CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical


- In an interview segment that will be airing this Friday, J.K. Rowling tells Oprah that she could easily write three more Harry Potter books. Granted she's not saying that she will, but considering that after 'Deathly Hallows' was finished Rowling said she was done with that portion of the Potter-verse, it does seem like she's softening on the idea. [via Vulture]

- According to the site BleedingCool, Matthew Vaughn's 'X-Men: First Class' will contain the Polish prison camp scene that brilliantly opened Bryan Singer's 'X-Men' film. Their sources tell them that the sequence is being painstakingly constructed from reference materials so as to be a shot-for-shot recreation and not a simple homage.

- Despite 2-D having long been the party line, there should be zero surprise that Peter Jackson will be shooting both 'Hobbit' films in 3-D. The NY Times' Media Decoder blog also has the current release date for the film as December 19, 2012.

- Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' has landed at Twentieth Century Fox as a 3-D feature with a $69 million budget. Variety reports it was a "bloody bidding war", but instead of citing any dollar figures as Fox' trump card, it appears they won Bekmambetov's hearty by simply putting on a good show during the sales pitch.

- 'Just Cause', Avalanche Studios' action-packed video game, has been optioned for the big screen by Eric Eisner's L+E Pictures. 'Turistas' screenwriter Michael Ross has taken up scripting duties.