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Spider-Man 3 Opens To Big Business

"Spider-Man 3" opened May 1st in 16 overseas markets and snared a whopping $29.2 million, easily beating both "Spider-Man 2" ($15.6 million) and the initial "Spider-Man" ($10.6 million).In fact, in ten of the 16 countries it achieved the biggest...

The Random Spiel: May 2nd 2007

The first photo of Nicole Kidman on the set of "Australia" is out. Shooting began this week at Vaucluse's Strickland House.- Christian Bale will begin filming his scenes on "The Dark Knight" in two weeks and calls Heath...

Burns Slips Into Some Dresses

Ed Burns will join Katherine Heigl, James Marsden and Malin Akerman in the comedy "27 Dresses" for Fox 2000 and Spyglass reports Variety.Directed by Anne Fletcher, Heigl plays a perennial bridesmaid who, after planning many weddings for friends,...

Miller’s Ronin Moving Along

"300" and "Sin City" creator Frank Miller's early 80's comic mini-series "Ronin" has been picked up by Warner Bros. Pictures says the trades.In the story, a ronin, or disgraced samurai warrior, bears the shame of allowing his master to...

Gregg To Choke On Palahniuk

Just as "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk's new book "Rant" hit stores, word comes via his official site that the film version of his earlier work "Choke" is finally on the way.Paul Bernbaum ("Hollywoodland," "Next") had previously been attached...

Emma Roberts Is A Girl Gone Wild

Universal Pictures and Working Title have set Emma Roberts ("Nancy Drew," TV's "Unfabulous") to star in "Wild Child," a Nick Moore-directed comedy that will begin production this summer reports Variety.Scripted by Lucy Dahl, the comedy casts Roberts as a...

Funny Games Remake Shot-For-Shot

Since the failure of 1998's "Psycho", the idea of shot-for-shot remakes of films have been pushed to the back burner. Now it seems they're coming back around again, albeit with a different purpose.Last year it was revealed that...

Macdonald Talks Time & Hemingway

Keira Knightley's mother, playwright/screenwriter Sharman Macdonald, recently talked with The Guardian about her new film "The Best Time of Our Lives" in which her daughter stars.The project deals with a quadrangle of relationships involving poet Dylan Thomas (Matthew...

Trade Breaks: Zaillian, Hour, Christmas

"Writer-director Steven Zaillian ("Gangs of New York," "Awakenings") and Mandate Pictures are teaming to produce modestly budgeted, character-driven films and have inked a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Zaillian's company, Film Rites, will produce projects he writes and/or...

John Cusack Into Stopping Traffic

John Cusack is attached to star in Jan de Bont's action thriller "Stopping Power" for Intermedia Films. Skip Woods ("Swordfish") will write "Power" with Eric Red ("The Hitcher") says The Hollywood Reporter.Cusack is set to star as a...

Atkinson Joins New David Copperfield

Rowan Atkinson is set to reunite with "Johnny English" director Peter Howitt for a version of Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield" reports Variety.In "Copperfield," Atkinson will play Mr. Micawber, Copperfield's landlord and one of Dickens' most famous comic characters, eternally...

Battle Royale Remake Still Planned

Producer Roy Lee ("The Ring," "The Grudge") has revealed to The New York Times that he's still moving forward with his plans to remake the infamous "Battle Royale" despite recent events such as the Virginia Tech massacre reports The...

Acquisitions: Otherworld, Handbook, Swap

"Kopelson Entertainment have bought screen rights to the upcoming "The Alchemyst" author Michael Scott novel "Otherworld" which the author himself will adapt. The story is a contemporary fantasy dealing with ancient demons unleashed by global warming..." (full details)"GreeneStreet...

Creatures Crawl To Peace Arch

Peace Arch Entertainment Group has acquired worldwide distribution rights to ensemble drama "Winged Creatures" says the trades.Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Embeth Davidtz, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Troy Garity and Jackie Earle Haley star in the...

Levitt Kisses A Royal Frog

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to play the romantic lead in producer Darren Star's directorial debut "The Frog King" for Intermedia and GreeneStreet Films says The Hollywood Reporter.Written by "American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis, Gordon-Levitt plays a ne'er-do-well...

Zak Penn Talks Young X-Men Project

Frequent "X-Men" scribe Zak Penn has revealed to Cinematical that he was originally signed on to write and direct a "young X-Men film," but that's recently changed.Says Penn, "The original idea was to have me do a young X-Men...

300 & Pirates Top MTV Nominations

With five potential wins, the ancient Spartan epic "300" tops the list of nominees for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. The first 'Pirates of the Caribbean' sequel came in second with four noms.The pair, along with "Blades of...

Gibson Planning A Maverick Return?

If it didn't have quotes I wouldn't have believed it, even now I'm very skeptical.According to Hollywood.com, Mel Gibson and James Garner are keen to get together for a sequel to their 1994 western comedy "Maverick."Gibson tells WENN that"There's...

Luke Ford Joins Mummy As Son

Universal Pictures and director Rob Cohen have set 26-year-old Australian actor Luke Ford ("Kokoda," "Junction Boys," TV's "McLeod's Daughters") to star in the third installment of "The Mummy" reports Variety.In "The Mummy" sequel, Ford will play Alex O'Connell, the...

Jackson’s Bones Go On The Block

With New Line no longer in line to produce, "Lord of the Rings" helmer Peter Jackson has begun shopping around his spec script adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel "The Lovely Bones" reports Variety.Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh co-wrote...

Shawn Levy Finds A Way Back

Director Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum," "The Pink Panther") is set to helm Fox Searchlight's character-driven comedy "The Way Back."Penned by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, the coming-of-age story centers on a 15-year-old boy who comes into his...

Hugh Laurie Gets Night Watch Duty

Fox Searchlight and New Regency are lining up Hugh Laurie (TV's "House") to join the cast of the David Ayer-directed, James Ellroy-penned crime drama "Night Watch" (aka. "The Night Watchman") reports Variety.Story follows a Los Angeles cop (Keanu Reeves)...

Trade Breaks: Perabo, Summit, Overture

"Piper Perabo has inked to star in Disney's "South of the Border," to be directed by "Scooby Doo" helmer Raja Gosnell. The live-action film follows a pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua who gets lost in Mexico and must...

Foster Plays Infamous Hitler Filmmaker

Jodie Foster is set to play Leni Riefenstahl in a controversial project about Adolf Hitler's favourite film director reports The Guardian.Riefenstahl, a dancer and silent film star, moved into directing and captured the attention of Hitler at a 1932...

Miller Talks Spirit & Sin City

A new The Los Angeles Times article on comic artist Frank Miller ("300," "Sin City") revealed some interesting new details.First up the film adaptation of Will Eisner's "The Spirit" remains on target to shoot this year and a "notable...

Avatar To Go In 3D IMAX?

The president of IMAX appeared on this weekend's edition of Sunday Morning Shootout and inadvertently mentioned the possibility of an IMAX 3D release of James Cameron's epic sci-fi film "Avatar" reports Slashfilm.On of the hosts commented that Cameron's film...

Studio 60 Returning in May

NBC has set a Thursday 9pm timeslot for the return of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" starting May 24th.The much-hyped Aaron Sorkin drama developed a loyal fanbase, but vanished from NBC's schedule mid-February after consistently weak ratings.Six episodes...

Scott & Crowe Visit Nottingham

Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe are set to team for a fourth time on Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment's drama "Nottingham" reports Variety.Crowe stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a revisionist take on the Robin Hood...

Amber Heard Slices Some Pineapple

Amber Heard has joined Sony Pictures comedy "The Pineapple Express" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows two toking pals (Seth Rogen, James Franco) who get mixed up with a drug gang. David Gordon Green is directing, while Judd...

Sigourney Weaver Has A New Baby

Sigourney Weaver is in negotiations to join Tina Fey and Amy Pohler in the comedy "Baby Mama" for Universal Pictures says Reuters.Written and directed by Michael McCullers, the film tells of a single career woman (Fey) whose desire to...

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