Fox and Steven Spielberg are developing as as-yet-unnamed time-travel television series says Variety. Scott Gemmill will write the hourlong time-travel drama, shich has a romantic storyline about two young American physicists in World War II who discover a way to travel to the future. They hop between 2007 and the 1940s in trying to aid the war effort, but upset the space-time continuum. After one of the men enlists a woman in 2007 to help him adjust to culture shock the two develop a relationship.
Widely reported earlier, for the sequel (AKA "A Dame to Kill For") Robert and Frank Miller were interested in Angelina Jolie in the lead role. But, at that time Jolie was pregnant which would push back production, so Rodriguez started filming "Grindhouse" with Quentin Tarantino instead. Jolie spoke to ComingSoon.net and said: "We talked about it and I read the comic. I don't think the film is being made at this moment. When it's actually going to be made I'm sure we'll talk about it. It was a funny thing, because the idea came to me when I was pregnant . . . It was this idea of this sexy, violent and loud [character] . . . I thought maybe after I'm pregnant it would be nice to do." In the graphic novel the character Jolie would play is an ex-lover of Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) who manipulates men through her good looks and her supposed innocence.
England's Gerry Anderson pioneered the syle of marionette filming that we saw lately used in comedies like "Team America." Now the British have reclaimed the format in the World War II comedy spoof "Jackboots On Whitehall." With specially designed GI Joe-type action figures as their characters, the $2 million-budgeted movie shows what would have happened had Germany won the Battle of Britain but were defeated by the Scots at the border. The voice talent includes Alan Cumming as Hitler, Tom Wilkinson as Goebbels, Richard O'Brien as Himmler, and Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill. Swipe Films has already begun recording the vocals, with principal photography is to start next March.
Rickman Joins Todd
Screen Daily says that Alan Rickman will play Judge Turpin in the Tim Burton filming of "Sweeney Todd." He joins Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen in the cast of the bloody tale of the wrongfully imprisoned barber in Victorian England who sets out to seek revenge on the judge who imprisoned him. Production starts early next year for a late 2007 release.
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