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Transformers = 20 Set Pieces & 150 Mins.

Collider spoke to Shia LaBeouf at the "Disturbia" press junket the other day and he revealed some juicy "Transformers" bits:"It's going to be long. He's going to give you a lot. You've got 20 set pieces. You like at...

James Marsden Tries On Some Dresses

Fox 2000 is signing on to produce Spyglass Entertainment's romantic comedy "27 Dresses." James Marsden and Malin Akerman havealso joined the film directed by Anne Fletcher ("Step Up") says The Hollywood Reporter.The project centers on a young woman (Heigl)...

Wahlberg Says Departed Sequel Unlikely

Dubious about that Mark Wahlberg-led "The Departed" sequel ever getting made? Don't worry, so is Wahlberg himself.The actor tells UK Teletext that "Until I'm actually on the set it's not happening. It's about as confirmed as the Italian...

Sydney Pollack Demands A Recount

HBO Films has greenlit "Recount," a scripted movie about the 2000 presidential election, and has attached Sydney Pollack to direct reports Variety.The story follows the Florida recount from Election Day through the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of George...

Trade Breaks: Road, Hoodwinked, Babysitting

"Screenwriter Joe Penhall has been set to adapt and John Hillcoat will direct an adaptation of "The Road," Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel. Story is about a father who transports his son to safety following a nuclear explosion...

Christine Revs Back Into Gear

Stephen King's famously possessed '58 Plymouth Fury car, Christine, is getting the remake treatment thanks to "Disturbia" co-writer Christopher Landon.Speaking with Coming Soon, Landon says "If it happens or not we'll see, but when I came in what I...

Foster & Breslin Visit Nim’s Island

Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") are near deals to star in Fox & Walden Media fantasy film "Nim's Island" reports Variety."Nim's Island" concerns a young girl who accompanies her scientist father to an isolated island in...

Former Jesus To Be Found In New York

Jim Caviezel is in negotiations to star in "Only in New York," an indie crime thriller that French helmer Pitof ("Vidocq," "Catwoman") will direct says Reuters.The script, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and Geebee Dajani, follows a recently paroled...

Sarandon & Goodman Take Some Speed

Susan Sarandon and John Goodman are in negotiations to play the parents of Emile Hirsch in the Wachowski brothers directed live-action version of "Speed Racer" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on the classic 1960s anime series, "Speed" follows the adventures...

Spider-Man 4 Set For May 2009

The latest release schedule changes have seen one significant new entry - "Spider-Man 4" set for May 2009. Seems a generous guess on Sony's part."Watchmen", the film adaptation of the much beloved comic will get a May 22nd release...

Pacino Joining Departed Sequel

Now here's a reunion worth salivating over - Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.Reuters reports that Al Pacino is being sought for a key role in the upcoming sequel to "The Departed" which focuses on Mark Wahlberg's foul-mouthed cop...

The Bourne Legacy Already Planned?

With the exception of the first half of "The Bourne Identity," none of the films in the mega-popular 'Bourne' series have followed the three best-selling Robert Ludlum novels - despite using their titles. This Summer's upcoming "The Bourne...

Casting Couch: Bond, Galactus, Indiana

"Another day another Bond rumour, though this is a fun one. Seems that former 007 Timothy Dalton is set to have a small but key role in the next Bond film due for release late 2008, but the producers...

Fight Over Who’ll Play John Holmes

I've often heard fights between men over who has got the biggest penis, but now one such fight is literally becoming headline news.A casting battle in ensuing over DJ Caruso's upcoming John Holmes biopic over at New...

Blunt Goes Nuts For Joker In Knight?

Remember the rumours of "The Devil Wears Prada" actress Emily Blunt being up for the Katie Holmes role in "The Dark Knight"? Turns out the talk was only half correct. Whilst Maggie Gyllenhaal may have won the...

Smurfs, Ulysses, Gold Are Coming Back

With "TMNT" having been released, "Transformers" a few months from delivery, and the likes of "Battle of the Planets" and "Astro Boy" on the way, there's a fight going on to turn famous cartoon properties into money makers again....

The A-Team Finally Moving Forward

This past TV season the big gamble was on serial dramas, with numerous ones falling flat on their face - though one or two like "Heroes," "Jericho" and "Ugly Betty" have become major hits.Next year though there's two trends...

Think 300, But With Women

Thanks to the success of "300," lots of ancient war epics are getting a glance over amongst agents and studios with the hopes of turning them into a stylised, modern pulp action vehicles.The one that's generating the most...

Frank Talks Tombstones & Next

A few years back a film adaptation of Lawrence Block's novel "A Walk Among the Tombstones" fell apart.At the time Harrison Ford had signed on to star, Scott Frank would pen the script, and Joe Carnahan was attached to...

Boorman, Hunnam Pen Their Memoirs

After Elton reports that John Boorman ("Excalibur," "Deliverance") will direct "Memoirs of Hadrian," a film based on French writer Marguerite Yourcenar's 1951 hit novel.The story follows Roman Emperor Hadrian who was known for his military prowess, as well as...

How To Get Under Chris Evans

The Human Torch himself Chris Evans tells Entertainment Weekly that he will star in "Under the Blue Sky", an Iraq war drama to be directed by Mark Pellington ("The Mothman Prophecies").The story follows a group of friends serving in...

Rice’s Jesus Spreads The Word

IGN Movies reports that plans are underway to bring Anne Rice's novel "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" to the big screen.Good News Holdings, backed by a man named George Barna, is going to produce the film and shoot...

John Le Carre’s Song Gets Played

Following its successful adaptation of John Le Carre's "The Constant Gardener", Potboiler Productions is preparing a new film based on Le Carre's latest book, "The Mission Song" reports UK Teletext.Set against the background of the chaotic East Congo, the...

Paramount Buys Into The New Reich

Paramount Pictures has optioned "The Rules of Deception," the first of a two-novel series by Christopher Reich ("The Patriot's Club"). Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce reports Variety.Story follows a physician for Doctors Without Borders who shares an addiction to...

Travolta Briefly Talks Hogs Sequel

John Travolta refused to confirm that phenomenally successful middle-aged men turned biker comedy "Wild Hogs" will have a sequel reports UK Teletext.The actor explained: "We thought Hogs would take around $20, it actually did $39.7m.It broke all sorts of...

Wahlberg Set For Shyamalan’s Happening

Twentieth Century Fox will release M. Night Shyamalan's paranoia thriller, "The Happening," worldwide on Friday June 13th 2008.Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the film about a family on the run from an apocalyptic threat to humanity. Shyamalan wrote...

Hilary Swank Gets Frisky With Strangers

Hilary Swank will produce and potentially star in a remake of Patrice Leconte's 2004 French film "Intimate Strangers" for Paramount Pictures reports Variety."Intimate Strangers" is the story of a woman who believes she is going to visit her new...

Paula Patton Does It With Mirrors

Paula Patton ("Deja Vu," "Idlewild") has signed on to star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in 20th Century Fox's "Mirrors," which Alexandre Aja ("The Hills Have Eyes," "High Tension") is directing.The story centers on a cop-turned-department store security guard who discovers...

Rod Lurie Goes To The Dogs

Rod Lurie ("The Contender," TV's "Commander-in-Chief") is on board to direct a remake of the 1971 thriller "Straw Dogs" for Screen Gems says The Hollywood Reporter.The original, directed by Sam Peckinpah, revolved around a young American and his English...

Leoni & Duchovny Are Digest Dreamers

Tea Leoni and David Duchovny will produce "American Dreamers", the story of Reader's Digest founders DeWitt Wallace and Lila Acheson Wallace reports Variety.Based on the book by former Digest editor Peter Canning, it covers how the magazine's idealistic goals...

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