Deadline Hollywood reports that Marc Webb ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER) is Sony's lead choice to helm the reboot of the SPIDER-MAN franchise. SPIDEY producers and exec find that Webb showed an understanding of young people in SUMMER, which fits well with the new high school set direction for the franchise. Screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt has brought Peter Parker back to his teens. Other directors on Sony's list include heavyweights like James Cameron, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson.
Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) will be part of Walt Disney's JOHN CARTER OF MARS, reports the Heat Vision blog.
Alfred Kahn, chairman and CEO of the American licensing and distribution company 4Kids Entertainment, is taking a 15 percent cut in his annual salary, ICv2 reports via ANIME NEWS NETWORK.
The indie horror pic HATCHET is becoming a franchise property with Adam Green set to direct HATCHET 2, VARIETY reports.
Ivan Reitman told MTV that the first draft of the script for GHOSTBUSTERS 3 is turned in and he'll be directing the project, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS reports.
Oren Aviv has been pushed out as production chief at Walt Disney Studios as new boss Rich Ross continues to reorganization the studio, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
J.J. Abrams' UNDERCOVERS pilot for NBC has inked a deal with British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw to play female lead, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR) and Michelle Monaghan (DUE DATE) are in talks to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in SOURCE CODE, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S HEAT VISION BLOG.
The villain role of Dr. Hector Hammond in GREEN LANTERN is heading to Peter Sarsgaard, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S HEAT VISION BLOG.
Even though the New Year has begun, it’s not too late to think about a few resolutions… animation and otherwise…
Buena Vista Records will release two albums capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved books and visionary director Tim Burton. ALMOST ALICE is a 16-song compilation featuring ALICE IN WONDERLAND’S end credit track “Alice (Underground)” written by Avril Lavigne and produced by Butch Walker.
Robert Downey Jr. had to drop plans to reteam with IRON MAN director Jon Favreau in COWBOYS & ALIENS at Dreamworks, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports.
Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell to close securing deals that would see them play The Beatles in YELLOW SUBMARINE, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's HEAT VISION BLOG.
Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography on the highly anticipated feature film THOR directed by Kenneth Branagh.
The finalists in the feature film category of the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards competition are Barry Ackroyd, BSC for The Hurt Locker, Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS for Nine, Christian Berger, AAC for The White Ribbon, Mauro Fiore, ASC for Avatar and Robert Richardson, ASC for Inglorious Basterds.
Spider-Man 4, which has been showing outward signs of trouble for months, has been killed by Sony Pictures, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS confirmed this afternoon.
Vin Diesel told his Facebook fans that Universal Pictures is working on two more films for the FAST & FURIOUS franchise, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS reports.
Paramount Pictures has pinned down a tentative release date for J.J. Abrams' untitled Star Trek sequel on the coveted pre-4th of July weekend of June 29, 2012, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
Blake Lively has been tapped to play the female lead Carol Ferris in GREEN LANTERN, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Hugh Jackson has revealed WOLVERINE 2 will begin shooting in about a year or year-and-a-half, SUPERHEROHYPE reports.
Channing Tatum has joined the ensemble cast in Steven Soderbergh's spy thriller KNOCKOUT, according to THE PLAYLIST.
Irish actor Stuart Townsend has left the production of Kenneth Branagh's THOR, according to THE ASSOCIATED PRESS via COMINGSOON.NET.
A Hitchcock-style thriller from Jeff Miller, PLAYING JOE, has been optioned by Castle Rock, VARIETY reports.