- More Star Wars, more minimalism. We can't ever get enough of either. For a look at these Andy Helms-designed posters larger and to see the Return of the Jedi one, head over to Laughing Squid.

- Olivia Thirlby is the next to be cast in the latest adaptation of Judge Dredd, which already stars Karl Urban as the futuristic action hero. Thirlby will play Cassandra Anderson, a "telepathic rookie who shadows Dredd," according to Variety.

- I love that Marvel's film of The Runaways comics is now apparently titled Small Faces. So instead of being confused with a band biopic that's already been made, it will be confused with a band biopic I wish would be made. Or it will be confused with an underrated Scottish film from the mid-90s. In any event, it's an odd change.

- Like Glee? Did you enjoy Minnie Driver's singing in The Phantom of the Opera (among other soundtracks)? Then the '70s, UK-set musical Hunky Dory is possibly for you. And it might even give Julie Taymor some competition since it involves a high school production of Shakespeare's The Tempest featuring covers of ELO, David Bowie, Nick Drake and the Beach Boys. Both a producer and musical director from Billy Elliot are involved, so we can expect this to turn out well.

- Speaking of Billy Elliot, I'm always down to share some Jamie Bell casting news. This one is for Asger Leth's crime film Man on a Ledge, in which he'll play Sam Worthington's jewel thief brother. Anthony Mackie could also join as the ex-partner of Worthington, a disgraced cop, while Amy Adams is said to be sought for the role of a psychiatrist who falls for Worthington's character after talking him off a ledge.

- Dean King's non-fiction best-seller Skeletons on the Zahara, about a dozen shipwrecked American sailors made to trek cross the desert and then forced into slavery in 1815, is being adapted by Public Enemies scribe Ronan Bennett. The survival tale sounds like it could make for an old-fashioned-style drama. I'm kind of surprised the story hasn't been told on film before actually.

- A statistician has determined that winning an Oscar means longer life for a person. Film Drunk has subsequently determined that Meryl Streep will live forever. Ah, but she only holds the record for most nominations and has only won twice. Surely Alan Menken is the true immortal.

- Aren't we done with the Inception parodies yet? I don't even understand the following two and so can't decide if they're awful or not.