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1/15 What To Expect When You're Expecting
Lionsgate Entertainment
Phoenix Pictures - NY

Comment: Based on Heidi Murkoff's bestseller of the same name. 13 January 2010 1:38 PM
Lionsgate picks up the rights to Heidi Murkoff's bestselling book Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired from Phoenix Pictures worldwide rights to the screen adaptation of the bestselling book What To Expect When You're Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff. Heather Hach (Freaky Friday) will write the adapted screenplay, based on her pitch. Hach, who is nine months pregnant, was brought the book by Phoenix's David Thwaites, who will produce alongside the company's Mike Medavoy and Arnie Messer; Phoenix's Doug McKay will co-produce. The announcement was jointly made today by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President, and Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate President of Motion Picture Production. Shearmur and Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Production Wolfgang Hammer will oversee the project for the studio. Heidi and Erik Murkoff will executive produce alongside Murkoff's literary representative, Alan Nevins of Renaissance Management, who brokered the deal with Phoenix.  

1/14 Five Brothers
Paramount Pictures

Comment: Sequel to Paramount's 2005 thriller Four Brothers

1/13 Hatchet 2
ArieScope Pictures
Dark Sky Films
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1/13 Vicky's Big Journey 3-D
Constantin Film Ag
Rat Pack Filmproduktion GmbH

Comment: Germany's first live-action 3D film.

1/13 Will
Paramount Pictures
Comment: Project is based on a Demetri Martin pitch, which DreamWorks bought pre-emptively in 2006. Paramount took control of the project after the companies split in 2008.
1/12 Consent to Kill
CBS Films

Comment: Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Vince Flynn

1/7 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Warner Bros. Pictures
Di Bonaventura Pictures
CJ Entertainment
ROOM 101, Inc.

Comment: Remake of the Chan-Wook Park-directed Korean film "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

12/22 Unleaded
Tainted Pictures
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12/17 War Horse
Comment: Based on Michael Morpurgo's 1982 novel "War Horse".
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