Paramount and Matthew Vaughn are in talks for the Layer Cake helmer/Claudia Schiffer hubby to produce and direct a feature based on Neil Gaiman's Stardust. Vaughn has already adapted Gaiman's "adult fairy tale" with partner Jane Goldman; he also contributed to the script for Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf.
Warner Brothers made a huge move yesterday, consolidating its home entertainment, Internet, wireless, games and various other digital operations into one unit. The sweep has made home video president Jim Cardwell extraneous.
Aaron Eckhart, who proved himself the go-to guy for boyfriend roles in Erin Brockovich, has joined the cast of Martha, the Catherine Zeta-Jones-starring remake of the 2001 German film, Mostly Martha. He'll play an up-and-coming chef who gets cocky with Cathy (all puns intended).
Cabin Fever director Eli Roth has found a distributor for his second film, Hostel. Lion's Gate will release the horror pic, which has inexplicably been the center of much fanboy chatter for months.