- Iron Man and Cowboys and Aliens screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will be adapting James Patterson's Maximum Ride for Universal. Catherine Hardwicke is still attached to direct (the book was previously set up at Columbia Pictures, who allowed their option to lapse). If you were wondering why the Twilight director is attached, it probably has to do with Patterson's young-adult book being about part bird people versus part wolf people. I am not kidding.

- Paramount has given the green light to a third installment of The Ring, this time in 3D! Because that's what we all want. David Loucka will be writing the script. No word on whether or not Naomi Watts or Gore Verbinksi will be returning, but I'm betting they'll steer clear.

- Brad Fuller gives Bloody Disgusting a run down on their current slate of films. The Monster Squad remake is "all systems go". The Birds is still up in the air. The Butcherhouse Chronicles, despite a "great script", has stalled. Their movie adaptation of a Ouija board is currently under development, but it's no longer a horror film, but a "big action-adventure" movie.


- Unsurprising news of the day: the writers of Sherlock Holmes 2 are open to the film being in 3D.

- Ricardo De Montreuil's short sci-fi film The Raven has, according to Latino Review, already earned the Peruvian director several calls from Hollywood studios wanting to turn it into a future film. Once again YouTube launches a career.



- It's been months since I first saw the trailer for Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D attached to Avatar, so I can't recall if this is that exact same trailer or not, but it certainly has the same effect. Please stick to the release date this time, Weinsteins. My heart can't take another shuffling.




- Yahoo! Movies has the new (and great) green band trailer for George Romero's Survival of the Dead, which for my money is better than both Land of and Diary of. You can catch it via various On-Demand services starting April 30th, but if you can wait a month, Magnet will be giving it a limited theatrical run as well.