CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical

- Forget watching 'Dawn of the Dead' for tips on how to survive the inevitable zombiepocalypse, it's all about LEGO zombie-killing vehicles.

- Less than 48 hours after the rumor hit, representatives for both Warner Bros. and Robert Zemeckis are denying that the 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' director will be directing a remake of 'The Wizard of Oz' based on the film's original screenplay.

- Empire has confirmed a few more voice talents for Pixar' 'Cars 2': Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Peter Jacobson and Thomas Kretschmann will all be lending their talents to John Lasseter and Brad Lewis' film.

- Good news everybody! Howard Shore will reunited with Peter Jackson to provide the score for 'The Hobbit.'

- Disney is hoping to turn the 'Hovercar' series of young-adult novels into a film franchise with the box office and merchandising potential of 'Tron: Legacy.' The first film, which was originally brought to the studio six years ago, would focus on a hovercar racer who moonlights as a high-speed escort for government informants.

- Denis Leary is currently fine tuning the details of his contract, but if everything works out he'll soon be joining the new 'Spider-Man' film as police captain George Stacy, father of Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy.


- Big thanks to /Film for sharing 'Harry Potter and the Summer School Spectre,' an 8-bit choose-your-own-adventure series on YouTube. It's worth clicking just to hear what John Williams' score would have sounded like coming off of an NES cartridge:



- Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' hits another speed bump as Robert Downey Jr. drops out of the film about an astronaut stranded in space after a repair mission goes awry. Sandra Bullock is still in talks to star as said astronaut, however, so hopefully that keeps production on track. It would be a shame if fans lost out on another sci-fi film from the man who directed 'Children of Men.' As for Downey Jr., he is now in talks to come aboard an adaptation of 'How to Talk to Girls' as both a star and producer.

- 'Apollo 18,' the Timur Bekmambetov-produced mockumentary about NASA's covert space missions, has replaced director Trevor Caewood with Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. The reasons for the change are unclear, but given that The Weinstein Company are rushing toward a March 4, 2011 release date, it most likely has to do with getting things done on time.

- Larry Blamire is doing what he said he'd never do and making another 'The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra' sequel called 'The Lost Skeleton Walks Among Us.'

- Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire,' a spy-revenge film that The Playlist relates as "if Alfred Hitchcock made a Pam Grier movie," is now set for an April 22, 2011 release. MMA fighter Gina Carano stars in the film alongside Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton and Michael Angarano.

- 'Iron Sky,' the long awaited film about Nazis who secretly colonized the dark side of the moon, has finally begun filming!