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A Third Scooby Doo Movie Planned

A third live-action movie based on the cartoon "Scooby Doo" will be released direct-to-DVD next year reports UPI.The prequel entitled "Scooby-Doo: In the Beginning" will also be shown on the Cartoon Network and tells the tale of the dog...

Segal Looks Just Like Beauty

Oren Segal has optioned Lisa Lerner's debut dark comedy novel "Just Like Beauty" reports Variety.Set in a dystopic future replete with a gang of blowtorchers, mutant grasshoppers and an underground suicide cult -- the story centers on 14-year-old Edie...

Trades: Balloon, Batman, Runaways

"NeoClassics Films has acquired North American rights to Australian coming-of-age comedy "The Black Balloon" from Icon Entertainment. Toni Collette, Luke Ford, Rhys Wakefield and Gemma Ward star in the film which will get a limited release in October....

Jacquet Talks Fresco Project

Director Luc Jacquet ("March Of The Penguins") has told Teletext of his next film project after "The Fox And The Child" due for release shortly.The new film will be entitle "The Fresco" and scheduled for release in 2011. Set...

Spotnitz On X-Files DVD, Future

iF Magazine got talking with "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" producer Frank Spotnitz over the weekend about the movie post-release and future plans for both the DVD and franchise.Will there be a longer version of the film on...

Terminator, Australia, Ember Pics

New pictures are out of Christian Bale and Sam Worthington in "Terminator Salvation", a steamy pic of Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in "Australia", Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke in the Antoine Fuqua-directed "Brooklyn's Finest", and Bill Murray in...

De Niro Joins Gibson In Darkness

Robert De Niro looks to be joining Mel Gibson in the American feature film remake of the acclaimed 1985 BBC mini-series "Edge of Darkness" for GK Films reports Variety.Gibson stars as Thomas Craven, a straitlaced homicide detective for the...

Knight Tops Mummy At Box-Office

"The Dark Knight" held the top spot for the third week in a row, the first film of 2008 to do so, and fell a mere 41.7% in its second weekend.Adding a major $43.8 million haul to its total,...

The Random Spiel: August 1st 2008

New posters are out for Eagle Eye, Death Raec, Twilight, Battle in Seattle, The Secret Life of Bees.-"Casualty" star Gregory Foreman will play Mick Jagger in a new film about The Rolling Stones. Foreman revealed his...

Release Date Changes: August 1st 2008

The Perfect Game: The Lionsgate sports drama has been delayed indefinitely from its August 8th release.Rachel Getting Married: The Johnathan Demme-directed comedy starring Anne Hathaway will come out October 3rd. Whether or not it's a limited release remains...

Cozad Adapts Rules of Deception

Adam Cozad will adapt Christopher Reich's espionage novel "Rules of Deception" for Paramount Pictures says Variety.The thriller focuses on a physician who loses his wife when she falls in a ravine while they're hiking in the Swiss Alps.The grieving...

Trade Breaks: Go, Ivy, American

"Chris Millis has sold screenplay rights to his upcoming novel "God and California" to Lionsgate. Millis will adapt the story of an Iraq war vet and a disgraced Catholic priest who travel from New York to California in...

Colin Firth Joins Dorian Gray

Colin Firth will star opposite "Prince Caspian" hunk Ben Barnes in the new version of the Dorian Gray story for Ealing Studios says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on the Oscar Wilde classic "The Picture of Dorian Gray," the story...

Thomas Jane Is Well Hung

Thomas Jane has landed the lead role in HBO's dark comedy pilot "Hung" says Reuters.The story centers on Ray (Jane), a well-endowed struggling middle-age high school basketball coach who figures out a way to use his best asset.Alexander Payne...

Ancient Memoir Becomes Anabasis

Sony Pictures is adapting a 2,400 year old memoir by a Greek soldier into the new feature "Anabasis" says Variety.Xenophon was among 10,000 elite mercenaries who attacked the Persian Empire and who led them back through hostile terrain after...

Universal Draws 2 Guns

Boom! Studios and Universal Pictures are developing a film version of the crime thriller graphic novel "2 Guns" says The Hollywood Reporter."Guns," written by Steven Grant with art by Mat Santolouco, follows a DEA agent and an undercover Naval...

Prince of Persia Delayed A Year

Walt Disney Pictures has delayed the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced video game adaptation of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" a full year - from June 19th 2009 to May 28th 2010 says our regular date watcher 'Zephyr'.The Mike Newell-directed...

Shia’s Injury Affects Transformers

The production schedule for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" has been thrown off course after lead actor Shia LaBeouf's car accident and subsequent DUI arrest on Sunday.According to Variety, LaBeouf is recovering from hand surgery and will return...

Sony Sets Venom Film Spin-Off

Sony Pictures is moving forward with "Venom," a potential "Spider-Man" spinoff based on the bad guy seen in "Spider-Man 3" says The Hollywood Reporter.Jacob Estes ("Mean Creek") was attached to pen a script draft several years ago, but the...

Stern Enlists In High School

Howard Stern is producing a remake of the 1979 comedy "Rock 'n' Roll High School" reports Variety.The original followed a group of rebellious students who, with the help of punk rock band the Ramones, thwarted a repressive, rock-music-hating principal."Bill...

Goodman Returns To Pope Joan

John Goodman has returned to star in Soenke Wortmann's medieval drama "Pope Joan" after settling a legal dispute with Constantin Film reports Variety.David Wenham ("300") has also signed on to the pic, which recounts the 9th-century legend of a...

Raimi Transplants To Disney

Disney Pictures has picked up Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson's action-adventure pitch "The Transplants" for Stars Road Entertainment.Sam Raimi will produce the ensemble superhero story with a comedic bent which will cater to all audiences.Further plot details are...

Foster Opens Arms To Nefertiti

Producer Lucas Foster ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith") and his Warp Films has optioned Roberto Zacco's epic romantic adventure novel "The Arms of the Sun" says The Hollywood Reporter.The novel is part of a trilogy about the ancient Egyptian pharaohs...

John Carpenter Is Scared Straight

iF Magazine reports that legendary genre helmer John Carpenter will direct "Scared Straight" for Nu Image/Millennium Films.The story follows group of juvenile delinquents are trapped inside a prison as part of the "Scared Straight" program when a large-scale...

Tyrese On Transformers 2 Role

Generally, during a press day for a movie like Death Race, reporters have to suffer through the obligatory questions about the movie at hand, in this case Death Race, before getting to the movies they really want to talk...

Myers Does Fourth Austin Powers

Mike Myers has started writing a fourth "Austin Powers" which will be a homage to his father reports Deadline Hollywood Daily.This fourth installment of the super spy spoof movie series will focus on Austin's arch-villain Dr. Evil and his...

The Random Spiel: July 30th 2008

New posters are up for Friday the 13th, RocknRolla, Mirrors, Terminator Salvation, Red Sonja, <a href="http://www.superherohype.com/news/punishernews.php?id=7513">Punisher: War Zone, Surfer Dude.- Some comments by George Lucas confirm that he's the one to blame for the more 'out there' choices...

del Toro Remakes Afraid of the Dark

Guillermo del Toro and Miramax Films will produce a remake of ABC's 1973 cult horror-thriller TV movie "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" says The Hollywood Reporter.The original "Dark" centered on a young girl, sent to live with her...

A Marvin the Martian Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment are developing a "Marvin the Martian" feature reports Variety.First appearing in a Looney Tunes cartoon in 1948, the Chuck Jones-created character was often intent on blowing up the Earth, only to be foiled...

Franco, Transformers, Transsiberian News

"James Franco will play a rock singer in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy for Delicious". The dramedy, an idea Ruffalo has been considering for four years, follows a band where a paraplegic man named DJ Delicious joins a rock...

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