Sunday, February 19, 2012

Movie News Weekly Digest

Anomalous Material gives us some unique choices in the top 10 most romantic movies ever.

Buzzfeed has chronicled every sentence Bart Simpson has ever had to copy on the blackboard.

The Film Society Lincoln Center has a one hour conversation with Gary Oldman up on their blog.


Not only will Michael Bay helm the next Transformers film, it will be a reboot! (Head meets wall.)

Michael Mann will direct The Big Stone Grid which follows two hardened cops.

Steven Spielberg has confirmed that Peter Jackson will direct the Tintin sequel.

Andrew Stanton has plans for a series of John Carter sequels. Not sure he's going to have to worry about that...

NBC has ordered a 13 episode run of Hannibal based on the characters from Thomas Harris' series of books and the subsequent movies.

Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) is in talks to direct a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

Peter Berg says the Friday Night Lights movie script is near completion.

sequel to I Am Legend has been pieced together, though it remains to be seen if Will Smith will join the production.

Disney will adapt another Michael Lewis sports-related book into a film with Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life.

Josh Trank isn't sure about whether or not he'll do a Chronicle sequel.

The writer of the next X-Men film says it will focus on the development of Magneto

Tom Hiddleston and Anna Paquin have signed on for Black Wings Has My Angel, a noir film produced by Elijah Wood.

Gillian Jacobs (Community) has joined the cast of Steve Carell's Burt Wonderstone.

Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid have been added to the cast of Switch, the Jackie Brown prequel.

Gael Garcia Bernal will play Zorro in a futuristic adaptation of the masked hero.

Jamie Blackley will play the lead in the 300 sequel.

Michael Fassbender will star in Irish Myths.

Kyle Chandler has joined Kathryn Bigelow's next project concerning the hunt for Osama bin Laden. 

Mattel is finally making hover boards available. Just don't use try to use one over water.

Dan Aykroyd has threatened to replace Bill Murray in Ghostbusters 3 if Murray doesn't sign on. Let it go, Dan.

The Vow took in a record Valentine's Day total of $11.3 million.

The Academy Awards will not feature The Muppets singing but Kermit and Miss Piggy will present an award.

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