Emile Hirsch prepares to dip his toes into the genre pool as he signs on for "The Darkest Hour". The movie, an all new alien invasion thriller from Chris Gorak, begins filming in Russia this summer.
Dennis Iliadis, director of last year's "Last House on the Left" remake, has decided to undertake the daunting task of directing Keanu Reeves in "Jekyll", a modern retelling of the classic tale.
In Real People News:
A South African policeman faces trial this week for shooting four men in a bar bathroom in 2008. When entering the restroom, shots were fired as the men argued over penis size at the urinals.
A building collapse at Swedens premiere rabbit show causes a host of new species of rabbits. When trapped in the wreckage, acquired the rights to the Toxic Avenger. They have planned a staggering four films, an animated TV series and comic books as well as they prepare to relaunch Toxie as a new 'green' super hero for today's environmentally conscious world.
The big screen adaptation of video game hit Gears of War hits development snags. With the budget cuts and Len Wiseman leaving the team, the writers are now reshaping the film's plot for something more mundane.
AMC's "The Walking Dead" has found its leading man as they have cast Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. Hailing from the UK, you may recognize Lincoln from his roles in "Love Actually" or the series "Strike Back". Or, you may be like me and never heard of him at all! That's not a bad thing though.
If you're shopping for a present for that hard to shop for relative, you might want to contact Ross Talor. He'll be happy to whip you up a cane made out of Bull penis. Warning: If given to a male friend or relative, feelings of inadequacy are inevitable.
On this day in history:
1970 - The X-rated movie Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for Best Picture.
With "Hot Tub Time Machine" being a moderate success, director Steve Pink is taking aim at a horror comedy for his next project. "The Werewolves of Reseda" will chronicle the suburban lives of werewolves and how it makes their lives better.
According to Production Weekly, "Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov will be tackling a classic as he has signed on to direct "The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein". A recent novel by Peter Ackroyd, the story tells of the days when Victor Frankenstein meets the lovely poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
We all know now that AMC is working on a "Walking Dead" pilot with director Frank Darabont. What we don't know is who is going to play the show's pivotal lead character Rick Grimes. There has been little speculation up until now, but sources reveal that Johny Lee Miller is currently a front runner for the role.
With MTV canceling the long running and factual portrayal "The Hills", Heidi Montag has set her sights on Hollywood to continue funding her plastic surgery addiction. Next on her slate of plans is writing the world's first 3D beach comedy about a killer shark that she fights off with her 3D DDD sized boobs. I'm not making this up.
The Syfy channel sets its sights high this summer as they plan the release of a new series, "Haven". Based on the Stephen King novella "The Colorado Kid", a tale of a FBI agent visiting Haven, Maine to discover that the entire town is an enclave that serves as refuge for people suffering from supernatural abilities. The show will star Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour.
An Indiana man walks into his local grocery store and begins attacking the hamburger patches with a large hunting knife, then covering the meat with dog food. When finally subdued, Anthony Coffman admits that he committed the act because God told him to save the girls from beef.
On this day in history:
1979 - A U.S. House of Representatives committee report finds that John F. Kennedy's assassination was the result of a conspiracy.
80 year old Betty Oosterhouse has become the front runner in the "Bad Ass of the Year Contest". Suffering from having her teeth knocked out, her jaw broken, and knife held to her throat, the octogenarian managed to escape from her captor and flee to safety. When told that she would be let go if she gave up her PIN numbers Betty answered with "You'll have to kill me first".
Comic book fans have been a twitter over the announcement of Frank Darabont directing a series for AMC entitled "The Walking Dead". Ready to be a little more excited? Coming Attractions has gotten their hands on an early copy of the script and it's looking pretty good so far!
In a move deemed "smart" by absolutely no one, Lions Gate has exercised an option in Kevin Gruetert's contract forcing him to direct "Saw VII: 3D", the followup to his film "Saw VI". It was announced last week that he would be helming "Paranormal Activity 2", which apparently didn't sit well with LG, so they're officially going home and taking their toys with them.
If the punks on their skateboards and the hippies playing drums weren't enough to work your nerves, now you've gotta look out for the people having simulated sex with trees whenever you go to the park. I believe I'll be staying inside today.
On this day in history:
1793: The King of France, Louis XVI, is guillotined at age 39.