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Disney brings 'Winnie the Pooh' back for his first new big-screen adventure in 32 years, Will Smith and co. return for 'Hancock 2,' Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler power up for the superhero comedy 'Super,' and more of today's top movie headlines. Disney is bringing A.A. Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' back to theaters, giving the honey-loving bear, Piglet and pals their first new big-screen adventure since 1977. Producer John Lasseter and co-directors Stephen Anderson and Don Hall made the announcement in London yesterday, showcasing new artwork for the film and pledging to honor Disney's classic animations (as well as make a film that appeals to both children and adults). The movie is set to hit the silver screen in spring 2010. [RottenTomatoes.com]


We already knew that 'Hancock 2' had hired writers, and now it appears that it has its director and its star power as well. Peter Berg has revealed that, although there are no firm deals in place, he is attached to return as director, Will Smith and Charlize Theron will reprise their roles as superhuman beings, and Jason Bateman will return as Theron's non-superman hubby for the sequel. [Variety]


Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler are set to star in 'Slither' filmmaker James Gunn's superhero send-up 'Super.' The film follows an average guy (Wilson) whose wife (Tyler) leaves him for a drug dealer, prompting him to assume the pseudo-superhero alter-ego of the Crimson Bolt. Possessing no discernible superpowers of his own, he brings the pain to bad guys with his trusty wrench. [Variety]


Bring on 'The Big Lebowski' reunion. "The Dude" himself, Jeff Bridges, is in talks to reunite with 'Lebowski' directors Joel and Ethan Coen for their remake of the 1969 John Wayne film 'True Grit' (for which Wayne won an Oscar). The film follows a 14-year-old girl who joins an aging U.S. marshal (Bridges) as he hunts down the man who murdered her father. [Variety]


Josh Hartnett has signed on to star in the futuristic revenge flick 'Gunslinger.' Set in the not-too-distant future, the movie centers on two brothers who set out across a snowy, desolate, post-apocalyptic America to hunt down and kill the gang that murdered their parents. [Variety]


'True Blood' star Sam Trammell has joined Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks and Laura Linney in 'The Details,' a dark comedy about the chaos that ensues when a married couple (Maguire and Banks)clash over how to handle a raccoon infestation. [Variety]


Lauren Bacall, Gordon Willis, director Roger Corman and producer John Calley will receive awards at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' inaugural Governors Awards event on Nov. 14. Calley will receive the Irving G. Thalbergh Memorial Award, while Bacall, Corman and Willis will be presented with honorary Oscars. [The Hollywood Reporter]


The trailer for the eagerly anticipated concert documentary 'Michael Jackson's This Is It' will debut at this Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The doc, which is culled from 100 hours of footage of the King of Pop rehearsing for a tourn that never was, hits theaters worldwide on Oct. 28. [The Hollywood Reporter]