Other Tidbits From The Week Sandman Ghost Rider 2 The Lorax Priest Charlies Angels And More

Sometimes things just don’t make the main news section… it can’t be helped. Below you can find the some of the other bits of news from the world of entertaintment that have been hitting the internet in the past week.

 During a panel at the Paley Fest earlier in the week, ‘Supernatural’ creator Eric Kripke announced that the proposed TV show adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ had been shelved. Following the announcement, Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, took to Twitter to debunk the claims:

“Correction to world: The Sandman is AWAKE!. Psyched to be working with @neilhimself [Gaiman] on developing one of the greatest series ever! Sandman in any form – comics to live action – doesn’t work without @neilhimself”


 ‘Tron: Legacy’ director Joseph Kosinski’s second movie has scored a new script and name. Originally titled ‘Oblivion,’ a sci-fi actionner centering on a soldier assigned to patrol a desolate planet who meets a mysterious traveler, the movie will now be titled ‘Horizons.’ Karl Gajdusek has been brought on board to rewrite William Monahan’s script.


 Michelle Ryan, Harry Treadaway, Honor Blackman, Jack Doolan, Rasmus Hardiker, Ashley Thomas and Alan Ford have all signed on to star in ‘Cockneys vs. Zombies.’ Directed by Matthias Hoene and penned by James Moran (”Severance’), a group of bank robbers who unlock a 350-year old vault only to unleash an army of zombies. Filming in London begins this month.


 Johnny Whitworth (‘Limitless,’ ‘Empire Records’) has confirmed he’s set to play the half-demon villian, Blackout, in the upcoming ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.’ In the comics, the character has mechanically enhanced vampire-like teeth and an extreme sensitivity to sunlight. The Rider’s famous stare also won’t work on him. The actor confirms the villain 5.01 into the video.


 ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’ director Mat Whitecross is to start filming his contemporary noir thriller ‘Ashes’ this month with his cast of Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess, Luke Evans, Lesley Manville and Jodie Whittaker. The movie is being co-financed by private investor Merzbau and British group Coldplay.


 Danny Devito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle and Betty White have all signed on to Universal’s upcoming CG adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. The tale of a boy who searches for a way to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. He comes across the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.


 Another trailer for Scott Stewart’s ‘Priest’ has debuted, check it out below.


 ‘Feaks and Greeks’ creator and ‘Bridesmaids’ director Paul Feig is developing a comedic vehicle for ‘Mad Men’s John Hamm.

“[Hamm] is such a comedy nerd. He will quote lines from Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. You’re quoting something even I can’t quote! He’s always wanted to do comedy. One of the next things I’m developing a project for him to star in. I think he’s so funny. He’s like Cary Grant to me.”


 Variety reports that Brendan Fraser has signed on to star in comedic heist film ‘Whole Lotta Sole.’ Set in Northern Ireland, the movie will be directed by Terry George (‘Reservation Road,’ ‘Hotel Rwanda’) with Jay Russell (‘Ladder 49,’ ‘The Water Horse’) producing. The script, written by George and Thomas Gallagher centers on a young man robbing a fish shop in order to pay off a gambling debt; the heist goes terribly – and humorously – awry when it turns into a hostage situation. Fraser will portray the shopkeeper, who’s on the run from his gangster father-in-law.


 Sarah Jessica Parker and Marisa Tomei are in early talks to star in indie comedy ‘Married and Cheating.’ Raymond de Felitta (‘City Island’) writes and directs. Set in both New York and Paris, the movie follows three married couples as they navigate the ups and downs of their lives and deal with the ramifications of their decisions. The movie is still rounding up financing, so no deals have been made yet.


 Variety reports that Val Kilmer is to play Wyatt Earp in the indie western ‘The First Ride of Wyatt Earp.’ The film follows an elderly Earp sitting down with a reporter to reflect on the ride that made him a legend, when the young marshal rounded up a posse to track down the outlaw who mistakenly murdered the woman he loved.


 The Daily Mail have images from the set of the new ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ The series reboot stars Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Ramon Rodriguez. Robert Wagner has reportedly been offered the role for the new series, but nothing has yet been confirmed.

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 The Daily Mail again, this time for photos from the Vancouver set of ‘Underworld: New Dawn.’ Kate Beckinsale gets back to work in PVC for the third sequel in the series. After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all. More set photos can be found HERE.

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 Disney have released three more character posters for upcoming sequel ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.’ You can see the previous posters and zombie pirate concept art HERE.

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 Marvel Studio has released two more posters for ‘Thor,’ which opens April 27th. You can see the previous posters HERE

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 Courtesy of IGN, JoBlo and Cinematical we have three character posters for David Gordon Green’s ‘Your Highness,’ the hilarious new fantasy movie starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, and Zooey Deschanel.

View the redband trailer HERE

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