Accepted (U) J.Long|
An underachieving high school student invents a fake university that accepts him as a student to get his parents off his back about college. When his ruse is discovered, he must scramble to clean up the mess.
Accidental Husband U.Thurman, B.Fraser
An engaged woman finds out that she's already hitched when she tries to register for a marriage license. She successfully tracks down her alleged husband, but can't control what happens next...
Adam & Steve P.Posey, C.Kattan
Romantic ensemble comedy following two New York couples, one straight and one gay.
Adam Resurrected D: P.Schrader
[Limited] Holocaust drama about a former circus entertainer who is spared the gas chamber but forced to entertain thousands of Jews as they are marched to their deaths.
The Afterparty (WB) J.Kennedy
Some worthless idiot gets so drunk he cannot remember his bachelor party, then several strange oddballs he had met during that Las Vegas weekend start turning up just before his wedding.
Alatriste V.Mortensen, G.G.Bernal, E.Anaya
Period bio of a Spanish soldier and mercenary during the 16th-century wars in Flanders.
The Alchemist (WB) L.Fishburne. W&D: L.Fishburne
Fishburne is writing, directing and starring in this adaptation of the Paulo Coehlo novel about a man on a journey of self-discovery during the Spanish Inquisition.
Alexander the Great [working title] (U/DW) L.DiCaprio, N.Kidman. D: B.Luhrmann
Bio of the young Macedonian general who conquered much of the Middle East in the 3rd Century B.C. -- not dead, but put on hold after Oliver Stone's "Alexander" bombed.
Alibi S.Coogan, R.Romijn, J.Marsden, E.Banks, S.Blair, J.King, J.Leguizamo, J.O'Connell, D.K.Unger
A man who runs a secretive alibi service for cheating spouses gets in over his head when he falls for the wife of a client may be involved in a crime.
All the Invisible Children D: J.Woo, R.Scott, S.Veneruso, K.Lund, M.Charef, E.Kusturica
[Limited] Seven directors, seven segments about child protagonists facing the difficulties of life in various parts of the world.
Alpha Dog (?) E.Hirsch, J.Timberlake, B.Willis, S.Stone. D: N.Cassavetes
Inspired by the true story of an L.A. drug dealer who became one of the youngest men on the FBI's most wanted list. Hirsch will play the drug dealer, and Timberlake will star as his best friend and confidant.
Americano D.Hopper, J.Jackson
[Limited] A recent college grad goes to Pamplona for the running of the bulls as one last hurrah before a life of corporate tedium -- but has second thoughts about his life path.
American Dreamz (U) D.Quaid, M.G.Harden, W.Dafoe, H.Grant, M.Moore, R.Dreyfuss. W&D: P.Weitz
Satire of American politics and show business.
An American Haunting (?) D.Sutherland, S.Spacek, J.D'Arcy, R.Hurd-Wood
Set in 1800s Tennessee (but being shot in Romania), where an unrelenting demon haunts and torments a teenage girl and her wealthy family. Based on the alleged only documented true case in U.S. history of a spirit causing a person's death, as chronicled in the book "The Bell Witch: An American Haunting" by Brent Monahan. Adapted & directed by Courtney Solomon, who previously directed 2000's gawdawful "Dungeons & Dragons," so consider yourself warned!
American Pastoral P.Bettany, J.Connelly, E.R.Wood. D: P.Noyce
From the novel by Phillip Roth ("The Human Stain") about an All-American family thrown into turmoil in the 1960s when the teenage daughter's anti-Vientnam political radicalism leads to violence.
Annapolis (To) J.Franco, J.Brewster
A young man from the wrong side of the tracks earns his keep by boxing after gaining entry into a prestigious titular Naval academy.
Ant Bully (U) Z.Tyler, J.Roberts, S.MacLaine, P.Giamatti, A.Cumming, C.Oteri, R.Montalban D: J.Davis
CGI adaptation of John Nickle kids' book about a boy who destroys an ant hill, then gets shrunk to ant size and is forced to learn what life as an ant is like. Being made by the "Jimmy Neutron" guys.
Antarctica (D) J.Duhamel
Loose "true story" of two south pole explorers who had to abandon their sled dogs due to brutal and dangerously cold conditions. Remake of Japanese film.
Apocalypto (To) W&D: M.Gibson
War film set 3000 years ago in Central America, with actors speaking a dead Mayan dialect.
Art School Confidential (UA) M.Minghella, S.Myles, M.Keeslar, J.Malkovich, A.Huston, J.Broadbent, S.Buscemi. D: T.Zwigoff
[Limited] An undercover cop poses as an artist ex-con, and discovers that being a felon and alleged murderer brings him much press and acclaim. Written by Dan Clowes ("Ghost World").
Ask the Dust (DW) S.Hayek, C.Farrell, E.Mendes. D: R.Towne
 Set in 1930s L.A., a young struggling screenwriter from Italy meets a Mexican woman determined to marry an American, and they come together as they chase their dreams.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (WB) B.Pitt, C.Affleck
Robert Ford joins Jesse James's gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West.
The Assumption of the Virgin (Mx) J.Binoche, B.DelToro, G.Rush, V.Redgrave, C.Sevigny. D: A.Minghella
Epic romantic drama co-written by Anthony Minghella, writer-director of "The English Patient" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley."
The Astronaut Farmer (WIP) B.B.Thornton. W&D: Polish Bros.
[Limited] Oddball drama about an eccentric farmer who builds a rocket inside his barn, to the chagrin of his neighbors and the government.
Au Pair (P) M.Moore
Reverse of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" in which a teen who takes a job watching the two children finds herself in danger from the psycho parents.
Aurora Borealis J.Jackson, D.Sutherland, J.Lewis, L.Fletcher. D: J.Burke
[Limited] A troubled young man struggles to right himself after the premature death of his father.
Autumn Remembrance Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li. D: Zhang Yimou
[Limited] Drama (no details).
Awake (WC) H.Christensen, J.Alba
Christiansen plays the heir to a huge family fortune who needs a heart transplant. During the operation, he finds himself awake, aware and unable to move as he discovers a conspiracy involving the entire surgical team in order to get his money, and he must outthink and outmaneuver them in order to survive.
Barbarella (WB/20th) D.Barrymore|
Semi-remake of campy, trashy sci-fi classic. Good god, somebody stop Drew Barrymore before she kills again!
Bathory J.Delpy, E.Hawke. W&D: J.Delpy
[Limited] Biopic of Elizabeth Bathory, 16th C. Transylvanian countess who may have helped inspire "Dracula." It's said she believed that bathing in virgins' blood would keep her young.
Battle Angel (Fox) D: J.Cameron
 Huge-budget 3D sci-fi with a CGI main character - a cyborg.
Be With You J.Garner
Remake of Japanese supernatural romance about a dying woman's promise to return to her husband and son ‹ and the family's encounter with an erie look-alike years later.
Beautiful Killer (U) J.Alba
From the comic book.
Bee Movie (DW) J.Seinfeld, R.Zellweger
CGI cartoon set inside a beehive. Jerry Seinfeld is writing, producing and voicing the lead.
Behind the Smile M.Wayans. W&D: D.Wayans
Stand-up comedian moves from Cleveland to Hollywood & becomes seduced by the city's decadent lifestyle.
The Benchwarmers (C) D.Spade, R.Schneider, J.Heder, T.Crews, B.Langton, J.Lovitz, N.Macdonald, T.Meadows, L.Munro, A.Sandler, M.Sims, C.Kilborn. D: D.Dugan
A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Benjamin Button (P) B.Pitt, C.Blanchett. D: D.Fincher
 F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation about an elderly man who gets younger as time progresses, and how that effects his love for a woman of 30.
Bereft V.Shaw, T.B.Nelson, E.Herrmann, T.Daly. D: T.Daly & C.Mathis
A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her husband, who died soon after their marriage.
The Best Man S.Green
A slightly devious porn addict tries to help his best friend win the girl of his dreams.
Beowulf (WB) R.Winstone, C.Glover, A.Jolie, A.Hopkins, R.Wright Penn, J.Malkovich, A.Lohman, B.Gleeson
Performance-capture CGI ani (a la "The Polar Express") based on the 8th century English epic poem, about the exploits of warrior who battles monsters.
The BFG (P)
From Roald Dahl's book.
Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas P.Fugit
Coming-of-age comedy about a reclusive college freshman who has been privately writing his ingenious cool ideas in a notebook. When the journal is stolen, he goes on a cross-campus odyssey to retrieve the book.
The Big White (LG) R.Williams, H.Hunter, W.Harrelson, G.Ribisi, J.Woods, A.Lohman, T.B.Nelson
Dark comedy about a travel agent looking to disappear to a warm vacation spot. To get the money, he steals a stashed corpse, pretends it's his dead brother, then ends up on the run from two hitman looking for the body.
Bitten (WB) A.Jolie
Wereworlf movie about a woman attempting to rejoin normal human life but gets drawn back into the pack when renegade rivals start to cause trouble.
The Black Dahlia (P) J.Hartnett, S.Johansson, A.Eckhart, H.Swank. D: B.DePalma
 Adaptation of James Ellroy's fictional crime novel framed around the infamous Hollywood 1947 murder of wannabe actress Elizabeth Short. Follows two detectives exposed to corruption and deceit as they become rivals for the affection of a woman who's a dead ringer for the murdered girl.
Black Snake Moan C.Ricci, S.L.Jackson, J.Timberlake. W&D: C.Brewer
[Limited] Drama about a sex addict from the writer-director of "Hustle & Flow."
BloodRayne B.Kingsley, K.Loken, M.Rodriguez, M.Madsen. W: Guinevere Turner. D: Uwe Boll
Videogame adaptation Loken must overthrow evil vampire ruler Kingsley in 18th century Romania. Directed by the inept hack behind "Alone in the Dark."
Blue Streak 2 (C) M.Lawrence
Please, sir, may I NOT have another?
Bobby A.Hopkins, D.Moore, E.Wood, S.Stone, N.Cannon, L.Lohan. D: E.Estevez
[Limited] Fact-fiction mix about workers in the Ambassador Hotel the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Book of Love F.O'Connor, S.Baker, B.Howard
Comedy-drama about a suburban couple befriending a teenager only to find that it disrupts their lives.
Boone's Lick T.Hanks, J.Moore. D: L.Hallstrom
Adaptation of Larry McMurtry novel about a cowboy escorting his sister-in-law's family across the Western frontier to the Wyoming fort where her husband lives.
The Bourne Ultimatum (U) M.Damon. D: P.Greengrass
Third installment in the Jason Bourne spy franchise, with star, director and writer all returning.
Boyfriend in a Box (WB) B.Murphy
Romantic comedy about a girl who fakes having a boyfriend to keep friends and family from bugging her about her love life, but soon has to produce the real thing.
The Brazilian Job (P) M.Wahlberg, C.Theron, S.Green, M.Def, J.Statham. D: F.G.Gray
 Sequel to the great "one last heist" movie "The Italian Job." So does that make this a one more "one last heist" movie?
Breakfast on Pluto C.Murphy, L.Neeson. W&D: N.Jordan
[Limited] From Patrick McCabe's novel about a tough young transvestite, the product of a liaison between the parish priest and his housekeeper, raised by a foster mother in the small Irish town.
Bride Wars (Mx) K.Hudson
Catty comedy pits two best friends in clash over their respective wedding plans. Warning! Written by the unfunny Greg DePaul ("Saving Silverman").
The Bridge of San Luis Rey R.DeNiro, K.Bates, G.Byrne, H.Keitel, F.M.Abraham, G.Chaplain, M&M.Polish.
From Thornton Wilder's 1927 Pulitzer-prize winning novel set against the background of an Inquisition trial in 1740s Peru. Plot revolves around characters who plunged to their deaths when the bridge of the title collapsed.
Brideshead Revisited (WIP) P.Bettany, J.Law, J.Connelly
From Evelyn Waugh's post-WWII tense novel about an Oxford student who gets mixed up with a dysfunctional aristocratic sister (Connolly) and gay brother (Law).
Bringing Down the House 2 (To) Q.Latifah
Sequel to the 2003 hit comedy may follow Eugene Levy's character into the 'hood.
Bronte D: M.Gorris
Bio of liturature siblings Charlotte, Emily and Ann Bronte, writers of "Wuthering Heights," "Agnes Grey" and "Jane Eyre."
Bullitt (WB) D: W.Petersen
In-name-only remake of 1968 Steve McQueen action movie, but sure to include the car chase.
Butter D.Wahlberg, N.Long, E.Hudson, Tiny Lister
Mystery involving a music industry lawyer.
Bye Bye Birdie (C)
"Chicago" wins the Oscar and suddenly everybody's jumping on the musical bandwagon. This modernized remake of the '60s musical comedy about a pop idol's disappearance will be directed by a 23-year-old USC film school grad named Jon Chu, who shot a $20,000 musical short that blew the minds of Columbia suits.
Cake H.Graham, S.Oh, C.Hines, D.Sutcliffe|
[Limited] Carefree travel writer's commitment phobia is challenged when she takes over her father's business, a conservative bridal magazine.
The Candidate Sequel [working title] (WB) R.Redford
Follow-up to 1972 semi-serious political satire about running for office.
Captain Kidd (To) J.Law, M.Richardson, A.Rickman, E.Bremner, S.Frost, R.Graves, L.Headey
Biopic of the brutal 17th Century English pirate.
Car Wars (WB) D.Hoffman, D.Shepard. S.Levy
 Hoffman will play a Mercedes-Benz dealer whose business goes downhill after a rival car dealership opens across the street.
Casino Royale (MGM) ??, J.Dench, J.Cleese, S.Bond. D: M.Campbell
 Adaptation of Fleming's very first Bond novel, being written by the same team as "Die Another Day" & "World Is Not Enough."
Catch & Release (C) J.Garner
Romantic comedy about a young widow learning about her dead husband's secrets while putting her life back together. Directorial debut of Susannah Grant, writer of "Erin Brockovich," "28 Days" & "Ever After."
Cats & Dogs 2: Tinkles' Revenge (WB) D: J.Whitesell
Sequel to passably entertaining 2001 kiddie flick "Cats & Dogs".
Chaos [#1] W.Snipes, J.Statham, R.Phillippe
 Two cops pursue a bank robber who has suspiciously good knowledge of the inner workings of the police department, making their job all the more difficult.
Chaos [#2] M.Streep, A.Rai
 Coline Serreau's US remake of his own French film about a well-to-do wife who encounter a badly beaten prostitute and bonds w/ her to the detriment of her marriage.
Chaos [#3] (U) R.DeNiro, B.DelToro. D: J.Glazer
 Remake of a Japanese film about a grifter hired to stage the kidnapping of a rich man's wife who gets in over his head when the woman is murdered.
Chaos Theory (WB) R.Reynolds. D: M.Siega
Described as a romantic comedy about a man who discovers he is sterile and that his best friend fathered his daughter.
Chapter 27 J.Leto, L.Lohan
[Limited] Interpretive biopic of Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's assassin.
Charlie Wilson's War (U) T.Hanks
Based on former Texas congressman Charlie Wilson who manipulated Congress, the CIA and a host of foreign governments in order to assist the Afghan rebels in their fight against the Soviets in the 1980s. Script by Aaron Sorkin.
Charlotte's Web (P) D: G.Winick
Live-action/CGI adaptation of the children's novel set on a Maine farm where Wilbur the pig befriends an assortment of farm creatures.
Chasing Fate K.Pardue, J.Brewster
 Romantic comedy about a successful guy whose life unravels after he dumps his fiancee -- then wants her back when she finds sudden fame and fortune.
Chasing Montana (FF) M.Pfeiffer
An estranged daughter meets with her father for a vacation in Montana, and the trip becomes "a poignant adventure filled with self-discovery."
Che B.DelToro, J.Bardem, B.Bratt, R.Gosling, F.Potente. D: S.Soderbergh
Biopic of revolutionary Che Guevara's political career.
The Children of the Dust Bowl (Mx) J.Carrey
Non-fiction Great Depression adaptation about migrant laborers fleeing Oklahoma.
Chrystal B.B.Thornton, Lisa Blount
A rural woman's husband returns from prison to find her feeling more heartbroken than ever over the death of her child years earlier.
Click (C) A.Sandler
Comedy about a workaholic architect who finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Color Me Kubrick J.Malkovich
Cinema verite comedy based on real-life events during the shooting of "Eyes Wide Shut," when a man in London successfully posed as Stanley Kubrick to get into exclusive parties, restaurants and nightclubs -- even though he looked nothing like the legendary director.
Coming Out A.Cumming, C.Zeta-Jones
 Beloved coach of an underdog Welsh rugby team dies, leaving his flamboyantly gay, cabaret-performer son to "choreograph" the team to victory. Hopefully Cumming being attached means it will be better than it sounds, because it sounds like a Rob Schneider movie.
The Company You Keep (FS) D: R.Redford
A single father in upstate New York has his life turned upside down when he is fingered as a shooter in a bank robbery from years ago. He goes on the run to find an old girlfriend who can vouch for his innocence.
The Cone Gatherer D.Scott, E.Watson. D: P.O'Connor
[Limited] Story about two conscientious objectors in the Second World War who are sent to work on an Argyll estate.
A Confederacy of Dunces (Mx) W.Ferrell. D: D.G.Green
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning cult novel by John Kennedy Toole.
Conquistadora P.Clarkson, W.H.Macy, C.Cooper, M.Streep
[Limited] True story of Mary Somoza, an immigrant from Dublin who worked tirelessly to get her two children, disabled with cerebral palsy, a decent public school education.
The Conspirator S.Sarandon, R.Williams, P.Newman
Story of Mary Surrat, who was accused of conspiring to kill President Lincoln and became the first woman executed for treason in the United States. From "Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killers" by James L. Swanson.
Coraline A&D: H.Selick
From Neil Gaiman's Hugo Award-winning, best-selling children's book.
Cordless M.McDowell, S.Buscemi
Dark comedy about a Manhattan couple attempting to conceive a child in a building in which voyeurism and neighborly love are spinning out of control.
Crank (LG) J.Statham
Hit man goes on a rampage while trying to save himself and his girlfriend after from a poison they've ingested.
Crazy in Love J.Hartnett, R.Mitchell
[Limited] An couple with Asperger's syndrome (he's an autistic math savant, she's an austistic musician/artist) have problems relating to each other, which undermine their relationship. (Forgettable, generic title replaces "Mozart & the Whale.")
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (U)
Big budget remake.
The Crimson Petal and the White (C) K.Dunst. D: C.Hanson (in talks).
A savvy, self-educated 19th century London prostitute attaches herself to a perfume tycoon w/ a mentally ill wife. From Michele Faber's novel.
The Crow: Wicked Prayer (Dim) E.Furlong, T.Reid, D.Hopper, E.Chriqui, D.Trejo, D.Boreanaz
Fourth "Crow" film finds murdered ex-con & girlfriend returning from the dead to avenge their deaths at the lands of a satanic gang.
DA Verdict (MGM) T.Gibson|
Thriller conceived by Tyrese, about an up-and-coming star in an urban DA's office whose loyalties are called into question when he must prosecute several old neighborhood friends.
Da Vinci's Mother (FS) D.Keaton
Trying to get to know her estranged son after he commits suicide, a grieving mother takes a job where he waitered, spends time with his friends and girlfriend, and in the process discovers a lot about herself too.
Daisy Scarlett: Semper Occultus K.Beckinsale
Beckinsale continues her decline into popcorn crap with this Jane-Bond-y action-spy thriller about an Mi-6 lass investigating the thefts of human organs, which leads her to a dictator who needs a transplant. All together now: Oh, brother!
Daisy Winters E.Roberts, R.Weisz
Emma Roberts (niece of Julia) plays a 12-year-old whose mother has cancer, and who is scared of being shipped off to live with a mean aunt, so she sets out looking for alternatives, leading to the father she never knew.
Dan in Real Life (D) S.Carell
Carell plays a widower who writes a parenting column for a newspaper who is desperately trying to not fall in love with his brother's girlfriend.
Danika M.Tomei, C.Bierko, Regina Hall
Tomei is the title character, a woman whose fears for her children are manifested in premonitions of death and disaster. Bierko plays Tomei's husband, while Hall is her psychiatrist.
Dark Matter M.Streep
Fact-based story of a Chinese physics student went on a shooting spree when he felt campus politics were shattering his chances at a Nobel Prize.
Date School (DW) D.Barrymore, O.Wilson. D: J.Favreau
Barrymore is determined to find love but is lousy at dating, so she hires a "dating instructor." Oh, brother.
Dead Fish G.Oldman, R.Carlyle, T.Stamp, B.Zane, E.Ayana
[Limited] Black comedy about a hit man and an artist accidentally exchanging cell phones, thus getting caught up in mistaken identities, double-crosses, and unrequited love.
The Deal C.Slater, S.Blair, R.Loggia, C.Feore, A.Harmon
Thriller that revolves around government secrecy, illegal oil trading and the Russian Mafia.
Dear Deliah (P) M.McConaughey
Popular romance advice columnist by day is secretly a guy who hosts a grunty guy show on cable at night. Comic duplicity starts to unravel when he hires an actress to play "Deliah" for public appearances -- then falls for her while a lovelorn colleagues starts writing "Deliah" for advice on how to land McConaughey.
Dear Wendy J.Bell, A.Pill, B.Pullman. D: T.Vinterberg
Story of a West Virginia mining town teenager who becomes obsessed with a pistol after losing his father. Written by Lars von Trier.
Delgo F.Prinze Jr., V.Kilmer, M.C.Duncan, E.Idle, J.L.Hewitt, A.Bancroft, C.Kattan, M.McDowell, B.Reynolds, K.Ripa, L.Gossett Jr.
CGI cartoon fantasy-adventure set in a divided land where a troubled youth and some unlikely friends must save the world from itself. Of course, any chance it had of being good went out the window with the casting of Freddie Prinze Jr. in the title role.
The Departed (WB) L.DiCaprio, M.Damon, J.Nicholson, M.Wahlberg. D: M.Scorsese
Remake of "Infernal Affairs," based on a trilogy of popular Hong Kong crime films directed by Lau Wai-keung and Mak Siu-fai. The story revolves around a gangster who infiltrates the police department and a cop infiltrates the gangs at the same time. The two find out that a mole is in each organization and race to find each other's identity.
The Devil & Daniel Webster A.Hopkins, J.L.Hewitt, A.Baldwin (directing, too).
(Currently in limbo for lack of post-production funds.) Remake of 1941 film, this time about a NYC writer who makes a pact with Satan to become a best-selling author. But Hewitt as Satan?
Devour (C) S.Sossamon, D.Swain
B-horror about a group of friends who absorbed in a deadly game that gets out of control leading to epidemic violence.
Dexterity (P) J.Law. D: G.O'Connor
[Limited] Centers on the struggles of a blue-collar factory town facing the hardships of lay-offs and unemployment. Adapted from the book by Douglas Bauer.
Diary (C) J.Aniston
A married woman's very detailed diary of secrets, desires and private thoughts is stolen and used against her.
Die Hard 4: Die Hardest (Fox) B.Willis
 McClane and his daughter get involved in a terrorist plot while on a Caribbean holiday. Willis will get $25 mill if it goes off.
Dinner for Schmucks K.Kline. D: F.Veber
Francis Veber remakes "The Dinner Game," his own cruel comedy about intellectuals inviting idiots to parties just to snicker at them, in English.
Door to Door B.Spears
Teenager from Michigan moves to LA, where she dates a movie star, works the door at a hot-spot nightclub and tries to be an actress.
Dot E.Cuthbert, E.Falco
[Limited] Troubled teen opens up to a deaf neighbor, knowing that, well, her secrets are safe since the kid can't hear her.
Down in the Valley E.R.Wood, E.Norton, E.Burstyn
[Limited] A delusional man who believes he's a cowboy moves to the San Ferndando Valley and befriends a rebellious teenage girl.
Downloading Nancy H.Hunter, W.Hurt, S.Skarsgard
A suicidal woman hires, over the internet, a hit man to killer her. But complications arise when they form an online attachment. Stupid concept, asinine title, but it can't be all bad -- look at the cast it's drawn.
An animated musical Dracula, written & scored by Joss Whedon ("Buffy," "Alien: Resurrection").
Dramarama (WB) L.Lohan
A promising drama student from an elite high school is forced to attend a run-down public school, where she forms a drama group with a gang of misfits and ends up facing her former school in a drama competition. Oh, brother!
Dreadnaught (C) V.Diesel. D: D.Sena
David-and-Goliath dual at sea that pits a relentless captain against his commanding officer on the most high-tech warship ever created.
Duke Nukem (Dim)
From the video game. :(
Dungeon Siege J.Statham, L.Sobieski, R.Perlman, M.Lillard, B.Reynolds, K.Loken. W&D: U.Boll
$60 million adaptation of the sword-and-sorcery video game that follows the journey of a simple family man into a heroic prince when he sets out to find his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son. Written & directed by the idiot hack behind "Alone in the Dark."
Eastbound & Down (U) |
"Smokey & The Bandit" part 4 (or is it a remake?). Casting rumor has Matthew McConaughey as the Bandit and Burt Reynolds as the sheriff.
Edison J.Timberlake, K.Spacey, M.Freeman, LL Cool J, C.Elwes, J.Heard, D.McDermott, P.Perabo
After uncovering an elite unit of corrupt cops, a young journalist makes an uneasy alliance with a burned-out reporter and the district attorney's ace investigator to expose them.
Edmond W.H.Macy, J.Stiles, J.Mantegna, R.Pidgeon, B.Ling, D.Mazar, D.Richards, M.Suvari, D.Walsh, G.Wendt, B.Woodbine
[Limited] From David Mamet's play about a fortune-tellers teasing rumination sending a businessman lurching into New York City's hellish underworld. Mamet's not directing - the guy from "Re-Animator" is! Go figure that.
Elvis & Annabelle A.Tamblyn, S.Labeouf
When the newly-crowned Miss Texas mysteriously falls dead on stage, she arrives in a mortuary and is seen by a young man named Elvis who instantly falls in love with the dead woman, after which she miraculously comes back to life. Apparently a romantic comedy.
Elvis Has Left the Building K.Basinger, J.Corbett, D.Richards, S.Astin, A.Potts
Comedy about a Mary Kay consultant suspected of murdering several Elvis impersonators.
Embers K.M.Brandauer, W.Ryder
Based on a Hungarian novel by Sanor Mari about two former best friens who meet 41 years after a woman drove them apart, marrying one while possibly having an affair with the other.
Emperor Zehnder (D) R.Gere. D: G.Hoblit
 Biopic of environmentalist-photographer Bruno P. Zehnder who became known as "the Guardian of Antarctica" while documenting penguin life & battling to protect the purity of the frozen continent.
Employee of the Month M.Dillon, S.Zahn, C.Applegate
Dark comedy about a bank employee's life going to hell in a 24 hours when he's fired, dumped by his fiancee (who caught him cheating) and gets mixed up in a robbery of the bank all in the same day. Rumored to have a twist ending.
Evan Almighty (U) S.Carell, M.Freeman. D: T.Shadyac
Semi-sequel to "Bruce Almighty" written for Steve Carell (now that he's hot because of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin") to reprise his scene-stealing anchor role and get God powers like Jim Carrey did in the original.
Every Word Is True (WIP) T.Jones, S.Bullock, M.Wahlberg, G.Paltrow, S.Weaver. W&D: D.McGrath
 While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
The Extra Man C.Plummer. D: I.Mizrahi
Adaptation of Jonathan Ames comic novel about an aged Manhattan "walker" (a upscale male escort for society women) and his protege. Directed by former fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.
Factotum M.Dillon, M.Tomei|
[Limited] Based on the Charles Bukowski novel set in the 1940s about a man trying to experience every kind of life by taking different jobs and romancing many women.
Fade Out B.B.Thornton, M.Jovovich. W&D: M.Cristofer
Described as a Hitchcockian thriller, the story follows a screenwriter with a history of mental illness who suspects his wife of infidelity only to find her missing. When he begins to write a script about his suspicions of her whereabouts, he loses the ability to tell the difference between reality and the plot of the project he's working on.
Fahrenheit 451 (WB) D: F.Darabont
 Ray Bradbury adaptation. Once Mel Gibson's next directing project, but he passed it on to Darabont.
Fahrenheit 9/11 & 1/2 (LG) D: M.Moore
Follow-up to "Fahrenheit 9/11," to be released in the months before the 2008 election.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (C) D: W.Anderson
Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family. More quirkiness from the writer-director of "The Life Aquatic" and "The Royal Tenenbaums."
Fashionistas (P) L.Lohan, N.Canon, P.Gallagher
A young editor at a fashion mag tries to oust her demanding boss only to see her plan backfire. Soon she's working as an assistant by day and pretending to be a popular designer by night -- and, of course, falling for one of NYC's most eligible bachelors.
Fast Track (WC) Z.Braff, A.Peet, M.Farrow, P.Rudd, J.Bateman, D.Logue
A slacker (Braff) is forced to work for his father-in-law after his pregnant wife (Peet) steps away from her high-paying job.
Father Knows Best (P) T.Allen
Modern remake '40s radio and '50s TV show.
Fatwa L.Holly, L.Chabert, R.Miner, M.Williamson, A.Macfadyen
[Limited] Political thriller about a junior senator battling personal demons and finds herself in the
middle of a deadly terrorist plot.
Feast (Dim) N.Rawat, B.Getty, K.Allen, H.Rollins, J.Mewes
The third winning Project Greenlight script is Feast by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. The horror film centers on a bar in a remote area terrorized by flesh-eating creatures who lay to waste everything in their path.
The Few T.Cruise. D: M.Mann
Fact-based war film about an American pilot who defied U.S. neutrality to join the British Royal Air Force before America officially entered WWII.
Fierce People (LG) D.Lane, D.Sutherland, K.Stewart. D: G.Dunne
A Manhattan massage therapist uses pull with rich clients to get her kid into a world of wealth and privilege, but her plan backfires in corrupting ways.
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover P.Schneider, J.Westfeldt, T.Spelling, F.Willard, P.Montgomery
A tabloid biographer planning to skip town to start over tells everyone off he hates, then meets his dream girl at the airport decides not to leave until at least the next day.
Final Destination 3 (NL)
This time it's the survivors of a deadly roller coaster disaster who are bumped off by fate.
The First King (WB) J.Li
Ancient Chinese king and his court are brought to life in modern times.
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima (DW) R.Phillippe, A.Beach, J.Bradford, P.Walker. D: C.Eastwood
Fact-based depiction of one of the most important and bloodiest battles of WWII, adapted by Paul Haggis from the novel by James Bradley and Ron Powers. (Bradley's father was one of the soldiers who raised the flag at Mount Suribachi.)
Flash Gordon (U) D: S.Sommers
Now that he's ruined "The Mummy" with an asinine sequel and made the world's stupidest 19th Centuray action-monster movie ("Van Helsing"), Sommers has decided the sacrifice another B-movie classic to the multiplex morons.
Fletch Won (Mx) J.Lee. W&D: K.Smith
While on his first newspaper story, young Fletch (i.e. from the Chevy Chase flix) decides to figure out who killed someone he was supposed to interview.
Flight 93 (U) D: P.Greengrass
Dramatazation of the Sept. 11 flight on which the passengers fought back against the terrorists before the plane crashed in a field.
Flight of the Dead (LG)
Two dead bodies are being sent back to their homeland on an airplane when they suddenly come to life causing horror and devastation during the flight.
Flora Plum (FF) C.Danes, E.McGregor, M.Streep. D: J.Foster
1930 drama about a destitute girl taken in by a circus freak who falls in love with her.
Foodfight! (LG) H.Duff, H.Duff
CGI-'toon takes place in a grocery store at night, where all the product mascots party & battle after arrival of the mysterious Brand X.
Foxy Brown (MGM) H.Berry
(in limbo) Blaxploitation remake with Halle Berry.
Free Zone N.Portman
[Limited] Two women embark on a road trip through the Middle East after they are brought together when one runs away from her mom in the other's taxi cab.
Friends With Money J.Aniston, J.Cusack, C.Keener, F.McDormand. W&D: N.Holofcener
[Limited] A drama about three married women, their husbands, and their lone single friend.
The Frog Prince (D)
Fur (Pic) N.Kidman, R.Downey Jr.
[Limited] Biopic of legendary 1950s photographer Diane Arbus
Furry Vengeance (NL) S.Carell
A cutthroat real estate developer wants to turn a forest into a housing development but gets more than he bargained for from the critters who live there.
Gardener of Eden D: K.Connelly|
[Limited] Dark tale about a loser who praised as a hero when he inadvertently saves a person's life, then creates more would-be disasters to get more glory.
Gay Secret Agent (C) B.Fraser
[Limited] Espionage comedy in which Fraser is the best spy in the world due to his homosexuality, which makes him charming, well-mannered, and a sharp dresser.
Get Smart (WB) S.Carrell
Adaptation of 1960s spy-spoof TV show.
Getting Played V.A.Fox, B.Bellamy, C.Electra, S.Dash, K.Najimy
Three beautiful women fed up with men play a game to try to seduce a random guy that they must catch on video, but they don't know the guy is in on the joke and one step ahead.
Getting & Spending C.Zeta-Jones
Romantic comedy about a woman accused of insider trading who tries to persuade a high-powered lawyer to leave self-imposed solitude to defend her in court.
Ghost Rider (C) N.Cage, E.Mendes, J.Voight, W.Bentley, S.Elliott, P.Fonda, D.Logue. D: M.S.Johnson
 "Daredevil" writer-director has been handed the reigns for this comic book adaptation about a motorcycle stuntman who plays host to a vengeful spirit and is transformed into a bike-riding demon with a flaming skull by night.
The Girl Can't Help It (Fox) D: F.Whitaker
[Limited] Remake of Tom Ewell-Jayne Mansfield comedy about a talent agent hired by a mobster to turn his talentless girlfriend into a singing star.
Gladiator 2 (DW) D: R.Scott
Will take place 15 years later without any of the primary characters from the Oscar-winning original (most of whom died in the film), and will focus on the political career of Lucius, Lucilla's son.
Glory Days E.Pompeo, C.Collins Jr.
Dramedy about an charming alcoholic who spends a weekend with his estranged wife and his best friend as they attempt an intervention.
Glory Road (D/To) J.Lucas
 Another Jerry Bruckheimer sports bio ("Remember the Titans") whose coached one of the first integrated college basketball teams in Texas & helped create the high-speed offense style that dominates the game today.
 Concerns a disaster aboard an international space station.
Going Down J.Stiles. D: M.Figgis
[Limited] Black comedy about a NYC college student who becomes a call girl in order to cover her expenses. Based on a novel by Jennifer Belle.
Good Cook, Likes Music (NL) A.Sandler, Z.Ziyi. D: W.Wang
 Trailer-park slacker who lives with his mom sends away for a mail-order bride while drunk one night, and she turns out to be a musical prodigy. Comedic havoc ensues.
The Good German (WB) G.Clooney, C.Blanchett, T.Maguire. D: S.Soderbergh
 In post-war Berlin to find his former mistress, an American journalist is lured into a murder mystery.
A Good Year (Fox) D: R.Scott
A London banker inherits a French vineyard, but when he gets there, a beautiful California woman also stakes a claim to the property.
The Gospel According to Janis Pink
[Limited] Indie Janis Joplin biopic starring rocker Pink.
Gossip Girl (WB) L.Lohan
High school movie set in the world of ultra-rich girls in Manhattan. Lohan is a popular girl with a bitter rival who returns after getting kicked out of boarding school. The usual crap with a little bit of hope because Amy Sherman-Palladino (creator of Gilmore Girls) is adapting Cecily von Ziegesar's novel.
 Biography of Peyton Place author Grace Metalious, whose rise to fame in the 1950s slowly eroded her marriage and led to her suicide.
Gray Matters H.Graham, A.Cumming, S.Spacek
[Limited] No plot details yet.
The Great New Wonderful M.Gyllenhaal, E.Falco, T.Shalhoub
[Limited] Dark comedy set in an anxious post-9/11 New York, about two rival cake designers in the "high-stakes high-society pastry game."
The Green Hornet (Mx)
Self-proclaimed comic book geek Smith will write and direct this superhero revival about a costumed crimefighter & his kung-fu sidekick Kato.
Gridiron Gang The Rock
"Inspiring drama" in which the Rock plays a football coach teaching teamwork to kids locked up in juvie. Inspired by true story & 1993 documentary.
Grilled (NL) R.Romano, K.James, B.Reynolds, J.Lewis
Gimmick comedy about two door-to-door salesmen of frozen meat who must make huge sales on the hottest day of the summer to save their business.
Grind House (WC) D: Q.Tarantino, R.Rodriguez, etc.
Old-school horror flick with one hour helmed by each director.
The Grudge 2 (C)
No details yet.
The Guide (P) H.Berry. D: L.Tamahori
A psychic/computer guru uses her skills to help people in trouble disappear, but when she retires to spend more time with her boyfriend, a psychotic killer goes after her last client. (aka "The Perfect Stranger")
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints R.Downey Jr.
Coming-of-age story based on Dito Montiel's life growing up in Astoria, N.Y., in the 1980s. As his friends became junkies, inmates, or statistics, Montiel became a model for Calvin Klein and started a rock band.
Guilty Pleasure (NL) D: M.Figgis
Thriller about a young couple who engage in a menage-a-trois as a last sexual fling before their wedding.
Half Light D.Moore|
A mystery novelist breaks down after her five-year-old son drowns, but when she moves to a remote cottage trying to get away from memories bizarre events threaten her sanity and life.
Halloween 9 (Dim)
Nope, no matter how bad the movies get (see "H20" and "Resurrection"), they just won't let the franchise die.
Hammer Down (DW) M.McConaughey
Action-thriller about a disgraced NASCAR driver who tries to get back on track by pulling a heist.
Hannibal (C) V.Diesel
Epic biopic about the infamous Carthaginian general who's father was killed by the Roman army, leading him to eventually conquor Spain then invade Italy by way of the Alps in 237-250 B.C.
Happy Feet (WB) E.Wood, B.Murphy. D: G.Miller
CGI-toon about a young penguin's adventure in Antarctica.
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (WB) D.Radcliffe, M.Smith, A.Rickman, etc.
[06.2007] Harry Potter returns for his fifth year at Hogwarts still shaken by the tragedy of the previous year's Triwizard Tournament. With the Ministry of Magic denying the truth about Lord Voldemort's return, Harry has come under suspicion from the wizarding community as he tries to learn more about the mysterious Order of the Phoenix and their role in the fight against the Dark Lord.
Harsh Times C.Bale, F.Rodriguez, E.Longoria. W&D: D.Ayer
An Iraqi War vet has some old business to take care of in his tough old neighborhood before beginning a stint as a Homeland Security assassin that requires him to sever all ties.
Harv the Barbarian (DW) R.Schneider. D: D.Zucker
Low-IQ comedy about a barbarian in ancient times who sets out on a adventure full of cliches in which he learns generic lessons about himself and his place in the world.
The Hatfields & McCoys (WB) B.Pitt. D: M.Mann
Another dreadful miscasting of Brad Pitt in a period drama, this one about the famous feud between neighboring farming families that started when a Hatfield (Confederate), shot a McCoy (Union) in the Civil War.
Haven B.Paxton, G.Byrne, O.Bloom
Two shady businessmen fee to the Cayman Islands to escape prosecution, but once there a chain of events leads a crime that has enormous consequences.
Hawaiian Dick (NL) J.Knoxville
Big city detective in 1953 gets exiled to Hawaii where he becomes involved in the kidnapping of an island girl, who then turns up dead, apparently of supernatural causes.
The Hawk Is Dying P.Giamatti, S.Polley, M.Pitt
[Limited] Based on Harry Crews' novel about a man becomes involved with a young graduate student searching for a red-tailed hawk.
The Heartbreak Kid (DW) D: B.Sonnefeld
Loose remake 1972 romantic comedy directed by Elaine May about a man who hastly married a girl who he thinks is perfect, then falls in love with another on his honeymoon.
Hell Ride M.Madsen, Q.Tarantino. W&D: L.Bishop
[Limited] Biker action flick co-starring and produced by Tarantino.
Hellboy 2 (C) R.Perlman. D: G.DelToro
Comic book sequel.
Henry & Anne D.Day-Lewis, K.Winslet
Day-Lewis will pack on the pounds to play Henry VIII, Winslet is Anne Boleyn.
Her Guy Friday (WB) D: A.Fleming
After helming a shrug-worthy remake of "The In-Laws," Fleming has been hired to write and direct a redux of one of the greatest comedies of all time, God help us. In this version of the battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy a macho war correspondent is forced to take a desk job at a big city paper where his female editor makes his life harder than it was on the front lines.
Hoax (To) R.Gere, M.G.Harden, A.Molina, J.Delpy, H.Davis. D: L.Hallstrom
Fact-based drama starring Richard Gere as Clifford Irving, who sold a bogus Howard Hughes biography in the early '70s and went to prison after Hughes emerged from seclusion to denounce the book.
The Hobbit (NL) W&D: P.Jackson
After "King Kong," Jackson will J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel will follow Bilbo Baggins and his adventure with Gandalf the Wizard and the dwarves.
Holiday (C) C.Diaz, K.Winslet (in talks). W&D: N.Meyers
 A woman plagued by man trouble finds her fortune improves when she befriends an Englishwoman with similar problems while on vacation.
Holmes & Watson (NL)
God help us, the dopes behind "Darkness Falls" are responsible for this idiotic action-adventure about the 20-something playboy descendent of Sherlock Holmes (who uses his genetic sleuthing skills to pick up chicks) teaming up with a sexy young descendent of Dr. Watson to solve a murder.
Home of the Giants H.J.Osment
[Limited] Set in an Indiana town that lives for basketball, the story follows a teenager (Osment) who idolizes one of the town's basketball stars. The teen and his best pal are befriended by the player, who ends up being anything but the hero they thought he was.
Honkey! D.Arquette, D.L. Hughley
Clueless, talentless white entertainer is hired to host a "Soul Train"-type show because the producers have plotted to run it into the ground.
Hoot (NL) L.Wilson, B.Larson
 Three middle-schoolers who take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops to save a population of endangered owls in a mystery adventure based on the Newbery Award-winning book written by Carl Hiaasen.
Horizon K.Costner. D: K.Costner
Yes, believe it or not, Kevin Costner is directing and starring in another Western.
Hot Wheels (C) D: McG
[Summer.2005] How's this for a pathetic concept: A movie based on die-cast toy cars that race around on giant orange rubber tracks? And it gets worse: Director McG ("Charlies Angels 1" & "2") has said in interviews that he's seeing it as more than just a popcorn movie, making references to everything from Shakespeare to the Bible to "Shane."
The Hottest State (IFC) W&D: E.Hawke
[Limited] Adaptation of Hawke's novel about two aspiring performers in NYC who deal with love, identity, and the eventual disintegration of their relationship.
Howl's Moving Castle (Mx) D: H.Miyazaki
From the childrens' fantasy novel by Diana Wynne Jones about a teenager who is transformed into an old woman by a witch and seeks the help of a wizard in a mobile, giant-robot-like castle to get herself turned back to normal.
The Husband I Bought C.Theron, V.Perez. D: S.Elliott
Adaptation of Ayn Rand novella.
I Could Never Be Your Woman M.Pfeiffer, P.Rudd, T.Ullman, F.Willard, S.Dash. W&D: A.Heckerling|
Romantic comedy about a successful professional woman who runs into trouble in her love life with a younger man just as her teenage daughter falls in love too. In a twist of idiocy, Ullman plays Mother Nature, who wreaks havoc on their lives.
I Dream of Jeannie L.Lohan. D: G.Chadha
Remake of '60s sitcom about an astronaut who finds a genie in a bottle.
I Love Your Work G.Ribisi, F.Potente, M.Coughlan, C.Ricci, J.Greer, S.Harlow, J.Harris, N.Katt, J.Lee, V.Vaughn, E.Costello. W&D: A.Goldberg
Psychological drama about a two movie stars whose marriage is falling apart as the husband becomes obsessed w/ a pretty young film student who reminds him of his life before fame.
I Married a Witch (C) D: D.DeVito
Remake of '42 film about a 17th-century witch who returns to life to haunt a politician descended from her persecutor.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (STUDIO) D.Dobkin
 Comedy about two firemen who pretend to be gay and get married to collect domestic partner benefits, then get in trouble and have to keep up the charade. Director of "Wedding Crashers," script-doctored/written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor.
The Ice at the Bottom of the World (NM) C.Theron. D: K.Pierce
[Limited] Amalgam of several short stories set in the American South from Mark Richard's novel of the same name.
ID (WB) W&D: M&M.Polish
Sci-fi thriller by the Polish brothers ("Twin Falls Idaho").
Ignition (LG) B.Pullman, L.Olin, R.Hauer
Fed judge & bodyguard dicover a plot to overthrow US gov't.
The Illusionist E.Norton, P.Giamatti
[Limited] Vienna, circa 1900, a politically ambitious magician and hynotist sets his sights on seducing a princess and collapsing the royal house of Austria.
I'm With Lucy M.Potter, A.LaPaglia, H.Thomas, D.Boreanaz
Potter dates hundreds in her quest for the perfect man.
Imagining Argentina (U) A.Banderas, E.Thompson
I don't know about the plot, but it's written & directed by Christopher Hampton, writer of "Dangerous Liaisons."
In Control of All Things R.Tunney, P.Baker Hall, J.Chambers
In 1960s SF, a police detective and his son both grow obsessed with the Zodiac murders and endanger their family in the process.
In the Pink (C) T.Allen
A Texas playboy loses his cushy corporate job and turns to selling Mary Kay cosmetics to make ends meet, and uses his expertise with women strikes it rich again.
In the Shadows M.Modine, J.Caan, C.Gooding Jr., J.L.Adams
Hit man sent to Hollywood to whack a stuntman falls in love with taget's daughter.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (WB) W&D: Steve Odekerk
Remake of 1964 Don Knotts movie about a wimpy guy who turns into a talking fish & helps the military spy on submarines. Was to star Jim Carrey, but is now in seriously (and probably deservedly) in limbo.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (C) E.Murphy. D: K.I.Wayans
 Certain-to-be-insipid comedy remake of 1950s sci-fi flick, in which Murphy is playing a Las Vegas magician so people mistake his shrinking for a wacky David-Blane-like stunt.
Indiana Jones 4 (P) H.Ford. D: S.Spielberg
Spielberg said it's his next project after "Catch Me If You Can," but apparently not. Plot rumor: Indy finds Atlantis. Paramount and DreamWorks will co-finance. Script by Frank Darabont (director of "The Majestic," "The Green Mile" & "The Shawshank Redemption").
The Informant M.Damon. D: S.Soderbergh
(no story info yet).
Inglorious Bastards (Mx) M.Madsen. D: Q.Tarantino
This is a World War II flick Tarantino has been working on for ages. Says it will be his next project after 2003's "Kill Bill."
Iron Fist (LG) R.Park. D: S.Carr
 From the superhero comic book about the son of an explorer empowered with super-human strength and martial arts powers.
Instant Karma (NL) The Rock, M.Sorvino, P.Brosnan, D.A.Grier, E.Kitt, & voices by B.Reynolds, D.DeLuise, G.Wilder
Live-action/CGI hybrid about a safecracker who dies and is reincarnated as a series of animals, gradually moving up the food chain.
Into the Setting Sun (DW/WB) D: M.Scorsese
About the building of the transcontinental railroad.
Intolerance 2 F.Meirelles
[Limited] Weaving together the lives of characters from around the world to see the impact of globalization. Inspired by the 1916 D.W. Griffith silent film "Intolerance."
Invasion (WB) N.Kidman, D.Craig. D: O.Hirschbiegel
What started out as a remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" has reportedly evolved into a story about an extraterrestrial virus that alters human behavior.
Invisible Monsters J.Biel
Follows a disfigured model and her transsexual friend as they go on a journey of revenge and recovery. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
Jade K.Hu. D: R.Yu|
Superheroine comic book adaptation about a 1000 year old martial arts vampire. Call it "Blade" with boobs.
Jindabyne G.Byrne, L.Linney
[Limited] Adaptation of Raymond Carver's short story about the discovery of a Aborigine girl's body by a group of fishing buddies and how their failure to report it immediately begins to unravel their relationships.
John Carter of Mars (P) D: J.Favreau
Adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' first of 11 novels featuring John Carter, a Civil War officer transported to Mars and captured by savage green men, who he eventually fights, becoming a legendary warrior.
John Doe (WB) W.Snipes
Sci-fi action about a future guy with amnesia.
Johnny Eck L.DiCaprio
Based on the true life brothers Robert and Johnny Eckhardt, the latter of which was the half-body hero in the 1932 cult film classic 'Freaks.'
Jumanji 2 Written by Adam Rifkin ("Mousehunt," "Small Soldiers"), probably will NOT star Robin Williams.
Josiah's Canon (Fox) D: B.Ratner
A Holocaust survivor leads a team of world-renowned robbers to rob a Swiss bank that is rumored to hold cash deposited by Jews who died in World War II.
Journey to the End of the Night B.Fraser, Mos Def
Thriller about a son and father separately planning to escape the desolation of their lives through a lurid underworld.
Jurassic Park IV (U) S.Neill
[Summer.2005] Green-lit. No details yet, but Sam Neill (Dr. Alan Grant) has told the press he's really excited about the concept for this sequel.
Just My Luck (Fox) L.Lohan, C.Pine, T.Feldshuh, F.Love, M.Pyle. D: D.Petrie
Sexy Manhattanite known to many as the luckiest woman around has a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man and realizes she's swapped her fortune for his.
Just the Two of Us R.Reynolds
A young couple elopes to Las Vegas, but are followed by friends and family who want to turn their nuptials into the big wedding they're trying to avoid.
Keep Your Distance J.Westfeldt, G.Bellows|
Romantic dramedy about a radio talk-show host who meets pharmaceutical sales rep and they accidentally bond based on something lacking in all of their other relationships: trust.
Kevin Approaches G.Pearce, C.Walken, L.Linney, M.Driver, R.Carlyle
[Limited] An artist travels to NYC to find love but once there he finds his success in the art world by crossing some shady characters.
Killing Pablo (DW) J.Bardem. W&D: J.Carnahan
About the tracking and killing of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and the dismantling of his Medellin cocaine cartel.
Killshot D.Lane, M.Rourke, J.Timberlake. D: J.Madden
Adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel about a couple on the run from hit men in Missouri.
The King (CF) G.G.Bernal, S.Shepard, L.Harring. D: J.Marsh
[Limited] A dysfunctional young man is discharged from the Navy and seeks out his estranged father, a pastor living in Corpus Christi with his new family.
King Conan: Crown of Iron (WB)
[In limbo now that Arnold has a new job] Part 3 of the series that made Arnie bankable finds the aging barbarian handing power to his son. But now that Schwarzenegger is governor (god, how painful that is to write), he's out of the picture.
King Hamehameha (C) The Rock
 Action biopic of Kamehameha, legendary king of Hawaii in the late 18th Century who combined four tribes together as a single kingdom, establishing them as a nation rather than a collection of feuding tribes, which aided in negotiations when Westerners arrived.
The King of California J.Bridges
Family-history biopic of J.G. Boswell, who formed one of the biggest farming empires in American history by turning California's Tulare Lake into a cotton field.
King Tut D: R.Emmerich
"Event movie" hack Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow") will Hollywoodize Bob Brier's book about religious upheaval and political happenings that might have contributed to the teenage pharaoh demise.
Kingdom in Twilight A.Witt, K.Loken, M.VonSydow
[Limited] Based on Germanic epic "The Ring," about a blacksmith who becomes a dragonslayer, discovers he's heir to a conquered kingdom and ignored a curse that could destroy him.
Kite D: R.Cohen
Live-action remake of anime about a pretty orphan taken off the streets by a crooked detective who turns her into an assassin until she breaks free and seeks vengeance.
Klimt J.Malkovich. D: R.Ruiz
[Limited] Biopic about Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose opulent, erotically charged paintings came to epitomize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Knight's Castle D: J.Boorman
Based on the book by Edward Eager about a boy magically transported to Medieval times, where he has to rescue the sword Excalibur so he can heal the king & get back home.
Knights of Malta W&D: G.Ritchie
Historical epic about 16th C. knights holding back an attempted invasion of Europe by the Turks of the Ottoman empire.
Knowing (FS) D: R.Kelly
 When a time capsule from 1958 is opened prematurely accidentally, drawings by a child are found inside that predict historical events of the last 40 years -- with one horrible prediction yet to come.... From director Richard Kelly ("Donnie Darko"
Kopps (C) A.Sandler
Remake of a Sweedish hit about a small-town police force on the verge of being shut down because of a lack of crime in the area. In order to save their jobs, the cops take matters into their own hands...
The Ladies Man (U) T.Hanks|
A chronic womanizer who pens commercial jingles for a living wants to make a change in his life, so he returns to Boston to make things right with a woman he had left at the altar.
Land of Destiny (To) N.Cage, Chow Yun-Fat. D: J.Woo
Set against the construction of the Trans-Continental railroad, Chow & Cage play immigrants who realize they've been essentially sold into slavery to work on the railroads & set out to avenge themselves on their men who wronged them.
Land of Plenty (IFC) M.Williams. D: W.Wenders
[Limited] A girl comes back to America after years of abroad to search for her only relative, an estranged uncle still traumatized by Vietnam war wounds. Described as a drama about American anxiety, alienation, and disillusionment.
Land of the Blind D.Sutherland, R.Fiennes
Political drama about a prisoner recounting his life as a soldier-turned-dissident and his eventual role in the overthrow of his unnamed country's totalitarian government.
The Last Face R.Wright-Penn, J.Bardem, S.Penn
[Limited] Romantic drama about two relief workers in western Africa that delves into philosophical perspectives about human aid and relief work.
The Last Kiss (DW) Z.Braff, J.Barrett, C.Affleck, B.Danner, M.Shelton, T.Wilkinson. D: T.Goldwyn
Remake of 2001 Italian film "L'Ultimo Bacio" about a couple of 30-year-olds living together who are struggling with questions of whether they should stay together as they also struggle to adapt to adulthood.
The Last Time M.Keaton, B.Fraser
A cynical salesman rediscovers a passion for life after falling in love with the fiancee of his new business partner.
The Last Unicorn C.Lee, M.Farrow, R.Auberjonois, J.Rhys-Meyer
Live-action/CGI adaptation of the children's book that follows the quest of the last unicorn as she struggles to find more of her kind.
Life of the Party John Cusack, S.Zahn. W&D: Greg Mottola
Buddies jet to Paris to sober up their hopelessly alcoholic pal.
Life of Pi (Fox) M.N.Shyamalan
Adaptation of the 2002 Booker Prize-winning novel about the adventure of a zookeeper's kid who is shipwrecked while his family is moving across the world and is left in a lifeboat with a bunch of animals.
Little Fish C.Blanchett, H.Weaving, S.Neill, M.Henderson
[Limited] Aussie crime-thriller about an ex-heroin addict whose attempts to restore her life and start a small business are threatened by a criminal brother and an ex-lover.
The Little Fugitive P.Dinklage, Justina Machado, B.Sexton III, Sophie Dahl
[Limited] Indie remake of the 1953 film about a dysfunctional young wife and mother who struggles to hold down two jobs while caring for her sons -- and stay sober -- after her husband (Dinklage) is incarcerated. The story centers on a 7-year-old who runs away to Coney Island and encounters a series of adventures after he erroneously thinks he's killed his own brother.
Little Man (C) Various Wayans bros.
Shawn Wayans stars as a man anxious to be a father who mistakes an extremely short-statured, baby-faced criminal (Marlon Wayans) on the run as his newly adopted son.
Little Orphan Anthony (NL) A.Anderson
Young yuppie couple's lives are turned upside down when they mistakenly adopt the world's oldest orphan -- a 25-year-old man.
A Little Trip to Heaven J.Stiles, F.Whitaker, J.Renner ("Dahmer"). D: B.Kormakur
[Limited] A con man busts out of prison to search for his former partner-in-crime and lover (Stiles), who also happens to be his sister. Director of "101 Reykjavik")
Logan's Run (WB) D: B.Singer
Remake goes back to the sci-fi novel set in a future where life is lived for pleasure (in a self-sufficient mechanized city) but everyone it euthanized at age 21 (instead of age 30 in the '76 movie). Title character is a police officer who tracks down those who try to run from their fate - until he falls for a runner and begins to question the structure of society. (Switching back to age 21 will make it hard to find actors with enough weight to pull it off.)
London Fields D: D.Cronenberg
[Limited] A psychic deep in a bad streak of false premonitions contends with one that could be her final vision: her own possible murder by one two new men in her life.
The Lonely Doll D: J.Schnabel
[Limited] Based on the life of Dare Wright, the author and photographer of the titular children's book and its sequels. The movie will focus on the close relationship between the childlike Wright and her mother, a well-known portrait artist and single mom in the 1950s.
Lonesome Jim C.Affleck, L.Tyler. D: S.Buscemi
[Limited] 28-year-old who returns to his hometown after failing to make it on his own and confronts his familial obligations, also meeting a young mother whose son looks to him as a father figure.
The Long Green Shore R.Crowe. D: R.Crowe
 An Australian battalion faces wartime hell battling a determined Japanese army in New Guinea in mid-1945. From John Hepworth's novel. Russell Crowe writes, directs and stars.
Long Lost S.Martin. D: G.Dunne
A washed-up Barry Manilow-style pop singer's career is in a tailspin.
The Long Weekend B.Fehr, C.Klein
A stressed-out office slave has one weekend to save his career -- the same weekend when his babe-magnet brother tries to get him a woman.
The Lookout (To) J.Gordon-Levitt. W&D: S.Frank
Screenwriter Scott Frank is set to make his directing debut on pic that revolves around a mentally impaired former athlete who works as a janitor at a bank and gets sucked into a heist.
The Lost City A.Garcia, R.Duvall, D.Hoffman, B.DelToro, J.Bardem, B.Murray. D: A.Garcia
Garcia directs and stars as a Havana club owner caught in the political crossfire of the Cuban revolution.
Love & Honor (To) A.Jolie. W&D: R.Wallace
Jolie plays Catherine the Great in a story about an American emissary who seeks out the Queen of Russia to persuade her not to aid the British during the American Revolution.
Love Comes to the Executioner G.Goodwin, J.Tucker, J.Renner
[Limited] A young college grad becomes the executioner at a prison where his brother is on death row and where he falls for another prisoner -- the brother's ex-girlfriend.
The Lovely Bones D: P.Jackson
From the Alice Sebold novel narrated by a slain 14-year-old girl as her family's attempt to heal and find her body while a detective tries to solve her murder.
Loverboy K.Bacon, K.Sedgwick, M.Tomei, M.Dillon, O.Platt. D: K.Bacon
Sedgwick plays a mom who smothers her 7-year-old son to death. Her troubled life is examined using flashbacks, in which Bacon and Tomei play her abusive parents.
Lovewrecked (WB) A.Bynes, F.Willard
Trite teen fantasy in which "everygirl" Bynes is shipwrecked with her favorite pop music heartthrob, and finds there's a resort on the other side of the island but doesn't tell him.
Lucky Slevin J.Hartnett, B.Willis, M.Freeman, L.Liu, B.Kingsley. D: P.McGuigan
Gangster film set in a world where Jewish and African-American gangs go head to head. Hartnett will star as a young man who, in a case of mistaken identity, is forced by a gang boss to assassinate the son of his archenemy.
Lucky 13 D.Sabarra, J.Piven, G.Marshall, J.Gertz, D.Hannah, D.Roberts, C.Hines, L.Tate, R.Benjamin, L.Miller
Comedy about "the competive world of bar mitzvahs and a 13-year-old boy uses his upcoming partyh to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather.
Lucy Z.Saldana, N.Richardson, B.Hunt, J.Theroux, K.Pardue
A West Indian girl becomes a summer nanny for an affluent Manhattan family and soon learns that their perfect life is merely a facade.
Lymelife A.Baldwin, J.J.Leigh, R.Culkin, T.Hutton, C.Nixon
[Limited] Drama about a marriage & family disintegrating after the father movie them a better neighborhood to live the good life.
British adventurer must track down a mysterious creature that is wreaking havoc on English citizens. From the popular French comic book series by Edgar P. Jacobs.
Mad Max: Fury Road (Fox) M.Gibson. D: G.Miller
Mel's signed on for one more installment, directed by George Miller, the man behind the first two.
Mad Money (MGM) D.Keaton
Remake of the British comedy ("Hot Money"), which was based on a true story about three female janitors who decided to rob the British Treasury. Remake takes place at hte Fedaral Reserve.
Madagascar 2 [working title] (DW) B.Stiller, C.Rock, J.Pinket Smith
Madman W&D: R.Rodriguez
Adapted from the superhero comic about a guy brought back from a horrible death without his memories, who then becomes a crime-fighter while searching for clues to his past.
Magick (DW) D: T.O'Haver
Male-female body-switch comedy.
The Making of the President, 1789 J.Cleese. D: B.Stiller
Losely-fact-based comedy-bio of George Washington's tendency to fail upward in his rise from plantation owner to general to president.
Mama's Boy (WB) J.Heder
The guy from "Napoleon Dynamite" plays a spoiled live-at-home loser who tries to undermine his mom's relationship with a new boyfriend.
Man About Town B.Affleck, B.Ling, J.Cleese, R.Romijn, G.Gershon, A.Goldberg, H.Hessman, J.O'Connell, K.Penn, A.Valletta. W&D: M.Binder
A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.
Man to Man J.Fiennes, K.Scott Thomas, H.Bonneville. D: R.Wargnier
Period film about anthropologists who capture African pygmies and bring them back in Europe in an effort to prove a link between man and ape.
Map of Love E.Watson
Bio of poet Dylan Thomas. Dunno who is playing Thomas but Emily Watson will play his wife.
Marie & Bruce J.Moore, M.Broderick
Indie adaptation of playwright Wallace Shawn's dark-comedy/drama about a couple that thrives on mutally abusive, which turns into more serious relationship troubles when the wife leaves.
Marie Antoinette (C) K.Dunst, J.Schwartzman. W&D: S.Coppola
Biopic of the French queen who got her head lobbed off in the Revolution. Schwartzman plays Louis XVI. Curious casting, but I trust Coppola completely.
Mark Twain Remembered (DW) J.Franco
Fictional account of the famous writer's experiences that awakened his abolitionist spirit.
Marlene Dietrich (DW) G.Paltrow
Biopic based on biography by the silent star's daughter.
The Martian Child (NL) J.Cusack. D: J.Cassavetes
 Crushed by the death of his fiancée, a writer adopts a troubled 6-year-old boy, who thinks he's from Mars, in an effort to create a family. Then he starts to believe the boy may really be an alien.
Mary Queen of Scots B.D.Howard
Biopic starring the talented Bryce Dallas Howard ("The Village").
Mary Warner W.Ryder. D: M.Lehmann
Ryder plays a slacker actress who experiences a series of life-changing misadventures after eating a batch of marijuana-laced brownies made by her roommate.
Master of Space & Time (DW) J.Black. D: M.Gondry
"Eternal Sunshine" director takes on Rudy Rucker's surreal sci-fi novel about a mad scientist who visits parallel universes to live out his fantasies.
Max & Grace E.Furlong, N.Lyonne, T.B.Nelson
Dark comedy about a committed pair of suicidal lovers who are wed in their ward, break out of the asylum, and set off in search of new ways to die. Nelson plays several roles -- eccentrics they meet along the way.
An architect dreams of building the city of the future, hoping to enable people to live in an utopia where people only do the work they love to do.
Me & My Monster (C) J.Gyllenhaal. D: N.Jordan
A "bizarre tale" about a young boy who strikes up a friendship with an extraordinary (imaginary?) creature that changes his life (and stays with him into adulthood?).
Me Again (NL) D.Lane
A man who wakes up in a hotel room with no memory and a dead body must figure out if he's a hitman or the undercover cop assigned to take down the assassin.
Me & the Girls (NL) G.Hawn, K.Hudson
Mother & daughters comedy starring real-life mom & daughter Hawn & Hudson.
Medal of Honor (Dim)
WWII soldier returns to Arkansas to become a mob-buster.
The Method E.Hurley
Pscyho-thriller about a celebrity actress who gets her dream role playing a real-life 19th century serial killer -- then she starts to take on the characteristics of the role onscreen and off.
Mexicali (MGM) P.Brosnan
 Newlyweds witness a murder from a a sailboat off the coast of Baja, then the wife is kidnapped and the husband must save her and make their way back across the border before the killers catch up with them.
Miami Vice (U) C.Farrell, J.Foxx. D: M.Mann
This TV show remake may actually be good if Michael Mann (series creator and director of "Collateral," "The Insider" and "Heat") is writing and directing. Crockett is an undercover vice detective in Miami who lives on a boat with his pet alligator. Tubbs is a street cop from New York who goes to Florida to track down his brother's murderer.
Michael Clayton G.Clooney
Clooney stars as a New York lawyer who specializes in cleaning up the messy personal lives of public figures.
Mrs. Harris A.Bening, B.Kingsley
Based on the headline-grabbing '80s murder of a philandering cardiologist by his speed-addicted wife.
Mr. President (NL) C.Tucker
Tucker is the first black president. See also Chris Rock in "Head of State".
Mr. Ripley's Return B.Pepper, T.Wilkinson, W.Dafoe, J.Barrett, A.Cumming, C.Forlani, I.Hart, D.Henshall
Another Patricia Highsmith adaptation (from "Riply Under Ground"), completely independent of either "The Talented Mr. Ripley" or "Ripley's Game".
Mr. Woodcock (NL) B.B.Thorton
Comedy centers on a young man who returns to his hometown to stop his mother from marrying his old high school gym teacher, who made life a living hell for him and many of his classmates.
The Mistress of Spices A.Rai, D.McDermott
Adapted from the novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the story revolves around a South Asian woman who runs a spice shop in San Francisco and cures people with her mysterious powders. When a lonely American wanders in, she falls in love but loses her magical touch.
The Moguls J.Bridges, J.Tripplehorn, T.B.Nelson, J.Coolidge, I.Washington, G.Headly, J.Pantoliano, L.Graham
[Limited] Comedy about a small town that bands together to make a porno film. Bridges plays a guy dealing with a midlife crisis who hatches the porno scheme.
Money Talks 2 (NL) C.Tucker
Sequel to the scam comedy that unfortunately launched Chris Tucker's so-called career.
Monkeyface M.Douglas, C.Zeta-Jones. S.Frears
Racetrack heist thriller.
Mort the Dead Teenager (LG) E.Wood, J.Simpson
[Summer.2005] From the very underground comic book about a picked-on kid killed in a car crash who comes back as a grisly ghost to take a shot at romancing the school hottie. But Jessica Simpson? Give me a break!
Mostly Martha [working title] (WB) C.Zeta-Jones D: S.Hicks
Remake of German hit about a top-notch female chef who's a whiz in the kitchen but a mess in her personal life who must care for her niece when her sister is killed. There's romance too, when she hires a handsome make cook to help her biz.
Motherless Brooklyn (NL) E.Norton
From Jonathan Lethem's novel about a detective w/ Tourette's Syndrome who must solve the murder of his mentor.
The Mule S.Dorff, S.Austin
Based on the true story of two Hollywood stuntmen who began making drug runs to Amsterdam during the 1990s actors strike and discover the evils of easy money when they're soon running an elaborate operation in Europe.
The Munsters various wayans bros
"Urbanized" modern remake (oh, brother!) of the 1960s TV show.
My Dark Places (LG) D.Duchovny
Adapted from autobiographical novel by hard-boiled crime writer James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") about coping with the unsolved mystery of his mother's murder. Duchovny is playing Ellroy.
My Wife Is a Gangster (Mx) Q.Latifah
A female mob boss marries a poor, unsuspecting dope to please her dying sister. But as he starts to wise up, she starts to fall in love.
The Namesake K.Penn. D: M.Nair|
[2006/Limited] Adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel.
Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills (WB) Emma Roberts. D: A.Fleming
The teenage detective returns, accompanying her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, and stumbles on evidence about a long-unsolved crime involving the death of a movie star.
Napoleon & Betsy S.Johansson. W&D: B.Ross
[Limited] Bonaparte's last years on St. Helena as told through the eyes of young British girl with whom he falls in love.
Nappily Ever After (U) H.Berry
From Trisha Thomas' dramedy novel about a beautiful black ad exec whose impulsive decision to shave off her long, ironed hair and grow back her afro leads to newfound freedom but alters her friendships and work environment.
The Nature of Enchantment M.Caine, D.DeVito, K.Scott Thomas
A therapist who works with an abandoned boy who believes New York City is a fantasy land filled with gnomes and trolls.
The Nature of Evil (U) D: R.Cohen
"The Omen" meets "Indiana Jones," or so says the studio.
Nebraska D: A.Payne
A father asks his son to drive him from Montana to Nebraska so he can collect a winning sweepstakes ticket that the son tries to convince him is typical junk mail.
A Manhattan shrink's life falls apart when she discovers one of her deeply troubled patients is having an affair with her husband.
Never Was A.Eckhart, I.McKellen, B.Murphy, N.Nolte, A.Cumming
[Limited] A Yale graduate gets a job at the mental institution where his novelist father spent the last years of his life. Once there, he meets a schizophrenic man who proves a mysterious link to his father's material.
New France (LG) N.Godin-Vigneau and D.LaHaye, G.Depardieu, T.Roth, J.Isaacs, V.Perez, I.Jacob, C.Meaney
[Limited] Romantic tragedy between a feisty peasant woman and an adventurous trapper, set against the 18th-century struggle between England and France to control Canada.
New Police Story J.Chan
Good cop/bad cop thriller that actually has nothing to do with Chan's Hong Kong "Police Story" series that included "Supercop."
A Night in Old Mexico (UA) R.Duvall. D: D.Hopper
[Limited] About an aging man traveling in Mexico with his grandson.
The Night Watchman K.Reeves. D: S.Lee
Original screenplay by James Ellroy centers on a disgraced cop (Reeves) who discovers major scandal and cover up within the force. In order to redeem himself in the eyes of his peers, he sets out on a mission to expose the corruption.
Nowhere Man (To) B.Affleck
Psycic & slightly-superpowered group goes on covert missions.
Odd Girl Out M.Trachtenberg, B.Phillips|
[Limited] Boarding school teen queen bee becomes archenemies with a new student who has been sent reluctantly to the school by her troubled mother and falls for the first girl's cousin.
Old School 2 (DW) L.Wilson, V.Vaughn, W.Farrell
More of the same immature married men crap as the original.
On the Road D: W.Salles
[Limited] F.F.Coppola is backing this long-gestating Kerouac adaptation, written & directed by the team behind "The Motorcycle Diaries."
One for The Ages (NL) D: M.Pellington
Football coach tries to assemble a new winning team when all his original players die in a plane crash.
102 Minutes [working title] (C)
Sept. 11 film based on a book by two New York Times reporters that deals with the time between the first plane's impact and the collapse of the second tower.
Open Season (C) A.Kutcher, M.Lawrence, D.Messing
 Computer-animated flick about wise-cracking forest critters turning tables on human hunters.
The Optimist D.Faison, L.Sobieski, R.Serbedzija, S.West
A family of Russian immigrants' home is taken over by two local car thieves. The daughter eventually falls for one of the thieves.
Oskur Fishman (FS) W.Ryder, B.Kingsley
Described as "a surreal fairy tale" similar to "The Wizard of Oz."
Out on My Feet R.DeNiro, M.Wahlberg
Biopic of boxing champ Vinnie Curto.
Outward Blonde (Mx) H.Duff
A materialistic New York girl who gets sent on an Outward Bound program after she fails gym class.
The Painted Veil E.Norton, N.Watts|
[Limited] From Somerset Maugham novel set in 1920s China, about a doctor reconciling with his adulterous wife after they move to a remote village to avoid a cholera outbreak.
The Pan's Labyrinth (FF) W&D: G.DelToro
[Limited] Horror thriller/'fairytale gone wrong' set against the backdrop of Spain's fascist regime during the '40s.
Papa N.Nolte, M.Ryan
Set in Havana in 1959, it's the story of a young journalist searching for a father and family against the backdrop of the Cuban revolution, and how he finds his own "papa" in the drunken, gun-toting Hemingway.
The Paperboy D: P.Amoldovar
Adaptation of Pete Dexter book. Amoldovar's first English-language movie.
The Passion of the Clerks (Mx) J.Anderson, B.O'Halloran, J.Mewes, K.Smith. W&D: K.Smith
10-years-later follow-up to Smith's breakout comedy "Clerks." According to Smith: "It's about what happens when that lazy, 20-something malaise lasts into your 30s."
Pattern Recognition (WB) W&D: P.Weir
From William Gibson's novel about an ad exec who finds her trapped in a dangerous puzzle when she is hired to track a series of videos off the Internet.
Paul Bunyan H.Graham (in talks), E.Griffin (voice).
Modern-day story of two children sent to their grandparents' farm for the summer. The farm is adjacent to the Dead Forest, where Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (CGI w/Griffin's voice) have secretly been living.
Penelope C.Ricci, R.Witherspoon
[Limited] Drama about a woman who sets out to end her life-long streak of bad luck.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer B.Wishaw, D.Hoffman, A.Rickman. D: T.Tykwer
 From Patrick Suskind's brilliant novel about a serial killer with an extraordinary sense of and understanding of smell in 1600s France.
Personal Injuries D.Hoffman
A sleazy attorney known for bribing judges, is "recruited" by the FBI after being caught dodging his taxes) to take part in a sting to root out those corrupt judges out.
Piccadilly Jim S.Rockwell, A.Peet, B.Brethyn, T.Wilkinson
Remake of P.G. Wodehouse romantic misadventure (the 1936 version starred Robert Montgomery) about a dashing fellow desperate to shed his scandalous reputation to win the girl of his dreams. A Wodehouse adaptation with Rockwell in the lead and a script by Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park")? I've already got my hopes up.
The Picaresque Revenge (NL) S.Connery
Former FBI agent who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit gets out, targets those who framed him and pulls a series of brilliant crimes to re-obtain his pension.
Piece of My Heart (P) R.Zellweger
[On hold] Janis Joplin biopic.
Pirates of the Caribbean 3 [working title] (D) J.Depp, O.Bloom, K.Knightley, Chow Yun-Fat
 Made back-to-back w/ the follow-up to the great 2003 summer blockbuster, and featuring Captain Jack and Will Turner fighting a notorious Chinese pirate.
A Prairie Home Companion (PH) G.Keillor, L.Lohan, L.Lovett, V.Madsen, M.Rudolph, M.Streep, L.Tomlin, T.Waits, W.Harrelson, J.C.Reilly, K.Kline, T.L.Jones. D: R.Altman
 Fictionalized story unfolds backstage during a fateful broadcast of the titular NPR show, which the players discover is to be their last.
Pretty Ugly (D)
Grown-up fairy-tale comedy about a womanizing jerk who loses his looks and must earn a kiss from the girl he scorned to regain them.
The Prisoner D: S.West
Patrick McGoohan has written a feature version of his '60s intrigue and paranoia spy series, possibly to star Mel Gibson as #6 and McGoohan as #2. But god help us, brain-dead actioner Simon West has been hired to direct.
The Professor & the Madman D: J.Boorman
About the friendship that formed between Oxford prof James Murray and William Chester Minor, an asylum-incarcerated murderer who helped him compile the original Oxford English Dictionary. From 1998 non-fiction bestseller.
The Proposal (C) R.Witherspoon
Romantic comedy about a couple's turbulent wedding plans.
Pursued (LG) C.Slater, E.Warren, M.C.Duncan
Some kind of chase thriller.
Pushers Needed C.Danes, J.Allen, K.Bates, M.Smith
[Limited] A group of working-class housewives wins a trip to Lourdes that changes their lives -- and leaves their husbands taking care of house and kids.
Queen Bess G.Close, T.Collette. D: B.Condon|
Bio of Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America, an activist, and a controversial political figure accused of influence peddling in the '80s.
Rad Brad, Modern Warrior (NL) J.Black|
Comedy about world's best videogamer being recruited by the gov't to battle a powerful robot built by a rogue military group.
Rain Falls (FL) N.Watts, K.Beckinsale
[Limited] Dark comedy about suburban wife-swapping.
Rainbow Six (P) J.Woo
Adaptation of Tom Clancy novel about spooks who leave the CIA to start their own counter-terrorism organization.
Rambo IV (Dim) S.Stallone (In talks)
This has gotta be a sign of the apocalypse. Rambo battles terrorists.
Rapunzel Unbraided (D)
Certain-to-be-stupid, "Shrek" rip-off, non-Pixar CGI re-invisioning from dumb-down Disney.
Revolutionary War picture about Ethan Allen.
Red Dust H.Swank, C.Ejiofor
Courtroom dram about an anti-apartheid activist who enlists a former student, now a New York City prosecutor, to help fight a case before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Red Rabbit [working title] (P) B.Affleck, M.Freeman, B.Moynahan
New Jack Ryan political thriller that will have to be significantly altered from the original Tom Clancy novel, in which CIA analyst Ryan is brought in to help debrief a high-level Russian defector who reveals a plan to kill the Pope. The plot is ripe for chaning the baddies to Islamic terrorists, but then the "Red" in the title will have to be changed at minimum.
Act One of "The Jerk" in reverse: Black kid adopted and raised by a redneck family who thinks he's just a white guy with a skin condition.
Rendezvous with Rama M.Freeman. D: D.Fincher
When a giant alien spaceship is spotted heading directly for our sun, astronauts are sent to investigate.
Rescue Dawn C.Bale, S.Zahn. D: W.Herzog
[Limited] Drama based on Herzog's documentary "Little Dieter Needs to Fly," this is the true story of a German-born US pilot in the Vietnam War who was shot down and captured. Eventually he organized an escape with a small band of captives.
The Return D: N.Jordan
Ancient Greek period drama about Odysseus's homecoming, adapted from Homer.
Return to Sender C.Nielsen, T.Daly, A.Quinn, K.Preston. D: B.August
[Limited] Having connected via mail, a down-on-his-luck lawyer tries to prove the innocence of a woman on death row.
Revolver J.Statham, R.Liotta, A.Benjamin, V.Pastore. D: G.Ritchie
Stylish Las Vegas crime drama-comedy from the "Snatch"/"Lock Stock..." Guy.
Rise M.Chiklis, L.Liu. D: S.Gutierez
Horror thriller about a cop hunting his daughter's killers. Involves a cult and vampires, among other things.
Risk Addiction (MGM) D: L.Tamahori
Revamped from the script for a "Basic Instinct" sequel, this psycho-sexual thriller centers on a female photographer manipulates her shirnk.
The River King E.Burns
Crime-drama about a cop investigating a drowning at an elite prep school.
The Road Back C.Cooper
[Limited] The story of a man dealing with the breakdown of his marriage and an increasingly icy family relationship in the wake of the suicide of his daughter, an Iraq war veteran.
Rocky VI (MGM) S.Stallone (directing, too).
Oh, please! What's Stallone now? 60?
Romantic Comedy (MGM) S.M.Gellar
[In Limbo] Another genre spoof from the "Not Another Teen Movie" gang about a guy trying to win the love of his best friend, who is is so used to being "just friends" that she's oblivious to his come-ons.
Room Service J.Simpson
The bimbo singer will play a disinherited heiress who takes job at the hotel she lives in so she can pay off her huge bill.
RPM (C) D: S.West
[in limbo] Two street race drivers speed around Europe racing only Ferraris, Maseratis, Lambourghinis, etc. -- as a cover for their "day jobs" as heist men.
The Rum Diary J.Depp, J.Hartnett, N.Nolte, B.DelToro. D: B.DelToro
From Hunter Thompson's love triangle/political thriller set in 1950s Puerto Rico.
Run, Fat Boy, Run D: D.Schwimmer
[Limited] A charming but oblivious overweight man tries to win back his former girlfriend by running the New York marathon.
The Runelords C.Duguay
First in a big-budget trilogy from David Farland's epic adventure novels set in a medieval world. In other words, action-shallow "LOTR" spawn.
Rush Hour 3 (NL) J.Chan C.Tucker. D: B.Ratner
This time they may be in Africa.
Saint-Ange (FF) V.Ledoyen|
A woman cleaing a deserted orphanage (and former mansion) meets up with a teenage girl, and begins to hear and see strange noises visions that lead her to believe they are not alone.
Saint Louis Blues S.P.Thomas
Biopic about Louis Armstrong.
Sam & George (P) M.Gibson. D: R.Donner
Released after 25 years in prison, a man tries to leave it behind him, but a sue-lawyer tries to convince him that his life has been wrongly ruined.
Samantha's Child H.Graham, J.Purefoy, A.Serkis
Supernatural thriller about a woman who is unable to get pregnant and goes to a fertility clinic, where she is unknowingly impregnated with the devil's DNA. Umm...suuuure.
The Santa Clause 3 (D) T.Allen
Part 2 made too much money for there not to be a part 3.
Savage Grace J.Moore, C.Owen
A socialite's glamorous lifestyle of decadence and sexual obsession eventually leads to murder.
A Scanner Darkly (WIP) K.Reeves, R.Downey Jr., W.Ryder, W.Harrelson. D: R.Linklater
[Limited] Richard Linklater will live-action animate (as he did with "Waking Life") this adaptation of futuristic Philip K. Dick story about a undercover drug cop who becomes addicted and develops a split personality.
Scary Movie 4 (Dim) A.Faris. D: D.Zucker
Hopefully this will be the end of this weak spoof series.
Scheherazade J.Binoche, L.Fishburne, G.Sinese. D: M.Apted
The unfaithful wife of a mobster who must talk her way to safety after being captured by his henchmen. Loosely based on the tale of "1001 Arabian Nights."
The Science of Sleep P.Arquette, G.G.Bernal, R.Ifans, C.Gainsbourg. W&D: M.Gondry
[Limited] No word on story. Project from the director of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is very hush-hush.
Scooby-Doo 3 (WB) M.Lillard, F.Prinze Jr., S.M.Gellar, L.Cardellini. D: R.Gosnell
The sequel isn't even under way yet and this one has been green-lit.
School For Scoundrels (Dim) B.B.Thorton, J.Heder. D: T.Phillips
Remake of 1960 comedy about a man attending classes to learn how to take advantage of people and seduce women.
Sebastian Knight (P) S.W.Scott
Action-comedy about a dashing CIA agent who has a one-night stand with a woman vacationing in Monaco in order to get himself out of a jam, then she ruins his cover by stalking him convinced they fell in love.
Seconds (P) W&D: J.Mostow
Remake of chilling 1966 Rock Hudson thriller (but reportedly set to more closely follow the 1964 book by David Ely) about a miserable man who pays a secret, ominous company to surgically altered him and slip him into another person's life (the other person, um, disappears) -- but it doesn't work out as he hopes.
The Secret Life of Words S.Polley, T.Robbins, J.Christie. W&D: I.Coixet
[Limited] A pretty young survivor of a war in Yugoslavia tries to live a normal life on an oil rig full of men.
Selling Time (Fox) D: F.Whitaker
Supernatural thriller co-written by Whitaker.
The Seven Deadly Sins
About a man who attempts suicide after his family unravels. Written by Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient"), to be directed by Stanley Doden.
Seven-Year Switch J.Roberts. D: M.Nichols
Roberts is in talks to play a woman fast approaching the seventh year of a relationship when she starts to experience the proverbial itch and wonders what might have been if she had made different choices in her life.
Sex Talk (NL) R.Reynolds
A sports reporter finds popularity by applying sports terminology and strategy to solve the problems people have with their sex lives.
Shadowboxer H.Mirren, C.Gooding Jr., V.Ferlito
[Limited] A mother & stepson who are contract killers and lovers are on the run from the law and another killer out to off them.
The Shaggy Dog (D) T.Allen
A workaholic lawyer is transformed into a sheepdog and learns the importance of loved ones. Another trite Disney remake.
Shantaram (WB) J.Depp, H.Bonham Carter, E.Watson
Based on the life story of author Gregory David Roberts, a heroin addict incarcerated for a robbery escapes prison and reinvents himself as a doctor in the slums of Bombay.
Shooting Dogs J.Hurt. D: M.Canton-Jones
[Limited] A priest who forges a relationship with a young teacher in Rwanda just as the 1990s genocide begins.
Shores of Tripoli (To) D: J-J.Annaud
Legendary American soldier William Eaton leads a multicultural army of Arabs to overthrow the tyrannical overlord of Tripoli in the early 1800s. This is the second project on the same topic. See also "Tripoli" with Russell Crowe.
Shortbus W&D: J.C.Mitchell
[Limited] "Hedwig" helmer and star Mitchell is directing this partially improvised sex drama about a hangout for out-of-mainstream artists and musicians.
Shrek 3 (DW) M.Myers, C.Diaz, E.Murphy
If they're not out of ideas and fairytale in-jokes already, this should do it. But of course, one more has already been green-lighted.
Shrek 4 (DW) M.Myers, C.Diaz, E.Murphy
Oh, enough already.
Shrink (C) J.Lopez
Lopez plays an analyst who treats troubled superheroes.
Sian Ka'An S.Hayek, C.Marin, M.Rodriguez, A.Molina
Animated film about a Mayan girl on on mission to prevent a mass extinction of animals by saving a Golden Snail. The title means 'Origin of the Sky' in Mayan.
Sicko D: M.Moore
Michael Moore takes on the U.S. healthcare system, looking at the medical establishment and how patients are not saved because insurance companies choose not to incur the costs. Moore will see how many lives he can save in the documentary.
The Sigma Protocol (U) D: A.Fuqua
Adaptation of Robert Ludlum espionage novel about a man who discovers an international conspiracy & falls in love with a spy babe assigned to wax him while seeking vengeance for his brother's murder.
Simon Says (C) S.Hayes
Hayes will star as Simon Christopher, winner of a prestigious national teacher of the year award. There isn't a child he can't tame -- until he is hired to home-school the difficult children of a Manhattan media mogul, who is later placed under house arrest.
Sin City 2 (WC) M.Rourke, C.Owen, B.Murphy, R.Dawson, J.King, M.C.Duncan. D: R.Rodriguez, F.Miller
Prequel adapted from Miller's "A Dame to Kill For."
Singularity (WB) B.Fraser, A.Rai. D: R.Joffe
Set in both the 1740s and the modern day, two stories are intertwined through poetic notions of quantum physics and Hindu beliefs.
The Sisters M.Bello, M.S.Masterson, E.Christensen, A.Nivola, E.Banks, C.O'Donnell, R.Torn, T.Goldwyn
Modern Chekov adaptation moved to NYC where family secrets and deceptions make 3 siblings pine for the simpler days of their native Charleston.
The Six Billion Dollar Man J.Carrey. D: T.Phillips
Another wacky remake of a '70s TV show? Oh, joy.
16 Blocks B.Willis, Mos Def
Real-time action-thriller that takes place in real-time. No details yet.
Sk8er Boi (P)
 Based on the shallow Avril Lavigne song about a popular girl who rejects a punk boy only to regret it later when he becomes a rock star and she's "saddled" with the horrors of growing up and being a mother.
The Sky Is Green V.Vaughn, S.Buscemi, S.Burrows, M.Rapaport, B.Hershey, M.Kirshner, S.Cassel, I.Skye
Drama about a record entrepreneur in the midst of the West Coast hip-hop scene during the late 1980s. The story focuses on his rise and chaotic downfall, which leads him to rediscover his roots and love of music.
An architect with a sleepwalking problem discovers his unconscious outtings may have something to do with the mysterious disappearance of his wife and children.
The Smoker (P) N.Portman, O.Wilson. D: R.Linklater
A beautiful student at an all-girls school has designs on her handsome English professor.
Smokin' Aces J.Piven. W&D: J.Carnahan
Smuggler's Moon B.Pitt
Two brothers use deep-sea documentary filmmaking as a cover for dope smuggling. Based on a true story.
Snakes on a Plane D: D.R.Ellis
A ruthless assassin boards a plane and unleashes a crate full of lethal snakes in order to frighten the passengers and kill a witness in protective custody. After a snake takes out the captain, a rookie pilot and passengers must band together to stay alive.
Snow and the Seven D: Yuen Woo-ping
[Limited] Kung-fu "Snow White" with ninjas instead of dwarves, set in a British concession of colonial China in the 1880s.
So Love Returns (SG) D.Barrymore
Defeated young widower finds romance with mysterious woman.
Solace (NL) B.Willis. D: S.Kapur
A psychic doctor is enlisted by the police to help track down a serial killer who turns out to have psychic abilities as well.
In the not-too-distant future a young waitress dies suddenly but is brought back to life by her lover.
Sophie & the Rising Sun D.Lane, Chow Yun-Fat
1941 Georgia, a widow & a Japanese gardener must hide their love from knee-jerked reactionary neighbors after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Chow isn't Japanese, but I guess that matters little to Hollywood.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (D) D: R.Minkoff
Gads! When will Disney stop raping their own classics for remakes? Now it's parts of classics.
Southland Tales S.M.Gellar, S.W.Scott, The Rock, C.Oteri, A.Larter, J.Garofalo, J.Lee, K.Smith, T.B.Nelson, A.Poehler, M.Richardson, J.Larroquette, J.Lovitz, B.Ling, W.Shawn. W&D: R.Kelly
This Philip K. Dick-inspired musical-comedy-thriller from the writer-director of "Donnie Darko" is set in 2008 Los Angeles during a three-day heatwave leading up to a big July 4th celebration and possible outbreak of anarchy. Singing, dancing, weirdness & wild dream sequences. Woo-hoo!
Speed Queen D: C.Ricci
From Stewart O'Nan's novel about a woman on death row recounting to a writer the drug-fueled killing spree that got her there.
Spider-Man 3 (C) T.Maguire, K.Dunst, J.Franco, T.H.Church, T.Grace
[05.04.2007] No details. It's just been green-lighted.
Sports Widow (U) R.Witherspoon
No details yet on this comedy, but I think the concept is pretty clear from the title.
Spy-Hunter (U) The Rock. D: J.Woo
[Summer.2005] From the videogame. A former F-15 pilotis recruited to by a gadget-dependent international spy agency to help battle an uber-villain bent on world domination. So what else is new?
Stalker: A Love Story (P) O.Wilson
Wilson plays a guy who realizes too late that he let the perfect woman get away -- and tries to win her back in all the wrong ways.
Standing Still A.Garcia, A.Adams, M.Suvari, J.VanDerBeek, J.Duval, C.Hanks, A.Stanford, J.Abrahams, M.Sagemiller, E.
[Limited] A couple on the verge of getting married gather their group of friends for a few days of prewedding celebrations. Being touted as a Gen Y "Big Chill," which may not be a good thing.
Stephanie Daley T.Swinton, A.Tamblyn
[Limited] Swinton plays a forensic psychologist investigating a 17-year-old accused of infanticide.
Stormbreaker A.Pettyfer, E.McGregor, M.Rourke, A.Silverstone
Based on the Anthony Horowitz books about a teenager who becomes an agent for Britain's MI-6 spy agency after his uncle and guardian is mysteriously killed.
Stranger Than Fiction W.Ferrell, D.Hoffman, M.Gyllenhaal, E.Thompson, Q.Latifah. D: M.Forster
Comedy about an IRS auditor whose life is bizarrely interrupted by the sound of an internal narrator who knows his every move, thought, feeling, and action -- including when and where his imminent death will be.
Street (MGM) A.Baldwin
 Financial troubles cause an NBA team to recruit street players. Baldwin plays a down-on-his-luck coach brought in to revive the team.
Sugar Kings (U) D: J.Foster
A female lawyer, fresh out of law school, teams with a veteran public-interest attorney to take on a powerful sugar baron on behalf of exploited migrant workers. Based on a Vanity Fair article.
Sunshine (FS) R.Byrne, C.Curtis, C.Evans, T.Garity, C.Murphy, M.Yeoh. D: D.Boyle
Fifty years from now, the sun is dying and a spaceship crew is sent to deliver a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel.
Super Ex (C) U.Thurman, L.Wilson, A.Faris, E.Izzard. D: I.Riteman
Thurman plays a superhero who uses her powers to torment a regular guy who broke up with her for being too controling.
Surf's Up (SPA) V: J.Bridges, S.LaBeouf, Z.Deschanel
 Animated comedy about hang-ten-ing penguins.
Surrender Dorothy D.Barrymore
Sequel to "The Wizard of Oz." Rumor has it the film may be tongue-in-cheek.
Talladega Nights (C) W.Ferrell. D: A.McKay|
 Comedy about stock-car racing.
Taming Ben Taylor (NL) K.Costner
A beautiful, high-powered businesswoman falls for a charmingly stubborn man while trying to convince him to sell his land to a country club.
Tarantula A.Banderas, P.Cruz. W&D: P.Almodovar
Plastic surgeon avenges his wife's rape by kidnapping the rapist and slowly giving him a sex-change. Obligatory Almodovar cringe moment: Apparently the surgeon then starts to fall for his Frankenstein.
10 Again W&D: B.Edwards
 Edwards is remaking his own sex comedy "10," which wasn't that good to begin with.
10th & Wolf V.Kilmer, F.Prinze Jr., J.Marsden, L.A.Warren, P.Perabo
Based on the real life events of Joseph Pistone (aka "Donnie Brasco", the film revolves around his dealings with a South Philadelphia mafia family. Director Robert Moresco co-wrote the script with actor Chazz Palminteri.
The Tenth Victim C.Zeta-Jones, I.Gruffudd
Remake of 1968 sci-fi assassination thriller "La Decima Vittima."
Therese Raquin K.Winslet, J.Dench
Based on Emile Zola novel.
The Thomas Crown Affair 2 (MGM) P.Brosnan
Sequel to sexy, sly 1999 heist flick.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada T.L.Jones, B.Pepper, J.C.Cedillo, D.Yoakam. D: T.L.Jones
[Limited] Ranch hand attempts to keep a promise to a recently deceased friend by making sure that he is buried in his hometown in Mexico. Written by Guillermo Arriaga ("21 Grams," Amores Perros").
The Three Stooges (WB) D: Farrelly Bros.
 Modern revival featuring a new trio of Stooges, like "Charlie's Angels" features new Angels. Still, its a rotten idea.
Then She Found Me H.Hunt. D: H.Hunt
[Limited] Based on Elinor Lipman's novel about a woman whose life is upended by her birth mother seeking her out.
3:10 to Yuma (C) D: J.Mangold
Remake of 1957 Western about a destitute rancher who agrees to hold a captured outlaw awaiting a train to go to court. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Thugz Live S.Stallone. D: S.Stallone
Drama about a cop who blew the whisle on LAPD corruption during the Tupac/Biggie murder investgations.
The Tiger and the Snow (La tigre e la neve) R.Benigni, N.Braschi. D: R.Benigni
[Limited] Revolves around a love-struck Italian poet in Iraq at the outset of last year's American-led invasion.
Tishomingo Blues M.McConaughey, D.Cheadle. D: D.Cheadle
Elmore Leonard adaptation about a circus high diver & a local con artist who witnesses a Dixie mobland murder and wind up targets themselves.
To Catch a Thief (P)
Can somebody please put a stop to this remake before it happens? Please?
To Have & Have Not (FF) B.DelToro
From the Hemmingway story about a charter boat operator in Martinique getting involved in the WWII French resistance because of a beautiful woman. Made before in 1944 by Howard Hawkes with Bogart & Bacall.
Together (FF) W&D: N.Holofcener
Remake of enjoyable 2001 Danish dramedy about a 1970s a commune of young people who find themselves questioning their social and political beliefs as the world rapidly changes around them.
Tom Mix & Pancho Villa D: T.Scott
From Clifford Irving's novel, fictionalizing a patnership in which the silent film cowboy star helps the cause of the Mexican revolutionary.
Topper (To) S.Martin. D: A.Shankman
After appealing to the lowest common denominator with "Bringing Down the House," director and star are re-teaming to ruin this classic Cary Grant comedy about ghosts helping a morose pal enjoy life again.
The Tortoise and the Hare (DW) D: N.Park
Fairy tale goes claymation courtesy of the "Chicken Run" guys.
Transformers (DW/P) D: M.Bay
[07.04.2007] As if making a cartoon just to sell toys wasn't bad enough, here comes the $100-million movie version.
Tripoli (Fox) R.Crowe, B.Kingsley. D: R.Scott
Big-budger period adventure based on William Eaton, an American Naval agent who helped the heir to the throne of Tripoli lead an overthrow of a corrupt pirate ruler in the early 1800s.
Truth, Justice & the American Way (FF) B.Affleck, A.Brody
Semi-factual biopic-detective yarn about the investgation into the death suicide (or was it murder?) and love life of George Reeves (TV's "Superman"). Could "Auto Focus" signal an impending deluge of classic TV personality bios? Let's hope not.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story J.J.Field, I.Rossellini, K.Bates, F.Potente, Madonna, V.Abril, V.Gallo, A.Plummer, D.Johnson, D.Harry, M.Ringwald, D.Thewlis, Sting. D: P.Greenaway
Part one of trilogy being shot all at once that reconstructs the story of a prisoner, who is somehow connected to the discovery of uranium, from evidence in 92 suitcases found around the world between 1928 and 1989.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Vaux to the Sea J.J.Field, I.Rossellini, K.Bates, F.Potente, Madonna, V.Abril, V.Gallo, A.Plummer, D.Johnson, D.Harry, M.Ringwald, D.Thewlis, Sting. D: P.Greenaway
Part two of trilogy being shot all at once that reconstructs the story of a prisoner, who is somehow connected to the discovery of uranium, from evidence in 92 suitcases found around the world between 1928 and 1989.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: From Sark to Finish J.J.Field, I.Rossellini, K.Bates, F.Potente, Madonna, V.Abril, V.Gallo, A.Plummer, D.Johnson, D.Harry, M.Ringwald, D.Thewlis, Sting. D: P.Greenaway
Part three of trilogy being shot all at once that reconstructs the story of a prisoner, who is somehow connected to the discovery of uranium, from evidence in 92 suitcases found around the world between 1928 and 1989.
12th & Holding J.Renner. D: M.Cuesta
[Limited] Renner plays a former firefighter who moves to a new town for construction work following the loss of a young girl whose death haunts him.
28 Weeks Later (FS)
Sequel to hit Brit zombie flick "28 Days Later."
The Two Five (DW) W&D: E.Burns
A "big Irish American NYPD epic...that will shoot hopefully in the fall," according to Burns.
Road-trip lands two friends in the can when they accidentally hit and kill and escaped con. Coolio plays three roles: Tyrone, his twin Jerome & his sister, Cherone!
Ultraviolet (SG) W&D: K.Wimmer|
Kung-Fu hottie fights diseased, super-human mutants in a futuristic civil war. From the writer-director of the unintentionally, hilariously awful dystopic future thriller "Equilibrium," who wrote the lead for Jovovich after being -- get this! -- impressed with her performance in "Resident Evil."
Uncle Stiltskin (D)
Disney "Rumpelstiltskin" adaptation.
Live-action version of the 1960s cartoon.
Unknown (IFC) J.Caviezel, G.Kinnear, B.Pepper, J.Pantoliano, B.Moynahan, J.Sisto
[Limited] Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
V for Vendetta (WB) J.Purefoy, N.Portman|
Graphic novel adaptation takes place in a "what if" world where Germany won WWII and rules with a totalitarian fist but is opposed by a band of freedom fighters. Directorial debut of James McTeigue, second-unit director for the "Matrix" and "Star Wars" sequels.
Vapor S.Bullock, R.Fiennes, A.Eckhart, A.Huston. D: N.LaBute
From Amanda Filipacchi's novel Pygmalion-style novel about an artist and a wannabe actress he coaches.
Venus & Vegas D.Faison, E.Kaye Thomas, Eddie Guerra, M.Sims, J.Pressly, A.Benrubi, F.Henderson, J.Polito
[Limited] Follows a trio of crooks who must work together to repair their fractured relationship after they botch a holdup job. Guerra wrote the script.
A View From the Bridge (P) S.Johansson, A.LaPaglia, F.McDormand. D: B.Levinson
 From Arthur Miller's play about a Brooklyn longshoreman's infatuation with his niece places, which a strain on his marriage and goes on to create a scandal within the family.
Vinyl T.Birch, J.Malone, A.Faris, M.Sokoloff, S.West, L.Haas
A naive girl from the good side of the tracks gets involved behind the scenes with a rock band on the verge of breakout success.
The Virgin of Juarez M.Driver, A.C.Talancon, A.MacFadyen
[Limited] A journalist investigating a string of murders Mexico meets a virginal survivor of the brutal killer and her weeping wounds become key to tracking him down.
The Virgin Mary (Fox) J.Aniston
29-year-old virgin gets falls for a hit man trying to get out of the business. Call it "The Professional" with a legal-aged female lead.
Voltage J.Phoenix, P.S.Hoffman, S.Buscemi, W.H.Macy, T.Shalhoub, L.Tyler, B.Balaban, H.Belafonte, E.Gould. D: R.Altman
Defense industry satire based on Robert Grossbach's novel "A Shortage of Engineers."
Wainscott Weasel (Fox) D: C.Wedge|
CGI critter comedy from the "Ice Age"/"Robots" guys.
Walk Like a Dragon (P) Chow Yun-Fat
The War of the Red Cliff Chow Yun-Fat. D: J.Woo
 The plot is taken from historical events that occurred in China 1,700 years ago and from a chapter in the popular novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Wasington B.D.Howard, (N.Kidman?). W&D: L.VonTrier
[Limited] Third film in Von Trier's America trilogy, after "Dogville" and "Manderlay." (Yes the title has no H.)
Drama about a group of 28 top female pilots trained to fly missions stateside during WWII before the program was dropped due to accidents.
The Watch (NL) V.Salva
A team of inexperienced soldiers sent to blow up a critical Nazi bridge are hunted by an evil spirit.
The Watchmen (P) D: P.Greengrass
In a time when super-heroes are banned, one group of super-humans must work together to save a doomed Earth from a mysterious force.
The Wedding Singer 2 [working title] (NL) A.Sandler, D.Barrymore
The Wendell Baker Story L.Wilson, O.Wilson, E.Mendes. D: L.Wilson, A.Wilson
A good-hearted ex-con takes a job at a retirement hotel, where elderly residents help him win back his girlfriend as he lends them a hand in fighting hotel corruption.
West Memphis Three N.Stahl, M.Pitt, D.Hutchison, D.deMatteo, G.Gershon, M.Madsen, R.Lake
Based on a 1993 Arkansas murder of three young boys for which three teenagers were controversially arrested and charged.
[In limbo] Remake of 1973 self-serious sci-fi flick written by Michael Crichton and starring Yul Brynner as a rebel anamatronic robot run amuck in a futuristic adult fantasy resort. (On hold because of star Schwarzenegger's election to CA governor)
The Whale (Dim) Ice Cube
Casino heist caper picture.
When Worlds Collide (P) W&D: S.Sommers
Remake the 1951 sci-fi film about group of scientists discover that a planet is veering alarmingly close to earth. They assemble a select group of humans to escape to the new planet.
Where the Wild Things Are (U) D: S.Jonze
The children's classic by Mauriece Sendak is going big screen, and Universal has chucked its CGI plans after hearing a pitch for a secret new idea from Jonze ("Adaptation," "Being John Malkovich". My hopes just went way, way up!
Where's Waldo (P)
Flimsy premise based on popular kid's puzzle books sees Waldo as "a janitor and part-time inventor" who travels through time and space after accidentally activating a broken time machine.
Whistleblower (D) W.Ferrell
Workplace comedy about defective products & cover-ups.
The White Countess (SPC) N.Richardson, R.Fiennes, V.Redgrave. D: J.Ivory
[Limited] Merchant-Ivory drama about an American diplomat falling for a Russian countess in 1930s Shanghai, where he dreams of opening a nightclub.
The White Rose C.Ricci. D: A.Huston
[Limited] Bio of German activist Sophie Scholl, who lead fellow students on a campaign to inform people about Nazi atrocities.
Whiteout (U) R.Witherspoon
Witherspoon is a U.S. Marshal investigating a murder in a base on Antarctica. Can she find the killer before the sun sets and isolates everyone for six months?
The Whole Shebang (LG) S.Tucci, B.Fonda
Losely based on the lives of New York's famous fireworks family, the Gruccis.
Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn? (WB) J.L.Hewitt
A young Los Angeles TV newswoman obsessed with Audrey Hepburn falls for the best man after being left at the altar.
Will Sebastian (WB) D: M.Waters
Off-kilter comedy about a guy who lives his life out of sequence and the woman with whom he's destined to fall in love. ("Memento" dubmed down?)
Willie (C) Ice Cube, John Cusack. D: J.Roth
A jr. high school custodian gets the chance to coach the school's basketball team but may not keep the job for long because he hasn't teaching accreditation or a high school diploma.
The Wizard of Oz (D)
Remake (oh, god) based on the video game by American McGee (who also twisted "Alice In Wonderland" into a weird game). If that's not enough to worry ya, here's more bad news: It's being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Wolverine (Fox) H.Jackman
Spin-off from the "X-Men" movies.
The World's Fastest Indian A.Hopkins. W&D: R.Donaldson
Based on Burt Monro, a New Zealander who invested several decades building a 1920 Indian motorcycle, on which he set the land-speed world record in the 1970s.
The Wrong Element (WB) H.Ford, P.Bettany, V.Madsen. D: M.Pellington
Bank security expert's family is kidnapped and to pay the ransom, he must steal $37 million from the bank without getting caught.
You, Me & Dupree (U) O.Wilson, K.Hudson, M.Dillon, M.Douglas|
Comedy in which things only get worse for a troubled newlywed when the new groom's out-of-work, meddlesome best man moves in with them.
Zodiac (P) M.Ruffalo, G.Oldman, R.Downey Jr., J.Gyllenhaal, C.Sevigny, A.Edward. D: D.Fincher
Thriller about the never-caught San Francisco serial killer of the 1960s and early '70s.
Zoom T.Allen, C.Cox, C.Chase. D: P.Hewitt
Another cheap live-action "Incredibles" rip-off about a super-hero agency.
Untitled Arie Posin drama (GF) R.Fiennes, R.Wilson, C-A.Moss, G.Close, J.Bell, R.Culkin, L.Holly. D: A.Posin|
Young high school student responds to the kidnapping of another student after realizing the adults in his town are irresponsibly wrapped in their own drama.
Untitled David O. Russell project V.Vaughn. D: D.O.Russell
Another Russell existential comedy in which Vaughn plays a wisecracking radio host who starts taking on his callers' neuroses.
Untitled gay spy project [possible]
Rupert Everett is developing a script about a gay, James Bond-like spy. Perfect role for him! One suggestion: The baddies shouldn't know he's gay. Running gag would be they keep throwing babes at him and he's immune.
Untitled Oliver Stone Sept. 11 project (P) N.Cage, M.Gyllenhaal, M.Bello, M.Pena. D: O.Stone
Based on the story of the last two police officers to be rescued from the rubble of the World Trade Center collapse.
Untitled Spike Jonze Horror Project (C) D: S.Jonze
Director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman reteam for a horror movie. No plot details yet.
Untitled Steven Spielberg/Abraham Lincoln Project L.Neeson. D: S.Spielberg
 The sixteenth President of the United States guides the North to victory during the Civil War.