Christopher McQuarrie, the brilliant screenwriter behind The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie is working on a script for a Top Gun sequel, and there's apparently a small role in it for Tom Cruise. I hope McQuarrie has sense enough not to bury the homo-eroticism. (Vulture)
The L.A. Times is reporting that Noomi Rapace is up for the lead role in The Last Voyage of Demeter, a fleshed-out version of Bram Stoker's Dracula, although the Hollywood Cog tells me that it's far from a done deal. If she signs on, she'd co-star with Sir Ben Kingsley. Rapace would play a stowaway on a ship where strange things happened that can only be attributed to a vampire. (LA Times)
Guillermo del Toro was not offered the director's gig on Godzilla, FYI. He was also not offered the director's chair on the Short Circuit remake or the Don't Tell My Mom the Babysitter's Dead remake. It is quite possible, however, that someday, del Toro would decide to actually sit the fuck down and make another movie. (HitFlix)
On this week's Frotcast, Vince over at FilmDrunk interviews Scott Sanders, the director of Black Dynamite. Black Dynamite Panther Fist! (FilmDrunk)
ABC is developing a television series based on "Romeo & Juliet." No. I'm not kidding. (Spoiler: They die in the end). Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) is up for the director's gig on the pilot. (Deadline)
If the cast of Harry Potter looked like hipsters, this is what they'd look like. (NextMovie)
Neil Patrick Harris will make his directorial debut with Aaron and Sarah, a project with Josh Hutcherson and Emma Roberts that David O. Russell turned down. The movie is "follows a geeky guy and a popular girl who become friends as freshmen in high school and see their relationship deepen through the four years, four proms and one funeral before graduation." (THR)
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