- Just a heads up: 'Back to the Future: The Game,' developed by the great Telltale Games, will be released for PC and Mac on December 22nd.

- Bret McKenzie, one half of 'Flight of the Conchords,' is serving as the music supervisor on the new 'Muppet Movie,' and has even written several songs for the film. [via The Playlist]

- Two scripts from this year's Black List have just received financing: 'What Happened to Monday?,' a sci-fi film about a future with a "one child" policy, and 'Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies,' a 'Goonies'-style adventure film about a boy scout troop that tries to save a girl scout troop from zombies.

- Platinum Dunes' 'Ouija' board movie will not be, according to the writers, a scary movie: "No. It's 'Indiana Jones' -- that kind of tone. It's a big adventure movie."

- If you were disappointed by Ving Rhames' lack of screen time in 'Piranha 3D,' you'll be happy to know that the writers of 'Piranha 3DD' (Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan) are busy trying to find a feasible way to write him into the sequel.

- Video test footage of the aborted suit design for Tim Burton's 'Superman Lives' movie has emerged online and it looks ... it looks like it's a good thing it was aborted. Very interesting work, just very wrong for the Man of Steel:



- Gwyneth Paltrow has been officially offered a role in Adam Shankman's ('Hairspray') feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical, 'Rock of Ages.' Tom Cruise is reportedly also in talks to join the project.

- Zac Efron, Halle Berry and Sarah Jessica Parker are the latest actors to join Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vergara in 'New Years Eve,' Garry Marshall's ensemble drama/romance/comedy about the intersecting lives of New Yorkers on the last night of the year.

- Alex Cox' 'Repo Chick,' a spiritual sequel to 'Repo Man,' will open in NY and LA starting on January 14th before hitting Blu-ray and DVD on February 8th.

- MovieViral.com does a good job of digging into the viral marketing that has begun to emerge for the Weinstein Company's 'Apollo 18.'

- Quick note that Summit will be releasing 'The Beaver' in select cities on March 23rd before expanding wide on April 8.

- Hayao Miyazaki's son, Goro Miyazaki, will next direct an adaptation of the manga 'Kokuriko-Zaka Kara' for Studio Ghibli.

- Finally, here's Matthew Shapiro's annual look back at the year in movies: 2010: The Cinescape