CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical
- The British poster for 'Paul,' which finds Simon Pegg and Nick Frost discovering an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) while on a geeky road trip, has been spotted in the wild. [via Joblo]

- As was the case with 'Iron Man 2,' the rest of the world will be getting 'Thor' about a week earlier than the United States will be. The only market opening it on May 6 is North America; Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe all get it on or around April 28.

- Don Coscarelli's adaptation of David Wong's 'John Dies at the End' has just cast Doug Jones, Glynn Turman, Daniel Roebuck and Angus Scrimm. Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown were already cast in the film about two guys who inadvertently open a portal to other, horrifying dimensions.

- Anchor Bay has picked up North American rights to Toei Films' 3-D conversion of the cult Japanese film 'Battle Royale' as well as 'Battle Royale 2.' Though currently undated, the plan is to release the former in 2011.

- The feature length version of 'Pixels,' Patrick Jean's short that sees New York City destroyed by '80s game icons, has found a writer in the form of long-time Happy Madison collaborator Tim Herlihy. This is no surprise considering Adam Sandler's Happy Madison are producing the film and Herlihy wrote 'Billy Madison,' 'Happy Gilmore,' and over a half-dozen more of Sandler's comedies. If you haven't seen 'Pixels,' do check it out:


- And speaking of the intermingling of video games and movies, check out the trailer for 'L.A. Noire,' the long-awaited title from Rockstar Games.


- Gerard Butler's production shingle, Evil Twins, is being sued by Evil Twin Prods. Apparently the latter, which has been around since '96, is getting tired of being mistakenly called by people looking to reach Butler's outfit.

- A new production pact between organizations representing Hollywood and Bollywood has been signed in order to enhance the working relationship between the two industries. This means that more Indian productions will begin setting up shop in L.A. and vice-versa.

- The latest film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre,' starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench looks decisively more sinister than expected: