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Three Oscar Hopefuls Set A Date

'Zephyr' is back with news of release dates for three Oscar hopefuls - at least the most obvious ones considering the subject matter and the people involved:Frost/Nixon: The Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the award-winning play starring Sam Rockwell, Michael...

Antin Helms High School-Set Musical

Steven Antin ("Gloria," "Chasing Papi") will write and direct an untitled music-driven project for Disney Pictures along with music and musical producer Scott Sanders reports Variety.Antin said the title and plot of the musical were being kept under wraps...

Orlando Bloom Needs No Education

Orlando Bloom has pulled out of Lone Scherfig's "An Education" due to scheduling conflicts says The Hollywood Reporter.The coming-of-age drama is set in early 1960s London, and centers on a 17-year-old girl whose suburban life is about to be...

David Zandi Wanted For Persia

David K. Zandi is a movie executive with an interesting background - he's a genuine Persian prince.As one of the last male members of the Zand dynasty, the multi-talented Zandi has fencing, Roman sword fighting, equestrian, acting and modeling...

Leterrier Talks Hulk Trailer, Fight

Director Louis Leterrier recently talked through "The Incredible Hulk teaser trailer with Empire Magazine and revealed some interesting new facts.Most notable, and my personal main problem with the trailer, is the rather hokey looking CG being used to create...

Silver On Speed, Ninja, Guys

Joel Silver talked to Collider at Showest this week and confirms that the upcoming "Speed Racer" will definitely be a PG-rated movie.He also says that shooting on "Ninja Assassin" begins in about six weeks. The project is directed...

Trade Breaks: Tintin, Davitian, Vegas

"Andy Serkis confirms that shooting on the first "Tintin" film begins in September and this is the one that Steven Spielberg is directing..." (full details)"Ken Davitian ("Borat," "Get Smart") will star in Fox's upcoming Bernie Mac comedy "Starting Under"....

Raimi’s First Rule Is Popular

"Wizard's First Rule", the Sam Raimi-produced weekly hourlong action/fantasy series series based on the "Sword of Truth" books by Terry Goodkind, is set to premiere in syndication in all of the top 50 markets in the US.According to Variety,...

Segal Talks Shazam Comedy Stylings

"Get Smart" Director Peter Segal has confirmed to First Showing that he just received a new draft from John August of the "Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam" script which deals with Captain Marvel.More importantly however, he's answered...

Release Date Changes: March 17th 2008

'Zephyr' is back with some release date changes in the past few days:Hounddog: The Dakota Fanning drama that caused an uproar over the sexual content involving the actress, including a rape scene, will finally come out on July...

Headey Joins Poe-Inspired Tell-Tale

Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "300") is joining the psychological thriller "Tell-Tale" for Scott Free Productions reports Coming Soon.Loosely inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe story "The Tell-Tale Heart," this contemporized adaptation has Josh Lucas starring...

Dark Horse and Universal Teaming Up

Universal and Dark Horse Entertainment have signed a three-year production and distribution agreement, effectively giving Universal access to all Dark Horse characters and properties reports the trades.The biggest independent comic book company outside of Marvel and DC, Dark Horse...

Rupert Friend Romances Cheri

Rupert Friend ("Pride & Prejudice," "The Young Victoria") is joining Stephen Frears' French romantic period drama "Cheri" for Miramax and Pathe says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on Colette's provocative 1920 novel, Kathy Bates is in final negotiations to play famed...

Wolverine Behind-The-Scenes Issues

* * * Updated 8:25pm * * *With production underway at Fox Studios in Sydney on "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", a new rumor has emerged that someone new is coming into the fold in an important capacity.Unlike in the past...

Miramax & Rudin Lead A Lush Life

Miramax Films and producer Scott Rudin ("No Country for Old Men") have acquired screen rights to the Richard Price novel "Lush Life" reports Variety."Lush Life" is set up as a police procedural in which a restaurant manager and his...

Coolidge Rides Bucking Broncos

Jennifer Coolidge will join the cast of the comedy "Gentleman Broncos" says Reuters.The story follows a high school outcast (Michael Angarano) who attends a camp for writers. There, his story gets ripped off by a legendary fantasy novelist (Sam...

Fincher Plans Heavy Metal Anthology

Director David Fincher is pushing forward with an animated anthology feature film based on the 70s sci-fi fantasy magazine "Heavy Metal" for Paramount Pictures says Variety.The R-rated, adult-themed film will consist of eight or nine individual animated segments, each...

Carla Gugino Climbs Witch Mountain

Carla Gugino is joining Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Disney Pictures "Race to Witch Mountain" reports the trades.The re-imagining of 1975 tween thriller "Escape to Witch Mountain" has a Las Vegas cab driver (Johnson) helping a pair of psychic...

Gellar, Not Bosworth, Decides to Die

Sarah Michelle Gellar is in final negotiations to take over from the departed Kate Bosworth in the indie drama "Veronika Decides to Die" reports Variety.The story centers on a severely depressed woman who rediscovers her will to live after...

Robert Townsend Helms Lil Homiez

Robert Townsend ("B.A.P.S.," "Holiday Heart") is in final negotiations to direct the family adventure film "Lil Homiez" for Overture Films says The Hollywood Reporter.Dallas Jackson ("Phantom Punch") and Townsend penned the film, based on a short film by Jackson,...

Willow & Jaden Find An Amulet

Willow and Jaden Smith will star in Warner Bros. Pictures' adaptation of Kazu Kibuishi's fantasy graphic novel "Amulet" for Overbrook Entertainment reports Variety.The graphic novel centers on a brother and sister who move into their late great-grandfather's home after...

Wimmer Penning Metal Gear Solid

Writer/Director Kurt Wimmer ("Equilibrium") will possibly pen the Sony Pictures film adaptation of Konami's hit video game series "Metal Gear Solid" reports Coming Soon.Talking with Mike DeLuca at the premiere of "21" in Las Vegas, the producer revealed that...

Marshall Duo Handle Next Muppets

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" actor/screenwriter Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller are teaming again to create the next Muppet movie for Disney Pictures reports Variety.In "Sarah Marshall" Segel's character writes a "Dracula" musical performed by puppets.Those cloth creatures were custom-made...

Pixar’s 1906 Goes Dual Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures and Disney/Pixar are teaming for "1906," the live-action feature directorial debut of Brad Bird ("Ratatouille," "The Incredibles") reports the trades.The story centers on a college student who begins to investigate the murder of his father, uncovering...

Tancharoen Helms Fame Remake

Director Kevin Tancharoen (TV's "TwentyFourSeven," "DanceLife") will make his feature directing debut on "Fame", a remake of the 1980 Alan Parker-directed drama for Lakeshore Entertainment and MGM reports Variety.The Allison Burnett-scripted film follows the lives of students who attend...

WIP Lands Perrotta’s Wishbones

Warner Independent Pictures will adapt "Little Children" author Tom Perrotta's 1997 offbeat romantic comedy novel "The Wishbones" says The Hollywood Reporter.WIP optioned the rights to Perrotta's script, which follows a 30-year-old failed musician living with his parents in New...

Weisz & Amenabar Go Egyptian For Agora

Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella will star as astrologer mistress and enamored slave in Alejandro Amenabar's "Agora" for Mod Producciones and Telecinco Cinema reports Variety.Amenabar and Mateo Gil penned the story set in Roman Egypt in the fourth century...

Charlie Sheen Mad At Pedophiles

Charlie Sheen will topline the untitled horror project (aka. "Tortured") for Twisted Pictures says Bloody Disgusting.The film is a journey of an average, loving couple, Craig (Sheen) and Elise, who hit their limit after they experience the loss of...

Mirren Is Tolstoy’s Wife In Station

Dame Helen Mirren will soon start filming "The Last Station" for Spanish production company Nostro Films reports Variety.The historical drama illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid...

Warners Handling New Line’s Leftovers

Warner Bros. Pictures have revealed at ShoWest that they will immediately be taking over distribution of New Line's upcoming film slate reports the trades.Two weeks ago when it was announced that the mini-major was being absorbed into Warners to...

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