Quick News – September 13, 2010

The fabulous Kevin McCarthy, an actor who has entertained generation after generation with his performances in the films “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, “Death of a Salesman” and “Innerspace”, has passed away. He was 96 (More…)

Not surprisingly, considering it’s success at the Box Office this weekend, “Resident Evil : Afterlife” will spawn a sequel – er, “Resident Evil 5“. Star Milla Jovovich says, “This new Resident Evil is the first one to ever open at No. 1 worldwide. It’s the biggest movie in the franchise,” she said. “So we’re definitely going to make another one.” (More…)

For some reason (maybe they want to splice in scenes of Dustin Hoffman as Bernie Focker? Heard that’s the saving grace for any troubled production!), Warners have ordered ten weeks of reshoots on ”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”. The cast and crew thought they’d seen the last of Hogwarts a few weeks back, when they completed principal photography on the film – the final in the cash-cow Potter series. Daniel Radcliffe has been seen with a light beard in recent weeks, so he might have to swing past the shaver shop in the coming days (More…)

One of my favourite directors, the inimitable William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”, “Sorcerer”, “The French Connection”) will helm “Killer Joe“, which tells of a brother (Emile Hirsch) and sister combo who plot the death of their mother for the insurance money and hire “Killer Joe” Cooper, a cop and contract killer (Matthew McConaughey) to do the deed (More…)

In this week’s podcast, Disney-staple Raven-Symone tells us that, despite rumours, there are currently no plans for a “College Road Trip” sequel.

My buddies Josh and Katie over at Cinema Blend are hearing that Sandra Bullock may be the new fave to headline Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity”. The science-fictioner, at one stage set to star Angelina Jolie, tells of a female engineer in space. Robert Downey Jr is already onboard (More…)

Various snaps of the lovely Kristen Stewart shooting “On the Road” in Louisiana have surfaced online. The film, a film adaptation of the Kerouac novel, also stars Garrett Hedlund (More…)

Mickey Rourke, ever so good as the crook in “Body Heat”, “Desperate Hours” and, of course, “Iron Man 2″, will play an assassin in “The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer”. The pic will be based on Richard “The Ice Man” Kuklinski who for over 40 years led a completely secretive double life as both a notorious professional assassin and a doting husband and father in suburban New Jersey. (More…)

Stuart Beattie will write and direct two sequels to “Tomorrow When The War Began“. The sequels, which will be shot back-to-back, will reunite the cast of the 2010 original (More…)

Fox has ordered a pilot based on the popular British sitcom “Outnumbered“. Will it be the next “Office” or perhaps, er, “Cracker”? (More…)

IFC Films has acquired James Gunn’s superhero-satire ”Super” starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon and Liv Tyler.

Despite rumours the film will be set in Thailand, Zach Galifianakis tells reporters that he wants “The Hangover 2” to be shot in Moscow, Russia. The actor, acknowledging that the location of the film “keeps changing”, says “I think Russia would be amazing,” he says. “The first Hangover worked because it was Vegas, but it was the dirty side of Vegas, not the glitzy one. You’ve got to put the characters against danger. So they could get involved in organized crime in Moscow, which I think is incredibly scary.” (More…)