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MEG Delayed Yet Again

The giant shark movie "MEG," which has long been in troubled development, has hit another rough current.In his latest newsletter update, author Steve Alten says "The key execs at New Line always treated MEG like an unwanted stepchild, and...

Affleck & Damon Work On New Script

US Weekly reports that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon spent a fortnight at a $13,000-a-week house in Kauai, Hawaii to write a screenplay.The pair, who snagged the Oscar for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," have previously talked about working together...

Gondry Not Directing Ripley’s

The other day, talk swept the Net that famed auteur Michel Gondry has been in talks to take over from Tim Burton at the helm of the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" film adaptation.Gondry and star Jim Carrey previously...

Trades: Tournament, Valkyrie, Ascent

"Entertainment Film Distributors has acquired U.K. rights to AV Pictures' thriller "The Tournament." Lensing starts July 11 in Bulgaria. Pic tells the story of a battle royale that takes place every 10 years in an unsuspecting town as...

Almodovar & Winslet Lay On A Beach

WENN nabbed a quote recently from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar ("The Bad Education," "Volver") that is a curious one to say the least.The director says "What I'd really like to do is make Ian McEwan's latest book into a...

Daylight Shines on Grateful Dead

Michael Grais will write a feature film adaptation og "Home Before Daylight," an autobiography by a longtime Grateful Dead roadie reports Variety.The story traces the music- and drug-filled exploits of the Bay Area band, which mingled with the likes...

Sex & the City Film Ready To Go

New Line Cinema is close to sealing a final deal to finance and distribute the long-stalled film version of HBO television series "Sex and the City" reports the trades.According to a spokesman for the studio, the film is getting...

Marshall Says No CG Indy IV Tricks

Producer Frank Marshall has confirmed to The New Haven Register that there's next-to-no CG work in "Indiana Jones IV"."Steven is very aware of the process and we're not cheating with CG at all. It keeps the B movie feel"...

Keith David Enchanted By A Princess

Keith David will voice the villain, Dr. Facilier, in Walt Disney Pictures' musical animated feature "The Princess and the Frog" says The Hollywood Reporter.Walt Disney Animation Studios will produce the New Orleans-set fairy tale which will introduce Princess Tiana...

Carrey & Hoskins Sing A Carol

Walt Disney Pictures and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers Digital are teaming for a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' immortal tale "A Christmas Carol" starring Jim Carrey in four key roles.Carrey will play Scrooge, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, ...

Transformers Nabs $30M First Day

The numbers are coming in and "Transformers" is set to do absolute gangbusters over the holiday.According to Fantasy Moguls, the film has taken in just under $30 million in its first full day of business in the United States...

Spawn Star Takes On Knight

Michael Jai White ("Spawn") has been cast as the gangster Gamble in the upcoming "Batman Begins" sequel "The Dark Knight" reports MTV News.A few weeks back "Black Snake Moan" actor David Banner revealed he had just auditioned for the...

Catherine Tate Is Next Who Companion

I must admit I didn't see this one coming, but it's a fun surprise. Rumor that actor Tom Ellis would serve as the regular companion in next year's "Doctor Who" fourth season have been shot down this morning...

The Random Spiel: July 3rd 2007

A great collection of photos of one of the converted Kwik-E-Marts for the upcoming "Simpsons Movie".- "Transformers" pulled in approximately $8.8 million from its Monday evening preview screenings.- Trailers expected in front of "Harry Potter and the Order...

Saw IV Plot & Cast Details

Lionsgate has released an official synopsis and cast list for the upcoming fourth "Saw" film, here's the juicy details:"Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm...

Night Watchman Begins Production

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that principal photography began in Los Angeles on "The Night Watchman." Keanu Reeves stars as Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife.When evidence...

Men Join Ladies’ Detective Agency

David Oyelowo ("The Last King of Scotland"), Idris Elba ("28 Weeks Later"), Colin Salmon ("Die Another Day") and Tony Award winners Winston Ntshona and John Kani have all joined the cast of Anthony Minghella's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective...

Some Short Dark Knight Updates

Both good news and bad for Batman fans eager to hear anything on "The Dark Knight".First up it's been confirmed that Warners will sadly NOT have any "The Dark Knight" footage to screen at this month's San Diego Comic...

Delany & Fillion Get Desperate

Dana Delany, Nathan Fillion and Lyndsy Fonseca are in negotiations to join the cast of the ABC Studios-produced "Desperate Housewives" next season as regulars says The Hollywood Reporter.Delany and Fillion would play a woman and her much younger husband...

Superman Delayed For Mayor?

Although it had been expected that Bryan Singer would do "Superman: The Man of Steel" sequel once he wrapped up work on the WW2 Tom Cruise flick "Valkyrie", that may no longer be the case.Producers Neil Meron and Craig...

Holmes & Moore Vie For Nine

Both Katie Holmes and Demi Moore did singing and dancing auditions in "Chicago" director Rob Marshall's office recently for his upcoming musical film "Nine" reports Page Six.An adaptation of the Tony-award winning 1982 Broadway hit, the story is based...

Stone Denied Ahmadinejad Doco

He may have been able to sit down and talk at length with Cuba's Fidel Castro, but the Iranian Government isn't as amenable for filmmaker Oliver Stone.The Los Angeles Times reports that officials have denied a request by Stone...

A New Anne of Green Gables?

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the original novel, Toronto film-maker Kevin Sullivan has written a movie prequel to "Anne of Green Gables" reports Sneak Peek TV.Titled "A New Beginning", Sullivan is also looking for...

Cast Revealed For Allen’s Next

Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn, Chris Messina, Zak Orth, Pablo Schreiber and Carrie Preston are all set to star in Woody Allen's next project reports Variety.Local Spanish actors scoring parts include Abel Folk, Lluis...

Rob Schmidt To Helm King’s Insomnia

"Wrong Turn" director Rob Schmidt is set to the helm an adaptation of Stephen King's "Insomnia" reports Dread Central.The story follows the recently widowed Ralph Roberts who develops acute insomnia. His sleepless nights wandering the town soon become...

Matt Reeves Helms Cloverfield

Matt Reeves will direct and Drew Goddard will pen the J.J. Abrams produced camcorder-shot monster movie "Cloverfield" for Paramount reports AICN.That site first broke news on the top-secret project which comes upon the idea of a giant monster movie...

Extensive Halloween Reshoots

Less than two months to go before Rob Zombie's remake of the classic 1978 slasher "Halloween" hits theaters and it seems extensive reshoots are underway.According to Bloody Disgusting, over a week of new filming took place around Los Angeles...

Minogue & Ellis Visit The Doctor

It's official, the impossible princess herself - Aussie pop star Kylie Minogue - will have a 'major lead role' guest stint in the hour-long 2007 "Doctor Who" Christmas special episode "Voyage of the Dammed" says The BBC.The episode, which...

O’Mara Joins Life on Mars Remake

Jason O'Mara (TV's "In Justice," "Men in Trees," "The Agency") is set to star in the lead role of the US remake of "Life on Mars" reports Variety.O'Mara will play Sam Tyler, a detective who is suddenly transported to...

Wolfe Drinks Fresh Foxx Blood

George C. Wolfe ("Lackawanna Blues") is set to direct the Jamie Foxx drama "Blood on the Leaves" for Paramount Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on Jeffrey Stetson's 2004 novel, the story centers on a district attorney who grapples with...

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