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The Random Spiel: October 4th 2007

New stills from I Am Legend, 30 Days of Night, Saw IV and some spoiler pics from the set of Sex and the City: The Movie.- New script reviews are up for Fiasco Heights and Tokyo Superpunch.-Some ...

Kruger Penning Transformers Sequel

A "Transformers" sequel is being rushed forward with both original scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and writer Ehren Kruger ("The Ring," "The Brothers Grimm") in negotiations to team to pen the screenplay for a whopping $5-7 million says...

McG & Diesel In Fourth Terminator?

CHUD reports that "Charlie's Angels" director McG is in talks to helm a fourth "Terminator" which is being rushed to be ready pre-strike.A script just got turned in last week to The Halcyon Company who are pushing this into...

Murphy, A Man Of A 1000 Words

Eddie Murphy and helmer Brian Robbins ("Norbit," "Starship Dave") are in final negotiations to reteam for the DreamWorks comedy "A Thousand Words" reports Variety.The story centers on a glib man who finds out that he has only 1,000 words...

Release Changes: October 4th 2007

'Zephyr' is back with another round of release date changes:Cassandra's Dream, the Woody Allen drama starring Colin Farrel and Ewan McGregor, will come out a month later on December 28th, 2007. It will still go wide on January...

Val Kilmer Is A Felon

Val Kilmer, Stephen Dorff, Sam Shepard, Harold Perrineau, Anne Archer and Marisol Nichols are in final negotiations to star in "Felon" reports New Mexico Business Weekly.The film concerns a family man who is convicted of killing an intruder but...

Casting Couch: Cohen, Cusack, Fry

"Sacha Baron Cohen is very keen on remaking the Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers 1968 cult comedy "The Party" which followed a bumbling Indian extra named Hrundri V. Bakshi attends an over-the-top Hollywood bash who totally disrupts everything. Producer-director Edwards...

Fragile Zombies Eat Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez ("Curandero") has signed on to direct zombie pic "Fragile" for Rogue Pictures reports Variety.Based on the graphic novel by Stephano Raffaele, story kicks off after an airborne virus has reduced much of the Earth's population to feral...

Polley & Brody Splice Up Life

Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody have joined the science fiction thriller "Splice" for Copperheart Entertainment & Gaumont reports Reuters.Helmed by Vincenzo Natali ("Cube," "Cypher"), the story explores a dark vision of the world of genetic engineering in which two...

Jericho Second Season Done

The seven-episode second season of "Jericho" has wrapped production reports TV Guide.According to producers, if "Kid Nation," "Cane," "Moonlight" or the upcoming "Viva Laughlin" falters in the ratings, CBS is considering open firing with "Jericho," and if not a...

Trade Breaks: Compass, Tourist, Rings

"New Line Cinema's The Golden Compass will have its exclusive worldwide trailer debut on October 9th at the opening of the celebrated Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center, officially kicking off the 2007-2008 holiday season. There will be a...

New Line Doing Brom’s Plucker

New Line Cinema has optioned "The Plucker," an illustrated novel by acclaimed artist Brom reports Variety.Published in 2005 by Harry Abrams, "The Plucker" revolves around a toy jack-in-the-box that awakens beneath its owner's bed and realizes it has been...

More Galactus For Surfer

Director Tim Story, currently promoting the DVD release of his "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," recently told Screen Rant his excuse for not showing more of galactic devourer Galactus in the film.In the comics the planet devouring...

Piven’s Cupid Resurrected At ABC

The short-lived Jeremy Piven-led ABC drama/comedy "Cupid" is making a comeback a decade on reports TV Squad."Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas was looking for a "Cupid"-esque show to do for ABC, and the network asked if he wanted to...

Portman Loves Both Brothers

Natalie Portman has signed on to star with Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in Jim Sheridan's love-triangle drama "Brothers" for Relativity Media reports Variety.Based on Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish-language film, the story centers on a man (Maguire) who is...

Forster Remaking British Jury

Fox 2000 has acquired rights to remake Granada-produced 2002 British miniseries "The Jury" with Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball," "The Kite Runner") directing and Beau Willimon ("Farragut North") writing the script reports Variety.The original mini, scripted by Peter Morgan ("The...

Diesel & Walker In Fourth Furious

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are in negotiations to reunite for the fourth installment of Universal's "Fast and the Furious" franchise says The Hollywood Reporter.Justin Lin, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan ("The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift") are...

Kevin Dillon Is Awesomest Maximus

"Entourage" trouper Kevin Dillon has been set to play the title character in "National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Wallace Leonidas" reports Variety.The film spoofs sword-and-sandal epics "300," "Troy," "Gladiator" and "Braveheart," and Dillon plays the bumbling...

Hardwicke Directs Twilight Tale

Summit Entertainment has set Catherine Hardwicke to direct "Twilight," an adaptation of the novel that hatched Stephenie Meyer's bestselling young adult fantasy series reports Variety."Twilight" tells the story of 17-year-old Bella, who moves to a small town to live...

Dominique Swain In Slaughter

Dominique Swain will star in "Slaughter," the Slamdance competition winning script by Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby for Maverick Films reports Reuters.Swain will play a young actress who travels to a remote desert location to shoot a film...

Bradley Cooper Turns Yes Man

Bradley Cooper is teaming with Jim Carrey on the comedy "Yes Man" for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety.Cooper plays the best friend of Carrey's character, who decides to change his life by saying yes to everything that comes his...

Bayer Helms Near Dark Remake

Sam Bayer is in negotiations to direct the remake of the Kathryn Bigelow-directed 1987 cult vampire movie "Near Dark" for Platinum Dunes and Rogue Pictures says Reuters.The remake centers on a young man who reluctantly joins a traveling "family"...

Writer’s Block: Goth, Watchmen, Girly

"Fox Atomic has set video game scribe JT Petty ("The Burrowers," "Mimic: Sentinel") to write and direct "Goth," based on a best-selling Japanese novel. Described as a gothic love story, the project revolves around two high school teens...

Wong Directs Dragonball Z Movie

When the list of pre-strike priority projects got leaked the other week, one of the surprise inclusions was the long-troubled live-action "Dragonball Z" movie.The film had been in development a few years back and then seem to have stalled....

A Dynamite New TV Series

"Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf is teaming with "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso and writer J.H. Wyman to create a comic-book-style TV drama reports Sci-Fi Wire.Based on "Johnny Dynamite," the graphic novel by Max Allan Collins ("Road to Perdition"),...

Thieves Raid Indy IV Office

Over 2000 production stills, a complete production budget breakdown, possibly the script and other sensitive materials from the production office of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" have been stolen.Director Steven Spielberg's Universal Studio office was...

More Wallace and Gromit For TV

"Wallace and Gromit" are to return in a half-hour television adventure - their first since 1995's "A Close Shave" reports The BBC.Aardman Animations has announced that the cheese-loving inventor and his loyal dog will star in "Trouble at' Mill"...

BBC Develops Peter Pan Sequel

With a new structure for BBC Films going into effect, the British broadcaster has reaffirmed its commitment to develop a number of family friendly projects with an emphasis on natural history and science reports Variety.Work is already underway on...

Del Toro Climbs Mountains Next

Great news today, Guillermo Del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth," "Hellboy") has chosen his next project to direct and it's the one fans (and I personally) have been most keen for - his long-gestating passion project "At the Mountains of Madness".Del...

Morgan Pens Third Tony Blair Film

"The Queen," "Frost/Nixon" and "The Last King of Scotland" scribe Peter Morgan has started work on a follow-up to "The Queen" which will examine former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's relationships with U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W....

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