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A Bit About the "Prey"

April 20, 2006 09:51:14 GMT

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With Laurence Fishburne attached to topline and James Marsh set to direct, thriller "Prey" is ready to start shooting in the fall.

Based on Jerrold Brown's script, the flick follows a man who sets out on a solo hunting expedition in the middle of winter and severely injures his leg. He is rescued by a mysterious trapper with secretly sinister intentions.

Walt Disney Acquires "Jack of All Trades"

April 20, 2006 09:01:49 GMT

What's new is that Walt Disney Pictures has acquired the rights to turn Alan Freedland and Alan R. Cohen's pitch, tentatively titled "Jack of All Trades", into big screen production.

The studio, furthermore, has set the film project for Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot to produce.

More on the Cast of "Gone, Baby, Gone"

April 20, 2006 08:47:21 GMT

Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan will be joined by new cast, which happens to be Ed Harris, to star in the upcoming "Gone, Baby, Gone". It is a drama mystery flick, which is about to be directed by Ben Affleck.

Based on an adaptation of Dennis Lehane novel of the same title, "Gone, Baby Gone" is a story about a two detectives in search of a 4-year-old girl that has been kidnapped in Boston's underworld.

WWE & Lionsgate Reach Deal Over "The Condemned"

April 20, 2006 08:20:38 GMT

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"The Condemned" will soon come up on cinema as World Wrestling Entertainment and Lionsgate have reached a deal over its production. And so, the studio is about to start shooting the flick May 15 in Australia.

Of drama genre, "The Condemned" will star Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones, with Scott Wiper in hand directing. Per Variety, Austin is set to play a man on death row in a corrupt Central American prison. He's "purchased" by a wealthy TV producer, who pits him and nine other condemned men in a battle to the death.

Filming Has Begun on "Next"

April 20, 2006 06:29:12 GMT

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The Lee Tamahori's science fiction action thriller direction entitled "Next" has begun filming in Los Angeles. The flick is slated for a 2007 domestic release.

"Next", stars Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Biel, tells the story of a man who can see into the future and change it any way that he wants. As he tries to avoid capture by a government organization, he must win the love of a woman who he learns will be the mother of his child.

Musical Mamma Mia! Is Heading to the Big Screen

April 20, 2006 03:58:05 GMT

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"Mamma Mia!", the musical inspired by ABBA disco-pop hits, is heading for the big screen. Getting involved in the highly anticipated project is Tom Hanks who, through his production company Playtone, has inked a deal with Littlestar Services Limited, the company run by the hit show's producer, Judy Craymer, and ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

All of the persons are now in discussion over the project with Universal Pictures to finance and distribute. In the meantime, Judy has been slated to produce alongside Gary Goetzman, and Catherine Johnson is penning the screenplay. Details on "Mamma Mia!" are being kept under wrap, but it is said that the flick is expected to be released in late 2007.

It Is All About "Me, Me, Me"

April 19, 2006 08:51:00 GMT

New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to turn Johnny Rosenthal's script "Me, Me, Me" into big screen production.

The studio, moreover, also has tapped Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty to produce the flick through their 21 Laps Entertainment.

Warner Bros. Acquired Film Rights to "Larklight"

April 19, 2006 08:37:33 GMT

Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to "Larklight". And soon as the studio does so, it has set the film project for Denise Di Novi to produce.

"Larklight" is an adventure fantasy movie based on British author Philip Reeve's script. It actually is the first in a Victorian-era space adventure trilogy in which a brother and sister team with a band of renegade space pirates to save the world from destruction at the hands of a madman.

A Little 'Tenderness' for Russell Crowe

April 19, 2006 04:47:28 GMT

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Aussie actor Russell Crowe has signed on to star in director John Polson's indie thriller "Tenderness". He is said to shoot the project in May.

"Tenderness" was adapted by screenwriter Emil Stern from the novel by Robert Cormier. It follows a violent teenager, Eric, whose life intertwines with Lori, a 16-year-old runaway who can't resist his charm.

Cornish Signed on to Play the Lead in "Stop-Loss"

April 19, 2006 02:56:24 GMT

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Aussie actress Abbie Cornish has inked a deal to star as the lead role in Paramount Pictures' upcoming project "Stop-Loss".

From Kimberly Peirce's direction, the film is of drama action genre which story centers on a soldier who returns home from Iraq to Texas and is called to duty again through the military's "stop-loss" procedure. The soldier then refuses to return to battle.

"Superman Returns: The Videogame" Soon to Come

April 19, 2006 02:11:39 GMT

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The game adapted from the highly anticipated "Superman Returns" is completed and will soon hit the stores. The game, tentatively titled "Superman Returns: The Videogame", will be released on June 26, just four days before the movie hit worldwide theaters.

Tying the two projects, the flick and the game, there are some similarities between them. Two most obvious are the voice and likeness of the star. Fill in the voice on the game are the film cast, including Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Parker Posey and Sam Huntington.

Renee Zellweger to Solve "Case 39"

April 18, 2006 09:51:58 GMT

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One more duty added to Renee Zellweger's has-to-do list that is solving "Case 39". The actress has inked a deal to star in the upcoming horror thriller flick, playing a social worker who saves an abused 10-year-old girl from her parents only to discover that things are not as they appear.

While the Paramount Pictures project is still looking for a director, shooting has been scheduled for July 31 in Vancouver. Keep it here for details on the movie, including its director and other additional cast.

Katherine Heigl Joining "Knocked Up" Cast


April 18, 2006 09:39:19 GMT

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One more actress gets "Knocked Up". It's Katherine Heigl who has signed on to join the already on board cast, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann, on the Judd Apatow's direction.

The "Grey's Anatomy" star takes the role turned down by Anne Hathaway because of creative reasons. "Knocked Up" is a comedy romance flick which story follows a twenty something guy (Seth) who finds out he impregnated his one night stand.

Touchstone Pictures Has Pushed Back "Apocalypto"

April 18, 2006 04:10:27 GMT

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Mel Gibson's Mayan epic "Apocalypto" which actually is slated to hit worldwide theaters on August 4th, 2006 has to reluctantly been pushed to December 8, so Touchstone Pictures announced.

Detailing on the reason behind, a spokesperson for the studio said that the production had fallen behind because of heavy rains in Mexico, where Gibson is shooting the film.

Guillory Back in Action in the 3rd "Resident Evil"

April 17, 2006 08:10:38 GMT

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Sienna Guillory has yet considered a break in her acting career. The actress is reported to reprise her role of Jill Valentine in the highly anticipated "Resident Evil: Extinction". The third installment of the "Resident Evil" franchise revolves around the continuing battle against the evil Umbrella by Alice and her allies.

While Milla Jovovich has confirmed her coming back for the action horror flick, Oded Fehr, Mike Epps and Iain Glen are also planning to make a comeback. Meanwhile, Russell Mulcahy is directing.
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