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How The S.A.S. Was Born

"The Good Shepherd" saw an examination of the birth of the CIA, now plans are underway for a vaguely similar flick about the birth of the famously efficient British special forces unit - The Special Air Services (S.A.S.).Scribe Rupert...

Fiennes Hand Picked For Vivaldi

Hand Picked Films is set to make a biopic about the legendary "Vivaldi" reports Variety.Story follows Vivaldi (Joseph Fiennes) as a young, eccentric priest in the 1700s assigned to serve as music master of a school for the abandoned...

Next Bond Definitely NOT Risico

In a new interview on The Trades, screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis ("Casino Royale", "The World is Not Enough") have talked about their work on the upcoming 22nd James Bond flick due in 2008.In the process they shot...

The SAG Award Winners Announced

The winners of the Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced last night with front runners Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren once again taking top honors for their work in "The Last King of Scotland" and "The Queen" respectively.Also, much...

The Hounddog Ripple Effect

Using the controversy surrounding the Dakota Fanning film "Hounddog", State Senate Republican leader Phil Berger tells The Wilmington Star that he wants government approval on scripts before filming can be conducted in North Carolina.A complete violation on free rights?...

Darren Aronofsky On Upcoming Films

Doing a Q&A with Moviehole in regards to his new romance/fantasy feature "The Fountain", director Darren Aronofsky spoke out about some other projects he's been attached to.First off he confirmed that both "Lone Wolf and Cub" and "Black Flies"...

Trade Breaks: Maguire, Hotel, Kumar

"Gerald Fraller, an unemployed man who decided to sell his soul on the Internet in order to kick off a dramatic life change. The saga has caught the attention of Tobey Maguire who has made a...

Sam Raimi Considering Hobbit?

With Peter Jackson and New Line having officially separated over the issue of an adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", the studio is now in a rush to find a replacement before their rights deadline expires.Back in November it...

Glory Sequel & Muslim Comedy Planned

French-Algerian helmer Rachib Bouchareb ("Little Senegal"), the director behind the recently Oscar-nominated "Days of Glory" about unsung Arab heroes in World War Two, is developing two more projects.The first is a direct sequel to "Days of Glory", recounting the...

Weiland Honor Bound To McDreamy

Sony Pictures has set Paul Weiland ("City Slickers II", TV's "Mr. Bean") to direct the Patrick Dempsey-led romantic comedy "Made of Honor" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows a man whose fallen in love with a woman, unfortunately he's...

A Hard Walk For Office Star Jenna

Jenna Fischer (TV's "The Office", "Blades of Glory", "The Brothers Solomon") will star alongside John C. Reilly in the Jake Kasdan-directed comedy "Walk Hard" for Sony Pictures.Fischer plays Darlene, a June Carter Cash-like love interest for fictional troubled music...

Will Arnett Joins Ferrell’s Semi-Pro

Will Arnett (TV's "Arrested Development") has joined the cast of the Will Ferrell comedy "Semi-Pro" being set up at New Line.The pair, along with Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin, is set in the waning days of the American Basketball...

The Last Sundance Deals & Awards

With the Sundance Film Festival officially over on the weekend, awards were handed out and some last minute deals took place.ThinkFilm spent $4.5 million to acquire US theatrical rights to Ten Commandments-spoof "The Ten" and will release the film...

Shyamalan Feels Green About Planet

You have to give M. Night Shyamalan credit for one thing, he's determined. Variety reports that the "The Sixth Sense" & "The Village" filmmaker has decided to put his plans for a live-action adaptation of the...

Scout-Taylor IS Laurie Strode

Rob Zombie has confirmed that Scout-Taylor Compton ("An American Crime", TV's "Charmed") will be stepping into the shoes of Jamie Lee Curtis when she takes on the role of Laurie Strode in the upcoming "Halloween" remake.Zombie, who is helming...

Injuries Abound On Film Sets

The end of last week didn't prove very lucky for various film crews around the globe.Of course its now old international news that Nicole Kidman's car had a minor accident during a chase scene being filmed for "The Invasion"...

A New Muppets TV Series Planned?

TV Series Finale reports that a new series with those beloved puppets "The Muppets" is in the works.The fate of the series depends upon the success of a pilot being passed around the Disney production offices right now.The pilot...

First Photos From Simpsons Movie

They come and they go but if you look around hard and quickly enough you'll find nearly a dozen new stills from the upcoming "Simpsons" movie online this week.The first batch of stills hit Russian site Kino Express yesterday...

Gilliam Finished His New Script

British director Terry Gilliam ("12 Monkeys", "Time Bandits") is at it again - a new film on the way, lets hope this one comes together quicker.At a post-"Tideland" screening Q&A with a packed audience at the University of Hertfordshire,...

Four New Pirates Photos

Disney has only officially released two stills so far from the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End".As a result demand remains high for any material, especially visual, related to what has to be one of - if...

Elvis & Anabelle Open SXSW

"Elvis and Anabelle" has been chosen to be the Gala Night premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin. Max Minghella, Blake Lively, Joe Mantegna, Keith Carradine, and Mary Steenburgen all star in the quirky drama/thriller.Groomed by her...

Robin Williams Revisits Vietnam?

Twenty years on people look back at the Robin Williams comedy "Good Morning, Vietnam" with fond memories.Seems a shame to spoil them, but according to a source for The Hollywood News, a sequel may be in the works with...

McAdams Has A Knight Out

As we know Katie Holmes, the weakest link in the otherwise steel strong "Batman Begins", confirmed Friday that she won't be returning for the sequel "The Dark Knight".Her character of Rachel Dawes though is in the film and producers...

Beckinsale Lost In A White Out

Kate Beckinsale is reportedly set to star as US Marshall Carrie Stetko, the heroine in Joel Silver's planned adaptation of the 1998 graphic novel "Whiteout".The original mini-series followed Stetko, a U.S. Marshal working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, and...

Martian Manhunter Talks Smallville

Speaking with TV Guide, actor Phil Morris talks more about his role as John Jones (aka. J'onn J'onzz) on "Smallville" this season.The role of course is the Martian Manhunter, a character seen twice this season - once in a...

Brosnan Says Thomas Sequel A Go

Out promoting "Seraphim Falls", Pierce Brosnan revealed to Entertainment Weekly that a sequel to his 1999 remake of the gentleman thief drama "The Thomas Crown Affair" is finally happening.A very determined Brosnan says "Thomas Crown 2, for all intents...

Cohen’s Bruce Lee Film Cancelled?

A while back came word that "XXX" & "Stealth" helmer Rob Cohen was trying to do a new Bruce Lee film which would use CGI and existing footage to bring the legend back from the grace.Those plans looks to...

Rumour Mill: Trek, Feet 2, Luke

Star Trek XI : The latest casting rumour for J.J. Abrams planned reboot "Star Trek" film has "Narnia" and "Last King of Scotland" cutie James McAvoy in the role of legendary Enterprise engineer Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott says British...

Universal’s 100 HD-DVD Disc Plans

With the format war still in full fighting mode, Universal Pictures has launched a strong salvo for the HD-DVD side with which it exclusively releases titles.Two weeks ago rival Blu-ray put in a strong showing at the Consumer Electronics...

Gens Talks His Plans For Hitman

French director Xavier Gens talked to Allocine recently about his plans for the film adaptation of Eidoe video game series "Hitman".First up will be dark and violent along "Robocop" lines rather than "a fun popcorn movie like The Transporter".Emphasis...

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