Max Landis is returning to write Chronicle 2. Because when a film makes over $105 million on a $12 million production budget, that’s what you do, you make a sequel. [source]
Dominic Cooper had to drop out of Motor City due to scheduling issues, but it looks like Jake Gyllenhaal will be stepping in to star opposite Gary Oldman and Amber Heard in the Albert Hughes directed feature, which follows a felon (Gyllenhaal) who, after being released from prison, begins tracking down the men who framed him. [source] *UPDATE* Negotiations have ended and Gyllenhaal won’t star. [source]
Jessica Lucas (“Melrose Place”) is in talks to join Fede Alvarez‘s The Evil Dead remake and join Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci. Production is due to start April in New Zealand for an April 12, 2013 release. [source]
The Weinstein Co.’s Halloween 3D will no longer open on October 26th, the current release date is TBD.
Some new trailers are on the way. Here’s a rundown of when to expect them:
- Total Recall trailer this Sunday, March 11
- Prometheus on March 17 (more info)
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 teaser trailer will debut exclusively in theaters with The Hunger Games on March 23.
Sorry, still now word on a trailer for Dark Shadows.
You can, however, watch a red band extended look at 21 Jump Street that essentially spoils every decent joke in the film. I guess that saves you some money… right?
Live online chats are apparently all the rage nowadays and there are a couple coming up over the next few days.
- 21 Jump Street – Live Chat with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on March 15th at 8:00 PM EST (more here)
- The Cabin in the Woods – Live chat with Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard on Sunday, March 11th at 1ET/noon CT (more here)
Amy Poehler is in negotiations to join her “Parks and Recreation” co-star Adam Scott in A.C.O.D. for director Stu Zicherman. Richard Jenkins, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Catherine O’Hara and Jane Lynch also star in the film which centers on a man (Scott) caught in the crosshairs of his parents’ bitter divorce for the past 20 years. It all rears up when his brother gets engaged and the parental feud blooms anew, with the details revealed in a definitive book on children of divorce. [source]