Rome Bars "Da Vinci" Prequel From Filming In Its Churches

"Angels and Demons," the prequel to the "The Da Vinci Code," won't be filming in churches of Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria. Why? Because the diocese of Rome doesn't particularly like what the views espouses in the book.

Lawrence Kasdan Hired To Write Robotech Screenplay

The "Robotech" movie is getting closer to reality with the hiring of Lawrence Kasdan as the screenwriter. Kasdan, if you don't already know, is a writer (and director) with some repute. His screenplays include big blockbusters like "Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" to well-regarded dramas like "The Big Chill" and "The Accidental Tourist."

Smurfs To Smurf To The Big Screen

The Smurfs movie is coming to theaters courtesy of Sony Pictures, just in time for their 50th anniversary.

The movie is written by "Shrek" scribes David Stem and David Weiss and will be a combination of live-action and animation.

Communist Party Strikes Back At Indiana Jones 4 Filmmakers

If you didn't like the new Indiana Jones movie, you're not the only one. According to The Times, the Communist Party of St Petersburg is pretty worked up about "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Clint Eastwood Won't Be Back As Dirty Harry

All those rumors about Clint Eastwood being Dirty Harry in the forthcoming "Gran Torino" may turn out to be false. When Eastwood was asked at Cannes on whether he will revive Harry, he apparently answered no.

"Highlander" Remake Coming

A "Highlander" remake is coming courtesy of Summit Entertainment. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Summit is bringing onboard Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the scribes of the runaway hit "Iron Man," to write the script.

Looks like remakes are back in style once again.

Jake Gyllenhaal And Gemma Arterton In "Prince Of Persia"

Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton will star in movie adaptation of the video game "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," with Mike Newell directing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gyllenhaal will play prince Dastan, who along with princess Tamina (Arterton), tries to prevent the Sands of Time, with its power to reverse time, to fall into the wrong hands.

"Flash Gordon" Redux?

If Columbia Pictures has its way, "Flash Gordon" will be remade for the big screen. They are in the process of acquiring the rights to the movie for Breck Eisner ("Sahara") to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

More "Terminator" Movies With Christian Bale

BBC has learned that Christian Bale has signed on not to just one but three "Terminator" movies, of which "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" is the first.

Apparently, Bale loves the script so much that he signed on for all three movies.

"Dawn Of The Dead," Others Going 3-D

George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" is being converted to 3-D by a company called In-Three, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The cost of the process can range between $50k to $100k per minute of footage, depending to the complexity. For a movie like "Dead," it'll probably cost less than $10 million for the conversion.

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