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Gans Talks Onimusha Adaptation

Christophe Gans talked with Ecran Large about his upcoming feature film adaptation of the acclaimed Capcom video game "Onimusha". Here's what he revealed:-Gans is currently doing the final preps for the movie in Paris.-He'll move to China in October...

Jackson & Raimi Team For Hobbit?

The Los Angeles Times reports that New Line's Bob Shaye is in talks with filmmaker Peter Jackson's representatives to potentially work something out in regards to his involvement in the "Lord of the Rings" prequel adaptation of "The...

Rich Hawley Given The Flick

Songwriter Richard Hawley will make his acting debut in British horror film "Flick" and has written the soundtrack reports Teletext.Made by first-time Welsh director David Howard, Hawley plays rockabilly DJ Bobby Blade opposite Faye Dunaway and "Bionic Woman" actress...

New Regency Doing Voltron Film

New Regency is close to a deal with the Mark Gordon Co. to adapt popular 1980s Japanese animated TV series "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" into a live-action film reports Variety.Justin Marks is penning the script, described as a...

Alec Baldwin Is A Bachelor

Alec Baldwin has signed on to co-star in the Dane Cook-Kate Hudson comedy "Bachelor No. 2" for Lionsgate reports Reuters.Penned by Jordan Cahan, the story centers on Tank (Cook), who is hired to take girls on horrible dates so...

Mr. Big Is Back For More Sex

It's official, Chris Noth will reprise his iconic character of Mr. Big in the upcoming "Sex and the City" feature.Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, the four stars from the hit HBO series, came aboard...

Matthew Vaughn To Helm Thor

Marvel Studios has set Matthew Vaughn ("Stardust," "Layer Cake") to direct a live-action adaptation of the Marvel Comics character "Thor" reports Variety.Mark Protosevich ("I Am Legend") penned the adaptation of the blonde-tressed, hammer-wielding hero who's sent to Earth to...

Casting Couch: Hathaway, Blethyn, B.I.G.

"Anne Hathaway, Bill Irwin, Anna Deveare Smith and Debra Winger will star in the comedy "Dancing With Shiva" for Sony Classics. Based on a screenplay by Jenny Lumet, the plot details are being kept under wraps. Jonathan...

Dogg, Cross & Cook Open The Door

Snoop Dogg, Joseph Cross, Rachael Leigh Cook, Sarah Roemer are in final negotiations to star in David M. Rosenthal's romantic comedy "The Golden Door" reports Reuters.The story follows a blue-collar nursing student played by Cross ("Running With Scissors") who's...

Trade Breaks: Maintenance, Hole, Dust

"Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to Jim Massey's comicbook series "Maintenance," for "Charlie's Angels" director McG to produce and possibly direct. Joe Ballarini ("Witch Hunters") is adapting the project, which follows the exploits of two janitors...

Swayze Inhales Some Powder

Patrick Swayze, Kris Kristofferson and Eddie Redmayne have joined Forest Whitaker, Jessica Biel and Ray Liotta in writer-director Timothy Linh Bui's ensemble drama "Powder Blue" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows several Angelenos who meet on Christmas Eve through...

Dragon Remade By Sutter

Warner Independent Pictures has set "The Shield" exec producer Kurt Sutter to write and make his feature directing debut on "Awaken the Dragon" reports Variety.This noir-style remake of 1973 Bruce Lee martial arts classic "Enter the Dragon" is a...

Kingsley Enjoys The Wackness

Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivia Thirlby and Method Man are joining the indie comedy "The Wackness" for Occupant Films.Set in New York in summer 1994, the greatest year in hip-hop, the story revolves around a...

Hayek Goes Romantic For Disney

Salma Hayek will star in and produce an untitled romantic comedy for Walt Disney Pictures reports Reuters.The story follows a conservative doctor who gets the surprise of his life when he learns that the ex-boyfriend of his fiancee (Hayek)...

Andrew Currie Plays Space Invader

Andrew Currie ("Fido") will direct the Will Arnett-led Fox Atomic comedy "Space Invader" says The Hollywood Reporter."Space" centers on Doug Huggins, the son of a NASA legend, who is terrified of flying. When Huggins learns that his girlfriend, a...

Cleese, Garcia, Molina Turn Pink

Andy Garcia, John Cleese, Alfred Molina and Aishwarya Rai are joining the Sony Pictures/MGM's sequel "The Pink Panther 2." Steve Martin, Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer will reprise their roles reports Variety.Cleese will play chief inspector Dreyfus in the...

Schreiber & Bell Show Defiance

Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos and Tomas Arana have joined the cast of "Blood Diamond" and "Last Samurai" helmer Ed Zwick's next feature "Defiance" for Paramount Vantage reports the trades.Based on Nechama Tec's book "Defiance: The Bielski Partisans,"...

Carla Gugino Joins Watchmen

Carla Gugino has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures' adaptation of the DC Comics limited series "Watchmen" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story is set in an alternate 1980's America that has passed a law banning costumed crimefighters. When...

Clint Eastwood Doing Grace Score

After a screening of "Grace Is Gone," Clint Eastwood has offered to compose a new musical score reports The Los Angeles Times.Relative newcomer Max Richter composed the soundtrack for the film which the Weinstein Company paid $4 million for...

Alba, Troyer Joins Love Guru

Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer are joining Mike Myers in Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment's "The Love Guru" says the trades.Myers will play Pitka, an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India...

Walken & Nivola Spend Dollars

Christopher Walken and Alessandro Nivola have signed on to the road movie "Five Dollars a Day" for Thinkfilm says Variety.Walken will play a conman proud of living like a king on $5 a day, and Nivola his offspring, who...

P.J. Hogan Is A Shopaholic

P.J. Hogan ("Peter Pan," "My Best Friend's Wedding") will direct and Jerry Bruckheimer will produce "Confessions of a Shopaholic" reports Coming Soon.An adaptation of the bestselling novel by Sophie Kinsella, the story follows a magazine writer named Rebecca Bloomwood...

Maybe Its Time For A Remake

Constantin Film will produce an English-language remake of its hit 1995 German comedy "Maybe ... Maybe Not" for Screen Gems reports the trades.Based on Ralph Konig's comics "Der Bewegte Mann" and "Pretty Baby," the original film was directed by...

Hanks Joins Faris In House Bunny

Colin Hanks, Monet Mazur, Beverly D'Angelo, Owen Benjamin, Rachel Specter have joined the cast of the untitled Anna Faris project (aka. "House Bunny") for Sony Pictures and Happy Madison says The Hollywood Reporter.The script by Karen McCullah Lutz and...

Keep An Eye On Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan ("M:I-III," "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang") will join Shia LaBeouf and Rosario Dawson in DreamWorks' actioner "Eagle Eye."D.J. Caruso ("Disturbia," "The Salton Sea") will helm "Eagle Eye," which revolves around a young man (LaBeouf) and a single mother...

Who Won The 300 HD War?

As revealed yesterday, last week's release of "300" sold around 250,000 copies of the film in both the competing Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats in its first week. The question many on both sides of this silly...

The Random Spiel: August 8th 2007

The official site for the Hayden Christensen sci-fi drama "Jumper" has gone online.- With "Die Hard" & "Rambo" resurrected, why not Riggs & Murtaugh? Offers are apparently out again to Mel Gibson for a "Lethal Weapon 5".-...

Kidman Up For Espectro Remake

Universal Pictures has acquired remake rights to Colombian horror film "Al final del espectro" as a producing and star vehicle for Nicole Kidman reports Variety.Plan is for Kidman to play a woman who, after a tragedy, is encouraged by...

Jonny Quest Becomes A Film

Classic 1960's Hanna-Barbera sci-fi adventure series "Jonny Quest" will be revived as a potential feature film franchise by Warner Bros. Pictures reports the trades.Dan Mazeau ("Land of Lost Things") has been hired to pen the screenplay for the project...

Yelchin Is Checkov In Star Trek

Anton Yelchin ("Alpha Dog," "Hearts in Atlantis," "TV's Huff") is in negotiations to play Pavel Checkov in Paramount Pictures' rebooting of the "Star Trek" film franchise under the helm of J.J. Abrams says The Hollywood Reporter.Yelchin, who himself was...

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