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Tuesday, 30 September 2008

The Random

Nights in Rodanthe screenwriter Ann Peacock has signed on to adapt John Grisham’s 1997 novel The Partner. [THR]

Robert Duvall is developing The Pony Express, a new AMC western television series, which he also plans to star in. Band of Brothers screenwriter Erik Jendresen is writing the pilot, and Richard Donner is expected to direct. [Variety]

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Thomas Dekker has signed on to star in the big screen remake of the 1980 musical Fame, which is scheduled to begin production in February, for a late 2009 release. [FirstShowing]

Batman-on-film is reporting that “very early pre-production” has begun on a sequel to The Dark Knight.

Customers will be able to purchase new Dell computers with a $20 option to have Iron Man pre-loaded on the machine. The $20 investment will also include “exclusive bonus footage” not included in the DVD release.

When MTV asked Kirsten Dunst if she would be returning for Spider-Man 4, the actress responded “I’m in.” Which sounds like a done deal if you ask me. But when pressed if she officially signed on to return, the actress changed her tone, “I’m not saying anything, I know there’s rumors…”

Shaun of the Dead and Little Britain actor Matt Lucas is playing both Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton’s 3D adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Lucas revealed the news on BBC’s Friday Night with Johnathan Ross.

MTV has a first look at Harry Potter star Rupert Grint in the dramatic indie thriller Cherrybomb.

FirstShowing caught up with producer Donald De Line, who revealed that a new draft of The Green Lantern has been turned in, and while nothing is “confirmed” they’re “gearing up to start shooting early spring.”

A better quality photo of the crushed cab from the opening sequence from the film adaptation of the comic "Kick Ass"

The first photo from the "Inglorious Bastards" set - a small French farmhouse built in the Czech hills.

"Fox Atomic is developing a new 'Alien Infection Project' hypothesizing a worldwide viral outbreak caused by a spacecraft returning from Mars with rock and soil samples..." (full details)

"Peter Cullen confirms that he's only voiced the opening narration of the 'Transformers' sequel so far, his main work as Optimus Prime will be recorded sometime in November..." (full details)

"'Watchmen' and '300 director Zack Snyder has signed a deal to develop three original games for Electronic Arts. EA will own the intellectual properties, but under the deal the publisher may turn some or all of them into films that will be produced by Snyder's Cruel & Unusual Films banner..." (full details)"

In a recent interview, James Cameron admits "There was no blessing involved" in the upcoming "Terminator Salvation" and that he never saw the script..." (full details)

"Sylvester Stallone has arrived to Bulgaria reportedly looking for locations for the next "Rambo" movie. Stallone will visit the Nu Boyana film studios and the Worldwide FX company that made the special effects for the recent fourth film..." (full details)"

An image of Dr. Manhattan's transformation in "Watchmen" has been hidden in the new trailer for "Frank Miller's The Spirit"..." (full details)"

Joel Silver is waiting on Mel Gibson's approval of Shane Black's script treatment for a fifth "Lethal Weapon" before moving forward. The story introduces a new pair of young NYPD police officers..." (full details)