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Soul Surfer Tells Inspiring Tale

16-year-old Hawaiian surf star Bethany Hamilton ordeal is the subject of an upcoming Hollywood feature film which will carry the same title as her book, "Soul Surfer".Three years ago a tiger shark severed her left arm. That didn't...

Rocco Not Hunting A Killer

The trades yesterday reported that director Marc Rocco ("Murder in the First") was set to direct an adaptation of Jim Thompson's 1952 book "The Killer Inside Me".There's one problem though, the film's producer Chris Hanley tells IGN Filmforce that...

Trade Breaks: Tigers, Travels, Waldo

"IFC Entertainment announced Tuesday that it has purchased North American rights to the Sundance film "Wild Tigers I Have Known". The coming-of-age drama will be distributed on IFC First Take with day-and-date release theatrically and on local cable's...

24 & Heroes Still Fighting

They're two of the biggest hit shows on television and on Monday night they faced off for the second time in a friendly but competitive ratings battle.The results once again were damn close between "24" and "Heroes" with both...

Dreamworks & Aardman Officially Split

The following release just came over the PRNewswire:"DreamWorks Animation SKG (NYSE: DWA) and Aardman Animations, Ltd. today announced that they will no longer continue their exclusive partnership in creating animated films. Together the two companies have collaborated on three...

Bachelor Party Gets A Sequel

Fox is going ahead with a direct-to-DVD sequel to the 1984 Tom Hanks comedy "Bachelor Party" reports Production Weekly.Engaged to Melinda after only knowing her for a couple months, Ron is treated to the ultimate bachelor party in Florida,...

Raunchy Dan Radcliffe Equus Shots

Daniel Radcliffe continues to prove that he's not just "Harry Potter" after a successful and raunchy guest spot on the second series of "Extras".Starting February 16th he stars alongside Richard Griffiths in the latest adaptation of the Tony-winning play...

Barbarella Is Back To Save Us

That acid trip of a sci-fi movie "Barbarella" is making a come back.Jane Fonda faced the hazards of Zero-G stripping, killer dolls and the killer orgasm machine of scientist Durand Durand in the classic 1968 cheese fest.Now out promoting...

A Cleaner, Meaner Mendes

Eva Mendes and Christa Campbell have joined the Millennium Films and Anonymous Content thriller "Cleaner" which Renny Harlin is directing reports Reuters.Written by Matthew Aldrich, the story centers on a former cop (Samuel L. Jackson) who makes his living...

Russian School Gets UA93 Treatment

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have set Oliver Hirschbiegel ("Downfall", "The Invasion") to direct and Braulio Mantovani ("City of God") to write "The School."Brian Grazer will produce the drama about the three-day siege of a Russian elementary school by...

Atlas Goes From Shrugging To Kneeling

According to The Guardian, the latest attempt to film the Ayn Rand philosophical classic "Atlas Shrugged" seems to have progressed further than any of the previous attempts have.According to the paper, Randall Wallace has been penning a "two-hour screenplay...

A Barren Superbowl For Movies

The Superbowl is always one of the big times of the year for first look movie ads.Despite the high cost for airtime, many studios use the game to display new and splashy ads for some of the big tentpole...

Jones Zapped By Electric Mist

Tommy Lee Jones is set to headline the feature film version of James Lee Burke's novel "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead."According to Production Weekly, Jones will portray Cajun detective Lt. Dave Robicheaux who is trying to link...

Doomsday Has Fallen On Hoskins

Bob Hoskins is joining the cast of Rogue Pictures "Doomsday."Screewriter-director Neil Marshall ("The Descent", "Dog Soldiers") is helming the action thriller about attempts to quarantine a lethal virus.Hoskins will play a policeman who monitors the progress of the team,...

Rocco Feeds The Killer Inside

Marc Rocco ("Murder in the First") will direct an adaptation of Jim Thompson noir novel "The Killer Inside Me" reports Variety.Published in 1952, "The Killer Inside Me" concerns a deputy sheriff in a West Texas town whose kind Everyman...

Grindhouse Will Be Missing Sections

We've seen that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez will be artificially adding dirt and scratches to all the prints of their upcoming two-film action-fest "Grindhouse", well now they're taking the sleazy look even further.Speaking with The New York Times,...

Trade Breaks: Hollywood, Here, Smart

"Reality TV producer Craig Piligian (TV's "Survivor") has made a step into feature films, optioning "Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary," a Cari Beauchamp book about Sam Goldwyn's longtime secretary during the 1920s. He used his own coin to...

How The S.A.S. Was Born

"The Good Shepherd" saw an examination of the birth of the CIA, now plans are underway for a vaguely similar flick about the birth of the famously efficient British special forces unit - The Special Air Services (S.A.S.).Scribe Rupert...

Fiennes Hand Picked For Vivaldi

Hand Picked Films is set to make a biopic about the legendary "Vivaldi" reports Variety.Story follows Vivaldi (Joseph Fiennes) as a young, eccentric priest in the 1700s assigned to serve as music master of a school for the abandoned...

Next Bond Definitely NOT Risico

In a new interview on The Trades, screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis ("Casino Royale", "The World is Not Enough") have talked about their work on the upcoming 22nd James Bond flick due in 2008.In the process they shot...

The SAG Award Winners Announced

The winners of the Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced last night with front runners Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren once again taking top honors for their work in "The Last King of Scotland" and "The Queen" respectively.Also, much...

The Hounddog Ripple Effect

Using the controversy surrounding the Dakota Fanning film "Hounddog", State Senate Republican leader Phil Berger tells The Wilmington Star that he wants government approval on scripts before filming can be conducted in North Carolina.A complete violation on free rights?...

Darren Aronofsky On Upcoming Films

Doing a Q&A with Moviehole in regards to his new romance/fantasy feature "The Fountain", director Darren Aronofsky spoke out about some other projects he's been attached to.First off he confirmed that both "Lone Wolf and Cub" and "Black Flies"...

Sam Raimi Considering Hobbit?

With Peter Jackson and New Line having officially separated over the issue of an adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", the studio is now in a rush to find a replacement before their rights deadline expires.Back in November it...

Trade Breaks: Maguire, Hotel, Kumar

"Gerald Fraller, an unemployed man who decided to sell his soul on the Internet in order to kick off a dramatic life change. The saga has caught the attention of Tobey Maguire who has made a...

Glory Sequel & Muslim Comedy Planned

French-Algerian helmer Rachib Bouchareb ("Little Senegal"), the director behind the recently Oscar-nominated "Days of Glory" about unsung Arab heroes in World War Two, is developing two more projects.The first is a direct sequel to "Days of Glory", recounting the...

Weiland Honor Bound To McDreamy

Sony Pictures has set Paul Weiland ("City Slickers II", TV's "Mr. Bean") to direct the Patrick Dempsey-led romantic comedy "Made of Honor" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story follows a man whose fallen in love with a woman, unfortunately he's...

A Hard Walk For Office Star Jenna

Jenna Fischer (TV's "The Office", "Blades of Glory", "The Brothers Solomon") will star alongside John C. Reilly in the Jake Kasdan-directed comedy "Walk Hard" for Sony Pictures.Fischer plays Darlene, a June Carter Cash-like love interest for fictional troubled music...

Will Arnett Joins Ferrell’s Semi-Pro

Will Arnett (TV's "Arrested Development") has joined the cast of the Will Ferrell comedy "Semi-Pro" being set up at New Line.The pair, along with Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin, is set in the waning days of the American Basketball...

The Last Sundance Deals & Awards

With the Sundance Film Festival officially over on the weekend, awards were handed out and some last minute deals took place.ThinkFilm spent $4.5 million to acquire US theatrical rights to Ten Commandments-spoof "The Ten" and will release the film...

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