Get Ready for "White Chicks" the Sequel! 


Sony and the Wayans Brothers think you want another "White Chicks," so they're developing a sequel to the 2004 comedy! Marlon and Shawn Wayans will reprise their roles as FBI agents posing as white chicks!

Keenen Ivory Wayans is set to direct, and all three Wayans are writing the script.

The original was a surprise hit. The budget for the 2004 film was around $37 million, and the movie grossed almost $70 million! Hence, the sequel.

But the big question? Will the white chicks in the title look like aliens with bad make-up or will they finally perfect the transformation?

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Sony Gets Writer for "Spider-Man 5" and "Spider-Man 6!"  


"Spider-Man" will not begin production until early next year, but Sony Pictures has already set a writer for "Spider-Man 5" and "Spider-Man 6."

James Vanderbilt, the guy who gave us "Zodiac," is going to write the fifth and sixth installments. He was the first writer on "Spider-Man 4" but apparently, director Sam Raimi wanted more so he brought "Rabbit Hole" playwright David Lindsay-Abaire for rewrites. Now, Gary Ross is rewriting the script.

According to Variety, "Raimi didn't embrace all of Vanderbilt's ideas, but execs at Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have."

Ooooh, a web of intrigue! Drama between Raimi and Sony about scripts?

Well, it's unclear whether Raimi, Tobey Maguire, and Kirsten Dunst will be back. But Sony is confident that if the principal cast and Raimi do not return, they will use Vanderbilt's script for a franchise reboot!

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Get Ready for Another "Brewster's Millions!" 


The life of "Brewster's Millions" keeps going on and on and on...

Beginning as a 1902 novel, then a play in 1906, the project has seen many film incarnations, including the popular 1945 movie starring Dennis O'Keefe, and the 1985 version starring Richard Pryor and John Candy.

Now, Warner Bros. has set Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan to write the script for yet another film version of "Brewster's Millions."

The film tells the tale of a man who inherits $1 million from a rich grandfather. But when a rich uncle who hates the grandfather also dies, the man gets $7 million more but...he must spend the grandfather's million within a year! Ah...fairytale in this dire economy of ours.

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Mike Nichols to Work on Patricia Highsmith's "Deep Water" 


The great director Mike Nichols ("Closer," "Charlie Wilson's War") will tread "Deep Water," an adaptation of the 1957 Patricia Highsmith novel. Fox 2000 has also set Joe Penhall to write the script.

Penhall recently wrote "The Road," an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel. The film version stars Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron.

Highsmith also wrote "Strangers on a Train" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley." "Deep Water" tells the story of a couple where the husband allows the wife to have multiple lovers. But trouble begins when her lovers begin dying.

I like this film already :happy

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"District 9" Invades Box-Office with $37.5 Million! 


Hurray for "District 9!" The cast of unknowns with a relative newcomer director topped the box-office with $37 million debut!

The only A-list name attached with the movie is producer Peter Jackson. Based on director Neil Blomkamp's short film, it's fun to see a "message movie" (strong anti-apartheid allegory told in pseudo-documentary style) win the crowded box-office race. (See review right here)

Previous weekend's No. 1 flick, Paramount's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," infamously known for not being shown to critics, fell to No. 2 with $22.5 million. So far, its 10-day total is $98.8 million.

"The Time Traveler's Wife" starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams debuted at No. 3 with $19.2 million. This sci-fi romance was just okay, relatively bland, but Bana and McAdams have solid chemistry.

It was a crowded box-office weekend. The other debuts, the funny used-car comedy starring Jeremy Piven "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" opened at No. 6 with $5.4 million, Disney's animated adventure "Ponyo" from Hayao Miyazaki came in at No. 9 with $3.5 million, while the teen rock comedy "Bandslam" failed to crack the Top 10. Starring "High School Musical's" Vanessa Hudgens, "Bandslam" only made $2.3 million coming in at No. 13.

(Check out my interviews with the cast of "The Goods, Live Hard, Sell Hard right here; for my interviews with the "Bandslam" cast, click here)

Here's the estimated Top 10 list for box-office weekend of Aug. 14th:

1. "District 9," $37 million.

2. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," $22.5 million.

3. "The Time Traveler's Wife," $19.2 million.

4. "Julie & Julia," $12.4 million.

5. "G-Force," $6.9 million.

6. "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard," $5.4 million.

7. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," $5.2 million.

8. "The Ugly Truth," $4.5 million.

9. "Ponyo," $3.5 million.

10. "500 Days of Summer," $3 million.

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