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Dillahunt Visits Last House Remake

Garret Dillahunt ("No Country for Old Men," TV's "Damages") has joined the cast of Wes Craven's "Last House on the Left" remake for Rogue Pictures reports Variety.Dillahunt will play the thug Krug, and joins the likes of Rhys Coiro,...

Johnston Set For Wolf Man Remake

Joe Johnston ("Hidalgo," "Jurassic Park III") was set late Sunday night to replace Mark Romanek as helmer of Universal Pictures "The Wolfman" reports Variety.Romanek stepped out last week over creative differences, leaving the $100 million thriller floundering a month...

Michael Ealy Gains Seven Pounds

Michael Ealy (TV's "Sleeper Cell", "Miracle at St. Anna") has joined the cast of the Will Smith-led drama "Seven Pounds" for Sony Pictures says Reuters.The story by Grant Nieporte follows a suicidal IRS agent (Smith) who sets out to...

Star Wars: Clone Wars In September

The upcoming CG animated "Star Wars" spin-off series "Clone Wars" will make its debut in the UK this September as three 90-minute episodes that will be released theatrically reports Action Figures.Several Star Wars licensees other than Hasbro confirmed the...

Spidey’s Venom Gets His Own Movie?

IESB reports that Marvel Studios is gearing up for a film spin-off featuring "Spider-Man" villain Venom, and has already met with "several A-list writers" about the project.The studio signed an interim agreement with the WGA the other week allowing...

Writer’s Strike About To End?

In spite of a media blackout, word has it that the several months long writer's strike is about to come to an end.Late Friday night, the Associated Press reported that a breakthrough in contract talks has been reached between...

Perry Talks Final Destination 3D

The dashingly handsome "American Pie" and "Final Destination" producer Craig Perry confirms that the opening disaster in New Line Cinema's fourth "Final Destination" feature will be a high-speed race car crash where an object will fly into the stands...

Del Toro Says Hobbit Deal Unsure

Think "Pan's Labyrinth" helmer Guillermo Del Toro is all set to direct the upcoming film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"? Think again."The reality is that the Hobbit story has broken early because the negotiations have not ended and...

Arrested Development Becomes A Film

Jason Bateman tells E! Online that Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard, the creative minds behind the acclaimed but cancelled comedy "Arrested Development" are planning a film version.Bateman says that he and the other actors who played the Bluth family...

Heady, Bean, Friend Experience Death

Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "300"), Sean Bean ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "National Treasure") and Rupert Friend ("The Young Victoria") will star in director Geoff Sax's supernatural gothic horror flick "Black Death" from Ecosse Films...

Tarantino Considers Game, Set & Match

Quentin Tarantino gave an interview to Sight & Sound Magazine recently and revealed that following in the footsteps of James Bond and Jason Bourne, he may one day turn the protagonist of another Cold War espionage novel series into...

Ken Watanabe Visits Shanghai

Ken Watanabe will join John Cusack and Gong Li in the period drama "Shanghai" for The Weinstein Company reports Variety.The drama, set four months prior to December 7th, 1941, follows an American who returns to a corrupt, Japan-occupied Shanghai...

The Random Spiel: February 1st 2008

New one-sheets for Leatherheads, In Bruges, Savage Grace, Black Water, Prince Caspian, multiple versions of The Forbidden Kingdom, Mama, I Want To Sing and Young @ Heart.-Script reviews are out for G.I. Joe and Eagle Eye.-Producer Frank Marshall...

Gugino On Watchmen Makeup, Rape, Intro

Actress Carla Gugino ("Sin City") recently spoke with MTV News about playing Sally Jupiter aka Silk Spectre in the upcoming "Watchmen" film adaptation and seems very excited about it:"It was really one of the craziest, most fun roles I've...

Herek Helms Greatest American Hero

Stephen Herek ("Rock Star," "Life or Something Like It") will direct the film version of classic 80's TV series "The Greatest American Hero".The original series had liberal high-school teacher Ralph Hinkley being given a red superhero suit by aliens...

Release Date Changes: 2/1

Aussie giant croc film "Rogue" from director Greg McLean ("Wolf Creek") failed to set the Oz box-office alight, but the Weinstein Co. says it will still be released theatrically this Spring.-Comedian Bill Maher's much anticipated skewering of religion...

Two More National Treasure Sequels

Disney registered the domain named for NationalTreasure3DVD.com and NationalTreasure4DVD.com yesterday, leading to rumors that the studio planning back to back sequels.Despite weak reviews, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" has already earned over $365 million worldwide in its first six...

Will Be Blood Gets Higher Rating

When American filmmakers go to the MPAA to appeal a censorship rating, in almost every case it's to get the rating reduced.In the UK however, the opposite has happened this week with Disney Studios successfully getting the British Board...

Trade Breaks: Ortiz, Nair, Shankman

"John Ortiz ("Miami Vice") confirms that he's been cast as Sicillian gangster Frank Nitti in Michael Mann's John Dillinger flick "Public Enemies". He will also appear in the fourth "The Fast and the Furious"..." (full details)""The Namesake"...

Ratner, Darabont, Condon Up For Wolf

Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour," "X-Men: The Last Stand"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption," "The Mist"), James Mangold ("3:10 to Yuma," "Walk the Line") and Joe Johnston ("Gremlins," "Jurassic Park III") have either met or will meet with Universal Pictures...

James Gandolfini Gets Sexual

James Gandolfini will star in and produce the $15 million Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing" reports the trades.Jesse L. Martin already is set to play Gaye in the film, which will be directed by Lauren Goodman. Goodman wrote the...

Maybury Remakes Wuthering Heights

John Maybury ("The Jacket," "Love is the Devil") will direct a feature adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic gothic romance "Wuthering Heights" for HanWay Films reports Variety."Wuthering Heights," published in 1847, is a tempestuous love story about obsessive passion across...

Quarter Join Linklater’s Orson Welles

Claire Danes, Eddie Marsan, Leo Bill and Imogen Poots have joined the cast of Richard Linklater's "Me and Orson Welles" reports Reuters.An adaptation of the 1937-set coming-of-age novel by Robert Kaplow, the story centers on a high school student...

Kudrow, Bowie Have The Will

Lisa Kudrow and Liam Aiken will star whilst David Bowie is in talks to join in the musical coming-of-age dramedy "Will" for Walden Media and Summit Entertainment reports the trades.Written by Todd Graff and Josh Cagan, the script centers...

RKO Remaking Their Horror Catalog

RKO Pictures has launched Roseblood Movie Co., a subsidiary that will remake eight classic horror films RKO churned out in the 1940s reports Variety.Three of the projects have a writer - "Lady Scarface" by Tom Puryear, "While the City...

Emily Blunt Is Such A Girl

Emily Blunt is in talks to star in "The Girl" for Journeyman Pictures and HBO Films reports Reuters.The movie focuses on a Texas woman (Blunt) who finds the young daughter of an illegal immigrant who has become separated from...

Josh Hartnett Commits Bunraku

Josh Hartnett has joined Snoot Entertainment's "Bunraku", named after a form of traditional Japanese puppet theater reports the trades.The live-action story has Hartnett playing the Drifter, a man set on revenge who finds himself in an even bigger fight...

Vogel & Murphy Cross The Hall

Mike Vogel, Brittany Murphy and Danny Pino will star in the indie noir thriller "Across the Hall" reports Variety.The story centers on a love triangle between a young man, his best friend and his fiancee. The project is based...

Lussier Helms Valentine Remake

Patrick Lussier has been tapped to helm the remake of "My Bloody Valentine" for Lionsgate reports Bloody Disgusting.Based on the 1981 film, the story is set in the sleepy town of Harmony, Montana where a series of grisly murders...

Hernandez & Molina Enter The Park

Jay Hernandez, Melonie Diaz, Alfred Molina, Mercedes Ruehl, Luis Guzman and Vanessa Ferlito are joining Overture's ensemble family comedy to "Humboldt Park" says The Hollywood Reporter.The script, written by Rick Najera, Alison Swan and Ted Perkins-Lopez, follows a family...

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