‘Dumb and Dumber 2’ On the Way, ‘Host’ New Look, ‘Staff Meeting: The Movie’ and an ‘Ender’s Game’ Set Pic

Saoirse Ronan in The Host

Saoirse Ronan in The Host
Photo: Open Road Films

Open Road sent over the above new look at Saoirse Ronan in The Host, the new alien body snatcher story based on the best-selling novel by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer. You can get a slightly larger look here.

It looks like Dumb and Dumber 2 is a go as Peter Farrelly revealed at the junket for The Three Stooges that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return to reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne with production to begin in September. Plot details have not been revealed. [source]

Paris Hilton will have a cameo in Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring, most likely playing herself as one of the celebrities that saw their home broken into by the titular group of Hollywood thieves. [source]

Roland Emmerich is in talks to direct White House Down at Columbia Pictures from a script by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man). The script was purchased for a record $3 million and focuses on a paramilitary takeover of the White House and is being compared to Die Hard. [source]

The Weinstein Co. recently took Halloween 3-D off the release schedule and it is now being reported that Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is in talks to take the producing reigns and it is expected it won’t be in 3-D. Platinum Dunes was previously responsible for rebooting horror franchises including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street. [source]

Enders Game set pictureThe upcoming adaptation Ender’s Game has a production blog on which producer Roberto Orci just posted the image to the right along with the following note:

If you think regular school is tough, try it in a rotating space station. And by the way, do you have a hall pass for hall number 0058? Because if you don’t, you could end up scrubbing the showers. When you first arrive at Battle School, all you perceive is its utility, its functionality… that is until you enter the BATTLE ROOM, where there is no up, no down, and ZERO G’s. Movie making can become overly reliant on digital worlds, and nothing can replace a well-built set that you can see and touch and stand in the middle of, fooling you into thinking you are really there. Enjoy this small taste of Ender’s big world. We’ll see a lot more in the weeks to come.

The film is set to hit theaters on March 15, 2013. [source]

A sequel to the Daniel Radcliffe-starrer The Woman in Black is getting underway alongside “Woman in Black” author Susan Hill. Jon Croker will begin work on a script for The Woman In Black: Angels of Death, which will continue the tale of the character created by Hill, 40 years later with a focus on a couple and the experience they have when they encounter the same eerie house. [source]

Ashton Kutcher has apparently been cast in the title role in Jobs, a biopic on the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs with production set to begin in May. Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) is directing from a script by Matt Whiteley which will chronicle Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time. [source]

If you’re interested in some Netflix Instant Play recommendations might I suggest Ace in the Hole (watch it here) and Days of Heaven (watch it here).

And finally, enjoy Staff Meeting: The Movie in which Night at the Museum and Real Steel director Shawn Levy actually made me laugh.