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[Editor's Note: Multiple Personality Disorder Reports are news blasts to let you know about the stuff that didn't make it to the news page but still had us talking behind the scenes]

#1: Paramount to finally release CARRIERS!

Àlex Pastor and David Pastor's Carriers is finally getting a theatrical release by Paramount Vantage on September 4, 2009. The great looking plague flick stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo and Emily VanCamp. NO doubt their decision to hold the film back has something to do with capitalizing on the Chris Pine buzz that will be around from Star Trek. Smart really. [via: Bloody-Disgusting]

#2: Kevin Macdonald takes on Romans and Asimov's "Eternity"

Kevin Macdonald has made a deal with New Regency to develop and direct "The End of Eternity" by Isaac Asimov. The "futuristic tale concerns a ruling class called Eternity whose members can manipulate time and alter history."

The State of Play director is also making "Eagle of the Ninth," a Roman military drama for Focus Features. [via: Variety]

#3: Statham ain't no Bronson but he will be THE MECHANIC

The 1972 hitman flick is a favorite around here so lets hope that whoever helms this remake won't just turn it into a disposable action abomination like, well Hitman for one. I have no problem with Statham in the role and, let's face it, he's getting old enough to pull off an "aging hitman" role. Will he be as good as Jean Reno's iconic performance from The Professional though?

#4: Robert Rodriguez confirms PREDATOR reboot

That's all you really need to know at this point. It's a reboot not a sequel. As much as I LOVE the Predator series, I wis
Articleh Rodriguez would ditch Machete and this reboot and waits untill he makes his original scifi thriller Nervecrackers. [via: /Film]

#5: H.G. Welles' WAR OF THE WORLDS gets zombified

Yep, looks like we're getting another literary zombie mashup. Following on the heels of "Pride and Predjudice and Zombies" Writer Eric S. Brown will bring us "The War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies." The book will be out April 30 2009. You can read the full press release from the publisher over at Fangoria.

#6: More deets for Rian Johnson’s scifi thriller LOOPER

Brother's Bloom director Rian Johnson described in a little more detail what his next film, Looper, will be all about. We already knew that it was about time traveling hitmen but now we've been given a taste for how time travel will play a part in the film, and what the world of the film will be like. So far, it all sounds great.

* The film will be set roughly thirty years in the future
* The film will depict a dystopian society that has gone to “hell.”
* A disruptive element will have traveled back in time from even further in
* The time travel element is part of the setup, much like in The Terminator, but not an active ongoing part of the story
* Looper will be “very dark, very violent. It’s the exact opposite of Bloom.”

Cool no? [via: /film]

#7: Battle Royale meets The Long Walk in THE HUMAN RACE

The Human Race is a really cool sounding scifi film in the vein of Battle Royale and The Long Walk where a mass number of people wake up in a strange arena and are forced by a nefarious intuition to run laps or face a hideous end. Sounds great!

The film stars Paul McCarthy Boyington (Altered), Eddie McGee (The Angel), Creep Creepersin (Orgy Of Blood), Fred Courey (Cindarella) and Domiziano Arcangeli (House Of Flesh Mannequins). Special FX will be done by Tom Devlin (1313FX).

via: Dread Central who also have some early production art for ya.

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