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Trade Breaks: Levy, Grais, Day, Penny

"Universal Pictures has picked up "The Overachievers," an adaptation of the comedic nonfiction Alexandra Robbins book for Shawn Levy and 21 Laps. The story chronicles the lives of students in a Bethesda, Md., high school as they navigate...

De Laurentiis Caught In The Swarm

Dino and Martha De Laurentiis will partner with a trio of German producers to turn Frank Schatzing novel "The Swarm" into a big-budget ecological disaster film reports Variety.Story is about an alien presence that exists quietly on the ocean...

Sicko Gets A 6/29 Prognosis

At last it has a date. Michael Moore's "Sicko," the acclaimed documentary filmmaker's first project since "Fahrenheit 9/11," will get a June 29th rollout in cinemas.MichaelMoore.com reports that the Weinstein Company and Lionsgate will partner on the...

Hawke Flies To Daybreakers

Ethan Hawke has signed on to star in Lionsgate's futuristic vampire film "Daybreakers" says The Hollywood Reporter.Australian horror veterans Peter and Michael Spierig ("Undead") wrote and direct helm the high-concept project, which begins shooting in July in Australia.Hawke will...

Acquisitions: Inferno, Spider-Man, Edge

"Sony Pictures and Inferno Films have landed a ten picture, co-financing and domestic distribution agreement. Amongst those in the deal are the Paul Walker psychological thriller "The Heaven Project," Diane English's remake of "The Women," the Catherine Hardwicke-directed...

Picturehouse and HBO Pick Up A Girl

Picturehouse and HBO Films have set Patricia Rozema to direct "American Girl," its live-action feature starring Abigail Breslin and inspired by the line of dolls and accessories reports Variety.Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly and Jane Krakowski have also been set,...

When Legal Goes Crazy – IESB.Net

IESB.net has been down for a while, but thankfully it's back up and running. The story behind that disappearance however is intriguing and worrying.The popular scoop site got taken down when Paramount Pictures legal department sent a letter...

More Cash For Spider-Man 3

Opening weekend box-office estimates are usually based on Friday and Saturday figures alone. Thus when Sunday rolls around, large estimates which break records and get publicity will often find themselves being deflated by a few million when the actual...

Valkyrie Cast & Rodriguez’s Jetsons?

Latino Review reports that Robert Rodriguez ("Sin City," "Spy Kids") is tipped to be handling Warner Bros. live-action feature "The Jetsons."The storyline will be based on the popular animated Hanna-Barbera TV show, which revolved around the travails...

Crouching Tiger Prequels Growling

For a long time the Weinsteins have been talking about their plans for prequels to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning 2000 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."'Tiger' was based on the fourth book in author Wang Dulu's 'Crane-Iron Pentalogy' five-book series. ...

The Rise Of The Black Panther

Problem - you have a Marvel comic superhero character and want to put him into a feature, but can't justify the expense of a stand-alone franchise.Solution - shove him into a "Fantastic Four" sequel. Talking with The...

A Rapper Turned Hitman? How Common

Hip-hop star Common has confirmed to MTV News that recently signed onto director Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of Mark Millar's graphic novel "Wanted.""I'm about to do this film called 'Wanted,' which is starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy,...

Warner Bros. Bans Canada Pre-Screenings

An old threat has now resurfaced as a full-fledged story. Warner Bros. Pictures revealed Monday that the studio will cancel all "promotional and word-of-mouth screenings" screenings of its upcoming movies in Canada.The Canadian ban will begin with the upcoming...

Ghost House Visits The Asylum

"The Grudge" series producers Ghost House Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment are teaming to make horror project "Incident at Sans Asylum." Spanish helmer Daniel Calparsoro ("Guerreros") has been signed to direct reports Variety.S. Craig Zahler ("The Brigands of Rattleborge") penned...

Costner Lands The Swing Vote

Kevin Costner has joined the Joshua Michael Stern-directed indie election comedy "Swing Vote" reports Variety.The story revolves around a single father thrust into the national spotlight when the presidential election comes down to his vote. Shooting begins lensing in...

Sony Swims In Spider-Man Sequels

Remember Scrooge McDuck swimming around in three cubic acres of money? That's the vision that Sony execs are currently dreaming about after this weekend's mega-haul for superhero sequel "Spider-Man 3."It's a nice vision, one any business aspires too, and...

Trade Breaks: Flock, Unlikelys, Giulio

"Christopher B. Landon ("Disturbia," "Another Day in Paradise") is set to pen psychological thriller "The Flock" for Warner Independent Pictures & Blumhouse. Set in contemporary times, story revolves around three teens accused of practicing witchcraft. Girls endure terrifying consequences...

Superhero Satires Are Expendable

Intrepid Pictures has acquired film rights to the 2006 superhero satire graphic novel "The Expendable One" says The Hollywood Reporter.Shane Kuhn and Brendan Cowles ("Twitch," "Drive-Thru") will adapt the feature, which centers on a typical suburban guy who accidentally...

Pirates Sneaks A Few Hours Early

Disney has moved forward the opening of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" by a few hours with 8pm evening shows on Thursday May 24th in the US.Disney confirmed the move Monday, a day after Sony's "Spider-Man 3"...

Who Upcoming Episodes Preview

With "Doctor Who" off the air next week in the UK for the Eurovision song contest, the BBC has released a compilation trailer showing off scenes from the remaining seven episodes of the third season for the...

Pollack & Garrett Earn Honor

Sydney Pollack, Kadeem Hardison and Beau Garrett have joined the cast of the Sony Pictures romantic comedy "Made of Honor" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story revolves around Tom (Patrick Dempsey) and Claire (Michelle Monaghan), who have been platonic friends...

Mitchell To Direct A Fourth Shrek

On the eve of the bowing of "Shrek the Third," Mike Mitchell ("Sky High, "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo") is in negotiations to direct "Shrek 4" for DreamWorks Animation says The Hollywood Reporter.Penned by Tim Sullivan, the fourth installment will...

Lost Officially Ends In 2010

It's now official. ABC has agreed with the producers of Tv's "Lost" and set an end point for the serial drama - with the finale to air during the 2009-10 television season.The producers have stated before that they wanted...

Berenger & Biehn Slip On A Stiletto

Tom Berenger, Michael Biehn and Stana Katic (NBC's "Heroes") have joined the Nick Vallelonga-helmed crime thriller "Stiletto" currently in production says The Hollywood Reporter.Katic plays as an assassin whose seemingly random killings puzzle her lover, her clients and the...

Tim Allen’s Trip To Yosemite

Disney has landed the pitch "Yosemite Three" and will develop it as a comedy vehicle for Tim Allen reports the trades.Allen will play a corporate employee who heads off on a company retreat. Bored with a mandated nature hike,...

Scripts: Gemini, Warrior, Transformers

"Disney Pictures has set scribe David Benioff to pen a completely new script for the long-gestating Bruckheimer action project "Gemini Man." The story follows an over-the-hill hitman forced to do battle with a younger clone of himself..." (full...

Jang’s Tazza Gets A Sequel

Korean cult director Jang Jun-hwan ("Save the Green Planet!") has been lined up to direct a sequel to megahit "Tazza: The High Rollers" (aka. "The War of Flowers") reports Variety.Speculation on a sequel to gambling epic "Tazza" has existed...

Smith Visits The Bermuda Triangle

Chris Smith ("Severance") has revealed "Triangle" will be his next project - a psychological horror film set on an ocean liner in the Bermuda Triangle."it's a movie that will play in time loops, like a character getting stuck in...

Further Details On Doomsday

The Scotsman has gone into detail on the plot for "Doomsday," the currently filming next project of Director Neil Marshall ("The Descent," "Dog Soliders").Here's the official breakdown: "Scotland has been cut off from the outside world for about 30...

More Money Flowing In For Spidey

"Spider-Man 3" took in a whopping $148 million over the weekend domestically, easily beating the $135 million record set by "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" last year, whilst Spidey 3 also landed the biggest worldwide weekend ever...

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