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Len Wiseman To Direct 'The Mummy' Reboot

September 25th, 2012 12:50pm EDT
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Director Len Wiseman is preparing to bring The Mummy movies back to life in a scary new reboot.

Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser starred in the original 1999 movie and its 2001 sequel, although the British actress dropped out of the third installment and was replaced by Maria Bello.

Underworld moviemaker Wiseman - who recently remade Total Recall - has now revealed he is preparing to reboot The Mummy series and he is planning to make the new film much darker and scarier than its predecessors.

He tells Deadline.com, "When I first heard Universal was re-launching this, that is the image ...
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10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

March 20th, 2012 11:00am EDT
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2012 is shaping up to be a very literate year in motion pictures. Over 30 films on the release schedule are based on books, short stories or comic books. Below are 10 of the most notable.

1. BEING FLYNN

Based on: Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

Basic plot: A guy who works at a homeless shelter finds his estranged, alcoholic, deadbeat dad wandering in one night.

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Weitz

Why it’ll make you thankful: I’m guessing your father isn’t in a homeless shelter…

Release date: Opened March 2 (limited)

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Kate Beckinsale Is Drop-Dead Gorgeous At The German Premiere Of 'Underworld: Awakening'

January 26th, 2012 6:00pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale, who reprises her role as the sexy, leather catsuit-clad vampire Selene in Underworld: Awakening, was busy in Berlin, Germany promoting the film Wednesday night.

The stunning actress looked absolutely gorgeous in a Christian Dior dress from the designer's Spring 2012 collection.

Beckinsale, who didn't appear in the third film in the saga, Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans, was hesitant to return to the role that made her famous.

"I really wasn't intending to do another one. I kind of always heard that it was a trilogy and that was that," she says. "I didn't like the id...
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Kate Beckinsale's Husband Talked Her Into 'Underworld: Awakening' Role

August 23rd, 2011 1:18pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale had to be convinced by her filmmaker husband Len Wiseman to reprise her role as a vampire in the Underworld franchise.

The British actress starred in the first two movies, but was left out of the third installment, and she was reluctant to reprise the role of the vampire character Selene in the forthcoming Underworld: Awakening as she was originally told the series was a trilogy.

However, Wiseman, who co-created the story, was determined to coax his wife into playing the part once more.

She says, "I really wasn't intending to do another one. I kind of always heard that...
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Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel Battling For 'Total Recall' Lead Role

May 10th, 2011 11:59pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel
Kate Beckinsale is reportedly fighting Jessica Biel for the leading lady role in her husband Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake.

Website CinemaBlend.com reports the two all-action actresses are in talks to join Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston and Ethan Hawke in the futuristic film.

Irishman Farrell will star in the film, taking over the Douglas Quaid role Arnold Schwarzenegger played in the 1990 film.

If Beckinsale lands a lead in the remake, it won't be the first time she has been directed by her husband - she teamed up with Wiseman for the first two Underworld movies.

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Kate Beckinsale Offered 'Total Recall' Role

April 21st, 2011 8:39am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale is set to step into Sharon Stone's Total Recall role in her husband Len Wiseman's upcoming remake, according to a report.

The British actress' moviemaker partner is updating the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film with Colin Farrell in the lead role.

Wiseman has now reportedly asked his spouse to step in to play Farrell's onscreen wife, Lori - the part made famous by Stone in the original action blockbuster, according to Deadline.com.

The movie is set to begin filming next month ahead of a planned 2012 release.

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Bryan Cranston To Play Villain In 'Total Recall' Reboot?

April 1st, 2011 8:19am EDT
Bryan Cranston
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is in talks to do battle with Colin Farrell in the upcoming remake of Arnold Schwarzenegger's action epic "Total Recall."

"Underworld" director Len Wiseman is taking charge of the reboot, and he wants Cranston to take on a key role as villain Vilos Cohaagen, reports Daily Variety.

Irish actor Farrell is set to step into Schwarzenegger's shoes to portray freedom fighter Douglas Quaid in the new project.

Production is expected to start in Toronto, Canada in May.
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Jeremy Renner To Play Snake Plissken?

November 9th, 2010 10:35am EST
Jeremy Renner
The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is in negotiations to star in the remake of John Carpenter film Escape From New York.

The 1981 sci-fi classic starred Kurt Russell as anti-hero Snake Plissken. Russell returned for the sequel, Escape From L.A., in 1996.

Breck Eisner is the latest director attached to the project - Len Wiseman and Brett Ratner have also been linked to the film.

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Spotted: Ciara, Kate Beckinsale, Snooki & Other Celebs In Halloween Garb (Photos)

November 1st, 2010 9:02am EDT
Celebs on Halloween
Of course celebrities like Halloween. Actors and actresses dress up for a living, and reality stars love the attention! We spotted a slew of stars over the holiday weekend channeling their inner child in a variety of costumes.

"Girl Next Door" Kendra Wilkinson opted for a sexy mobster outfit, while Ciara looked freakish in a one-piece leather suit and spooky contact lenses.

Snooki wore a strange green ensemble and carried what looked like a pickle on a stick.

Christina Aguilera was a sexy cop, and Amanda Seyfriend wore a large, fluffy dog costume.

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Kate Beckinsale Looks Sweet, Is All Smiles Following 'Nowhere Boy' Premiere

October 2nd, 2010 9:00am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman left the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood Thursday after watching "Nowhere Boy." Director Len helped his actress wife through the crowds of photographers and fans as they left the Theatre.

The true story of John Lennon's troubled childhood and difficult relationship with his family is brought to the screen in the period drama.

Kate stars in the upcoming films "Underworld 4" and "The Trials of Cate McCullogh" about a former hotshot lawyer in recovery and estranged from her family who must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.

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Kate Beckinsale Looks Amazing - As Usual

August 24th, 2010 11:59am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale could wear a garbage bag and she'd still look sexy. The actress attended the "Going the Distance" Los Angeles premiere on Monday wearing a simple white shift dress with polka dotted pockets. We think she looks great, as usual. What do you think?

The actress was recently voted the third hottest mom in Hollywood, following Halle Berry and Monica Bellucci. Kate is mom to 11-year-old Lily.

Kate is one of the rumored actresses to take on Catwoman in an upcoming Batman movie. She faces stiff competition from Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, and....wait for it...Cher (?).

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'Total Recall' Getting A Remake

July 29th, 2010 10:10pm EDT
Total Recall
"Underworld" filmmaker Len Wiseman has been tapped to bring Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Total Recall" to the big screen in a modern remake of the 1990 action classic.

Movie studio executives at Columbia Pictures secured the rights to the sci-fi thriller last year and hired "Salt" writer Kurt Wimmer to work on the updated screenplay.

Wiseman has now been approached to direct the blockbuster, which follows a man who believes he's a secret agent and is haunted by a recurring dream about traveling to Mars, according to the Los Angeles Times.

An expected release date for the new "Total Recall" h...
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