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Lithgow & Others Join Shopaholic

John Lithgow, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leslie Bibb, Lynn Redgrave and Julie Hagerty have joined the Disney/Bruckheimer Films romantic comedy "Confessions of a Shopaholic" says The Hollywood Reporter.The film centers on a compulsive shopper (Isla Fisher) in Manhattan up to...

Wolfgang Petersen Leads An Uprising

Wolfgang Petersen ("Troy," "Air Force One") has signed on to direct the sci-fi thriller "Uprising" for Sony Pictures reports Variety.Story revolves around the resistance efforts of some citizens after Earth has been occupied by a powerful alien race. Charles...

Paramount, Raimi Visit Monster Zoo

Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to Doug TenNapel's upcoming graphic "Monster Zoo" says the trades.The action-adventure story is set in motion when an ancient idol is unearthed and transported to a zoo in the U.S. There, the...

Singer Confirms Superman Sequel

Director Bryan Singer has confirmed to Empire Online that work is under way on a sequel to "Superman Returns"."I'm just getting back with writers after the strike. We're just in the development phase. I'm starting to develop a sequel...with...

Norton & Universal Hulk Arguments

On the eve of the debut of the first trailer for Marvel and Universal's big-budget "The Incredible Hulk", word has leaked out at Deadline Hollywood Daily that a behind-the-scenes feud is underway.Seems that the film's writer and lead star...

Mummy, Compass, Madagascar Sequel Talk

"Maria Bello has confirmed that she has signed on for a whole trilogy of "Mummy" films, saying that "I don't know when, but it's going. absolutely be 'The Mummy 4." Bello takes over the role of Evelyn...

Trade Breaks: Tomatoes, Hill, Galahad

"Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, creators of the hit Web series "Ask a Ninja," are writing a remake of the 1978 cult monster movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" for Emmett/Furla Films and Producer M. Dal Walton III. ...

Parker Plans Wilde’s Dorian Gray

Director Oliver Parker ("St. Trinians," "The Importance Of Being Earnest," "An Ideal Husband") is planning on adapting his third Oscar Wilde penned story reports Teletext.This time it's "The Picture Of Dorian Gray", Wilde's only published novel of a young...

Showest: Iron, Indy, Terminator, Up

ShoWest is underway in Vegas right now and Coming Soon is on the ground with lots of updates from the action. The most notable news so far:- The title for the fourth "Terminator" - "Terminator Salvation: The Future...

Sundance’s Phoebe Picked Up By Trio

ThinkFilm, Lifetime Networks and Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment have jointly acquired the North American rights to the Felicity Huffman-Elle Fanning Sundance drama "Phoebe in Wonderland" for $3 million says the trades.Daniel Barnz's tale follows a troubled girl (Fanning) who...

Gone Baby Gone Team Work On Blade

Miramax Films has acquired the rights to Marcus Sakey's gritty crime novel debut effort "The Blade Itself" says The Hollywood Reporter."Blade" revolves around two Chicago childhood friends who made their reputation committing petty crimes as kids before choosing different...

Neil Marshall Commits Sacrilege

"The Descent" and "Doomsday" director Neil Marshall is re-teaming with Rogue Pictures on the Old West-set horror flick "Sacrilege" says Variety.Marshall will write and direct the project, and says "It is set during the Gold Rush, a time remembered...

Ratner Is The Harbinger Of Doom

Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to Jim Shooter's comic book series "Harbinger" reports Variety.The studio plans to make a "young Blade Runner-esque" live-action feature from the film which will be developed as a potential scripting and directing vehicle for...

Gilliam’s Parnassus Back In Action

Filming has resumed on Terry Gilliam's modern-day fantasy adventure "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". The production shut down after the sudden death of actor Heath Ledger late January says the trades.The production had completed most of its...

Len Wiseman Plays A Shell Game

Len Wiseman ("Underworld," "Live Free or Die Hard") has signed on to direct the futuristic detective thriller "Shell Game" for Lakeshore Entertainment and Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Set in the future, "Shell Game" is about a detective who...

Bourne, Thor, Ant-Man Updates

Empire Magazine ran their awards show over the weekend, and the stars in attendance talked about their upcoming projects. Amongst them:Bourne 4: "We're all for doing a fourth movie but it means coming up with a good story....

New Dark Knight Set Report & Photos

The New York Times has posted a fascinating report from the set of "The Dark Knight," the upcoming sequel to "Batman Begins" and one of the biggest releases of the year.Some new revealing facts are revealed. First up, the...

Apatow, Sandler, Rogen To Team

Director Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin") is teaming with Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann for his next comedy for Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures reports Variety.Apatow penned the film solo and is keeping the plot...

Van Der Beek Enlists In Mafia

Joe Mantegna, Eric Balfour and Armand Assante have been cast and James Van Der Beek is in negotiations to star in the indie feature "The Fifth Mafia" says The Hollywood Reporter.Vito J. Giambalvo is directing the crime drama, which...

Justin Long Dragged Into Hell

Justin Long ("Live Free or Die Hard," "Jeepers Creepers") has signed on to star opposite Alison Lohman in Sam Raimi's supernatural thriller "Drag Me to Hell" for Ghost House Pictures and Universal Pictures says Variety.Raimi and his brother Ivan...

Gallo Joins Coppola’s Tetro

Vincent Gallo ("Buffalo 66," "The Brown Bunny") will join Oscar winner Javier Bardem and Maribel Verdu in Francis Ford Coppola's "Tetro" reports the trades.The Buenos Aires-set tale follows a family "marred by tragedy and betrayal", is based on some...

Mila Kunis Joins Max Payne

Mila Kunis ("That 70's Show") will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in 20th Century Fox's "Max Payne" reports Variety.An adaptation of the Rockstar videogame, Wahlberg plays Payne, a cop haunted by the tragic loss of his family who finds himself...

Trade Breaks: Snaked, Staples, Property

"Producer Richard Saperstein has optioned the film rights to Clifford Meth's comicbook series "Snaked" from IDW Publishing. The horror-noir follows the personal and political exploits of a government employee with supernatural, snakelike abilities. Meth will pen...

Odd Lot Acquires Imaginary Larry

Odd Lot Entertainment has acquired the rights and will finance and produce the coming-of-age comedy "Imaginary Larry" says Variety.David R. Goodman ("South Park," "Father of the Pride") penned the screenplay which centers on 12-year old Randy, whose only friend...

Warner Bros. Lands An Impressive Bone

Warner Bros. has picked up rights to Jeff Smith's acclaimed independent comic book series "Bone" says The Hollywood Reporter.The fantasy series followed three cousins from the Bone family who are small, white and bald humanlike creatures with big noses....

Hulk Trailer Debut Details

The first teaser trailer for hotly anticipated summer superhero epic "The Incredible Hulk" will have its exclusive broadcast debut in a simultaneous "roadblock" on seven networks on Wednesday, March 12th.This first opportunity to see material from the motion picture...

Ambitious Two-Face Plans For Knight

It's nice to finally see those awesome CHUD boys going positive lately about upcoming "Batman Begins" sequel "The Dark Knight" today, and in the process they've revealed a fascinating scoop (kudos guys, Devin you know I always admire...

Morocco Shoot For Prince of Persia

Director Mike Newell ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire") will lens action adventure pic "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" in Morocco for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney Pictures says Variety.Based on the best-selling video game series, the...

Monahan & DiCaprio Remake Chaser

Scribe William Monahan ("Kingdom of Heaven," "The Departed") is in discussions to adapt and produce an American remake of the Korean thriller "The Chaser".Leonardo DiCaprio is circling the lead role of an ex-cop who goes on the warpath trying...

Krasinski, Rudolph Join Mendes’ Next

John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph and Cheryl Hines will star in Sam Mendes' untitled relationship comedy for Focus Features reports Variety.The story follows an expectant couple (Krasinski, Rudolph) as they travel the country in search of a place to put...

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