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Knightley Becomes A Duchess

Keira Knightley will play 18th century aristocrat Lady Georgiana Spencer, the fifth Duchess of Devonshire, in Saul Dibb's "The Duchess" for Pathe and BBC Films reports Keiraweb.Adapted from Amanda Foreman's best-selling biography, Georgiana lived an extravagant and promiscuous lifestyle...

Blanks Takes A Long Weekend

Arclight Films is financing a remake of the 1977 Australian suspenser "Long Weekend," with Jamie Blanks ("Urban Legend") to direct reports Variety.The original scribe Everett De Roche will pen the remake which follows a suburban couple attempting to reconcile...

Rum Diary Finally Opened

Hunter S. Thompson's 1959 novel "The Rum Diary" looks to be finally making it to the big screen reports the trades.Warner Independent Pictures and GK Films have acquired all rights to the late author's autobiographical first novel for Johnny...

Cameron Diaz Is A Keeper

Cameron Diaz will star in the Nick Cassavetes-directed "My Sister's Keeper" for New Line Cinema says Variety.Jeremy Leven penned the adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel, which follows a former defense attorney who returns to the courtroom to defend...

Comic-Con 2007: Sony Pictures

The third and busiest day of Comic Con got underway in San Diego yesterday and the last major film panel of the convention was Sony. Granted there was no "Spider-Man 3" launch this year like last so the panel...

Comic-Con 2007: Marvel Studios

The third and busiest day of Comic Con got underway in San Diego yesterday and the most anticipated film panel of the bunch wasn't even a single major distributor - rather the recently formed Marvel Studios. The company...

Comic-Con 2007: Disney Pictures

The third and busiest day of Comic Con got underway in San Diego yesterday and Disney Pictures kicked off the major studio action in the over crowded, 6,500 seat Hall H. On display was a look at their...

Neil Marshall Talks De2cent

Director Neil Marshall tells ShockTillYouDrop.com that he will be involved in "The De2cent," the upcoming sequel to his hit British horror flick.Marshall will not write or direct, but is working with the producers and are throwing about story ideas...

Clive Barker’s Upcoming Films

With "Midnight Meat Train" hitting cinemas this Fall, author .This October in Scotland they're shooting "The Books of Blood" wrap-around story as a feature film.The story follows a fake medium who has cheated the dead who get their revenge...

Miller On Sin & Spirit

At the Warner Home Video panel at today's San Diego Comic Con, Frank Miller revealed that "Sin City 2" has been delayed due to issues within the Weinstein Company.He confirmed that he and Robert Rodriguez have a script ready...

Comic-Con 2007: Dimension Films

As the second day of Comic Con came to a close, one of the afternoon panels dealt with Dimension Films and two highly anticipated horror flicks opening next month and later this Fall. Here's a look at what went...

Comic-Con 2007: New Line Cinema

The second day of Comic Con got underway in San Diego today and New Line Cinema showed up to promote a few of their films, predominantly the actioneer "Shoot 'Em Up" which was screened last night to good reaction....

New Dark Knight Photo & Trailer

Whilst the "Batman" sequel didn't score even a mention on the Warners panel at Comic Con, viral marketing continues unabated throughout San Diego. Fake dollar bills, websites, smoke spelling, etc. were all seen and lead to two important...

Iron, Trek, Todd, 1-18-08 Posters

A couple of fascinating new one-sheets went out at Comic Con in the last two days for several major upcoming films. Here's some of them that have already gone online in high def glosssy formats - superhero epic...

Comic-Con 2007: Warner Bros. Pictures

The second day of Comic Con got underway in San Diego today. The action kicked off with Warner Bros. Pictures showing several titles and had several stars in attendance. Along with trailers for "Trick 'R Treat" and...

Washington, Woodard, Mos Def Are “Standing”

Kerry Washington, Mos Def and Alfre Woodward have been cast in the lead roles of "Bury Me Standing" reports Blackfilm.Effie Brown ("Rocket Science") will produce the comedic drama in which Woodward plays Gloria, a mother who is mourning her...

Trade Breaks: Bernal, Sex, Repo

"Canana will co-produce "Pedro Paramo," with Gael Garcia Bernal in the title role. A big screen adaptation of Juan Rulfo's novel of the same name, the project is written and helmed by Mateo Gil. The $7.5 million drama...

New Indy & Knight Sites Up

The official site for "Indiana Jones" has been updated to include yesterday's news of Karen Allen confirmed to be returning as Marion Ravenwood.Along with the announcement is a new photo of Allen and Spielberg on set, and a new...

Imageworks Sets Up Trio Of Films

Sony Pictures Imageworks ("The Polar Express," "Monster House," "Beowulf") is developing three more movies using their proprietary Imagemotion technology reports Variety.Producer Avi Arad has optioned film rights to James Patterson's young-adult fantasy adventure bestseller "Maximum Rise" with hopes of...

Lost Comic Con Panel Details

Whilst I couldn't attend the "Lost" panel at Comic Con this year, 'Jeff' was able to go and delivers the following spoilers that were revealed by the producers:1. Michael Dawson/Harold Perrineau Jr. will be back next season. ...

Ed Burns Is Into Dock-ing

Ed Burns is setting a deal with Virgin Comics for a comic book series that serves as a calling card for a live action feature reports reports Variety.Burns has created "Dock Walloper," a stylized gangster tale set in the...

Sarandon Has Some Lovely Bones

Susan Sarandon has joined the cast of Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones," based on Alice Sebold's novel, for DreamWorks reports the trades.Story revolves around a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) who watches over her family (Rachel Weisz, Ryan Gosling) -...

Dark Shadows Under Depp’s Eyes

Warner Bros. Pictures, Infinitum-Nihil and GK Films are teaming to develop a feature based on the '60s daytime supernatural soap "Dark Shadows" reports Variety.A rights deal just closed with the estate of Dan Curtis, the producer/director who created the...

Gaiman Talks Sandman Film

Neil Gaiman thinks a film version of "The Sandman" will be coming sometime in the future.Speaking at the Paramount presentation on Thursday, Gaiman says "Death: The High Cost of Living" is very likely to come first as its cheaper...

Four For Vaughn & Witherspoon

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are in final negotiations to star and produce New Line comedy "Four Christmases" says The Hollywood Reporter.Vaughn and Witherspoon will play a couple who struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents' homes...

Comic-Con 2007: Lionsgate

The first day of Comic Con got underway in San Diego today. Second studio on the block was Lionsgate with several titles and stars in attendance. Peter Fonda and Ben Foster showed up for "3:10 to Yuma" but...

Comic-Con 2007: Paramount Pictures

The first day of Comic Con got underway in San Diego today. First studio on the block was Paramount with several titles and big stars in attendance. Let's break it down by film:Stardust: (August 10th)An extended clip from the...

Beowulf Comic Con Footage Review

Last night saw a screening of the entire second reel (about 25-30 mins) of "Beowulf" at the San Diego Comic Con.The Robert Zemeckis-directed project completely utilises the same motion capture technique seen in his hit "The Polar Express", but...

Iron, Indy, Wall-E, 1-18-08 Shots

Some important photos hit the web in the past 24 hours that deserve a special mention. Amongst them comes the Empire Magazine cover for "Iron Man," and a shot of a miniature of the ancient temple that plays a...

Paul Sorvino Joins Operatic Repo

ShockTillYouDrop reports that actor Paul Sorvino ("Goodfellas") has joined the cast of Darren Lynn Bousman's "Repo! The Genetic Opera."Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures' futuristic clone-age fantasy is based on an original story by co-composers and screenwriters Terrance Zdunich and Darren...

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