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Radha Mitchell and Neal McDonough Spread "The Seed"

February 07, 2007 06:39:59 GMT

Sure it will be interesting to see how the pair will team up onscreen. Moviehole has reported that Radha Mitchell and Neal McDonough are both on board to topline an action thriller flick entitled "The Seed", which turns out to be a remake of 1987's "The Hidden" starring Kyle McLachlan and Michael Nouri.

Attached to direct is Rock Shaink Jr. who will helm from the script he wrote together with Mark Jonathan Stanley. Jamie Tarses and Gavin Polone are both seating as producers while Sue Baden-Powell and Paddy Cullen executive produce.

More About "Departed" Sequel

February 07, 2007 05:06:51 GMT

Departed, The picture
Adding the hype of the recent publication on the sequel to "The Departed", CinemaBlend.com has pointed out that Warner Bros. Pictures is indeed aiming to make the mob saga a trilogy as Mark Wahlberg previously indicated last month.

"(Screenwriter) William Monahan isn't just writing a second movie, he's also working on an outline for a third Departed film. What either movie will be about is still anyone's guess," the site stated.

Universal Practicing "Weird Science" Again

February 07, 2007 04:39:38 GMT

In coming years, there sure will be more movie remakes to hit the big screen as Universal Pictures has added one more of the kind for future release. Moviehole has reported that the studio is about to develop "Weird Science", a redo of John Hughes' teen flick that it released in the theaters almost twenty-two years ago.

In bringing up the project to the surface, Universal is said to have hired up-and-coming writer Johnny Rosenthal to pen the screenplay with Scott Bernstein seating as producer. Rosenthal, whose script for "Me, Me, Me" was bought last year by New Line Cinema for a reported high-six figures, previously saw his airline comedy pitch "Friendly Skies" sold to Paramount Pictures.

The 2007 SXSW Film Festival Lineup Unveiled

February 07, 2007 03:32:44 GMT

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane picture
Entering the 14th edition of the South By Southwest Film Festival which is set to take place in Austin, Texas on March 9-17, 2007, the organizers of the event finally revealed the complete list of film features screened over those nine days. Of 110 titles, 61 of them will encounter their world premieres with nine getting North American premieres and seven earning U.S premieres.

Lined up in Spotlight Premieres section are 27 movies that include Jonathan Levine's "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane", Hong Kong action flick "Exiled", "The Ten", "He Was a Quiet Man", "Knocked Up", and "The Lookout" among others, the latter previously being reported to be the opening film for the festival.

Paramount Rebuilds "White City"


February 06, 2007 09:46:46 GMT

This time set to make it real, Paramount Pictures is about to develop "The Devil in the White City", a project previously coveted by producing partners Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, Variety has learned.

An adaptation of Erik Larson's bestselling novel of the same title, the picture again comes to the surface following Paramount's reacquisition of the film rights to the book last month, thanks to the approach made by producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, whose Double Feature Films has a new first-look deal with the studio.

Kiefer Sutherland Stares Into the "Mirrors"

February 06, 2007 09:15:28 GMT

Mirrors picture
Kiefer Sutherland does know how to spend his hiatus from "24." The actor has given positive sign to topline "Mirrors", a supernatural thriller set up at New Regency with the 20th Century Fox to distribute.

The London-born actor will portray an ex-cop who tries to discover the origin of the evil upon finding something awry in the mirrors of a department store where he works at. Sutherland became available for the part when plans to carry his Jack Bauer character into the big screen version of the FOX hit TV series were postponed because the script was not ready yet.

"Indiana Jones 4" Coming May 22, 2008

February 06, 2007 08:52:37 GMT

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The film has yet to be made, but a release date has already been set. According to Box Office Mojo, Paramount Pictures has marked Thursday, May 22, 2008 as the day to launch "Indiana Jones 4" in theaters.

With the announcement, the project thus maintains the Memorial Day weekend release strategy of the last two "Indiana Jones" movies while mirroring the last two "Star Wars" movies and "The Matrix Reloaded" with its Thursday launch. Also set to be released during the same weekend will be Warner Bros.' "Speed Racer."

Jeff Bridges Backing Up "Iron Man"

February 06, 2007 08:26:06 GMT

Iron Man picture
A superhero flick filled with Academy Award-recognized stars, that's "Iron Man." Following the inclusion of Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, and Gwyneth Paltrow, the project has satisfyingly signed another Oscar-nominated actor Jeff Bridges to the cast lineup, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Here Bridges will play a close business associate of Iron Man's alter ego Tony Stark, played by Downey, who also plays a major role in shaping the younger man's life. Meanwhile, Howard has already been billed as Jim Rhodes, a pilot and friend of Stark, and Paltrow as Stark's personal secretary Virginia "Pepper" Potts.

All "Bloom" Well for Adrian Brody and Rinko Kikuchi

February 06, 2007 07:47:01 GMT

Brothers Bloom, The picture
Making up a solid cast of Oscar-recognized talents, Rian Johnson has successfully added both Adrien Brody and Rinko Kikuchi to the cast of his directing vehicle "The Brothers Bloom", The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Joining Rachel Weisz in the list, Brody will portray the younger one of the title characters who falls for a mysterious millionaire played by Weisz. Meanwhile, Kikuchi, fresh from her performance in "Babel", will become the brothers' sexy and secretive accomplice.

Ben Stiller to Brighten Up "The Hardy Men" Days

February 06, 2007 07:08:53 GMT

Looking forward to once again work under Shawn Levy after "Night at the Museum", Ben Stiller is making negotiations with Tom Cruise to have a starring slot in the filmmaker and megastar's new project "The Hardy Men", TMZ.com has revealed.

An updated version of popular detective/adventure book series "The Hardy Boys", the flick is said to see the boys as adults instead yet are still up to their old tricks once more. No exact production date set for the flick up to this time, but filming is expected to begin in October this year under the 20th Century Fox banner.

Tobin Bell Up for "Boogeyman 2"

February 06, 2007 05:14:51 GMT

Boogeyman 2 picture
Already become a household name in horror genre, thanks to the "Saw" movies, Tobin Bell has been picked up to play a lead role in Ghost House Pictures' "Boogeyman 2", Fangoria has reported.

A sequel to the 2005 movie "Boogeyman", the project has also included names like Danielle Savre, David Gallagher, Mae Whitman, Matthew Cohen, and Chrissy Griffith in the cast. Filming is currently under way in Los Angeles to meet a 2008 release.

Justin Timberlake to Be "The Graduate"

February 06, 2007 04:44:16 GMT

Seems acting offers are still rolling well for Justin Timberlake. After nabbing a role in "True Players", the pop singer now is reported by Sky News to engage in talks for a starring role "The Graduate", a remake of the 1967 picture of the same title.

If everything goes smooth, Timberlake will likely be billed to portray young college graduate Benjamin Braddock, made famous by Dustin Hoffman in the original version. Along with him, Demi Moore is also said to be in negotiations to play the licentious Mrs. Robinson.

Shawn Levy Takes Grip on "The Flash"

February 06, 2007 03:50:38 GMT

Need not worry on the continuity of "The Flash", folks for Warner Bros. Pictures has quickly tapped someone else to replace writer/director David Goyer following the man's recent departure from the project after being involved in for about two years.

The lucky man turns out to be Shawn Levy, whose latest directorial work "Night at the Museum" has successfully collected $225 million domestically so far. Said to aim for a lighter version in making the movie, Levy will oversee the writing of the new draft with a possibility to use Goyer's script in the development process.

Peter Webber Gets Entangled with "Barbarella"

February 06, 2007 03:38:14 GMT

What a quick move that has been made to "Barbarella." Just days after producer Dino De Laurentiis' announcement of the flick, Peter Webber is reported to have signed on to helm the project, a new version of the 1968 flick featuring Jane Fonda in the title role.

Described by De Laurentiis as "Female James Bond -- in outer space", the picture is intended to be "a completely new 'Barbarella'" which will have "love, sex, adventure" as the heroine commences her journey. Filming will be carried out later this year at Morocco's CLA studios.

"Prince Caspian" Identity Revealed

February 06, 2007 03:13:56 GMT

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The picture
After remaining as a mystery for some time, Disney has finally unveiled the identity of the mysterious actor to play the titular role in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian", and it turns out to be English hunk Ben Barnes, known for his role as Dakin in the National Theatre's revival of the Tony award-winning play "The History Boys."

"Ben is a very accomplished young man, he's been getting a lot of good reviews lately for a play that he has on the West End," director Andrew Adamson commented. "He came to us very late in the game and he just blew us away. He's going to be a great addition to the cast. I think he'll really fit in well with the other kids."
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