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MoviesVertigoWarner Bros.Watchmen

No, I’m not talking about that long line already waiting to get into the next Harry Potter movie, but the comic book adaptation being worked up between Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures. Sylvain White is directing the adaptation of the Vertigo book, which follows a special forces team betrayed by their handler and left for dead. The Losers regroup in the interest of revenge and the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list and to conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests. Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan is negotiations to star as Clay, the

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Iron ManMarvelMoviesNick FurySamuel L. Jackson

Negotiations with Sam Jackson’s people and Marvel Studios doesn’t look like it is going too well.  Mr. Jackson did an interview with the LA Times where he explained his position, and why he may not don the eye patch in upcoming Marvel movies. “There was a huge kind of negotiation that broke down. I don’t know. Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it. There seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world so [they’re saying to me], ‘We’re not making that deal.’” Economic

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Dark Horse Films has announced its latest project will feature monkeys at war in the film War Monkeys, currently in development and possibly staring Sammo Hung. The horror comedy follows two janitors who, during a Christmas holiday, get trapped in an underground research facility after accidentally unleashing military-trained Rhesus monkeys. Hung is one of the janitors who battles the rabid simians. TMNT Director Kevin Munroe is in final negotiations to direct the flick. “Monkeys, guns, explosions. As a genre freak, I couldn’t ask for anything more,” said Munroe, who became obsessed with the project after initially agreeing to read a

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ConanLionsgateMovies

For those of you hating the announcement that Brett Ratner was in as the director of the Conan movie can breathe a small sigh of relief today.  The director says the deal is not done, as there are a few more things that need to be hammered out.  Still up in the air are the budget, special effects, and shooting location, which places Conan back in development hell instead of an in production feature. In the meantime, Ratner is committed to making Beverly Hills Cop 4 before taking on Conan. Let that last line sink in for a moment before

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The remake of Conan was announced last summer, and now Brett Ratner is in final negotiations to direct the feature. Ratner jibed to the “Conan” script by Gersh-repped Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, who looked to Robert E. Howard’s original pulp stories of the 1930s to create their take on the character. The writers are doing a quick polish to incorporate some of Ratner’s ideas, with an eye toward releasing the film in 2010. Since this is diving into the source material, Lionsgate is expecting an R rating for the feature, and is shelling out $85 million for the

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Iron ManMarvelMovies

Check out this weird casting news – apparently Terrence Howard has been given the axe for the Iron Man sequel, and is being replaced by Don Cheadle. Marvel had no comment, but sources close to the deal said negotiations with Howard fell through over financial differences, among other reasons. Marvel, which had wanted to work with Cheadle, then decided to take the role in another direction and approached the actor, who is shooting Antoine Fuqua‘s “Brooklyn’s Finest” with Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke. I really dig Don Cheadle, and can’t wait to see his Jim Rhodes character get a larger

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Kick-Assmark millarMarvelMovies

Matthew Vaughn has announced that even though the studios have passed on making the adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass, Vaughn says he is going to raise the $30 million himself to get the film into production. Chloe Moretz has already been cast in the film, but the Hollywood Reporter has Superbad’s Christopher Mintz-Plasse in negotiations to play The Red Mist, the angry teen son of a mobster who tries to find uncover Kick-Ass’ identity. Vaughn first brought the project to Sony, which distributed his “Layer Cake,” but the studio balked at the violence, which he refused to tone down. Several

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Iron ManJon FavreauMarvelMoviesRobert Downey Jr.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting actor turned director/producer/writer Justin Theroux is in final negotiations with Marvel to script the second installment of the Iron Man franchise.  The first film had four writers; Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway. If you are unsure of Theroux’s work, Tropic Thunder is coming out in August, which also stars Robert Downey, Jr.  Iron Man 2: Electric Boogaloo is scheduled to kick of the summer movie season in 2010. via THR

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Christian BaleMoviesTerminator

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to play John Connor’s wife in the fourth installment of the Terminator movies. Howard last starred as Gwen Stacy in “Spider-Man 3” and next stars in the “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,” based on a long-forgotten screenplay by Tennessee Williams. Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins stars Christian Bale as John Connor, and is being directed by McG. As wild and over the top McG’s editing and directing style are, I’m very interested to see what he comes up with in this fourth movie. via THR

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MoviesOni PressScott Pilgrim

Word around H’wood this morning is that Mary Elizabeth Winstead (the cheerleader in Death Proof) is in negotiations to play the love interest of one Michael Cera in the big screen adaptation of Oni Press’ Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film is only adapting the first volume of the Scott Pilgrim saga, and not the entire run (of which only four have been released). As much as I really enjoy reading the adventures of Scott Pilgrim, I wonder how some of the material will translate (or not translate to the big screen) – especially

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MoviesOni PressScott Pilgrim

Is this Scott Pilgrim? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Cera is in final negotiations to play the lead in Scott Pilgrim’s Little Life based on Bryan Lee O’Malley. “Life” tells the story of a young slacker (Cera) who meets the woman of his dreams but finds that he can only win her heart by battling and defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends. I think Cera would be a great Scott Pilgrim, and once all the roles are cast, Universal will begin production – probably in the fall. via Hollywood Reporter

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