• Brett Ratner will directX3. He will, of course, replace Matthew Vaughn, who left the project last week due to undisclosed "personal reasons". With Ratner tied up with mutants, Rush Hour 3 "will most certainly miss New Line's projected fall start and summer 2006 release dates."
  • Director Mike Nichols won his ninth Tony award last night for Spamalot - his first for directing a musical. Liev Schrieber also took home an award, as featured actor in Glengarry Glen Ross.
  • Wolfgang Petersen is remaking The Poseidon Adventure with Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, and Richard Dreyfuss. Production will begin on June 18, and Richard Dreyfuss will play "a gay man who has just been dumped."
  • Remember Hostage? That dumb Bruce Willis movie from earlier this spring? Miramax has sold "exclusive rights" to USA for $4 million.
  • Phillip Berk has been selected as the new president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that throws the Golden Globes.
  • Joe Leydon says, Robert Rodrigeuz's Sharkboy and Lavagirl "strikes a nice balance of gee-whiz fantasy and tongue-in-cheek humor."