Clints Bits – 12/5

Dangling news items today for Paul Dini’s "Jingle Belle", the third "Lion King" movie, a newie for Naomi Watts and trailer news for "Once Upon A Time in Mexico".Plus, win a copy of Jeff Bridges classic "Starman" on DVD.

  • FilmJerk have more details up about the new Wes Anderson film “Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” starring Bill Murray and Owen Wilson

  • Seems “American Pie : The Wedding” will be the title for the film everywhere but America. It’ll simply be “American Wedding” there.

  • The Z Review reports that Vic Armstrong – stunt co-coordinator of the “Indiana Jones” movies – has been asked to keep his summer free for filming of “Indy 4”.

  • Kiefer Sutherland is to star alongside Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke in “Taking Lives” as one of the film’s sinister suspects.

  • Aint it Cool reports that the trailer for Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the sequel to 1995′s "Desperado," will be attached to Sony’s two highly-anticipated summer films "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”.

  • Rove McManus, host of Channel Ten’s “Rove [Live]” walked away with Gold Logie at last night’s TV Week Logie Awards in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Variety reports that Revolution Studios has optioned Paul Dini’s “Jingle Belle” for development as a live-action movie. The movie tells the story of Santa Claus’ rebellious teenage daughter.

  • Naomi Watts is set to replace Gwyneth Paltrow on Fox Searchlight’s "I Love Huckabee’s”, says The Hollywood Reporter.

  • DVD Premiere Awards reports that Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin have rejoined the voice cast from the original The Lion King for Disney’s second animated DVD premiere sequel, “The Lion King 1½”, set for DVD release in February 2004.

  • Moviehole has 5 copies of the "Starman" DVD to giveaway to 5 lucky Australian readers. To win email me and tell me the name of the upcoming film starring Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire.