• James Franco is reportedly in talks to star as Kaneda in the live-action, Hughes Brothers–directed 'Akira' remake.

  • Bryan Singer's 'Jack the Giant Killer' has found its lead in Nicholas Hoult ('About a Boy,' 'X-Men: First Class').


  • Speaking of Latino Review, El Mayimbe also tells us that Matthew Michael Carnahan ('State of Play') has been hired to write the screenplay for the Tony Scott–directed adaptation of Mark Millar's comic 'Nemesis.' (Pictured above.)

  • Further speaking of L.R., they tell us the screenwriters behind 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, have already been hired by Marvel to write 'Captain America 2.'

  • 'A Horrible Way to Die' Director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett will reunite for 'You're Next,' a home invasion horror movie starring AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, James Ransome and Ti West.

  • Here's the NSFW (for language) 'Captain America' trailer the Superbowl couldn't show:




  • Yesterday brought news that DreamWorks plans to make a movie about Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle solving a serial killer case in 1920s. This was a surprise to executives at Syfy, who also plan on making 'Among the Spirits,' a TV show about Houdini and Doyle solving mysteries.

  • A New Zealand news site is hosting the full video from the recent 'The Hobbit' press conference.

  • 'Strippers vs. Werewolves' will soon be a real movie, and it will star 'Hostel' vixen Barbara Nedeljakova.

  • Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur,' a hit this year at Sundance, has just been picked up for U.S. distro by Strand Releasing.

  • The creative team behind 'Bodyguards and Assassins' is reuniting for another big-budget (by Chinese industry standards) martial arts blockbuster called 'The Flying Guillotines.'

  • Presented without comment, the trailer for 'The Return of Uncle Benon':