Toronto Film Fest Premiere Lineup

The latest from Paul Verhoeven, Ridley Scott, Anthony Minghella, Douglas McGrath and Patrice Lecontewill all premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Festival organizers have booked world premieres for Minghella’s Breaking and Entering, about intersecting lives in London that stars Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn and Vera Farmiga; and Scott’s A Good Year, the Russell Crowe movie about an investment banker who moves to …
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Bernie Mac Signs With Lionsgate

According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor-comedian Bernie Mac and his producing partner Steven Greenerhave formed production company MacMan Entertainment and have signed a two-year, first-look deal with Lionsgate. The deal has an option for a third year and marks the first time Lionsgate has partnered with an actor’s company.  The first project to be developed under the deal will be …
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Calgary Fringe Film Festival Wraps

Tripping Forward has been awarded the 2006 Grand Champion Award for Best Film of Festival at the Calgary Fringe Film Festival. A buddy comedy Tripping Forward marks the feature film directorial debut of commercial director Marcus Nash of Mania Films. The film follows the lives of two tried and true party boys; a struggling actor and a out-of-the-limelight rock star, …
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Saw III Scene Preview With Crank

According to Lionsgate, a scene from the upcoming horror Saw III will be shown with Crank when it hits theaters this Friday, September 1. The first scene is reportedly very gory and will showcase the first of Jigsaw’s games in the film. Crank stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Rogue). He’s injected with a drug that gives him 24 hours to live, but …
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Hitchcock Silent Getting Remade

Production Weekly reports that David Ondaatje (Undressing Hitchcock, Waiting for Dr. MacGuffin, June 8) will remake the 1927 silent film The Lodger. The original was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on a novel by Marie Adelaide Lowndes. The Lodger follows a fictional version of the Jack the Ripper killings. In the storyline, a serial killer known as The Avenger is on the loose in London, murdering …
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Stephen Chow Starts Work on Yangtze River 7 (Long River 7)

Shooting on Stephen Chow’s (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer) Long River 7 (Yangtze River 7) has started at an elementary school in Ningbo City in eastern China, according to several Chinese newspapers. Long River, also called the Yangtze River, is China’s longest and the world’s third longest river. Long River 7actually refers to a Chinese satellite, inspired by …
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The Situation to Premiere at Hamptons Film Festival

The 14th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival is proud to announce this year’s selection for Opening Night film. The World Premiere of Philip Haas’ compelling drama, The Situation. Combining elements of thriller, romance and war movie, The Situation, the first U.S. feature film dealing with the war, set exclusively in Iraq, is a dramatization of one of the countless human …
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