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Trade Breaks: Dick, Sugar, Strike

"First-look rights to the 45 novels and 120 short stories of late science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick have been acquired by the Halcyon Co., which plans several features and TV projects from his tales. The first ...

Garvin Produces Hannah Allam’s Tale

Producer-writer Bonnie Garvin has acquired the rights to the real-life story of journalist Hannah Allam's experience covering the Iraq War says The Hollywood Reporter.The story centers on Allam's quest to save the life of her interpreter, Ban Sarhan, and...

Michael C. Hall Plays A Game

"Six Feet Under" and "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall is set to play the villain in "Game," the Gerard Butler-led sci-fi actioneer reports CHUD."Crank" writer-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are handling the film about a near-future where a...

Cera & Dennings Organise Playlist

Michael Cera and Kat Dennings are attached to star in Mandate and Sony Pictures "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" reports Variety.Based on the novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, story revolves around two bridge-and-tunnel teenagers, nursing broken hearts,...

Pixar Confirms Mars Trilogy

The Pixar team has confirmed to EBZine that they recently made a trip to Edgar Rice Burroughs archives, doing research for a trilogy of John Carter of Mars films.Directors Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews and Pixar executive Jim Morris all...

Nelson Makers Funny Valentine

"Half Nelson" makers Silverwood Films, Hunting Lane Films and ThinkFilm are reteaming for the romantic drama "Blue Valentine," which will shoot in February reports Variety."Blue" centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years...

Trade Breaks: Crossing, Narnia, Cohen

"There's some doubt in the air about whether the Weinstein Co. is going to give Wayne Kramer's "Crossing Over", a Traffic-like drama about the immigration situation between Mexico and the U.S., a modest platform-type release in December. Instead...

Warners Not Doing Chick Flicks?

Three different producers have told Deadline Hollywood Daily that Warner Bros. Pictures president prexy Jeff Robinov has declared that the studio is "no longer doing movies with women in the lead".What's surprising is that the apparent reasoning behind this...

Latifah’s Short Visit To Vegas

Queen Latifah will make a cameo appearance in Fox's rom-com "What Happens in Vegas" starring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz says Reuters.The story follows two people (Kutcher, Diaz) who discover after a night of debauchery in Vegas that they've...

Ving Rhames Has Got The Goods

Ving Rhames and David Koechner have joined "The Goods: The Don Ready Story" for Paramount Vantage says The Hollywood Reporter.The comedy, written by Rick Stempson and Andy Stock, centers on a used car liquidator (Jeremy Piven) who is hired...

Kalogridis Overhauls Darksiders

New Line has hired scribe Laeta Kalogridis ("Alexander," "Pathfinder") to overhaul Tom S. Parker and Jim Jennewein's "Darksiders" vampire script reports Variety.The story revolves around an FBI agent who teams up with a bunch of bloodsuckers to catch an...

The Random Spiel: October 7th 2007

Posters for Iron Man, John Rambo, The Other Boleyn Girl, Walk Hard, 10,000 B.C., Bee Movie.-The first character stills are out from "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor".- Script reviews are out for both Logan's Run and...

Radha Mitchell Cracks The Code

Radha Mitchell has joined Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas in Mimi Leder's crime thriller "The Code" for Nu Image/Millennium Films says The Hollywood Reporter.Mitchell plays a temptress whose romantic liaison with a thief (Banderas) threatens to come between him and...

Sony & Arad Develop EverQuest

IGN Movies reports that Sony Pictures and former Marvel Studios honcho Avi Arad are teaming to bring the 3D online fantasy game "EverQuest" to the big screen.The studio is apparently setting up the project for a 2009 or 2010...

Halo & Gears Movies Dead?

Despite big sales, two of the biggest video games in the past year aren't going to be getting film adaptations anytime soon it seems.Previously announced "Halo" director Neill Blomkamp told Creativity Online that "The film is entirely dead. In...

Crank Sequel In The Works

Empire Online recently caught up with "Crank" co-directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine who confirmed a sequel to their 2006 Jason Statham actioneer is planned.Despite the character apparently falling to his death at the end of the first film,...

Tranter Talks Who Film & Future

The BBC controller of fiction, Jane Tranter, has pointedly refused to rule out the possibility of a film version of "Doctor Who," the department's most successful drama series of recent years reports The Guardian.She's also hinted that actor David...

Simon West On A Thunder Run

Simon West ("Con Air," "Tomb Raider") will direct and produce an adaptation of David Zucchino's Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book "Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad" for Freedom Films and Emmett/Furla Films says Reuters.Los Angeles Times correspondent Zucchino's...

Trade Breaks: Eagle, Knight, Rider

"Universal Pictures has boarded Japanese actioner "Midnight Eagle" and will release the pic in North America this year. THE Izuru Narushima-helmed $10 million actioner sees a standoff between Japan and secret agents from an unknown foreign country, after...

More Justice League Plot Details

Entertainment Weekly has some details of the storyline for the upcoming "Justice League" feature:"What we have seen remains faithful to the comic book that first appeared in 1960. All seven original members of the Justice League -- Batman, Superman,...

Kite Runner Release Delayed

The release of "The Kite Runner" has been delayed six weeks because of fears for the safety of three of the movie's Afghan child actors says Paramount Vantage according to The Hollywood Reporter.In the film, based on the 2003...

Snipes Doing Art of War Sequel?

Moviehole reports that the trouble-plagued Wesley Snipes has spent the majority of October filming a sequel to his lacklustre 2000 actioneer "The Art of War".The original had Snipes playing Neil Shaw, an operative for a United Nations covert black...

Latest High-Def Format Volleys

After all the craziness of Paramount's switching to the HD-DVD only camp the other month, things have quietened down on the format war front with little talk about anything going on, short of New Line's decision to go dual...

Trade Breaks: Sex, Scream, Babysitters

"The "Sex and the City" movie will feature at least one flashback as teenage versions of the four characters have already been cast and photos of them on the set are available..." (full details)""Scream 4" has apparently been greenlit...

Clooney’s Leatherheads Delayed

Universal Pictures is delaying the wide release of George Clooney's 1920's football pic "Leatherheads" from December 7th to April 4th next year.Directed, co-written and toplined by Clooney, the romantic comedy involves the owner of a professional team who falls...

Fight Over Scorsese’s Wall Street

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. are scrabbling over a suitable co-production arrangement for director Martin Scorsese's next potential project "The Wolf of Wall Street" reports The Los Angeles Times.Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in the adaptation of the...

Todd Phillips Gets A Hangover

Warner Bros. has picked up Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's comedy spec script "Hangover" for Todd Phillips ("Road Trip," "Old School," "Starsky and Hutch") to direct and produce says the trades.The story follows three friends who lose the groom...

Fire Engulfs A Righteous Kill

A fire broke out on the Connecticut set of Jon Avnet's cop thriller "Righteous Kill" early Thursday reports the trades.Robert De Niro and Al Pacino play two New York City cops tracking down a vigilante who might be another...

Warners Enters The Shining City

Warner Bros. has pre-emptively acquired the rights to Seth Greenland's comedic novel "Shining City" says The Hollywood Reporter.The book centers on a recently unemployed suburban milquetoast dad whose brother dies and leaves behind a dry cleaning business.He discovers that...

Spanish Queens Get US Makeover

David A. Lee and Daniel Vaillancourt ("MTV's Undressed") have optioned the English-language remake rights to the 2005 Spanish-language feature film "Reinas" ("Queens") from Warner Bros. Spain reports Variety.The original comedy revolves around a fictional mass same-sex wedding in Spain....

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