- Dustin Lance Black, who recently won an Oscar for his Milk script, will write and direct an adaptation of Mike Richardson's graphic novel 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man for Warner Brothers.

- Uma Thurman is now a crime fighter. The New York Post believes the Kill Bill star was the unidentified actress who helped get celebrity money manager Kenneth Starr arrested for stealing money from the likes of Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone and Annie Leibovitz.

- And speaking of celebs and crime, Charlie Sheen will probably go to jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge filed by his wife. Sadly it will probably be a super fancy celeb prison, thus thwarting legions of prison-themed Two and a Half Men jokes.


- Brian Atene Auditions (brilliantly) for Stanley Kubrick. This is an oldie (Cinematical actually first shared it four years ago), but still worthy of a repost. I would have hired him.



- Blu-ray adoption is on track in the United States, but around the world its consumer attachment rates are falling short of expectations. HD DVD wouldn't have had this problem, I'm just sayin'...

- Renee Zellweger has acquired the rights to adapt Brantly Martin's novel Pillage for the big screen. The actress will stay aboard as a producer while John Krokidas will both write and direct the story about two Manhattanites in search of the perfect party.

- Though I was a huge fan of Veronica Mars the series, I never really wanted a film version to get the green light. The Things that hurt the third (and final) season of the superb show about a high school private detective (Kristen Bell) were studio-led mandates, script re-writes, and budget cuts. I'd just hate to see all involved go through that again, which is why it's kind of a relief to me that Joel Silver confirms the film will probably never happen.