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The Random Spiel: January 15th 2007

Word from the visual effects film Gentle Giant Studios is that Michael Biehn is about to join the production of Jim Cameron's "Avatar". - Director Jay Russel has confirmed that he has just signed James...

Baldwin’s Devil Loves Basic Cable

Alec Baldwin's directorial debut "The Devil and Daniel Webster" has been renamed "Shortcut to Happiness" and will finally be released after a five-year wait on Starz on Demand cable reports The New York Post.Baldwin will no longer be credited...

More On Grindhouse’s Werewolf Women

It may only be a 'faux trailer' for the middle section of the Tarantino/Rodriguez flick "Grindhouse" in April, but Director Rob Zombie's just beautifully titled "Werewolf Women of the SS" short continues to sound cooler by the day.Fangoria has...

Trade Breaks: Lost Boys, Mercy, Hell

"The long-awaited sequel for 1987's "The Lost Boys" is scheduled to start production in San Diego in the first quarter of 2007. This is a direct-to-video low budget sequel (ala "The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning"). The...

The Dakota Fanning Rape Controversy

There's various films making their debut at the Sundance Film Festival kicking off later this week, but right now all the talk is about one movie in particular - "Hounddog".The film tells the story of a 12-year-old girl (Dakota...

Black Balloon Begins Production

Principal photography commences on the new Australian feature "The Black Balloon" in Sydney this week.Toni Collette ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Rhys Wakefield (TV's "Home & Away"), Luke Ford ("Kokoda"), Erik Thomson ("Somersault") and Gemma Ward star in the fil directed...

Lost Sets An End Date

When you hook a large number of people into an ongoing serial drama, you can only take them so far before impatience begins to cull their numbers. That's the dilemma hitting the makers of the hit series "Lost" who're...

Olyphant On The Hitman Film

Out doing promotions for the romantic comedy "Catch and Release", actor Timothy Olyphant talked with Coming Soon about an old rumour from last year.A few months back it was said that he had replaced Vin Diesel as the leading...

Olyphant Talks Die, Hitman & More

Out doing promotions for the romantic comedy "Catch and Release", actor Timothy Olyphant talked with Coming Soon about his upcoming roles.First off his villain in this Summer's "Live Free or Die Hard" is "a guy who used to work...

Kate Bosworth In The After.Life

Kate Bosworth is close to a deal to star in "Pate" helmer Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo's supernatural thriller "After.Life."Vosloo, will direct from her own script which chronicles a young woman in a transitional state between life and death who fights to...

Mann Plans Second Litvinenko Film

A day after it was announced that Johnny Depp and Warner Bros. Pictures were developing a film about the death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, a rival project has sprung up.Sony Pictures has revealed that filmmaker Michael Mann...

Rumbles Of Tropic Thunder

Ben Stiller plans to star in and direct "Tropic Thunder", a high concept comedy that he's been developing ever since he worked on Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun" way back in 1987.The story is about the making of...

Trade Breaks: 4400, Halloween, Surfer

"Billy Campbell is set to reprise his role as Jordan Collier for the first time as a series regular in the Emmy-nominated and critically acclaimed hit series The 4400. Returning for its fourth season, the series will premiere...

Steve-O Talks Jackass 3

"Jackass" madman Steve-O has revealed that he already has a plan for the headline stunt for "Jackass 3" if they make it."I had this idea, I kind of want to see someone shove their pinky up someone's ass and...

Porn Gets Into New Hi-Def Position

Many say the last home video format war between VHS & Betamax was won by the former simply because the porn industry adopted the format.Whilst the adult industry does a lot of its distribution online now, there's still a...

Courtney Love Is Getting Heavier

Courtney Love has acquired the rights to "Heavier Than Heaven", Charles Cross' celebrated biography on her late husband Kurt CobainAccording to the WENN, Love is now reportedly in talks with several studios to use the tome as the basis...

Bindi Irwin Is The Jungle Girl

Bindi Irwin, the 8-year-old daughter of late Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, is stepping into her late dad's footsteps.Irwin will star in the 26-part "Bindi, the Jungle Girl" series on Discovery Kids network later this year reports Reuters.She will...

Panther Sequel Gets New Scribes

Columbia Pictures has tapped veteran comedy scribes Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to rewrite the next installment in the "Pink Panther" franchise says The Hollywood Reporter.Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber penned an earlier draft of "The Pink Panther 2,"...

Depp Joins Story Of Litvinenko Death

Warner Bros. has picked up film rights to an upcoming book about the mysterious death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.IEG & Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil will develop the project which could be a potential starring vehicle for Depp...

Fox Welcomes You To Suck City

The adaptation of Nick Flynn's best-selling memoir "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" has landed at Fox 2000.Flynn's memoir revolves around his experiences as a case worker for the homeless and his relationship with his father. As a teenager,...

Wimmer Sprinkles Salt On Sony

Columbia Pictures has acquired "The Thomas Crown Affair" & "The Recruit" scribe Kurt Wimmer's spy-thriller spec "Edwin A. Salt" says Reuters.The fictional film centers on Edwin A. Salt, a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy....

Galactica Producers Talk Film Version

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, "Battlestar Galactica" producers Ron Moore and David Eick confirmed they are developing and will be making a DVD/TV premiere film version of the show.The film, which will feature all the same cast...

Huffman Becomes A Politician’s Wife

Felicity Huffman will headline Picturehouse's adaptation of British miniseries "The Politician's Wife".The 1995 Channel 4 mini concerned an MP's wife who responds to her husband's infidelity in unexpected ways. Nicholas Meyer did the adaptation, a script brimming with intrigue...

Kath & Kim US Version Greenlit

NBC has announced it has greenlit a pilot for a Americanised version of the hit Australian comedy series "Kath & Kim" reports The Daily Telegraph."South Park" writer Nancy Pimental has penned the adaptation, which will continue to focus...

The Random Spiel: January 11th 2007

Some very impressive and moody character banners for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" have gone online.-"24" creator Robert Cochran mentioned that a "24" movie was likely to get slapped together near the end of the series,...

Whitaker Asks What Comes Afterwards

Forest Whitaker is negotiating to make his next film "Afterwards," with French filmmaker Gilles Bourdos, based on Guillaume Musso's novel "Et apr├Ęs" says Production Weekly.Whitaker will play Nathan Del Amico, a brilliant New York lawyer, who leads a life...

Leno & Coolidge Join Igor Cast

Exodus Film Group announced today that talk show host Jay Leno and "American Pie" actress Jennifer Coolidge have joined the voice cast of its CG-animated feature comedy "Igor".Leno will voice the role of "King Malbert," Malaria's Machiavellian ruler with...

Quintent Visit Synecdoche, New York

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Tilda Swinton are in negotiations to star in Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, "Synecdoche, New York."Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story and Spike Jonze will produce the project based on an...

Meryl Streep Says Mamma Mia

Meryl Streep will star in Universal Pictures and Playtone's adaptation of the popular ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!" reports the trades.The story revolves around a bride-to-be and her formerly rebellious mom who raised her on a Greek island and never...

Trade Breaks: Knight, Equalizer, Blues

"The Weinstein Co. has signed authors Michael Connelly and Terrill Lee Lankford to adapt the 1980s TV series "The Equalizer" for the big screen. Paul McGuigan's action film follows an ex-government operative who strikes out on his own..." (full...

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