Quick News – Life of Pi, Fright Night, Dark Knight Rises, Jeff Buckley Biopic

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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!

There’s even more stills from the “Fright Night” remake online, one of which is above.

Adult Swim has ordered a new show called “Regal Productions” created, directed, produced and starring “Mr Show” alum Bob Odenkirk (More…)

In addition to Lionsgate’s “The Last Stand”, Arnold Schwarzenegger is said to be considering an offer to headline “The Tomb” an Antoine Fuqua directed thriller about a designer who is locked within one of his own prisons and has to break himself out. Bruce Willis was originally attached to the project. (More…)

Tobey Maguire has been cast as a writer who interviews the title character in Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” (More…)

Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia”, “House”) will star in a new Fox pilot about a young teacher in the world of public education in America. The show comes from “House” EP Katie Jacobs. (More…)

Ben & Jerry’s are also hosting their annual free cone day on April 12th here in Australia where people can go to the Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops to get free ice cream! You can find out more here: http://www.benandjerry.com.au/scoop-shops/freeconeday

Prometheus” star Michael Fassbender tells HeroComplex that he’s having a great time exploring his character – and the sets. “I walk on the set and I feel like I’m walking on a spaceship,” Fassbender said. “It’s breathtaking. All the various panels and screens and it’s just dealing with a top-notch art department and carpenters and the riggers and everything that goes into putting that together. It’s just, well, breathtaking, all of it.”

“Social Network” actor Josh Pence is set to play Ra’s Al Ghul in flashback sequences for “The Dark Knight Rises“. Says THR, “The story line has also been kept locked up in the Batcave but Pence’s casting throws more than a few crumbs to follow. Ra’s Al Ghul was played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins, thus paving the way for a possible return of the supposedly dead character. Also, while the studio never confirmed Cotillard’s character, it has been rumored to be that of Thalia Al Ghul, the daughter of Batman’s mentor-turned-enemy. Sources say Pence will appear in scenes that take place 30 years prior to the present story.”

Zach Galifianakis has pulled out of “R.I.P.D“, the Robert Schwentke directed supernatural comedy that would’ve teamed the “Due Date” star with Ryan Reynolds as undead police officers. Scheduling problems prevented the bearded funnyman from taking part. (More…)

Jake Scott (“Welcome to the Rileys”) will helm a biopic on late musician Jeff Buckley. Ryan Jaffe wrote the script. (More…)

Katherine Heigl will star in and produce a new HBO telemovie about ”a mother mourning the death of her young daughter and struggling to overcome the grief that jeopardizes every aspect of her life, including her marriage. She begins to find her way back into the world through a knitting circle and the stories its members share.” “The Knitting Circle” is based on the book of the same name by Ann Hood. (More…)

Willem Dafoe is in talks to join Tim Robbins in the film adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” (More…)