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Monday, 13 October 2008

The Random

Ain't It Cool News has reported that director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) has quit the Law Abiding Citizen production. There is no word on who will replace him. Gerard Butler will star as a successful assistant D.A. who finds himself at the center of a vigilante plot hatched by a traumatized victim of the legal system, played by Jamie Foxx.

Carla Gugino is set to join Every Day, starring opposite Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt in the drama written by Richard Levine, who will also make his feature directing debut.
According to Variety, Schreiber and Hunt play a married couple in turmoil as he plods along as the unsatisfied writer of a semi-pornographic TV show. Gugino plays a sexy colleague who propositions him, creating a crisis that strains his marriage to the breaking point.

Fox 2000 has picked up rights and is teaming with Ridley Scott to adapt Joe Haldeman's 1974 science fiction novel The Forever War. According to Variety, Scott intended to follow Blade Runner and Alien with The Forever War, but rights complications delayed his plans for more than two decades."I first pursued 'Forever War' 25 years ago, and the book has only grown more timely and relevant since," Scott said. "It's a science-fiction epic, a bit of 'The Odyssey' by way of 'Blade Runner,' built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise." The book revolves around a soldier who battles an enemy in deep space for only a few months, only to return home to a planet he doesn't recognize some 20 years later, Scott said.