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Brendan Fraser in 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'If you liked seeing Brendan Fraser outrun 3-D dinosaurs in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" last year, you're in luck. According to Variety, New Line has put a sequel into production with Eric Brevig returning to direct, and Fraser and Josh Hutcherson expected to reprise their roles.

The fact that Jules Verne never penned a sequel to his novel isn't stopping anyone at New Line. The studio was considering setting a sequel in Atlantis before discovering a spec script by Richard Outten ("The Adventures of Brisco County Jr"). Outten's script is a fantasy story that imagines "Gulliver's Travels", "Treasure Island", and Verne's "Mysterious Islands" to have all happened on the same island. Read More...

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Earlier this year, we brought you the news that The A-Team was reforming on the big screen courtesy of Ridley Scott and Joe Carnahan. Now they've got some '80s competition -- and considering how deadly he is with a toothpick and some bubble gum, they better watch out. Yes, that's right: We're getting MacGyver, the Movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line is developing the television series into a feature film, with an eye to turning it into a "global franchise." It's being put together by the De Laurentiis family and the series original creator, Lee Zlotoff. They're currently looking for a writer who can honor the character's place in pop culture while still making a solid adventure movie. Read More...

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'It' (TV Miniseries)Many, many people are afraid of clowns. Many of us developed this phobia after reading Stephen King's "It", or by watching the 1990 ABC miniseries. (Yes, I was one of them, and I still can't look at a picture of Tim Curry as Pennywise without shivering.) Warner Bros. and Vertigo Entertainment have apparently decided that number is dwindling, because according to Variety, they're bringing "It" to the big screen. They've tapped Dave Kajganich ("The Invasion") to write the screenplay.

It's not an easy task -- King's novel is over a thousand sprawling pages and is more than just a story about an evil clown, as it actually ties into King's wider "Dark Tower" universe. Though it likes to take form as Pennywise the clown, "It" is actually a shapeless, evil entity that lurks in the sewers of Derry, Maine and preys on children by becoming their worst fears. One group of preteens takes it on, severely weakening it, and they vow to return as adults to destroy it once and for all. Cue the terror and nightmares. Read More...

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'Twilight'Despite what you may have heard all over the Internet the past few days, Summit has not hired a director for "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse," and all the announcements that Juan Antonio Bayona officially had the job were incorrect. The LA Times caught up with Summit's production president Erik Feig, who quickly shot down all reports of Bayona's hiring. "The 'Eclipse' directing job hasn’t been offered to Juan Antonio or anyone else. We’ve met with three or four talented filmmakers and we’ll be meeting with three or four more other candidates before we make any decision. No one has been offered the job."

This much is true: Summit did meet with Bayona this week, as did Stephanie Meyer. But Bayona isn't sure he wants to join the "Twilight" universe, because its story and characters are already established, and he likes to do his own thing. But he is a fan of the series, so don't be too hard on him for his reluctance to join a set series! Read More...

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Jay BaruchelWhen you saw Jay Baruchel in "Knocked Up" or "Tropic Thunder", you probably didn't think "Now that guy is going to be a major movie star!" He seemed destined to be the second fiddle to bigger names. But now he's on his way to becoming what they call a "breakout star" and an "overnight success," as not only is he the title character of Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", but he's now fulfilling a dream project with Universal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that passion project is "Klutz," starring Baruchel as his original character of Johnny Klutz.

So, who is Johnny Klutz? Apparently he's a lovable loser who's impervious to pain, and was created out of Baruchel's love for physical comedy. The young actor has been pitching the concept for months and trying to spin a story out of him, before finally found help with scriptwriter Rob McKittrick, the writer/director of "Waiting." Read More...

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Academy Award nominations have eluded Joe Wright so far, but not for lack of trying. The young British director already has the critically acclaimed "Pride and Prejudice" and "Atonement" under his belt, and "The Soloist" as a possible contender for next year's award season. But just in case Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx don't attract Oscar, Wright has another English historical drama up his sleeve. According to Variety, he's set to direct "Indian Summer," a drama about the last days of British colonial rule in India.

Based on Alex von Tunzelmann's book, it's centered on Lord Mountbatten who travels to India accompanied by his beautiful young wife, Edwina. The glamorous couple was sent to hand control of India over to its people on the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947. Read More...

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'Twilight'The "Twilight" franchise has officially replaced Batman for crazy rumors and speculation, causing many a Twilight fan to pull their hair out. Lately, the focus has been behind the camera as everyone seems to be in the running to direct the third installment, "Eclipse."

Drew Barrymore's possible involvement caused the most stir, with many doubting that she had the directing chops needed. Barrymore has only one film under her belt, the soon-to-be-released "Whip It!", but many actors successfully transition to directing. So why not? Read More...

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Joss WhedonBack in January, we brought you the news that Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford had joined Joss Whedon's highly anticipated horror film, "Cabin in the Woods." The film has been surrounded in secrecy, and the addition of two older male actors was the first sign that this wasn't just horror as usual.

But now the casting has taken a more predictable turn with the addition of some pretty young things -- a staple of any horror film. Kristen Connolly ("Revolutionary Road") Chris Hemsworth ("Star Trek"), Anna Hutchison (TV's "Go Girls"), Fran Kranz ("Dollhouse"), and Jesse Williams ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2”) have signed up to be terrorized by Whedon and Drew Goddard. Their roles remain secret, as does whatever will be terrorizing them. Read More...

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Sean PennWhen you're a double Oscar-winner like Sean Penn, you don't exactly have much to prove anymore ... except maybe that you've got a sense of humor, or that you could hold your own against MTV's Greatest Badass. According to Variety, Penn has decided to try the latter and star in Universal's thriller "Cartel," which will be directed by newcomer Asger Leth and scripted by Peter Craig.

Penn will play Ed Marker, who journeys south to protect his son after his wife is brutally murdered in the gritty, dangerous world of Mexican cartels. Interestingly, the film was originally remake of the 1993 Italian film "La scorta," which followed four cops struggling to guard a special prosecutor from the mob bosses he was trying to bring to justice. But the film evolved into an action thriller for Penn, which suggests that he really wants to delve into the world of badass cinema. Read More...

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Jackie Earle HaleyFROM SPLASH PAGE: The cast of "Watchmen" are clearly loyal to DC properties, whether they're on the big or small screen. Just last week, we confirmed that Jeffrey Dean Morgan had signed on to star in big screen adaptation "The Losers." Now Jackie Earle Haley has elected to remain in the DC/Warner Bros family by costarring in Fox's upcoming series "Human Target," joining Chi McBride ("Pushing Daisies") and Mark Valley ("Fringe").

Based on a DC series, "Human Target" follows Christopher Chance (played by Valley), a freelance detective and private bodyguard who serves his clients in a unique and dangerous way -- he impersonates them, using himself as a target to draw out whoever is threatening the life of his client.

For more on "Watchmen" star Jackie Earle Haley and "Human Target," head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.

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