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 deal with him to produce an adaptation of his story for the big screen. The producers aren’t sure yet where they will take the story; they’ll hire a writer and then try to set up the film at a studio…” (full details)

“David Feiss and Anthony Stacchi have been tapped to direct the animated monster movie “Hotel Transylvania”. Based on a script by Don Rhymer, it follows Frankenstein, the Mummy, Dracula, and the Werewolf who are among a group of monsters hiding out in a hotel on the outskirts of Transylvania now that modern technology has made them seemingly irrelevant. Screen Gems will release the movie September 25th 2009…” (full details)

“The sequel to ‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle’ has begun shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana. Eric Winter (ABC Family’s “Wildfire”) has joined John Cho (Harold) and Kal Penn (Kumar) in the untitled follow-up at Mandate Pictures and New Line. Winter plays a politician’s son who is engaged to Kumar’s ex-girlfriend. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg both wrote and are directing the film…” (full details)