Rob Cohen is eyeing the director’s chair in a remake of the 1987 kids film “The Monster Squad” which he produced. The film is about “a group of kids who worship the classic monsters suddenly discover that Dracula is in town, and he’s got his pals Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Gill Man and The Mummy with him. The kids must stop their efforts to find an amulet that will give the creatures control of the world.” The concept is pretty cool but we have serious doubts about the genius behind “xXx” and “Stealth” being the right guy for the job.
Warner Bros. honcho Alan Horn revealed at ShoWest that yet another “Final Destination” sequel is in the works because the studio “can’t resist.” Oddly enough, we can.
Jennifer Lopez is in talks to star in a remake of the 1987 Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn comedy “Overboard,” and centers on “on a snooty, spoiled woman who falls off her yacht and is taken to the hospital by a local, morally challenged carpenter.” I guess we can’t argue she isn’t right for the role.
English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is reportedly in talks to join Tom Hanks’ sophomore directorial effort, “Larry Crowne,” which will also see him star alongside Julia Roberts. The film centers on a man who is forced to find a new career and reinvent himself as he enters the second half of his life with shooting set to begin in April. The actress is also leading J.J. Abrams new television spy drama on NBC, “Undercovers.”
Holliday Grainger (of the upcoming film, “Bel Ami” starring Robert Pattinson) and Tamzin Merchant (“Pride & Prejudice”) have joined the cast of Cary Fukunaga’s “Jane Eyre” adaptation. The film already boasts a stellar cast; Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”) and Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) and the rest of the cast is filled out by fantastic U.K. actors like Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins (“Happy Go-Lucky”), Jamie Bell and up-and-comer Imogen Poots (“Cracked”). Funkunaga will again use his “Sin Nombre” cinematographer Adriano Goldman and the film will begin shooting on next week in the U.K.
Zack Snyder’s adaptation of children’s novel “The Guardians Of Ga’Hoole” has now settled on the retitling of “Legends Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole” possibly hinting at an eye on its franchise potential. The animated feature was created by Animal Logic, the same team behind George Miller’s ‘Happy Feet’ films, and features the voice cast of Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and a whole heap more of Australian talent.
Here is the first trailer for Dreamworks’ upcoming animated superhero film “MegaMind” featuring the vocal talents of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. The film interestingly flips things around and centers on a villain who finds his life unfulfilled after defeating arch-nemesis Metro Man. MegaMind then creates a new hero to be his rival only for that creation to also want to be a villain.