- Fans of animatronic puppets should keep a new Swedish film from director Thobias Hoffmen called We R Animals on their radar. If you head right here you can see more eye-catching stills from the film currently in its proof-of-concept phase. Here's hoping Hoffmen gets everything he needs to make it-- I am dying to know the context of the picture above.

- After being the leading name for a few weeks now, Robert Schwentke has signed a deal to direct R.I.P.D. for Universal. Ryan Reynolds is still set to star in the adaptation of the Dark Horse comic about undead police officers.

- James Franco's SNL documentary, Saturday Night, which I found to be as funny as it is insightful, has finally been picked up by a distributor for release. Oscilloscope will be putting the film in theaters February 2011.

- The already interesting cast of Peter Berg's Battleship just got a little more eclectic: it looks like Liam Neeson will be playing the Admiral of the titular ship.

- Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have finished the first draft of the script for Zombieland 2. Original director Rueben Fleischer insits he thinks it's going to be amazing despite the fact that he's apparently in no rush to make it his next film.

- Fun fact: Academy Award winners live, on average, three years longer than their runner-ups.

- Take a trip into...the mind of M. Night Shyamalan! [Via MovieViral]