Other Tidbits From The Week EXPENDABLES 2 TRANSFORMERS 3 AMERICAN GODS WONDER WOMAN and More April 2, 2011 Its that time of the week again. It seems that Terry Gilliam’s ‘Time Bandits‘ is going to be remade. Producers Guy Collins and Michael Ryan are in talks with a Hollywood co-producer to reinvent the property as a big screen kids action franchise The Wrap reports that James Caan may be joining the cast of ‘I Hate You Dad.‘ The movie is set to star Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler. The plot revolves around a father who moves in with his son and his son’s fiancé just before they’re about to get married. ‘Expendables 2′ may not have a director or a confirmed cast, but it does have an official release date of August 2012. Now we just have to wait for the cast to start coming together… Deadline reports that Timur Bekmambetov has won a spec auction for ‘Maggie.’ Henry Hobson is set to make the movie his directorial debut, Bekmambetov will produce. “Maggie is a 16-year old girl from a town in middle America who becomes infected by a zombie.” Much the way that Danny Boyle changed the lumbering zombie stereotype by speeding up the undead in 28 Days Later, ‘Maggie‘ changes the lightning quick infection period evident in most zombie films, where victims become zombies in minutes. It will take six months for Maggie to turn, and the film tracks the transformation as she stays with her family. Filmed in “one single continuous shot” of seventy-eight minutes, ‘The Silent House‘ (‘La Casa Muda’) focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house which hides an obscure secret. The movie is set to arrive in cinemas in April. The trailer for ‘Daydream Nation‘ starring Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Josh Lucas, and Andie MacDowell. Talking to MTV, director Adam McKay gave an update on his adaptation of Garth Ennis’ ultra-violent comic-book, ‘The Boys,’ revealing he has met with a potential lead for the movie. Watch the blooper reel from the second season of ‘Parks and Recreations‘ (NSFW) Below is the official story trailer for ‘F.E.A.R. 3.’ Warner Bros. has also enlisted the help of horror director John Carpenter and ’30 Days of Night’ writer Steve Niles. Niles co-wrote the script for the game, while Carpenter “provided his expertise in crafting the in-game cinematics.” ‘F.E.A.R. 3’ will be arriving on PC, XBOX 360 and PS3 May 27th. ‘Portal 2’ – The Importance of Trust Trailer. Hitting PC, XBOX and PS3 April 21st. Neil Gaiman’s novel ‘American Gods‘ is on its wayy to the big screen. Gaiman said: “I’m going to be having a meeting in LA with the people that the film rights have been sold to. I’m going to be talking to them, find out where they’re going and if there’s any way that I can help.” “There is one cinematographer and director on board who has many, many Oscars and is I think is a genius, and I love the fact that he fell in love with this about six or seven years ago and has not given up and just kept coming back and kept coming back.” Chase Palmer has been hired to adapt ‘The Search for WondLa.’ The adventure book was created by ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ author Tony DiTerlizzi. “Set in a future world where the earth is a hibernation state due to environmental abuse, the story follows a girl who is believed to be the only remaining human inhabitant. When her underground sanctuary is destroyed, she must go on a journey accompanied by her robot caretaker and an alien to see if any other humans exist.” ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ director David Yates is being eyed to direct a biopic of Al Capone for Warner Bros. The movie titled ‘Cicero‘ focuses on Al Capone’s rise to power moving from the slums of Brooklyn to the top of the food chain in prohibition-era Chicago. Talking at the Jameson Empire Awards, director Neil Marshall (‘Centurion,’ ‘Dog Soldiers’) revealed he is writing a World War II alien invasion movie. Joe Cornish’s directorial debut, ‘Attack the Block,’ may be getting subtitles when its released in North America. THR reports that the average American may not be able to understand the British slang and heavily accented cast. David O. Russell is in talks to helm a biopic about Russ Meyer, the man behind such exploitation films as ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’ and ‘Supervixens.’ Lars von Trier (‘Antichrist,’ ‘Dogville’) tells Screen Daily that he is considering directing a film about “a woman who discovers her eroticism.” The working title is ‘The Nymphomaniac.’ Gilberto Sanchez has pleaded guilty to felony copyright infringement for uploading an unfinished copy of 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘ a month before its May 2009 release. THR reports that Sanchez pled guilty at a March 14th hearing in federal court and he is to be sentenced on September 19th by U.S. District Judge Margaret Morrow. The New York-based glass installer and musician faces up to three years in jail and a €175,630 fine (or twice the gross gain or loss attributable to the offense). “The federal governmnet takes movie piracy very seriously,” assistant U.S. attorney Lisa Feldman tells us. “The fact that we prosecuted this case demonstrates the government’s effort to work with the entertainment industry in combatting such intellectual property crimes.” Wolverine grossed €262 million worldwide for 20th Century Fox. ‘The Seventh Son‘ already has Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges on board to lend their considerable talents, now the movie just needs to find it’s young leads. Sam Claflin (‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’), Caleb Landry-Jones (Banshee in ‘X-Men: First Class’) and James Frecheville (‘Animal Kingdom’) are testing for the lead role, while Imogen Poots (‘Solitary Man’), Felicity Jones (‘Like Crazy’), Alicia Vikander, Gabrielle Wild and Dianna Agron (‘Glee,’ ‘I Am Number Four’) are up for the female lead. Aussie horror filmmaker Greg Mclean (‘Wolf Creek,’ ‘Rogue’) is set to direct ‘6 Miranda Drive,’ a movie that focuses on a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from vacation. The evil presence feeds off their fears and secrets. Amber Heard has taken to Facebook to do some early promotion for her new show, ‘Playboy.’ The actress posted a picture of herself in the bunny outfit she’ll be wearing in the upcoming NBC drama. Three new images from ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon.‘ Click for larger versions It seems that NBC has listened to fans and have made some alterations to Adrianne Palicki’s ‘Wonder Woman‘ costume. The PVC pants are gone, replaced with yoga pants, the bright red lipstick has been toned down, and the superheroine’s blue boots are now red. Click for larger version Eight more character posters for Marvel’s ‘Thor‘ have arrived online. Click for larger versions Marvel has released a new image from ‘Captain America: The First Avenger‘ along with two behind the scenes photos. Click for larger versions You can catch up with last weeks tibits HERE.