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Clints Bits – 12/3/04

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  • Dark Horizons reports that Kevin Kline has been made an offer to play Dreyfus in “The Pink Panther”. The role was originally offered to Hugh Grant.

  • Corey Yuen is set to direct “Dead or Alive”, a film based on the video game of the same name.

  • Samuel L.Jackson and Asita will begin filming the basketball flick “Coach Carter” this month.

  • Three new “Punisher” posters are up here

  • Coming Soon debunks the rumour that Nicole Kidman will be playing the White Witch in “The Chronicles of Narnia”.

  • According to Dark Horizons, Roger Kumble [“Cruel Intentions”] is in talks to direct the film “Just Friends” with Ryan Reynolds as the star

  • TheZReview reports that an Australian extension of Disney is currently working on a sequel to “Bambi”.

  • Hideo Nakata, director of the original “Ringu”, is in talks to come and helm Hollywood’s “The Ring 2”.

  • Paris Hilton is in talks to join the cast of the “House of Wax” remake. She would play one of a group of friends who fall prey to a sinister plot while passing through a small town on their way to a college football game.

  • Jennifer Aniston has joined “Diary” about a married woman whose diary is stolen and then used against her.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker is in talks to star in a remake of “The Man who Came to Dinner”, which describes the plight of a well-to-do family who find themselves with an unexpected house guest after a visit from Sheridan Whiteside, an acid-tongued critic who breaks his leg and is taken in by the family. Whiteside is accompanied by Maggie Cutler, his long-suffering secretary in whose affairs he meddles.

  • HollywoodNorthReport.com reports that Bryan Singer might be eyeing Vancouver to film the “Logan’s Run” remake.

  • ABC has cancelled TV’s “The Practice”. See MediaSharx for Details.

  • Maria Bello and John Leguizamo are in talks and Drea de Matteo has been added to the cast of “Assault on Precent 13”.

  • Cloris Leachman [“The Beverly Hillbillies”] has taken over from Anne Bancroft playing the role of Adam Sandler’s mother in “Spanglish”.

  • Wesley Snipes, Ryan Phillippe, Jason Statham and Justine Waddell will star in “Chaos”, which follows a rookie and veteran cop, played by Phillippe and Statham, in pursuit of bank robber (Snipes) who knows too much about the inner workings of the police department.

  • Corbin Bernsen [“L.A Law”] will play an actor-turned-entrepreneur with some shady secrets in Shane Black’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”.

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of a villain named ‘Vanning’ in “Mission : Impossible 3”, says Dark Horizons

  • Coming Soon and NineMSN are reporting that Richard Donner wants Mel Gibson back for “Lethal Weapon 5” – he won’t do it without him though.

  • Screenwriter Steve Conrad has signed a deal to write the adaptation of Chang-Rae Lee’s novel “Aloft for Warner Bros”. The book, due out this spring, is the sprawling tale of aging baby boomer Jerry Battle, who must hold together his fractured family.

  • Gus Van Sant [“Elephant”] will tackle the grunge scene with “Last Days”. The film is described as loosely inspired by events in the Northwest rock ‘n’ roll scene during the mid-1990s. Michael Pitt will be playing lead singer of a band whose trajectory resembles that of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. Lukas Haas is in talks to play another member of that band.

  • CHUD reports that “Man-Thing” isn’t going to direct to video and Lions Gate assures them it’ll be in theatres around Halloween.

  • Mark Frost [“Twin Peaks”] is in talks to write “Electric Boy Genius”, based on the true story of Ryan Patterson, who before he went to kindergarten was wiring his family’s house. By the first grade, Patterson was building complex robots. Under a mentor’s encouragement, the boy invented gadgets that would change people’s lives, like an electronic sign-language translator.

  • IGNFilmForce has details on what to expect with the forthcoming “G.I Joe” movie.

  • Corey Feldman is currently shooting “The Birthday” in Spain. It’s a movie that takes place in ‘real time’.

  • May 3rd thru July 15th 2004. They’re the dates “Elektra” will be filming in Vancouver, says HollywoodNorthReport.com

    Source : Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Mark’, ‘Stefan’, Eva’, ‘Marcus’

  • Anthony Anderson in Hathaway Biopic

    Interview : Robert Redford