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- IGN has the first teaser poster for Simon Crane's adaptation of the video game Kane & Lynch starring Bruce Willis and Jame Foxx.
- Remember when the U.S. Copyright Group launched thousands of law suits against people who had downloaded their clients' films? And no one really cared since the infringed titles included films like Uwe Boll's Far Cry? Well, now that Voltage Pictures has enlisted the group to sue thousands of people who downloaded The Hurt Locker, I have a feeling a few more people are going to be a little on edge by the time this sentence sinks in.
- DreamWorks has picked up film rights to the board game Monsterpocalypse and are apparently courting Tim Burton to be the, as Deadline puts it, "creative catalyst".
- Fangoria is teaming up with Lightning Media for Fangoria Frightfest, a multi-platform distribution program for indie and foreign horror. Their first slate includes eight films that have failed to find much of an audience in the US over the last few years: Pig Hunt, Fragile, Grimm Love, Dark Horse, Hunger, Road Kill, The Haunting and The Tomb. Fans can go to the fest's official site and vote for which of the eight will receive a theatrical run. My vote is going to Fragile, a freaky little ghost film from [REC] co-director Jaume Balaguero starring Calista Flockhart from 2005 that for whatever reason never came out stateside.
- Michael Bay confirms (via a forum post) that the controversial twins from Transformers 2 will not be back for part 3.
- Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard are set to headline David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, an adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel. Variety tells us it's a thriller about a "multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan. Farrell will play the asset manager who loses all his wealth over the course of one day. Cotillard will play his wife."
- There's a Red Band trailer out for Open House, a thriller starring geek-bait crushes Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Tricia Helfer directed by Paquin's brother, Andrew. I haven't seen the film, but the trailer certainly doesn't mind showing characters dying, so be warned about potential spoilers...