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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...

Joshua, Waitress Score Big Deals

Short of the Weinstein's "Grace is Gone" buy for $4 million early on in the festival, the first several days of Sundance this year proved pretty tepid.That all changed yesterday with a big upsurge in business thanks to three...

Acquisitions: Teeth, Paint, Moon

"Lionsgate and the Weinstein Co. have decided to distribute "Teeth" worldwide as equal partners like they did with "Dogma" and "Farenheit 9/11". After initially passing on the story of a virginal girl whose vagina turns into a secret weapon,...

Clive Owen Is Philip Marlowe

Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment want Clive Owen to star as Raymond Chandler's hardboiled private eye Philip Marlowe reports Variety.Strike has made a deal to get rights to a Chandler mystery series that includes "The Big Sleep" and "Farewell...

MGM Feels The Power Of Christ

MGM has acquired North American distribution rights to "Myriam, Mother of the Christ," the biblical story of Mary says The Hollywood Reporter.A dramatic rendering of the key events in Mary's life leading up to the birth of Jesus and...

Clubland Lands $4 Million Deal

"Clubland", the new Australian feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, has been bought by Warner Independent for the important US, UK and German markets. The reported US$4m sale is one of the biggest deals...

Trade Breaks: Mummy 3, Shell, Suspect

"Al Gough, who is co-writing the third installment in the Mummy film franchise with partner Miles Millar, told SCI FI Wire that the sequel will unwrap a new mummy, a new concept take on the franchise, and feature a...

Connery Talks Indiana Jones IV

Sir Sean Connery has confirmed he is considering returning to the silver screen to reprise one of his most popular roles in Indiana Jones 4.The actor told UK Teletext he will read the script for the fourth movie and,...

Baker Talks Lizard In Spider-Man

While promoting his new series "Drive" on Fox, actor Dylan Baker was happy to talk with iF Magazine about his role in "Spider-Man 3" and the talked about fourth film.Baker has played Dr. Curt Conners in the past two...

Rogue Hires Some Violent Couriers

Rogue Pictures and Intrepid Pictures have scored movie rights to the action graphic novel series "Couriers" says The Hollywood Reporter.Scribe Javier Grillo-Marxuach (TV's "Lost", "Medium", "Charmed") has been set to adapt the adventures of two gun-toting mercenary couriers who...

Teitelman Is A Big Man

Sony Pictures has set first-time feature helmer Mark Teitelman to direct its teen comedy "Big Man on Campus" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story is set in motion as beauty and brains duke it out in high school, changing the...

New Line Remakes Kong Doco

Picturehouse and New Line have acquired rights to "The King of Kong," a documentary that premieres in competition at Slamdance tonight."The King of Kong" chronicles a rivalry between two gamers, Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell, as they battle for...

Weinstein’s Grace Is Long Gone

The Weinstein Co. has acquired worldwide distribution rights to James Strouse's "Grace is Gone" after the successful premiere at Sundance.The sub-$5 million budgeted "Grace" stars John Cusack as a father who must tell his two daughters that their mother...

The Random Spiel: January 21st 2007

A script review is out for Steven Soderbergh's "The Argentine", the first of the Soderbergh films on Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.-The first footage from Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" screened in LA last week, click here for further details.-Zach Braff's next...

Spider-Man 4, Rambo 4 Updates

Superhero Hype reports that Sony Pictures are so excited about the early cut they've seen of "Spider-Man 3" that they want to push forward with another film and have approached (but not signed) scribe David Koepp about the project.Koepp's...

Trade Breaks: Crazy, PGA, Hitcher

"Magnolia Pictures nailed a deal late Saturday for North American rights to "Crazy Love," director Dan Klores' provocative documentary about a couple who marries some 16 years after the man has acid thrown in his future wife's face..." (full...

Greengrass Visits The Emerald City

Director Paul Greengrass ("United 93", "The Bourne Supremacy") is set to write and direct a movie about the aftermath of the Iraq invasion reports Variety.Based on Rajiv Chandrasekaran's book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone",...

Formula One McClaren Gets Biopic

"The Lord of the Rings" producer Barrie Osborne is planning a $100 million biopic of Formula One racing car legend Bruce McLaren.Making the announcement at the A1 Grand Prix race in New Zealand on Saturday, he confirmed Matthew Grainger...

Kring Talks Heroes Second Half

"Heroes" creator Tim Kring talked with iF Magazine about the upcoming second half of the hit show's first season which kicks off again tomorrow night.From tomorrow "Heroes" will begin an uninterrupted seven-episode block, followed by five weeks off, and...

Faye Dunaway Joins Welsh Flick

Faye Dunaway playing a one-armed female police officer in a Welsh low budget horror film. No April Fools hasn't arrived early, surprisingly it is real and the film in question is called "Flick" according to The BBC.Dunaway plays Lieutenant...

Aronofsky Dives For A Black Swan

Universal Pictures has acquired "Black Swan," a psychological thriller to be produced by Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures reports Variety.Darren Aronofsky ("The Fountain", "Requiem for a Dream") is attached to direct, and John McLaughlin has begun writing the thriller that...

Fishburne Likes Them At 21

Laurence Fishburne is in final negotiations, whilst Liza Lapira and Josh Gad have already joined Columbia Pictures' Vegas-set thriller "21".The film is based on Ben Mezrich's best-seller, "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who...

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