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Assorted Confirmations And Denials

Renee Zellweger has confirmed that there's no truth at all to recent rumours of a third "Bridget Jones' Diary".- Producers have confirmed that Naomi Watts is interested in a remake of "The Birds" but things are far from...

Miyazaki Opts For A Little Boy

Its now confirmed according to FilmIck that Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away", "Howl's Moving Castle") will next be working on an adaption of the Chinese children's novella "I Lost my Little Boy".The project, which some are saying...

Ecstasy Hard To Find In Scotland

The production of a film adaptation of Irvine Welsh novel "Ecstasy" has hit trouble and may be cancelled altogether.According to Film Stalker, the project was scheduled to begin last November and is now slated for a March start at...

Updated: Catch Aussie Release Questioned

**Update: Jan 9th**: Due to an internal miscommunication between departments in Sony, yesterday's news is a tad off. At present the decision has yet to be made about whether the release is happening or not - it's being...

Animators Not Happy With Arthur

With under 75% of the overall length of "Arthur and the Invisibles" being animated, the film has been removed from the running for a best Animated Film Oscar.No biggie right? Way biggie. Now with only fifteen films...

Rickman Judges Sweeney To Be Bad

Alan Rickman has signed on to Tim Burton's ensemble musical "Sweeney Todd" for DreamWorks Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures reports Reuters.Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen already have boarded the project, based on the macabre Stephen...

Critics Awards Race Finally Over

The National Society of Film Critics voted the brilliant "Pan's Labyrinth" the best film of 2006, making it the final critics organisation to hand out awards for this season.With that all done an interesting comparison chart has gone up...

DePalma Gets Redacted In Iraq

Having dealt with badly behaved soldiers in Vietnam indulging in group rape in 1989's "Casualties of War", director Brian DePalma is going back to the issue for an even more disturbing drama.In April the "Black Dahlia" director will begin...

Spend Christmas With A Big Family

Christmas-themed movies have not had a good track record as "Christmas with the Kranks", "Surviving Christmas" and "Deck the Halls" have shown.Doesn't stop the studios from moving forward with more though as Screen Gems has set up an impressive...

Impressive Bush On Wonder Woman

There was a while back in 2006 when every other week came a casting rumour about who would play "Wonder Woman" in the Joss Whedon film version.Of course as nothing on the project seemed to have moved in a...

Dunst Turning Blondie For Gondry?

Some casting rumours just sound bad from the get go, and not because of the actor in question but rather them not suiting the character (ala Eric Bana and Ewan McGregor for James Bond or Lindsay Lohan as Stevie...

Dreamworks Gets A Life With Glass

DreamWorks has inked a first-look deal with the popular personal storytelling radio show "This American Life" co-owned by host Ira Glass and Chicago Public Radio.The plan is to develop and produce feature films based on the stories that air...

More Helmers For Grind House Trailers

Pretty much every director of the 'Splat Pack' is participating in the upcoming "Grind House", contributing several 'faux trailers' sandwiched in-between the Rodriguez & Tarantino flicks.Last week it was revealed that Rob Zombie ("House of 1000 Corpses") would be...

Ladies, Mr. Neeson Wants To Be Taken

Liam Neeson is set to star in the EuropaCorp and 20th Century Fox drama "Taken" which Pierre Morel ("District B13") is directing reports Variety.Penned by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, the story will have Neeson playing an ex-soldier...

Early Highlights Of CES 2007

The giant CES convention is underway this week in Los Angeles with many announcements trumpeted to the high heavens yesterday. Here's a breakdown of the big ones that could affect you the movie consumer:-LG's combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD player (nicknamed...

The Random Spiel: January 5th 2007

A first glimpse of footage from Disney's 2007 line-up is out. Aside from the perenially cheerful young hosts asking Johnny Depp about the best way to clear up acne, there's actually some footage from Ratatouille, Enchanted, Pirates 3, Bridge...

All Passengers Report To Wilson

Patrick Wilson ("Little Children", "Phantom of the Opera") has signed on to star as the male lead opposite Anne Hathaway in Mandate Pictures supernatural thriller "Passengers".Penned by Ronnie Christensen, "Passengers" centers on a grief counselor (Hathaway) who helps six...

Look Out, Amini’s Got A Knife

New Line has hired Hossein Amini ("The Wings of the Dove", "The Four Feathers", "Jude") to pen "The Subtle Knife," the second part of Phillip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" reports Variety.The studio is presently in production on a five-month...

Trade Breaks: Proposal, Rabbit, Halloween

"New Line Cinema has acquired an untitled comic pitch from "The Drew Carey Show" producer Les Firestein. The comedy twists the "Indecent Proposal" concept, as a wealthy man meets an attractive couple and offers a fortune for a night...

You Can Tingler For A Price

Sony Pictures has selected "Project Greenlight" winners Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan ("Feast") to pen a complete rewrite of Greg Pace's 2003 draft for its horror remake "The Tingler".Based on the 1959 Vincent Price classic, the film centers on...

Sony Classics Detects A Sleuth

Sony Pictures Classics has signed on to distribute the long-gestating remake of the 1972 cat-and-mouse drama "Sleuth" which stars Michael Caine and Jude Law reports Variety."Sleuth," which Kenneth Branagh is directing from a script by Harold Pinter, has long...

All Rhodes Lead To Rainn

MTV Films has picked up "Kanan Rhodes: Unkillable Servant of Justice," an action-caper comedy from "The Office" star Rainn Wilson and Bob Odenkirk reports Reuters.Written by Odenkirk, B.J. Porter and Scott Aukerman, "Rhodes" follows the misadventures of a man...

Get Set For Total HD Discs

Yesterday's announcement of LG's dual-format Blu-ray/HD-DVD player isn't the only piece of electronics at next week's CES aiming at solving the compatability issue. The New York Times reports that Warner Bros. Pictures, one of the few...

Clooney Joins DeNiro On 36

George Clooney is close to a deal to star opposite Robert De Niro in "Monster's Ball" director Marc Forster's next film "36".The thriller is a remake the French cop saga "36 Quai des Orfevres" with Dean Georgaris ("The Manchurian...

Norbit Hitting Ratings Problems

After losing an appeal, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks will continue to work with the MPAA ratings board to secure a PG-13 rating for Eddie Murphy's upcoming romantic comedy "Norbit".The film earned a more restrictive R rating on its initial...

Trade Breaks: Hallström, Abrams, Mist

"Oscar-nominated Lasse Hallström ("The Cider House Rules", "Chocolat", "What's Eating Gilbert Grape") is set to direct and executive produce the Fox drama pilot "New Amsterdam". The story enters on a man cursed with immortality who works as a...

The O.C. Gets Cancelled

Several years ago one couldn't escape the buzz over "The O.C.", the new hip prime time soap drama that broke through into the mainstream where "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place" had trodden successfully in the nineties.Unlike those shows...

Thinkfilm Plans War/Dance Release

ThinkFilm has acquired worldwide rights to "War/Dance" which will have its world premiere in competition this month at the Sundance Film Festival says The Hollywood Reporter.Directed by husband and wife Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, the film revolves...

Blu-ray/HD-DVD Combo Player Debuts

The high definition disc format war looks like it might come to an unofficial end next week with electronics manufacturer LG firing the killing salvo.The company has announced in a press release today that it will be showing a...

Hunger Force Gets Cooking In March

Adult Swim's feature film version of the surreal animated series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" has been set for a surprisingly large 800 screen release this March through First Look Pictures.The film centers on the origins of "Hunger Force" characters...

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