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Sam Rockwell as Batman, and Justin Long as Robin

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | April 29, 2010 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | April 29, 2010 |


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  • We've told you about a huge omnibus comedy film spearheaded by Peter Farrelly, which will be a series of short comedic vignettes (think Kentucky Fried Movie) starring and directed by a lot of huge names, like Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Mike Judge, Brett Ratner, Bob Odenkirk, Gerard Butler, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, and a lot more.

    One of those vignettes will be a remake, of sorts, of a James Duffy short "Robin's Big Date," about the speed-dating adventures of Batman's sidekick. In the original, and the remake, Sam Rockwell plays Batman and Justin Long plays Robin. Leslie Bibb has been added to play Wonder Woman in the new version. Here, however, is a look at the older version. Sam Rockwell should be in everything.

  • There's possibly too much awesome female power in this project to contain, but Sarah Silverman has been added to the cast of Take This Waltz, directed by Sarah Polley. Michelle Williams has already been cast as the female lead, opposite Seth Rogen. Silverman will play the sister of Rogen's character, who is a recovering alcoholic. (Variety)

  • IMAX and Warner Brothers announced a huge 20-movie pact to work together. The only real news to come out of that was the fact that the pact includes a Batman 3 and a Superman reboot. I guess that means the Superman reboot will happen? (THR)

  • The same press release that announced the above also noted that there was a release date for the two Hobbit films: December 2012 and December 2013. (THR)

  • Green Lantern screenwriter, Marc Guggenheim, has been hired to pen the script for the movie about Leonardo Da Vinci, the action hero. It's going to be something like National Treasure meets The Da Vinci Code featuring Da Vinci as the lead character. (THR)

  • Not for nothing, but Jerry Weintraub, the producer behind the Ocean's movies, has ruled out an Ocean's 14. (He did not, however, rule out another Ocean's 11 remake). (THR)

  • Michael Bay and his production company, Platinum Dunes, has done the unthinkable: He's purchased an original screenplay. Heatseekers, by George Mahaffey, is said to be in the "mold of Fast & Furious and Point Break." It will follow "a young ex-military pilot who infiltrates a gang of aerial 'pirates' working out of Bangkok and takes part in an elaborate tower heist using powered gliders and parachutes." Well, I didn't say it was an original idea -- it's just not based on a pre-existing property. Baby steps, folks. Baby steps. (Risky Business)

  • Ang Lee has lined up $70 million in financing for a 3D cinematic version of Yann Martel's The Life of Pi, about a boy adrift in a lifeboat in the Pacific with a Bengal tiger. I read the book years ago and never really understood the love. (IndieWire)

  • Here's a new "Internet only" trailer for Pixar's Toy Story 3. It's only a minute long, though, cause nobody respects the Internet. Still pretty cool.



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