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The Random Spiel: October 18th 2007

Stills from The Forbidden Kingdom, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,The Mummy 3 and Indiana Jones IV.- The fourth "Rambo" film has been retitled yet again as simply "Rambo" Its been rated R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual...

Timecop Gets A Remake

Easily the most entertaining film of his career, action man Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1994 sci-fi effort "Timecop" is getting the remake treatment.Dark Horse Entertainment producer/publisher Mike Richardson revealed to The IESB last night that he is talking to Universal...

Stopping Power Starts Up Again

Aussie actress Melissa George revealed to Coming Soon this week doing press for "30 Days of Night" that the previously cancelled Jan de Bont action-thriller "Stopping Power" is back on."It's back on! First of March. Three days into filming,...

Hellboy & B.P.R.D. Updates

Director Guillermo Del Toro has always wanted to mix the classic Universal Monsters with comic property "Hellboy," and last night at the premiere of "30 Days of Night" it was hinted that possibility just might happen."There might be something...

DePalma On Untouchables Prequel

Brian DePalma revealed to MTV News last week that "The Untouchables: Capone Rising," his planned prequel to 1987's award-winning "The Untouchables," is likely to be his next film. This prequel will detail "'s relationship with Capone during Capone's rise"...

Swank Joins Amelia Earhart Biopic

Hilary Swank has signed on to star in another Oscar vehicle: a biopic about Amelia Earhart reports The New York Post.Swank would play the doomed pilot, who vanished over the Pacific in 1937 while trying to fly around the...

Basinger Is Burning Up

Kim Basinger has signed on to star alongside Charlize Theron in "Babel" scribe Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut, "The Burning Plain," for 2929 Prods. reports Variety.The story weaves together two storylines taking place in the past and present. Basinger will...

Casting Couch: Bailey, Cadillac, Game

"Katherine Moennig ("Art School Confidential") and Eion Bailey ("Almost Famous," "Fight Club") will star in indie thriller "Remorse" for Feverpitch Pictures. Script by Pete Cafaro and Andrew Kayros centers on themes of love, death and the fragility of...

Jay Roach Adopts New Strategy

Jay Roach has optioned Rob Vlock's romantic-comedy manuscript "Off Strategy" to develop at Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.The Madison Avenue-set story revolves around relationships and romance from a male perspective. Jon Poll is attached to direct, whilst Roach...

Wolverine Slices Into May 2009

With Disney's third "Narnia" film having left the spot, 20th Century Fox has moved in and staked its claim on May 1st 2009 for the release of Hugh Jackman-led actioneer "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."The story explores the character's violent and...

Corbin Bleu Goes Birding

"High School Musical" co-star Corbin Bleu will headline the motocross actioner "Metal Birding" for Rigel Entertainment reports Variety.Bleu will portray a motocross racer who dreams of winning the Amateur National Championships, but must juggle his passion for the sport...

Trade Breaks: Lust, Sexiest, Bond

"The Chinese release of Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" has been pushed back to November 1st, China Film said Wednesday. But it may be delayed further as the movie has yet to pass a censorship review as the film contains...

Simon Baker Is Not Forgotten

"The Devil Wears Prada" and TV's "The Guardian" star Simon Baker has been cast in the lead role of Dror Soref's indie psychological thriller "Not Forgotten" says The Hollywood Reporter.Baker will play a bank manager in a U.S.-Mexico border...

Copon Is The New Scorpion King

The newest entry in Universal's DVD Originals offerings, The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian, commenced principal photography in Capetown, South Africa on October 1, 2007. Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions is co-producing with Film Afrika and ApolloMovie....

Who’s Clarke Enters Adulthood

Former "Doctor Who" companion Noel Clarke will make his feature directorial debut and star in "Adulthood," the followup to controversial Brit teen gang pic "Kidulthood" reports Variety.Clarke wrote and starred in "Kidulthood," which attracted lots of media attention due...

Kelly Talks Tales & Box

"Donnie Darko" helmer Richard Kelly updated his blog this past weekend on his upcoming projects:""Southland Tales" will have its big red-carpet premiere at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood as part of AFI Fest on Friday, November 2nd.Goldwyn are bumping...

Saw 5 & 6 Shot Back-To-Back?

Bloody Disgusting reports that Lionsgate is considering filming "Saw V" and "Saw VI" back-to-back, with production designer-turned-director David Hackl and crew signed on to both.The reasons cited is that shooting back-to-back could help costs considerably, plus would avoid any...

No Karate For Will Smith

Net talk for the past week linked Will Smith as at least producing and possibly directing a remake of 1984's "The Karate Kid" with his son Jayden in the Ralph Macchio role and Jackie Chan playing Mr. Miyagi."He's certainly...

Pine Set, Urban Up For Trek

Director Joe Carnahan has confirmed that actor Chris Pine has given up the lead role in his upcoming James Ellroy adaptation "White Jazz" to take on the role of Captain Kirk in the new J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek" film.With...

Nicolas Cage Has Vanished

Nicolas Cage will star in the thriller "The Vanished" for Focus Features reports Variety.Penned by Larysa Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan, the story concerns a father who goes in search of his college-aged American-born Muslim son, who's missing overseas.Palestinian-born director...

Trade Breaks: Porno, Glory, Time

"Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" will be shooting the movie, in 35mm rather than planned digital video, over 40 days in Pittsburgh both in studio and on location. Jason Mewes is in the movie, and...

Tony Scott Sails Cigarette Boat

Fox 2000 and director Tony Scott are teaming on a feature about Don Aronow, the inventor of the cigarette boat reports Variety.Aronow was a self-made millionaire businessman and powerboat racing's world champ for 10 straight years. His cigarette boat...

Raimi Talks Spidey, Hobbit & More

Out doing promotions for this week's vampire feature "30 Days of Night" which he produced, filmmaker Sam Raimi talked extensively to MTV News about three major film projects he's been linked to:Spider-Man 4: "Right now, a writer is being...

Fleder Sails Into Darkling Cove

Gary Fleder ("Kiss the Girls," "Runaway Jury") is attached to direct and produce the thriller "Darkling Cove" for 20th Century Fox reports Variety.Caroline Case ("Don't Say a Word," "Impostor") penned the spec script about a woman who moves to...

Mall Cop Redressed In Pink

With the threat of a writers strike looming, Sony Pictures has hired Steve Pink ("Grosse Pointe Blank," "High Fidelity") to polish up the screenplay for "Mall Cop".The comedy centers on a mild-mannered security guard who is thrust into action...

Roemer & Shue Are Waking Up

Sarah Roemer and Elisabeth Shue have signed on to star in the indie thriller "Waking Madison" reports Variety."Madison" centers on a woman who's determined to find a cure for her mental illness, and locks herself in her apartment for...

Galactica, Supernatural & TV News

As we head into the fourth week of the new Fall TV season, one surprising move so far has been the lack of cancellations of failing new series.With a potential writers strike only a fortnight away, networks have been...

Dark Knight IMAX Sneak Peek

Whilst the sans footage teaser premiered during Comic Con, it has been generally believed that the true teaser trailer for next Summer's "The Dark Knight" would premiere this December.It's an assumption that made sense - seven months out from...

Kelly To Adapt Benighted

Patrick Smith Kelly ("A Perfect Murder," "Don't Say a Word") has been brought aboard to adapt Warner Bros. Pictures "Benighted," a supernatural thriller novel by Kit Whitfield."Benighted" is set in an alternate reality in which 90% of the population...

Michell Gets A Morning Glory

Roger Michell ("Venus," "Notting Hill") is set to direct the J.J. Abrams-produced comedy "Morning Glory" for Paramount Pictures.Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada") penned the New York-set screenplay, which focuses on a struggling female news producer and the...

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