Universal Announces 2012 Release Dates

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Universal Pictures has locked down much of its 2012 film release slate, as well as announcing release dates for two other high-profile projects.

First up, Ron Howard's first film in the planned film/TV adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy saga "The Dark Tower" has locked in a May 17th 2013 release date. Also Tom Hanks' recently shot ensemble drama "Larry Crowne" will score a July 1st release next year.

Onto the 2012 slate where at least seven of the distributor's planned ...


Brewer Becomes A Mother Trucker

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Brewer Becomes A Mother Trucker

Director Craig Brewer ("Hustle and Flow") will write and direct the action comedy "Mother Trucker" for New Regency says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on a Maxim article written by Steven Russell, the story follows a man who escapes from jail, steels an 18-wheeler and heads across the South to see his dying mother with police on his trail.
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Boyle Adapting Pratchett's Truckers?

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Boyle Adapting Pratchett's Truckers?


"28 Days Later" and "Trainspotting" Director Danny Boyle, currently winning rave reviews for "Slumdog Millionaire" at the Toronto Film Festival, tells ComingSoon.net he's considering an animated movie based on Terry Pratchett's children book "Truckers" for Dreamworks.

The first part of Pratchett's "Bromeliad Trilogy", the story follows a race of tiny people from another world called Nomes, living and trying to survive amon ...


Truckers Creator Does Zombie Film

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Truckers Creator Does Zombie Film
"Ice Road Truckers" and "Deadliest Catch" producer Thom Beers will produce the feature film "Chopper Zombie" reports Variety.

The story follows a motorcycle builder who refuses to sell his formula for a new superfuel to a dangerous corporation. When a team of thugs drowns him in his own toxic creation, he rises from the dead with a score to settle.

The project will start out as a comic book series launching at next week's Comic-Con, and the film will head into production so ...

Ice Road Truckers

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The premise of hit History Channel reality series "Ice Road Truckers" will be the basis for a tentpole action feature. "Ice Road Truckers" started as a special and quickly became the highest-rated series on the History Channel. The reality show follows the travails of drivers who roll 18-wheelers over a 350-mile highway made of ice, hauling equipment and supplies to diamond miners dwelling in the tundra of Canada's Northwest Territories.

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