Maybe a mature Superman for the next movie? Shyamalan goes sci-fi. The Forbin Project being remade.
Shyamalan Goes Sci-Fi
M Night Shyalaman is set to direct his first full-on sci-fi project (be still our beating hearts), but as yet very little is known about One Thousand AE. All that The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog has managed to dig up on the film is that it’s written by Book Of Eli’s scripter Gary Whitta, and that it’s being produced by Will Smith’s production company as a vehicle for son Jaden. Poor Jaden. Doesn’t daddy love him any more?
The Forbin Remake
Universal is dveloping a remake of Colossus: The Forbin Project, the 1970 Joseph Sargent-directed film about a super computer that becomes sentient and very, very dangerous. According to Deadline, Ron Howard is attached to direct with Will Smith as the star. A first stab at the script has been provided by Jason Rothenberg, who’s a busy man in our genre at the moment. He’s written a big-screen adaptation of Mary Doria Russell’s superb SF novel The Sparrow that’s currently in development at Universal, and has also just been signed up to write the script for the new Twilight Zone movie.
Universal Pictures is planning to turn the Japanese manga phenomenon Pluto into a live action/CG hybrid film, reports Deadline. The manga, which has sold over eight million copies in Japan, takes characters from the classic anime Astro Boy and gives them a gritty, adult, murder mystery overhaul in a world populated by giant robots and cybernetic citizens. It will be produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment who gave us Despicable Me this year.
Back To The Fringe
Back To The Future’s Doc Brown, actor Christopher Lloyd, is set to guest star in the tenth episode of Fringe’s third season, reports TVGuide. Apparently he will be playing on of Walter’s musical heroes. “We all know how much Walter loves music, right? Well this fellow was one of his icons,’ explains John Noble. “He adored this man. So Walter gets to be a bit of a fanboy.” What’s the betting he sings Gilbert And Sullivan?
Mature Superman For Next Movie?
According to The Social Network actor Armie Hammer, the next big screen Superman could be a little more mature than you might be expecting (but were probably hoping) considering Hollywood’s obsesssion with the youth market. When asked whether he would like to play the role, Hammer says, “I did talk to my people recently about [Superman] for the first time, and I think they’re going a little older with Superman. I hear they’re going 35, 40.”