Friday, August 19, 2005

The Cave

Directed by Bruce Hunt, this film stars : Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian, Daniel Dae Kim, Rick Ravanello, Marcel Lures, Lena Headey, and Piper Perabo.

The Story: Deep in the Romanian forest, a team of scientists stumbles upon the ruins of a 13th century Abbey. On further inspection, they make a startling discovery - the Abbey is built over the entrance to a giant underground cave system. Local biologists belive the cave could be home to an undiscovered eco-system, so they hire a group of American cave-explorers to help them investigate its depths.

Jack (Cole Hauser) and his brother Tyler (Eddie Cibrian) are thrill-seeking professional cave explorers who run a team of the top divers in the world. They arrive in Romania with all the latest equipment, including a new type of scuba tank allowing a diver to remain submerged for up to 24 hours. The crack unit, which also includes Charlie (Piper Perabo) and Buchanan (Morris Chestnut), immediately begin their exploration. But what they find deep inside the caves is not just a new eco-system, but an entirely new species altogether...

"Yeh, You're right....I'm lighting my crotch"

"Hum...this isn't that bad, I've muff dived in bigger!"

August 26th, 2005

The Truth Machine

Lions Gate Film has optioned James Halperin's sci-fi thriller The Truth Machine and set it up with Ithaka Entertainment's Andrew Weiner and Braxton Pope along with Fritz Manger and Bill McDonald (Rome).

Ron Shusett (co-creator of the "Alien" franchise) and George Lee Marshall (Dark Side) will adapt the novel.

The Truth Machine examines what the world would be like after the construction of a perfect lie detector, with the character who invented the machine committing a crime and then submitting to his own creation.

Shoot 'Em Up

Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci are in talks to join Clive Owen in New Line Cinema's Shoot 'Em Up, a hard-core action project from screenwriter-director Michael Davis. Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Rick Benattar are producing.

The Hollywood Reporter says the story begins with a woman having a baby during a shootout. The man who delivers the baby, called simply Mr. Smith (Owen), is entrusted with protecting it from an army of gunmen.

Giamatti would play the villain who wants the baby dead, and Bellucci would be Owen's love interest.

A January start date is being eyed. Jeff Katz and Cale Boyter are overseeing for the studio.


The Hollywood Reporter says Daniel Craig (Layer Cake, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) will star opposite Nicole Kidman in Warner Bros. Pictures' Invasion, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.

Produced by Joel Silver ("The Matrix" trilogy), the sci-fi thriller tells the story of a mysterious epidemic that alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C. psychiatrist (Kidman) discovers the epidemic's origins are extraterrestrial, she must fight to protect her son, who may hold the key to stopping an imminent invasion.

Craig plays Kidman's colleague and love interest who teams up with her to fight the invasion.

The screenplay is by David Kajganich (Monkey's Paw).


gm after a little rest I'm back.

Stone Village Pictures has acquired remake rights to the 1955 French heist classic Rififi and will make a contemporized version starring Al Pacino and directed by Harold Becker.

The original film was directed by Jules Dassin and revolved around a career thief who, upon leaving prison, discovers his wife has left him. He returns to crime, plotting a daring jewelry store heist.

The film would be the third collaboration between Becker and Pacino, after Sea of Love and City Hall.

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