Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!
Joe Wright (ATONEMENT) and Saoirse Ronan are reteaming in HANNA, a drama that will see the 14-year-old actress as an action hero, VARIETY reports.
Overture Films has committed to an Oct. 1 release for Matt Reeves' LET ME IN, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
James Franco is set to star as mountaineer Aron Raltson in 127 HOURS, a man-vs.-nature tale, VARIETY reports.
Twentieth Century Fox has hired Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the team behind ZOMBIELAND, to write the screenplay for the X-MEN spinoff DEADPOOL, VARIETY reports.
Sebastian Stan (BLACK SWAN, GOSSIP GIRL) has been tapped for a role in writer/director Todd Lincoln's The Apparition, SHOCKTILLYOUDROP.com reports.
Ghostbusters 3 is finally gearing up to begin production next summer with a release expected in 2011, according to SHOCKTILLYOUDROP.COM.
Japan's Toho is readying an $11 million advertising blitz on New Year's Day for SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, VARIETY reports.
Leonard Nimoy, the original actor who played Spock in STAR TREK, has joined the cast of STAR TREK ONLINE, a multiplayer online role-playing game, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
A variety of news outlets, including TMZ reported that actress Brittany Murphy died early Sunday morning after going into full cardiac arrest. She was declared dead on arrival after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. A cause of death has not been determined.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the writer/directors behind CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, are in talks to direct 21 JUMP STREET, VARIETY reports.
SCREEN DAILY reports Kevin Bacon has landed the villian role in writer/director James Gunn's action-comedy SUPER. The project's cast already includes Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler.
THE MATRIX's guru Laurence Fishburne will be in Nimrod Antal's PREDATORS, according to ShockTillYouDrop.com.
SIMON & SIMON star Gerald McRaney has signed on to the pilot of J.J. Abrams' UNDERCOVERS, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
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Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an untitled project about Viking culturing that will be directed by Mel Gibson, VARIETY reports.
MTV has hired Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed and Dylan O'Brien to star in TEEN WOLF, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE has been delayed until Jan. 14, 2011, SHOCKTILLYOUDROP.COM reports. Originally scheduled to hit theaters on Aug. 27, 2010, the first film in the series to use 3D technology is taking longer to put together than Screen Gems anticipated.
The team behind THE TWILIGHT SAGA, Summit Entertainment, is developing an action-oriented take on Dracula called VLAD, HEAT VISION reports.