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Midnight Meat Train Being Dumped?

Lionsgate has pretty much dumped the Clive Barker adaptation "Midnight Meat Train" reports Shock Til You Drop.Studio insiders confirm the studio is planning a short and limited 100 screen release on August 1st with a quick DVD release (likely...

My Tutor Gets A Remake

Maltman Entertainment and Crown International Pictures are developing a remake of 1983 raunchy comedy "My Tutor" says Variety.The original centered on a high school senior who flunks his French final, prompting his parents to hire a (sexy) French tutor...

Marquette, Gigandet Smoke Cannabis

Chris Marquette ("Race to Witch Mountain"), Cam Gigandet ("Never Back Down") and Aaron Yoo ("21") are teaming for the true story adaptation "Kid Cannabis" says The Hollywood Reporter.Marquette plays the title character and Gigandet is his best friend, two...

Apatow’s Funny People Details

Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill have all officially joined the cast of Judd Apatow's next directing vehicle "Funny People" for Universal Pictures.According to Variety, Apatow says the movie takes place in the world of standup comedy and...

Jack Black Out Of Man-Witch

Jack Black has left Warner Bros. supernatural comedy "Man-Witch", no official reason has been given says the trades."Man-Witch" centered on a man who discovers he's a witch and then heads off to teach at a female witch school. Todd...

Mulan Scribe Re-Writes Jeannie

"Mulan" scribe Rita Hsiao has been hired to rewrite the script for the big-screen adaptation of the 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" for Out of the Blue Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.Hsiao is the sixth scribe to take...

Neeson & Nesbitt Go To Heaven

Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt are teaming for "Downfall" director Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Five Minutes of Heaven" says the trades.Penned by Guy Hibbert, "Heaven" revolves around two men whose lives have been wracked by the violence that plagued Northern Ireland...

Peckham Adapts Clooney’s Tourist

Anthony Peckham ("Human Factor," "Book of Eli") will adapt Olen Steinhauer's novel "The Tourist" into a potential star vehicle for George Clooney says Variety."The Tourist" is a contemporary international thriller about a spy who risks everything to reveal a...

Summit Adapts WildStorm’s Red

Summit Entertainment will adapt the 2003 three-issue WildStorm/DC Comics property "Red" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story, penned by Warren Ellis, follows a former black-ops CIA agent now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin...

Snatched Sets Start Date

Flim Flam Films will begin shooting the comedy "Snatched" in April 2009 with shooting to take place entirely in New Orleans says Variety."Snatched" is the story of a man who enters a New Orleans hospital and suffers a humorous...

Raindrops Fall On Stiller

Universal Pictures and Red Hour Films have picked up Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne's comedy spec script "Raindrops All Around Me" says the trades.The story centers on a socially inept high school teacher who learns to "dumb it down"...

Billy Ray Re-Writes Motorcade

Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass," "Breach") has been brought in to re-write Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell's action thriller "Motorcade" at DreamWorks Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.The story deals with terrorists assaulting the president's procession as it snakes through Los...

Craig Injured On Solace Set

Talk of a curse hovering over the upcoming 22nd James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" continued this week as actor Daniel Craig cut off the tip of one of his fingers during an action sequence.According to a source for...

Another Three Musketeers Planned

Millennium Films is planning a live-action prequel to Alexandre Dumas' classic tale "The Three Musketeers" says Variety.The new film will show how Athos, Porthos and Aramis first came together with D'Artagnan to be introduced at the end or in...

Terminator, Iron Man, Turok News

"The first official teaser poster and teaser trailer for "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" will hit theaters on July 18th, the later attached to Warners release of "The Dark Knight"..." (full details)"Marvel Studios is apparently refusing to give Jon...

70 Mins More New Hulk On DVD

A few days back, "The Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier admitted that the initial rough cut of the film (the assembly), the one that he and Edward Norton had their apparent dispute over, ran at about three hours.Of course...

Robin Williams Crowned Prince

Robin Williams is in talks to join the cast of the political biopic "The Prince of Providence" says The Hollywood Reporter.Dermot Mulroney, Adam Goldberg, Bradley Cooper, Ed Burns are all part of the project which David Mamet adapted from...

Rogen & Baruchel vs. Apocalypse

Mandate Pictures is turning an Internet trailer which "Knocked Up" star Seth Rogen did with his friends into a feature film reports the trades.Rogen and Jay Baruchel will star in the action comedy "Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse"...

Heigl To Escape Polygamy

Katherine Heigl will star in and produce an adaptation of of Carolyn Jessop's memoir "Escape" for Relevant Entertainment and Como Court Productions says Variety.Jessop was born into the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints sect. At 18 she married...

The Friday Guys Go Janky

The four key players in the "Friday" series are coming back together for the new comedy "Janky Promoters" says The Hollywood Reporter.Ice Cube, Mike Epps and Terry Crews will all star in the feature which Marcus Raboy will direct.Set...

Trade Breaks: Happened, Water, Garden

"Magnolia Pictures has set Oct. 3 as the release date for "What Just Happened," Barry Levinson's Hollywood-set comedy, starring Robert De Niro..." (full details)"The Hurricane Katrina chronicle "Trouble the Water," winner of this year's Sundance Grand Jury documentary prize,...

Tiger Chases Evigan In Bright

"Step Up 2 the Streets" star Briana Evigan has landed the lead role in Sobini Films' animal thriller "Burning Bright" reports the trades.Evigan will play a young woman and her autistic brother who find a ravenous tiger roaming through...

Give Your Take On Coelho’s Witch

Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho ("The Alchemist") is letting Net users submit their interpretations of his own work, "The Witch of Portobello", through MySpace says Variety.The book is divided into 15 narrators who interact with and interpret the lead character...

Shyamalan Presents Last Airbender

Nickelodeon kicked off Licensing International Expo 2008 today at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with star power, including a presentation by special guest M. Night Shyamalan and Nickelodeon Movies' and Paramount Pictures' executives, where attendees got a...

Favreau Concerned With Iron Man 2

Terrence Howard dropped word the other day that shooting on the "Iron Man" sequel was scheduled to begin next March.One person not hugely keen on the idea however is the first film's director Jon Favreau. In a posting...

Grant & Ziyi Are Lost for Words

Hugh Grant and Ziyi Zhang are teaming for the Universal Pictures and Working Title comedy "Lost for Words" reports Variety.Grant is in talks to play a British film star approached to topline a movie by a female Chinese filmmaker.Initially...

Changeling Set For October

Clint Eastwood's thriller "Changeling" starring Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich will go into limited release on October 24th before opening wide a week later reports the trades.Angelina Jolie stars in the true story of a single mom in 1920s...

Atom Egoyan Witnesses Seven Wonders

Acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan ("The Sweet Hereafter") will write and direct the romantic fantasy "Seven Wonders" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story centers on a woman named Pandora who, after her own relationship goes south, becomes consumed by a relationship...

Holy Smurf, Here Comes The Smurfs

Sony Pictures Animation is bringing the classic cartoon characters "The Smurfs" to the big screen in a live-action/animated feature reports Variety.Originally created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre 'Peyo' Culliford, the blue skinned miniature villagers started life as a...

Christensen Up For Jumper 2

Hayden Christensen tells The Toronto Sun that a sequel to "Jumper", hitting DVD and Blu-ray today, is in the works."We're talking about it. "I know that they're having those conversations, I hear about them...It was set up to become...

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