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Fox reboots the 'Fantastic Four' franchise, MTV is howling mad (in a good way) for a 'Teen Wolf' TV series, Rebecca DeMornay goes psycho for 'Mother's Day,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Fox is rebooting its successful Marvel Comics franchise 'Fantastic Four,' with Akiva Goldsman producing and Michael Green ('Heroes') writing the script. The move comes just one day after Disney announced it will be acquiring Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion and shows Fox's commitment to keep the property under its roof (the studio retains rights so long as it keeps making 'Fantastic Four' movies). It remains to be seen whether original cast members Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffud, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis will reprise their roles. [Variety]


MTV is howling mad for 'Teen Wolf.' The cable network is moving forward with plans to adapt the 1985 comedy film, which starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager who discovers he's a werewolf, into a small-screen series. The show is described as a "fresh take," though it will also take place in high school, explore the werewolf mythology and involve a romantic subplot. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Rebecca DeMornay is going psycho for 'Mother's Day.' She'll return to full-on 'Hand That Rocks the Cradle' mode to play a deranged mom who teams with her equally evil sons to terrorize the new owners of their former home ... on Mother's Day, of course. Jaime King and Shawn Ashmore also star. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Keanu Reeves is lightening up a bit. The actor has signed on to star in 'Henry's Crime,' his first comedy since 2003's 'Something's Gotta Give.' Described as a "Capra-esque" romantic comedy, the film casts Reeves as the titular Henry, a kindhearted gent who is wrongfully accused of robbing a bank in Buffalo. [Variety]


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has already increased the number of Best Picture Oscar nominees from five to 10, and now it's altering the Best Pic voting process even more. Instead of simply voting for their favorite flick, members will now have to rank all 10 films, much the way they select nominees early in the process. In theory, this will ensure that the Best Picture winner will have snagged more than 50 percent of the vote ... even if it isn't No. 1 on 50 percent of the ballots. We know -- not confusing at all. [Oscars Best Picture voting details]