Trailers: For "Curse of the Golden Flower," here. Brocade-porn? We’re just trying it on for size â€” whaddya think? A trailer for "Hot Fuzz," from the "Shaun of the Dead" team, here. One for nouveau werewolf romance "Blood and Chocolate" here (ah, Olivier Martinez). And a red-band domestic trailer for "The Host" here.
Via Pamela McClintock at Variety, "[Martin] Scorsese will develop with an eye to direct the big screen adaptation of Eric Jager’s historical tome ‘The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.’" Hmm.
Via John Hopewell and Michael Fleming at Variety, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Eduardo Noriega and Ben Kingsley are among those set to star in "Trans-Siberian," the new film from Brad Anderson, who we quite like despite "The Machinist":
Crime thriller revolves around an American couple (Harrelson and Morton) traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railway from China to Moscow. When they meet another couple, the result is a train ride full of deception and murder.
Via Michael Fleming at Variety, Columbia Pictures has purchased the rights to "Cleopatra," a new take on the life of the Egyptian queen that will be written by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff. Yes, it’s apparently news that a studio has bought the rights to an as-yet-unwritten book. Ah, well, we hope it has a New Wave soundtrack.
+ Trailer: Curse of the Golden Flower (Apple)
+ Trailer: Hot Fuzz (Working Title Films)
+ Trailer: Blood and Chocolate (MTV)
+ Trailer: The Host (CHUD)
+ Marty takes on the French (Variety)
+ Tucker joins Sarandon for trip to ‘Valley’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Cast aboard for Anderson (Variety)
+ Columbia plots new ‘Cleopatra’ (Variety)
+ He-Man Ditched By Fox 2000 (Empire)