your weekly notable news update! Below you'll find a
slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what's
been going on over the past week in movieland. If
something leaves you desperate for more info then my advice
is to do a little extra research on one or all of the
following fantastic sites:
Ain't It Cool News,
JoBlo. Now, read on!
Craig Brewer (Blake
Snake Moan) has officially signed on to write and direct
a Tarzan trilogy for Warner Bros.
trailer for Rise Of The Planet
Of The Apes is actually pretty cool.
Paramount has acquired the rights to the The Mighty.
The graphic novel detailed a regular man's mission to stop
the world's greatest hero from going through with an evil
The Hunger Games series is reportedly going to be
divided into four movies.
There's now a non-bootleg version of the
trailer for Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of The Three Stooges.
She will play a nun.
Jeremy Renner, Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cottilard may join
the James Gray-directed Low Life. The film will
supposedly follow a Polish immigrant in America who has to
turn to prostitution to get by.
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark looks genuinely creepy.
I dig it. Here's the
Craig Mazin (The Hangover: Part 2, Scary Movie 3/4)
has reportedly been hired to pen a script for The
Hangover: Part 3.
David Fincher's Panic Pictures has optioned the rights to
the crime novel Panic Attack. The book followed
a man who shoots and kills a home intruder and then must
deal with the media frenzy that follows.
In case you missed it, the Hobbit movies will be
titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The
Hobbit: There And Back Again.
I really like the look of 50/50. Check out the
Michael Mann is reportedly close to signing on to direct the
adaptation of Go Like Hell. The book told the
story of how Henry Ford II reinvented Ford and took on
Ferrari in European racing.
The Whistleblower could be a good one. Here's
Idris Elba (Thor) may be close to landing a large
role in Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim.
The Descendants looks good, but that's totally not
surprising since it has George Clooney. Check out the
Amy Adams has joined the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's
Bradley Cooper will official join Ryan Gosling in The
Place Beyond The Pines. The movie will reportedly
follow a cop and a motorcycle driver who are lifelong
Paul Greengrass is said to be deciding between Maersk
Alabama and Rush as his next film to direct.
The former would tell the story of Richard Philips, who was
captured by Somali pirates in 2009, and the latter would
detail the famed rivalry between F1 drivers James Hunt and
Take Shelter looks awesome. Check out the
Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, Shawn Levy, Chris Weitz and Alfonso
Cuaron are all being rumored as possible directors for the
next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
David O. Russell is no longer directing the adaptation of
Uncharted due to what's being reported as creative
differences with the studio.
A Little Help. Generic or fun? The
trailer is sort of both.
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