CATEGORIES Movie News'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane's first live-action film, 'Ted,' is coming together nicely with the recent addition to the production of Patrick Warburton, a long-time member of the 'Family Guy' voice cast. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as John, a man who wishes his childhood Teddy bar would come to life -- and when it does, it turns into a pot smoking, booze-swilling slacker who gets in the way of John's relationship with his girlfriend, played by Mila Kunis. MacFarlane will voice the CGI-Ted. Warburton will play Guy, a sexually confused co-worker at the Enterprise Rent-a-Car front office where John works. According to Deadline, MacFarlane wanted Warburton for the role long before this casting; in the script, when Guy is first introduced, the character is described as "a burly Patrick Warburton type." Giovanni Ribisi and Joel McHale are also in the film, which sounds to us like 'Calvin and Hobbes' meets 'Chucky.'
The Ouija pointer is moving to "yes." Universal has picked Disney direct-to-video animation veteran Evan Spiliotopoulos to work on the script for 'Ouija,' Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes' take on the Hasbro board game. McG is will direct the movie, which is described as a supernatural adventure centering around a family, with influences from 'The Mummy' and 'Indiana Jones,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. Spiliotopoulos' credits include 'The Lion King 1 1/2,' 'Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie,' 'The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning' and 'Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,' among other family features.
Rosemarie DeWitt, John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby are in talks to headline 'Nobody Walks,' an indie drama that follows a Los Angeles family who invite a young, charismatic artist into their home, only to find her disrupting their lives. The film, directed by Ry Russo-Young ('You Won't Miss Me'), is scheduled to begin production in late May in Los Angeles. [Variety]
And we close Early Edition by calling your attention to "Disney Princesses 'Objectified'," a series of drawings that transpose -- what else -- Disney princesses into household objects. These are weird, off-the-wall renderings that are clearly the dark side of the household objects that inhabited 'Beauty and the Beast.' Check them out at BuzzFeed.