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GK Films -- the production company behind 'The Town,' 'The Tourist' and 'Rango,' as well as the upcoming 'Dark Shadows' and Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' -- is tackling a graphic novel adaptation by picking up the film rights to 'The Vault,' an Image comic book written by Sam Sarkar, an executive at Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company (which has a deal with GK). According to The Hollywood Reporter, the underwater sci-fi story centers on a group of divers who, off the coast of Nova Scotia, uncover a sarcophagus with unusual remains and inadvertently unleash an ancient evil. Vault is a three-issue mini-series with the first issue hitting stores this week.

Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried are in negotiations to join the cast of Louis Leterrier's 'Now You See Me,' a heist film starring Jesse Eisenberg and Melanie Laurent. According to Variety, the story pits a team of FBI agents in a game of cat and mouse against a squad of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. Ruffalo would play the main FBI agent and Seyfried would play a technician who helps the illusionists with their props. Summit Entertainment is releasing the film.

Irish director Brian Kirk is in talks to direct 'Thor 2,' with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as the hammer-wielding superhero. Kirk is coming off a successful directing stint on HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' where he handled kings, queens, knights and renegades in the complicated plots based on the novels by George R.R. Martin. According to Variety, that work will serve him well with the 'Thor' sequel, which is expected to feature a large cast of Aasgardians and creatures in the Norse mythology-set world. The Marvel-Disney film is scheduled for release on July 26, 2013.

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Benjamin Walker is cast as the Archangel Michael in Alex Proyas' 'Paradise Lost' [full story]

Despite a flurry of rumors, Michael Patrick King is not doing a 'Sex and the City' prequel. [full story]

'The Three Musketeers' to open Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 22. [full story]

Check out the new international poster for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. [full story]

First images from Bobcat Goldthwait's new dark comedy, 'God Bless America.' [full story]

There's a new clip from 'What's Your Number?' with Anna Faris and Chris Evans. [Check it out]