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Ken Watanabe in the Running for Prime Akira Role?

More could-be casting news coming in for Warner Brothers' big screen adaptation of Akira... apparently Gary Oldman is now out of the picture, and an offer is out for another gristly tough guy to take on what would have been his role.

Gale Anne Hurd Heading to Area 51

Nevada's Area 51 is still a hotbed of entertainment fodder with several projects bearing that moniker either already released or coming soon. Well, you can add another to the ever growing list, but this one has some big guns behind it!

Marti Noxon Talks Trouble, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Thus far just about everything has gone wrong concerning the big screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It's like the revolving door of productions. Names get attached. Names leave. Directors jump ship. Actors refuse offers. It's a perfect storm. Writer Marti Noxon recently issued her thoughts on this ever so troubled production.

New Stills and Two More TV Spots for A&E's Bag of Bones

We're coming up on the December 11th/12th airing on A&E of Mick Garris' two-part adaptation of Stephen King's Bag of Bones so of course more promo materials are floating around the Net like a tiny corpse in the middle of a giant lake. Check out a trio of new stills from Cemetary Dance and a couple of TV spots that popped up on the show's Facebook page.

Confirmed! Martin Scorsese to Build The Snowman

Back in October we told you that film maestro Martin Scorsese could be revisiting the horror genre with a new chilling adaptation. Today the official word has come, and it's good. It's very good.

Akira - Interesting Names Testing for Tetsuo

More possible Akira casting news coming in from the good folks over at The Hollywood Reporter... With Garret Hedlund playing Kaneda, the gang leader, and an offer out to Kristen Stewart to play Ky Reed, a woman who is part of an underground movement to expose the government for turning orphans into living weapons (she also may possess some abilities herself), the big question is who will play Tetsuo, the young man whose latent powers will release the powerful being known as Akira.

Monsters Will Soon Smell What the Rock Is Cookin'

Finally! The Rock is going to fight monsters! At least he will in the film adaptation of the comic book miniseries Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide. Dwayne Johnson fighting monsters? I’m already prepared to camp out in front of the theater.

New Bag of Bones TV Spot Reminds Us You Can't Bury the Truth

We've all been there -- something from our past that we're trying to avoid just won't stay buried. Such is the case in this latest TV spot for the television adaptation of Stephen King's Bag of Bones, a two-part mini-series airing on Sunday, December 11th and Monday, December 12th.

Mythology Entertainment Taps Eric Kripke to Adapt John Bellairs' Lewis Barnavelt Series of Novels

Back in the 1970's John Bellairs began a series of Gothic horror novels aimed at kids with recently orphaned Lewis Barnavelt as their protagonist. Currently there's a total of 12 books (after Bellairs' death in 1991, author Brad Strickland took over writing the series), which are ripe for adaptation into feature films. Enter Mythology Entertainment, which has hired "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke to write and produce.

New Line Adapting Rampage Arcade Game into a Big Screen Monstrosity

There was a time when the notion of making motion pictures out of old school arcade games like Asteroids and Space Invaders was the subject of jokes. Today it's the subject of multi-million dollar Hollywood studio deals. Perhaps chalk this one up to Hollywood’s renewed interest in giant monster movies; New Line is raring to Rampage.

Paranormal Activity Producer Ready to Tempt Fate

Sometimes we have to look backward to go forward, and that's definitely the case with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions and Picture Shack Entertainment's George Plamondon and Betsy Schechter's plan to mine Fate Magazine for spooky stories.

New The Hunger Games Stills; Lionsgate Already Pursuing a Writer for the Sequel, Catching Fire

Hot on the heels of releasing the official trailer for The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has provided People Magazine with a few new stills from the film. In addition, we've heard some rumblings about the studio already attempting to lock in a writer for the sequel, entitled Catching Fire.

Exclusive: Marti Noxon and Craig Gillespie Discuss Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

It's been an interesting year for Craig Gillespie. After helming DreamWorks' Fright Night remake, he was next poised to direct the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and brought in acclaimed writer Marti Noxon (with whom he worked on Fright Night) to complete the script. Then in October it was announced he was exiting the project, leaving it up in the air.

Tim Burton to Enter Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

If there's one thing Tim Burton knows as well as any other filmmakers out there (if not better), it's that anything can be deemed peculiar. That's exactly why he seems like the perfect choice to get behind a big screen adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Kristen Stewart Getting Set for Akira?

You can add another name to the list of those circling a role in Jaume Collet-Serra's upcoming live-action adaptation of Akira. Oh, Bella. My how you've grown! Read on for the details.