Antarctica: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Frank Marshall, one of the busiest producers in town, is in negotiations to put on his director hat for the Walt Disney Co.'s adventure drama Antarctica. With Marshall entering a deal to direct and a tentative start date of late January on the schedule, Antarctica is heating up after being put on hold earlier this year.

The project was packaged for an April start, with Bruce Hendricks at the helm and Josh Duhamel starring. However, that version was put on hold because of weather concerns and rising production costs associated with shooting the movie in Greenland.

It's likely that the current Marshall-directed "Antarctica" will shoot on location in Canada, but that has yet to become official.

Brian B.