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FirstShowing.net reports that Tim Burton will be working with producer Johnny Depp and script writer John August on a remake of the 60’s daytime supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows. The project will be an update of the cult classic that starred Jonathan Frid as a vampire named Barnabas Collins. Johnny Depp has also been rumored to be be playing the part of Barnabas.

THR.com reports that Mel Brooks confirmed last week that he’s not closing down his production company Brooksfilms, that he founded in 1978 and that he is in fact developing a horror film called Pizzaman. Brooks said that Pizzaman would be a “serious horror film.” Rudy De Luca (Silent Movie, High Anxiety, Million Dollar Mystery, Dracula: Dead and Loving It) and Steve Haberman (Life Stinks, Dracula: Dead and Loving It) are penning the script. Brooks won’t be directing, but will be producing.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton have been cast as the two leads in the upcoming Prince of Persia. Alfred Molina and Ben Kingsley have also been confirmed. Prince of Persia is a Jerry Bruckheimer production and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell is directing.

Bloody Disgusting reports that Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are is being entirely reshot. Warner Brothers will start reshooting on June 5th and will work all the way through June 30th. Correction: According to FirstShowing.net Where the Wild Things Are will reshoot from June 5th through June 30th but it may not be a complete reshoot. Quoted from Bloody Disgusting “it is unclear how much is being reshot, but there are new casting calls out for various stand-in roles.”

Bryce Dallas Howard will replace Charlotte Gainsbourgh as Kate Connor wife of John Connor, played by Christian Bale in the upcoming Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

Guy Ritchie is re-writing and directing Warner Bros Sherlock Holmes. Warner has been tight lipped about the plot but did say that they would be aiming to reinvent Holmes and Watson with Holmes being a more physical and adventuresome character.

Bloody Disgusting says that CineTel has gotten the remake rights to the 70’s shocker I Spit On Your Grave.

Sources:
THR
Bloody Disgusting
FirstShowing.net
Movie Web

04. June 2008 by Edward
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