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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Francis McDormand will all star in the new Coen Brothers black comedy Burn After Reading about a CIA agent who loses the disc to a book he is writing.  The Coens penned the script and Joel will direct.  Shooting starts in August.

Two former editors of the Washington Post have optioned the novel All Quiet on the Western Front to be made into film again.  The novel written 75 years ago and speaking out against war after World War I is a classic that explores the life of German infantrymen stuck in the trenches of the first world wars trench warfare.  Previously an Oscar Winning adaptation was done in 1930.  This new version is said to only be using the book as a starting point while exploring different plotlines and giving more depth to the story.

The next Mummy film in the series with Brendan Fraser will be called The Mummy 3: Curse of the Dragon and be released on July 11, 2008.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who teamed up for the brilliant mini-series Band of Brothers are re-teaming for another mini-series about World War II.  This time it's called The Pacific and will cover the major battles of the Pacific theater.  Filming starts in Australia this July and continues for 8 months. 

Science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card says his most popular novel to date, Ender's Game, is still in development and is being turned around and finally moving forward again.  Card himself will serve as sole screenwriter on the project.  Financing is trying to be found and until then no director can be hired.  Rumored directors include Ridley Scott and Wolfgang Petersen.

Fox has had to address rumors about things that slipped out about the new Fantastic Four movie and in doing so have let everyone know that Laurence Fishburn is the voice of the Silver Surfer and not of Galactus.  Galactus will appear in the movie but fans must wait until the movie to get a glimpse.

Lost star Matthew Fox is in final talks to become Racer X in the live action version of Speed Racer.  The story revolves around Speed and his quest to become a great driver while he is rivaled by the mysterious soldier of fortune Racer X.  Emile Hirsch is already signed on to play Speed and Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci, and John Goodman are also signed on to star.  The Wachowski brothers will direct the film which is shooting in Berlin this summer.

Kevin James is in talks to star in One Nation Under Bob, about an average guy who inherits a small island only to find it's inhabited and he's know the owner of this sovereign land. 

Ridley Scott will direct an adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's debut novel Child 44.  The book follows an officer in the secret police in Stalinist Russia who is framed for treason by a colleague.  On the run he discovers child killings and tries to unearth what has happened while risking his own life.

Edward Norton is making a return to the mainstream by signing on to play Bruce Banner in the upcoming The Incredible Hulk. 

New trailers:

The Bourne Ultimatum: The final chapter of the The Bourne trilogy sees Jason as he has nothing left to fight for and he comes back home when he starts to remember who he used to be and targets the people that took everything from him.  In theaters August 3rd.

Bug- A new creepy horror film from the director of The Exorcist William Friedkin about bugs that can get inside you and eat away at you from the inside.  It looks very creepy and gross, so it should be awesome.  Starring Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr.  In theaters May 25.

Hatchet- Being billed as the next great slasher film and a new slasher franchise.  An original horror story that isn't a sequel, remake, or base off a Japanese film.  The story follows a group of teens like any other slasher film as they take a tour ride into the swamps of Louisiana only to have their fun ruined by a madman.  Kane Hodder, the original Jason Voorhees, stars as the next horror icon villain in this one.  In theaters September 7.

Heckler
- A documentary from comedian Jamie Kennedy with help from tons of other people in the spotlight(actors, comedians, directors) as they talk about dealing with hecklers and Jamie tries to turn the tables by finding folks on the internet who wrote about him and ask them what the hell's going on.




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