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Weinsteins To Adapt The Alchemist

The Weinstein Company announced today at the Cannes Film Festival that Harvey Weinstein will produce Paulo Coelho's international best-selling novel "The Alchemist" and that The Weinstein Company will hold exclusive world-wide motion picture and television rights for the film.Since...

Narnia Opens Quieter Than Expected

"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" opened on Friday to a $19.3 million first-day haul.Whilst kid-friendly pics like this often do better on weekends, estimates are that the heavily promoted fantasy feature will take in $53-60 million for the...

Trade Breaks: Ondine, Nailed, Street

"Neil Jordan is in final negotiations to direct the mermaid tale "Ondine," with Colin Farrell in talks to star..." (full details)""The Friday before last, SAG ordered the cast to temporarily walk off David O. Russell's "Nailed" due to not...

Abrams Talks Cloverfield Sequel

J.J. Abrams tells Sci-Fi Wire that he's not too keen on a "Cloverfield" sequel, but would rather work on a whole new concept with the same group of people (chiefly writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves)."We're talking about...

Dawn, Robocop Remakes Planned

John Milius' 1984 actioneer "Red Dawn" and Paul Verhoeven's classic 1987 sci-fi feature "Robocop" might be remade says The Hollywood Reporter.At a press event in Cannes on Saturday, MGM toppers Harry Sloan and Mary Parent confirmed that both features...

Scooby TV Movie Prequel Planned

Brian Levant ("The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas," "Are We There Yet?") has signed to direct a TV movie prequel to the "Scooby Doo" movies.A nation-wide casting call is now underway to find the new Fred, Daphne, Velma and...

Indiana, Spider-Man Sequel Talk

George Lucas tells Fox News he and director Steven Spielberg have left the door open for a fifth "Indiana Jones movie."I haven't even told Steven or Harrison this. But I have an idea to make Shia the lead...

Ruffalo & Adams In Baumbach’s Next

Mark Ruffalo and Amy Adams are attached to star in Noah Baumbach's "Greenburg" says The Hollywood Reporter.Plot details are under wraps for the relationship comedy-drama which aims to begin shooting later this year.Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale," "Margot...

Moore Talks Fahrenheit Follow-Up

Acclaimed doco maker Michael Moore has denied reports that his next project is a direct sequel to "Fahrenheit 9/11", but rather something more far-reaching."It would be easier and safer to make a sequel, if that's all it was, but...

Three More Galactica TV Movies?

The Chicago Tribune reports that discussions are underway right now for up to three "Battlestar Galactica" TV movies to be made later this year.Shooting on the fourth and final season of the series wraps in June and production could...

Yari Film Group Ignites Kerosene

Yari Film Group will finance, co-produce, and handle North American distribution for the fighter pilot actioner "Kerosene Cowboys" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on Randy Arrington's book, first-timer Adam Prince wrote the script for the "Top Gun"-style feature centers on...

The Random Spiel: May 16th 2008

New posters for The Dark Knight, Hellboy II, Punisher: War Zone, The Love Guru, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Rocker, Righteous Kill, The Strangers.- The upcoming "Sex and the City" movie has a ...

Danny Glover Does Harold Film

Danny Glover will reprise a role he's made famous twice on stage in "Master Harold... and the Boys" reports Variety.Athol Fugard's apartheid-era play follows the rift that years of pent-up emotional anger towards a drunken father takes its toll...

The Name’s DiCaprio, Leo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company has picked up the rights to "Fleming", a biopic about James Bond author Ian Fleming reports The Los Angeles Times.Damian Stevenson's script explores the British journalist and WW2 Naval Commander best remembered for...

Winstead Joins Scott Pilgrim

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in negotiations to star in the big screen adaptation of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" says The Hollywood Reporter.Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead") is directing the adventure romance in which Winstead will...

George Clooney Stares At Goats

George Clooney will headline "Men Who Stare at Goats" reports Variety.An adaptation of British journalist Jon Ronson's book, the film tells the story of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion, a unit that was to use paranormal powers. ...

Rob Corddry Joins Project A

Former "Daily Show" correspondent Rob Corddry ("What Happens in Vegas") has landed his first starring role in New Line's action comedy "Project A".According to Reuters, Corddry will star as "A," a man trained by the U.S. government as a...

MGM Adapting Facttracker

MGM will turn Jason Carter Eaton's kids book "The Facttracker" into a live-action feature reports Variety.The book is a fable about Traakerfaxx, a town that produces all the facts in the world. The arrival of a salesman who peddles...

Trades: Happening, Butterfly, Game

"An early review of M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" has slammed the film saying (SPOILERS AHEAD) - "the closest comparison I can draw is to Neil LaBute's 'Wicker Man'... this is not pent-up Shyamalan aggression or a desire to...

Cameron’s Dive Also In 3D

Once he wraps up work on his epic 3D visual effects action project "Avatar", film director James Cameron plans to go back to something smaller - but may bring the tech with him.Cameron tells The Hollywood Reporter that Cmeron...

Caan & McDermott Show Mercy

Dylan McDermott and Scott Caan will star in the indie romance "Mercy" reports Variety.The story, written by Caan who's also producing, centers on a successful but cynical young novelist who writes about love but doesn't believe in it until...

Totally Spies Toon Becomes A Feature

Marathon Media and Studio 37 are turning the hit animated French TV series "Totally Spies!" into a Summer 2009 major feature film says The Hollywood Reporter.The show follows three teenage girls from Beverly Hills who accidentally become international secret...

Casting: Duvall, Weaving, Henriksen

Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek have boarded "Get Low," a thriller based on the real-life story of Felix Bush, a reclusive figure who lived in Tennessee during the early 20th century. Aaron Schneider is helming and co-writing the script...

Universal Sounds Pitch Perfect

Universal Pictures has picked up Mickey Rapkin's nonfiction novel "Pitch Perfect" says The Hollywood Reporter."Pitch" is intended to be a comedy set in the competitive collegiate a cappella world. Rapkin's book followed the teams from Tuft University, the...

Dodgy Life on Mars US Trailer

At the network upfronts this week, ABC announced just one drama series for the new year - the long in development US remake of the superb BBC series "Life on Mars" which "Boston Legal" producer David E. Kelley was...

FOX’s 2008/2009 TV Schedule

Emmy Award-winning writer Mitchell Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men") comes an animated comedy that focuses on the lives of eight staff members at a high school in a small northeastern...

Ricky Schroder Draws Blood

Ricky Schroder and Darrin Henson have joined the indie film "Blood Done Sign My Name" says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on the book by Tim Tysonm it follows the true story of the murder and aftermath of a black Vietnam...

Day-Lewis Replaces Bardem On Nine

Daniel Day-Lewis is in talks to star in The Weinstein Company's musical "Nine" says Variety.Day-Lewis will replace fellow 2008 Oscar-winner Javier Bardem in the role of Guido Contini, a famous film director who experiences personal and creative crisis while...

Sam Huntington & Haylie Duff Play Tug

Sam Huntington and Haylie Duff are in negotiations to star in the indie film "Tug" says The Hollywood Reporter.Set in small-town Michigan, "Tug" centers on a guy (Huntington) whose life begins to unravel when he is torn between staying...

Joe Dante Directs Bat Out of Hell

Joe Dante ("Gremlins," "Small Soldiers") will direct the indie horror project "Bat Out of Hell" for Parallel Zide and VooDoo Productions says Variety.AICN contributors Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan penned the script which centers on a red-eye flight from...

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