Owen Wilson Returns to the Wild West with "Alias Smith & Jones" 

Remember the TV series "Alias Smith & Jones?" If you don't, don't worry, Owen Wilson will remind you! He is set for a movie adaptation of the show about a pair of gunslingers.

Wilson confirms, "We're thinking about (doing) the Western Alias Smith and Jones."

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"Twilight's" Catherine Hardwicke Returns to Literature 

"Twilight" director, Catherine Hardwicke, is currently in talks with Sony to direct another young-adult fantasy novel called "Maximum Ride."

The series by James Patterson talks about the Flock, six teenagers who are genetically altered, get this, they're part human, part bird! Whoa!

So the Flock escapes and now are being pursued by creatures that are part human, part wolf known as the Erasers. Hhmmmm, freaky....

Don Payne is writing the script. He's the guy who wrote "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."

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When Will You be Able to See "Transformers 3?" 

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" doesn't open until June 24, 2009, but Paramount and Dreamworks have announced the release date for "Transformers 3."

Mark your calendars "Transformers" fans, the threequel is to arrive July 1, 2011, yet another 4th of July blockbuster!

No word yet on whether Michael Bay will return to direct or if Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox are returning to star.

But 2011 is shaping up to be a big blockbuster year for Hollywood! We have "Spider-Man 4"(May 6), "Captain America" (July 22), "Thor" (June 17) among the big ones to open that year!

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Paramount and Brad Pitt Team Up for John Le Carre's "The Night Manager" 

Paramount Pictures has bought the rights to John Le Carre's novel, "The Night Manager." Brad Pitt is only attached to produce the film with his Plan B shingle.

The plot of the film according to Wikipedia:

The novel follows Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier turned night auditor for a luxurious hotel. One night, Pine encounters Sophie, a French-Arab woman who has ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who has made a fortune from the sale of weapons. Sophie provides Pine with incriminating documents, which Pine forwards to a friend in British intelligence. Despite Pine's best efforts to help her, Sophie's betrayal is discovered and she is subsequently murdered. Six months later, Pine is approached by intelligence operatives Leonard Burr and Rex Goodhew, who are planning a carefully detailed sting operation against Roper. Eager to avenge Sophie, Pine agrees to go undercover to infiltrate Roper's vast criminal empire, but the operation is jeopardized by an inter-agency turf war within the intelligence community.

Robert Edwards ("Land of the Blind"), who was a former intelligence officer during the Gulf War, is hired to write the screenplay.

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It's Official! Get Ready for "MacGyver" the Movie! 

As we revealed, oh gosh, back in May of last year, "MacGyver" creator, Lee David Zlotoff, hinted on a feature film based on the TV series.

Well, it's not a hint anymore, it's official! New Line is developing a feature film based on "MacGyver."

The daughter of Dino De Laurentiis, Raffaella De Laurentiis, is producing the film through her Raffaella Prods. And Mister Laurentiis is taking the role of executive producer.

According to a recent poll, "MacGyver" beat "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "24" as America's favorite TV action hero! Um, I still love "Buffy!!!"

So can "MacGyver" be a global franchise? New Line's Richard Brener says, "We think we're a stick of chewing gum, a paper clip and an A-list writer away from a global franchise."

That's the spirit!

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