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Imagine Pursuing Lensman Novels

Sci-Fi Wire reports that Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures are negotiating with the estate of legendary author E.E. "Doc" Smith for film rights to Smith's seminal "Lensman" novels.The series began in 1934 with "Triplanetary," a novel serialized in the...

More Host Sequel Details

Sci-Fi Japan reports that the producers of the follow-up to the South Korean hit "The Host" intend to make this prequel even more topical than the first film.The Bong Joon-ho directed 2006 South Korean monster movie became a global...

New Wolfman Still Going Ahead

Mark Romanek's upcoming reinvention of "The Wolfman" has not been affected by the strike reports Bloody Disgusting.Reports suggested that shooting on the Universal Pictures film would be delayed, but Romanek has announced that filming is set to begin on...

Bale On Public Hunt For Depp

Christian Bale is in talks to star opposite Johnny Depp in the Michael Mann-directed, Depression-era crime drama "Public Enemies" for Universal Pictures reports the trades.An adaptation of Brian Burrough's book, the story follows the government's attempt to stop the...

Duncan Joins Broken Lizard’s Salmon

Michael Clarke Duncan will star in Broken Lizard's "The Slammin' Salmon" reports Variety.Set in a Miami restaurant owned by Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), a brutal former heavyweight boxing champion who institutes a competition to see which waiter can...

Horseback Doco Becomes Feature

U.S. Marine Brian Steidle's Darfur memoir "The Devil Came on Horseback" is being translated into a fully-fledged narrative feature says The Hollywood Reporter.The 2007 memoir, co-written by Steidle and Gretchen Steidle Wallace, follows the former U.S. Marine Captain during...

Beyonce & Arnie Go Bollywood

Bollywood producer Sajid Nadiadwala has pulled in Arnold Schwarzenegger and Beyonce Knowles to appear in his next project "Kambakth Ishq" reports DNA India.An international source says "Sajid has managed a casting coup in Kambakth Ishq. Apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger has...

Fox Picks Up Talbert’s Baggage

Fox Searchlight will produce and finance David Talbert's "Baggage Claim" says The Hollywod Reporter."Baggage" centers on the thirtysomething single flight attendant Montana Moore, who, frustrated with being single, embarks on a 30-day, 30,000-mile barnstorm across America to find an...

Lionsgate Making New Conan Films

Nu Image/Millennium Films has made a US distribution rights deal with Lionsgate for a new film series based on the Robert E. Howard-created character "Conan the Barbarian" reports Variety.The first film will be written by the team of Thomas...

Salma Hayek Is A Total Freak

Salma Hayek has signed on to star opposite John C. Reilly in Universal Pictures' horror drama "Cirque du Freak", her first acting role since her maternity leave reports Variety.Reilly will play a vampire who drafts a 14-year-old to...

Vanessa Hudgens Has Will Power

"High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens has signed on to star in Walden Media's coming-of-age dramedy "Will" says Reuters.Written by Graff and Josh Cagan, the script centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an...

Olivia Wilde Loves Year One

Olivia Wilde ("Turistas," "Alpha Dog") has landed the female lead role opposite Jack Black in Sony PIctures biblical-era comedy "Year One" reports Variety.Harold Ramis is directing a cast that also includes Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Oliver Platt, David Cross,...

Does Spurlock Find Osama Bin Laden?

Slashfilm has scored details from someone claiming to have seen "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?", the new documentary from Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") that's one of the most anticipated titles at this year's Sundance Film...

Jon Favreau Talks Neanderthals

Jon Favreau tells MTV News that once he finishes work on this Summer's "Iron Man" he'll get to work on the motion-capture animated feature "Neanderthals" for Sony Pictures.Unlike other more reality driven mo-cap features like "The Polar Express" and...

Trade Breaks: Scumbags, Weinstein, HBO

"British author Danny King's latest novel "School for Scumbags" has been optioned for feature development by producer David Matalon. Plot follows a teenage boy who, after being expelled from a long list of schools, finds his niche at the...

More League Talk & Confirmations

Reports mid-week about the "Justice League" project being in trouble seem to have been confirmed according to The Daily Telegraph.Actress Teresa Palmer is scheduled to fly into Sydney next week to film her role of the villainous Talia al...

Ryan, Kinner Join Greengrass Thriller

Amy Ryan and Greg Kinnear will join the untitled Iraq war thriller being helmed by Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Ultimatum") for Universal Pictures reports Variety.Set in the 'Green Zone', a walled and fortified area where U.S. troops stay during...

Biel Is A Woman Of Easy Virtue

Jessica Biel has been cast as the lead in the Ealing Studios romantic comedy "Easy Virtue" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on the 1924 Noel Coward play, Biel plays an American divorcee Larita Huntington who travels to the South of...

Tisdale & Hoffman Go Upstairs

"High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale will make her feature film debut in 20th Century Fox's adventure comedy "They Came From Upstairs" says Reuters.The script, by Mark Burton and Adam F. Goldberg, revolves around a group of teens who...

Alan Arkin Becomes Marley Editor

Alan Arkin has joined the cast of Fox 2000's "Marley & Me", the first project for Owen Wilson since his hospitalization last summer reports Variety.Owen Wilson plays a Philadelphia newspaper columnist who decides with his wife (Jennifer Aniston) to...

Kimberly Peirce Wants Childhood’s End

"Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Peirce is keen on doing a big-screen adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End".Talking with MTV News, she says "I love Childhood's End. That's a phenomenal book. We have a draft of that and...

Phil Noyce Crowns Scarlett Queen

Phillip Noyce is set to direct and Scarlett Johansson to star in costume drama "Mary Queen of Scots" for Capitol Films and Relativity reports Variety.The feature is a biography of the woman who became Scotland's queen at nine months...

Paul Bettany Has A Secret Life

Paul Bettany has joined the cast of Fox Searchlight drama "The Secret Life of Bees" says The Hollywood Reporter.Set in the 1960s South, "Bees" revolves around Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) and her friend Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), who flee...

Ferrell To Produce Indie Stewie

Will Ferrell and his "Anchorman" director Adam McKay will produce the indie comedy "Stewie" reports JoBlo.The film follows a nerdy guy who is pressured into losing his virginity by his overbearing best friend, who wants to document the humiliating...

Five More Join Solomon Kane

Max Von Sydow, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alice Krige and Mackenzie Crook have all joined the cast of Davis Films' "Solomon Kane" reports Variety.Adapted from the pulp novels of "Conan" author Robert E. Howard,'Kane' is an epic tale of...

Harmon & O’Kelley Take The Weather

Mark Harmon ("NCIS") and Tricia O'Kelley ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") will star in the indie romantic comedy "Weather Girl" reports Reuters.O'Kelley plays the title character who, upon learning that her boyfriend (Harmon) has cheated on her, is...

DiBonaventura On GI Joe, Transformers

Earlier today The IESB talked with producer Lorenzo diBonaventura about the upcoming "G.I. Joe" film adaptation and how it's progressing.First off he shoots down the Viggo Mortensen casting rumour - "No, I think Viggo is too old to play...

The Random Spiel: January 9th 2008

JustJared has posted five pictures of Heath Ledger sporting a mask and belly on the set of Terry Gilliam's latest film "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus" currently filming in London.-New posters are out for Journey 3D, Penelope, Snow...

David Fincher’s Upcoming Films

Out doing publicity for this week's release of the director's cut DVD for his serial killer thriller "Zodiac," David Fincher has spoken candidly about his upcoming slate of projects and how each one is progressing.He's presently at work on...

McCann Kidnap Drama Planned

Missing toddler Madeleine McCann's story could be turned into a film, with the money raised used to fund the search for her. However the film could only be made once her parents Kate and Gerry's status as official...

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