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Marc Webb Takes "Summer" Vacation


April 27, 2007 09:49:16 GMT

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Finally encounters his full-length feature directorial debut, MV director Marc Webb has signed on to helm a rom-com flick titled "500 Days of Summer" at Fox Searchlight's pit.

"It's about a guy who falls in love with a girl who doesn't believe in love," remarked Webb, who has directed music videos for a number of high- profile bands such as AFI, Weezer, The All-American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance.

Nicole Kidman Becomes a "Millionaire"

April 27, 2007 09:32:19 GMT

Steadily running her Blossom Films, Nicole Kidman is about to produce a comedy feature entitled "How to Marry a Millionaire" which she may also star in, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Set to be developed for the 20th Century Fox to release, the project is actually a remake of Technicolor's classic movie of the same name which centered on three models who use their charm and good looks to lure rich men. Plot details for the update are being kept under wraps, but it is described as a complete overhaul of the original story.

Karey Kirkpatrick Sails to "NowhereLand"

April 27, 2007 08:55:56 GMT

Securing his second directorial effort after "Over the Hedge", Karey Kirkpatrick has come onboard to direct comedy flick "NowhereLand" which Paramount Pictures is developing under its banner.

Toplining by Eddie Murphy, the picture concerns on a successful financial executive who finds his career going down the drain and discovers the answers to his problems within his daughter's imaginary world.

The 2007 PRISM Awards Picked Best Movies

April 27, 2007 08:39:53 GMT

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Giving special attention on films presenting accurate depictions of drug, alcohol and tobacco use as well as addiction and mental health issues, Entertainment Industries Council selected on Tuesday, April 24 three big screen titles as the winners of its 2007 PRISM Awards.

For Feature Film -- Wide Release category, the organization ultimately cast its choice on "Thank You for Smoking" while naming "Sherrybaby" and "Shelf Life" Best Feature Film -- Limited Release and Film Festival, respectively.

Kirsten Dunst to Make Directorial Debut

April 27, 2007 07:51:30 GMT

Get ready to unravel the hidden talent of Kirsten Dunst, folks, as the actress is going to make a venture into another side of show business besides acting.

SCI-FI Wire has come up with a surprising report stating that the "Spider-Man" series star is about to have her directorial debut in a short feature which will be a part of Glamour magazine's "Reel Moments" series. Also writing the project, Dunst is expected to begin filming it in August this year.

No Link Between Kate Beckinsale and "Barbarella"

April 27, 2007 07:10:06 GMT

Despite the heavy words floating around about her possibility to fill in the lead role in "Barbarella", Kate Beckinsale turned out to be unaware of her being reported so by Britain's Daily Express last week.

Finally gave response to the publication after learning about it, the "Underworld" star has laughed off the tidbit and assured IGN that no one has even approached her for any talks to take the part.

David S. Goyer Is "Magneto" Director!

April 27, 2007 06:21:43 GMT

After drifting around for more than two years, "Magneto" at last has come to its new phase. Variety has brought in great news stating that the project has already found its director in David S. Goyer, the man behind the writings of all three "Blade" films, "Batman Begins" and its sequel "The Dark Knight."

A spin-off to the "X-Men" franchise, the project is said to follow the titular character as he comes to grips with his mutant ability then improving it to hurt down the Nazi war criminals that tortured him. It is his lust for vengeance that ultimately turns him and his best friend Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X, into enemies.

$5 Million Spend for a "Legend" Scene


April 27, 2007 04:56:17 GMT

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Sure it's a common thing to hear a film feature made with a handful of $5 million, but to learn about a scene costing the same number undeniably is an uncommon one to accept, and that probably can only be found in Warner Bros. Pictures' action horror flick "I Am Legend."

Reports said that filmmakers of the movie have spent a minimum cost of the amount to shoot one scene depicting a massive evacuation from the spreading vampire-zombie plague on New York City's Brooklyn Bridge. Dubbed "the most expensive scene ever shot in New York", the sequence was filmed over the course of six nights in January, involving no less than a crew of 250, the assistance of 14 government agencies, and a cast of 1,000 extras, including 160 members of the National Guard.

"Un-Dead" Cast and Director Found?

April 27, 2007 03:13:19 GMT

It's been quite a long time since "The Un-Dead" was announced to be the next project of Atchity Entertainment and now, words are circulating that director and cast for the horror flick have already been found.

Source to Blackfilm revealed that Newark-born filmmaker Ernest Dickerson has been appointed to fill in the helmer's seat with Javier Bardem, Monica Bellucci, and John Hurt negotiating to star in. The site further reported that the three are aiming to land the role of Dracula, Lucy, and Professor Van Helsing, respectively.

Jim Sheridan to Unite the "Brothers"

April 26, 2007 08:59:17 GMT

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Set to get himself attached to another big screen project, Jim Sheridan is reportedly involved in talks to direct wartime drama "Brothers", which will be an Americanized version of Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's 2004 effort.

Already hired David Benioff to pen the script, the project is said to tell the story of two brothers, one an officer in the Army and the other an ex-convict, whose lives are irrevocably changed as one tries to cope with the scars of war while his troubled younger brother becomes increasingly drawn to his sister-in-law.

Jenny McCarthy Gets Full "Protection"

April 26, 2007 08:24:13 GMT

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Jumping into the same path Larry the Cable Guy recently took, Jenny McCarthy has come onboard to nab starring role in "Witless Protection", a comedy flick that Parallel Entertainment Pictures is financing for Lionsgate to distribute.

Also being lined up with other names such as Eric Roberts, Peter Stormare, and Joe Mantegna, the beauty will portray the girlfriend of Larry's character. Filming is slated to start May 21 this year in and around Chicago with TV director Charles Carner helming from the script he himself wrote and Parallel's J.P. Williams also Alan Blomquist serve as producers.

Queen Latifah Draws "All" Attention

April 26, 2007 07:54:50 GMT

Still willing to bring some laughs to cinemas, Queen Latifah has given positive sign to topline "All of Me", a remake of the 1984 body-switching comedy which New Line Cinema is set to develop at its pit, The Hollywood Reported has learned.

The original flick, starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin, presented a story about a dying spoiled heiress whose soul flies into the body of a successful male lawyer. She, however, only gain controls on the right side of his body while he the left, causing friction and comedy.

"Bryan" Filmmakers Receive Threat

April 26, 2007 07:05:33 GMT

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Boldly bringing up the true story of horrifying tragedy involving a cult that occurred in Arizona back in 1993, filmmakers of "Bryan Loves You" is facing a threat from a group purporting to have connections to the actual cult portrayed in the movie.

Calling themselves "The Right Phoenix", the group sent a typed letter to Landau Motion Pictures' L.A. address, accusing that the story presented in the picture is "a direct assault" on them and demanding the studio to cease any progress on the project.

Eric Roberts Rides with "The Dark Knight"

April 26, 2007 06:09:16 GMT

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Nabbing what looks like to be a villainous role, Eric Roberts has signed on to play a Mafia kingpin in the highly-anticipated "The Dark Knight" and will join the production June this year, LA Daily News has revealed.

Roberts, nominated for an Oscar back in 1985 for his performance in "Runaway Train", has been rather busy lately in maintaining his career, already taking no less than seven big screen projects while making appearance on NBC's hit series "Heroes" as Thompson, an associate of Mr. "Horn-Rimmed Glasses" Bennet.

Helmers Tapped for Baldwin's Films

April 26, 2007 04:52:14 GMT

Four well-known names in directing field this time are carrying out the same banner for sure. Variety has brought in news reporting that Chuck Russell, Deepa Mehta, Joel Schumacher, and Peter Cattaneo have all been picked up by Baldwin Entertainment Group to each work on a film for the studio.

Russell will take helming duties on "Mandrake", an action adventure based on the Hearts comic while Mehta is set to direct an eco drama simply entitled "Luna." Schumacher, in the meantime, will make action flick "1:30 Train" with Cattaneo directing a rom-com movie called "Indiscretion."
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