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- Need a sure sign that Timur Bekmambetov has become quite the busy man since making the move from Russia to Hollywood? I no longer need to look up how to spell his last name. He's been producing a lot lately, but it looks like he's finally settled on a new directorial project: an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. By my memory, this marks at least the third, relatively high-profile Frankenstein project to get the green light; the other two being Guillermo del Toro's tentative Frankenstein re-imagining and the very cool sounding monster-as-P.I. flick I, Frankenstein.
- I'm sure Tony Stark gets laid a lot in the world of Iron Man, but in the real world I'm not so sure Diesel's new Iron Man-themed limited edition cologne is going to do the trick.
- Over at indieWIRE Anne Thompson runs down a list of what is likely to be at this year's Cannes. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger are being talked about, but the most interesting of the big three is Terrence Malick's supposedly complete cut of Tree of Life.
- Magnolia Pictures has picked up Stateside distribution rights for The Extra Man, a Sundance 2010 debut directed by Shari Springer Berman based off Jonathan Ames' novel. No precise theatrical release date is set, but late July is the target.
- Vaudeville actress June Havoc has passed away at the age of 97.
- I wish I was lying when I said that I finally sold my copy of the PS3 gem LittleBigPlanet today. I seriously might consider buying it back just for the April 8th release of a DLC pack tailored for Pixar's The Incredibles (via /Film). Damn you, Media Molecule! Every time I get out, you find a way to drag me back in!
- Head over to io9 for an associate professor of physics humorous musings on what Hot Tub Time Machine nails and fails as far as time travel is concerned.
- Twitch has done martial arts fans everywhere a favor by posting the latest trailer for the Donnie Yen starring Ip Man 2. If you haven't seen the original, I highly recommend you remedy that as soon as possible. This trailer should make it clear why: