MH Briefs (July 20, 2012)


McG Ruined

Wes Ball is writing and directing a feature version of his short “Ruin”, with airplane-phobic McG will produce.

Two more aboard “Mortal Instruments”

Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) and Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows”) will co-star with Lily Collins in “The Mortal Instruments”.

Dredd a Jpeg

There are 14 new images from “Dredd” online at JoBlo, one of which you’ll find below.

Jobs available in “Newsroom”

Like a storyline straight out of the show itself, Aaron Sorkin has reportedly fired most of the writing staff from “The Newsroom” going into the show’s second season. “They’re not coming back, except for Sorkin’s ex-girlfriend [Corinne Kinsbury]”, a source tells The Daily.

Speaking of “The Newsroom”, the show will launch Foxtel’s new channel ‘SoHo’ when it goes live in August. “Newsroom” premieres Monday August 20, 8:30 PM. SoHo, which replaces the ‘W’ Channel, will also air new episodes of “Damages” and “Boss”.

Eisner’s “Armstrong”

Breck Eisner has been confirmed as the poppa of “Stretch Armstrong”. The “Sahara” helmer will direct someone other than Taylor Lautner – no longer attached sorry gals! – as the stretchy sod.

Little Miss Orange County

Abigail Breslin (“Zombieland”) is headed to “August: Osage County”; she’ll play Julia Robert’s on-screen daughter.

Emily’s Mother cast on “Revenge”

Jennifer Jason Leigh, most recently seen recurring on “Weeds”, is joining TV’s “Revenge”. The ’80s siren and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” cutie will play Emily’s mother.

Yet another “Bourne Legacy” Clip

This one involves bikes. And Jeremy.

“Wreck-it Ralph” cast announced

In addition to Alan Tudyk, who was announced at Comic-Con, Disney have let slip a few more names aboard the upcoming CGI family flick “Wreck-It Ralph”. New additions include “Modern Family” alum Ed O’Neill, Mindy Kaling from “The Office”, Adam Carolla, Horatio Sanz and “24” fave Dennis Haysbert.

“Thor 2” villains revealed?

A stuntman has revealed that ‘the Dark Elves’ may be taking on the Norse God in the upcoming “Thor : The Dark World”.

“Skyfall” images and video blog

A new video blog from the set of the Daniel Craig-starring 007 venture is online, as are several new images. You can view the video below and the images here :

“Lost” guy finds job on “San Andreas”

Carlton Cuse, a writer and EP on the controversial noughties drama “Lost”, has inked a deal to write the feature film adaptation of the video-game “San Andreas 3D”.

Marton nabs two

“Lord of the Rings”‘ Marton Csokas has “joined the cast of Rogue as the male lead in the DirecTV “Noah”.

“Dark Knight Rises” Ultimate Trilogy Trailer

This is a good one – might inspire you to pull a Batman-Blu-ray-Thon this weekend.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures have announced that “The Dark Knight Rises” has pocketed in excess of $3.5 million in its first day on screens, making it the number one movie in Australia.

Replacing Biel as Viper is…

Svetlana Khodchenkova, ‘Irina’ in ”Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, is playing Viper in “The Wolverine” by looks.