• Crowded House singer/songwriter Neil Finn will be taking the weather with him to Middle-earth. According to TheOneRing.net a song by New Zealand musician will be used during the end credits of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s not clear whether it’s a new song specially written for the film (which you’d assume) or an existing one (we can’t quite hear “Six Months In A Leaky Boat” working in context).
• /Film reports that after years of playing around with the Gears Of Wars film adaptation the way a child prods unenthusiastically at broccoli with a fork, New Line has finally released the rights, and the game’s creators are looking for a new studio to partner with.
• Paramount is planning a massive theme park – twice the size of the Olympic Park – to be built in Kent, 30 minutes from London (that’ll please the zombies in Herne Bay). Attractions will be based on such Paramount Properties as Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and Paranormal Activity (you can even see a little Enterprise in the very early concept art below). London Resort Co Holdings hopes to have the 872-acre, $3.2 billion Paramount theme park open in 2018. [via Yahoo! Movies]
• TVLine has debuted a new promotional image from the CW’s new version of Beauty And The
Beast Man With A Scar.
• Tarantino-buddy, rapper, record producer and The Man With The Iron Fist director RZA is planning to direct a film version of Grant Morrison’s new comic Happy, from a script by Morrison himself. A kind of grizzly, hardboiled version of Harvey, the comic is a about a corrupt cop who moonlights as a hit man, who suddenly discovers a new friend – a cheerful talking blue horse who won’t give in to adversity, no matter what unpleasant obstacles come in the way.