CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical

- Derek Eads creates a lot of cool movie/pop culture art, such as a collection of the various characters of Gary Oldman.

- Jonah Nolan's (brother of Christopher Nolan) script about the Great Chicago Fire, titled 'Hell and Gone' is being set up at Warner Bros. with director J Blakeson ('The Disappearance of Alice Creed'). Heat Vision is calling it a "'Titanic'-like historical tragedy and love story."

- Warner Bros. has decided to acknowledge 'Veronica Mars' fans by creating an official e-mail address to contact when petitioning for a 'Veronica Mars' movie. In unreleated news, Warner Bros. have just created an email address they will never, ever read.

- According to Bloody-Disgusting, Morgan Freeman is "circling" the role of the bad guy (simply called The Colonel, as he is the head of the secret government project at the heart of the story) in the Hughes' brothers' live-action 'Akira.' Here's to hoping he ends up looking exactly like he does in 'Dreamcatcher.'

- Pajiba's regular (and mostly reliable) studio insider has informed them that Mark Protosevich's script for an 'Old Boy' remake has been well received by the studio who will soon start bringing it around to the likes of Steven Spielberg (who was once a producer on the project), Matthew Vaughn and Danny Boyle. [via FSR]

- I can't believe the President hasn't seen 'Rocky': [via MovieViral]



- Disney is looking to pick up Ahmet Zappa and Michael Wilson's spec script 'Tiki,' which is being described as a family adventure set in Hawaii. The studio insists that the pair's script is not based on the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland.

- Camilla Belle and Ryan Kwanten are set to star in 'Zebras' for director Bruce Beresford ('Driving Miss Daisy'). The film will tell the true story of a South African music producer who assembled a successful team of talented black and white soccer players out of kids from South African ghettos.

- 'Shadow Dancer,' the new film from 'Man on Wire' director James Marsh, is looking to cast The Town's 'Rebecca Hall' in the role of an IRA terrorist turned MI5 informant. Tom Bradby adapted the script from his own novel of the same name.

- Ian McKellen gives a great retelling of what it was like filming the "You shall not pass!" scene in 'Lord of the Rings' :