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Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski to fight extradition after being arrested in Switzerland, the 'Paranormal Activity' set to expand after sold-out debut, 'Meatballs' proves more appetizing than ever at the box office, and more of today's top movie headlines. Director Roman Polanski has "refused the extradition request" that would send him from Switzerland to the U.S. to face a 32-year-old criminal sex charge for having intercourse with a minor. Though France and Poland have urged Switzerland to free the legendary director, Swiss authorities have vowed to examine all evidence before making a decision. [Developing Polanski News on PopEater]

Paramount's super-low-budget horror movie 'Paranormal Activity' did eerily well at the box office this weekend, selling out late-night showings in 12 college towns. Thanks to its overwhelming opening-weekend success and the extremely positive buzz it's getting, the flick -- which cost a mere $11,000 to make and was shot in just one week -- will now expand into more markets this Friday and the weeks to come, adhering to a strict late-night-only, fright-maximizing screening policy. [L.A. Times]

Comics fans weren't exactly thrilled with the treatment that Spider-Man nemesis Venom got in 2007's 'Spider-Man 3,' but it looks like the razor-sharp-toothed villain will get a shot at redemption sooner rather than later. 'Zombieland' writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have confirmed that they recently turned in two drafts of a 'Venom' spin-off movie. So if Sony likes one of 'em, 'Venom' could be clawing its way into theaters in the next couple years. [Sc-Fi Wire]

Moviegoers sure do have an appetite for 'Meatballs.' The Sony animated flick 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' took the No. 1 spot at the box office for the second straight week, raking in $24.6 million to best the Bruce Willis actioner 'The Surrogates,' which finished second with $15 million. [PopEater]

'Machete' star and perennial Robert Rodriquez player Danny Trejo has confirmed that he'll appear in 'Predators,' Rodriguez's upcoming reboot of the franchise that kicked off in 1987 with Arnold Schwarzenegger squaring off against an invisible alien in the jungle. Rumor has it, Ahnuld may pop up in a cameo. [/Film]

Can't wait for 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' to hit DVD on Oct. 20? You can ease your pain/build your anticipation by testing your 'Transformers' knowledge with the online trivia game 'Save Optimus!' And when you play, you'll be automatically entered to win a $4,000 Lowe's gift card to re-energize your kitchen (All-Spark not required). ['Transformers' trivia game and DVD contest]