**Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, writers of Saw IV-Saw VI have been hired for two further installments in the horror film franchise, taking the series up to Saw VIII in 2011. Saw VI is released in October this year while Saw VII (the first of the series in 3-D) will hit in 2010...And then taking on TV teaming up with Clive Barker
**Heath Ledger’s final film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (pictured) will most likely have a theatrical release later this year says Variety.
**Eileen Walsh and Aisling O'Sullivan will play the lead roles in the Dublin-based drama "Snap" says IFTN.
The feature tells the disturbing story of three generations of a family trapped in recreating a past that each one denies, specifically dealing with a son and mother relationship once the pair escape a harsh domestic environment.
**The a comedy script based on a childhood incident of baseball player Rick Dempsey has been sold says Variety
Actor Johnathon Schaech, Josh Wolf and Richard Chizmar teamed to pen the script, with input from Dempsey,
**Filming on Predators the reboot of its popular sci-fi alien hunter franchise, begins September 28th says Production Weekly-for release next July.
**The 2006 the video game Just Cause is being made into a movie reports Variety.
**Director Wolfgang Petersen is developing a live-action film based on Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel Paprika that director Satoshi Kon already adapted into an anime in 2006 says Moviehole.
**A November 24th 2010 release date has been carved out for the remake of supernatural classic "Poltergeist". No production has yet begun and no casting has been set at present...but Vadim Perelman will direct says STYD
**2 more popular graphic novels are headed to the big screen says Variety.
**A fourth "Underworld pic in 3-D no less...So says Shock til You Drop. Kate Beckinsale is apparently attached to return as vampire warrior Selene after sitting out of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans". U 4-3D is already scheduled for release January 2011..." (BloodyD
**Eric Bana rules out returning to either the "Star Trek" or Hulk franchises, though is open to doing Mad Max --via Coming Soon
**There WILL be an ultimate box set and certainly a Blu-ray set" of all six "Star Wars" movies sometime in the next few years Get full details
**Godzilla Lives Again in, a new US interpretation that will have no connection to the 1998 version..." Get full details
**Director James McTeigue told /Film about his next feature (and beyond), "The Raven," sees famed horror author Edgar Allan Poe as a profiler.