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Shrek 4 to Get a Director

May 08, 2007 04:06:40 GMT

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Ready to take big project into his hands, Mike Mitchell is engaged in talks to helm "Shrek 4" which DreamWorks Animation is keen to develop in its follow-up to "Shrek the Third" that will open in theaters on May 18 this year.

The fourth installment of the mega-hit toon franchise, the flick will still chronicle the continuing adventures of the titular character, a peace-loving ogre, and his friends. Script initially was penned by Tim Sullivan before getting a rewrite by Josh Klausner, known as a second-unit director for a number of the Farrelly brothers flicks.

David Benioff Lends "Gemini Man" a Hand

May 08, 2007 03:26:18 GMT

Finally making one significant progress on its long-gestating project of "Gemini Man", Walt Disney Pictures has found someone appropriate to work on the script in scribe David Benioff, who previously penned Warner Bros. Pictures' 2004 Greek epic "Troy" for Wolfgang Petersen to direct.

Being so, the man thus will do a ground-up reworking of the story of an over-the-hill hitman forced to do battle with a younger clone of himself. Famed producer Jerry Bruckheimer is set to produce with Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, and Don Murphy executive producing and Jason Reed serving as creative executive for the studio.

A Shining "Shrek the Third" World Premiere


May 07, 2007 09:43:00 GMT

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The morning on Sunday, May 6 became blindingly bright as a number of Hollywood celebrities cheerfully walked down the green carpet to attend the world premiere of "Shrek the Third", the latest installment of the kind-hearted ogre tale slated for a theatrical release on May 18.

Original voice cast members delightfully gathered with the new ones to attend the event with cameras whirring and reporters posing questions endlessly, but it was former hot couple Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake who gained most attention there since the screening marked the first major media event at which they've been photographed together since the breakup.

Disney Preserves "Yosemite" National Park

May 07, 2007 08:38:58 GMT

Sure there will be plenty of time to laugh together with Walt Disney Pictures as the company has just added one more comedic flick to be sparked under its banner.

According to Variety, the studio is on the move to develop a new feature entitled "Yosemite Three" and will make it as a starring vehicle for Tim Allen. Writing duo Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert have been hired to pen the screenplay with Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman both serving as producers.

20th Century Fox "Never Sleeps"

May 07, 2007 08:15:33 GMT

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Bringing Gordon Gekko back to the big screen, 20th Century Fox is in the process to make a follow-up to Oliver Stone's 1987 drama "Wall Street", which won Michael Douglas an Academy Award in 1988 for his role as the cold-hearted takeover artist.

Entitled "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps", the picture will take off with Gekko out of jail and "resuming his machinations on a global scale in the hedge-fund era." While Stone has declined offer to return to the director's seat, Douglas has delightfully confirmed to The New York Times that he will once again portray Gekko for the project.

"John Rambo" Welcoming Julie Benz in the Gang

May 07, 2007 07:35:42 GMT

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Completing the missing piece in "John Rambo", TV star Julie Benz has come onboard to play the female lead in this latest installment of "Rambo" series, which is currently filming in Thailand under Millennium Films/Nu Image banner, Variety has revealed.

Bringing back Sylvester Stallone as the titular character, the flick this time sees the renegade Vietnam War veteran come out of his retirement to track down missionary aid workers who have disappeared in the jungles of impoverished Myanmar. Apart from starring, Stallone is also in charge to write the script and direct as well as produce.

"Choke" Takes Start on June 18

May 07, 2007 06:58:23 GMT

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More than half a year have gone by since Universal was reported to set up "Choke", and now comes good news on the project that it is about to enter its filming process soon.

Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the book which the flick is based on, has informed to ChuckPalahniuk.net that production on the movie will begin on June 18 this year with Sam Rockwell to be the leadstar under the direction of first-time helmer Clark Gregg.

The "Warrior" Will Battle for Warner Bros.

May 07, 2007 05:01:33 GMT

Drawing in a similar premise presented in "Ghostbusters", Warner Bros. Pictures is about to develop a new comedy feature entitled "Weekend Warrior" with Andrew Lazar to produce via his Mad Chance.

The project concerns an armchair home-repair enthusiast with no construction skills who unwittingly becomes the one who fights supernatural forces bent on destroying the world. Names to direct and star have not yet been revealed, but it is reported that Bill Birch, an actor attached to Warner's other flick "Pre-Astronauts", will write the screenplay.

Weekend North American Box Office of May 4-6, 2007

May 07, 2007 04:27:53 GMT

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Sure it's not that hard to guess which title is coming as the top-grossing movie this time with the grand return of the web-slinging superhero on the big screen.

Yes, in its follow-up to the huge commercial success it has gained across European and Asian territories, "Spider-Man 3" effortlessly spins it web on the domestic box-office to come out as the champ for weekend ended May 6, 2007. Blasting the blockbuster season off to a super-high earning start, this third installment of the wall-crawler tale fantastically nets $151.1 million, breaking the previous record set by "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", in the meantime also smashing international record for a tally of $230.5 million in 107 foreign countries.

The "Bones" Buried at DreamWorks

May 05, 2007 07:39:40 GMT

Lovely Bones, The picture
Well, Peter Jackson sure can take a seat and relax for a while now as the pitch he has been shopping around, "The Lovely Bones", finally finds a place to rest at DreamWorks Pictures.

CEO and Co-Chairman of the studio Stacey Snider officially announced yesterday, May 4 that the company has successfully taken charge of the project in association with Film 4, which will see its execs Tessa Ross, Ken Kamins, and Jim Wilson all serve as the executive producers.

Sacha Baron Cohen to Be Freddie Mercury Onscreen?

May 05, 2007 06:20:35 GMT

It has been some time since Johnny Depp was said to be offered chance to portray Freddie Mercury in a biopic of this late frontman of Queen's and now words have it that Sacha Baron Cohen is up for the role instead and even is in the stage of negotiations with the project's filmmakers.

British tabloid daily newspaper Daily Mirror has claimed to have received info from an unidentified source that the "Borat" star is being tipped for the part, saying the actor "loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modeling Borat's look on him."

"Perfume" Swept Lolas in Technical Slots

May 05, 2007 04:59:22 GMT

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Nominated for eight categories at the 57th annual German Film Awards, also known as the Lolas, gothic thriller "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" delightfully collected most honors as the prestigious ceremony took place yesterday night, May 4, at Berlin's Palais am Funkturm.

Being triumphant in technical categories, the picture garnered trophies for Best Cinematography also Best Editing as well as Best Set, Costume, and Sound Design. Though so, the movie failed to win helmer Tom Tykwer the Best Director title, which was eventually nabbed by Marcus H. Rosenmueller for "Grave Decisions."

"Indy 4" Script Counts Sean Connery's Character In

May 05, 2007 04:21:47 GMT

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Up for now, there is still no sign of veteran actor Sean Connery giving his nod to be cast in "Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures" yet it appears that his character, Professor Henry Jones, has been submitted into the flick's screenplay instead.

Confirmed the inclusion is the movie's executive producer George Lucas as he received an honor from the San Francisco Film Society on Thursday, May 3.

New "Shrek the Third" Trailer Strikes the Web

May 05, 2007 03:36:37 GMT

Shrek the Third picture
The coming of "Shrek the Third" is only within two weeks yet it does not mean that there is no new look for fans to take a sneak peek at.

Yes, in counting the days to the release of the highly-anticipated animated flick, a new trailer has been exclusively posted online at Moviefone in High Definition. Apart from the clip, the site also provides character guide and previous trailers of the movie as well as funny games that the visitors can play.

Trio Enters "The Ruins"

May 05, 2007 02:50:23 GMT

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Making a follow-up to the inclusion of Jonathan Tucker, filmmakers of "The Ruins" have added three more talents namely Laura Ramsey, Jena Malone, and Shawn Ashmore to accompany the "Pulse" star in the cast lineup, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on the Scott B. Smith best-selling novel, the thriller horror concerns a group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they join a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins. Tucker has already been billed to play a guy named Jeff who persuades the group to come along.
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