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!
Zero has been revived by Universal. The movie,
which details Dracula's beginnings as Vlad The Impaler, was
originally setup for Alex Proyas to direct and Sam
Worthington to star in. Neither are expected back.
Speaking of Dracula, Russell Crowe is in talks for the lead
role in Harker. The film is said to follow a
Scotland Yard detective who is tracking a series of murders
that might be tied to the famous vampire.
Michael Fassbender may star in Ridley Scott's adaptation of
Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor.
Sean Bean has reportedly landed a role in the adaptation of
the graphic novel The Knife That Killed Me.
Morgan Freeman has signed on to join Tom Cruise in
Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom) will star in
300: Battle Of Artemisia. Naom Murro (Smart
People) is directing the 300 prequel that was
scripted by Zack Snyder.
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson will team up again for
Interns. It's said to be about a couple of older
guys who end up interning at an internet company after they
decide to restart their careers.
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in
The Tomb, which is about a security expert who must
escape the prison he designed.
Ridley Scott recently mentioned that he doesn't know if the
upcoming Blade Runner entry is going to be a sequel
or a prequel, so talks with Harrison Ford have not happened.
Zack Penn (X2: X-Men United) has been hired to
rewrite Karate Kid 2.
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) may appear in Can A
Song Save Your Life?. Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett
Johansson are already set to star.
Saorise Ronan (Hanna) may star in The Order Of The
Seven. The film is said to be a martial arts-based
version of Snow White.
Haley Joel Osment is said to be starring in I'll
Follow You Down. The movie reportedly revolves
around the son of a scientist who is trying to find out what
happened to his father.
Natalie Portman has landed roles in both of Terrence
Malick's upcoming films, Knight Of The Cups and
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg may star in the
adaptation of the graphic novel 2 Guns.
Robert Rodriguez is said to be shooting Machete Kills.
Danny Trejo, of course, is reprising the titular role.
Because of budget concerns, Legendary Pictures has canned
Alex Proyas' planned adaptation of Paradise Lost.
Brian De Palma will direct Jason Statham in a remake of the
1986 Burt Reynolds action flick Heat.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will direct and star in a currently
untitled comedy. Scarlett Johannson is already set for
one of the two female roles.
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