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13 November 2008 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
With its separation from Paramount complete, DreamWorks is putting a handful of projects on its high-priority list.
The writers, directors and actors the studio is talking with or already have attached are a diverse and prominent group, ranging from Clint Eastwood to Len Wiseman to Steve Carell to the writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
While there are many deals still to be negotiated and many green lights yet to be handed out, the studio is expected to move quickly as it builds its Reliance-funded and Universal-distributed slate -- more quickly than originally planned. Some movies could even go into production well ahead of DreamWorks' original fall '09 target.
DreamWorks communications exec Chip Sullivan declined to discuss specifics, but these projects are increasingly active:
-- "Motorcade": Big names are looking to join the convoy on this story of terrorists commandeering the presidential motorcade in Los Angeles. The »
- By Steven Zeitchik and Jay A. Fernandez
The BBC reserves its Saturday night prime time slots for genre-bending fare and it’s where shows vie for a place. Primeval is one of the newer series to occupy the coveted slot on ITV and recently completed its run on BBC America. Today, Warner Home Video collects the first 13 episodes, comprising its first two seasons, as Primeval Volume One, which will have to tide us over until season three kicks off next year.
Totally unrelated to Doctor Who or other Sf series, the show seems to owe more Jurassic Park than anything. We’re in a world where spatial anomalies randomly open (throughout only England it seems) and objects animal, vegetable or mineral can cross through.
On the one hand, it’s a paleontologist’s dream, on the other hand it’s also a nightmare as long extinct predators arrive seeking dinner. A group of individuals, responding to what »
- Robert Greenberger
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