September 23, 2009

Today's News: Diablo Cody goes back to High School, BAFTA honors Robert De Niro, and more...

In the news:

For Diablo Cody's third script, she's going to be adapting the series of 'Sweet Valley High' books for the big screen.

Robert De Niro will be receiving the Stanley Kubrick Brittania Award at this year's BAFTA ceremony.

Lionsgate has picked up the distribution rights to the next film that Stephen Gaghan will write and direct, an action thriller about, among other things, I'm sure, a Brooklyn cop.

The upcoming movie 'The Social Network' (about the start of Facebook) gets some cast members to go along with writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher.

Summit Entertainment is looking to reboot the 'Highlander' movies and make a new franchise out of it.

The next movie based off of a toy might even be a remake too, as 'He-Man' has been bought for production by Sony.

Believe it or not, 'Barbie' is finally becoming a movie, as Universal has acquired the rights for a live-action feature.

And last, but not least, the Hollywood Film Festival handed out honors, and among the recipients were Carrie Mulligan, Jeremy Renner, Lee Daniels, and the writers of '(500) Days of Summer'.



  1. Good to see that Diablo Cody isn't overly discouraged by the mixed reception of Jennifer's Body. She's obviously an original and talented writer, and I am interested to see more of her work in the future.

  2. agreed...i've greatly enjoyed everything she's written, just her screenplays rely on good direction, and when she gets it, the project is Juno...etc

  3. Exactly. I loved Juno. Comparing Reitman and Page to Kusama and Fox is no contest whatsoever.