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Considering I haven’t posted a real “news” story in the past six days, that is excluding my Elijah Wood interview, which you must read… click here to check it out, so I have put together this little article to go over the rumors and news that have surfaced around the Net lately, hope you enjoy…

David Slade is directing 30 Days of Night for Columbia Pictures. The film is the latest production from Ghost House Pictures and is based on the graphic novel by Steve Niles. The story is set in Barrow, Alaska, a town where, in the middle of winter, the sun sets and does not rise again for more than 30 days. When an evil force terrifies the town’s residents, all hopes are pinned on the local sheriffs — a husband-and-wife team who must choose between saving themselves and helping the town survive the siege, which will last until daylight returns. [read on]

MI6 is reporting that the 21st film in the James Bond series, Casino Royale, may be delayed as the site quotes John Harlow from The Times (UK) saying the delay will be caused since the film is scheduled to start within 12 weeks but the makers have no script, no Miss Moneypenny and nobody to play Britain’s most enduring spy. Sounds reason enough to delay to me. [read on]

Seems there may be problems with the Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni remake Fun With Dick and Jane as DarkHorizons got a tip from a scooper stating that 60 PAGES of re-writes were done (since “whittled down” to 40), and five weeks have been allotted to film them (although one source says that it is a sure bet to go over). The ending is on tap to be altered too, and “the studio wants more Jim Carrey over the top” type stuff according to a source. [read on]

The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Charlie Hunnam is in negotiations to join Alfonso Cuaron‘s The Children of Men pitting him opposite Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. The film is an adaptation of the book by mystery writer P.D. James and is set in the near future, when mankind has lost the ability to reproduce, and the world is rocked by the news that the world’s youngest person — who is 18 — has died. [read on]

I just had a chance to watch “Lost” for the first time as I reviewed the first season DVD and now I learn from Monsters and Critics that producers of hit TV show are planning to end the final series with a movie blockbuster to curb the cast’s demands for a pay rise. What?!?! Is this a good idea? The more I think about it, it just might be. The article goes on to say that Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan were furious last week after discovering they are paid only a fifth of what the stars of rival show “Desperate Housewives” earn. The big-budget movie will come either at the end of the second series, which is currently being filmed in Hawaii, or at the end of the third if the show continues to attract huge audiences worldwide. [read on]

There is a rumor coming out of French news source AlloCine that French actor Gaspard Ulliel (A Very Long Engagement) may be the frontrunner to play the fine young cannibal Hannibal in the upcoming Lecter prequel Young Hannibal. Filming on the feature is scheduled to begin on September 15th so this news just may be the official word… stay tuned for confirmation. [read on]

Clooney and the Coens may be getting back together as Ain’t It Cool News scored word that George Clooney told Vogue magazine that he will be teaming up with the brothers for Hail, Caeser! a film to be set in the 1920s about a bunch of idiots attempting to put on a play of the Greek tragedy. [read on]

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