In this issue:

Robin Williams "edits" memories in Final Cut
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire script underway
Robert Heinlein's Have Spacesuit - Will Travel optioned

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Robin Williams "edits" memories in Final Cut

Robin Williams will star in Lions Gate's SF movie Final Cut from first-time writer-director Omar Naim, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is scheduled to go into production in June.

Cut is set in a world where people are implanted with a chip that records their lives. Williams will play a Cutter, an individual who has final cut on the recorded history of his clients. In his latest assignment, he has discovered a window into his own dark history and has set off a chain reaction that has put his life in danger, the trade paper reported.

Nick Wechsler is producing, with Naim's manager Guymon Casady at Management 360 executive producing. Lions Gate's Marc Butan is overseeing the project. Tak Fujimoto (The Sixth Sense) is in negotiations to come aboard as director of photography, the trade paper reported.
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire script underway

David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter film series, told the BBC Online that work is already starting on a fourth film. Screenwriter Steve Kloves started on the script for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire last week, Heyman said during the launch party for the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets DVD.

"The approach is that he's going to write the script as though it's one film," Heyman told the site. "And hopefully he'll be able to do that. When he gets to the end, we'll make an assessment about whether that's the right thing to do or not. The goal is to try. If not, we'll split [Goblet of Fire] in two. But at the moment we're trying to do it in one."

Heyman added that preproduction will begin towards the end of the year, with production to start sometime next year. "My hope would be that it'll be the same cast, [but] it's too early to tell, though," Heyman said.

For his part, Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Potter films, held out hope that he might step behind the camera again. (Alfonso Cuaron is directing the upcoming third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which is currently in production.) "Maybe film five," Columbus told the BBC. "Four is starting a little too quickly. But five is a possibility."
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Robert Heinlein's Have Spacesuit - Will Travel optioned

Warner Brothers has optioned film rights to Robert Heinlein's classic SF tale "Have SpacesuitóWill Travel" for Harry Potter producer David Heyman, via his Heyday Films banner, Variety reported. Vince Gerardis and Ralph Vicinaza will executive produce under their Created By banner. No screenwriter has been hired.

The film will tell the story of a teenager who loses a contest that will take the first teen into space, but wins the consolation prize: a spacesuit from the original Apollo missions. When he discovers the spacesuit has made alien contact, the boy is propelled into an adventure of intergalactic proportions, the trade paper reported.

Heyman is now in production in London on the third installment in the Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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