Aksel Hennie Joins Ratner's "Hercules: The Thracian Wars"

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Aksel Hennie Joins Ratner's "Hercules: The Thracian Wars"

Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie ("Headhunters") will join Dwayne Johnson in Brett Ratner's upcoming "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" project at MGM and Paramount Pictures.

The story is based on the Radical Publishing and Steve Moore's two-part comic "The Thracian Wars" and "The Knives of Kush." It follows Hercules years after he carried out his twelve tasks and has turned his back on the Gods.

Now he and six friends have become mercenaries who've been hired by the King of Thrac ...


MGM Moves To Reboots Film

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MGM Moves To Reboots Film

With its first post-bankruptcy co-financing deal announced this week (Paramount for "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters"), MGM is moving forward with its plans to remake various 1980's hit features from its library reports Variety.

The Lion has put out word that it intends to get five projects moving toward production including the reboots/remakes of "Robocop," "Mr. Mom," "The Idolmaker" and "Poltergeist". They're also keen on a Peter Berg-produced "Hercules" project.

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Jane Tennison Gets "A History of Violence"

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Jane Tennison Gets

After a long search for a lead to fill the shoes of Helen Mirren, NBC looks to have locked down its new Jane Tennison in the form of "A History of Violence" actress Maria Bello says The Live Feed.

Bello is "putting the final touches" on a deal to play the role in the network's American remake of British crime hit "Prime Suspect". Bello has been courted for the pilot since last year and met with executive producer Peter Berg on Friday.

Executive producer Alexandra Cunnin ...


NBC Plans "Prime Suspect" Remake

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NBC Plans

Though it seemingly stalled in development over a year ago, NBC is continuing with it plans to remake multi-award winning British police procedural "Prime Suspect".

Created by Lynda La Plante, the first "Prime Suspect" four-hour mini-series in 1991 featured Helen Mirren in a star-making turn as no-nonsense Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison. As she investigated a series of serial rape-murders, she had to deal with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Five more f ...


New "Red" Sequel In The Works

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Summit Entertainment has started prepping its proposed sequel to this year's action/comedy hit "Red" reports Collider.

Jon and Erich Hoeber, who adapted the first film from the Warren Ellis' comic book, have been confirmed to be onboard to write the sequel.

Despite the hiring, the sequel hasn't officially received the green light yet. Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren starred ...