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Ron Howard Planning Cache Remake

Brian Grazer will produce and Ron Howard may direct an American version of recent French thriller "Cache" (aka. "Hidden") for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.Michael Haneke wrote and helmed the original, which starred Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche, was...

What’s Next For Edgar Wright?

Edgar Wright, a man I adore as much as one can in a strictly heterosexual way, is out doing the promotional rounds for his latest work of genius - British action comedy "Hot Fuzz".Hitting the big time thanks to...

Monahan On Departed 2, Tripoli & More

Speaking with Collider, in-demand screenwriter William Monahan ("The Departed", "Kingdom of Heaven") talked about his Oscar nomination, upcoming projects and the often asked about "Departed" sequel.First up he says that due to the way "The Departed" was done, there's...

Tony Kaye In The Transit Lane

Tony Kaye ("American History X") is in negotiations to take over the directing duties from Samuel Bayer on the Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson thriller "Black Water Transit" reports Production Weekly.Based on the Carsten Stroud novel, this action...

A Hard Walk For Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows ("Mean Girls", "Benchwarmers") is in final negotiations to join Columbia Pictures' "Walk Hard" for producer Judd Apatow says The Hollywood Reporter.Directed by Jake Kasdan from a script by Apatow and Kasdan, the film pokes fun at the...

Kidman & Watts To Finally Team

They've been friends for nearly two decades, now Aussie actresses Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are finally getting to re-team together in a sexy thriller reports Variety."Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy plans to spend this Fall shooting "Need" which has...

Marley Wags Shawn Levy’s Tail

"Night at the Museum," helmer Shawn Levy, will next direct the canine bestseller "Marley & Me" reports Production Weekly.Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan's memoir talks about the 13 years he spent living with his very bad dog, Marley.Don Roos'...

300 Gets One Boo, But Mostly Raves

Mixed messages are pouring out of Berlin this week after two screenings of the highly stylized Spartan epic "300" delivered wildly differing results and reports.European film festivals are known for their vocal critics, last year's Cannes screening of "Marie...

Bruckheimer Visits A Jihadist’s Paradise

Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have acquired screen rights to the Atlantic Monthly article "Jihadists in Paradise" by author Mark Bowden ("Black Hawk Down") reports Variety."Jihadists in Paradise" details the emergence in the Philippines of the Islamic terrorist...

Icon Catches A Butterfly

Icon Prods. has sold stateside distribution rights to the R-rated crime thriller "Butterfly on a Wheel" to Lionsgate Releasing says The Hollywood Reporter.Directed by Mike Barker ("A Good Woman"), "Wheel" stars Pierce Brosnan as a mysterious stranger who arrives...

Trade Breaks: Tatum, Shadows, Nines

"New Line's fast-tracking an untitled action pic starring Channing Tatum ("Step Up"). Penned by T. J. Scott and Kevin Lund ("Vivaldi"), the story centers on a New York City cop who must infiltrate the underground world of...

Lost Move Hurts Ratings

A later time slot and fan frustration over ABC's "Lost" is seeing the hit show undergoing the inevitable erosion that comes with serials that drag out the action too long.Wednesday's 10pm episode pulled in 12.8 million viewers, down two...

Creatures Snatch Beckinsale, Whitaker

Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning will headline the ensemble drama "Winged Creatures" reports Variety.The film's an adaptation of Roy Freirich's debut novel about survivors of a brutal restaurant murder who are left to divine their...

Eckhart IS Two-Face In Knight

The front-runner has moved further ahead it seems. The trade papers indicate that Aaron Eckhart is in final negotiations to play Harvey Dent/Two Face in "The Dark Knight," Warner Bros. Pictures' sequel to "Batman Begins."In Batman lore, Dent is...

Cameron Talks Avatar & Hobbit

James Cameron has confirmed via Aint it Cool News that Wes Studi, Sigourney Weaver, Peter Mensah, Joel David Moore, C.C.H. Pounder and Laz Alonso have joined the cast of his 3D CG feature "Avatar".Cameron now begins a stage of...

Casting Couch: Merry, Space, Narnia, Rambo

"Michael Keaton will star and make his directorial debut on the indie drama "The Merry Gentleman," with newcomer Keith Kupferer, set join Keaton in the cast. Filming in Chicago is scheduled to start March 6th wrapping mid April..." (full...

ThinkFilm Launches Confederate Campaign

ThinkFilm has acquired North American distribution rights to "The Last Confederate: The True Story of Robert Adams" from Solar Filmworks reports Variety.The film profiles Capt. Robert Adams, a Confederate officer torn between his love of the South and a...

Tillman Visits Fulton Avenue

George Tillman Jr. ("Men of Honor") has signed on to direct DreamWorks' "The Siege of Fulton Avenue" reports Reuters.The story is set on the eve of high school graduation, when seniors throw an epic house party. The party spins...

Believe It – A Milli Vanilli Biopic

There are some great musical talents that are still awaiting the biopic treatment. Yet for every "Ray" or "Walk the Line" there's an "Ice Ice Baby" waiting in the wings. Now comes something in between.Universal Pictures has...

Smith & Eccleston Go Dark

"Everwood" star Gregory Smith and former "Doctor Who" turned "Heroes" invisible mentor Christopher Eccleston have joined the cast of Fox & Walden Media's "The Dark Is Rising" says The Hollywood Reporter.The first in Susan Cooper's book series tells the...

Macy & Ryan Make A Hollywood Deal

William H. Macy and Meg Ryan are headlining "The Deal," based on Peter Lefcourt's comedic novel about Hollywood reports Variety.Macy will play a down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer who cons a major studio into financing a $100 million action adventure script...

Billy Bob Talks Bad Santa Sequel

Whilst it may not have set the box-office on fire, there's a lot of love for Billy Bob Thornton's pitch black comedy "Bad Santa" - so much so a sequel has been talked about.Thornton tells IGN Movies that execs...

Casting Couch: Ruffalo, Ryan, Knight

"Mark Ruffalo is joining Endgame Entertainment's "The Brothers Bloom". Ruffalo will portray the older brother in a conman team with Adrien Brody; Kikuchi will play the brothers' partner in crime who may be hiding secrets of her own....

King & Abrams Head To The Dark Tower

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams are in talks to bring King's "Dark Tower" book series to either film or television.Abrams' Bad Robot shingle has a first-look deal at Paramount for film projects and a deal with Warner Bros. Television...

Trade Breaks: Reaper, Speed, Pathology

"Kevin Smith is set to direct the CW pilot "Reaper," a comedic drama about Sam Oliver, a 21-year-old slacker who learns that at birth his parents sold his soul to the devil and now has to pay the debt...

Acquisitions: Paris, Abandoned, Largo

"Julie Delpy's romantic comedy "2 Days in Paris" has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment. Goldwyn will release the film theatrically this Summer, with Red Envelope helping with promotion and Netflix distribution after...

Wahlberg & Damon Train For Fighter

More details on that Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon fighter project over at Paramount Pictures emerged today.Entitled "The Fighter," it is based on the life of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and his trainer brother Dick Eklund (Damon).The story...

Coppola Goes From Youth To Tetro

Francis Ford Coppola has written, and will both produce and direct the Argentine family saga "Tetro" reports Variety.Matt Dillon toplines the story that revolves around an artistic immigrant family marred by fierce rivalries, handed down through several generations.Coppola recently...

Ruins = Turistas In Mexico

Music video filmmaker and photographer Carter Smith is set to direct an adaptation of "A Simple Plan" author Scott Smith's novel "The Ruins" reports Production Weekly.The "Turistas"-esque horror thriller follows four American friends on vacation in CancĂșn who meet...

The Random Spiel: February 13th 2007

"His presence is felt in the movie. He doesn't physically appear, no...It's more of a finite movie than the first one. It's not open-ended... But Galactus doesn't actually appear" says Ioan Gruffudd about the upcoming "Fantastic Four: Rise...

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