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News Shorts: March 23rd 2007

Imagi Studios ("TMNT") has posted pre-production artwork from their upcoming "Gatchaman" (known as "G-Force" in the US) and "Astro Boy" movie adaptations at their official site.Shaun Toub's role in the upcoming "Iron Man" is said to be that of...

Nolan Pens Spielberg’s Interstellar

Paramount Pictures has set Jonah Nolan to write "Interstellar," a space adventure that Steven Spielberg has been attached to direct since last year reports The Los Angeles Times.The drama revolves around explorers who travel through a worm hole and...

Tripplehorn & Davidtz Become Creatures

Jeanne Tripplehorn and Embeth Davidtz have joined Kate Beckinsale and the all-star cast of "Winged Creatures," being directed by Rowan Woods says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows the witnesses to a brutal murder suicide in a fast food restaurant...

Chan, Li and… Angarano?

Michael Angarano ("Sky High," "Lords of Dogtown," TV's "Will and Grace") is in final negotiations to star alongside Jackie Chan and Jet Li in their untitled project says The Hollywood Reporter.Angarano will play a troubled 17-year-old wannabe kung fu...

McGowan Drinks From The Black Oasis

Rose McGowan ("Grindhouse," TV's "Charmed") has signed to play the tragic B-movie staple Susan Cabot in "Black Oasis" reports Variety.Director Stephan Elliot ("Priscilla, Queen of the Desert") has penned and will direct the film based on a Premiere magazine...

Acquisitions: Youth, Frost, Alchemy

"Despite pursuit by Tom Cruise's United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics has ended up acquiring North American distribution rights to Francis Ford Coppola's "Youth Without Youth," the director's first film since 1997's "The Rainmaker." A late fall release is planned..."...

Olmos Explores Another Frontier

"Battlestar Galactica" lead actor Edward James Olmos is set to direct and likely star in the bilingual drama "The Crystal Frontier," based on the Carlos Fuentes novel reports Reuters.The novel consists of nine intertwined stories that reflect on the...

Winslet & DiCaprio Take A Road Trip

"Titanic" co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are re-teaming for the first time since that epic in DreamWorks and BBC Films "Revolutionary Road" reports Variety.Winslet's husband Sam Mendes ("Jarhead," "Road to Perdition") will direct the pic, the first time...

School Massacre Becomes British Film

Two novels based on writer Lionel Shriver's books are in the works including "We Need To Talk About Kevin" reports Teletext.The BBC will make a film based on that 2003 prize-winning book about a couple whose son has committed...

A Third Year With Wentworth Miller

Fox has picked up a third season of the hit drama "Prison Break", ensuring Wenty (aka. Wentworth Miller) will be pleasuring us for at least another year.That announcement is just one of the many renewals that took place this...

The Random Spiel: March 22nd 2007

The MPAA has officially given "Grindhouse" an R-Rating for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use- Comcast will premiere the final "Spider-Man 3" trailer online tomorrow at spiderman3oncomcast.com.- Zooey Deschanel tells...

Kurt & Carpenter On New Escape

Various people have been vocal about the casting of Gerard Butler as Snake Plissken in the upcominig "Escape from New York" remake, and now the original star has weighed in.Talking with Entertainment Weekly, actor Kurt Russell had some less...

Mitchell Pens Ian Paisley Biopic

UK scribe Gary Mitchell has revealed that he had been commissioned to write the script for a biopic on Northern Ireland DUP leader Ian Paisley.Some of the funding has is already in place, whilst Paisley's family say they will...

Trio Re-Team For Rodeo & Drew 2

Producer Jerry Weintraub and director Andrew Fleming ("The In-Laws," "Dick") are already at work on a sequel to this summer's feature adaptation of the "Nancy Drew" mysteries reports Variety.Emma Roberts is again set to star as the famous...

Binoche In Désengagement Over Gaza

Juliette Binoche is set to star in "Désengagement", the first dramatic portrayal of the Israel's withdrawl from the Gaza Strip in 2005 reports Reuters.Binoche flew in to Tel Aviv this week to appear in the film as a woman...

Trade Breaks: Oscars, Mummy, Miss

"The 80th Annual Academy Awards is set for Sunday February 24th. ABC again will broadcast the show live from the Kodak Theatre. The Academy will announce its nominations at 5:30 a.m. PST on January 22nd. Official...

Russell Crowe Directs Bra Boys Movie

Russell Crowe will make his feature directorial debut on Universal Pictures "Bra Boys", a feature film adaptation of the much talked about recent Australian documentary which Crowe narrated reports Variety.That doco focuses on the three Abberton brothers (incl. professional...

Galactica Gets 22 More Episodes

Can too much "Galactica" be a good thing? Questions over the future of the acclaimed series, set to air its third season finale on Sunday, were answered a few weeks ago when it was announced that it would...

Union Helms & Banks A Starship

Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms and Elizabeth Banks are joining Eddie Murphy on 20th Century Fox's sci-fi comedy "Starship Dave" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on a script by Rob Greenberg and Bill Corbett, "Starship" centers on a spaceship that takes...

Cruise Joins Singer’s WW2 Project

A few days after United Artists picked up Bryan Singer's untitled WW2 thriller, UA's new co-runner Tom Cruise has jumped on-board as its star says the trades.Scripted by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander, the story is based on actual...

Lozano Helms 50 Cent’s Live Bet

Universal Pictures has set Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Lozano to direct "Live Bet," a drag-racing vehicle to be driven by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson reports Variety.Heist film script is set in the world of underground clubs and illegal car racing....

Emile Hirsch Is The Speed Racer

Emile Hirsch ("Alpha dog," "The Girl Next Door") is in talks to star in "Speed Racer," the live-action version of the anime cartoon being directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on the classic 1960s series...

Sony Flies To Green Hornet

Sony Pictures has picked up rights to classic crime-fighting hero "The Green Hornet" and plans to adapt the story for the big screen."Hornet" follows the adventures of Britt Reid, a bored playboy who inherits his father's crusading newspaper, the...

Victoria Was Such A Blunt Woman

Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") is set to star in "The Young Victoria" for Initial Entertainment Group and Martin Scorsese producing.Filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee ("C.R.A.Z.Y.") will direct the historical pic. Blunt will play the lively and warmhearted Victoria, who...

Trade Breaks: Sugar, Passion, Boll

"Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck ("Half Nelson") will write and direct a pic about Dominican baseball. "Sugar" will look at the promise and broken dreams of a Dominican baseball prospect plucked from his native country to play in...

New Line Gets Into Gears of Wars

New Line Cinema has acquired the film rights to award-winning Xbox 360 video game "Gears of War," with writer Stuart Beattie ("Collateral") attached to adapt the project which is aiming for a Summer 2009 release.Developed by Epic Games, the...

Sarcasms Thrown At Hutton & Sorvino

Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Dana Delany, Stockard Channing and Mario Van Peebles will star in ensemble drama "Multiple Sarcasms," set in New York City circa 1979 and produced and directed by Brooks Branch reports Variety.Script, co-penned by Linda Morris,...

9 Wood Lands On The Green

An all-star cast will provide voices for the main characters in Academy Award nominee Shane Acker's animated epic "9", which is currently in production for Focus Features. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.Elijah Wood (of The Lord...

The Random Spiel: March 20th 2007

"Filming will probably begin March, 2008, as was always planned from the beginning. The WWII film Bryan plans to shoot over the summer will have NO EFFECT whatsoever on the Superman sequel schedule" explains Robert Meyer Burnett who...

Miyazaki’s Next Opens Summer 2008

Toho will release director Hayao Miyazaki's next animated film, Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), in Summer 2008 reports the trades.The new film concerns a goldfish princess named Ponyo who wants to become human and her...

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