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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...

Best Time In The Sack? Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys has signed on to star with Keira Knightley and Lindsay Lohan in "The Best Time of Our Lives" for Capitol Films.The story follows the relationships between Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Rhys), his wife Caitlin...

Trade Breaks: Kid, Mortadelo, Hope

"Montecito Pictures and DreamWorks have picked up "The Creepy Kid," a comedy spec from scribes Ethan Furman and Adam Farasati. The logline is being kept under wraps, though it has been described as "Big Daddy" meets "The Exorcist."...

David O. Russell Climbs A Hill

David O. Russell ("Three Kings," "I Heart Huckabees") is adapting and is attached to direct the subversive Washington comedy "Sammy's Hill" for Sony Pictures and Red Wagon says The Hollywood Reporter.The project, based on Kristin Gore's inside-the-Beltway novel, centers...

Gosnell Declares War On Oprah’s Hobby

The Weinstein Company has attached "Scooby-Doo" & "Never Been Kissed" helmer Raja Gosnell to direct romantic comedy "The Book Club" reports Variety.Story concerns a man discovering the dirty secrets of an all-female book club. He enlists their help in...

Jellyfish Don’t Like Fool’s Gold

Irukandji jellyfish, among the world's most toxic creatures, is spreading along Australia's coastline as a result of global warming reports The Telegraph.Their discovery has halted production of a Hollywood film "Fool's Gold" starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, who...

The Random Spiel: March 29th 2007

The Bryan Singer/Tom Cruise WW2 film is going by the name "Valkyrie" says The Guardian. This is the codename for the Hitler assassination project, named after the Richard Wagner opera.- The first artwork from Miyazaki's "Ponyo on...

Jim Carrey Takes Some Me Time

Jim Carrey will produce and potentially star in the comedy "Me Time" for 20th Century Fox reports Variety.Ian Roberts and Jay Martel ("Air Guitar Nation") penned the script which revolves around a writer penning a book about his great...

Mirren and Harris Uncover Treasure

Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Ed Harris have joined the cast of Disney's action-adventure sequel "National Treasure: The Book of Secrets" which is now filming.Nicolas Cage reprises his role as the treasure-hunting Ben Gates. Mirren will play Emily...

Sequels: Potter, Kombat, X-Files, 28

Lots of talk about potential sequels in the last 48 hours. Some sounds enticing, some far too hopeful, and others just plain ridiculous.First up, "Harry Potter". Along with some pretty spectacular cover art for the three versions...

Fireflies Buzz All-Star Quintet

Willem Dafoe, Hayden Panettiere, Shannon Lucio, Ioan Gruffudd and George Newbern are joining the ensemble cast of Senator Entertainment's "Fireflies in the Garden" says Reuters.Carrie Anne Moss, Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts and Emily Watson already star in the film...

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