Quick News – October 1, 2010


The chaps behind the upcoming Adult Swim series “Black Dynamite” – based on the Michael Jai White (who reprises the role for the ‘toon) starring flick – have given us a couple of stills from the upcoming show.

Will Bill Pullman be involved in “Independence Day 2“? Hard to say, especially now that it’s been revealed that Will Smith’s character will be promoted to President in the Roland Emmerich-directed sequels (More…)

Speaking of Will Smith, the Overbrook captain is shopping around a TV series based on his surprisingly successful rom-com “Hitch” (More…)

The poster for the upcoming Angelina Jolie/Johnny Depp thriller “The Tourist” is online. Now, I know the trailer looked about as desirable as month-old bread, but the script is a lot of fun.. so try to ignore the sloppily-conceived marketing.

Writer Sascha Penn will write the new series “Unknown“, a Fox drama with Brett Ratner attached to executive produce, and also, The CW’s “Confessions of a Back-Up Dancer” with Marcos Siega attached to direct and produce. The CW pact is now being finalized (More…)

Keke Palmer (TVs “True Jackson”) is joining director Peter Sollett’s “The Runaways“, based on the Marvel comic of the same name (More…)

The lovely Emily Blunt (Sucks for her that she had to depart the role of Black Widow in “Iron Man 2” for “Gulliver’s Travels”) has joined the cast of Rian Johnson’s “Looper“. The time-traveling thriller stars Bruce Willis and – not surprisingly, Johnson-fave – Joseph Gordon-Levitt (More…)

Wes Anderson’s new film, “Moonrise Kingdom“, will shoot in Spring 2011. Can only be days now before Luke Wilson is announced as part of it’s cast. (More…)

Entertainment Tonight in Canada has posted their interview with Neve Campbell on the set of “Scream 4“. A couple of new quotes, some new behind-the-scenes footage. Here ’tis :

Chris Pine is being courted for Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut “Welcome People“. The “Star Trek” star follows a man who must deliver $150,000 in cash to an alcoholic sister he didn’t know he had after the death of their father. Without telling her who he is, the guy also gets involved in the life of her angry 12-year-old son. Kurtzman was the co-writer of Pine’s “Trek” (More…)

Geoffrey Rush talks about how amazing the 3D will look in “Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides” (More…)

Michael Caine – renowned for blurting (he’s let slip details about the “Batman” series before Warners and director Chris Nolan wanted it out there) – has revealed what the ending for “Inception” means.

The Australian box office hit “Tomorrow When The War Began” is still going strong having taken AUD$11 million in Australia and over NZD$1.2 million in New Zealand. Opening early last month in both countries the film scored the third-biggest ever opening for an Australian film after Happy Feet and Australia and taking the position as the biggest Australian film of 2010. After successful launches in Australia and New Zealand where the film is continuing to attract huge audiences, Paramount Pictures International has also acquired distribution rights for the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Russia, Portugal and South Africa.Andrew Cripps, President Paramount Pictures International, said “We are delighted to be distributing Tomorrow When the War Began in these additional markets and greatly look forward to bringing this story to international audiences.” Writer/director Stuart Beattie told Moviehole a couple of days ago that the sequel is looking real good… so keep your eyes peeled for an official announcement shortly.

Matthew McConaughey and Rip Torn are joining Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine in “Bernie,” the dark comedy being directed by Richard Linklater. The pic is set in the small town of Carthage, Texas, and follows Renaissance man/community leader/mortician Bernie (Black), who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy but very particular widow (MacLaine). When he kills her, he goes to great lengths to maintain the illusion that she is still alive (More…)

Sophomore director George Clooney wants Ryan Gosling for “Farragut North“. “The Notebook” star would play the lead role of a young communications director who works for a fast rising presidential candidate. The flick, which Leonardo DiCaprio was once circling, is based on a play (More…)

Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are in talks to star for The Weinstein Company in the bigscreen adaptation of the Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning play ”August: Osage County”. ”Streep will play Violet, the drug-addicted matriarch of the working class Weston clan. Roberts will play Barbara Fordham, the oldest daughter in the family. While mom’s problems and her penchant for revealing family secrets is a big issue, Barbara is melting because her husband is cheating with a college student. They are brought together when Violet’s husband goes missing and all three of their daughters come home to rally around mom. In the process, a lot of family secrets get revealed”. John Wells, of “The West Wing” fame, will direct. (More…)”

An exclusive viral clip from “Paranormal Activity 2” – which, though I could be wrong, seems like it might be an OK sequel!? – is up at STYD.

AMC is, as you’ll have read last week, bringing “Back to the Future” back to where it belongs – on the big screen – for a limited two-session engagement. The guys have supplied us with a trailer for the anniversary-tied re-issue.