Gary Ross, who is busy at work on the script for SPIDER-MAN 4, has been tapped to write the SPIDER-MAN spinoff VENOM, reports the Heat Vision blog.
Walt Disney has hired Tiffany Paulsen (NANCY DREW) to pen the comedy OPPOSITE DAY, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Legendary Pictures has snatched the rights to Avatar Press's comicbook series GRAVEL, reports VARIETY.
Eleven writers have been selected as finalists for the 24th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Seth Rogen has fulfilled a dream by becoming only the second visiting celebrity to write and act in THE SIMPSONS since Ricky Gervais appeared in 2006, Variety reports.
Platinum Studios and producer Tony Krantz (MULHOLLAND DRIVE) have hired writer Scott Murphy to adapt the Platinum graphic novel MAL CHANCE into a feature film, according to VARIETY.
DreamWorks are in talks to adapt animated web series XOMBIE into a feature, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
VARIETY reports that producers Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz have ponied up their own cash to purchase the film rights to TWILIGHT author Stephanie Meyer's THE HOST.
While the film isn't set for release until December, SHERLOCK HOLMES looks like it will be getting a sequel, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
THE WRESTLER director Darren Aronofsky is in works on a heist flick based on the 2006 robbery of the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England, reports VARIETY.
BloodyDisgusting.com reports that Patrick Lussier (MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D) will direct HALLOWEEN 3-D.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its 'Call for Entries' for this year's 37th Annual Annie Awards.
GLADIATOR scribe John Logan will get seven figures to adapt Jordan Ainsley's vampire novel, THE PASSAGE, for Fox 2000, reports VARIETY.
Universal has snatched up the film rights to Melissa Marr's bestselling fantasy series, which started with the book WICKED LOVELY, reports VARIETY.
Both the writer and producer of SILENT HILL are coming back for more. Roger Avary and Samuel Hadida (Davis Films) plan to shoot the sequel next year.