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    Tuesday, December 04, 2001

    "Terminator 3" Talk
    Posted by
    Movie-Fever @ 1:05 am PST

    According to Variety, Final contract details for Arnold Schwarzenegger to star and Jonathan Mostow to direct the upcoming "Terminator 3" were being hammered out over this past weekend.

    Meanwhile, industry sources have reported that "T3" will easily be the most expensive movie ever greenlit, with a production budget above $170 million. That would surpass "Pearl Harbor's" budget of $140 million.

    Word has it that to defray the costs by whatever studio picks up the film, the video rights to "Terminator" and its sequel, "T2," may be attached, which would allow the films to eventually be released by that studio in a three-film set.

    Source: Variety


    Tolkien Family Woes
    Posted by
    Movie-Fever @ 1:04 am PST

    While movie fans are getting ready to hit theaters to see "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," the family of writer J.R.R. Tolkien aren't seeing eye-to-eye.

    According to the The Independent newspaper, Christopher Tolkien, one of the late author's children disliked earlier attempts at bringing the stories to the screen and now that his eldest son, Simon Tolkien has supported the filming he won't see or talk to him.

    Simon Tolkien discussed his exclusion from the family's business affairs because of his support saying, "My father has refused to have anything to do with me or my son, who is 11, for three years, and he has rejected all requests to have a meeting. As long ago as 1999, it was my view that we should take a much more positive line on the film and that was overruled by my father. Following that, I was excluded from the board of the Tolkien company."

    Source: Associated Press


    Owen Wilson Talks 'Shanghai 2'
    Posted by
    Movie-Fever @ 1:02 am PST

    While talking to the Calgary Sun, Owen Wilson spoke of the coming "Shanghai Noon 2."

    "We're starting shooting in London in February," says Wilson. "The premise this time is that Jackie and I go to England to try to stop Jack the Ripper in, like, 1890.

    "Given the characters we play in these movies, it's going to be a bit like Abbott and Costello in one of their old scary funny movies from the 1950s."

    "There wasn't hardly anything from the original script for Shanghai Noon that ended up in the finished film. That's a really hard way to make a movie. We're starting from a much better place this time."

    Source: Calgary Sun


    Greenwood, Tucci, Lindo Join 'Core'
    Posted by
    Movie-Fever @ 1:01 am PST

    Bruce Greenwood, Stanley Tucci and Delroy Lindo have signed on along side Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, DJ Qualls and Tcheky Karyo to star in Paramount Pictures' sci-fi drama "The Core."

    The film will be directed by Jon Amiel and follows group of astronauts, who after finding out that the Earth has stopped rotating because of a temperature change in the planet's core, travel to the center to detonate a nuclear bomb.

    Source: Hollywood Reporter


    Williams to Helm 'Cheaper'
    Posted by
    Movie-Fever @ 12:59 am PST

    Director Matt Williams ("Where the Heart Is") has signed on to helm a contemporary adaptation of the 1950 comedy "Cheaper By the Dozen" for 20th Century Fox.

    "It's a rollicking comedy that adults will relate to and kids will enjoy because it's about a contemporary American family faced with the reality of juggling kids, a marriage and two careers -- this is what I do every day," Williams said. "And I'm excited to work with Fox again; I've had a great relationship with them through making 'Where the Heart Is' and I look forward to working closely with 1492."

    The original film was directed by Walter Lang and starred Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy.

    Source: Hollywood Reporter


    NASCAR Racing to Get Imax Treatment
    Posted by
    Movie-Fever @ 12:57 am PST

    NASCAR and Imax have signed a deal that will bring NASCAR racing to Imax screens in 2003, with production expected to begin next year.

    NASCAR and Imax will collaborate on a film intent to capture in the large-screen format the experience of driving 190 mph.

    "As we look to continue the growth of NASCAR to a worldwide audience, a NASCAR-Imax film is perfect in bringing together two of the biggest brands in sports and entertainment," said Paul Brooks, VP of broadcasting for NASCAR. "The sights, sounds, speed and passion that fuel NASCAR make us a natural fit for an Imax experience and, most importantly, the audience will see up close the real life stars of our sport who compete week in and week out in NASCAR racing across America."

    Source: Variety


    Castle Rock 'Untraceable'
    Posted by
    Movie-Fever @ 12:53 am PST

    Castle Rock has purchased the rights to a thriller pitch called "Untraceable" as a starring vehicle for Ashley Judd.

    Judd will play a woman whose identity is not at all what it seems to be.

    Adam Gibgot is writing the script and describes the film by saying, "She's a woman with an identity disorder who discovers she's not the person she thought she was for the past eight years, when she is reintroduced to the life she repressed. It's her journey as she uncovers and confronts the devastating memory which caused her to take on the other identity. I created it for (Judd), and she connected to the character and has contributed a lot of ideas."

    Judd will next be seen in "High Crimes" with Morgan Freeman and "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" with Sandra Bullock.

    Source: Hollywood Reporter


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