As much as we try to cover everything here at Cinematical, unfortunately some stories slip through the cracks. Here's a bunch of stuff we missed this week:
-- The first images of The Fallen, from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen have arrived online ... except it's the toy version of the Transformer, which means it's a toy and not very interesting. But that's an image of the toy up above, and you can see two more below (courtesy of TF08).
-- Robert Downey Jr., Tina Fey and Ben Stiller are in negotiations to lend their voices to a new animated superhero flick called Master Mind. This one, however, focuses on a brilliant superhero villain who loses purpose in life when he accidentally kills his good-guy nemesis. DreamWorks is currently eying a November 5, 2010 release for the film. [Hollywood Reporter]
-- Mickey Rourke has signed on to play a hit man who returns to New York (in disguise as a priest) to complete a botched hit in St. Vincent. Walter Hill, who directed the 1989 Rourke flick Johnny Handsome, is stepping behind the camera, and production is supposed to begin sometime later this year. [Hollywood Reporter]
-- Amber Heard is slowly becoming the next up-and-coming starlet, beating out ladies like Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley for the leading lady role opposite Johnny Depp in Rum Diary, based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel. Heard will play "the free-spirited girlfriend of a fellow journalist who cheats on him with Kemp (Depp), trying to convince him to run away with her." [Hollywood Reporter]
-- According to Upcoming Pixar, the short accompanying Up on the big screen will be called Partly Cloudy, and it will be directed by Peter Sohn (a storyboard artist and animator who also lent his voice to Remy's brother Emile in Ratatouille.) Partly Cloudy, which doesn't have an official plot description yet, will mark Sohn's directorial debut. [Slashfilm]
-- If China.org.cn is to be believed, Anne Hathaway is likely to star in Stephen Chow's (Kung Fu Hustle) next directorial effort. Chow says, "It will be about a superhero, action-packed, special effects-rich, and of course funny."
-- Empire has debuted the 11th Watchmen video journal (which you can watch below), and this time it centers on Rorschach's cool mask. Check it out.
--Ewan McGregor and the beautiful up-and-coming Carey Mulligan have signed to star in The Electric Slide, which unfortunately is not a biopic about the guy and girl who invented that cheesy dance. Nope, this one is based on the Gear magazine article The Yankee Bandit: The Life and Times of Eddie Dodson, World's Great Bank Robber ... and one imagines you can draw your own conclusions from there. McGregor will play a dude, who, in the 1980s, robbed more than 72 bands in the Los Angeles area. [Variety]
-- And finally, we save the best for last: Apparently Universal is not so keen on their four-month-old deal to hang at the cool kids table (read: distribution agreement) with DreamWorks, and they want out. So, it now looks like Disney may pick up where Universal left off, lending some much-needed financing and some distribution ... and hopefully we'll have a happy ending. [The Hollywood Reporter]