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24 Rebooting After A Bad Day

Things seemed stellar for "24" going into 2007. An Emmy for best drama under its belt, the show had been going on for five years with ever increasing ratings and quality reviews.Short of a lukewarm third season, the drama...

The Random Spiel: May 5th 2007

The final trailer for the "Transformers" film goes online May 17th says CanMag, there's also a new poster, some new photos and a toy gallery.-Dark Horizons is happy to help premiere the teaser one-sheet for Nicole Kidman/Daniel Craig...

Spielberg Jumps Jackson’s Bones

DreamWorks has won the week-long bidding war for "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson's next movie, committing at least $65 million adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-selling 2002 tome "The Lovely Bones."Sebold's book tells the story of a 14-year-old...

A Return Trip To Wall Street

Nothing defined the corporate mentality of the 1980's more than the immortal quote "greed... is good" by sleazy stockbroker Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas in an Oscar-winning performance) in Oliver Stone's 1987 flick "Wall Street."Now, two decades on, The...

Cohen Denies Freddie Mercury Casting

Reports emerged late this week in the British tabloids that "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen will play legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a musical biopic.An unidentified source told Britain's Daily Mirror that "filmmakers are working flat out to...

Red Sox Faithful Comes To HBO

"Faithful," Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan's book about the famous 2004 season of the Boston Red Sox, is coming to HBO reports The Boston Herald.The network is creating a six-part miniseries based on the improbable dream season of the...

Lost To Finish In 2009?

Rumors are swirling that ABC's "Lost" will finish after five seasons - leaving the answers to finally be coming sometime around May 2009.According to E! Online, it's said the network will announce the news in the next few weeks,...

Uwe Boll Has A Good Cry

Gamerflicks has confirmed that the next film of schlock-meister Uwe Boll ("Bloodrayne," "Alone in the Dark") will be an adaptation of "Far Cry," the first-person shooter released in 2004 by Ubisoft.Filming is set to begin on June 20 and...

Spider-Man 3 Has Biggest Opening Day

"Spider-Man 3" has already shattered records it seems. In one day the third adventure of the webslinger took in a whopping $57,274,000 at the U.S. box-office and snagged approximately 80% to 85% of the weekend's film business.The number...

Iron Man Caught Pants Up On Video

A few days after the design art hit the Net, the first footage of the "Iron Man" suit in real-life action has emerged in spy video form over at The IESB.The article includes video of someone in the suit...

Jesse Suffers Studio Assassination

One of the most troubled films of recent years has got to have been Kiwi filmmaker Andrew Dominik's $30 million biopic western "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" starring Brad Pitt.Adapted from the novel by...

Liv Tyler Set To Hulk Out

Liv Tyler will star opposite Ed Norton in Marvel Studios' "The Incredible Hulk," signing on to play Betty Ross, the longtime love interest of Dr. Bruce Banner/the Hulk says The Hollywood Reporter.The movie will unfold with Ross estranged from...

Posters: Compass, Simpsons, Potter

A couple of major new one-sheets hit the Internet today that are definitely worth checking out.First up, the first official teaser one-sheet for New Line's major fantasy feature "The Golden Compass".After that comes some international artwork including SIX new...

Yates Returns For Sixth Potter

David Yates, director of the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," confirmed to Sci-Fi Wire that he will return to the director's chair for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth film in the blockbuster...

Trio Of Cuties Enter The Ruins

Laura Ramsey, Jena Malone and Shawn Ashmore have joined DreamWorks thriller "The Ruins" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on the best-selling Scott B. Smith novel, the story follows a group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for...

Bridge Crosses The Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon's Type A Films is developing "Under the Bridge," based on Rebecca Godfrey's true-crime account of a brutal high school murder reports Variety.The story chronicles the 1997 killing of high school student Reena Virk in a small British...

Karl Marx Gets A Biopic

Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck will direct a $20 million English-language biopic "Karl Marx," tracing the young adventures of the German philosopher and revolutionary says The Hollywood Reporter.Set between 1830-1848, the project includes Marx's time in Paris before being expelled...

A Quick Trip To Doomsday

Shooting began this week in Glasgow on "Doomsday," a sci-fi thriller set in 2033 from Neil Marshall - the director of the recently acclaimed cave-diving horror flick "The Descent".A report up at The Evening Times revealed that the normally...

Malkovich Takes Up Reading

John Malkovich is in negotiations to star opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand in the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" for Focus Features and Working Title Films says The Hollywood Reporter.The dark screwball comedy centers on Ozzie...

Lohan Talks Sex & Dismemberment

Lindsay Lohan has run the gossip gamut it seems. In the last few years the actress went from breakout new star, through to difficult party girl, tabloid joke, groin flasher, rehab patient and is now trying to become...

Dax Shephard Adopts A Baby

Dax Shepard has signed to co-star in Universal Pictures' comedy "Baby Mama," joining Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sigourney Weaver says The Hollywood Reporter.Written and directed by Michael McCullers, the film centers on a single woman (Fey) whose desire...

Trade Breaks: Inkheart, Kit, Kingdoms

"Producer Andy Licht is suing New Line and author Cornelia Funke, claiming that he first submitted a manuscript of the book "Inkheart" for consideration as a feature film but was elbowed aside when the movie was greenlighted. New...

Sputnik Wrestles HBO To The Ground

HBO Films has set film and stage director Julien Nitzberg to pen biopic "Sputnik Monroe," based on the life of the white professional wrestler who helped integrate the sport throughout the South in the 1950s reports Variety.Monroe was the...

Morris Chestnut Broken By Faith

Morris Chestnut ("Ladder 49," "Confidence," "The Cave") has signed on to star in Screen Gems' faith-themed drama "Not Easily Broken" says The Hollywood Reporter.Brian Bird penned the adaptation of a book by T.D. Jakes ("Woman Thou Art Loosed") which...

Goodbye To The Gilmore Girls

"Gilmore Girls" is officially and people everywhere (incl. certain Canberra-based screenwriters) are readying the Kleenex for one last time.In a statement to TMZ, the CW and Warner Bros. Television says it is "a truly sad moment for everyone" and...

Acquisitions: Steel, Still, Battle, Fish

"Truly Indie will handle the domestic release of Brian Jun's family drama "Steel City." The story centers on a troubled son (Thomas Guiry) abandoned by his alcoholic father (John Heard) who struggles to make his way in a small...

Clooney & Heslov Visit Tehran

George Clooney and Grant Heslov, who both co-wrote "Good Night, and Good Luck," will co-write a dramedy for Warner Bros. Pictures seen as a potential directing and starring vehicle for Clooney reports Variety.Entitled "Escape From Tehran," it details how...

Lovely Bones Don’t Come Cheap

Director Peter Jackson's planned adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel"The Lovely Bones" is being shopped around to studios this week, with at least four studios vying to snap it up.It seems a slam dunk in some ways - the...

When It Gets Wet, So Does Hartnett

Josh Hartnett will star in "I Come with the Rain," a drama that will shoot in Hong Kong in June reports Variety.Hartnett will play a private detective who, haunted by a past encounter with a serial killer, heads for...

Murphy & Miller Shake It All Over

Cillian Murphy, Sienna Miller, Max Minghella and Emma Booth will star in the counterculture dramedy "Hippie Hippie Shake" for Universal Pictures and Working Title reports the trades.Based on Richard Neville's book, the story uses a famous obscenity trial involving...

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