Most people are on vacation right now. Not me. I exist solely to tell you about the following:
- Guess which movie has a new name ... again? Yup, when we last checked in on our favorite creature vs. creature sequel, it was being promoted under the name Alien vs. Predator 2: No Peace on Earth. Before that, it was known as Alien vs. Predator 2: AVP 2 and then Alien vs. Predator 2: Why? Now, however, we're being told that 20th Century Fox has changed the title to -- drum roll please -- Aliens vs. Predator. Get it? They shoved an extra 'S' in there. Now it just sounds the same, except there's more. I guess. Tune in next week when the title changes again to Aliens vs. Predator: Which Franchise Will Die First?
- Page Six is reporting that Demi Moore and Katie Holmes just recently auditioned to play the lead role in Rob Marshall's (Chicago) big-screen version of Nine, based on the popular Broadway musical. Also rumored to be vying for parts are Chicago co-stars Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Will Tom let Katie do it? Is Demi too old for the role? Antonio Banderas played the lead male role in the musical, but there's no word on whether he'll reprise the character for the movie. Inspired by Fellini's 8 1/2, Nine revolves around a film director who begins to suffer a nervous breakdown when he can't come up with a plot for his next film. Thus, he begins to explore his past flawed relationships as he struggles to act his mature age of 40 as opposed to nine. [via Moviehole]
- Towards the end of principal photography, director Jon Favreau decided to include himself in Iron Man. According to reports, he'll be playing Security Guard Man -- a little-known Marvel character who's a Las Vegas security guard by day and a crime-fighting male stripper at night. Actually, the real story is that one of the final scenes being shot needed a security guard, and in an attempt to get it all done, Favreau stepped in and played the part himself. I don't think he'll strip, but he might if you ask politely. Iron Man hits theaters on May 9, 2008. [via Dark Horizons]