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That ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Is Still Happening, Has A Screenwriter
Sunday, January 15 by

He better write the script of his life – or he might lose it!

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Official Bidness: Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel And Bill Nighy Join ‘Total Recall’
Wednesday, May 25 by

One of these actors will play Quatto. Is it… Jessica Biel?

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Sony Wants Kathryn Bigelow To Shoot Osama Bin Laden
Tuesday, May 24 by

Columbia Pictures has grabbed the US distribution rights for the film, to be written by ‘The Hurt Locker’ scribe Mark Boal. It’s a regular Hurt Lockereunion.

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‘Moonwalking With Einstein’ Won’t Feature Einstein’s Sick Dance Skills
Wednesday, March 16 by

Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to Joshua Foer’s just released memoir Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. So you have no excuse for missing my birthday ever again, DAD!!

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Kevin James In ‘The Zookeeper’ Trailer
Friday, November 5 by

I can’t even muster up the will to make a clever headline for this post. Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for The Zookeeper starring Kevin James. He’s basically Doctor Doolittle sans the title that comes from years spent in animal medical school.

Robert Downey Jr. To Battle Earthquakes In ‘Emergency’
Wednesday, October 20 by

Before 'Iron Man' there was 'The Shaggy Dog'. Thank God for 'Iron Man'.
Columbia Pictures have picked up the rights to The Game author Neil Strauss's book Emergency!: This Book Will Save Your Life. Robert Downey Jr. is on board to produce and possibly star in the film version that will also save your life.
The book details the three years that Strauss spent in the West Indies, educating himself to be able to handle any disaster situation. Everything from terror attacks to earthquakes to when best pal Mystery misplaces his furry top hat. I don't know why he'd have to travel to the West Indies for that. A few weeks with Ted Nugent should have been all he needed. Allan Loeb is writing the screenplay, which makes perfect sense. Who better to save your life than the guy who gets laid using magic tricks, the guy who wrote Kevin James's fart jokes, and the guy who co-starred with Tim Allen in The Shaggy Dog?

‘Zombieland’ Director Finds ‘Babe in the Woods’
Tuesday, June 22 by

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is having the kind of year all film school graduates dream about and then usually never experience. He's already onto directing his next project 30 Minutes of Less with Danny McBride as a pizza deliveryman, and now he's signed on to helm Babe in the Woods.The Mike White-scripted comedy is about "a female freshman who arrives at Yale and is targeted by the New Jersey mob." See the title, it's a pun. In this case the "Babe" means "hot college ass," not "pig." The exact reason why the babe is targeted by the New Jersey mob is unknown, but if I had to guess, she probably witnesses the mob hit of a boy she befriends in the beginning of the first act. And if I get that right on the nose, Columbia Pictures owes me an Edible Arrangement. Chocolate-dipped pineapple, please. (Deadline)

Ivan Reitman Not on ‘Ghostbusters 3′?
Thursday, March 18 by

No one is really sure what the deal is with Ghostbusters 3. If you listen to Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, or Harold Ramis, it's moving ahead. If you listen to Bill Murray, it's his nightmare and he wants nothing to do with it. The only thing we know for certain is Reitman is attached to direct. But now comes word that Columbia Pictures wants a younger director on the project (ie: somebody who didn't direct My Super Ex-Girlfriend). From Vulture:"Reitman's old contract still gives him exceptional creative control over the series, including director approval. Therefore, while it’s true that Reitman can’t force Columbia to make Ghostbusters 3 with him, he can make it nearly impossible for the studio to make the film without him." "In fact, a source tells" [Vulture] "that Reitman and all three original principals (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis … sorry, Ernie Hudson!) have a deal that says that if any of the four of them don’t like any element of a new Ghostbusters, they can singlehandedly veto and kill the project; it has to be unanimously approved before going forward."Personally, I think it's unlikely we'll ever see another Ghostbusters movie and I'm okay with that. The original two were a great film and an okay sequel that shouldn't exist outside of the 1980's, and the thought of a new generation of Ghostbusters sounds completely lame. The last thing we need to see is the cast of She's Out of My League strapping on proton packs.