Scott Pilgrim has his very own movie website.
Michael Sheen has joined up with the cast of New Moon, the upcoming sequel to Twilight.
William Hurt is now in the cast of Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood adaptation/reimagining thing.
Un trailer for Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth.
Watchmen scribe Alex Tse is to write an adaptation of the upcoming Paul Pope graphic novel Battling Boy.
Zac Efron will play Johnny Quest. No nothing about Johnny Quest although, I imagine, fanboys will be furious!
Angelina Jolie is in talks once more for a part in Sin City 2.
Ray Winstone, David Thewlis and the lovely Anna Friel have signed up for William Monahan’s London Boulevard.
The trailer has shown up for Johnnie To’s Vengeance.
Some early, positive buzz has been flowing in for Pixar’s Up.
Adam Shankman could be making Hairspray 2 in 3D, according to reports in First Showing.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey may well re-team, despite the lukewarm weakness of Baby Mama in my books.
Could the sequel to Tron rack up $300m in budget, or is this another Avatar-Time typo?
The long-awaited film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s classic Atlas Shrugged could well be on the way with Relativity Media apparently interested in the project and possibly coming aboard to provide financing alongside Lionsgate.
Rope of Silicon notes Angelina Jolie had been the centre of casting news when the book was originally tapped for an adaptation three years ago by Randall Wallace. That list has apparently now grown to include the likes of Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts and Anne Hathaway. RoS also notes that Vadim Perelman, the director of the excellent House of Sand of Fog, had been attached to direct at one point.
I was going to attempt to describe the book to you all but, instead, I’ll defer to RoS which gave this superb outline:
“The role the ladies would be vying for is that of Dagny Taggart. The story follows Taggart’s struggles to manage a transcontinental railroad amid the pressures and restrictions of massive bureaucracy. Her antagonistic reaction to a libertarian group seeking an end to government regulation is later echoed and modified in her encounter with a utopian community, Galt’s Gulch, whose members regard self-determination rather than collective responsibility as the highest ideal.”
It sounds made for possible Oscar glory if made right, although 1,100 page novels often come with a great degree of difficulty in adapting. Still, just to see someone take it on would provide a great thrill to the literary community.