Some books just have to be made over and over again on the big screen. H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain novels fall into that category, with the latest iteration being put together by DreamWorks, with Sam Worthington set to play the title role. This time around, however, the story line will shift from the jungles of Africa in the two Quatermain novels -- 'King Solomon's Mines' and 'Allan Quatermain' -- to the future, at a time when humans have left the Earth and the Quatermain character returns from outer space for a "King Solomon's Mines"-style adventure, according to The Hollywood Reporter HeatVision blog. The first Allan Quatermain was made in 1919; the most famous was 1950's 'King Solomon's Mines' with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr; the most well-know probably the Richard Chamberlain-starring 'King Solomon's Mines' (1985) and 'Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold' (1986). Some books just have to be made over and over again on the big screen. H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain novels fall into that category, with the latest iteration being put together by DreamWorks, with Sam Worthington set to play the title role. This time around, however, the story line will shift from the jungles of Africa in the two Quatermain novels -- 'King's Solomon's Mines' and 'Allan Quatermain' -- to the future, at a time when humans have left the Earth and the Quatermain character returns from outer space for a "King Solomon's Mines"-style adventure, according to The Hollywood Reporter HeatVision blog. The first Allan Quatermain was made in 1919; the most famous was 1950's 'King Solomon's Mines' with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr; the most well-know probably the Richard Chamberlain-starring 'King Solomon's Mines' (1985) and 'Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold' (1986).

After all the leaks and rumors surrounding the Steven Spielberg-J.J. Abrams collaboration 'Super 8,' we finally have something tangible to sink our teeth into: the trailer that will be attached to 'Robin Hood' screenings this weekend. Here it is; enjoy:



From Cannes:
Pan Europeenne, a leading French production company, is working on a $37 million 3D biopic on pioneering French oceanographer and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The project is being developed from a biography, "Capitaine de la Calypso," written by fellow sea explorer Albert Falco, who spent 40 years working alongside Cousteau, according to Variety ... According to a report at TheWrap, a group of Cannes Film Festival directors have signed a petition supporting Roman Polanski, and urging Swiss authorities to reject an extradition request from U.S. prosecutors. Directors signing the petition include Jean-Luc Godard, Mathieu Amalric, Xavier Beauvois and Bertrand Travernier.

Remember the Billionaire Boys Club, that group of spoiled young graduates of the Harvard School for Boys in Los Angeles In the 1980s whose investments could no longer support their lavish lifestyles, causing them to turn to extortion, kidnapping and murders? (A weak 1987 NBC telefilm about the crimes and subsequent trials starred Judd Nelson). Well, James Cox, who directed the 2003 fact-based murder drama 'Wonderland,' about porn star John Holmes, will bring the 'Billionaire Boys Club' to the big screen as an indie project, budgeted at under $15 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Cox and his brother Stephen spent four months researching the events and another four months writing the screenplay, poring over court documents, transcripts and media articles." The film is scheduled for a late summer, early fall start.
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