Dakota Fanning may star in a 'Wizard of Oz' sequel, the release of Leo DiCaprio's 'Shutter Island' is pushed to 2010, Zach Galifianakis whets his appetite for 'Dinner for Schmucks,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Dakota Fanning may soon be following the yellow brick road. The actress is reportedly attached to star in a sequel to 'The Wizard of Oz,' which celebrates its 70th anniversary this September. Fanning would play the granddaughter of Dorothy in the Warner Bros. film, which would be set in the present day and, according to producer Todd MacFarlane, feature a heroine who is "much closer to the Ripley character from 'Alien' than a helpless singing girl." [Collider]


In a rather surprising move, Paramount has pushed the release of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese's latest collaboration, 'Shutter Island,' from Oct. 2 to Feb. 19, 2010. Though doubters immediately called into question the quality of the buzzed about film, thought to be a strong 2009 awards contender, Paramount insists the move is purely a business decision based on "the financial pressures associated with the broader downturn." Stupid economy. [EW] | [The Hollywood Reporter]


Zach Galifianakis continues to fill up his post-'Hangover' plate: The actor is in talks to join Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Lucy Punch in the DreamWorks comedy 'Dinner for Schmucks.' Carell stars as the most pathetic man ever to attend Rudd's weekly dinner party, while Galifianakis would play the guy currently dating Carell's ex-wife. [Variety]


Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino's bloody, R-rated, revisionist WWII flick 'Inglourious Basterds' killed at the box office this weekend, storming to a $37.6M debut to claim the No. 1 spot from District 9' and giving Tarantino his biggest B.O. opening ever. Guess it helps to have Pitt on your side. [PopEater]


'True Blood' star Stephen Moyer has joined the man-vs.-vampire action flick 'Priest' -- and he won't be playing a bloodsucker. Moyer has been cast as the human brother to Paul Bettany's vamp-hunting warrior priest in the film, in which Bettany teams with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to save the kidnapped daughter of Moyer's character ('90210' starlet Lily Collins) from an evil band of vampires led by Karl Urban. [Variety]


Samantha Morton, Dominic West and Polly Walker will star alongside Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe in Disney's 'John Carter of Mars.' Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' books, the film follows a Civil War vet (Kitsch) who is mysteriously transported to Mars and becomes embroiled in an alien civil war. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Universal has tapped '28 Weeks Later' helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct 'Bioshock.' An adaptation of the popular Take-Two video game, 'Bioshock' centers a pilot who crash lands in an underwater city named Rapture and becomes involved in violent struggle for control of the domain. [Variety]


Gus Van Sant is feeling 'Restless.' The 'Milk' director is in negotiations to direct 'Restless,' "a contemporary and distinctive take on young love" from firs-time screenwriter Jason Lew. Bryce Dallas Howard, who attended NYU with Lew, helped get the screenplay noticed, showing it to her filmmaker dad Ron. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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