling, and Brosnan will play an elusive veteran card...

Dougherty Talks Superman Sequel

Presently shooting his directorial debut "Trick 'r Treat", scribe Michael Dougherty ("Superman Returns", "X2") tells Sci-Fi Wire that the upcoming "Superman" sequel will feature at least one villain drawn from the DC Comics franchise."We're talking... We're bouncing ideas around...

Spider-Man 3 Final Fight Details

Even if you've been avoiding spoilers, you can pretty easily guess there'll be a big fight between Spider-Man, Venom, Sandman and possibly someone else at the end of the third "Spider-Man" film.Now, FilmIck has what they claim to be...

Disney Finds Life On Mars

Disney Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the film rights to "Tarzan" author Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" novel series.The eleven-volume series began with the story titled "A Princess of Mars," published serially in 1912 and...

HBO Sings Of Fire and Ice

Finally someone seems to be planning an idea I've had floating around in my head for a while - take a popular series of novels utilising the same characters and turn each book into a season's worth of shows.HBO...

Rock & Stamp To Get Smart

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Terence Stamp will join the cast of the Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming feature film based on the classic 60's sitcom "Get Smart" reports Variety.Director Peter Segal says the premise has been contemporized but will...

McConaughey Is Magnum P.I.?

The long rumored "Magnum P.I." movie adaptation is back in the gossip talk again after seemingly dying on the vine last year.Teletext UK reports that "Dodgeball" director Rawson Marshall Thurber has finished his redraft of the script and in...

Trade Breaks: Ayuda, Sissies, Mischa

"Jennifer Lopez and producer Alexa Junge ("Friends", "Sex and the City", "Big Love") are developing a single-camera half-hour comedy for Showtime that's set in the world of Latina nannies in Los Angeles. The pair will executive produce with...

Jolie Out, Weisz In For Some Sin

For a while now it has been pretty much accepted that Robert Rodriguez has wanted Angelina Jolie as the star of his sequel to "Sin City" sub-story 'A Dame To Kill For'.Scheduling conflicts have prevented it though and caused...

Paltrow Puts Iron In Her Diet

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has joined the cast of "Iron Man," the Jon Favreau-directed film that is being financed by Marvel Studios and released by Paramount Pictures in May 2008.Paltrow joins Robert Downey Jr. -- who plays armor-clad superhero...

Amy Redford Plays The Guitar

Robert Redford's daughter Amy is making her feature directing debut on the indie feature "The Guitar" reports Variety.Amos Poe's script concerns the transformation of a woman after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer, fired from her thankless job and...

Fantastic Four Sequel Plot Spoilers

"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" screenwriter Don Payne talked with Comics 2 Film recently about story points for the superhero sequel due in cinemas in June.He confirms Galactus, the gigantic planet eating being with the wacky purple...

McGregor Slips On Some Jackboots

Ewan McGregor and Richard Griffiths have joined the voice cast of the World War II spoof "Jackboots On Whitehall".The comedy uses action figures to imagine what would have happened if the Germans had won the Battle of Britain reports...

Make Your Own Grindhouse Trailer

According to Aint it Cool News, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival is putting out a call to filmmakers who would like to submit their best "grindhouse trailer" in honor of the upcoming "Grindhouse".A sample of the best...

The Illusionist Director’s Next Film

Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch for a contemporary drama to be directed by Neil Burger ("The Illusionist") reports Variety.The New York-set story concerns an imminent terror threat that's caused a law-enforcement crackdown, bringing all crime to a...

Tara Reid Has A New Film? Honestly?

Tara Reid is attached to star in and executive produce the indie romantic comedy "Honestly" says The Hollywood ReporterPenned by Tom Vaughan ("Unstoppable"), the film centers on Monica Hennessey, a hard-boiled private eye who works as a temptress to...

The Stargate DVD Movie Plots

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) announced today the extension of the hit "Stargate SG-1" franchise with two movies based on the popular series. Titled "Stargate: The Ark of Truth" and "Stargate: Continuum", the movies will both be made available to...

The 2007 Golden Globe Winners

The 64th Annual Golden Globe awards were held tonight with well spread but predictable results across the board short of one minor surprise. "Dreamgirls" took home the most with three wins, followed by "The Queen" with two."Babel" & "Dreamgirls"...

The Random Spiel: January 15th 2007

Word from the visual effects film Gentle Giant Studios is that Michael Biehn is about to join the production of Jim Cameron's "Avatar". - Director Jay Russel has confirmed that he has just signed James...

Baldwin’s Devil Loves Basic Cable

Alec Baldwin's directorial debut "The Devil and Daniel Webster" has been renamed "Shortcut to Happiness" and will finally be released after a five-year wait on Starz on Demand cable reports The New York Post.Baldwin will no longer be credited...

More On Grindhouse’s Werewolf Women

It may only be a 'faux trailer' for the middle section of the Tarantino/Rodriguez flick "Grindhouse" in April, but Director Rob Zombie's just beautifully titled "Werewolf Women of the SS" short continues to sound cooler by the day.Fangoria has...

Trade Breaks: Lost Boys, Mercy, Hell

"The long-awaited sequel for 1987's "The Lost Boys" is scheduled to start production in San Diego in the first quarter of 2007. This is a direct-to-video low budget sequel (ala "The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning"). The...

The Dakota Fanning Rape Controversy

There's various films making their debut at the Sundance Film Festival kicking off later this week, but right now all the talk is about one movie in particular - "Hounddog".The film tells the story of a 12-year-old girl (Dakota...

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