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2008-12-20 14:07:43

U.S. directors Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay have both signed onto the upcoming HBO drama Cocaine Cowboys, industry sources say. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday Bruckheimer and Bay will be executive producers for the cable TV production, which follows cocaine trafficking in Miami. The project is inspired by the 2006 documentary of the same name from director Billy Corben and will be produced by Warner Bros TV. Meredith Stiehm, the creator of the CBS drama Cold Case, will serve as...

2008-11-20 09:45:28

Hollywood's Walt Disney Studios says its five-picture deal with IMAX Corp. will begin with its 2009 holiday offering, A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey. The 3D film is to be directed by Robert Zemeckis. The Disney-IMAX pact was announced Wednesday by Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, at the 3DX: 3D Film and Entertainment Technology Festival in Singapore. Disney said A Christmas Carol will lead off a slate of films that may include works by director Tim...

2008-11-05 09:00:17

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Circa Pictures and Production Intl., Inc. (Pink Sheets: CPPD) is pleased to announce Producer and on-air TV Personality Rob Nelson has agreed to join the staff of the Allison Legacy Racing series as Supervising Producer. According to Constantine Papadopoulos, Circa's CEO and Frank Hagan, VP of Television, "We are very excited to have Rob Nelson coming on board. The Legacy Racing project will be an interview intensive program and Rob has experience as...

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2008-10-16 13:25:00

It seems that Hollywood is taking video games seriously when it comes to providing new ideas for upcoming movies. The latest videogame to receive its own onscreen rendition is "Max Payne," starring Mark Wahlberg as a cop in search of the men who killed his wife and child. Videogame translations are not for the weak-hearted," said John Moore, the director of "Max Payne". "It's been a very mixed bag in terms of results. If you read the chat threads there's a big thumbs down from gamers, as...

2008-10-09 03:00:26

By David Kronke CBS' "Eleventh Hour" and Fox's "Fringe" offer a textbook case in similar subject matter handled in each network's trademark style. "Fringe" trucks in manic, often gross-out yarns and paranoia. "Eleventh Hour" is measured, vaguely moody, just this side of condescending in its exposition and delights in manipulative stories involving dead children. Oh, and both shows feature a sexy blond FBI agent, because, you know, there are so many of those. "Eleventh Hour" is based on...

2008-09-25 12:00:27

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has signed on to star in a fourth installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise, Disney announced. Depp played the quirky buccaneer Captain Jack Sparrow in the first three "Pirates" pictures, which were produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and which reportedly have earned the studio $2.6 billion at the box office. Variety.com said Disney has also signed Depp to play Tonto in "The Lone Ranger," as well as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's imagining of...

2008-09-04 12:00:19

Disney and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer are working on a big-screen adaptation of Steven Pressfield's novel "Killing Rommel." The studio and the producer have previously collaborated on the World War II action flick "Pearl Harbor," as well as the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy. Variety.com said the two parties have secured the rights to Pressfield's book about a British battalion's attempt to crush German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's desert campaign in the early...

2008-08-28 09:00:53

British actor Rufus Sewell is set to star in the new mystery/suspense drama series "Eleventh Hour," CBS announced. Sewell is best known for his roles in the films "A Knight's Tale" and "The Illusionist," and in the TV miniseries "John Adams." He will play biophysicist Dr. Jacob Hood, special science adviser to the FBI, in "Eleventh Hour," which is to debut Oct. 9. "Called in at the 11th hour, his jurisdiction is absolute and Hood is dogged in his pursuit of those who would abuse and...

2008-08-01 09:00:41

The release of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Hollywood's big-screen adaptation of the popular video game, reportedly has been postponed a year. Director Mike Newell began shooting the film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina, in Morocco last week. Variety.com said Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer changed the movie's release date from June 19, 2009, to Memorial Day weekend 2010 because they wanted to have enough time in post-production to...

2006-08-23 19:50:23

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A day after one of Hollywood's most powerful men publicly scolded actor Tom Cruise, the film capital began to think cost-conscious studios may finally be fed up with giving stars the star treatment. But some industry insiders believe Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone's rebuke of Cruise was more a sign that a great money-making career was on the wane. In few other places on Earth are stars pampered the way they are in Hollywood....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'