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David Cronenberg's next film will be Existenz. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Don McKellar, and Callum Keith Rennie have been cast in in the film.

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Salma Hayek has joined Will Smith, Kenneth Branagh, and Kevin Kline in the cast of The Wild, Wild West. The film goes into production on April 22 and is being directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

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The new monster featured in this summer's film Godzilla is rumored to be a female monster. The new monster will lay eggs in the film that could lay the groundwork for future generations of Gozilla films.

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Ray Bradbury's science fiction book Martian Chronicles has been picked up by Universal to produce as a film. The movie version of the classic novel is due to be released in 1999.

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20th Century Fox has gotten the distribution rights for the next three Star Wars films. The studio entered into an agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd. over the films.

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Universal is working on its first full-length animated film called Frankenstein. The film will be entirely computer-generated and is due in theaters on Halloween 2000.

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Bill Pullman is set to sign to star in Guam Goes To the Moon. The story centers on an astronaut who never got to go to the moon who is recruited by a businessperson to go to space for Guam.

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Whoopi Goldberg will star in A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court for ABC television. The film will show during the 1998-99 season of The Wonderful World Of Disney.

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A new Honey I Shrunk The Kids attraction will be opening at Euro Disney in Paris in Spring 1999.

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The four main voice cast members of Fox Television's hugely successful The Simpsons have agreed to the per-episode fee offered, but are still in negotiations about other issues. So far none of them has signed to return for another season.

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Warner Bros. is in talks with Chris Rock about playing the part of Jimmy Olson in Tim Burton's upcoming Superman Reborn film.

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DIC is planning to make a live-action film based on their animated series Inspector Gadget.

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New Line has plans to make a Lost In Space animated series for Fox. The show would debut this fall on Saturdays.

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Warner Bros. has decided to stop production of its upcoming film, I Am Legend, before it even began because of budget issues. Ridley Scott was to direct the project and Arnold Schwarzenegger was set to star in it.

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Kevin Spacey is set to sign to play Braniac in the upcoming film Superman Reborn.

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Claire Danes has signed to star in the film version of The Mod Squad. MGM is producing the film which is expected to start shooting in late April.

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HBO has announced the second season of the animated series Spawn will begin on May 15, with six new episodes. Plans are in the works for a third season as well.

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Matt Groenig, creator of The Simpsons cartoon is ready to sign with FOX television for a new prime-time animated animated comedy series called Futurama, which will be set in the year 3,000. FOX plans to show the new series midseason next year.

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According to TV Guide Highlander: The Raven Chronicles is a go. The Highlander spin-off will feature the role of Amanda as the lead character. Elizabeth Gracen has played the role of Amanda in the Highlander series for several seasons. Highlander: The Raven Chronicles is scheduled to debut in syndication this fall.

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New Line Cinema is currently working on Spawn 2 as a feature film for release in the summer of 2000.

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Wing Commander, the film version of the popular computer game, has been cast and is ready to go into production. The movie will be directed by Chris Roberts and will star Freddie Prinze Jr., Saffron Burrows, and Matthew Lillard.

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Scholastic and Random House will be working with Lucasfilm Ltd. to create a series of children's books based on the Star Wars universe. The books will be targeted at the 8-12 year old market.

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Beginning in April AT&T will be selling collector Star Trek pre-paid phone cards. There will be four different cards, each with a scene from the different Star Trek series.

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Threshold Entertainment, the company that brought you the Mortal Kombat films, will make a film version of the Duke Nukem video game. The film is expected to be PG-rated and released in 1999.

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Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson has signed to direct IQ 83 for Dreamworks. The science fiction film is based on an Arthur Herzog novel.

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The animated Comedy Central series South Park has been the highest rated cable show for the last two weeks in a row. Comedy Central has ordered 33 epsiodes of the series.

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Viacom Consumer Products has announced it will be opening its first in a chain of Star Trek restaurant this year.

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Batman And Robin managed to capture 11 award nominations. They were not Academy Award nominations, but Golden Raspberry Award nominations. Golden Raspberries (or Razzies) are given to the worst films of each year.

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Mark Addy, last seen in The Full Monty, has joined Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston in the cast of Frost as Jack Frost's best friend.

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Kelly Preston will star with Michael Keaton in Warner Bros. Frost. The film is the story of Jack Frost who dies in a snowstorm only to come back at Christmas to finish raising his son.

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Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios have announced they will be releasing the sequel to Toy Story in Theater during the 1999 holdiay season nstead of on video as was originally planned. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will return as the voices of Woody and Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2.

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Courtney Cox, Kenneth Branagh, and Heather Graham are set to star in the science fiction short film Alien Love Triangle. Branagh's character discovers int he film that his wife, played by Cox, is really a male alien from another planet.

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Eight-time Oscar Award winning compaser Alan Menken has signed a 10-year deal with Disney Studios to write sings for its films. Menken is well-known as the composer on Disney's Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin, as well as several other films.

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Scott Billups has signed to direct Software for Phoenix Pictures. The story, based on a Rudy Rucker book, is set in the 21st century and is about a robot war on the moon.

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MGM Animation is planning animated versions of the television series Stargate SG-1, The Outer Limits, and Robocop. They also have plans for a 1999 release of an animated version of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

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Universal Pictures has formed a computer-animation division to make feature films. They have announced plans to make one animated feature a year beginning in 2000.

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Jan De Bont's Blue Tulip Productions, along with 20th Century Fox, has acquired the script rights to Lightyear, a science fiction film about travelling at the speed of light. Max Hoffman will write the script and De Bont will direct.

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Walt Disney Co. plans to release five made-for-video films in 1998. Among them will be three additions to their major releases, The Lion King, Pocahontas, and the live-action The Jungle Book.The first of the stories to be released will be Mowgli's Story, a prequel to The Jungle Book, followed by Pocahontas: Journey To A New World in August and The Lion King: Simba's Pride in October.

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Hollywood Pictures has acquired the rights to Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. The Popular Science fiction story is set to be directed by Jay Roach and is set to be released in the summer of 2000.

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products has signed a deal with Kraft General Foods that will allow Kraft to use their superheroes to sell their macaroni and cheese for the next two years. Plans are for Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Robin, Green Lantern, The Flash, Batgirl, and Aquaman to be made into macaroni shapes.

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Tim Burton is set to produce the Goosebumps feature film, based on R.L. Stine's successful book series. Both Burton and Stine will produce the project, with the screenplay writer and the director yet to be announced.

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Universal Studios Florida has announced it will be opening a new attraction in April. It will be based on the film Twister and will feature seven minutes of new filom footage starring the original film's stars, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton.

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A new series based on the film Total Recall is set to air in syndication in Fall 1998. The 22 episodes are being made in Canada.

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The February 18th episode of Comedy Central's South Park will feature a guest spot by Robert Smith of the Cure.

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Warner Bros. is getting its promotions lined up for the summer release of its animated feature The Quest for Camelot . This is the second animated feature to try and compete directly with the Disney.

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Universal Studios is in the planning stages of a new division to produce a series of computer animated films. Separate copmputer animation companies will be brought in to work on the films.

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Tarzan: The Epic Adventures will be back for a third season with yet another actor playing Tarzan. Xavier DeClie will take on the role, replacing Joe Lara.

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American Gothic began showing on The Syfy on January 2. The series has 22 episodes plus the 2 hour pilot, including 4 never-before-seen episodes.

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Fox will show all its episodes of The Visitor before taking it off the air. The cancelled show will be replaced by Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction on January 23.

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John Ashton has signed to star as the son of a woman who has to save the world from terrorists who have taken over a space station and threaten to bomb Earth in the year 2015. The film will be called Fall Out and will be made by Royal Oaks Entertainment.

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Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros., and several other major entertainment companies have joined together with UNICEF. They will produce a series of animated public service announcements to promote children's rights. the series will be called Cartoons For Children's Rights.

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The X-Files earned three Golden Globe nominations: television series - Drama; Performance By An Actress In A television series - Drama (Gillian Anderson); Performance By An Actor In A television series - Drama (David Duchovny). Millenium earned one nomination for Lance Henriksen in Performance By An Actress In A television series - Drama.

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A new primetime animated series will be debuting on the WB this January. The series will be called Invasion America and is being made by Dreamworks. The story centers on aliens who invade Earth.

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Jay Silverheels, the actor who played Tonto in The Lone Ranger television series, will be inducted into the First Americans in the Arts' Hall of Honor. Silverheels was in more than 50 films, including Key Largo andTrue Grit. Silverheels died in 1980.

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Todd McFarlane toys has gotten the license to make and distribute the characters for the upcoming X-Files film.

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TriStar Pictures has bought the option to Gregory Hansen's science fiction script The Travel Agent. They are looking to Wolfgang Petersen to direct the film. The story is set in the year 2010 then the United States has figured out how to time-travel six months into the future.

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Walt Disney will be starting a new cartoon cable channel beginning in April 1998. The 24 hour channel will show nothing but Disney cartoons.

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ABC will be debuting its mid-season science fiction replacement Prey on January 15, 1998.

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George Clooney has decided not to star in the film version of the Wild, Wild West with Will Smith.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer moves from Mondays at 9pm to Tuesdays at 8pm beginning January 20, 1998.

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The animated video film, Batman: SubZero, will now be released on March 17, 1998.

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Warner Bros. has announced The Tim Burton production of Superman Lives is still on and will be released in theatres in 1999. The film will star Nicolas Cage and begins production in June 1998.

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Charlie O'Connell joins the cast of Sliders when it debuts on the Syfy in March. Charlie is the brother of Jerry o'Connell, already a member of the Sliders cast.

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Production on the next Crow movie, tentatively titled The Crow: 2037, is set to begin in March 1998.

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New Line Cinema has announced it will make a sequel to its live-action Spawn. The HBO Spawn series will begin showing its new episodes in february.

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Universal Pictures will release a 93 minute movie on video called Young Hercules on February 17, 1998. The film was made by the producers of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess and is being released as a video and a possible pilot for a new series.

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Walt Disney Pictures is set to produce the film Carmen Sandiego, based on the children's television series Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?. Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan have been signed to write the script and Sandra Bullock is in talks to star in the film.

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Rob Liefeld has sold the rights to his latest script, The Mark, to Universal Pictures. Will Smith is set to star as a superhero in the project. Liefeld, Smith, and James Lassiter are set to produce the film. Liefeld is also producing Avengelyne and Badrock, both based on his comic books, for New Line Cinema.

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The Syfy will begin showing Earth 2, originally shown on NBC, on January 11, 1998.

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A television series based on the James O'Barr comic book The Crow: Stairway to Heaven is set to begin filming early in spring 1998. The series is expected to debut in US syndication in the fall of 1998.

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The Syfy will begin showing Space: Above And Beyond, originally shown on FOX, starting on January 11, 1998.

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Alan Riche and Tony Ludwig are set to produce Alien Dog, the story of an alien who tracks an evil alien down to Earth and is accidently sent down as a dog.

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The Syfy will begin showing all 22 of the original episodes of American Gothic, the still popular Shaun Cassidy series, on January 2, 1998.

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The film version of Spawn wil be released on video on December 23rd, barely in time for Christmas.

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The director of Austin Powers: Internatrional Man Of Mystery is in talks to direct Spy vs. Spy. The film would be based onthe cartoon strip that appears in Mad Magazine.

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MGM Animation is producing 40 episodes of a new Robocop animated series for next fall.

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HBO has ordered another twelve episodes of Todd McFarlane's Spawn animated series. the initial run of the series proved to be a success. They have not chosen to renew the Spicy City animated series.

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Sleepwalkers, the new series in NBC's Saturday night "thrillogy", has been cancelled by the network after only two episodes.

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R.L. Stine's Fear Street books may be turned into a weekly series by ABC. It is being considered by the network as a mid-season replacement.

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Dean Cain, formerly Clark/Superman on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, will be starring in Rag & Bone for CBS. The series is written by Anne Rice and is currently filming in New Orleans.

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ABC has cancelled its new Timecop series due to poor ratings.

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The second season of La Femme Nikita will begin on January 4, 1998 on the USA Channel.

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Hollywood Pictures has signed a deal to produce some of R.L. Stine's Fear Street books as a series of films. The agreement also includes the creation of a Fear Street attraction at Disney World.

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Dreamworks SKG has brought in Michale Clancy to write a script for the live-action film version of Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat. Tim Allen is being sought after to star in the project.

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According to Andy Mangels' Hollywood Heroes Fox will be adding Captain America to their fall 1998 schedule. The first 13 episodes are said to be in the works by Saban.

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Twenty years after the original release of Star Wars, the National Air And Space Museum is beginning a year-long exhibit based on the films. The exhibit, which opens November 7th, is called Star Wars: The Magic of Myth and includes original props, costumes, artwork, characters, and models from the films.

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Stephen King is writing a script based on his best-selling Desperation for New Line Cinema. Mick Garris has signed to direct the film.

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Nickelodeon has scheduled its release of the upcoming Rugrats movie for Thanksgiving weekend and has signed with Kraft General Foods and Mott USA as promotional partners.

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On the November 3rd episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine one of the regular characters on the series will die in an episode called Sacrifice Of Angels.

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Universal Studios has signed Ben Stiller to direct its upcoming film Mystery Men. The movie is based on a Dark Horse Comic book by Burden about a group of unusuaul superheroes with strange abilities.

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A science fiction film based on the Mutant Chronicles video game and a third The Crow film are among the films being discussed by producer Edward Pressman and Quadra Entertainment's Christian Halsey Solomon and Chris Bialek. No deals have been signed yet.

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Reginald Schultz, Barclay on Star Trek: The Next Generation, will join Leonard Nimoy and John DeLancie as a host of the Syfy's live adaption of an HG Wells story on Sunday, November 2nd. The show will be called called SFC Presents: Alien Voices - First Men In The Moon Live From The Museum Of Radio And Television.

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Marvel has announced the animated Silver Surfer series, set to premiere in November, will be delayed. It is now set to premiere in February 1998 with 13 episodes to show in the first season.

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Brent Friedman, co-creator of Dark Skies, is developing a live-action Mortal Kombat series for television.

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Universal has bought out Viacom's shares of the Syfy, as well as the USA Network. Universal is now the sole owner of both networks.

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Warner Brothers has once again delayed the pre-production of the upcoming Superman film. The film, starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Tim Burton, is expected to begin production in late spring and be released in 1999.

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Star Trek 9 is set to begin production in March 1998. All of the main cast members except Brent Spiner (Data) have signed to be in the film.

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Hercules will be released on video on February 3, 1998. A week after its release Disney will issue its 70 minute collection of the continuing story of Belle from Beauty And The Beast. Peter Pan will be rereleased on March 3, 1998 in a 45th anniversary limited edition.

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According to the Adrian Paul Fan Club, Adrian Paul is set to star in Highlander IV.

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Sam Raimi, who was set to direct the film Jack Frost for Warner Brothers, has left the film. This follows George Clooney's August departure from movie.

 
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