Rumors of The Green Hornet's demise were greatly exagerrated. Seth Rogen sent an e-mail to HitFix, upset that Drew McWeeny had not contacted him on the film's status. "The Green Hornet has many people working for it, including production designers, costume designers and many conceptual artists, office staff, etc. [The studio heads] have every intention on making it, and assuming we're able to hire a new director in the upcoming weeks, which seems like a distinct possibility, it should still hit the release date." Stephen Chow is still in to play Kato, and the LA Times' Hero Complex reports that Adam Sandler may have a cameo in the film as "a certain surprise superhero." Any guesses as to who that is?

According to its official MySpace, the long delayed Fanboys finally has a limited platform release on February 6: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Fransisco, Seattle, Houston, and Austin. Check your local listings if you live in these cities. (Two guesses where Austin's is!)

The final Watchmen poster has debuted over at Yahoo! Movies and I've added it to our gallery below. It's kind of ... bland and overly-Photoshopped. We've had such cool character one-sheets that you would expect them to come together a bit more, particularly when they can mimic 1970s newscasts so well.

If the poster has you worried about those black pants on Dr. Manhattan (which he did wear in the book occasionally) Zack Snyder assured the world that when they sit down on March 6th, you will see all of the Big Blue. Zack Snyder told MTV's Splash Page: "It's an R rated movie, right? What you see in the trailer has to be a little bit squished around so it can get on TV. I think in the final film you'll see it's true to the graphic novel. He's naked." (MTV Splash Page)


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According to Bloody Disgusting, Columbia is gearing up Ghost Rider 2, they're on the lookout for writers, and Nicolas Cage is attached to star. Not much else to say on that one.

Platinum Studios' Investor Hub reports that Cowboys and Aliens, Atlantis Rising, and Dead of Night are all on track to begin filming this year. How is Robert Downey Jr. going to fit that and Iron Man 2 in this year? Hmm.

Now that Neil Jordan is attached to direct The Graveyard Book, surely you want your own graveyard perfume. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab teamed up with Neil Gaiman over the holidays to produce a series of scents inspired by the book. Eau de Ghoul, with its hints of dessicated skin and mold flecked dirt, sounds particularly enticing.

And speaking of digging up buried objects, Matt Johnson is set to adapt Red 5 Comics' series Afterburn for Relativity Media and Tobey Maguire's shingle Maguire Entertainment. The series centers on a group of treasure hunters who scour the post-apocalyptic, mutant-ridden earth to recover lost treasures like the Mona Lisa. [The Hollywood Reporter] There's a tiny preview of issue #1 on Red 5's site, but not enough to get a feel for it.

Finally, for those who dig spy photos, some photos from X-Men Origins: Wolverine have surfaced on flickr. More can be found from Sam Dauch, tyfn, freinhar, and wagnerthomas. They're all of a prison camp (maybe the Weapon X facility?) that has been built on the University of British Columbia campus. It seems like everyone (including a Cinematical commenter, I believe -- are you out there?) came across this set, and whispers of "Have you seen him?" were heard all day on campus. (I don't have to tell you who "he" was, do I?) [via /film]