Next up: Scott Evil is reuniting with his mom! The Hollywood Reporter has posted that Seth Green will star in Disney's Mars Needs Moms, which was brewing eons ago, and he'll be joined by Austin Powers mom Mindy Sterling, as well as Dan Fogler and Joan Cusack. This is a Berkeley Breathed piece, so it will be performance-capture, detailing the adventures of a kid who stows away on a spaceship in order to rescue his mom from Martians. Green will be Milo, while Sterling will play the terrifying leader on Mars, Fogler will play Milo's friend, and Cusack will play the poor, abducted mom. Green's already using his voice lots with the likes of Robot Chicken and Family Guy, but could this foray into motion capture make him the next Andy Serkis?
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Jason Bateman has joined Jason Reitman's directorial follow-up to Juno, Up in the Air, starring George Clooney as a corporate downsizer obsessed with collecting frequent flier miles. Bateman will play Clooney's boss. [Variety]
And finally, this isn't really movie news, but I just had to share since it's an idea I mentioned eons ago, brought to life. Back in the early days of that little Twilight movie, I mentioned my desire to see another teen vampire romance make it to the big screen -- LJ Smith's The Vampire Diaries. It's not getting the feature treatment, but it is making its way to the small screen as a new CW show, no doubt banking on the success of Bella and Edward's romance.
It got greenlit last month, with Kevin Williamson grabbing the pen.
Now Steve McQueen's grandson, Steven R. McQueen, is going to play Jeremy, Elena's younger brother.
And just in case you loved the books as a kid (or adult!), LJ Smith came out of her long hiatus to write more sequels to the trilogy + 1, and the first one hit the shelves last month.