Various News Items – 5/1/09

Happy Monday, or Sunday, or whatever day it is where you are. Here lies the mixed tape of news oddities…

- A poster for the forthcoming Kristen Kruek-starrer “Street Fighter : The Legend of Chun Li” has hit the InterWeb.

- The first pic from Harold Ramis’s “Year One” starring Jack Black and Michael Cera can be viewed here, more pics from “Where the Wild Things Are” are here, and a new “Terminator Salvation” still is here.

- Slashfilm.com have images up of the forthcoming “Terminator Salvation” toy line.

- Forest Whitaker is officially in talks to play a C.I.A agent in Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables”, according to THR.

- Twentieth Century Fox’s Owen Wilson-Jennifer Aniston starrer “Marley and Me” remained best in show at the weekend box office, fetching a winning gross of $24 million from 3,505 runs for a cume of $106.5 million in only 11 days.

- John Curran (“We Don’t Live Here Anymore”) will direct Keira Knightley in “The Beautiful and the Damned,” a Film Department period drama that’ll shoot in March.

- Tsui Hark (“Knock Off”) will direct Andy Lau in martial arts mystery “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame”.

- Marla Sokoloff (TVs “The Practice”), Marion Ross (TVs “Happy Days”) and Christina Pickles (TVs “Friends”) have been tapped to star in “Flower Girl,” a wedding-themed original movie for Hallmark Channel.

- Danielle Harris will return for Rob Zombie’s “H2″, says Bloody Disgusting.I’m reminded she lived at the end of the first one…

- “I would have less interest in that than I would in having cigarettes put out in my eyes,” says David Fincher when asked whether he’d be interested in doing a “Se7en” sequel.

- IESB has some details on the “Thor” movie including info on a character that’ll help bridge “Thor” to “The Avengers” movie. They also say Kenneth Branagh will act in the film as well as direct.

- Cinema Blend have your first look at “The Informers”, featuring Mickey Rourke and Brandon Routh, and directed by Gregor Jordan.

- Patrick Muldoon (“Starship Troopers”) and Eliza Dushku (TVs “Dollhouse”) will lend their lungs to the animated “Noah’s Ark : The New Beginning” headlined by Rob Schneider.

- The teaser trailer for the Robert Picardo/Brad Dourif-staring “Legends of Nethiah : The Nameless” is online

- “Terminator” star Michael Biehn will headline the Randall Fried written/directed actioner “Fire Bay”, about a group of operatives who head into Cuba to support JFK’s fight. John Allen Nelson will play Kennedy in the pic.

- Judge Reinhold is said to be involved in a new comedy called “Ugly Me”, about a foxy woman who dons a fat suit to deter guys.

- A “Coronation Street” star talks about her role in “Boogeyman 3″ – in particular, her nude scenes – here.

- James Anthony Cotton (Phil from TVs “Nash Bridges”) will provide the voice of ‘Chuckles’ The Clown in “Toy Story 3″, according to this site.

- Rebecca Gayheart (“Scream 2″) and Soleil Moon Frye (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”) have joined Janeane Garofolo in Joshua Tunick’s “For Better or Worse”, a comedy about a pair of grooms whose family, friends, and exes threaten to turn their wedding into a disaster.

- Emma Watson says shes intrigued by the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” split.