Wolverine to be produced by Jackman

Hugh Jackman’s recently formed Seed Productions has signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, and includes a spinoff film centering on his X-Men character, Wolverine, Variety reported. Jackman and his producing partner, John Palermo, are awaiting a final draft of the script from screenwriter David Benioff (writer of Troy). Production on Wolverine won’t begin …
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Lindsey Lohan on Partying Too Hard

Lindsay Lohan, star of Disney’s upcoming Herbie: Fully Loaded, told SCI FI Wire that last year, in which she garnered attention for her hard-partying, was like her first year away at college, but she added that she’s putting all that behind her. “My last year was the year I would’ve been in college, for my …
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Herbie Used 37 Actual VW Cars

Angela Robinson, director of Herbie: Fully Loaded, told Sci Fi Wire that she used 37 vintage Volkswagen beetles to portray the title car, a VW with a mind of its own. “There were 37 ’63 VW bugs,” Robinson said in an interview. “I have dibs on one. He’s on tour right now.” Robinson used actual …
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Elf 2 moving forward without Ferrell for now

Will Ferrell hasn’t yet signed to star, but New Line continues to prep a sequel to Ferrell’s hit fantasy comedy film Elf, Variety reported. The studio has signed Old School and Starsky & Hutch writer Scot Armstrong to start work on Elf 2; he did an uncredited rewrite on the original Elf, which grossed $173 …
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Monkey’s Paw Coming From Ghost House

Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures will develop the horror family film Monkey’s Paw, based on a pitch from writers Dave Kajganich and Tom McAlister, for Raimi and partner Rob Taper to produce, Variety reported. Paw centers on a father who brings home an artifact rumored to make any wish come true, with strings attached.

What’s Next for Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is in negotiations to star opposite Clive Owen in the Alfonso Cuaron-helmed sci-fi movie Children of Men, Variety reported. Strike Entertainment is producing the adaptation of P.D. James’ novel for Universal Pictures, set to start production in September. Children of Men would wrap in time for Moore to move over to another sci-fi …
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Super Ex is after Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson is in negotiations to star in the film Super Ex, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ivan Reitman (director of Evolution) is set to direct the film, which is being produced by Gavin Polone from a script by Don Payne, an Emmy winner as writer and co-executive producer of The Simpsons, the trade reported. …
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Absolute Angels Picked up by Time Warner

Warner Brothers has picked up the spec teenage horror-comedy script Absolute Angels, written by Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew Zinnes, for Jolliffe to helm in her U.S. directorial debut, Variety reported. The film concerns a lonely goth girl who gets invited to join the high school cheerleading team only to learn the cheerleaders are actually a …
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Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series to be Animated

Warner Brothers has acquired film rights to Kathryn Lasky’s children’s fantasy series Guardians of Ga’Hoole and set it up as a computer-animated film, with Donald De Line producing, Variety reported. Lasky’s seven-book series revolves around a parallel universe featuring a cast of owls and magic transformations. The first book begins with a young barn owl …
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