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Details on "Resident Evil: Exctinction"

March 09, 2006 05:55:06 GMT

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Cast of the "Resident Evil: Apocalypse", including Oded Fehr, Mike Epps and Iain Glen, will all reprise their role for Screen Gems' next installment, "Resident Evil: Extinction." As of Fehr he is set to play Carlos Olivera, while Glen stars as Isaacs and Epps plays L.J.

Milla Jovovich also is back, reprising her role as Alice and she's running with a new pack of humans, leading a caravan that's cutting through the Nevada desert on a long trek to Alaska. Hunted by the minions of the perpetually scheming Dr. Isaacs, Alice has zombies hungry for her flesh and lab rats hungry for her blood -- while Alice herself is hungry for only one thing: revenge.

Isla Fisher Tries to "Lookout" A New Role

March 09, 2006 04:48:17 GMT

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Became a breakout star soon after her performance in last year's "Wedding Crashers," Hollywood actress Isla Fisher has joined the cast of the upcoming drama thriller entitled "The Lookout." Set to direct the film is Scott Frank, who wrote the script as well.

The film revolves around a mentally impaired former athlete who works as a janitor at a bank and gets sucked into a heist. Other cast on board are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carla Gugino, and Matthew Goode. Shooting is slated to begin in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at month's end.

Simon Baker Involves in "Sex and Death 101"

March 08, 2006 09:33:23 GMT

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What's new for moviegoers is Dan Waters' dark comedy entitled "Sex and Death 101" which Simon Baker will star in.

While Cary Brokaw's Avenue Pictures and Sandbar Pictures are producing, Waters is directing as well. Shooting is slated to begin May later this year in Vancouver.

Jack Black to Star in Baumbach's Untitled Film

March 08, 2006 09:13:36 GMT

Jack Black is getting his another film project, for which he would star alongside Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It's Noah Baumbach's untitled film for John Lesher's Paramount Classics which Scott Rudin about to produce.

Shooting on the film is scheduled to begin April 2 on Long Island. As of Black, he is slated to portray the husband of a young woman who is visited at her upstate home by her sister and 12-year-old nephew.

Actors Sign on to Join the Cast of "Stardust"

March 08, 2006 07:33:43 GMT

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There are at least three more actors joining the cast of "Stardust." They among others are Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Claire Danes. The trio has signed on to star in the upcoming drama fantasy movie, which is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel.

The story is centered on a young man who promises his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm, where he has to contend with witches, goblins, gnomes, talking animals and evil trees. Other actors already on board are Charlie Cox and Sienna Miller.

Richard Regen Accepts "Panic" Proposal

March 08, 2006 04:26:34 GMT

Screenwriter Richard Regen has decided to accept the Weinstein Company's Harvey Weinstein's proposal to adapt the Jeff Abbott novel "Panic." The studio also has set Richard Shepard to direct.

"We have a very stylish 1970s-type paranoid action thriller on our hands," Shepard said while adding "It's exactly the type of studio movie I want to be doing aside from my own material: something that's smart and visually inventive."

Matt Johnson Hired for "Baja 1000" Project

March 08, 2006 04:09:01 GMT

Matt Johnson has been hired by Spyglass Entertainment to write "Baja 1000" film project. Of action-adventure genre, the movie is set against the backdrop of the annual Baja 1000 off-road race.

As of the story, "Baja 1000" centers on a mechanic from Southern California who heals a rift with his father and simultaneously realizes his dream of racing the Baja 1000.

Hoffman Lands New Role in the "Savages"

March 08, 2006 02:08:24 GMT

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Has just won an Oscar apparently doesn't make Philip Seymour Hoffman easily feels satisfied, in fact he keeps moving on honing his acting talent more and more. Thus, the actor reportedly has signed on to star in the upcoming comedy drama "The Savages", joining the already on board cast Laura Linney.

The Fox Searchlight film is written by Tamara Jenkins, who will direct as well. The film revolves around a pair of adult siblings (Hoffman, Linney) who are obliged to care for their estranged and ailing elderly father who never took care of them. As they do, they confront the legacy of their upbringing and the realities of familial responsibility.

Paramount Acquired "The Year of Yes"

March 07, 2006 07:59:55 GMT

It really is "The Year of Yes" for Paramount Pictures as the studio has acquired feature film rights to Maria Dahvana Headley's novel tentatively titled "The Year of Yes: A Memoir."

The memoir follows the Idaho-born Headley who grew weary of making the dating rounds in Manhattan. Once thought that she was being too critical, she then improved her depressing dating life and decided to say yes to every man who asked her out.

The "Future King" Is Acquired by Universal Pics

March 07, 2006 07:38:14 GMT

Do you know what's coming? It's the comedy "Once and Future King". Universal Pictures has acquired the movie, which is about to be written by Scott Marshall Smith, and so is ready to start working on the project.

"Once and Future King" concerns the tumult felt in the British royal family after it's discovered that an Australian farmer is the rightful king of England. It is inspired by the true story of Mike Hastings, who now bears the title of the 14th Earl of Loudoun.

"Used Guys" Will Start Film Production

March 07, 2006 05:55:25 GMT

The "Used Guys" will be busier in the coming days as the film will start its production in June later this year in New Mexico.

Announced the Twentieth Century Fox film project was Jay Roach who has been tapped to direct the $75 million budgeted comedy.

New Line Cinema Acquired Horror Pitch "Pan"

March 07, 2006 03:27:26 GMT

New Line Cinema is reported to have acquired "Pan". It is a horror movie written by Ben Magid and is about to be produced by Brooklyn Weaver's Energy Entertainment production company.

The story of "Pan" actually is a backward take on J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" with supernatural elements in which the Pan character's a villain tracked by police captain named Hook.

Box Office's Top 10 Final Figures

March 06, 2006 09:22:50 GMT

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It is the second week in a row that "Madea's Family Reunion" stays at the 1st position in the North America box office. Taking in $13 million in ticket sales, the drama comedy genre bringing its gross to $48 million. Debuted at 2nd position is "16 Blocks," which raked in $11.7 million.

Disney's adventure movie "Eight Below" is at No. 3 with $10.3 million, ahead of "Ultraviolet" at No. 4 with $9 million. "Aquamarine," a mermaid fantasy targeted at young girls, opens at No. 5 with $7.5 million, while the remake of "The Pink Panther" downs to 6th place with just $7.5 million.

Movies Seized the 78th Oscar

March 06, 2006 06:53:56 GMT

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"Crash", the drama mystery film centers on the race relations that has captivated Hollywood, is proven good and even more a worth to be seen one. The film has on Sunday March 5th, 2006 during the 78th annual Academy Awards seized the Best Film honor over the heavy weight nominees, which include "Brokeback Mountain", "Capote", "Good Night, and Good Luck", and "Munich".

Despite such fact, the heavily favored gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" still is a big winner at the event. Being nominated for four categories, including that for Cinematography and Achievement in Directing, the movie wins three which are Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Music. "I just had to do it. It told me so much about what love is about," Lee revealed on why he wanted to direct "Brokeback Mountain."

Some Movies Score at the 78th Academy Awards

March 06, 2006 05:42:54 GMT

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Is one among the three nominees vie for Animated Feature Oscar, "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" beats off the strong contenders "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Corpse Bride" to bring home the prestigious award.

Meanwhile, "Memoirs of a Geisha" which is up for six nominations all at once only wins three mainly for Achievement In Costume Design, Cinematography, and Art Direction. The giant ape "King Kong" in chain wins three from the four categories it is nominated, they are Achievement In Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.
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