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The Random – And Soon The Darkness, Danny Boyle, The 28th Amendment, Dinner for Schmucks, Once Upon a Time, Resistance, Delorean,

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2009

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter Amber Heard and Odette Yustman will be starring in And Soon the Darkness. The film is a remake of a 1970 British thriller and it’s being co-produced and co-financed by Studio Canal. Set in Argentina the film follows two girls from America who take a bike-riding trip in a far off part of the country. Eventually one of them goes missing and the other must find her before it gets dark.

Danny Boyle has denied reports that he will direct a remake of Chan-wook Park’s “Lady Vengeance” reports MTV News. “No I was never going to do that. I don’t know where that story came from” says Boyle. A rep later told the site that Boyle being linked to helm the next JAmes Bond film is also untrue – “While Danny says he always has and always will enjoy the Bond movies he has no plans to direct one. Danny is naturally flattered to be thought of”” The denials come as the rumor emerged today that Boyle has been asked by Sony Pictures to helm the remake of “My Fair Lady“.

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (“The Lives of Others”) is in talks to direct Tom Cruise-led drama “The 28th Amendment” for Warner Bros. Pictures reports the trades. The drama revolves around a U.S. president who discovers the existence of a secret cabal that runs the government and wants him dead.

Jay Roach’s comedy “Dinner for Schmucks” is finally getting into production says Variety.
A remake of Francis Veber’s 1998 French comedy “Le Diner des cons”, the project suffered a number of setbacks when original star Sacha Baron Cohen had to pull out. Steve Carell and Paul Rudd have now cleared their schedules for the project when it kicks off shooting in October.

MGM has acquired Charles Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus’ original comedy screenplay “Once Upon a Time …” says The Hollywood Reporter. “Once’s” humorous quest story plays with fairy-tale convention in the vein of the “Shrek” movies and “The Princess Bride.”

Big Rich Films has optioned Owen Sheers’ WW2 novel “Resistance” says Variety. Amit Gupta will write and direct the pic, which is set in an alternative 1944 where Russia has fallen to Nazi Germany and the D-Day landings have failed. With Britain now half-occupied by German forces, the women in an isolated Welsh border valley awake one morning to discover all their husbands have mysteriously disappeared.

A biopic of maverick auto executive John Z. DeLorean is in the works reports Variety. The story will chronicle DeLorean’s rise and fall as a young executive VP at General Motors where he developed the Pontiac GTO and Firebird, along with the creation of his own company and the DeLorean DMC-12 famous for its “Back to the Future” appearance. In 1982 he was arrested on charges of drug trafficking to help his faltering auto company but was later freed two years later after a court ruled he was a victim of government entrapment.

Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2,” “Chocolat”) is set to star as an evil magician in the Disney tentpole fantasy “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” says The Hollywood Reporter. The story centers on an average college student (Jay Baruchel) who is reluctantly recruited to work for a sorcerer named Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage).

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