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Hot off his successful directing stint on "Casino Royale," Martin Campbell will helm the movie "36."
"The 39 Clues"
DreamWorks Studios announced they've picked up the film rights to Scholastic Media's "The 39 Clues." Steven Spielberg may direct the movie with Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media, set to produce.
More on "The 39 Clues"
DreamWorks picked up the film rights to Scholastic Media's "The 39 Clues" in June and now they've found a writer to bring it to life on the screen.
"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo"
McG will direct the family movie "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo" for Disney.
Abraham Lincoln Biopic
Director Steven Spielberg is preparing to make his long-awaited Abraham Lincoln biopic, with rumors floating around that Liam Neeson will play Lincoln.
Ashley Greene (Twilight's 'Alice'), Sebastian Stan (Gossip Girl), and Tom Felton (best known as 'Draco Malfoy' in the Harry Potter series) have started work on the "The Apparition."
"Army of the Dead"
Matthijs van Heijningen will direct the action horror movie "Army of the Dead" based on a story by Zack Snyder.
DreamWorks Studios announced it has picked up film rights to Platinum Studios Inc.’s comic book "Atlantis Rising." The five-part mini series was created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, with part five set to hit stores later this month, and features the emergence of an underground civilization at war with Earth.
Lionsgate has acquired the film rights to "Atlas Shrugged," with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt rumored to be interested in starring in the film.
"August: Osage County"
The Weinstein Company has snatched up the rights to make a movie based on the 5-time Tony Award-winning play "August: Osage County."
"The Bad Seed"
Writer/director Eli Roth is set to direct "The Bad Seed" remake for Warner Bros.
"Battle of the Network Stars"
The TV series "Battle of the Network Stars" is going to be made into movie. Yes, a movie based on "Battle of the Network Stars."
Director Keith Gordon talks about financing his upcoming movie "Billy Dead," through a public offering of stock.
"The Birds" and "Friday the 13th" Remakes
Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form talk about "The Birds" and "Friday the 13th" movies.
"The Boston Stranglers"
Brian De Palma has committed to directing "The Boston Stranglers" based on the book by Susan Kelly. The story examines Henry DeSalvo's confession and the possibility more than one person was the Boston Strangler.
Anna Kendrick will star in the untitled cancer film with James McAvoy and Seth Rogen. Good for Anna Kendrick.
Director Eli Roth discusses signing on to direct "Cell."
"That 70s Show" star Wilmer Valderrama is set to star in the movie version of "CHiPs," the classic TV series about California Highway Patrol officers.
Steven Spielberg has picked up the rights to "Chocky," a novel by John Wyndham, and may direct the sci-fi movie.
Brian Grazer will produce and Ron Howard may direct a remake of the 1970 sci-fi film "Colossus: The Forbin Project". The original was directed by Joseph Sargent and starred Eric Braeden, George Stanford Brown, and Susan Clark.
Sharon Stone stars as a wealthy woman in her 40s who can't resist the charms of younger guys. In the film, Stone falls for a 27 year-old who needs her help getting his business started.
Warner Bros is going to remake the movie "Creepshow," the 1982 horror film from writer Stephen King and director George A Romero.
DreamWorks and Aardman team up for the movie "Crood Awakening," written by John Cleese and Kirk DeMicco.
More on "Dallas"
Robert Luketic dropped out of the "Dallas" movie and may be replaced by "Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha.
Paradox Entertainment is reviving "Buck Rogers" and has set Paul W.S. Anderson to direct. And, as with almost every movie being announced this year, this Buck Rogers adventure will be in 3D.
Sam Mendes will direct "Bond 23" so says The Hollywood Reporter. THR broke the news Mendes is negotiations to helm "Bond 23" (can't wait to see what they ultimately wind up calling the 23rd film of the series).
David Chase and Paramount Team Up on a Feature Film
Multi-Emmy Award winning writer and producer David Chase will be stepping behind the camera to direct his first feature film at Paramount Pictures.
Director James Cameron is set to direct the movie "The Dive," based on the true story of divers Francisco Pipin Ferreras and Audrey Mestre.
"Dracula Year Zero"
Universal Pictures has tapped Alex Proyas to direct "Dracula Year Zero," an origin story about Vlad the Impaler.
"Eloise in Paris"
HandMade Films announced they're found the star of their upcoming "Eloise in Paris" live-action movie. 9-year-old Australian Jordana Beatty has nabbed the lead role of Eloise in the feature film to be directed by Charles Shyer from a screenplay he adapted with his daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer and Larry Spencer.
"The Emperor's Children"
Ron Howard is set to direct "The Emperor's Children" for Universal Pictures based upon Claire Messud's novel.
Set on a eucalyptus plantation in Australia, a father is holding a bizarre contest for gentlemen interested in wedding his gorgeous daughter. In order to win his daughter's hand in marriage, the suitor must correctly name every species of gum trees on the estate.
Roland Emmerich is set to direct "Fantastic Voyage" for 20th Century Fox.
Eddie Murphy will star in the movie "Fantasy Island," based on the long-running TV series.
"Father Knows Less"
Director Shawn Levy will be in charge of the comedy movie "Father Knows Less," for New Line Cinema.
Gale Ann Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures and Platinum Studios Partner are teaming up for a "Final Orbit" movie, based on the comic book.
"Gears of War"
New Line Cinema and Epic Games are teaming up on a "Gears of War" movie, based on the bestselling video game.
"The Gilmores of Beverly Hills"
Chris Rock and Adam Sandler are set to team up on this comedy film.
"Give Us a Kiss"
Anjelica Huston will direct and executive produce the movie "Give Us a Kiss" based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell.
"Gone Like the Wind"
Universal Pictures has tapped Peter Berg to direct "Gone Like the Wind," the story of Barbaro the racehorse.
Universal Pictures has snatched up Joss Whedon's "Goners," a spec script described as a fantasy thriller.
"The Grudge 3"
Toby Wilkins has been tapped to direct "The Grudge 3" set to begin filming in early 2008.
Dax Shepard's script "Guerrilla Photographer" has been picked up by Revolution Studios.
Universal and Fox will work together on a movie version of the hit videogame, "Halo," to hit theaters in 2007.
Neill Blomkamp has been tapped to direct "Halo," the movie version of the popular video game.
Paramount has chosen Brett Ratner to direct the movie version of "Harbinger" based on the Valiant comic book series.
"Have Gun Will Travel"
Rapper Eminem will return to feature films with a starring role in the movie "Have Gun Will Travel," based on the CBS TV series.
Director John Woo will helm the live action movie "He-Man," based on characters from the Masters of the Universe action figure series.
Writers Glenn Berger and Jonathan Aibel Talk "Candy Land"
Writers Glenn Berger and Jonathan Aibel discuss "Candy Land" and the comparison to "Lord of the Rings." "Candy Land" will be directed by Kevin Lima and is set up at Universal Pictures.
He-Man Movie - "Masters of the Universe"
Warner Bros is bringing He-Man to the big screen as a live-action movie called "Masters of the Universe."
Peter Hedges' latest book, "The Heights," has been acquired by Focus Features, with the author set to adapt, produce and direct the feature film.
(Aug 2008) Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro have added "The Hobbit" writing duties to their list of projects.
Pierre Morel Signs On to Direct "Dune"
Pierre Morel will direct "Dune," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Morel comes on board following the departure of Peter Berg back in October.
Director McG says what he hopes to do with the Hot Wheels theme is "create a timeless story that will work for everyone -- a charismatic young hero, great stakes and jeopardy, and a fantastic love story."
"Capote" director Bennett Miller will helm the film "The Immortalist" for Paramount Vantage.
"The Incredible Shrinking Man"
Brett Ratner is in talks to direct "The Incredible Shrinking Man" for Universal Pictures.
"It Takes a Thief"
Will Smith will star in the movie "It Takes a Thief" for Universal Pictures.
"The Ivy Chronicles"
"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker may star in "The Ivy Chronicles" based on the book by Karen Quinn.
James Cameron's Set to Produce a 3-D Film for Rogue Pictures
Gary Johnstone will direct and James Cameron will produce a 3-D adventure thriller for Rogue Pictures, according to an announcement made by the studio's co-presidents Andrew Karpen and Andrew Rona.
Jason McElwain Story
Columbia Pictures will make a movie based on the life of Jason McElwain, an autistic teenager who catapulted to fame after entering a basketball game and hitting six three pointers in the game's last four minutes.
"Justice League of America"
George Miller might sign on to direct the "Justice League of America" movie set up at Warner Bros Pictures.
"Justice League of America"
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting director George Miller has been in Los Angeles looking for a group of young actors to take on the roles of superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash in "Justice League of America."
Kevin Smith Sci Fi Movie
Writer/director Kevin Smith's venturing into unchartered territory with a sci-fi comedy.
"Killing Yourself to Live"
New Line Cinema purchased the rights to the Chuck Klosterman novel, "Killing Yourself to Live: 85% A True Story."
The Weinstein Company is preparing to make a "Knight Rider" movie based on the classic 1980s TV series starring David Hasselhoff.
Legendary Pictures acquired the film rights to the 1970s TV series, "Kung Fu," which starred David Carradine.
Variety is reporting Bryan Singer may have to bow out of directing "Logan's Run" due to scheduling conflicts.
"Logan's Run" Remake News
First time feature film director will helm the "Logan's Run" remake set up at Warner Bros Pictures and produced by Joel Silver.
Joel Silver says he's found a director for "Logan's Run."
Nicholas Hoult has joined the cast of "Fury Road," the fourth film of the "Mad Max" franchise and the first film of the series not to star Mel Gibson.
Jenna Dewan ("Step Up") and Luke Goss ("Hellboy 2") will star in "Magdalena" based on the Top Cow comic character.
"Magic Kingdom for Sale"
Universal Pictures has signed Stephen Sommers to direct the movie version of "Magic Kingdom for Sale," a series of books from Terry Brooks.
Joshua Marston Project
Writer/director Joshua Marston will follow up his "Maria Full of Grace" feature film debut with a movie about American truckers who drive goods through Iraqi War zones.
Rartin Luther King Jr's BioPic
Ron Harwood will write the Martin Luther King Jr biopic for DreamWorks Studios, to be produced by Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones.
"Mary Queen of Scots"
Bryce Dallas Howard will star in "Mary Queen of Scots" for Warner Independent Pictures.
King of Queens star Kevin James has signed on to star in the family movie, "Monster Hunter," to be produced by Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment.
Guillermo del Toro is in talks to direct two "Hobbit" movies for New Line and MGM.
The Wayan Bros. are preparing to bring "The Munsters" to life on the big screen with a new Munsters movie.
"Napoleon and Betsy"
Emma Watson has signed on to star in the period drama "Napoleon and Betsy" from writer/director Benjamin Ross.
Jon Favreau will write and produce the animated movie "Neanderthals" for Sony Pictures Animation.
"No Woman No Cry"
The Weinstein Company is bringing Rita Marley's "No Woman No Cry," the story of Bob Marley, to the big screen as a feature film.
"On the Road"
Jack Kerouac's classic beat generation novel is heading to the big screen.
Two workers who lose their jobs when their company leaves America to set up shop in Mexico.
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret"
Warner Bros picked up movie rights to Brian Selznick's novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" with Martin Scorsese possibly set to direct.
John Milton's classic poem "Paradise Lost" is being made into a live-action movie.
Pixar and Disney Animation Reveal Their Upcoming Movies
Here's what we can expect from the biggest animation studios on the planet.
"Playing for Pizza"
Adam Shankman has signed on to direct "Playing for Pizza" based on the book by John Grisham.
"Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse"
"Undeclared" buddies Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen are set to star in the comedy movie "Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse" based on an idea by Evan Goldberg and Jason Stone.
Roman Polanski is set to direct "Pompeii," a movie based on the novel by Robert Harris.
It's official - Rose McGowan will star in "Red Sonja." Presented by Robert Rodriguez but directed by Douglas Aarniokoski, "Red Sonja" is set to begin filming in October 2008.
George Lucas' "Red Tails" movie moves forward with Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Frank Miller's "Ronin" is heading to the big screen with Warner Bros Pictures obtaining the rights to Miller's graphic novel.
"The Serpent and the Eagle"
Director Ron Howard will helm "The Serpent and the Eagle" for Paramount Pictures.
Director Peter Weir has stepped down as the director of the movie "Shantaram," set to star Johnny Depp.
John August has been tapped to write the script for the "Shazam!" movie to be directed by Peter Segal.
Director Len Wiseman will helm the movie "Shell Game," a detective thriller for Lakeshore and Columbia Pictures.
"Six Million Dollar Man"
"The Six Million Dollar Man" will be based on the popular 70's TV show THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN. The show, which starred Lee Majors as Astronaut, Cornel Steve Austin, followed the adventures of government agent who was half man, half machine as he solved crimes across the globe.
Andrew Garfield has landed the starring role in the Spider-Man reboot.
Steven Spielberg Movie
Steven Spielberg and Paramount Pictures are working on a space travel film centering around a group who travel through a worm hole.
Paul W S Anderson has signed on to direct the movie "Spy Hunter" for Universal Pictures.
"Survival of the Dead"
"George A Romero's Survival of the Dead" got picked up for US distribution by Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures.
"The Thomas Crown Affair 2"
Director Paul Verhoeven will direct "The Thomas Crown Affair 2" starring Pierce Brosnan.
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg will produce and direct three movies based on the comic strip hero Tintin.
"The Untouchables: Capone Rising"
David Levien and Brian Koppelman have been signed to write "The Untouchables: Capone Rising," for director Antoine Fuqua.
Fox has stopped production on the comedy movie "Used Guys" set to star Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey.
Terence Winter has been chosen to write the screenplay for Tony Scott's remake of "The Warriors," originally directed by Walter Hill.
"The Way Back"
"Night at the Museum" director Shawn Levy will helm the comedy/drama, "The Way Back," for Fox Searchlight.
Sacha Baron Cohen will star in the comedy "The Dictator" set for release in May 2012.
'Untitled Bernard Kerik Story"
This project focuses on Kerik’s time spent as a fearless narcotics detective; a time when he went undercover to buy drugs in Harlem, seized millions of dollars of cocaine from the druglords of the Cali cartel, and was awarded the Police Department's Medal of Valor for saving the life of a fellow officer.
Elton John Ready to Do a Film About His Life
At the "Gnomeo and Juliet" press conference Sir Elton John revealed "Billy Elliott" screenwriter Lee Hall has written a script.
"This Means War"
McG may direct the comedy movie "This Mean War" starring Reese Witherspoon and Bradley Cooper.
"What To Expect When You're Expecting"
Lionsgate has picked up the movie rights to the bestselling book "What To Expect When You're Expecting" by Heidi Murkoff and will bring it to the big screen as a romantic comedy.
"Puss in Boots"
Puss in Boots from "Shrek 2" is going to get his own movie.