Here are some random entertainment stories worth mentioning, but not worth mentioning much:
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has replaced Clive Owen in the action-thriller Protection. It’s better than another family flick. More details at The Wrap.
Breck Eisner, son of Michael, and director of Sahara and The Crazies, will likely direct the long in development remake of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York. More details at EW.
Greta Gerwig, Kevin Kline, and Ophelia Lovibond have joined Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in an untitled Ivan Reitman comedy (formerly Fuckbuddies). More details at Variety.
The purportedly troubled production of Green Hornet is getting some extra time. A release has been moved back to the January dumping grounds to allow for 3-D conversion (ugh). This does not bode well for Green Hornet, no matter how much spin the studio and Rogen puts on it. More details at The Playlist.
Details about Woody Allen’s new film, Midnight in Paris, have been revealed. Per usual, it will feature a large ensemble cast including Michael Sheen and Owen Wilson. More details at Variety.
Marvel is purportedly prepping several smaller movies based on their smaller, third-tier characters, like Ka-Zar, Dazzler, and Power Pack. That is, indeed, third tier. More details at CHUD.
Finally, here’s the trailer for Trek Nation, a documentary that explores the “Star Trek” fan base. Scott Clothorp, the director, really thinks highly of Trekkies and the importance of “Star Trek” over the decades.