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Waters Plans Cover & Earthlings

Scribe Daniel Waters ("Heathers," "Batman Returns") has been tapped to adapt Lindsay Moran's memoir "Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy" for Paramount Vantage says The Hollywood Reporter.Karen Tenkhoff ("The Motorcycle Diaries") is producing the story about...

Casting Couch: Englund, Campbell, Hopper

"Robert Englund wil' star in "Horror in the Wind," a currently in production indie film for Revision Studios. Shooting is underway in New Mexico on the project which has a unique premise - it follows the outbreak of...

Violence Out Of Hitman? Nope

When you make a film about a ruthless assassin, you know to expect at least a moderate level of violence. Unfortunately when you're adapting a video game into a film, getting those teenagers to fork out for tickets...

Hooper Directs King’s Buick 8

Tobe Hooper ("Poltergeist," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre") will direct Moonstone Entertainment's feature adaptation of Stephen King's novel "From a Buick 8" reports Variety."From a Buick 8" centers on a mysterious Buick stored in a state trooper barracks. After one...

Indiana & Knight Most Anticipated

A poll of more than 2,000 moviegoers has revealed some not unexpected results. It seems that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "The Dark Knight" are the two most anticipated upcoming films by movie audiences...

Trade Breaks: Gondry, Arsonist, Burn

"Visionary filmmaker Michel Gondry ("The Science of Sleep," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") is teaming up with his son Paul to co-direct an animated feature film based on Paul's artwork and the their own real life relationship..." (full...

Warners Enters The School of Fear

Warner Bros. Pictures has pre-emptively picked up film rights to "School of Fear," a children's novel proposal from Gitty Daneshvari says the trades.The 89-page proposal details a four-part book series that tells the adventures of four 12-year-olds named Madeleine,...

Milch On Deadwood & Cop Drama

Whilst an HBO representative told TelevisionWeek that "there are no current plans" to make the TV movies to wrap up plot lines on "Deadwood", creator David Milch says the dismantling of the sets the other week makes little difference...

Spielberg Talks Indiana & Tintin

Last week a certain stunning redhead at Paramount Pictures gave me the chance to join a small group of select sites to visit the set of the fourth "Indiana Jones" and talk with Steven Spielberg.It was an offer that...

Bana Set, Pine Up For Star Trek

Aussie hunk Eric Bana ("Troy," "Munich") has officially signed on to play the villian Nero in the J.J. Abrams-directed reinvention of the "Star Trek" film franchise for Paramount.Young spunk Chris Pine ("Princess Diaries 2," "Smokin' Aces," "Just My Luck")...

Warners Set For Terminator Salvation

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins," putting the project on the fast track to begin production in early 2008 reports Variety.Halcyon is producing 'Salvation' which plans to reinvent James Cameron's...

Silberling Helms Land of the Lost

Brad Silberling ("Lemony Snicket," "City of Angels") will next direct "Land of the Lost," Universal's $100 million big-screen adaptation of Sid and Marty Krofft's 1970s live-action Saturday morning series says the trades.The story follows a disgraced paleontologist, his enthusiastic...

O’Flaherty Takes On Thundercats

Video gaming veteran Jerry O'Flaherty will helm Warner Bros. Pictures CG-animated "Thundercats" feature, based on the popular '80s cartoon, comic and toy line reports Variety.O'Flaherty will now work with scribe Paul Sopocy on the script. The origin story expands...

Fred Durst’s Education At Bay

Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired North American theatrical and DVD rights to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's directorial debut, "The Education of Charlie Banks" reports the trades.The coming-of-age drama stars Jesse Eisenberg as the title character, a high school...

Chris Pine Plays White Jazz

Chris Pine is in negotiations to star opposite George Clooney in the adaptation of the James Ellroy crime novel "White Jazz" says The Hollywood Reporter.Director Joe Carnahan previously worked with Pine on "Smokin' Aces", and is keen to get...

Trade Breaks: Kingdom, World, Warners

"Universal's "The Kingdom" has been banned in Bahrain and Kuwait. Peter Berg's pic, about an elite FBI team that journeys to Saudi Arabia to investigate a terror attack on a U.S. compound, has been passed uncut in the...

Luther King’s Murder Thriller

Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to "I Am a Man," a historical thriller novel that author Hampton Sides ("Ghost Soliders," "Blood and Thunder") is writing about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis and the...

Cruise’s Valkyrie Requires Reshoots

A key scene in the Tom Cruise World War II thriller "Valkyrie" will have to be re-shot after footage was damaged in processing reports Reuters."Valkyrie" director Bryan Singer and United Artists had to spend months negotiating with German authorities...

Kelly Bowe Gets Flip-Flopped

Kelly Bowe ("Before You Go," "Parental Guidance") is on board to adapt "Flip-Flopped" author Jill Smolinski's sophomore novel "The Next Thing on My List" for Wendy Finerman Productions and New Line says The Hollywood Reporter.The book follows June Parker,...

John Woo’s Killer Being Remade

Legendary action director John Woo's 1989 Hong Kong classic "The Killer" will be remade in Los Angeles with a Korean star replacing Chow Yun-fat as the hard-boiled hit man says Reuters.Korean-American Director John H. Lee ("A Moment to Remember")...

Brandon Routh Barks At Night

"Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh is set to play the lead role in Arclight Films' "Dead of Night", a film version of the Italian "Dylan Dog" comic book series reports Comic Book Resources.Created by Tiziano Sclavi, the London-set stories...

Gyllenhaal & Liman Travel To Moon

Jake Gyllenhaal will team with "The Bourne Identity" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" helmer Doug Liman for DreamWorks' "Untitled Moon Project" reports Variety.Actioner revolves around a private expedition to the moon and the race for lunar colonization.Though originally penned...

Golden Compass Ending Reworked

Reports first emerged early this week, but have now been confirmed - the ending of New Line's upcoming fantasy adaptation "The Golden Compass" is getting a major overhaul.Director and scribe Chris Weitz revealed on his official blog today that...

Lisa Kudrow Check Into A Hotel

Lisa Kudrow and Johnny Simmons have joined Emma Roberts and Don Cheadle in DreamWorks' live-action canine caper "Hotel for Dogs" says Reuters."Dogs," based on Lois Duncan's 1971 children's book, revolves around two orphaned teenagers who secretly house nine stray...

Kidman & Roberts On Monte Carlo Trip

Nicole Kidman has signed on to star and produce the romantic comedy "Monte Carlo" reports Empire Online.Based on Jules Bass' novel Headhunters, the story follows three humdrum teachers who pose as wealthy women holidaying in the glitzy Monaco tourist...

Fuqua & Stone Do Escobar Biopic

Antoine Fuqua ("King Arthur," "Training Day") will direct and Oliver Stone will produce "Escobar," a biopic about the notorious Colombian cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar, for J2 Pictures reports Variety.The project aspires to be the first of two rival pics...

Santa vs. Zombies At Christmas

Hollywood Gang ("300") has optioned the rights to the graphic novel "The Last Christmas," written by actor-comedian Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan.The story follows Santa Claus as he withdraws from normal life and turns his back on Christmas.When he...

From A Princess To Dirty Girls

"The Princess Diaries" producer Debra Martin Chase and producer-writer Nely Galan are teaming to adapt Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez's novel "The Dirty Girls Social Club" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story revolves around six Latina women from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds navigating their...

Iannucci Is In The Loop

Armando Iannucci ("The Day Today," "I'm Alan Partridge") is set to direct the feature comedy "In The Loop" says The Times Online.The team behind the British television comedy "The Thick of It" are producing this satire of the diplomatic...

Sony’s Stage 6 Plans Sequels

Sony Pictures has launched Stage 6 Films, a label that will acquire and produce relatively low budget films for theatrical and straight-to-DVD release says Variety.Amongst them are a prequel to this year's "Vacancy" and sequels for "Starship Troopers," "The...

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