Quick News – Total Recall, True Blood, Prometheus, Insidious


Compiled by the staff at Moviehole, Quick News is an assortment of news bites and other miscellaneous items, linkage and plugs that we just couldn’t find either time or space (or both) to place as individual news items. If you’d like something included in this section email us or tweet us!

Sony have scheduled their “Total Recall” reboot starring Colin Farrell for August 3, 2012. And yeah, sorry, Marshall Bell’s still not in the film. Johnny Cab is also out of commission.

Nobody’s ever truly dead in Bon Temps, it seems. The bereaved ‘Godric’ returns to “True Blood” in Season 4. [Bloody Disgusting]

“Battle Los Angeles” director Jonathan Liebsman mentioned last week that his next employer, Warner Bros (he’s doing “Wrath of the Titans” with the Burbank boys) is converting “Inception” into 3D for DVD. Warners reponse to Liebsman’s claim? “At this time, the plans for ‘Inception’ 3D cannot be confirmed”. Hmmm, how very non-committal [Cinematical]

The poster for James ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Gunn’s new flick “Super” has crashed the Interweb (below)

Jimmi Simpson (“Date Night”) has been cast as Josh Steed, loyal assistant to Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) in  “Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter“. [Variety]

On behalf of Universal Pictures, we are excited to announce that college students across America now have the chance to bring a Hollywood premiere to their school with the new R-rated comedy “Your Highness” starring Natalie Portman, Danny McBride and James Franco! The campaign marks the first time that the location for a movie premiere has been determined by COLLEGE audiences. College students will have until March 20th to log on to http://eventful.com/yourhighness and Demand that their college becomes the one to roll out the red carpet for premiere of “Your Highness”. The winning college will also host an exclusive after party, which will be attended by stars Danny McBride and James Franco, as well as director David Gordon Green.

Idris Elba (”Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”), Sean Harris (”Creep”) and Kate Dickie (”Outcast”) have joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” [BSC Review]

Quentin Tarantino is programming the line-up at the New Beverly Cinema for a whole month over March and April. One of his selections for unspooling is “Kill Bill : The Whole Bloody Affair” which, of course, squishes both “Kill Bill” films together to make the one robust feature.

Treat Williams and Kate Mara, both whom feature in “127 Hours”, have joined the cast of “Blackbird“,Stefan Ruzowitzky’s film about two desperate sibling fugitives (Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde) on the run who subsequently collide with the holiday homecoming of a troubled ex-boxer (Charlie Hunnam). [Variety]

Australian actress Frances O’Connor (“Cashmere Mafia”) has been enlisted to join Jesse L.Martin in the ABC pilot “Hallelujah. It is set in the town of Hallelujah, Tenn., which is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil and whose fortunes change when a stranger, Rye Turner, comes to town, bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith. O’Connor will play Rye’s wife dealing with the aftermath of their son’s brain injury.” [Deadline]

Tony Goldwyn (“Ghost”, “The Mechanic”) has joined the cast of Sonda Rhimes’ “Damage Control“. Goldwyn will play a JFK-esque President in the drama series. [Deadline]

Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” [BackSeat Cuddler]

Morgan Creek CEO James G. Robinson says Charlie Sheen better “straighten up” if he wants to be a part of “Major League 4“. “When Lindsay [Lohan] was doing Georgia Rule, she would miss full days of work” says Robinson. “When an actor doesn’t show up for work, you can lose half-a-million dollars a day paying the 250 other people there for the shoot and the costs for the set.” [TMZ]

“Serenity” star David Krumholtz has joined the cast of TV’s “Playboy“, a drama set in a ’60s Playboy club. Krumholtz will play the boss of the club. [Deadline]

The poster for James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s “Insidious” has come online [Below] :