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Writer’s Block: Spade, Party, Vanished

"Sony Pictures has pacted for an untitled comedy that will be written as a star vehicle for David Spade and Chris Rock. Spade will write the script with Fred Wolf and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison will produce..." (full details)"United...

Sunshine Rises Again For Alan Arkin

Oscar-nominated for his role in "Little Miss Sunshine," Alan Arkin will next star in Christine Jeffs' indie feature "Sunshine Cleaning," joining Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Clifton Collins Jr. says Production Weekly.Written by Megan Holley, "Cleaning" is a character...

Former Wishmaster Is Buried Alive

Dimension Films has acquired "Buried Alive," a horror pic from f/x maven Robert Kurtzman ("Wes Craven's Wishmaster") reports Variety.Story centers on a sorority hazing ritual that takes students to an abandoned house; it also involves "an empty coffin, a...

Operatic Organ Trading Tale

Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, the pair behind the "Saw" franchise, are teaming for under $25 million horror flick "Repo! The Genetic Opera" reports the trades.Darren Lynn Bousman, director of both "Saw" sequels, will helm the rock opera project set...

Romanek Unleashes The Wolf Man

Director Mark Romanek ("One Hour Photo") has been hired to helm a new version of the 1941 horror classic "The Wolfman" says The Hollywood Reporter.Benicio Del Toro is attached to star in and produce the remake of the classic...

America Is Full Of F-Kids

Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer will star alongside Topher Grace in the Imagine Entertainment & Universal Pictures comedy "Kids in America" reports the trades.The movie revolves around a recent college graduate (Faris), his twin sister, and his...

Shankman Tells A Bedtime Story

Adam Shankman ("Bringing Down the House", "The Pacifier") has signed on to direct Disney Pictures new family fantasy film "Bedtime Story" reports Reuters.The story centers on a harried architect whose his life is turned upside down when the bedtime...

Winona Ryder Has The Last Word

Winona Ryder will play the female lead opposite Wes Bentley and Ray Romano in Geoffrey Haley's offbeat romantic dramadey "The Last Word" reports Production Weekly.Haley will direct his own script about a reclusive writer played by Bentley, who makes...

Talent Quest: Dr. Dre, Short, Davis

"New Line has signed music mogul Dr. Dre to a multiyear feature producing deal. Dre plans to focus first on developing dark comedies for the mini-major before moving into other areas..." (full details)"24-year-old Stomp the Yard and "Studio...

Take A Peep At Peter

Writer-director Peter Himmelstein's award-winning dark comedy script "Peep World" is finally getting the big screen treatment through Occupant Films reports the trades.The story centers on four siblings planning to celebrate their father's 70th birthday. Soon the quartet must...

Walk Hard Wears A Wiig

SNL star Kristen Wiig ("The Brothers Solomon", "Knocked Up") is in final negotiations to co-star opposite John C. Reilly and Jenna Fischer in Columbia Pictures' comedy "Walk Hard" for producer Judd Apatow says The Hollywood Reporter.Directed by Jake Kasdan...

In Development: Spies, Fear, Bastards

"Warner Bros is apparently championing a remake of a modestly successful John Landis comedy 'Spies Like Us' with Chevy Chase and Dan Ayrkoyd. Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and Dave Mandel - the trio behind 2004's "Eurotrip", are at...

Wahlberg On Departed Sequel Plans

Actor Mark Wahlberg has spoken out about the rife rumours in regards to two potential sequels to his current hit "The Departed".The actor told Empire Online that for the second one "They're talking about bringing in De Niro to...

Jamie Foxx Denies Harvey Dent Talk

Jamie Foxx's reps have confirmed to IGN Movies that there is "No truth to it whatsoever" in regards to the "Dark Knight" casting talk.Foxx is one of the more recent names linked to the role of Harvey Dent, aka....

McAvoy Comments On Trek Rumours

During press promotions for the upcoming "Starter for Ten", Scottish hunk James McAvoy was asked by IESB about rumours he would be playing Scotty in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-planned remake/restart of the "Star Trek" film franchise:Have you been...

Trade Breaks: Seed, 9/11, Pulse

"Radha Mitchell and Neal McDonough are signed to star in a remake of the 80's sci-fi classic "The Hidden". Entitled "The Seed", the story is about a killer who returns from the past forcing a young detective to...

Kingdom Visit Delayed Five Months

Due to very positive reactions from early test screenings, Universal has delayed its Middle Eastern-set action thriller "The Kingdom" from April 20th to September 28th to give marketing more time to create buzz reports Variety.Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and...

Trade Breaks: Scorsese, Beijing, Stomp

"20th Century Fox has picked up the U.K., Australia and New Zealand to the Martin Scorsese documentary on the Rolling Stones. Scorsese is in postproduction, working with a team of editors to assemble the film, which also will...

Bosworth Lines Up Trio Of New Films

Kate Bosworth is in negotiations to join the cast of Sony Pictures untitled blackjack picture (aka. 21) being directed by Robert Luketic says The Hollywood Reporter.The casting would mark the third time she's worked with Kevin Spacey after "Beyond...

Sandler & Apatow Make Mossad Comedy

Sony Pictures is picking up Judd Apatow, Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler's script "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" with Sandler attached to star reports Reuters.The comedy follows the exploits of a Mossad agent who fakes his death so...

The Random Spiel: February 6th 2007

A review of the script for "Killing Pablo" has gone up at Latino Review, as has one for that recently bought WW2-set Wonder Woman.- Young British hunk Ed Speleers, the star of last year's fantasy epic "Eragon", is...

Departed, Green, Sandman & Other Bits

Forget the sequel & prequel talk, the latest word through Cinema Blend is that William Monahan is writing TWO sequels to "The Departed" following Mark Wahlberg's Digman character.Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to take a lead role in...

Kiefer Does It With Mirrors

Kiefer Sutherland will spend his "24" hiatus starring in the supernatural thriller "Mirrors" reports Variety.In "Mirrors," Sutherland will play an ex-cop who works security at a mall and discovers something awry in the mirrors of a department store. He...

Abrams Trek-Fate Still Undecided

Rumours of J.J. Abrams departure from the upcoming "Star Trek" film franchise reboot proved false last week... or did they.Seems the confusion lies not in his involvement but rather whether he will direct. With two TV shows and...

Bridges Mentors The Iron Man

Jeff Bridges has joined the cast of the "Iron Man" film adaptation. Robert Downey Jr. stars as armor-clad superhero Iron Man and his alter ego, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bridges will portray a confidant...

Cruise & Stiller Are A Hardy Pair

TMZ reports that Ben Stiller's next project will be a 20th Century Fox comedy called "The Hardy Men", a spoof take the popular Hardy Boys detective novels.What's surprising about the news is that Tom Cruise is being pursued to...

Brody & Kikuchi Bloom Together

Rian Johnson ("Brick") has cast Adrien Brody and "Babel" Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi in Endgame Entertainment's international con man adventure movie "The Brothers Bloom" reports the trades.Brody will play Bloom, the younger brother in a veteran team of con...

The Latest Release Date Changes

Paramount has set a Thursday, May 22nd 2008 date for the release of the next Indiana Jones movie. Its competition on the Memorial Day Weekend will be the Wachowski Bros. "Speed Racer" and the previous week's holdover...

Trade Breaks: Barbarella, Crime, Lesson

"The first rumoured name off the block for the upcoming remake of 60's sci-fi schlock classic "Barbarella"? Why "Factory Girl" star Sienna Miller of course will be doing the famous zero-g stripping this time around..." (full details)"Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment...

Devil Returns To The White City

Paramount Pictures has reacquired rights for the film adaptation of Erik Larson's bestselling book "The Devil in the White City" reports Variety.Larson's nonfiction book, set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, tells the intertwining stories of...

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