Maggie Q To Star In King Of Fighters

A big-screen adaptation of the popular Japanese video game King of the Fighters has a femme fatal in Hong Kong action star Maggie Q, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Recently seen in the Hollywood sequel Live Free or Die Hard and the ping pong farce Balls of Fury, the limber actress also lent her voice […]

The Terminator Will be Back for a Fifth Film

Terminator Salvation (trailer) scheduled to open on May 22, is the first of three planned films that will star Christian Bale (of “The Dark Knight”) as John Connor, a human freedom fighter battling the robot forces. The Halcyon Company, which owns the rights to the “Terminator” series, announced the fifth film at the Dubai International […]

Shia LaBeouf to star in ‘Associate’

Paramount Pictures has named Shia LaBeouf as the lead in the studio’s adaptation of the forthcoming John Grisham legal thriller The Associate. According to Variety, the 22-year-old actor will play a student who’s about to graduate from Yale Law School when he’s manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged […]

‘Fame’ remake finds cast

The cast is quickly growing for MGM’s remake of Alan Parker’s 1980 musical “Fame,” and here are the latest additions: Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally and Bebe Neuwirth – all for the roles of instructors and supervisors. Production begins Wednesday, with Kevin Tancharoen directing. As with the 1980 original, the remake […]

Brad Pitt To Produce Linda Trest Story

Paramount has picked up the rights to the life story of crusading journalist Linda Trest – the Missouri-based journalist who tracked down and stopped a conman who was posing as a drugs cop. Brad Pitt has teamed up with the writer of Troy, David Benioff, to develop the project through his production company Plan B.

Steven Spielberg and Will Smith Remaking Oldboy?

DreamWorks is currently working to secure the remake rights to Chan-wook Park’s 2003 film Oldboy. Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are in early discussions to collaborate on the remake, with Smith potentially starring and Spielberg potentially directing. They’re currently searching for a screenwriter to begin developing the project while Spielberg finishes directing Tintin. Oldboy centres […]

Aaron Eckhart in Battle: Los Angeles

Having displayed his action skills on The Dark Knight, Aaron Eckhart is to star in a science-fiction tale, Battle: Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Eckhart will play a platoon leader with the Marines who encounter against an alien invasion in the streets of Los Angeles. Jonathan Liebesman (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) […]

HBO acquires rights to Obama documentary

HBO has closed a seven-figure deal for U.S. rights to an untitled Barack Obama documentary produced by actor Edward Norton. Until Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20th, filming will continue with a projected premiere sometime next spring, the network said Friday. HBO reportedly paid approximately $1 million to release the yet-to-be-titled film.

Bond director Marc Forster in for “Die Bad”

With his “Quantum of Solace” set to blow the doors off the U.S. boxoffice, Marc Forster has signed on for a new project. The German-Swiss director, who previously helmed specialized fare like “Stranger than Fiction” and “Finding Neverland,” has been attached to “Die Bad,” a remake of a Korean action movie that has been set […]