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MGM Feels The Power Of Christ

MGM has acquired North American distribution rights to "Myriam, Mother of the Christ," the biblical story of Mary says The Hollywood Reporter.A dramatic rendering of the key events in Mary's life leading up to the birth of Jesus and...

Clive Owen Is Philip Marlowe

Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment want Clive Owen to star as Raymond Chandler's hardboiled private eye Philip Marlowe reports Variety.Strike has made a deal to get rights to a Chandler mystery series that includes "The Big Sleep" and "Farewell...

Clubland Lands $4 Million Deal

"Clubland", the new Australian feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, has been bought by Warner Independent for the important US, UK and German markets. The reported US$4m sale is one of the biggest deals...

Trade Breaks: Mummy 3, Shell, Suspect

"Al Gough, who is co-writing the third installment in the Mummy film franchise with partner Miles Millar, told SCI FI Wire that the sequel will unwrap a new mummy, a new concept take on the franchise, and feature a...

Connery Talks Indiana Jones IV

Sir Sean Connery has confirmed he is considering returning to the silver screen to reprise one of his most popular roles in Indiana Jones 4.The actor told UK Teletext he will read the script for the fourth movie and,...

Baker Talks Lizard In Spider-Man

While promoting his new series "Drive" on Fox, actor Dylan Baker was happy to talk with iF Magazine about his role in "Spider-Man 3" and the talked about fourth film.Baker has played Dr. Curt Conners in the past two...

Rogue Hires Some Violent Couriers

Rogue Pictures and Intrepid Pictures have scored movie rights to the action graphic novel series "Couriers" says The Hollywood Reporter.Scribe Javier Grillo-Marxuach (TV's "Lost", "Medium", "Charmed") has been set to adapt the adventures of two gun-toting mercenary couriers who...

Teitelman Is A Big Man

Sony Pictures has set first-time feature helmer Mark Teitelman to direct its teen comedy "Big Man on Campus" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story is set in motion as beauty and brains duke it out in high school, changing the...

New Line Remakes Kong Doco

Picturehouse and New Line have acquired rights to "The King of Kong," a documentary that premieres in competition at Slamdance tonight."The King of Kong" chronicles a rivalry between two gamers, Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell, as they battle for...

Weinstein’s Grace Is Long Gone

The Weinstein Co. has acquired worldwide distribution rights to James Strouse's "Grace is Gone" after the successful premiere at Sundance.The sub-$5 million budgeted "Grace" stars John Cusack as a father who must tell his two daughters that their mother...

The Random Spiel: January 21st 2007

A script review is out for Steven Soderbergh's "The Argentine", the first of the Soderbergh films on Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.-The first footage from Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" screened in LA last week, click here for further details.-Zach Braff's next...

Spider-Man 4, Rambo 4 Updates

Superhero Hype reports that Sony Pictures are so excited about the early cut they've seen of "Spider-Man 3" that they want to push forward with another film and have approached (but not signed) scribe David Koepp about the project.Koepp's...

Trade Breaks: Crazy, PGA, Hitcher

"Magnolia Pictures nailed a deal late Saturday for North American rights to "Crazy Love," director Dan Klores' provocative documentary about a couple who marries some 16 years after the man has acid thrown in his future wife's face..." (full...

Greengrass Visits The Emerald City

Director Paul Greengrass ("United 93", "The Bourne Supremacy") is set to write and direct a movie about the aftermath of the Iraq invasion reports Variety.Based on Rajiv Chandrasekaran's book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone",...

Formula One McClaren Gets Biopic

"The Lord of the Rings" producer Barrie Osborne is planning a $100 million biopic of Formula One racing car legend Bruce McLaren.Making the announcement at the A1 Grand Prix race in New Zealand on Saturday, he confirmed Matthew Grainger...

Kring Talks Heroes Second Half

"Heroes" creator Tim Kring talked with iF Magazine about the upcoming second half of the hit show's first season which kicks off again tomorrow night.From tomorrow "Heroes" will begin an uninterrupted seven-episode block, followed by five weeks off, and...

Faye Dunaway Joins Welsh Flick

Faye Dunaway playing a one-armed female police officer in a Welsh low budget horror film. No April Fools hasn't arrived early, surprisingly it is real and the film in question is called "Flick" according to The BBC.Dunaway plays Lieutenant...

Aronofsky Dives For A Black Swan

Universal Pictures has acquired "Black Swan," a psychological thriller to be produced by Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures reports Variety.Darren Aronofsky ("The Fountain", "Requiem for a Dream") is attached to direct, and John McLaughlin has begun writing the thriller that...

Fishburne Likes Them At 21

Laurence Fishburne is in final negotiations, whilst Liza Lapira and Josh Gad have already joined Columbia Pictures' Vegas-set thriller "21".The film is based on Ben Mezrich's best-seller, "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who...

A Washington Lakeview For Samuel

Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington are in negotiations to co-star in the Screen Gems thriller "Lakeview Terrace" reports the trades.Penned by David Loughery, the story centers on an interracial couple who move into a new home. Their...

Mira Nair Picks Up Shantaram

Mira Nair ("The Namesake", "Vanity Fair", "Monsoon Wedding") will direct big-budget Johnny Depp starrer "Shantaram" for Warner Bros. Pictures, Initial Entertainment Group, Plan B and Infinitum Nihil.Nair's arrival means the project --which may be Depp's next starring vehicle after...

Wes & Joe Become Hank & Mike

Wes Bentley and Joe Mantegna have been the cast in "Hank and Mike," a dark comedy about two Easter bunnies being produced by Darius Films and Shoreline Entertainment. Matthiew Klinck is directing the film says The Hollywood Reporter.Thomas Michael...

Garner Joins Coming-Of-Age Juno

Jennifer Garner will star in Mandate Pictures coming-of-age comedy "Juno" alongside Ellen Page reports Ace Showbiz.Diablo Cody penned the script, centered on a teenager faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Garner will portray the hopeful adoptive mother. Michael Cera ("Arrested...

Harrison Looks At Fundraising

Dennie Gordon ("What a Girl Wants", TV's "The Office") will helm the indie political satire "Harrison for America" for the Johnson-Roessler Co.Penned by Alex Berger (ABC's "Commander in Chief"), "Harrison" is a behind-the-scenes look at the cutthroat world of...

Departed Also Becoming A Trilogy?

"The Departed" did such a good job ripping off the best bits from the first film in the Hong Kong-made "Infernal Affairs" trilogy, why not do the rest.Speaking with AceShowbiz, actor Mark Wahlberg suggests that Martin Scorsese is...

Salvador Dali Paints A Pacino Picture

Al Pacino will play artist Salvador Dali in the Andrew Niccol directed "Dali & I: The Surreal Story" reports Variety.The film covers the latter days of Dali and when the surrealist painter decided to take his career in a...

Trade Breaks: Dogs, Universal, Chris

"Norwegian director Harald Zwart ("Agent Cody Banks", "One Night at McCool's") will direct comedy "Hotel for Dogs" for DreamWorks, with Lauren Shuler Donner producing. Because the project is still in development, producers are keeping the logline under wraps..."...

Shutter Snaps Rachael Taylor

Aussie actress Rachael Taylor ("Transformers", "See No Evil") has signed on to star in the psychological thriller "Shutter" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story revolves around a young American couple on their honeymoon in Tokyo who begin seeing ghostly images...

AFI Makes New Top 100 List

The American Film Institute is set to update its 100 greatest movies of all time list in June of this year.More than 1,500 jurors will be asked to make their choices from a list of 400 American, narrative feature...

The Random Spiel: January 18th 2007

The first shot from Pixar's "Wall-E" scheduled to hit cinemas June 2008 has gone online.- Director Rob Zombie is rumoured to be putting off production on the "Halloween" remake for a little while in order to rewrite the...

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