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Computer Gamer scores in Script Competition

The First Draft International competition attracted more than 2,000 entries. It has chosen Rigged For Dive! as one of ten winning finalists. The script will be read by industry execs and the finalists will be awarded a range of prizes including publicity and software.

Rigged For Dive! was originally created by website guru Neal Stevens as a core piece of his Submarine Almanac series of books. After a reading by  fellow author Michael DiMercurio, Stevens was urged to expand on the story and develop a screenplay. The premise is similar to Tropic Thunder and Down Periscope; a group of submarine game nerds purchase a salvage WWII US sub from an investor group in Venezuela. Similarly minded enthusiasts flock to the shop and complete a partial restoration of the sub, taking it to sea and getting caught up in a hot fight between the US Navy and Venezuelan drug lords.

Stevens has signed with The Jim Preminger Agency, one of the most respected boutique agencies in Hollywood. The agency represents both TV and feature writers, and its stable includes the writers of Frasier. INTERVIEW

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Slumdog writer to pen Adams rom-com

SLUMDOG MILLIONARE screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is to write LEAP YEAR, a new film set to star ENCHANTED actress Amy Adams.

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who last week received an Oscar nomination for "Slumdog Millionaire," will write the romantic comedy "Leap Year," starring Amy Adams.

Adams will play an uptight woman who travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on leap day, February 29, following an Irish tradition in which women propose to men on that day and the man must say yes. When weather derails her trip, she enlists the help of a surly Irish innkeeper to make a cross-country trek to pull off the perfect proposal in time.

Anand Tucker ("Hilary and Jackie," "Shopgirl") is directing the Spyglass Entertainment production.

Harry Elfont and Deb Kaplan ("Made of Honor") wrote the previous draft of the script, which earned the go-ahead for the project.

In addition to his Oscar nomination, Beaufoy has been nominated for a BAFTA from the British Academy, a Golden Globe, a USC Scripter and a Writers Guild of America Award. He adapted "Slumdog" from a novel by Vikas Swarup titled "Q&A."

Other credits for the U.K.-based writer include "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day," "Blow Dry" and "The Full Monty."

Photo Credit: Reuters/Hollywood Reporter


 
Rodriguez producing new Predator film

The folks over at Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Robert Rodriguez is all set to produce a brand new PREDATOR movie. The film will not be a direct sequel. Oh no. Instead, this is going to be another reboot, just like Universal's THE THING redo, which was announced by the trades this morning. Nobody else is as yet attached, but the site did have this to say about the proposed plot. More than one predator?
 

More here.

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Monica Hansen, Maxim Model, Sues Plastic Surgeon

Monica Hansen, a Norwegian beauty queen, is considered one of Europe's most beautiful women - and recent appearances in Esquire, Maxim, Stuff and other magazines make a pretty strong case for the 6-foot-1 model in America, too.

But that doesn't mean she wants her image everywhere.

The hot Maxim cover girl is suing a plastic surgeon for using pictures of her to advertise on his website. According to the lawsuit, Monica Hansen claims Leonard M. Hochstein, splashed pics of her all across his website without permission.

Monica Hansen

A quick search of his site shows no Monica Hansen pictures as of right now, meaning the webmaster must have earned his money this week.

Interestingly, the lawsuit doesn't say if Dr. Hochstein did any surgery on Monica Hansen or whether she had any, period. So did she? We have no idea, but we invite you to take a closer look at more pics of Monica after the jump ...

 
Comments:
Rigged For Dive! is just another of a long series of April Fool hoaxes from Subsim.com

 

 

Universal to remake The Thing
Posted in: Movie News, Horror Movie News
the-thing-movie-poster.jpg
 

Universal are to remake the John Carpenter film THE THING. The new movie will be written by Ron Moore and directed by commercial helmer Matthijs Van Heijningen.

Variety says that the film is set in a Norwegian camp and chronicles how the shape-shifting alien was first discovered and overcame the inhabitants of that camp.

Kurt Russell starred in...

Jan 29, 2009 - 6:14:45 AM

 

World War Z concept art
Posted in: Movie News
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Concept art for the upcoming Marc 'QUANTUM OF SOLACE' Forster film WORLD WAR Z has been released onto the Interwebs.

Dan LuVisis is the artist behind said art for the film which takes place ten years after the human victory over...

Jan 28, 2009 - 7:05:13 PM


 

WB planning new Tomb Raider reboot
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We reported yesterday how Megan Fox may be being lined up to play Lara Croft in a new TOMB RAIDER movie. Well, those rumours have not been confirmed, but today The Hollywood Reporter has said that there will be a new TR movie, and it will be a reboot ala the recent Batman/ Bond movies etc.

The trade says that Warners Bros. and producer Dan Lin are in early development on a new flick, which will revamp the character and her mission and bear very little resemblance to the original pictures, which were made by Paramount. It will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain, according to THR.

The original Angelina Jolie starrer in 2001 made $275 million worldwide, while the 2003 follow-up earned a more modest $157 million.

There was no mention as to who will don the mini-shorts and tight top though.

Jan 28, 2009 - 5:27:57 PM


 

Fox hire Carnahan and Scotts for A-Team film
Posted in: Movie News
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Twentieth Century Fox have hired SMOKIN' ACES writer/ director and Ridley Scott and brother Tony Scott as executive producer and producer for the planned big-screen film THE A-TEAM, based on the original 1980s TV show of the same name.

Stephen J. Cannell, who created the original TV series, will also produce the film.

Carnahan will polish the script by Skip Woods with Brian Bloom.

Variety says that the intention is to start production by June for a June 11, 2010, release. It said that the Middle East will replace Vietnam as the place the four did their tour of duty, but Carnahan said the origin story is the jumping-off point.

"You can ... make a film that reflects on the real world without losing the great sense of fun and the velocity of action in a classic summer popcorn film," Carnahan said.

"Tony and I feel that marrying this Scott Free project with Joe's sensibility will result in a fast-paced, exciting franchise, one we hope will be around for years to come," Ridley Scott said to the trade.
 

Jan 28, 2009 - 8:19:56 AM Hollywood Slant - news and updates on Tinseltown, films, scripts, stars

 

The Hollywood Gossip

Computer Gamer scores in Script Competition

The First Draft International competition attracted more than 2,000 entries. It has chosen Rigged For Dive! as one of ten winning finalists. The script will be read by industry execs and the finalists will be awarded a range of prizes including publicity and software.

Rigged For Dive! was originally created by website guru Neal Stevens as a core piece of his Submarine Almanac series of books. After a reading by  fellow author Michael DiMercurio, Stevens was urged to expand on the story and develop a screenplay. The premise is similar to Tropic Thunder and Down Periscope; a group of submarine game nerds purchase a salvage WWII US sub from an investor group in Venezuela. Similarly minded enthusiasts flock to the shop and complete a partial restoration of the sub, taking it to sea and getting caught up in a hot fight between the US Navy and Venezuelan drug lords.

Stevens has signed with The Jim Preminger Agency, one of the most respected boutique agencies in Hollywood. The agency represents both TV and feature writers, and its stable includes the writers of Frasier. INTERVIEW

Photo credit: AP
Permalink | 2 Comments
 

 

Slumdog writer to pen Adams rom-com

SLUMDOG MILLIONARE screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is to write LEAP YEAR, a new film set to star ENCHANTED actress Amy Adams.

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who last week received an Oscar nomination for "Slumdog Millionaire," will write the romantic comedy "Leap Year," starring Amy Adams.

Adams will play an uptight woman who travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on leap day, February 29, following an Irish tradition in which women propose to men on that day and the man must say yes. When weather derails her trip, she enlists the help of a surly Irish innkeeper to make a cross-country trek to pull off the perfect proposal in time.

Anand Tucker ("Hilary and Jackie," "Shopgirl") is directing the Spyglass Entertainment production.

Harry Elfont and Deb Kaplan ("Made of Honor") wrote the previous draft of the script, which earned the go-ahead for the project.

In addition to his Oscar nomination, Beaufoy has been nominated for a BAFTA from the British Academy, a Golden Globe, a USC Scripter and a Writers Guild of America Award. He adapted "Slumdog" from a novel by Vikas Swarup titled "Q&A."

Other credits for the U.K.-based writer include "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day," "Blow Dry" and "The Full Monty."

Photo Credit: Reuters/Hollywood Reporter


 
Rodriguez producing new Predator film

The folks over at Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Robert Rodriguez is all set to produce a brand new PREDATOR movie. The film will not be a direct sequel. Oh no. Instead, this is going to be another reboot, just like Universal's THE THING redo, which was announced by the trades this morning. Nobody else is as yet attached, but the site did have this to say about the proposed plot. More than one predator?
 

More here.

Permalink | 33 Comments

 

Monica Hansen, Maxim Model, Sues Plastic Surgeon

Monica Hansen, a Norwegian beauty queen, is considered one of Europe's most beautiful women - and recent appearances in Esquire, Maxim, Stuff and other magazines make a pretty strong case for the 6-foot-1 model in America, too.

But that doesn't mean she wants her image everywhere.

The hot Maxim cover girl is suing a plastic surgeon for using pictures of her to advertise on his website. According to the lawsuit, Monica Hansen claims Leonard M. Hochstein, splashed pics of her all across his website without permission.

Monica Hansen

A quick search of his site shows no Monica Hansen pictures as of right now, meaning the webmaster must have earned his money this week.

Interestingly, the lawsuit doesn't say if Dr. Hochstein did any surgery on Monica Hansen or whether she had any, period. So did she? We have no idea, but we invite you to take a closer look at more pics of Monica after the jump ...

 
Comments:
Rigged For Dive! is just another of a long series of April Fool hoaxes from Subsim.com

 

 

Universal to remake The Thing
Posted in: Movie News, Horror Movie News
the-thing-movie-poster.jpg
 

Universal are to remake the John Carpenter film THE THING. The new movie will be written by Ron Moore and directed by commercial helmer Matthijs Van Heijningen.

Variety says that the film is set in a Norwegian camp and chronicles how the shape-shifting alien was first discovered and overcame the inhabitants of that camp.

Kurt Russell starred in...

Jan 29, 2009 - 6:14:45 AM

 

World War Z concept art
Posted in: Movie News
worldwarzconceptart.jpg
 

Concept art for the upcoming Marc 'QUANTUM OF SOLACE' Forster film WORLD WAR Z has been released onto the Interwebs.

Dan LuVisis is the artist behind said art for the film which takes place ten years after the human victory over...

Jan 28, 2009 - 7:05:13 PM


 

WB planning new Tomb Raider reboot
Posted in: Movie News
lara.jpg
 

We reported yesterday how Megan Fox may be being lined up to play Lara Croft in a new TOMB RAIDER movie. Well, those rumours have not been confirmed, but today The Hollywood Reporter has said that there will be a new TR movie, and it will be a reboot ala the recent Batman/ Bond movies etc.

The trade says that Warners Bros. and producer Dan Lin are in early development on a new flick, which will revamp the character and her mission and bear very little resemblance to the original pictures, which were made by Paramount. It will reimagine the origins of the character, her love interest and the main villain, according to THR.

The original Angelina Jolie starrer in 2001 made $275 million worldwide, while the 2003 follow-up earned a more modest $157 million.

There was no mention as to who will don the mini-shorts and tight top though.

Jan 28, 2009 - 5:27:57 PM


 

Fox hire Carnahan and Scotts for A-Team film
Posted in: Movie News
the-a-team.jpg
 

Twentieth Century Fox have hired SMOKIN' ACES writer/ director and Ridley Scott and brother Tony Scott as executive producer and producer for the planned big-screen film THE A-TEAM, based on the original 1980s TV show of the same name.

Stephen J. Cannell, who created the original TV series, will also produce the film.

Carnahan will polish the script by Skip Woods with Brian Bloom.

Variety says that the intention is to start production by June for a June 11, 2010, release. It said that the Middle East will replace Vietnam as the place the four did their tour of duty, but Carnahan said the origin story is the jumping-off point.

"You can ... make a film that reflects on the real world without losing the great sense of fun and the velocity of action in a classic summer popcorn film," Carnahan said.

"Tony and I feel that marrying this Scott Free project with Joe's sensibility will result in a fast-paced, exciting franchise, one we hope will be around for years to come," Ridley Scott said to the trade.
 

Jan 28, 2009 - 8:19:56 AM

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