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O’Donnell Feels Some Max Payne

Entertainment Weekly reports that Chris O'Donnell has landed a role in 20th Century Fox's big screen adaptation of the video game "Max Payne".The action-adventure centers on a cop (Mark Wahlberg), haunted by the death of his family, who's hot...

Ben Stiller Crowned King Doug

Ben Stiller will produce and possibly star in the graphic novel adaptation "The Return of King Doug" for DreamWorks Pictures and Red Hour Productions.According to the trades, "King" centers on a man who must return to the fantasy world...

Stan Lee Planning Three Disney Films

Comic book legend Stan Lee has set up three projects at Disney Pictures, based on stories and ideas from the famed superhero creator reports the trades.Lee and producing partner Gill Champion intended the projects to be tentpoles with franchise...

Neil Armstrong Biopic Planned

Universal has acquired the non-fiction book "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" and will turn it into a film about the first person to set foot on the moon reports Variety.NASA historian James R. Hansen got rare...

Beattie Pens New Halo Script

A new wrinkle has emerged in the long saga of the troubled "Halo" film adaptation.A previous script was written by "28 Days Later" scribe Alex Garland in 2005 and then polished by D.B. Weiss and Josh Olson in 2006.Yet...

Hayden Panettiere’s Kiss List

Fox Atomic has acquired the novel "Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List" and will develop it as a star vehicle for "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere reports Variety.The story takes place in Manhattan, where Naomi and her gay best friend...

Fox Marries McElroy’s Man and Wife

Fox has picked up "Spawn," "Resident Evil" and "The Marine" scribe Alan McElroy's high-concept action-thriller spec "Man and Wife".A story of international espionage, it centers on a professional killer who has to pretend to be an ordinary husband, and...

Trade Breaks: Blood, Goodie, Bayside

"Benderspink is adapting Bobby and Chris Crosby's comic "Last Blood". The story centers on a band of vampires protecting the Earth's last human survivors of a zombie apocalypse..." (full details)""Date Movie" and "Meet the Spartans" helmers Jason Friedberg...

Its August In July For Hartnett

Josh Hartnett's Sundance dot-com drama "August" has been picked up by First Look Studios for a July 11th limited release in the US says The Hollywood Reporter.The story centers on a high-rolling Web startup founder (Hartnett) struggling to resuscitate...

Fox Does Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

20th Century Fox has acquired film rights to the daredevil cargo pilots property "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime" reports Variety.Appearing as an article in last month's Men's Vogue, the author Michael Walker will also pen the script.The studio plans to use...

Connery As A Bond Villain?

This news came in over the weekend so it's no April Fools joke, unlike the casting of Timothy Dalton as the new 'M' story we ran last year.According to Ace Showbiz, the seemingly retired Sean Connery wouldn't mind coming...

Trejo Talks Machete Future Plans

At Indiana's Horrorhound convention this past weekend, Danny Trejo was in attendance and said that the planned "Grindhouse" spin-off feature "Machete" is still in the works.He tells JoBlo that "He said that they were going to start up again...

Brad Pitt Uncovers A Lost City

Paramount Pictures has preemptively picked up "Lost City of Z," David Grann's manuscript about the search for a lost city in the Amazon reports Variety.Brad Pitt will produce the feature adaptation through his Plan B company as a...

Bakula, McHale Turn Informant

"The Soup" host Joel McHale, Scott Bakula and various other comedic actors are joining Steven Soderbergh's darkly comic thriller "The Informant" for Warner Independent Pictures, Participant Media and Groundswell Productions says The Hollywood Reporter.The film is based on Kurt...

Jamie Pressly Says I Love You

Jaime Pressly (TV's "My Name is Earl") has won a leading role in the DreamWorks comedy "I Love You, Man," with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel reports Reuters.Written and being directed by John Hamburg ("Along Came Polly"), "I Love...

Plummer, Mirren Get On At Last Station

Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren are replacing Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep respectively in Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station" for Egoli Tossel Film & Zephyr Films reports Variety.The film, based on Jay Parini's 1990 novel, explores the turbulent final...

Shekhar Kapur Directs Larklight

Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth") has signed on to develop and direct the $200 million period fantasy "Larklight" for Di Novi Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Scribe Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises") will adapt Philip Reeve's 2006 novel which...

Trade Breaks: Aniston, Splice, Plan B

"Jennifer Aniston and producing partner Kristin Hahn have formed Echo Films, a company that will start with a first-look deal at Universal Pictures. Aniston and Hahn have already made several project acquisitions, most of which will be developed...

Sony Travels To The Wettest County

Sony Pictures has pre-emptively picked up the rights to Matt Bondurant's upcoming book "The Wettest County in the World" reports the trades.The historical crime drama is based on the author's grandfather and two grand-uncles - three infamous brothers who...

Aeronautic Action In Northern Lights

Chuck Russell is writing and will direct the stunt flying actioneer "Northern Lights" for Skydance Productions reports Variety."Northern Lights" follows the adventures of three young pilots, each determined to be the best at extreme flying, which encompasses taking their...

Trace Adkins Becomes Carol Reaper

Country star Trace Adkins will will play the Spirit of Christmas Future (aka the Grim Reaper) in David Zucker's indie Christmas comedy "American Carol" says The Hollywood Reporter.Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen and Dennis Hopper have cameos in the takeoff...

April Fool: HBO Develops Departed TV Series

The network upfronts kick off this week but all the announcements are set to be dwarfed by the news that HBO is planning a TV series based on the Oscar-winning Martin Scorses directed picture "The Departed" says entertainment news...

April Fool: Benning, Smith For Stone’s W

With the four Bushes cast, Oliver Stone is now lining up some big names for the supporting roles in his upcoming biopic about current reigning President George W. Bush.On Friday it was reported that both Toby Jones and Paul...

April Fool: Dunes Plans Exorcist Remake

Platinum Dunes is continuing its bid to remake the major horror film masterpieces from 1960's to 80's with Screen Annual reporting that Michael Bay's company is seeking a screen writer for a new adaption of William Peter Blatty's...

April Fool: Paul Thomas Anderson Drinks Water

With James Bond successfully reinvented, Jason Bourne as strong as ever, and talk of Jack Ryan coming back, the studios have big plans to turn other classic espionage novels of the 60's and 70's into contemporary action thriller franchises.As...

April Fool: Trade Breaks: Lost, Quantum, Pirates

"A minor earthquake off Guam yesterday has lead to tidal damage of the "Lost" beach on Hawaii's Oahu island. The erosion of much of the beach overnight is said to have been extensive enough that filming on the hit...

April Fool: Efron & Cyrus To Step Up

With the first two "Step Up" films proving solid moneymakers for Disney Pictures, the studio has announced ambitious plans for not one but two follow-ups.As previously reported, a third one entitled "Step Up 3D" is being planned for...

G.I. Joe, Gears, MGS Updates

"Dennis Quaid is finished shooting his parts as General Hawk in the upcoming "G.I. Joe" movie, and production will be heading to the Czech Republic for the next three months to finish shooting..." ( full details)"We've got our script...

X-Files, Bangkok, Panda, Fall Posters

A whole bunch of new one-sheets have hit the Net in the past week and here they are below, just click any of them below for larger versions.Amongst the posters are "The X-Files 2", "Bangkok Dangerous", "Kung Fu Panda",...

Tobolowsky & Christensen On League

"Heroes" actor Stephen Tobolowsky has denied rumors that he'll be playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth in Warner Bros. upcoming "Justice League" movie.The acclaimed actor tells Moviehole that "I sent all of the stories to my manager who has...

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