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Livingston Seagull Flies Again

"Terminator" producer Andy Vajna plans to adapt the cult book "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" as a "Shrek"-esque CG animated feature.According to Firefox, no director has yet been announced, but the script is complete and early animation is already underway.The original...

International News: Puss, Buddha, Aria

"French studio MK 2 ("Children of the Rain") is developing a $24 million CG animated film, "The True story of Puss in Boots," for an early 2009 release - two years ahead of Dreamworks official "Shrek" spin-off counterpart. ...

Cage Becomes A Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Nicolas Cage and Todd Garner will produce and Cage may star in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," a live-action feature for Walt Disney Pictures reports Variety.Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal ("Flicka," "Eragon," "Forrestal") wrote the script, which takes its inspiration from...

Farrell & Weisz Play Dirt Music

Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell are set to star in Phillip Noyce's Outback drama "Dirt Music" reports Variety.Set against the extreme landscape of the Northern Territories, it's a love story about a woman (Weisz) struggling with isolation and loneliness...

Whishaw & Goode Visit Brideshead

Matthew Goode ("Match Point") and Ben Whishaw ("Perfume") have been cast in the two key roles for the big-screen adaptation of Evelyn Waugh novel "Brideshead Revisited".Goode will play Charles Ryder, the character made famous in the U.K. by Jeremy...

The Random Spiel: February 9th 2007

Natalie Portman is interested in both acting in and directing a film version of "A Tale of Love and Darkness", Israeli writer Amos Oz's acclaimed memoir.-Christopher Columbus is set to direct Robert Redford/Paul Newman drama "A Walk in...

Nicolas Cage Draws A Circle

Nicolas Cage has landed the film rights to retired Detective Randy Jurgensen and Robert Cea non-fiction tome "Circle of Six" reports JAM Movies.Jurgensen was one of the investigators who looked into the murder of Police Officer Philip Cardillo on...

Capricorn One Gets A Remake

Whilst John Carpenter may be the founding father of late 70's to early 90's genre movies, Peter Hyams proved over the same period to be one of the more reliable directors out there in that time.Granted almost none of...

Assorted Pilots Land Big Names

Martin Henderson will play the Brad Pitt role in the upcoming pilot "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"- Brooke Shields and Kim Raver will star in NBC's "Lipstick Jungle."- Rutger Hauer will star in The CW's film about a veterinary...

Metal Gear Solid Set For Sony

Sony Pictures is in negotiations to acquire the rights to adapt the best-selling video game franchise "Metal Gear Solid."The plan is to turn the decade old Konami game series into a character-driven futuristic spy thriller reports the trades.The game...

Borat 2 Unsure Despite Murdoch Talk

At the Media Summit New York event on Thursday, Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch said in an interview that Sacha Baron Cohen will do a "Borat" sequel with Fox."He will do a sequel. He will first do something else ......

Toy Story 3 Set For 2009

"Toy Story 3" is coming in 2009 said Disney Pictures at an investor conference on Thursday reports Variety.Pixar reps provided extensive details on the project which "Finding Nemo" and "Toy Story 2" co-director Lee Unkrich will helm solely this...

Penn, Willis, DeNiro Say What

Stanley Tucci, John Turturro and Kristen Stewart will co-star in Barry Levinson's upcoming Hollywood comedy "What Just Happened?" starring Robert De Niro says The Hollywood Reporter."Happened" centers on a desperate movie producer trying to survive the treachery of Hollywood...

Cusack & Duff Pat The Dog

John Cusack and Hilary Duff are set to team for writer/director Mark Roper's new film "Talking to Dog" reports Moviehole.Described as a cross between "Mad Max" and "Blue Velvet", it is set in a post apocalyptic future where man...

Director’s Chair: Independent, Tide, Keep

"Production has begun on Guy Louthan's "The Independent," a behind-the-scenes comedy set in the world of indie film starring Jennifer Tilly and Joey Slotnick. "The Independent" centers on a producer who's given the chance to realize his dream...

Scorsese Goes After Another Queen

Martin Scorsese is set to produce the Jean-Marc Vallee-directed drama "The Young Victoria," about the early life of the famous 19th century British monarch.Penned by Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park", "Vanity Fair"), the story chronicles Victoria's early rise to power...

Casting Couch: Beart, Shakira, Weird

"Emmanuelle Beart has joined English-language supernational thriller "Vinyan" for Belgian director Frabice du Welz ("The Ordeal"). Beart will play a mother who travels to Thailand to find her lost child. Shooting is set to begin in...

Fannings Sucked Into Hurricane Mary

Following up her controversial rape victim role in "Hounddog," Dakota Fanning is now set to appear alongside her sister Elle Fanning as disabled twins in Arvin Brown's true-life drama "Hurricane Mary" reports Variety.It follows the true story of an...

Levinson Takes An Indian Lick

Barry Levinson is negotiating to direct "Boone's Lick," an adaptation of Larry McMurtry's 19th century American West novel, scripted by the author and Diana Ossana ("Brokeback Mountain") says Production Weekly.Tom Hanks and Julianne Moore are attached to play the...

Lionsgate Plots A Bank Job Heist

Lionsgate has picked up U.S. rights to Roger Donaldson's sexy thriller "The Bank Job," starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows reports Reuters.The story is based on a real life unsolved daring robbery that took place in London in 1971...

Trade Breaks: Station, Musical, Yellow

"Michael Hoffman's $16 million "The Last Station" has completed its financing and is set to shoot in Germany sometime this year. The story follows the aging Leo Tolstoy (Anthony Hopkins) and his dilemma whether to bequeath his wealth...

McDonough & Fugit Ride With Horsemen

Patrick Fugit, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Neil McDonough have joined that cast of "Horsemen," a crime thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang and Peter Stormare reports Variety."Horsemen" centers on a detective who has grown increasingly distant from his two...

Julia Roberts’ Garden Sprouts Moss

Julia Roberts and Carrie-Anne Moss have signed on, whilst Emily Watson and Ryan Reynolds are in negotiations to join ensemble drama "Fireflies in the Garden" for Senator Entertainment.Written and directed by first-time helmer Dennis Lee, the story is loosely...

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...

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