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New Line Cinema Brewing New York State of Mind

August 31, 2007 10:07:39 GMT


Exploring the life in Big Apple, New Line Cinema is on the process to develop a new big screen feature from a script by Margaret Nagle entitled "New York State of Mind", Variety has revealed.

Described as a fantastical love story, the project will be filmed entirely in the titular city with Arnold and Anne Kopelson both handling producing matters. The husband-and-wife team currently are prepping "Killing on Carnival Row" also for New Line, the first stint they do since the 2004 thriller "Twisted."

Justice League of America Casting Buzz

August 31, 2007 09:08:16 GMT


Looks like talks about "Justice League of America" now are focusing on the cast lineup after those about whether the project will be motion capture flick that circulated for the past few days.

Again coming from IESB.net, words have it that a number of prominent Hollywood names are being planned to round out the cast. Among those being eyed reportedly are Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel with Mel Gibson tipped for Maxwell Lord, Bruce Willis as Lex Luthor, Scarlett Johansson as Talia Al Ghul, and Laurence Fishburne as the Martian Manhunter.

Zoe Saldana Tipped as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek?

August 31, 2007 07:52:35 GMT


Casting has already begun on male actors for the highly-anticipated "Star Trek" with the inclusions of Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, and Anton Yelchin, but how about that on the female side?

According to TrekMovie.com, attempts appear to have been made on the matter as it has learned from sources close to the production that Zoe Saldana has been offered the role of Lt. Uhura, the USS Enterprise’s communications officer. However, the site does careful to state that "the deal is not yet final", which it points out to possibly be due to the actress' schedule in James Cameron's "Avatar."

New Official Beowulf Podcasts Launched

August 31, 2007 06:59:15 GMT


No doubt will satisfy the curiosity of those craving for more information on its upcoming motion capture feature "Beowulf", Paramount Pictures has smoothly brought up new collections of podcasts which each offers interesting points about the movie.

In one of these, fans can tune in to hear the interview conducted by "Scene Unseen Movie Reviews" Chris and Jimmy to the cast and crew members. Also find out how they discuss behind-the-scenes stories plus banter back and forth with the creators of the epic.

First Theatrical Trailer for Stephen King's The Mist Movie Hits

August 31, 2007 04:58:59 GMT


This week should really be celebrated by all the horror fans out there for here comes another footage from an upcoming horror movie apart from that from "One Missed Call" that has also been just released.

Yes, the first theatrical trailer for MGM's "The Mist" has delightfully made its way to pop up on the net by now. Running on 2 minutes 27 seconds, it can be seen in either standard or HD format on Yahoo! Movies, which is also able to be accessed from AceShowBiz's The Mist Trailer section.

Official One Missed Call Trailer Enters the Net

August 31, 2007 04:12:15 GMT


Horror fans now can get something new to look at on the net as Warner Bros. Pictures has ultimately unleashed a new official trailer for its upcoming thriller horror "One Missed Call" online.

Posted in standard and HD formats on Yahoo! Movies, the trailer can also be reached by going to the One Missed Call Trailer page at AceShowBiz. Running about 2 minutes 22 seconds, it not only gives brief description on what the movie is all about, but also presents few creepy scenes towards its end.

The Rock on the Way to Get into Disney's Witch Mountain Redo

August 31, 2007 03:18:03 GMT


Set to come as the first Hollywood's household name in the cast, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock is currently in talks for a starring role in "Witch Mountain", Walt Disney Pictures' modern re-imagining of its classic adventure movie "Escape to Witch Mountain."

The former-wrestler-turned-actor reportedly is being considered to play a Las Vegas cab driver who picks up a pair of siblings with magical powers when they run from a diabolical group of men wishing to exploit their abilities. If deals are made, the hunk will thereby reunite with helmer Andy Fickman, who just directed him in "The Game Plan."

Lions for Lambs to Be the 2007 AFI Fest's Opening-Night Gala Flick

August 30, 2007 09:34:40 GMT


The first destination "Lions for Lambs" will head for in the States appears to be Los Angeles for sure as the political drama has delightfully been announced to become the opening-night gala feature at this year's AFI Fest, which first took shape in 1971 under the name of Filmex.

Marking its North American debut there, the flick will unspool at ArcLight's Cinerama Dome as the event opens on November 1, 2007. To add, the screening will coincide with the first day on the job for AFI's incoming prexy-CEO Bob Gazzale, who will be the third person after Jean Picker Firstenberg to lead the 40-year-old National Endowment for the Arts, the organization holding the festival.

Game-Based Movie Castlevania Taps New Writer

August 30, 2007 08:49:17 GMT


Looks like the name of Paul W.S. Anderson has been dropped completely from "Castlevania" despite previous reports stating he would still be with the project to revise the script he himself had written following his decision to not serve as the flick's director any longer.

Info coming from Bloody-Disgusting states that Rogue Pictures has replaced the filmmaker with Ian Jeffers by now for a total rewrite on the screenplay. A relative newcomer in the movie industry, the man made his screen-writing debut in the upcoming "Death Sentence" and recently got appointed to pen for indie drama "Living Conditions."

Billy Bob Thornton and Kim Basinger Set for The Informers

August 30, 2007 08:14:27 GMT


Lending their star status to highlight the project, Billy Bob Thornton and Kim Basinger have both landed deals to take part in an ensemble drama coming from Senator Entertainment titled "The Informers", Variety has reported.

Based on short stories by Bret Easton Ellis, project, set over the course of a week in 1983, features seven storylines that intersect, involving movie execs, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters. Other cast members include Brandon Routh, Ashley Olsen, Jon Foster, Austin Nichols, and Lou Taylor Pucci.

Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. Up for Chilled in Miami

August 30, 2007 07:54:57 GMT


Looking for a possibility to work together on screen, Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. are both engaged in talks to join forces in highlighting a new film project to be produced by Gold Circle Films, of which "Because I Said So" was recently released in theaters nationwide via Universal Pictures.

Formerly titled "32 and Single" before changed into "Chilled in Miami", pic will be a fish-out-of-water comedy that follows a Miami businesswoman as she gets transferred to the sticks of Minnesota. It was originally set up at Universal, but since Gold Circle has a first-look deal at the giant studio, it is likely that the company will be the one to distribute the movie.

Crew Blew Up Building on Dark Knight Chicago Set

August 30, 2007 07:19:51 GMT


Conducting probably the most biggest stunt by far in filming highly-anticipated flick "The Dark Knight", crew for the superhero movie on Wednesday afternoon (August 29) demolished a building as part of an action scene on the Chicago set of this "Batman Begins" follow-up.

The premise used for the shooting was an abandoned four-story building located at Cicero Avenue in west side Chicago that previously served as Brach's Candy Factory, which used to produce coconut nougat and marshmallow confections. For the film, the plant, empty since 2003, was dressed to look like "Gotham General Hospital", complete with a large red cross and pharmacy sign.

The 64th Venice Film Festival Kicked Off with Pleasing Atonement

August 30, 2007 04:58:46 GMT


The celebration on the world's oldest movie event for the sixtieth four times began yesterday, Wednesday, August 29, as British romantic drama feature "Atonement" marked the smooth opening of this year's Venice Film Festival at the historic Palazzo del Cinema.

Outside the building, red carpet was rolled out against the backdrop of a demolition ball smashing through the old Palazzo del Cinema to greet the arrivals of famous figures in movie industry, notably the film's cast Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, and Saoirse Ronan plus director Joe Wright.

The Illustrated Man, Zack Snyder's New Commission from Warner Bros.

August 30, 2007 04:02:33 GMT


In the wake of his success on "300", more and more directing stints are coming for Zack Snyder from Warner Bros. Pictures.

After that of "Watchmen", the Green Bay, Wisconsin born filmmaker now is reportedly attached to both direct and produce "The Illustrated Man", a remake of the studio's 1969 feature of the same name starring Rod Steiger in the title role. Based on Ray Bradbury's collection of short stories published in 1951, the original concerns a man almost completely covered in tattoos who is looking for the woman drawing all the intricate designs which each turns out to hide a futuristic story.

Universal Flourishes New Pic Renaissance Men

August 30, 2007 03:31:22 GMT


Forming a good pact with "The Office" star Rainn Wilson, Universal Pictures in on the way to develop a new comedy feature based on the script the funnyman is co-writing alongside fellow actor Matt Ross entitled "Renaissance Men", The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Project focuses on two down-and-out community theater actors who think they have accidentally killed a co-star and, in a panic, go on the lam and hide out in a Renaissance fair. Wilson is said to also set to topline as well as to produce with Jay Roach, known for his directing works in "Austin Powers" series.
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