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Ellen Page Escapes From Hell

"Juno" star and Oscar nominee Ellen Page has dropped out of Sam Raimi's supernatural thriller "Drag Me to Hell" due to scheduling conflicts.In a joint statement to Shock Til You Drop from Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures, it...

Disney Plans A Bumper 2011

'Zephyr', our regular monitor of release date changes, is back today with word that Walt Disney Pictures is planning a rash of sequels of sorts in 2011.The Mouse House has generally cut back in recent years to become more...

Black Freighter On Watchmen DVD

Scotsman Gerard Butler has confirmed to Empire Magazine that the animated "Tales of the Black Freighter" supplement in the original "Watchmen" graphic novel will be shot for the upcoming DVD release of the film.The comic-within-a-comic tells the tale of...

The Final HD-DVD Releases Set

Paramount has confirmed that the March 4th release of "Into the Wild" and "Things We Lost in the Fire" will be the studio's last on the format.HD-DVD versions of "Sweeney Todd," "There Will Be Blood," "The Jack Ryan Collection"...

Family Guy & Prison Break Spin-Offs

20th Century Fox TV are developing "Cleveland," a spinoff from its hit animated series "Family Guy" centered on Peter Griffin's bathtub-accident-prone neighbor, Cleveland Brown."Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is writing the project, whilst Mike Henry who voices the character...

Bumped Is A Breakfast Club Remake

Bridget Johnson will produce comedy-drama "Bumped," a modern-day version of "The Breakfast Club," with Anna Mastro attached to direct says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on a script by Lizzy Weiss, it revolves around five twentysomethings -- including a corporate go-getter,...

Apatow Makes A Five-Year Engagement

Judd Apatow will produce the romantic comedy "Five-Year Engagement" at Universal Pictures reports Variety.The story charts the five-year engagement of a man (Jason Segel) and his fiancee, following the ups and downs of their relationship.Writer-star Segel and writer-director Nick...

Warner Bros. Pictures Absorbs New Line

New Line Cinema is officially being absorbed into Time Warner, a move that has long been expected and many say is overdue. The company will now serve as a genre arm of Warner Bros. Pictures (much like Screen Gems...

Assorted Film Projects In Flux

The writer's strike may be over, but with the actor's strike pending in three months things certainly aren't back to normal.Variety reports that Hollywood studios are refusing to schedule new start dates on films that can't complete shooting by...

Dreamworks Holding Onto HD-DVD

DreamWorks Animation said yesterday it still had an exclusive deal with Toshiba to distribute its movies on HD DVD, and until Toshiba gave it the go-ahead, it would not begin offering movies in Blu-ray reports Beta News.DreamWorks' and Paramount's...

Marshall Talks Nest, Doomsday

Director Neil Marshall earned himself a lot of rave reviews with his last project, 2006's genuinely creepy cave exploration horror flick "The Descent".Now, he's followed that up with "Doomsday" - a Scottish "Escape from New York" style flick opening...

Quarterlife Fizzles On NBC

It just goes to show that online buzz counts for little compared with the sheer numbers of network television."Quarterlife," the hyped-up semi-edgy drama series from the co-creators of "Thirtysomething" and "My So-Called Life" had a very disappointing network debut...

McKay Joins Alice In Chains Biopic

Unknown 30-year-old actor Lathan McKay has been tapped to play late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley in the upcoming biopic "Get Born Again"McKay, an Austin, Texas, native who looks eerily like Staley, was tapped for the role after...

Andre Benjamin Returns To Shield

While speaking to Andre Benjamin on his role for "Semi Pro," he mentioned to Blackfilm.com that he will be returning for the series finale on "The Shield"Benjamin made his acting debut with a small role on the show in...

Magnolia Gets Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Magnolia Pictures announced today the acquisition of world distribution rights to director Christopher Bell's feature film debut, "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*".One of the most buzz-worthy documentaries to emerge from Sundance this year, "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*" asks viewers to look within...

Freddie Highmore Is Astro Boy

Freddie Highmore has been signed for the title role in Imagi Studios' CG-animated motion picture "Astro Boy", it was announced by producer Maryann Garger and director David Bowers.The announcement of the casting of the award-winning actor as the...

Indiana Reshoots & No DLP

An establishing shot for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" will be filmed tomorrow in Pasadena reports Slashfilm.No lead actors will be featured and its inclusion wasn't considered until the film reached the editing stage where...

Fox 2000 Adapts Wimpy Kid Series

Fox 2000 is turning Jeff Kinney's bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" five novel series into a live-action family film franchise says The Hollywood Reporter.The books, composed of handwriting and animation, chronicles the daily indignities faced by middle school...

Paul Rust In Love With Hayden

Paul Rust will star alongside Hayden Panettiere in the Fox Atomic teen comedy "I Love You, Beth Cooper" says Variety.The story follows the adventures of a geeky high school valedictorian (Rust) who decides he has nothing to lose by...

Five More Experience Twilight

Billy Burke, Taylor Lautner, Christian Serratos, Edi Gathegl, Rachel Lefevre, Sarah Clark and Gregory Tyree Boyce have joined the cast of "Twilight" based on the highly successful young adult novel series says Bloody Disgusting.The film is about a high...

Trio Join Beresford’s Dancer

Kyle McLachlan, Bruce Greenwood and Joan Chen have joined Bruce Beresford's adaptation of the bestselling Aussie novel "Mao's Last Dancer" says Variety.They join Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Amanda Schull and Shungbao Wang star in the pic based on the...

Tenney & Heard Join Stepfather Remake

Jon Tenney, Amber Heard, Paige Turco, and Braeden LeMaster have joined the cast of Screen Gems' remake of the 1987 horror thriller "The Stepfather" says the trades.Tenney will play a father trying to reconnect and protect his teenage son...

Dwayne Johnson Is The Tooth Fairy

Dwayne Johnson will star as the title character in 20th Century Fox comedy "The Tooth Fairy" says Variety.Johnson will play an ordinary man who's brought in to try to save the tooth fairy kingdom. "The Tooth Fairy" was...

Overture Picks Up Sunshine Cleaning

Overture Films has picked up US rights to the $7 million serio-comic drama "Sunshine Cleaning" for $2 million plus substantial backend participation says Reuters.Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn and Alan Arkin star in the project about a single...

Wild Things, Dragon Major Delays

The troubled Spike Jonze-directed adaptation of children's classic "Where The Wild Things Are" will come out October 16th 2009, almost a full year's delay from its original release in early 2009. This would also be almost three full...

Step Up 3-D, Yes I’m Serious

If I hadn't heard it I wouldn't have believed it. Disney is planning a third installment of its hit dance franchise "Step Up" tentatively titled "Step Up 3-D" says Variety."Step Up 2 the Streets" director Jon Chu in...

Indiana Jones Making Cannes Premiere

Fox News reports that Spielberg's representatives trying to secure "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal" as the opening film of this year's Cannes Film Festival which starts May 15th.This would mark the worldwide premiere of the adventure...

Blood Star Paul Dano Is Gigantic

Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood," "Little Miss Sunshine") will star in and executive produce the offbeat romantic comedy "Gigantic" for Machine Made Media, Killer Films & Epoch Films reports Reuters.Written by Aselton and Adam Nagata, the script revolves...

Mostow Adapting His Megas Comic

Jonathan Mostow is developing a feature film adaptation of his sci-fi comic book series "The Megas" says the trades."Megas" is set in a future society in which the American Revolution produced a monarchy, not a democracy, and consists of...

Justice League On Course Again?

This is confusing. Yesterday's SMH article has now been dismissed by Variety who says that the "Justice League" project is on course to start filming in Sydney in a few months for release Summer 2009.The project was put...

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