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Kath & Kim US Version Greenlit

NBC has announced it has greenlit a pilot for a Americanised version of the hit Australian comedy series "Kath & Kim" reports The Daily Telegraph."South Park" writer Nancy Pimental has penned the adaptation, which will continue to focus...

The Random Spiel: January 11th 2007

Some very impressive and moody character banners for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" have gone online.-"24" creator Robert Cochran mentioned that a "24" movie was likely to get slapped together near the end of the series,...

Whitaker Asks What Comes Afterwards

Forest Whitaker is negotiating to make his next film "Afterwards," with French filmmaker Gilles Bourdos, based on Guillaume Musso's novel "Et apr├Ęs" says Production Weekly.Whitaker will play Nathan Del Amico, a brilliant New York lawyer, who leads a life...

Leno & Coolidge Join Igor Cast

Exodus Film Group announced today that talk show host Jay Leno and "American Pie" actress Jennifer Coolidge have joined the voice cast of its CG-animated feature comedy "Igor".Leno will voice the role of "King Malbert," Malaria's Machiavellian ruler with...

Quintent Visit Synecdoche, New York

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Tilda Swinton are in negotiations to star in Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, "Synecdoche, New York."Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story and Spike Jonze will produce the project based on an...

Meryl Streep Says Mamma Mia

Meryl Streep will star in Universal Pictures and Playtone's adaptation of the popular ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!" reports the trades.The story revolves around a bride-to-be and her formerly rebellious mom who raised her on a Greek island and never...

Trade Breaks: Knight, Equalizer, Blues

"The Weinstein Co. has signed authors Michael Connelly and Terrill Lee Lankford to adapt the 1980s TV series "The Equalizer" for the big screen. Paul McGuigan's action film follows an ex-government operative who strikes out on his own..." (full...

Sandra Bullock Learns To Tango

Sandra Bullock is set to produce and possibly star in a film version of Marina Palmer's memoir "Kiss & Tango" for Fox 2000 Pictures says Reuters.The story centers on a female New York advertising executive who goes to Argentina,...

It’s Bob Shaye Vs. Peter Jackson

It's on ladies and gentlemen, the biggest PR grudge match since Sumner Redstone vs. Tom Cruise.It all started the other day when New Line co-chairman Bob Shaye told Sci Fi Wire that "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson...

Rudin Experiments With Calamity Physics

Miramax Films and producer Scott Rudin have optioned screen rights to "Special Topics in Calamity Physics," the critically acclaimed first novel by Marisha Pessl reports Variety.The novel concerns a teenager who, after spending the first three years of high...

Paramount Undergoes Another Shake-Up

Paramount Pictures president Gail Berman stepped down Wednesday, the first part of CEO Brad Grey's plan to split the studio into four distinct labels.The new divisions include DreamWorks, run by co-chairman Stacey Snider; MTV Films/Nickelodeon Movies, run by Scott...

Phyllida Lloyd Says Mamma Mia!

Theater director Phyllida Lloyd is in negotiations to make her feature directorial debut on Universal Pictures "Mamma Mia!" says The Hollywood Reporter.This adaptation of the popular ABBA musical follows a bride-to-be -- raised on a Greek island by a...

Madonna Hosed Down By Jackass Boys

Madonna's Maverick Films has teamed with HBO Films for the comedy "Hosed" featuring much of the "Jackass" cast.Chris Pontius, Steve "Steve-O" Glover, Preston Lacy and Jason "Wee Man" Acuna will all be a part of the "broad comedy" about...

Early 2007 Blu-Ray Titles Announced

Sony used this week's CES as an excuse to push hard its Blu-ray format and many of the other studios have followed suit.Surprisingly HD-DVD competitor Toshiba didn't fight back. There were no real major announcements from them and...

Farrell & Fiennes Slip Into Bruges

Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clemence Poesy and Jeremie Renier have all joined Focus Features "In Bruges".The feature directorial debut of Martin McDonagh ("Six Shooter"), it's a darkly comic tale of a pair of hit men (Farrell and...

Paramount Puts Out Movies On iTunes

Paramount Pictures today announced the debut of hit movies on the iTunes Store. Starting this month, movie fans will be able to choose from over 100 movies from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. Titles from...

Trade Breaks: Bass, Bratz, Oscar

"Lionsgate has hooked spec script "The Bass Master," a broad comedy penned by Tab Murphy and Devin Maurer that Todd Garner will produce through his shingle Broken Road Prods. Pic will be set in the world of competitive...

Abrams Says New Trek For Non-Fans

After his panel at the New York Times' 6th Annual Arts & Leisure Weekend, Entertainment Weekly sat down with Mission: Impossible III helmer and Lost creator J.J. Abrams to get an inside look at his new Star Trek movie.Abrams...

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...

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