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The Pang Brothers to Get Involved in the Darkness

December 02, 2005 03:07:22 GMT

For the Pang brothers, Danny Pang and Oxide Pang, "The Darkness" isn't frightening. Instead, it sounds challenging for them that they've agreed to direct the upcoming drama mystery for Platinum Studios and Blue Star Pictures.

The story of the flick centers on a Mafia hit man who discovers he is heir to a supernatural, dangerous force. List of the cast, shooting date, and other details have yet mentioned.

The Tattooed Map to be Adapted by Jim Henson Co.

December 02, 2005 02:53:55 GMT

Variety reported that The Jim Henson Co. has appointed Yuri Zeltser and Cary Bickley to adapt Barbara Hodgson suspense novel "The Tattooed Map." Both writers will for sure work alongside the company principal Lisa Henson, who produced the film with Janet Yang.

As of the story, "The Tattooed Map" tells about a couple's relationship that is tested when they are overseas and a mysterious, tattooed map appears on the woman's body. It leads to a discovery of secrets from each other's past.

Liberty Finds the Right Director

December 01, 2005 09:36:08 GMT

The upcoming action flick "Liberty" finally finds the man, the right person to be on the director seat. And they come to the cinematographer-turned-director Ericson Core who has already inked the deal.

Wrote the script is LivePlanet's Sean Bailey with Andrew Marlowe did a rewrite. Bailey also is producing with Chris Moore, while Jason Reed is overseeing for Touchstone.

More '88 Minutes' Cast

December 01, 2005 09:19:19 GMT

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One more movie star joining the already existed cast of drama thriller "88 Minutes." It's Amy Brenneman. The actress will star in the Jon Avnet direction alongside the likes of Al Pacino, Leelee Sobieski, Neal McDonough and Benjamin McKenzie.

"88 Minutes," which is now shooting in Vancouver, tells the story of a college professor who, while moonlighting as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat telling him that he has only 88 minutes to live. In narrowing down possible suspects, he frantically seeks to communicate with a problem student, an ex-girlfriend, and a serial killer on death row.

Van Wilder 2 on Work

December 01, 2005 09:02:07 GMT

The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Bauer Martinez Distribution has acquired the North American distribution rights to "Van Wilder 2," the sequel to the 2002's "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Set to direct the comedy genre is Mort Nathan, while Kal Penn, Lauren Cohan, and Holly Davidson are about to star in.

"Van Wilder 2" reportedly is being produced by Tapestry Films. The story will shift over to Penn's character Taj, Van Wilder's sidekick and protege from the first film, as he arrives at Oxford University to show the stuffy Brits how to party. Shooting will take place in Romania.

Tony Shalhoub & Patricia Clarkson Go on Blind Date

December 01, 2005 03:56:31 GMT

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Tony Shalhoub and Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson reportedly will go on "Blind Date," not in the real life but in an upcoming drama romance flick. The Stanley Tucci direction actually is a remake of the late Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh's film of the same title.

Notwithstanding with the title, the story of the film tells about a married couple who very tragically lost their child in a car accident. Since the child's death they've been unable to spend time together, and they can't not be together, so they sort of meet on blind dates and role-play as strangers.

Gold Circle Films Haunting Connecticut

November 30, 2005 09:32:57 GMT

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Gold Circle Films has added one more project to its pocket. A drama mystery entitled "A Haunting in Connecticut," which the studio head Paul Brooks and Andrew Trapani of Integrated Films & Management will produce along with Wendy Rhoads.

From screenwriters Tim Metcalfe and Adam Simon, the film will revolve the true story of a family forced to relocate near a clinic where their teenage son was being treated for cancer. The family begins experiencing violent, supernatural events that the parents first blame on stress from the illness, but they later discover that their new home is a former mortuary with a dark past.

Church Helps Mr. Blandings Build His Dream House

November 30, 2005 08:20:40 GMT

Mr. Blandings is about to build his dream house. There comes kindhearted actor Thomas Haden Church in hand to help him. The actor has agreed to take the role of the contractor who takes on the challenge of renovating his house.

Tentatively titled "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," the Steve Carr direction actually is a remake of the classic 1948 comedy based on a script written by Hank Nelkin. The flick, which is scheduled to begin in May in upstate New York, will star Ice Cube as the title's role Mr. Blandings.

Stuart Townsend Joining 'Chaos Theory' Cast

November 30, 2005 07:57:28 GMT

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The already on-board cast of the forthcoming "Chaos Theory" will gladly welcome newcomer Stuart Townsend. The actor has just signed on to star in the drama comedy romance alongside Ryan Reynolds and Emily Mortimer.

The Warner Independent Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment's project will have Marcos Siega to direct and Fred and Erica Westheimer's Lone Star Film Group to finance.

Dimension Films Win Youth in Revolt

November 30, 2005 07:27:44 GMT

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Per Variety, Dimension Films is reported to have acquired the rights for the upcoming comedy drama romance "Youth in Revolt" from Shangri-La Entertainment. Thus, the head of the film studio Bob Weinstein plans to put the film into production next year.

Based on the novel by C.D. Payne and a script by Gustin Nash, the story of the flick centers on the coming-of-age tale of a 16-year-old who keeps a journal of his dogged quest to lose his virginity. Cast to star in as yet come to the surface.

Low-Budget Films Up for Independent Spirit Award

November 30, 2005 02:05:11 GMT

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The Independent Spirit Awards, the American art-house world's version of the Oscars, already reaches its 21st year. The event, which honors low-budget films based on such criteria as original, provocative subject matter and degree of independent financing, will announce its winners March 4 next year, the day before the Academy Awards.

Contenders for the award were announced Tuesday. Among them was the low-budget drama about a family torn apart by divorce "The Squid and the Whale." Led the nomination with six all at once, the flick obviously ahead of higher-profile entries, including "Capote" and "Good Night, and Good Luck" with four each.

The 2006 Sundance Film Festival Entries

November 29, 2005 09:19:40 GMT

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The time has come and coming next during this film award season is the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Due to such fact, the festival organizers has on Monday announced 64 films that will play at the Park City, Utah, festival that run January 19-29. The festival, founded and backed by actor Robert Redford, named 16 American dramas and 16 documentaries into a competition that spotlights directors, writers and actors working outside Hollywood.

Besides, it also made 16 feature films and documentaries eligible for awards in special foreign film categories. As of the films competing Dramas include "Forgiven," "Half Nelson," "SherryBaby," "Hawk Is Dying," "Wristcutters: A Love Story," "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," and "Come Early Morning." Up for the top US Documentary prize among others are "Crossing Arizona," "Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends," "Iraq in Fragments," "American Blackout," and "An Unreasonable Man."

Jim Caviezel Experiences Deja Vu

November 29, 2005 07:58:57 GMT

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"Deja Vu." For some people such feeling is considered as annoying, while for some others it's very helpful. So it depends. As for Jim Caviezel, experiencing Deja Vu is just great as he's in talks to star in the upcoming action adventure drama.

Making the film for Touchstone Pictures are director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Meanwhile, Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilli wrote the script, and Chad Oman is executive producing with Mike Stenson and Ted Elliott.

Carrey & Burton Work on "Believe It or Not!"

November 29, 2005 06:31:13 GMT

Believe it or not? Jim Carrey will in the near future team up with Tim Burton to work on the upcoming action adventure "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" which is based on the exploits of Robert Ripley, the explorer and newspaper columnist who created "Ripley's Believe It or Not."

While Carrey is set to star in, Burton is in hand to direct the flick for Paramount Pictures. And as the studio expects to begin the film production in London in October for a late 2007 release, Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander are both responsible to write the script.

SCI Works on the 3rd Tomb Raider

November 29, 2005 02:06:33 GMT

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In the wake of many new film productions, SCI, the video game company that owns Lara Croft along with her "Tomb Raider" franchise, immediately announced that they're considering to make the 3rd installment of Tomb Raider. The franchise reportedly is in talks with Paramount Pictures over licensing the property for a third movie.

Moreover, rumors on the street also mentioned that sexy actress Angelina Jolie has shown her interest to reprise her role starring as Lara Croft. To your notice, the movie star previously also played the main role in the first and second movie, tentatively titled "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." Yet, to make sure the precise report we better wait further information.
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