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Can Angelina Jolie Be "Unforgiven"

Can Angelina Jolie Be "Unforgiven" GK Films is developing a feature adaptation of the 2009 British miniseries Unforgiven , and Christopher McQuarrie writing a script that’s being tailored for Jolie to play the lead role. Jolie, who next stars with Depp in the GK-financed Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck-directed thriller The Tourist (Columbia Pictures releases the film December 10), separately announced this week she’ll make her directing debut and produce with GK’s King and Tim Headington a Bosnian love story she has written. McQuarrie , who just scripted X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 , was one of the writers on The Tourist. Unforgiven is about a woman’s attempt to rejoin society after she serves a 15-year prison stretch for the murder of two policemen. The tragedy happened after the policemen came to evict her family from their farmhouse. Her hope is to live quietly and reunite with her troubled younger sister, but the paroled woman is targeted for a revenge campaign by t

Graphic Novel "Nightfall" Finds It's Director

Graphic Novel "Nightfall" Gets Its Man James Wan , who co-created and directed the original Saw , has been set to direct Nightfall , the film adaptation of the graphic novel. The film is a coproduction between Scott Mitchell Rosenberg’s Platinum Studios and William Stuart’s Aurora Productions. The premise: a man is sentenced to time in a prison run by vampires. The graphic novel was published in 2007 and written and created by Scott O. Brown with art by Ferran Xalabarder. Wan will oversee the development of a script. His latest film, Insidious , plays in the Midnight Madness program at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. “The minute I heard the concept, I was in, Wan said. “Reading the graphic novel cemented that. Like Saw, it’s a simple concept that, if executed properly, will be so cool." Said Platinum’s Rosenberg: “James’ experience crafting the contained horror in Saw will be a big help in his informing the visual experience of Nightfall.” Please Leave A

Star Trek Sequel To Be Compared To The Dark Knight

Star Trek Sequel To Be Compared To The Dark Knight Star Trek Dos, aka, Star Trek 2 , isn't set to hit theaters until 2012. But E! News caught up with producer Damon Lindelof (you know, cocreator of a little show called Lost) at a pre-Emmys party, and he spilled some insights into what's driving the filmmakers as they work on the sequel. Watch the interview after the Jump.. "We're looking at a movie like The Dark Knight, which went one step beyond Batman Begins," Lindelof said. "It was really about something, and at the same time it was a superhero movie. We don't want to abandon all the things that made the first movie work...but we also really want the movie to thematically resonate." Please Leave A Comment- Source- Eonline

Mission: Impossible 4 Jeremy Renner Tom Cruise

 Jeremy Renner Joining Tom Cruise On A Mission Paramount Pictures won't be screen-testing any young actors to star opposite Tom Cruise after all. I've learned that the studio has just chosen Jeremy Renner to infuse new blood in its Mission: Impossible franchise. Renner is the Oscar-nominated star of The Hurt Locker and will star alongside Cruise in the fourth installment of the franchise that will begin production in the fall as a reboot. Brad Bird is directing and Cruise is producing with JJ Abrams . Paramount has struggled to find the right co-star to play the operative opposite Cruise. One factor was selecting an actor who could potentially carry the series on his own down the line, should Cruise's Ethan Hunt character not continue to be the emphasis. While Cruise is expected to return for a fifth installment, production chief Adam Goodman wanted a guy who could grow into a leading man in his own right. The studio boss was interested in actors like Tom Hardy and C

First Trailer For Danny Boyle's "127 Hours"

First Trailer For Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" Starring James Franco Here is the first trailer for the upcoming film called 127 Hours , and it stars James Franco (Aron Ralston) and is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire.)  In 2003, climber Aron Ralston and his harrowing, nearly disastrous mishap out in the Utah wilderness. The 20-something had been hiking in Blue John Canyon when a boulder dislodged, crushing his right forearm against the canyon wall. Making matters worse, nobody knew where he was. After five days, with his water gone and desperation his only option, you can guess what happened next. What makes the story even more unbelievable is that Ralston, once free, was still some eight miles away from his truck. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Official Synopsis: 127 HOURS is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director of last year’s Best Picture, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. 127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron R

A Boyfriend for My Wife Steve Carell

Steve Carell Wants A Boyfriend For His Wife Warner Bros. is seeking " A Boyfriend for My Wife ," setting up a remake of the 2008 Argentine romantic comedy with Steve Carell's Carousel Prods. as a starring vehicle for the actor. Carell will produce along with Christine Peters ("How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days") and Michael Cerenzie. Grace Ledding is co-producing, and Carousel's Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres are exec producing. Warners has tapped the writing team of Mark Gibson and Phil Halprin ("Snow Dogs") to adapt. In the original film, " Un novio para mi mujer ," a timid husband believes the only way out of his stifling marriage is to get his wife to fall in love with another man, so he enlists the help of a legendary yet unlikely Lothario. Carell produced and starred in Warner's marital comedy "Crazy, Stupid Love" via WB-based Carousel with Hartsock and DeGeneres. "Love," directed by Glenn Ficarra

Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell To Make A Cameo In Scream 4

Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell To Make A Cameo In Scream 4 It's being reported that Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell will be making a cameo in the upcoming Wes Craven film " Scream 4 ." No word on what characters they will be playing, but I am sure they will be playing some form of a sexy women in distress.  The beautiful ladies will join the cast of Courteney Cox,Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella and Anthony Anderson . Scream 4 is set to open in theaters April 15, 2011. Please Leave A Comment- Source- USAToday

Katie Holmes Joins Sandler's Jack And Jill

Katie Holmes Joins Sandler's Jack And Jill Katie Holmes is in talks to star opposite Adam Sandler and Al Pacino in " Jack and Jill ," a Columbia comedy being directed by Dennis Dugan. In the film, Jack, a family man, deals with his twin sister, Jill, when she visits for Thanksgiving then won't leave. Sandler will play both characters. Holmes would play Sandler's wife; Pacino is set to play himself. "Jack," being produced by Sandler and Happy Madison partner Jack Giarraputo with Todd Garner, is planning an October shoot. The role marks Holmes' first studio film since 2005's " Batman Begins ." In between, she took a break from acting but graced the screen in 2008's small-budgeted " Mad Money ." She has several ensemble indies in the can -- including romantic drama "The Romantics" and crime thriller " The Son of No One " -- and stars in the Guillermo del Toro-produced chiller " Don't

Iron Fist Movie Moving Forward With xXx Writer

Iron Fist Movie Moving Forward With xXx Writer Marvel Studios is moving forward on a live action feature version of Iron Fist , hiring screenwriter Rich Wilkes to draft a movie based on a martial arts expert whose battle with a dragon--ended when he plunged his hands through the beast's molten heart--turned his fists into indestructible weapons. Iron Fist was on the minds of many fanboys when Disney paid $4 billion for Marvel's 5000 superhero library and vowed to turn the less obvious comic book heroes into films and TV properties. Marvel tried to make an Iron Fist movie with Artisan nearly a decade ago, as a vehicle for X-Men villain and martial arts expert Ray Park . The Iron Fist comic book mythology was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in the 1970s, when the popularity of martial arts films was on the rise. Iron Fist was among a bunch of Marvel superhero properties scattered around Hollywood. While tent poles like X-Men, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four and

Piranha 3D - The Sequel In The Works

Piranha 3D - The Sequel In The Works I haven't seen the film nor do I want to waste my time and movie on this film. But we should have all seen this coming. With a budget of $24 million to make, and opening to $10 million at the weekend boxoffice Dimension has announced it’s working on “ Piranha 3D - The Sequel .” The company didn’t go into details as to whether or not director Alexandre Aja would return or if any writers had been hired to pen the script, but producer Mark Canton will be back. “We are thrilled that audiences are not just loving ' Piranha 3D ,' but cheering for it,” said Canton in the announcement. “And it's fantastic that so many critics are really getting the movie and recommending it. We can't wait to get to work on the sequel.” “Piranha 3D,” which cost around $24 million to make, is one of those rare horror movies to enjoy rave reviews. The flick scored 81% on review-aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. The Hollywood Reporter called it “a pitch-pe

Stone Poster And Trailer Starring Robert De Niro And Edward Norton

Stone Poster And Trailer Joblo got there hands on this intense looking poster for the film Stone which stars Robert De Niro and Edward Norton . Robert De Niro and Edward Norton deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined. Stone weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses, as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. The film also stars Milla Jovovich and Frances Conroy .” Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Oscar® nominee Edward Norton deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined in Stone, a thought-provoking drama directed by John Curran (“The Painted Veil,” “We Don’t Live Here Anymore”) and written by Angus McLachlan (“Junebug”). As parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement

Brett Ratner To Direct Ben Stiller In "Tower Heist"

Brett Ratner To Direct Ben Stiller In "Tower Heist" A $50 million van Gogh masterpiece was swiped Saturday from a Cairo museum by thieves who took advantage of lax security, simply walked in and liberated a painting from its frame with a box cutter. In Hollywood, the planning and execution of a good heist is never that simple. After almost four years, Universal Pictures is aiming Tower Heist for a November production start in New York. Brett Ratner will direct. Ben Stiller stars as the overworked manager of a luxury building who, along with other staff, lost their pensions to a Bernie Madoff-like Wall Street crook. It so happens that the fraudster is being held under house arrest in the luxury penthouse apartment upstairs, and the manager and four cohorts figure a heist will make them whole. The film’s produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, and Kim Roth is executive producer. This heist has among its architects some of the town's top screenwriters: A

Maggie Q One Sexy Assassin

Maggie Q One Sexy Assassin Have you wanted to know who Maggie Q was after seeing those hot promos for her upcoming show on the CW called " Nikita ?" Sure you know the face (In 2006, she starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III . She played Zhen, the only female member of the IMF team. In 2007, she appeared in the Bruce Willis movie Live Free or Die Hard , the fourth film in the Die Hard series, and in Balls of Fury ) but this will be her first leading role. Nikita , the third reinterpretation of Luc Besson’s 1990 film La Femme Nikita , about a young junkie and convicted murderer trained to be a killer by a nefarious organization. The CW’s version picks up three years after Nikita, played by Q, has gone rogue. She’s determined to bring down Divison, the agency that conscripted her, and to that end she must infiltrate this nightclub, decked out in theoretically unsuitable assassin-chic gear: black mesh, leather, bra, and not much else. Watch the trailer for

Jessica Alba To Star In Spy Kids 4

Jessica Alba To Star In Spy Kids 4 I am sure your thinking what I am thinking another Spy Kids movie? Looks like Dimension Films is moving forward with a fourth installment of the Spy Kids franchise and Jessica Alba is in negotiations to star in Robert Rodriguez’ s “ Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World .” The Dimension movie is a reboot of sorts for the moneymaking franchise, which initially starred Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara as the kids of superspy parents ( Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino ). Rodriguez wrote and directed each installment. Vega and Sabara are no longer kids -- Vega is nearly 23 and recently engaged -- but Rodriguez wanted to continue the series. The new movie centers on Alba as a retired spy who has been reactivated. The actress, mother of a toddler in real life, will be playing the mother of a baby and two preteen stepchildren. The actors cast in the preteen roles will be the new Spy Kids. Other roles seeking to be filled include Alba’s husband, a

Black Widow Not Only Other Female Lead In Upcoming Avengers Film

Black Widow Not Only Other Female Lead In Upcoming Avengers Film Joss Whedon , director of Marvel's most anticipated film The Avengers, shares a few of his plans for the superhero-ensemble flick with The Sunday Herald-Sun. Not only discussing if there were any specific story arcs from the comics used for the film, but Whedon also sheds light on Black Widow , who Scarlett Johansson introduced in Iron Man 2, and whether or not she'll be the only female assembling next summer. "It is true that the movie is only going to have one female avenger", But she will not be the only female character". With speculation swirling around that Marvel Studios may be considering British actress Alice Eve for a minor villain role, affirms that Johansson's Black Widow won't be the only female in the film. To watch the cast announcement from Comic-Con Click Here On the film's storyline, Whedon says, "It will be a new story that has many things from different a

X-Men: First Class Film To Be Set In The 60's

X-Men: First Class Film To Be Set In The 60's While we’ve had a virtual avalanche of casting info for Matthew Vaughn’s latest outing, the prequel story X-Men: First Class , one element has always been noticeably absent: solid details on the film’s true setting and plot. But now producer Bryan Singer has called up Ain’t It Cool News to deliver some fresh intelligence. From this point on, we’d warn anyone reading that there may be mild spoilers ahead. According to Singer, this version of First Class will not be a direct adaptation of the comic book that bears the name. Instead, this will aim to foster the origin of Singer’s own first two X-Men films (and, to a lesser extent, Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand). The story will be set in the 1960s, at a time when civil rights were a big issue and revolution was in the air. We’ll meet Professor Charles Xavier ( James McAvoy ) as a student at Oxford, and this younger take on the character will be neither bald nor in his cust

Hayden Christensen Talks Jumper Sequel

Jumper 2 To Be A Darker Film Are you ready for a " Jumper " sequel?  I thought that the first film did not live up to they hype I was expecting a lot more with Doug Liman directing the film. But it was well worth a rent for sure. Now it looks like there is talk about a sequel getting made. "We're talking about it right now actually," he said. Where could the story go? "Hopefully somewhere a little darker. I think there's a lot you can do with it. It was sort of set up in a way it's gonna be mother hunting son and possibly even maybe sister hunting brother. We're talking about it, trying to figure it out."  Early 2008 sci-fi release directed by Doug Liman ? Hayden Christensen stars as a young man who, thanks to a genetic hiccup, is gifted with the ability to teleport himself anywhere in an instant. Hunting Christensen is Samuel L. Jackson , who believes that only the Lord Almighty should be able to be everywhere at once. The movie wasn&

Taylor Schilling Joins Zac Efron In "The Lucky One"

Taylor Schilling Joins Zac Efron In "The Lucky One" Taylor Schilling has nabbed the female lead opposite Zac Efron in " The Lucky One ," Warner Bros .' adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel. The book tells of a Marine ( Efron ) who's survived three tours of duty in Iraq and attributes his good luck to a photograph he carried of a woman ( Schilling ) he doesn't even know. When he returns to the States, he sets out to find her. The role was highly sought after among young Hollywood, with the studio conducting screen tests over the past two weeks. Among the actresses for the running were Abbie Cornish and Katie Cassidy . Scott Hicks, the Australian helmer who directed the Geoffrey Rush movie "Shine" as well as the Stephen King adaptation "Hearts in Atlantis," is directing "Lucky," which goes before cameras in the fall. Denise Di Novi is producing, as is Langley Park's Kevin McCormick. Di Novi's Alison Gree

Loud & Incredibly Close Sandra Bullock & Tom Hanks

Loud & Incredibly Close To Star Sandra Bullock & Tom Hanks Paramount and Warner Bros. are set to partner on Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2005 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: A Novel , with Stephen Daldry to direct two Oscar-winners, Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks . The deals are not yet closed. Warners grabbed rights to the book, then brought in Rudin and Paramount. It has not yet been determined which studio will take domestic or foreign. The two studios partnered on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Another Oscar-winner, screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) adapted the book, which like Foer’s 2002 debut bestseller, Everything is Illuminated (which was made into an indie film by actor/director Liev Schreiber in 2005), involves multiple narrators and time frames. Bullock and Hanks will take on the parents of a brainy nine-year-old vegan/scientist/artist/pacifist who plays a tambourine (recalling the drummer-hero of Gunther Grass’s The Tin Drum). He searches for a loc

David Slade To Direct Wolverine 2

"Eclipse" Director David Slade To Direct Wolverine 2 That it's come down to two directors vying to call the shots on Fox's sequel to Wolverine: Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade , and Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, The Time Traveler's Wife). Both men have been approved by the studio's brass, and though Jackman will ultimately be the one to make the call after meeting with each next week, a well-placed source inside the production insists, "It's going to be Slade." As for the plot, McQuarrie's last draft from January has us rejoining Logan in Japan, where we left him at the end of the first Origins movie. There, he begins a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. This being Hugh Jackman , of course, he doesn't take no for an answer. And, this being Japan, that doesn't go over so well. Soon enough, Logan must do battle with her furious father and samurai-sword-w