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Rob Cohen Awakens A Third Mummy

Rob Cohen ("XXX", "The Fast and the Furious") is in negotiations to direct a third film in the action-adventure franchise "The Mummy" for Universal Pictures according to Universal Pictures.Stephen Sommers, who directed the first two movies, is producing with...

K-Fed & John Waters Might Team?

The king of filth and the filthy king are teaming up in a marriage that'll hopefully last longer than the last one.Yes the one and only bad taste cinematic genius John Waters has become a one-man fanclub for Britney...

Apple Announces iPhone & AppleTV

It's official, the must have gadget of 2007 is Apple's new 'IPhone' which Steve Jobs just announced this morning.The device, primarily a touchscreen dominated thing, serves as a phone, Internet browser, e-mail reader, video player and IPod..Jobs also...

The Random Spiel: January 9th 2007

- More on-set photos are out of Matt Damon in action and tight-fitting clothing - those abs still look good.-The first official photo is out of Will Smith in the post-apocalyptic actioneer "I Am Legend".-At CES in Las...

Trade Breaks: Murphy, Welker, Gaffigan

"Brittany Murphy has signed to star in the fantasy/comedy "The Other Side" alongside Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Anjelica Huston, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Izzard and Jason Lee. The story follows an over-achieving science scholar tries to solve a bizarre...

The Arthur Sequel Goes Ahead

Luc Besson's 3D and live action "Arthur and the Invisibles" (aka. "Arthur and the Minimoys") has passed the five million admission mark in France.As a result the two sequels are now officially in the works with "Arthur and the...

Mad, Mad, Mad Plans For A Sequel

Producer Ed Bass ("Bobby") and director Stanley Kramer's widow Karen Sharpe Kramer have teamed to make a sequel to the 1963 comedy classic "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".Titled "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World," the...

Shyamalan Plans His Own Avatar

M. Night Shyamalan is branching out with Paramount's live-action big-screen adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender"Shyamalan will write, direct and produce the adaptation, which Nick hopes will turn into a three-picture series with Shyamalan's...

Sutherland Talks 24 Movie Plans

Crave Online talked to Kiefer Sutherland about the upcoming season of his action serial drama "24" and the movie spin-off that is in development. Here's a clip:"It's something that we really, really want to make. The real key...

Bateman Comes Some More Tonight

Jason Bateman has been cast opposite Will Smith in the long-gestating Sony Pictures superhero drama "Tonight, He Comes" reports Variety.Storyline revolves around a hard-living, middle-aged superhero (Smith) facing an existential crisis and a disillusioned fan base.Bateman plays a public...

Borat, Royale, Prestige DVD Announcements

Details for the DVD and high-definition releases of some of the Fall's best films were announced today. Here's a look at their details:The Prestige (Feb 20th) A 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen edition DVD with English Dolby Digital 5.1...

Cole Married To Eloise Film

British director Nigel Cole will direct a feature adaptation of classic children's character "Eloise", the first project planned by the new-look HandMade Films stable.Cole will direct "Eloise in Paris" from a Janet Brownell and Erin Joslyn script adapted from...

Winehouse Warbles For James Bond

Jazz pop star Amy Winehouse is being tipped to record the theme song for the next instalment of the James Bond franchise says UK Teletext."We've been in contact with the James Bond people and hopefully that'll come off in...

Avatar Officially Set For 2009

It's official. Oscar-winner James Cameron will begin principal photography on "Avatar", his first feature directorial effort since 1997's "Titanic", in April 2007 for a Summer 2009 release.Utilizing a blend of live-action photography and new virtual photorealistic production techniques...

The Random Spiel: January 8th 2007

H.P. Lovecraft's "Mountains of Madness", Guillermo Del Toro's dream project, was said to be un-adaptable. Well someone's done it and here's a review of the script.-Guillermo Del Toro talks about why he turned down the offer to...

Daniel Craig & Shatner On Trek

Short of that "Enterprise" pilot scene where the busty Jolene Blalock and the muscular Connor Trinneer rubbed oil all over their muscles whilst dressed only in their all too tight underwear (they seemed to be both enjoying filming...

Assorted Confirmations And Denials

Renee Zellweger has confirmed that there's no truth at all to recent rumours of a third "Bridget Jones' Diary".- Producers have confirmed that Naomi Watts is interested in a remake of "The Birds" but things are far from...

Miyazaki Opts For A Little Boy

Its now confirmed according to FilmIck that Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away", "Howl's Moving Castle") will next be working on an adaption of the Chinese children's novella "I Lost my Little Boy".The project, which some are saying...

Ecstasy Hard To Find In Scotland

The production of a film adaptation of Irvine Welsh novel "Ecstasy" has hit trouble and may be cancelled altogether.According to Film Stalker, the project was scheduled to begin last November and is now slated for a March start at...

Updated: Catch Aussie Release Questioned

**Update: Jan 9th**: Due to an internal miscommunication between departments in Sony, yesterday's news is a tad off. At present the decision has yet to be made about whether the release is happening or not - it's being...

Animators Not Happy With Arthur

With under 75% of the overall length of "Arthur and the Invisibles" being animated, the film has been removed from the running for a best Animated Film Oscar.No biggie right? Way biggie. Now with only fifteen films...

Rickman Judges Sweeney To Be Bad

Alan Rickman has signed on to Tim Burton's ensemble musical "Sweeney Todd" for DreamWorks Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures reports Reuters.Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen already have boarded the project, based on the macabre Stephen...

Critics Awards Race Finally Over

The National Society of Film Critics voted the brilliant "Pan's Labyrinth" the best film of 2006, making it the final critics organisation to hand out awards for this season.With that all done an interesting comparison chart has gone up...

DePalma Gets Redacted In Iraq

Having dealt with badly behaved soldiers in Vietnam indulging in group rape in 1989's "Casualties of War", director Brian DePalma is going back to the issue for an even more disturbing drama.In April the "Black Dahlia" director will begin...

Spend Christmas With A Big Family

Christmas-themed movies have not had a good track record as "Christmas with the Kranks", "Surviving Christmas" and "Deck the Halls" have shown.Doesn't stop the studios from moving forward with more though as Screen Gems has set up an impressive...

Impressive Bush On Wonder Woman

There was a while back in 2006 when every other week came a casting rumour about who would play "Wonder Woman" in the Joss Whedon film version.Of course as nothing on the project seemed to have moved in a...

Dunst Turning Blondie For Gondry?

Some casting rumours just sound bad from the get go, and not because of the actor in question but rather them not suiting the character (ala Eric Bana and Ewan McGregor for James Bond or Lindsay Lohan as Stevie...

More Helmers For Grind House Trailers

Pretty much every director of the 'Splat Pack' is participating in the upcoming "Grind House", contributing several 'faux trailers' sandwiched in-between the Rodriguez & Tarantino flicks.Last week it was revealed that Rob Zombie ("House of 1000 Corpses") would be...

Dreamworks Gets A Life With Glass

DreamWorks has inked a first-look deal with the popular personal storytelling radio show "This American Life" co-owned by host Ira Glass and Chicago Public Radio.The plan is to develop and produce feature films based on the stories that air...

Early Highlights Of CES 2007

The giant CES convention is underway this week in Los Angeles with many announcements trumpeted to the high heavens yesterday. Here's a breakdown of the big ones that could affect you the movie consumer:-LG's combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD player (nicknamed...

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