Quick News – August 18, 2011


New posters for “Coriolanus”, “Contagion”, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, “Red Tails”, “The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part 1”, “Machine-Gun Preacher”, and “Drive” are online.

There’s a new image from Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” online.

David Stem and David Weiss, along with Jay Scherick and David Ronn, are working on a sequel to “The Smurfs”.

Abigal Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) will star in the dark indy drama “The Class Project”, about ”two sisters who, tired of their mother’s alcoholism and her abusive boyfriends, take matters into their own hands and plot to kill her.”

Though Universal canned it, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are still hoping to get their ambitious “Dark Tower” movie and TV series franchise up. Grazer says his producing partner is “trying to get outside financing to make it, and distribute it through a major [studio].”

Jonah Hill may join Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in “Neighborhood Watch”

Warner Bros, Robert and Susan Downey have nabbed the life rights to Hunter Scott, the 11-year-old boy who vindicated captain Charles McVay.

Kyle Bornheimer has snagged two nupitals-themed comedies, “Bachelorette,” an indie comedy starring Kirsten Dunst, and “The Big Wedding,” with Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton and Katherine Heigl.

Danny Trejo, M.C Gainey (“Lost”) and Charisma Carpenter (“The Expendables”) are among the cast of SyFy’s “Haunted High” telemovie. The story, by Paul A. Birkett and Anthony C. Ferrante, is set at the fictional Holloman Acadey, a New England private school that is visted by a demonic dead headmaster (Gainey).

Seth Green, Kristin Bauer (“True Blood”) and Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”) will join Lou Taylor Pucci in ”The Story of Luke”. The pic fixes “around a young, autistic man Luke (Pucci) who is searching for a job and a woman. Green will play Zach, who plays an instrumental role in coaching Luke in his journey”.

Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘I’m With You’: Captured Live Concert will screen on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October at selected major and independent cinemas across Australia. Visit www.RHCPLiveHD.com and www.sharmillfilms.com.au for cinema details.

The new short horror-film “Slash-in-the-Box” was just selected as a Top 10 finalist in Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights short film competition. The winner will be selected by online voting starting Monday, August 22nd. Click here for more details.

Twentieth Century Fox has confirmed a Feb 9, 2013 release date for “Star Wars Episode 1 : The Phantom Menace (3D)”

Fernanda Romero (”Without Men”) has joined the cast of the Latin themed feature film “Mission Park”; she plays the female lead ‘Gina Lopez’, who finds herself in the middle of a drug syndicate in this urban crime drama currently filming in San Antonio, Texas. The film also stars Jeremy Ray Valdez, Walter Perez, Joseph Julian Soria, Will Rothhaar, Vivica A. Fox, and Will Estes. “To me, this film is Casino meets Scarface, two of my favorite movies,” said Romero. “I’m excited to explore the role of Gina.”

The trailer for the new doco “Limelight”, about club owner Peter Gatien, is up at Apple

Former “Buffy” and “Angel” co-stars Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters will play husband and wife in an upcoming episode of “Supernatural”. Showrunner Sera Gamble says, “This episode is Bewitched gone wrong. [It was] all upside for this successful man while he was married to the witch, but now that he’s pissed her off, the whole town is paying the price.”

“Office Space” scene-stealer Stephen Root has joined the cast of the Robert Redford/Shia LaBeouf thriller “The Company You Keep”

“Drive” helmer Nicolas Winding Refn may get to helm his “Wonder Woman” movie… if his next flick, “Logan’s Run”, hits big.

Classic Trailer of the Day :
This looks woeful, and while it’s definitely a pile of cheese, it’s a rather good time. Long live ‘The Corey’s!