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And You Thought Michael Bay Had No Soul

Sci-fi author Whitley Strieber's forthcoming novel, "2012: The War for Souls" will be a Michael Bay-produced (and possibly directed) film at Warner Bros. Pictures reports TMZ.com.Scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Mission: Impossible III," "Transformers") are apparently producing the...

Lethal Weapon & Trainspotting Sequel Talk

Out doing promotions for the new action thriller "Shooter, actor Danny Glover was asked by Latino Review - will there be a Lethal Weapon 5?"No, no, no. I think it's good with the four. It's been nine years now...

Dunst Talks Spider-Man 4 Possibilities

Kirsten Dunst talked up "Spider-Man 3" a little at this week's ShoWest and talked to Coming Soon about the franchise's future - specifically chances of a fourth film."Sam has dedicated so much of his life, like more than...

Veronica Mars Cancelled, Kind Of

Reports are confusing, but it began yesterday with E! Online columnist Kristin Veitch reporting that much loved, but ratings soft "Veronica Mars" won't return for a fourth season according to the show's creator Rob Thomas himself. Sad news...

Cate Blanchett Joins Indiana Jones

Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in the fourth installment of the "Indiana Jones" adventures says The Hollywood Reporter.David Koepp's screenplay is being kept under wraps so it is unclear what character Blanchett will play, though sources indicate...

Babylon AD Gets Back On Track

The Mathieu Kassovitz-directed "Babylon AD," budgeted at $60 million, has resumed shooting in the Czech Republic after a two-week hiatus reports Variety.Production delays and various crew retrenchments have cost the production both time and money, as has more unpredictable...

Frears Handles A Burial Plot

Director Stephen Frears ("The Queen," "Mrs. Henderson Presents") is in talks to direct the Screen Gems courtroom drama "The Burial."Based on a New Yorker Magazine article and adapted by Doug Wright, the story follows Willie Gary, a black personal-injury...

Liotta & Cuba Answer Wanted Ad

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ray Liotta have joined the cast of Millennium Films' "Hero Wanted" says The Hollywood Reporter."Superman Returns" and "X-Men" second-unit director Brian Smrz will make his directorial debut with the film, which centers on a garbage...

Trade Breaks: Wonga, Irony, Sound, Man

"Scribe Peter Buchman ("Eragon," "Jurassic Park III") is in final negotiations to adapt "The Wonga Coup" for Miramax and Jason Blum's Blumhouse Prods. Project, based on a book by Economist writer Adam Roberts, centers on a failed coup...

Sherlock Holmes Gets Reinvented

Warner Bros. Pictures and producer Lionel Wigram will adapt Wigram's upcoming comicbook "Sherlock Holmes" for the bigscreen.The aim, according to Variety, is to reinvent Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth and Dr. Watson in the same edgy way that Batman and...

Sony Picks Up Buscemi’s Killer Interview

Steve Buscemi's "Interview," a remake of slain director Theo Van Gogh's Dutch feature, has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Sony Pictures Classics reports Reuters.Buscemi plays a burned-out political journalist who agrees to interview a popular B-actress (Sienna...

Aja Bites Into Pirahna Remake

Alexandre Aja ("Haute Tension") is back in the remake business. Having helmed last year's "The Hills Have Eyes" redux, Aja has now signed on to rewrite and direct "Piranha," Dimension Films' remake of Joe Dante's 1978 cult horror...

Butler Plots Escape To New Line

It didn't take long for "Escape From New York" to be captured.New Line Cinema has landed the rights to the remake of the cult John Carpenter movie with Gerard Butler attached to star as Snake Plissken.A bidding war broke...

Zack Snyder On Where “Watchmen” Goes

In the wake of the success of "300", director Zack Snyder has become searingly hot property this week and he talked about his proposed plans for the "Watchmen" comic adaptation to Comic Book Resources:When Is It In ProductionI'm doing...

Don Cheadle Developing Five Films

Don Cheadle is getting busy, the acclaimed actor who stars in three films this Summer ("Ocean's Thirteen," "Reign Over Me," "Talk to Me") has locked half a dozen upcoming films which he'll produce and/or star in though his through...

Brandon Routh Injected Into Cracktown

Despite being cast as "Superman" and drawing raves for his work, Brandon Routh has been surprisingly quiet with little to nothing announced in the way of upcoming projects short of the "Superman" sequel and a cameo or two.Now it...

Tom Hanks Developing Pistorius Biopic

Tom Hanks is currently bidding on the story of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius for his Playtone company to produce reports The Chronicle Herald.Pistorius is the first runner who has came close to competing in the Olympic Games, even...

Casting: Bell, Shanks, Spielberg, Duchovny

"David Duchovny will take the lead in a new untitled series for Showtime about a writer (Duchovny) who juggles a 16-year-old daughter, an ex-wife whom he still cares for and an insatiable appetite for beautiful women. The series...

Rob Brown Takes The Express Lane

Rob Brown ("Finding Forrester," "Take the Lead") has been cast as the lead opposite Dennis Quaid in Universal's "The Express" reports Variety.Brown will play Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win a Heisman Trophy. The athlete, raised in poverty...

Jennifer Hudson Up For Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin recently revealed to Access Hollywood that a number of studios who have expressed interest in her life story.According to MSNBC, it seems that while talking about the casting possibilities, she confirmed that Hudson was one of the...

Trade Breaks: Oceans, Takedowns, Dreams

"Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Thirteen" will make its international bow at Cannes, screening out of competition. The studio and fest have yet to determine a date for the gala screening, with hopes that as many of the pic's lead...

Gabriel Macht Lost In A Whiteout

Gabriel Macht ("The Good Shepherd," "Because I Said So") will star opposite Kate Beckinsale in action-thriller "Whiteout," the first pic from Joel Silver's Warners-based Dark Castle Entertainment banner reports Variety.Based on Greg Rucka's comicbook miniseries, the story revolves around...

Surrogates Give Birth To Mostow

Disney has acquired rights to the graphic novel "The Surrogates" and will develop it into a sci-fi thriller that Jonathan Mostow will direct reports Superhero Hype.Mostow's "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" scribes Michael Ferris and John Brancato will...

Twelve Million Potter 7 Book Copies

The final Harry Potter book will have a record breaking, back breaking first printing of 12 million copies, Scholastic, Inc., announced Wednesday says Reuters.Scholastic also plans a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign in support of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,"...

Warner Bros. Are A Giver On Screen

Warner Bros. has acquired screen rights to Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning novel "The Giver" reports Variety.Story follows a 12-year-old boy living in a futuristic, emotionally suppressed utopian society. He's selected to bear his community's emotional history; as he's loaded...

Writer’s Block: Sex, Dorks, Path, Curse

"Scribe Eric Nicholas ("Alone with Her") will direct his $12 million thriller "The Weaker Sex". The story revolves around a group of college students who become stranded on a tropical island and soon fight each other in...

Craig & Moore Hysterical Over Blindness

Daniel Craig is in talks and Julianne Moore is in negotiations to star in the Fernando Meirelles helmed drama "Blindness" for Focus Features International says The Hollywood Reporter.Adapted by Don McKellar from Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's acclaimed novel,...

Shyamalan’s Happening Splits Costs

UTV Motion Pictures and 20th Century Fox are all set to co-finance and co-produce director M. Night Shyamalan's next project "The Happening."UTV and Fox will share the $57 million budget and be equal partners on all revenue streams of...

Zac Efron Is The Speed Racer?

"High School Musical" and "Hairspray" star Zac Efron is in talks to star in the title role of "Speed Racer" according to Just Jared.Zac was apparently granted permission by Disney to leave the "High School Musical 2" set for...

Marvel & Spidey Fight Over Jake?

Many boys and girls out there have a desire to see young hunk Jake Gyllenhaal in tight fitting spandex. Now, the only debate seems to be over what color scheme it will be.Coming close to nabbing the role...

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