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Patrick Wilson Looks Around the "Terrace"

June 15, 2007 09:31:11 GMT


Becoming the latest addition in the list, "Little Children" star Patrick Wilson has given his commitment to join the cast of Screen Gems' thriller "Lakeview Terrace", which Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington have already boarded.

Pic revolves around an interracial couple who comes into their nightmare upon moving into a home next to a racist LAPD officer, played by Jackson. What kind of characters Wilson and Washington set to play, however, are still unclear yet.

Let's "Party Up" All Night

June 15, 2007 09:07:06 GMT

Sparking a new big screen project in a similar vein to its "House Party" films, New Line Cinema will develop an urban comedy flick titled "Party Up" at its pit, Variety has learned.

Toplined by "Take the Lead" star Elijah Kelley, the movie focuses on a group of teens who set out to throw the biggest high school party ever only to get their resourcefulness tested when the party's location falls apart at the last minute.

Mischa Barton Makes Her "Sophomore" Effort

June 15, 2007 08:30:36 GMT


Appears to have smooth transition to film industry after her departure from "The O.C.", Mischa Barton has submitted into her growing resume another big screen stint she is about to carry out.

The beauty is reported to have landed deals to take part in dark comedy "The Sophomore", which was previously titled "Assassination of a High School President", for Yari Film Group. Here she will portray the most popular girl in her Catholic high school who persuades a sophomore reporter to investigate the theft of SAT exams that unexpectedly leads them into a sinister conspiracy.

DreamWorks Gains Total "Dominion"

June 15, 2007 07:49:31 GMT

Working on its three-year, first-look deal with former Disney exec Nina Jacobson, DreamWorks Pictures is on the move to develop a sci-fi thriller feature entitled "Dominion" for Jacobson to produce via her studio-based Color Force shingle.

Written by Ben Ripley, pic concerns on a human who is chosen to command an army's first-ever platoon of robotic soldiers. Jacobson is said to get interested in the idea of the flick due to the scope of its story.

Trio Kicking the "Ball"

June 15, 2007 06:55:37 GMT


Set to strive together as one team, Ludacris, Nick Cannon, and Emilie De Ravin of "Lost" fame have all come onboard to star in ensemble drama "Ball Don't Lie", an indie production coming from Night and Day Pictures.

Based on Matt de la Pena's novel of the same name, the project centers on a teen basketball prodigy, played by newcomer Grayson Boucher, who struggles to deal with life on the streets. Also starring are Rosanna Arquette, Ricardo Chavira, Steve Harris, Evan Parke, Harold Perrineau, James Pickens Jr., Dania Ramirez, Matthew St. Patrick, Cress Williams, Mykelti Williamson, and Robert Wisdom.

Russell Mulcahy Tapped for "The Scorpion King 2"

June 15, 2007 06:13:58 GMT


Moving from one sequel to another, "Resident Evil: Extinction" helmer Russell Mulcahy has been assigned by Universal Pictures to direct "The Scorpion King 2", a follow-up to its 2002 "The Scorpion King", ShockTillYouDrop.com has reported.

Further details regarding the plot or casting for the project have not yet known, but pic has a probability to provide a tremendous opportunity for Universal in tapping some serious cross-promotion as "The Mummy 3" is being geared up into production.

Keanu Reeves Not Under "Watchmen" Surveillance

June 15, 2007 04:26:14 GMT


Looks like the return of Keanu Reeves to superhero movie won't be happening in short time. The actor's manager has informed Club-Keanu that the "Constantine" star has decided to turn down an offer to take part in "Watchmen", which Zack Snyder is set to helm for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Reeves, well known for playing Neo in "The Matrix" trilogy, had been heavily speculated since last month to be on the run for the role of Dr. Manhattan in the project alongside fellow actors Jude Law and Patrick Wilson. The assumptions got stronger as Snyder showed no denial about the matter at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards red carpet early this month.

Miranda Otto Gets the Job Done in "9 Weeks"

June 15, 2007 03:47:08 GMT


Last seen on the big screen in Steven Spielberg's 2005 blockbuster "War of the Worlds", Miranda Otto is making her way back to film industry now as the Australian actress has already signed on to star in crime drama "How to Change in 9 Weeks" for Icon Film Distribution.

Based on actual events, the movie presents the story a 15-year-old Australian student, Rachel Barber, who went missing in Melbourne in 1999 and was found to have been murdered by a former childhood friend, Caroline Reid. Otto is said to portray Barber's mother with Guy Pearce appearing as the girl's father.

Join Narnia Fan Art Contest

June 14, 2007 09:44:45 GMT

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The picture
All budding artists, photoshop masters, and chronic doodlers out there, here is your chance to get your artistic talents recognized and cherished around the world.

Walt Disney Pictures is holding a fan art contest for its "The Chronicles of Narnia" series inviting fans to create original and photoshop artworks of Narnia creatures, locales, props, also costumes and upload the works on the Fan Art section at the official website for "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" for it to pick up the most favorite one.

Erica Rothschild Attends "Rotten School"

June 14, 2007 09:00:42 GMT

Working her way to the big screen, TV series writer Erica Rothschild has been assigned to pen the script for "The Rotten School", 20th Century Fox's big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's multi-novel juvenile fiction series.

The original follows the zany boarding school adventures of class punk Bernie Bridges as he generates scheme against his teachers and rival students. The first book, "The Big Blueberry Barf-Off!", was released in 2005 under HarperCollins Publishers and Parachute Publishing.

Ron Perlman Lets the "Cat" Out of the Bag

June 14, 2007 08:27:05 GMT


No doubt will get busier for few years ahead, Ron Perlman has added one more film project into his big screen resume, placing an indie dramedy entitled "Vacuuming the Cat" in the list.

Written by Ted Henning, the flick centers on a young man who, after suffering the death of his wife, goes to the desert to build a porch for his aunt and meets a retired ex-cop who guides him through his grief toward acceptance.

David S. Goyer Becomes More "Invisible"

June 14, 2007 07:58:20 GMT


It's pretty rare for a filmmaker to have a film project bearing similar title to the one he recently got it released, but that's what happens to David S. Goyer now. Still fresh from helming supernatural thriller "The Invisible", the man reportedly has been assigned to both write and direct "The Invisible Man" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

A new take on the H.G. Wells classic, the flick is conceived as a sequel to the author's original tale instead, presenting the story of a British nephew of the original Invisible Man who discovers his uncle's formula to get invisible and later is recruited by British intelligence agency MI5 during WWII.

Sylvain White Barges Into "Castlevania"

June 14, 2007 07:31:47 GMT

Putting the fate of "Castlevania" into new hands, Rogue Pictures has appointed "Stomp the Yard" helmer Sylvain White to handle directing matters on the project once entrusted to Paul W.S. Anderson.

The latter initially was intended for the task as he got assigned to pen the script, but finally decided to step aside to direct "Death Race" instead. However, the man will still stick to the flick to work on a rewrite on the screenplay alongside White.

Carice van Houten Rides with the "Valkyrie"

June 14, 2007 06:51:01 GMT


On the way to make her debut in an American feature, Dutch actress Carice van Houten has secured a starring slot in Bryan Singer's WWII thriller "Valkyrie", her manager has revealed.

Appears to be the first female star in the cast, van Houten will play the wife of Tom Cruise's character Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, a real-life Nazi officer who hatched a scheme to assassinate Adolph Hitler at the height of WWII. Accompanied the two in the lineup reportedly are Bill Nighy, Patrick Wilson, Stephen Fry, and Tom Wilkinson besides Kenneth Branagh, who has been confirmed to portray a German general helping von Stauffenberg construct the plan.

Stars Greet the "Space Chimps"

June 14, 2007 04:54:59 GMT


Finally make their way to assemble the cast lineup, filmmakers of "Space Chimps" have obtained agreement from the likes of Jeff Daniels, Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Kenan Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth, and Patrick Warburton to gather together in the list, Variety has learned.

A joint production of Vanguard Animation and Starz Media, the animated comedy revolves around two NASA chimps sent on a space mission which finds themselves on a strange, uncharted planet, where they embark on a fantastical journey to save its inhabitants from a tyrannical leader.
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