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Universal’s 100 HD-DVD Disc Plans

With the format war still in full fighting mode, Universal Pictures has launched a strong salvo for the HD-DVD side with which it exclusively releases titles.Two weeks ago rival Blu-ray put in a strong showing at the Consumer Electronics...

Gens Talks His Plans For Hitman

French director Xavier Gens talked to Allocine recently about his plans for the film adaptation of Eidoe video game series "Hitman".First up will be dark and violent along "Robocop" lines rather than "a fun popcorn movie like The Transporter".Emphasis...

Dark Knight Casting News

Don't get too excited Bat-fans, nothing confirmed as yet in regards to who will be playing Harvey Dent in the upcoming "Batman Begins" sequel.Rather Latino Review has some very important pieces of casting news related to the film today,...

California Lands Princely Sum

As the Sundance Film Festival draws to a close, so does the buying frenzy which dominated the trade papers for most of the early part of this week.On Thursday First Look acquired Michael Douglas-starrer "King of California" for $3...

Braugher & Holden Enter The Mist

Andre Braugher and Laurie Holden will join Thomas Jane in Dimension Films' adaptation of the Stephen King novella "The Mist".The script, written by Darabont, is set after a strange storm blows through a Maine town and its citizens are...

Will Smith Is A Voyeur

Columbia Pictures has picked up the thriller "Le Voyeur" for Will Smith and James Lassiter to produce says Reuters.Penned by Massy Tadjedin, it centers on a man who returns to the Caribbean island of his youth and becomes a...

Trade Breaks: Emperor, Daughter, Focus

"Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have optioned Claire Messud novel "The Emperor's Children" and set it as a potential Ron Howard directing vehicle. The comedy of manners set around the events of 9/11 follows three Brown University...

Harvey Keitel Confesses To Ministers

Harvey Keitel is in final negotiations to join the cast of the Franc Reyes-directed crime thriller "The Ministers".Written by Reyes ("Empire"), the story follows a female NYPD detective (Florencia Lozano) whose father was murdered years ago by a group...

300 Simultaneous IMAX Release

IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the highly anticipated film 300, a Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production directed by Zack Snyder and based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, will be simultaneously released domestically to...

Eddie Murphy Visits NowhereLand

Eddie Murphy is in talks to star in "NowhereLand," a Paramount Pictures comedy scripted by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson (The "Bill & Ted" movies) reports Variety.Studio has greenlit the film for a summer start and will secure a...

Latifah & Keaton Go For Money

Queen Latifah is in negotiations to join Diane Keaton in the cast of "Mad Money," a remake of the British low-tech heist comedy telemovie "Hot Money".Based on a true story, it follows well-off housewife Bridget (Keaton) forced back into...

Trade Breaks: Chipmunks, Lambs, Joey

"Tim Hill ("Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties") is in talks with Fox 2000 about helming the live-action/CG-animated film "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Fox is expected to cast a comic actor in the role of Dave Seville, pal...

Overture Rides Theron’s Ferris Wheel

Overture Films has forked over around $4 million for all U.S. rights to Charlize Theron drama "Ferris Wheel". Although not screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the deal was made in Park City during the fest.Directed by former...

Wenham Shows Nasty Side Of Australia

David Wenham ("Moulin Rouge", "The Lord of the Rings") is confirmed to be starring opposite Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" for 20th Century Fox.The film, written by Luhrmann, is set in pre-World War II northern...

Universal Helps Atlantan Soccer Refugees

Universal Pictures has won an intense multistudio bidding war for the movie rights to a Warren St. John-penned New York Times article revolving around a group of soccer-playing refugee kids who settled near Atlanta.The $2-3 million deal includes the...

Liotta Is Downloading Maria Bello

Maria Bello and Ray Liotta are set to star in the thriller "Downloading Nancy" reports Production Weekly.Lee Ross and Tamela Cunning penned the screenplay which centers on Nancy, an unhappy wife who, instead of committing suicide, meets a man...

Williams Goes Through Glass

British bad boy popstar Robbie Williams is the front runner to play Nick Charles in a biopic about the famous boozer turned humanitarian reports filmIck.An alcoholic drifter, Charles was found in London in 1975 and thought to be dead...

Hardwicke Throws A Monkey Wrench

Catherine Hardwicke will next direct "The Monkey Wrench Gang," based on Edward Abbey's anti-establishment classic of the same name reports Production Weekly.The story concerns a motley group of environmental warriors who wage mayhem against road builders and other developers...

Trade Breaks: Ashe, Teeth, Dawn

"MTV host Nick Cannon is about to take leading part in a biopic about African-American tennis legend and civil-rights leader Arthur Ashe. The not-yet-titled picture will be produced by Will Smith and use the "Walk the Line"...

Cinema League Finds Missing Elvis

Cinema League has optioned film and TV rights to the book "Sergeant Presley: The Untold Story of Elvis' Missing Years" reports Variety.Cinema League plans to begin shooting the pic this summer, with most of the production set in Germany....

The Oldboy US Remake Cancelled?

Justin Lin ("The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift") has been attached for some time to the remake of Korean revenge classic "Oldboy".At the time he stated he wouldn't remake it unless it was perfect, but at the time...

Queen Trio Play Bloody Football

"The Queen" trio of actor Michael Sheen, director Stephen Frears and writer Peter Morgan will re-team for a film about football manager Brian Clough.Sheen will play Clough in "Bloody United", covering the legend's early years as a player and...

Fox Boycotting Canada Releases

20th Century Fox is threatening to the delay the theatrical release of its movies in Canada in a bid to stamp out illegal camcording of its product in Montreal cinemas and elsewhere says The Hollywood Reporter.As a remedy Bruce...

Vantage’s Huge Rambow & Move Buys

Paramount Vantage has acquired two films - "How She Move" for around $4 million and "Son of Rambow" for $8 million, the later being easily the biggest buy so far in the history of the Sundance Film Festival."How She...

Crazy Buying All Day At Sundance

In the wake of last year's Sundance hit "Little Miss Sunshine" scoring big with Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, buyers went crazy all day to land what they think could be next year's big awards contenders.The Weinstein Co. and...

The 2007 Academy Awards Nominees

The 79th Annual Academy Awards are on in a month, but this morning the highly anticipated nominations list was announced.Some surprises were in store this year - the biggest being "Dreamgirls" being snubbed for best film...

Hayek Goes Spanish For Banda

Salma Hayek will star in and produce Spanish-language romantic comedy "La Banda" reports Variety.Hayek will portray a wealthy housewife who falls on hard times when her husband leaves. She takes a job as a singer for a wedding band...

Trade Breaks: Shyamalan, Split, Razzies

"Shyamalan offered his new script last week - another alien invasion film called "Green Planet" where flora & fauna are used to attack the populous (a "Day of the Triffids" rip-off). Every studio in town - though FOX is...

Thor Freudenthal Goes Upstairs

Commercials director Thor Freudenthal has been hired to direct "They Came From Upstairs" for 20th Century Fox reports Variety.The story centers on a group of kids defending their vacation home in Maine from aliens who have invaded from upstairs.Freudenthal...

Yen Is Genghis Khan & Bruce Lee?

Donnie Yen's manager tells Monkey Peaches that the actor has around half a dozen film projects on offer and all are looking at him to play the lead role.One is a biopic about kungfu legend Bruce Lee. The Lee...

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