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Good news for fans of "The Book of Eli" and "From Hell": Sibling directors The Hughes Brothers are slated to lense the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel "Akira". I tap my chin worriedly, though I am intrigued by the idea. I also like Vanilla Coke, so go figure.

Thanks to the fine, opportunistic folks working behind-the-scenes at Sony Pictures, James Cameron's underwater epic "Pirahna II: The Spawning" will arrive on DVD this April. If you ever get the opportunity to procure Cameron's autograph, be sure to bring your copy of the film along for the ride. I'm sure he'll appreciate the joke.

Speaking of DVD release dates, E1 Entertainment has picked up North American distribution rights for director Fruit Chan's ambitious remake of Hideo Nakata's supernatural freakshow "Don't Look Up." The film stars Henry Thomas, and Kevin Corrigan, and Eli Roth. Yes, I said Eli Roth. Got a problem with that?

Anyone who has bore witness to the unsettling Asian horror anthology "Three...Extremes" should be well versed in the work of Fruit Chan. In case you've already forgotten the specifics or have yet to discover this cinematic treasure for yourself, Chan is the mastermind behind the film's most disturbing entry, namely "Dumplings." Without giving too much away, let's just say you'll always think twice about the crunchy bits buried within your order of steamed dumplings. Make of that what you will.