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Strike Memo Reveals Lots of Juicy Info!

Source: ComingSoon.net
September 13, 2007

ComingSoon.net has gotten its hands on a list that is being circulated around major talent agencies in Hollywood which includes all the movies that the studios are making a priority before the impending Writers Guild, Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild strike next year. The list contains a lot of interesting information about upcoming movies and directors that are currently attached. (Caveat emptor: Some of these directors may not have actually signed or agreed to make the movies their next projects.) Here are some highlights followed by the full list!

- Justin Lin will be returning to direct The Fast and the Furious 4.
- Director Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket) is attached to develop a movie based on the TV show "Land of the Lost."
- Drew Barrymore is slated to direct her first feature, something called Whip It.
- Summit is trying to get rolling on the thriller Need directed by Ryan Murphy, which is to star Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts. (ComingSoon.net spoke to Watts last week and she said that she's still interested.)
- Adaptations of Stephen King's Cell by Eli Roth and Yann Martel's Life of Pi by Jean-Pierre Jeunet also appear on the list, making one think they'll be rolling into production sooner rather than later.
- Guy Ritchie's name is listed next to the Warner Bros. remake of The Dirty Dozen!
- A new directing project for Robert Redford is a movie called Against All Enemies.
- Stephen Sommers is not listed as the director of G.I. Joe even though it was recently announced by Hasbro via Variety.
- George Miller is listed in parentheses for Justice League, so maybe that's not as definite as some sites would like to believe.
- The list confirms that Accepted director Steve Pink will helm Fletch Won for the Weinstein Company.
- Directors Justin Chadwick and Wayne Kramer are listed as possibles for something called Seventh Samurai from the Weinstein Company. Could this be the rumored remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai?
- The Coen Brothers, whose new movie No Country for Old Men comes out later this year and who are finishing up Burn After Reading with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, have a movie listed for Focus Features called The Serious Man.
- Director John Whitesell (Big Momma's House) is listed next to a movie called Meatballs for Lionsgate, which is presumably a remake of the 1979 Bill Murray camp comedy.
- Matthew Vaughn's Thor, which was just announced by Marvel Films, is on the list of a movie that's being fast-tracked before the strike.
- Wolgang Petersen is listed as the director for a movie called Alien Uprising.
- David Dobkin will direct Monster Hunter.

THE LIST (D = Director):

2929
BURNING PLAIN D: Guillermo Arriaga
VILLAIN D: Martin Campbell

BALDWIN
ATLAS SHRUGGED D: Vadim Perelman
INDISCRETION D: Tony Goldwyn
LUNA D: Deepa Mehta

BEACON
CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN D: Kip Williams

DISNEY
ADVENTURELAND D: Greg Mottola
ALICE D: tba
AMERICAN DOG (animated) D: Chris Sanders
BEDTIME STORIES D: Adam Shankman
BOY SOLDIER D: Oliver Higschbiegel
A CHRISTMAS CAROL D: Robert Zemeckis
CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC D: PJ Hogan
DOUBT D: John Patrick Shanley
ESCAPE FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN D: Andy Fickman
G-FORCE (animated) D: Hoyt Yeatman
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 D: Kenny Ortega
JUNGLE CRUISE D: tba
LIBERTY D: tba
PRINCE OF PERSIA D: tba
PRINCESS AND THE FROG (animated) D: Ron Clements & John Musker
PROPOSAL, THE D: Robert Luketic
SCHOOLED D: Walt Becker
SNOW D: Francis Lawrence

DIMENSION
CELL D: Eli Roth
COMEBACK D: Fred Durst
PORKY'S D: tba
SUPERHEROES D: Craig Mazin
WEDDING RINGER FKA GOLDEN TUX D: Lavender and Garelick
YOUTH IN REVOLT D: tba

DREAMWORKS
CAMP CREEPY TIME D: tba
DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS D: Jay Roach
EAGLE EYE D: DJ Caruso
GHOST TOWN D: David Koepp
HOTEL FOR DOGS D: Thor Freudenthal
I LOVE YOU MAN D: John Hamburg
RIVALS, THE D: John Madden
SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE D: tba
SIEGE OF FULTON AVE D: tba
SOLOIST, THE aka IMAGINING BEETHOVEN D: Joe Wright
THOUSAND WORDS D: tba
TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 D: Steven Spielberg
WEDNESDAY D: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
WILL D: tba

FOCUS
SERIOUS MAN, THE D: Coen Bros
CURVEBALL D: (Josh Marston)
LITTLE GAME D: Ang Lee
NICK AND NORAH D: Peter Sollett
MEMORY OF A KILLER D: tba
PIANO TUNER D: Werner Herzog
SIN NOMBRE D: Cary Fukunaga

FOX
A-TEAM D: tba
COOL SCHOOL D: tba
DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL D: Scott Derrikson
FANTASTIC VOYAGE D: Roland Emmerich
GULLIVERS TRAVELS D: tba
MAGNETO D: David Goyer
ME TIME D: tba
RUNAWAY TRAIN D: Martin Campbell
SELLING TIME D: tba
STREET FIGHTER D: Andrezej Bartkowiak
THEY CAME FROM UPSTAIRS D: John Schultz
TOOTH FAIRY D: tba
TROUBLE MAN FKA WICHITA D: Tom Dey
USED GUYS D: Jay Roach
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS D: Tom Vaughn
WOLVERINE D: Gavin Hood

FOX ATOMIC
BRAD CUTTER RUINED MY LIFE D: Ari Sandel
CAPTAIN AWESOME D: tba
DON'T SEND HELP D: tba
I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER D: tba
PLAYBOYS D: Trevor Moore/Zack Creggors
SPACE INVADER D: Andrew Currie
SMASH AND GRAB D: (John Moore)

FOX SEARCHLIGHT
500 DAYS OF SUMMER D: Marc Webb
KIDNAP D: Nate Gwaltney
NOTORIOUS D: George Tillman
RABBIT HOLE D: (Sam Raimi)
SECRET LIFE OF BEES D: Gina Prince Bythewood
TOGETHER D: Miguel Arteta
WAY BACK D: tba

FOX 2000
AFTERLIFE D: tba
ANOTHER BULLSH*T NIGHT IN SUCK CITY D: Paul Weitz
BACHELOR BOYS D: tba
BOYS NEXT DOOR D: tba
CONTACT ZERO D: tba
DALLAS D: Betty Thomas
LIFE OF PI D: Jean Pierre Jeunet
LUCKY STRIKE D: Tony Scott
MARLEY AND ME D: David Frankel
MONTE CARLO FKA HEADHUNTERS D: Tom Bezucha
RAMONA D: Liz Allen
SHADOW DIVERS D: tba
TOWNHOUSE D: John Carney
WOLF BROTHER D: Catherine Hardwicke

GOLD CIRCLE
ARCANUM D: Randall Wallace
CHILLED IN MIAMI D: Jonas Elmer
FLYPAPER D: tbd
HONEYMOON'S OVER D: tbd

HBO FILMS
CONNIE & RUTH D: Jane Anderson
RECOUNT D: Jay Roach

INTERMEDIA
KILLER'S GAME D: Simon Crane

LAKESHORE
GAME D: Neveldine & Taylor
LINCOLN LAWYER D: tba

LIONSGATE
5 KILLERS D: Mark Helfrich
ADDICTED D: Peter Medak
ATLAS SHRUGGED D: Vadim Perelman
BACHELOR #2 D: Howard Deutch
CHURCHBOY D: Sonu Gonera
MEATBALLS D: John Whitesell
PARTY BOYS D: Pate Bros.
PUNISHER II D: Lexi Alexander
SHRINK D: Kevin Donovan
SPIRIT, THE D: Frank Miller
TULIA D: John Singleton

MANDATE
CURVE D: Charles Stone
DOGS OF BABEL D: tba
WHIP IT D: Drew Barrymore

MIRAMAX
HERO D: Julian Farino
RESURRECTIONISTS, THE (BA) D: John Madden

NEW LINE
20,000 LEAGUES D: tba
$40,000 MAN D: tba
APPALOOSA D: Ed Harris
CONRAIL D: Ericson Core
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK D: Len Wiseman
FOUR CHRISTMASES D: Seth Gordon
GEARS OF WAR D: tba
GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST D: Mark Waters
HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU D: Ken Kwapis
HONEYMOON WITH HARRY D: tbd
KILLING ON CARNIVAL ROW D: Neil Jordan
KING OF KONG D: Seth Gordon
MILD THINGS D: Frank Coraci
MY SISTER'S KEEPER D: Nick Cassavetes
PAPER WINGS D: tba
SEX & THE CITY D: Michael King
SNITCH D: Carl Franklin
TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE D: Robert Schwentke

NEW REGENCY
BIG MOMMA'S 3 D: tba
BRIDE WARS D: tba
CAGE D: tba
CAPRICORN ONE D: tba
DALLAS D: (Betty Thomas)
MONTE CARLO aka HEADHUNTERS D: Tom Bezucha
VOLTRON D: tbd

OVERTURE
105 DEGREES D: Jon AMiel
HUMBOLT PARK D: tba
RIGHTEOUS KILL D: Jon Avnet
LAST CHANCE HARVEY D: Joel Hopkins

PARAMOUNT
ANGUS, THONGS D: Gurinder Chadha
CHEF D: tba
FIGHTER, THE D: Darren Aronofsky
GI JOE D: tba
I WANT TO _____ YOUR SISTER D: tba
LOVE GURU D: Marco Schnabel
MEN MAKING MUSIC D: Clay Tarver
NOWHERE LAND D: Karey Kirkpatrick
PSYCHO FUNKY CHIMP D: Ruben Fleischer
STAR TREK D: JJ Abrams
THOR D: Matthew Vaughn
TORSO D: David Fincher
UNTITLED CAMERON CROWE D: Cameron Crowe
YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY D: Julian Farino
WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE D: tba
WORLD WAR Z D: tba

PARAMOUNT VANTAGE
AMERICAN STORAGE D: Andrew Cohen
CAGED D: Chris Kentis
DON READY FKA CLAY HUJKO LIKES CARS D: Neal Brennan
DEFIANCE D: Ed Zwick
DIRT D: tba

ROGUE
BELCOO EXPERIMENT D: James Gunn
BFF D: tba
CASTLEVANIA D: Sylvain White
DYNOMITE D: Paul Feig
FIGHTIN' D: Dito Montiel
LABOR DAY MASON D: Will Gluck
LOST SQUAD D: Leger & Mather
NEAR DARK D: Sam Bayer

SCREEN GEMS
ARMORED D: Nimrod Antal
BONE DEEP D: John Luessenhop
BURIAL, THE D: tba
CROSSING, THE D: tba
INSANITARIUM D: Jeff Buhler
LODGER D:David Ondaatje
KINGDOM COME D: tba
PHENOM D: tba
UNT MARDI GRAS D: Phil Dornfeld

SPYGLASS
ANTHONY ZIMMER D: Lasse Hallstrom
IRONBOW D: Derin Seale

SONY
AGAINST ALL ENEMIES D: Robert Redford
ALIEN UPRISING D: Wolfgang Peterson
ANGELS AND DEMONS D: Ron Howard
BASTER D: Speck & Gordon
BIG MAN ON CAMPUS D: tba
BOND 22 D: Marc Forster
BROTHERS D: Jim Sheridan
EDWIN A. SALT D: Terry George
FANTASY ISLAND D; tba
GRAYS, THE D: Wolfgang Peterson
I DREAM OF JEANNIE D: tba
JULIE JULIA D: Nora Ephron
MONSTER HUNTER D: David Dobkin
SAMMY'S HILL D: David O. Russell
SEVEN POUNDS D: Gabriele Muccino
STEP-BROTHERS D: Adam Mckay
THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS D: Steve Zaillian
TAKING OF PELHAM 123 D: Tony Scott
TOKYO SUCKERPUNCH D: tba
YEAR ONE D: Harold Ramis
VOYEUR D: tba

SONY CLASSICS
DANCING WITH SHIVA D: Jonathan Demme

SUMMIT
DJINN D: Nicholas Refn
NEED D: Ryan Murphy
PARENTAL GUIDANCE D: tba
RAT BASTARD D: Gary Winick
SEX DRIVE D: Sean Anders

UNITED ARTISTS
BIRDCAGE 2 D: tba
PINKVILLE D: Oliver Stone

UNIVERSAL
ABSENT HEARTS D: Jim Whitaker
BARBARELLA D: Robert Rodriguez
BIG BROTHERS D: David Wain
CHANGELING, THE D: Clint Eastwood
CIRQUE DU FREAK D: Paul Weitz
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON D: Breck Eisner
DARK FIELDS D: tba
DRACULA YEAR ZERO D: Alex Proyas
FAST & FURIOUS 4 D: Justin Lin
HURRICAINE SEASON D: Billy Ray
I, THALUS AKA OLYMPIAD D: Pete Segal
LAND OF THE LOST D: Brad Silberling
LA RIOTS D: Spike Lee
LA SCORTA D: Asger Yeth
MAN AND WIFE D: Gabriele Muccino
MY NAME IS JODY WILLIAMS D: Audrey Wells
NOTTINGHAM D: Ridley Scott
ONE NATION UNDER BOB D: Tom Shadyac
PHARM GIRL D: tba
PLAYBOY D: Brett Ratner
REPOSSESSION MAMBO D: Miguel Sapochnik
RIPD D: David Dobkin
SANDS OF TIME D: tba
SCOTT PILGRIM D: Edgar Wright
STATE OF PLAY D: Kevin McDonald
SOURCE CODE D: tba
TRAVELING D: Brandon Camp
TRUMP HEIST D: Brett Ratner
UNDOMESTIC GODDESS D: tba
UNT CHARLES RANDOLPH D: tba
UNT JON FAVREAU D: Jon Favreau
WOLFMAN D: Mark Romanek

WALDEN
NARNIA 3 - DAWNTREADER D: Michael Apted
NARNIA 4 - SILVER CHAIR D: tba
CITY OF THE BEASTS D: tba
TORTOISE AND THE HIPPO D: John Dykstra
RELATIVITY D: tba

WARNER BROS.
1906 D: Brad Bird
ALTERED CARBON D: James McTeigue
ARRANGED D: Gary Winick
CARPE DEMON D: tba
CLASH OF THE TITANS D: tba
DIRTY DOZEN D: Guy Ritchie
FARRAGUT NORTH D: tba
GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE D: tba
HARRY POTTER 6 D: David Yates
HEART SHAPED BOX D: Neil JOrdan
HIMELFARB D: Miguel Arteta
INCREDIBLE MR LIMPET D: Chris Columbus
JUSTICE LEAGUE D: (George Miller)
LOSERS D:
MEN D: Todd Phillips
MORTDECAI D: tbd
NIGHTCRAWLERS D: McG
PENETRATION D: Ridley Scott
SHANTARAM D: Mira Nair
SHERLOCK HOLMES D: tbd
SPOOKS APPRENTICE D: Tim Burton
THE TOWN D: Adrian Lyne
YES MAN D: Peyton Reed

WARNER INDEPENDENT
DISASSOCIATE D: Zach Helm
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH D: Jonathan Jakubowitz
MAN WITHOUT A GUN D: Pete Travis
MESSAGE FROM THE KING D: tba
RUM DIARY D: Bruce Robinson
WHITE JAZZ D: Joe Carnahan

WEINSTEIN CO.
BERNARD THE GENIE D: Richard Curtis
FLETCH WON D: Steve Pink
I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT D: David Frankel
GOING DOWN FKA MUSKRAT LOVE D: (Andy Fickman)
NINE D: Rob Marshall
READER, THE D: Stephen Daldry
SEVENTH SAMURAI D: (Justin Chadwick, Wayne Kramer?)
SHANGHAI D: Mikael Hafstrom
TULIP FEVER D: Peter Chelsom
ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO D: Kevin Smith

WORKING TITLE
BAD NEWS INC. D: tba
BURN AFTER READING D: Coen Bros
EVEREST D: tba
FOOD FIGHT D: Steve Brill
IMPERIAL LIFE D: Paul Greengrass
LOST FOR WORDS D: Suzanne Bier
RIP, THE D: Roger Michell
ROCK THE BOAT D: Richard Curtis
YOUNG AT HEART D: tba





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