Jackie Chan may be the next Mr. Miyagi

Jackie Chan is in negotiations to star in Columbia Picture’s remake of 80’s hit The Karate Kid. Chan would play the role of Mr. Miyagi, originally played by the late Pat Morita. These developments are according to a posting by The Hollywood Reporter. Columbia also just signed Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks, upcoming The Pink …
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Release dates picked for arthouse favorites Ang Lee, Coen Brothers, Sam Mendes, Jim Jarmusch and more 2009 features

Focus Features has set release dates for movies by some big names in pop-arthouse cinema, including The Coen Brothers, Ang Lee and Jim Jarmusch, along with a Tim Burton-produced animated fantasy simply titled 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Below are details I put together on Focus’ crop of features that will be gracing arthouse …
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Craig Brewer takes his flow on the road

Craig Brewer, writer/director of the critically acclaimed Hustle & Flow, has signed a deal with New Regency to write and direct the film Mother Trucker, based on a Maxim Magazine article written by Steven Russell, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peter Jaysen, along with writer Gary Scott Thompson (Knight Rider) will produce the project. “Trucker” …
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