Guillermo del Toro, Jim Henson Team For "Pinocchio" In 3D

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Guillermo del Toro, Jim Henson Team For

Guillermo del Toro and the Jim Henson Company are teaming to develop the 3D stop-motion animated feature "Pinocchio". This new adaptation of the Carlo Collodi fairy tale will be darker and scarier than the famous 1940 animated Disney classic.

del Toro tells Deadline that "What we're trying to do is present a Pinocchio that is more faithful to the take that Collodi wrote. That is more surreal and slightly darker than what we've seen before."

He adds that "The key with thi ...


Sendhil Ramamurthy: Want to Return to India for Another Film

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Indian American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, known for his roles in TV series like ‘Heroes’ and ‘Psych’, has shot for a film on the ‘noisy’ streets of Mumbai. He says he would love to come back to India for another venture but not a ‘typical masala’ film.

His film ‘Shor’ (Noise), shot in Mumbai and directed jointly by Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru, is being screened at the ongoing Dubai International Film Festival and Sendhil ...


Brad Furman Obsessed With Valet

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Brad Furman Obsessed With Valet


Brad Furman ("The Take") is set to direct the suspense thriller "Valet" for Warner Bros. Pictures reports the trades.

Matthew Aldrich will rewrite Alan McElroy's original screenplay inspired by true events of a parking attendant who becomes obsessed with a female customer and systematically inserts himself into her life.

The production is being fast-tracked to begin shooting in the first quarter of 2009.
 

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The Take

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Felix De La Pena (John Leguizamo) is an armored car driver struggling to make ends meet for his wife Marina (Rosie Perez) and two kids in East LA's Boyle Heights neighborhood. But their lives are thrown into chaos after Felix miraculously survives a violent on-the-job hijacking led by Adell Baldwin (Tyrese Gibson), a merciless criminal driven by power and greed. Now facing a difficult recovery and struggling with a nasty new temper, Felix becomes obsessed with tracking down his attackers before ...

Trace Adkins Becomes "Carol" Reaper

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Trace Adkins Becomes
Country star Trace Adkins will will play the Spirit of Christmas Future (aka the Grim Reaper) in David Zucker's indie Christmas comedy "American Carol" says The Hollywood Reporter.

Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen and Dennis Hopper have cameos in the takeoff on Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale. Adkins character uses his musical abilities to help Scrooge (Kelsey Grammer) avoid a tragic end.

Adkins made his screen debut in this year's Slamdance entry "Trailer Park of Terror". ...