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Tom HanksWe've known that an adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" would be Tom Tykwer's next project alongside the Wachowskis for quite some time now. Since initial word first emerged, all three have been attached to (and in Tykwer's case, finished) various projects. Although it's been a while since we've heard a peep about the Wachowskis' project "Cobalt Neural 9" or their adaptation of Robin Hood, it looks like the long-gestating "Cloud Atlas" is about to get its groove on.

Deadline is reporting that the film will finally start shooting this fall, with Tom Hanks the first star to sign his name on the dotted line. (Other actors whose names have been tossed in the hat are Halle Berry and James McAvoy, but we all know how trustworthy casting rumors are, especially old ones!)

Although Deadline reports that the trio will be "co-directing," it seems unlikely in this reporter's opinion that all three will share duties. Any way it shakes out, this will be a difficult project to adapt and direct -- and we'll tell you why past the jump!

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Last week "Jennifer's Body" director Karyn Kusama dropped a few hints to super sci-fi site io9.com about her pet project starring Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, which has yet to find funding. She said, "there's a screenplay I wrote a while ago with a partner that has a sort of element of horror, although I would call it a psychological horror in the David Cronenberg tradition, that I'm trying to get made."

In a recent interview with MTV, Kusama cited David Cronenberg, the director whose specific type of creepy-crawliness is often referred to as body horror, as "a really important influence, or just an important role model as a creative force." Although Cronenberg's more recent works like "A History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises" veered more towards the mainstream, there's no doubt his earlier work like "Videodrome," "Dead Ringers" (Kusama's favorite), and of course the remake of "The Fly" tapped into our fears of mutation and other types of organic monstrousness. Read More...

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When "Juno" first came out, there was a frenzy over Diablo Cody. It didn't hurt that Cody was as much a part of the marketing process of the movie as any of the stars: an outspoken, gorgeous writer who has never been afraid to talk about feminism, being a stripper or anything else on her mind. The backlash was soon to follow, and grew stronger after she won an Oscar for her screenplay for "Juno." Now movie-goers and critics have such a love/hate relationship with the writer that they'll either support her in any endeavor or avoid anything she's touched. A big part of that is the way she writes, a particular and peculiar language that doesn't always jibe with some sensibilities.

Her script for "Jennifer's Body" is no different, of course. "Do you have a tampon?" asks Jennifer (Megan Fox) at one point. "You look like you might be plugging." Of course, it wasn't so long ago that people were telling each other, "Great pate, mom, but I gotta motor if I wanna be ready for that funeral," as in "Heathers," or "Rise up in the cafeteria and stab them with your plastic forks!" from "Pump Up the Volume," or "I'm Audi" from "Clueless." Read More...

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When I left the screening of "Jennifer's Body," I turned to my bestie and high-fived her. Why? Because this movie is for us girls. It's strong enough for a man, but made for a woman. And lucky me, I got to talk to the director of "Jennifer's Body," the eloquent and outspoken Karyn Kusama, about the movie, why it's made to speak to young women, Diablo Cody and so much more. In fact, our Q&A was so yummy it's being split up into three parts, so be sure to keep your peepers peeled for more "JB" goodies and even some details on Kusama's next project, which sounds like a doozy!

Many women were turned off by the initial red band trailer for "Jennifer's Body," which featured a sexy lip lock between Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, among other instances of typically tantalizing shots of Fox being foxy. Unfortunately, that type of stuff is usually not up to the folks behind the movie; it's up to the marketing people instead. Read More...

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Mean Magazine indie publisher Kashy Khaledi's Cinemash viral videos are getting mounds of online buzz for their hilarious and star-studded movie sends-up of flicks like "Dirty Dancing," "Tron," "Oldboy," "Sid and Nancy," "Training Day" and "Carrie," the latest, that premiered here on MTV Movies Blog yesterday. To celebrate the final announced release in Cinemash's first "season," Khaledi took some time out of his busy schedule to give us the deets on how his brainchild came to fruition. Read More...

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Zoe BellAll of us here at MTV are excited for Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel. The director hasn't had anything to do with the series since the 1979 original, which is a bonafide classic. To honor Scott and his lasting contribution to badass women in film, we've paired up the lovely duo of MTV contributor Jenni Miller and producer Sohyung Kang to produce a magical list of five leading ladies who could rock Ripley.

Although there aren't any hard and fast deets out there concerning Ridley Scott's prequel to "Alien," I've got my fingers crossed for a female badass to rival Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley. Since Weaver has stated publicly she doesn't think Ripley could be part of an "Alien" prequel, I have a few suggestions as to who could fulfill the role of cinema's favorite alien-killing, kitty-saving, space-feminist. Read More...

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Zoe BellAll of us here at MTV are excited for Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel. The director hasn't had anything to do with the series since the 1979 original, which is a bonafide classic. To honor Scott and his lasting contribution to badass women in film, we've paired up the lovely duo of MTV contributor Jenni Miller and producer Sohyung Kang to produce a magical list of five leading ladies who could rock Ripley.

Although there aren't any hard and fast deets out there concerning Ridley Scott's prequel to "Alien," I've got my fingers crossed for a female badass to rival Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley. Since Weaver has stated publicly she doesn't think Ripley could be part of an "Alien" prequel, I have a few suggestions as to who could fulfill the role of cinema's favorite alien-killing, kitty-saving, space-feminist. Read More...

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Zoe BellAll of us here at MTV are excited for Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel. The director hasn't had anything to do with the series since the 1979 original, which is a bonafide classic. To honor Scott and his lasting contribution to badass women in film, we've paired up the lovely duo of MTV contributor Jenni Miller and producer Sohyung Kang to produce a magical list of five leading ladies who could rock Ripley.

Although there aren't any hard and fast deets out there concerning Ridley Scott's prequel to "Alien," I've got my fingers crossed for a female badass to rival Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley. Since Weaver has stated publicly she doesn't think Ripley could be part of an "Alien" prequel, I have a few suggestions as to who could fulfill the role of cinema's favorite alien-killing, kitty-saving, space-feminist. Read More...

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Eliza DushkuAll of us here at MTV are excited for Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel. The director hasn't had anything to do with the series since the 1979 original, which is a bonafide classic. To honor Scott and his lasting contribution to badass women in film, we've paired up the lovely duo of MTV contributor Jenni Miller and producer Sohyung Kang to produce a magical list of five leading ladies who could rock Ripley.

Although there aren't any hard and fast deets out there concerning Ridley Scott's prequel to "Alien," I've got my fingers crossed for a female badass to rival the Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley. Since Weaver has stated publicly she doesn't think Ripley could be part of an "Alien" prequel, I have a few suggestions as to who could fulfill the role of cinema's favorite alien-killing, kitty-saving, space-feminist. Read More...

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Megan FoxAll of us here at MTV are excited for Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel. The director hasn't had anything to do with the series since the 1979 original, which is a bonafide classic. To honor Scott and his lasting contribution to badass women in film, we've paired up the lovely duo of MTV contributor Jenni Miller and producer Sohyung Kang to produce a magical list of five leading ladies who could rock Ripley.

Although there aren't any hard and fast deets out there concerning Ridley Scott's prequel to "Alien," I've got my fingers crossed for a female badass to rival the Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley. Since Weaver has stated publicly she doesn't think Ripley could be part of an "Alien" prequel, I have a few suggestions as to who could fulfill the role of cinema's favorite alien-killing, kitty-saving, space-feminist. Read More...

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