M Night Shyamalan to Work with Will Smith for Next Project 

M. Night Shyamalan keeps on getting a job! This time, he's working with Will Smith.

But Papa Smith will not be starring but his baby Jaden will.

This is not the top secret Shyamalan production being shopped around in June. (See Ssshhh....M. Night Shyamalan is Shopping a Top Secret Movie!) That one had Bruce Willis, Bradley Cooper, and Gwyneth Paltrow attached BUT it never found a buyer according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This one's called "One Thousand A.E." and it's being developed at Overbrook, Smith's production company he runs with James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, and Mama Jada Pinkett Smith.

And this may be good news -- Shyamalan did not write this project!

He will be merely directing from a script by Gary Whitta, the guy who gave us "The Book of Eli."

Jaden will star in the film, but THR is saying that there's also an adult male role and Daddy Smith will not star.

Wow, this Smith family is really busy developing their empire. Not only are Will, Jada, and Jaden are busy with their respective careers, but baby daughter Willow is currently taking over the pop charts with her seriously addictive song "Whip My Hair."

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Johnny Depp Wants to Remake "The Thin Man!" 

Johnny Depp is collaborating with Rob Marshall to develop a remake of the private eye classic "The Thin Man" for Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp and Marshall are going to try using the "Sherlock Holmes" vibe meaning, this version will retain its period setting but will have a contemporary feel.

Based on the classic Dashiell Hammett novel, "The Thin Man" revolves around former private eye-turned-drunk Nick Charles and his socialite wife Nora. Oh, let's not forget their cute doggie Asta. The 1934 film starred William Powell and Myrna Loy which proved to be very popular that it spawned five sequels and a TV show in the 1950s.

Can you picture Depp in the Nick role? Take a look at the original "The Thin Man" trailer below:

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Writer Hired for "Twilight Zone" The Movie! 

Warner Bros is developing a new big screen version of the Rod Serling classic TV series "The Twilight Zone." The studio is developing the project with Leonardo DiCaprio's shingle, Appian Way because there is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man...

Jason Rothenberg has been hired to write the script, and word has it, it will be an anthology similar to the 80s movie version. I love "The Twilight Zone," I think it holds up really well, so this is good news!

Rothenberg is also working with Universal and Imagine for "The Forbin Project," an update of the 1970 sci-fi tale Colossus: The Forbin Project." Ron Howard is set to direct and Will Smith is attached to star. This one's about the world's first sentient computer sort of like the granddaddy of "Terminator's" Skynet.

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"Hereafter" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Do Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood Deserve? 

Clint Eastwood has dabbled with the supernatural in movies such as “Pale Rider” and “High Plains Drifter.” The director invoked spiritual ideas and imagery to bring the stories effectively to the big screen.

In his new movie “Hereafter,” Eastwood returns to the supernatural realm to confront the issue of the afterlife. Only this time, death and dying became merely afterthoughts. Read More...

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Mel Gibson IS NOT Joining "Hangover 2" Cast!  

So after all the reporting about Mel Gibson joining "The Hangover 2," it is now official that the embattled actor is not going to play a tattoo artist for the sequel. Why? Because cast and crew objected to Gibson joining the cast! Director Todd Phillips issued the following:

"I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

Aw...now we can just imagine Gibson trying to make fun of himself for the sequel. :sad

Mel Gibson is joining "The Hangover 2" cast as a Bangkok tattoo artist. the NY Post uncovered this delicious news, and MTV confirmed it with two unnamed sources.

But there's good and bad.

First, the good news about Gibson's participation. The embattled actor needs to revive his career and what better way to do that than to poke fun at himself (See Tom Cruise in "Tropic Thunder").

So essentially, Gibson will do a cameo for the film, much like Mike Tyson's memorable appearance in the first "Hangover." Speaking of, it's still unclear whether the former boxer will return for the sequel, but I hope he does.

Gibson will be shooting "on the Warner Bros. lot, where a Bangkok set has been built, and Mel is expected to film his role in two weeks. Then the production moves to Thailand at the end of October" according to a source of the NY Post.

And now, the bad. Heather Graham, who stole our and Ed Helms' hearts as a stripper with a heart of gold will not return! Why? Because her character is not needed! A Warner Bros. rep told E!: "Unfortunately, Heather won't be in the sequel -- the way the story unfolds doesn't allow any room for her character to show up... I don't want to reveal too much of the film, but once you see it you’ll understand."

Aw :sad

But at least Helms, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, and Ken Jeong are all returning. And they're bringing Gibson with them.

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