Guillermo del Toro sure has been in the news lately, what with his decision to leave 'The Hobbit,' then letting it be known that he was working on 'The Haunted Mansion' and a new version of 'Frankenstein.' Now, according to Deadline Hollywood, he'll next direct 'At the Mountains of Madness,' an adaptation of the HP Lovecraft tale about a scientific expedition to the South Pole in the 1930s that awakens evil life forms that hold the key to humankind's evolution. The kicker to the deal: James Cameron will produce in 3D. According to the report, the film will begin pre-production in the next few weeks, and shoot next summer for Universal.
And the vampires keep coming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Richard Lewis has come onboard 'Vamps,' a romantic horror comedy about New York socialite vampires whose freewheeling lifestyles and immortality get tripped up when blood is pumped into their romantic lives. The project stars Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter as the vamps, with Sigourney Weaver as the queen vampire; Lewis will play a former student activist who works as an ACLU lawyer. Principal photography on the film, written and directed by Amy Heckerling ('Clueless'), begins next month in Detroit.
'Get Him to the Greek" star Russell Brand may be making a gigantic, 360 degree turn -- from an out-of-control rock star to a swashbuckling hero, according to a report at TheWrap. He's currently in negotiations to star in 20th Century Fox's action-comedy 'Hawkwood,' about real-life swashbuckler John Hawkwood, a morally challenged but gifted swordsman who was paid to lead various European armies during the Renaissance wars. The project was just picked up by the studio; Brand would also produce.