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DiCaprio, Pitt Talking Bastards

Quentin Tarantino is chatting with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt this week in regards to his upcoming WW2 epic "Inglorious Bastards" reports Variety.Tarantino met with Brad Pitt in France on Tuesday to talk about the possibility of Pitt playing...

Danny DeVito Helms True Confessions

Danny DeVito will direct a film adaptation of the best-selling young adult novel "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle".Saoirse Ronan ("Atonement," "City of Ember") will play a daring girl who makes a transatlantic crossing in the 1830s from England...

Theroux Penning Iron Man Sequel

Actor Justin Theroux ("Mulholland Drive," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle") has been hired to pen the script for the "Iron Man" sequel reports the trades.Though mostly known for acting, Theroux directed the Billy Crudup-led romantic comedy "Dedication" last year and...

Trade Breaks: PS3, Cody, Gilmore

"Sony has just launched a new video delivery service for PS3 & PSP systems in the United States. Consumers will have the ability to download nearly 300 full-length movies, more than 1,200 TV episodes, and original programming - most...

Dreamworks Adapts Children of the Lamp

Dave Guion and Michael Handelman will adapt British author P.B. Kerr's children's fantasy novel "Children of the Lamp" for DreamWorks says The Hollywood Reporter.The "Lamp" series includes four children's fantasy novels about a family of djinn (a kind of...

John Stockwell Takes Sanctuary

John Stockwell ("Blue Crush," "Turistas") will direct the supernatural thriller "Sanctuary" for Lionsgate and Sobini Films reports the trades.The story, based on John Connolly's novel "Bad Men," revolves around a single mom and her son who take refuge from...

Truckers Creator Does Zombie Film

"Ice Road Truckers" and "Deadliest Catch" producer Thom Beers will produce the feature film "Chopper Zombie" reports Variety.The story follows a motorcycle builder who refuses to sell his formula for a new superfuel to a dangerous corporation. When a...

Rosenberg Gains Second Sight Remake

Craig Rosenberg (TV's "Lost") will adapt the 1999 Clive Owen-lead BBC thriller series "Second Sight" for Universal Pictures reports the trades.Owen played homicide detective Ross Tanner who leads an elite unit that tackles high-profile murder cases while suffering from...

Reeves, Wachowskis Re-Team For Plastic?

Keanu Reeves and the Wachowski Brothers may be re-teaming for a film based on the comic character "Plastic Man" reports CHUD.The talk comes from a Berlin radio interview with producer Joel Silver about the upcoming action feature "Ninja Assassin".Silver...

Lost Planet Game Becomes Film

Warner Bros. Pictures is adapting Capcom's hit video game "Lost Planet" reports Variety.Released early last year, the game revolves around an expedition to an ice planet that harbors an energy source with the potential to save mankind.David Hayter ("Watchmen")...

Malkovich Produces A Broken City

After success with "Juno", Mandate Pictures John Malkovich's Mr. Mudd company are re-teaming for "Broken City" reports Variety.Written by playwright Brian Tucker, the story centers on a cop-turned-P.I. who finds himself thrust into the seedy backroom politics of a...

Metcalf, Nicholas Are Fading Away

Visual effects supervisor Brian Metcalf will make his directorial debut on the indie fantasy feature "Fading of the Cries" says The Hollywood Reporter.Thomas Ian Nicholas ("American Pie") plays a young man who defends his town from evil forces, aided...

Platt Develops Wanted 2 & Musicals

Marc Platt Productions has re-signed for five more years with Universal Pictures says Variety.The company has just begun work on a sequel to "Wanted" in development with the original film's director Timur Bekmambetov and writers Michael Brandt and Derek...

Leterrier Talks Titans Remake

Louis Leterrier ("The Incredible Hulk") talked with ECranLarge about the early stages of his new project - the "Clash of the Titans" remake.The good news is that he's a big fan of the previous work and sounds like he...

Qualls, Sadler, Reed Enjoy Summer

DJ Qualls, Nikki Reed and William Sadler have joined the indie comedy "Last Day of Summer" says Variety.Vlad Yudin ("Big Pun: The Legacy") penned and will direct the project which centers on an agitated fast-food employee who's reached breaking...

Weinstein & Showtimes Make A Deal

Showtime Networks and The Weinstein Company have signed a seven-year deal for up to 95 films including "Nine," "Inglorious Bastards," "Scream 4" and many more.The new output deal includes TWC's 2009 release schedule, most notably Tarantino's "Bastards" which was...

Woody Harrelson Joins 2012

Woody Harrelson tells MTV News that he has landed a starring role in Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic "2012".The story deals with an apocalypse in the year 2012 which coincides with the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21st 2012.Harrelson...

Kate Hudson Joins Nine Cast

Kate Hudson ("Almost Famous," "Fool's Gold") will join the cast of "Nine", Rob Marshall's adaptation of the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical for The Weinstein Company.Daniel Day-Lewis plays world famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest...

The Random Spiel: July 14th 2008

An interesting article is up at EW about the early production hurdles on "Twilight".-Surprise surprise, it looks like Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards" has been sold to Miramax.-A script review is up of "Red Star", the sci-fi project that...

School of Rock Sequel Greenlit

Paramount Pictures is moving forward with the sequel to "School of Rock" says Variety.Scribe Mike White revealed last month that he had finished and turned in the script to the studio, looks like it was approved.Jack Black will reprise...

Fox Nabs Missile Crisis Tale Midnight

Fox 2000 has picked up screen rights to Michael Dobbs's best selling Cuban Missile Crisis-themed tome "One Minute to Midnight" says Variety.The story focuses on a nearly forgotten incident during the near-fortnight tense standoff between Americans and Russians in...

Zobel & Heder Drink Loudermilk

Craig Zobel ("Great World of Sound") will rewrite and direct the Jon Heder comedy "Loudermilk" at Rogue Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.The story centers on a Napoleon Dynamite-like oddball who becomes contaminated with a substance that gives him what...

Universal & Grazer Fly To Tehran

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have picked up Richard Regen's spec script "Tehran" reports Variety.The drama revolves around an American professor who is contracted by the federal government to observe tensions in pre-coup Tehran in 1977.He realizes that Iran...

Gold Circle Enters The Passage

Gold Circle Films has purchased Jonathan W.C. Mills' spec thriller "Inside Passage" says The Hollywood Reporter.The story centers on a young couple whose honeymoon aboard a luxury yacht is turned upside down when they come across a murder at...

Hellboy Hot At Box-Office

"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" looks set to take in around $34 million and the top spot at this weekend's box-office after pulling in a solid $13.7 million on Friday and a further $12 million on Saturday.The total puts...

Knight Box-Office, Reviews, Clips

Warner Bros. Pictures is setting estimates for a $90-100 million haul for the opening weekend of "The Dark Knight" next weekend, a number quite Deadline Hollywood Daily calls far too conservative.Other box-office gurus are setting the figure at around...

Jennifer Lynch Charms Snake Woman

Jennifer Lynch ("Surveillance") has signed on to direct the Bollywood horror-thriller "Nagin: The Snake Woman" for Split Image and Venus Records & Tapes says The Hollywood Reporter.Mallika Sherawat ("The Myth") and Irrfan Khan ("The Namesake," "A Mighty Heart") star...

No Heavy Metal At Paramount

David Fincher's planned remake of the 1981 R-rated animated feature "Heavy Metal" has been ditched by Paramount Pictures.Blur Studio's Tim Miller, who's handling the animation for the film, tells Entertainment Weekly that the project is now being shopped around...

Cooper & Helms Suffer A Hangover

Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms are in final negotiations to join bachelor-party comedy "Hangover" for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.Directed by Todd Phillips ("Road Trip," "Old School"), the Jon Lucas and Scott Moore-penned script...

Heroes, Grey’s, Entourage Updates

The first of three webisodes introducing the new "Heroes" character Echo De Mille (a mailman who can emit fatal sounds) will premiere on NBC.com next Monday. The first hour of the two-hour season premiere will apparently be screened...

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