Quick News – June 23, 2010


The new Oz horror film ”Road Train”, starring Xavier Samuel and Sophie Lowe, is being included in the Fangoria Fright Fest in the US as “Road Kill”. The film, along with 7 other films, can get voted for at the Fangoria Fright Fest website based on viewing the trailer. The winning film then will get a US theatrical release, & along with the other films, will run as part of a BlockBuster exclusive campaign across the US for a period and then will be avail to all retailers/rental stores. The guys behind “Road Train” (aka “Road Kill”) have put up a special ‘vote for roadkill’ trailer which can be found here.

Sony passed along the poster for David Fincher’s upcoming ‘Facebook’ movie, “The Social Network“. The film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Rashida Jones, is based on Ben Mezrich’s novel “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal”, which tells the story behind the controversial birth of the Facebook website. The movie itself will focus on the drama behind the Harvard dorm room creation of the popular social networking site by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommates.

A pic gallery of Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley filming “Transformers 3” is up here. Meanwhile, the first official pic of Jason Momoa as ”Conan” has surfaced online. Honestly, I’m just disappointed Triumph the Insult Comic Dog won’t be in the movie (More…)

HBO has already (the third season has just started airing) greenlit “True Blood” for a fourth season (More…).

The terrific Aussie thriller “Black Water“, which has since been sold to 76 Countries, is now available for streaming at iTunes. “To see the film that couldn’t be seen, just go to the iTunes store, click on movies and type in Black Water”, says writer/director Andrew Traucki. “Hooray for digital distribution!”

Columbia Pictures announced today that they’re retaining the services of “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer, who’ll direct Mike White’s “Babe in the Woods“. The script, described as an action/comedy, is about a Midwestern girl who arrives at Yale for her freshman year and becomes a target of the New Jersey mob (More…)

Mark Waters (“Freaky Friday”) and Jim Carrey could be teaming up on a film adaption of Richard and Florence Atwater’s children’s book “Mr Popper’s Penguins“. Earlier this year, Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller had been rumoured to be involved in the project (More…)

David Cronenberg is said to be attached to direct a feature film version based on Jonathan Lethem’s novel “As She Climbed Across the Table” (More…)

In an interview with Empire, Producer Don Hahn hints that the “Roger Rabbit” sequel is a go, while confirming plans to re-release “The Lion King” in 3D. Hahn also offers an update on the long-gestating hand-drawn animation project “Snow Queen” (More…)

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alanis Morrisette are set to return to Showtime’s ”Weeds” (More…).

Jamie Foxx is trying to get a new gangster series off the ground. Taking a page out of the “Tron Legacy” book, the Oscar Winner shot a trailer for “Tommy‚Äôs Little Girl” – with Selma Blair, Paul Sorvino Tony Sirico and James Russo starring – and plans to shop it around to the major cable networks when it’s edited (More…).

American cable channel Starz are set to remake the high-rating Australian crime series “Underbelly” (More…).

DreamWorks have announced a October 7, 2011 release for “Fright Night 3D” (More…)

Daniel Radcliffe’s first-post “Harry Potter” gig looks set to be a remake of the classic War film, “All Quiet on the Western Front“. “Daniel brings a vulnerability and innocence to Paul,”Writer/Producer Ian Stokell said. “When we realized how much he loved the script we were really excited because we know he can tap into the delicate balance between intensity and believability that is critical for this demanding role.” Radcliffe would play the lead role of Paul (Variety)

Anthony Anderson (“Scary Movie 3”) and Marielle Jaffe (“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”) have snagged undisclosed roles in Wes Craven’s “Scream 4” (More…).

DreamWorks are set to make a movie based on the “Happy Troll Doll” toy. More…)

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced a September 30 bow for the DVD and Blu-ray release of “Kings of Mykonos, The – Wog Boy 2” (More…)