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Disney Plans Hexum Franchise

Disney Pictures and Idealogy have picked up "Children of Men" and "Spy Game" scribe David Arata's action-thriller pitch "Hexum" says The Hollywood Reporter.Details of the plot have not been disclosed, but it is known to feature a worst-case scenario...

French Thriller Bait Gets Remade

Eric Eisner, Aimee Peyronnet and Alexandra Milchan will produce an English-language version of the 1995 French thriller "The Bait" says The Hollywood Reporter.Bertrand Tavernier's movie revolved around a woman, her boyfriend and his friend who come up with a...

Trade Breaks: Human, Solo, Paramount

"Matt Damon is now committed to star in "Human Factor," joining Morgan Freeman in the Clint Eastwood-directed film for Warner Bros. Pictures. Damon will play rugby star Francois Pienaar, who created, with Nelson Mandela, an event that gave...

Emmy Rossum Plays Truth Or Dare

Emmy Rossum has joined the independent film "Dare" which Adam Salky will direct says Variety.The David Brind-scripted film is about three privileged high school seniors who decide they can no longer ignore their deepest needs and take the biggest...

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Visits Shanghai

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV's "Supernatural," "The Accidental Husband") has joined the Weinstein Co.'s period piece "Shanghai" says The Hollywood Reporter.Morgan plays Connor, an American killed in Japanese-occupied Shanghai before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Paul Soames (John Cusack)...

Willis Joins Kane & Lynch Film

Bruce Willis is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate's video game adaptation "Kane & Lynch" reports the trades.The game follows Adam 'Kane' Marcus (Willis), a mercenary on death row who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, is sprung...

Ridley Scott Talks Upcoming Films

Ridley Scott spoke with Eclipse Magazine recently about the recently aired, well-produced but creatively inert mini-series adaptation of Michael Crichton's seminal sci-fi novel classic "The Andromeda Strain" - yet another example of a project shown on Memorial Day...

Serge Gainsbourg Biopic Planned

French comic book author Joann Sfar is set to shoot a biopic of French poet, singer, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg says FilmDeCulte.com.Gainsbourg's music has reached legendary stature in France and is considered to be one of the first...

Next Terminator Ending Revealed?

It started out as a interesting but unconfirmed crazy Net rumor over at AICN yesterday. In the 24 hours since however talk has begun to solidify that it's legit, and has been backed up by fellow French fancy...

Universal Rushes Ludlum’s Protocol

Universal Pictures is rushing forward with its planned adaptation of Robert Ludlum's "The Sigma Protocol" reports the trades.Art Marcum and Matt Holloway ("Iron Man") have been hired to pen the screenplay based on the late "Bourne Identity" author's 2001...

Molina, Kingsley Join Prince of Persia

Alfred Molina and Ben Kingsley have joined the cast of Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney's "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" reports Variety.The Mike Newell-directed adaptation of the Ubisoft video game series has Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role...

Trade Breaks: Road, Harvard, Jungle

"Paul Cowan, Chris Wheeldon and Michael Robertson ("Black Water") are teaming to produce the Aussie supernatural thriller "Road Train". The story follows a group of youngsters menaced by a driverless road train in the Australian outback, and is...

Marsden Joins Transformers Sequel

Matthew Marsden ("Rambo," "Resident Evil: Extinction") has joined the cast of Michael Bay's "Transformers 2" says MTV News.Marsden is set to play Graham, a character who is part of the British Special Forces and will join Josh Duhamel's Captain...

Transporter 3 Delivers Thanksgiving

Lionsgate has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to the upcoming EuropaCorp-produced third "Transporter" movie.Jason Statham returns as iconic action hero Frank Martin, and is joined by Robert Knepper ("Prison Break") and returning cast member Francois Berleand.The project wrapped...

Abu-Assad Counts Eleven Minutes

Hany Abu-Assad ("paradise Now," "Nazareth") is set to direct "Eleven Minutes" for Hollywood Gang Productions says Variety.An adaptation of the steamy bestselling novel by Paulo Coelho ("The Alchemist"), the story revolves around Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian...

Bana Returns To Comedy For Apatow

Eric Bana is returning to his stand-up comedian roots in "Knocked Up" director Judd Apatow's next project according to CHUD.The comedy-drama follows a group of stand-up comedians and already has Adam Sandler, Leslie Mann and Seth Rogen in its...

Ed Helms Shovels Manure

Ed Helms ("The Office," "the Daily Show") has joined the cast of the Polish brothers indie comedy "Manure" says Variety.The story revolves around a trio of manure salesmen in 1960s heartland America. Helms will play Chet, a womanizing manure...

Warners Goes Slim Next Summer

The IESB has done an interesting article on the lack of tentpoles of at Warner Bros. Pictures next Summer. Whilst all the other major studios have scheduled 3-4 movies for the May-August 2009 period, Warners only has one film...

The Random Spiel: June 2nd 2008

New photos are out from the DTV sequel Lost Boys: The Tribe, the Robert Downey Jr. drama The Soloist, and the DTV anime anthology Batman feature Batman: Gotham Knight.- Reshoots are to take place on the troubled "Where...

Glover, Newton, Platt In 2012

Danny Glover, Thandie Newton and Oliver Platt have joined Roland Emmerich's epic disaster movie "2012" for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor have already been cast in the story of a global cataclysm and the...

Cooksey Penning A ReBoot Feature

Jon Cooksey has been signed to write the script for the first in a feature film trilogy based on the 1994 CG-animated series "ReBoot" says The Hollywood Reporter.Created by MainFrame Entertainment, the original series ran from 1994-2001 and dealt...

Trade Breaks: Pizzman, Dolans, Buck

"Despite reports of its closure, Mel Brooks's Brooksfilms is still developing the serious horror film "Pizzaman". Rudy De Luca and Steve Haberman are penning the script which is in the rewrite stage and hasn't shopped it...

MTV Movie Award Winners & Skits

The 17th annual "2008 MTV Movie Awards" took place Sunday night with Mike Myers hosting. The usual partying celebrities and performances were in tow, as were some exclusive movie clips and comedic skits.First up, the winners of this year's...

Bryce Replaces Charlotte In Terminator

Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to replace Charlotte Gainsbourg in "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" says Reuters.Gainsbourg was originally set to play Kate Connor, the wife of human resistance hero John Connor (Christian Bale). The actress had to...

Bentley, McPhee Join Storyteller

Katharine McPhee and Wes Bentley have joined the indie psychological drama "The Storyteller" for Feverpitch Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Bentley plays a writer who goes on a downward spiral when his father dies, causing his assistant (McPhee) to start...

Platinum Enters Final Orbit

Platinum Studios and Valhalla Motion Pictures are teaming on the thriller comicbook adaptation "Final Orbit" says Variety.The comic tells the story of a lottery that gives thrill-seekers a chance to vacation aboard a newly completed International Space Station.But the...

Logan Lerman Is My One and Only

Logan Lerman (TV's "Jack and Bobby," "3:10 to Yuma") will play a young George Hamilton in the Richard Loncraine-directed "My One and Only" says The Hollywood Reporter.The film is based on the story of the actor's early years, during...

Tim Burton Helms Dark Shadows?

An interesting new "Dark Shadows" rumor cropped up at the "Get Smart" press junket over the weekend.Almost a year ago came reports that Warner Bros. Pictures, Johnny Depp's Infinitum-Nihil and GK Films were teaming to develop a feature based...

Rogen & Sandler Talk Apatow’s Next

Seth Rogen has confirmed to MTV News that the next directorial effort of Judd Apatow ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Knocked Up") will be about stand-up comedians.The project stars Rogen, Adam Sandler and Leslie Mann in a film that Apatow himself...

Whitman Replaces Murphy As Tinkerbell

It's a sordid story of corporate restructuring, drug-addicted (allegedly) celebrities, illegal immigration, tens of millions of dollars lost, and a lesbian innuendo-fueled kiddie movie.Hollywood Newsroom has an extensive article on the casting of Mae Whitman ("Avatar: The Last Airbender,"...

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