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The Random Spiel: May 12th 2007

The first photo is out from the Michael Caine & Jude Law-led remake of "Sleuth".- Warner Bros. has thrown up a teaser page for next summer's The Dark Knight - so far it's just a pic of the...

Stallone Talks John Rambo Ambitions

Talking with the Italian press on the set of his upcoming sequel "John Rambo," actor/director Sylvester Stallone talked in detail about how he came up with the idea for the story on the $50 million actioneer.Stallone says "The success...

Icon Picks Up In Prison

Icon Entertainment Intl. has picked up international sales rights to Christopher McQuarrie's upcoming feature project "The Stanford Prison Experiment" which he and Tim Talbott co-wrote reports Variety.Based on the true story of Dr. Philip Zimbardo's ground-breaking study of human...

Kevin Smith Finishes Comedy Script

"Clerks" writer/director Kevin Smith has just finished writing his next comedy feature.He wrote on View Askew: "Finished a script a few minutes ago. The comedy. 146 pages. I'll spend tomorrow taming it down to 120 pages or so. It's...

Eli Roth Is Pure Trailer Trash

At the Saturn Awards last week, "Hostel" director Eli Roth revealed to Collider that he has a new dream project - "Trailer Trash" which will be made-up of 30 or so fake trailers (ala "Grindhouse")."I'm going to be doing...

Fickman Directs Fame Remake

The other month it was revealed that MGM is set to remake Alan Parker's famed 1980 musical "Fame".Now, Filmjerk reports that Andy Fickman ("She's the Man," "The Game Plan") has just signed on to helm the remake which aims...

Suvari Frolics In The Garden

Mena Suvari has confirmed to Cinematical that she will be in director John Irvin's upcoming adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel "The Garden of Eden."Set in Spain, the story is about an expat American and his wife who both...

McDowell Talks Halloween Sequels

Out talking up NBC's "Heroes," Malcolm McDowell talked to Rotten Tomatoes about playing Dr. Loomis in the new "Halloween" remake and revealed his contract details:"I've signed for three. How about that? They obviously think it's going to be...

Tomb Raider 3 Talk Resurfaces

Ian Livingstone, designer of the original Tomb Raider game, told The Mirror this week that he and Paramount are talking about a third film in the franchise.Livingstone says "At this moment in time it's still not green-lit, but the...

Sonnenfeld Opens Pandora’s Box

Barry Sonnenfeld ("Men in Black," "The Addams Family") is in negotiations to direct the supernatural action adventure flick "The Box" for 20th Century Fox.Evan Spiliotopoulos is penning the screenplay, a contemporary take on the myth of Pandora's box says...

Bloom & Scarlett Visit Pompeii?

In February director Roman Polanski announced his plans to direct a mega-budget disaster movie about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and its destruction of the nearby Pompeii.Now, the first casting rumors have emerged over at Omelete.Br...

Nic Cage Rising To Al Capone

MTV News has confirmed that Nicolas Cage is set to play Chicago crime boss Al Capone in "The Untouchables: Capone Rising."Cage will reteam with his "Snake Eyes: director Brian DePalma for the project, playing a younger version of the...

Jordan Turns Informers For Ellis

Senator Entertainment has tapped Gregor Jordan ("Ned Kelly") to direct ensemble drama "The Informers," adapted from the 1995 novel by Bret Easton Ellis ("American Psycho," "The Rules of Attraction") reports Variety.Ellis novel is a collection of connected short stories...

Galactica Continuing Says Eick

Contrary to comments by Edward James Olmos at the Saturn Awards this week, executive producer David Eick tells Sci-Fi.Com that no end has been announced for the award-winning show.Battlestar Galactica is preparing to film its fourth season, one that...

Cardellini Joins Walker In Heaven

Linda Cardellini ("Scooby Doo," TV's "ER") is set to star opposite Paul Walker in the John Glenn-directed indie drama "Heaven Project" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows an ex-con who is sentenced to death and wakes up from his...

Trade Breaks: Hammer, Smoking, Child

"Dutch producer John De Mol is reviving famed British horror studio Hammer Film Productions. Private equity firm Cyrte Investments, led by de Mol, has acquired the rights to Hammer's library, home of roughly 300 titles featuring the likes...

Galactica Last Season Official

It doesn't come as a surprise, but still it's disappointing to hear that the upcoming fourth season "Battlestar Galactica" will definitely be the last.Stars Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff told The IESB at the Saturn Awards Thursday night...

Rainn Wilson Gets A Rocker Chair

Fox Atomic has set a June start date for "The Rocker," a comedy that will star Rainn Wilson (TV's "The Office") as a failed drummer who gets a second shot at fame reports Variety.Scripted by Ryan Jaffe, and re-written...

James Purefoy Hates Valentine’s

English hunk James Purefoy ("Resident Evil," "A Knight's Tale") is in negotiations to star with Nia Vardalos in "I Hate Valentine's Day," a romantic comedy being directed by Nick Hurran says The Hollywood Reporter.Vardalos penned the story which follows...

Assorted Pitt, Weir & Swank Talk

Brad Pitt has laughed off claims in the British press earlier this week that he is to star as cartoon hero "He-Man" in a live-action movie adaptation. Pitt's publicist Cindy Guagenti told The Celebrity Truth the claim is...

Smith & Spall Join Ealing’s Time

Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall and Hugh Bonneville will star in a new Ealing Studios film "From Time To Time" reports UK Teletext."Gosford Park" scribe Julian Fellowes makes his directorial debut on the film which tells the story of a...

1408 Abandons Harry Potter’s Slot

Counter-programming has often been a reliable tool for Hollywood, and last Summer saw one of the signature examples of the trend when "The Devil Wears Prada" opened to stellar sleeper hit business against "Superman Returns" which failed to capture...

Pirates Set For A Tight End

With "Spider-Man 3" now out and having exploded, eyes turn toward the other big film juggernaut of the month - "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."But with two weeks to go before release, the rush is on to...

The Rock Talks Shazam! Possibilities

During a visit to the set of "Get Smart", Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson revealed to Coming Soon that he had spoken with director Peter Segal about the possibility of playing Captain Marvel in the "Shazam!" adaptation."Listen, John August is...

The Random Spiel: May 10th 2007

There's been plenty of paparazzi photos, and a new set report, but now the first official photo from Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" is out and simply click here to see it in high res.-Lots more images of the robots...

New Terminator Trilogy Planned

After much talk and posturing over the future of "The Terminator" franchise in recent years, something surprising has happened - producers Mario Kassar and Andy Vajna have given up their baby.The Halcyon Co. has acquired the franchise rights to...

Lucas Talks Wars & Indiana

Briefly talking with Fox News this week, Lucas confirms he plans to make two more live-action films set in the "Star Wars" universe.Not so fast fan boys, this is no major Summer blockbuster on the way - rather two,...

Tim Roth Is A Hulk-ish Abomination

Tim Roth is in negotiations to star opposite Ed Norton and Liv Tyler in Marvel Studios and Universal Pictures actioneer "The Incredible Hulk."The story begins with Bruce Banner on the run, trying to avoid capture long enough to cure...

Coppola’s Megalopolis Still In Limbo

"The Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola's long in-development dream project "Megalopolis" will remain on the shelf for a long time yet, if it ever leaves at all.In an interview with AICN, Coppola says "I have abandoned that as of...

Further Trio Join Frost/Nixon

Actors Sam Rockwell ("Matchstick Men," "Galaxy Quest"), Toby Jones ("Infamous," "The Painted Veil") and Matthew Macfadyen ("Pride & Prejudice," TV's "Spooks") are coming on board Ron Howard's film version of "Frost/Nixon" says The Hollywood Reporter.Peter Morgan play is based...

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