• Syfy has renewed Haven for a fourth season. “We couldn’t be happier to see the story of Audrey Parker and the creepy, quirky town of Haven continue next year,” said Syfy president Mark Stern. “Season three has hit a creative and critical high and we’re very excited to see where the talented production team takes our colorful cast of characters – led by the perfect trifecta of Emily Rose, Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant – in season four.” Season three has actually been gaining better viewing figures for Syfy than season two, and is currently averaging 2.4 million per episode (that’s very good for Syfy). [via TVLine]
• Skyfall finally opened in the States this weekend, and industry pundits are predicting a first weekend North American box office of between $75-85 million, which would make it the most lucrative opening for a Bond movie ever in the US. The Sam Mendes-directed film has already earned $4.6 million from advance IMAX showings and one rival studio exec tells Deadline: “The matinee numbers are huge… right now the hourlies are very, very strong!”
• According to Varitey, George Clooney is in talks to start in Disney and director Brad (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) Bird’s upcoming science fiction film, 1952. Written by Damon Lindelof (Prometheus) and Jeff Jensen, it is said to be a Close Encounters Of The Third Kind-esque story following a man who makes contact with aliens.
• Bloody Disgusting has posted some images from Wolves, the directorial debut of X-Men movie scripter David Hayter, including Game Of Thrones’ Jason Momoa and X-Men First Class’s Lucas Till. More info on the site.
• Voice cast additions to the LEGO movie:Will Ferrell as the villain President Business, Liam Neeson as his henchman Bad Cop, Community‘s Alison Brie and Park And Recreation‘s Nick Offerman.
• Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Salt, Red, GI Joe) and polymath David Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight, Man Of Steel, Da Vinci’s Demons) are teaming to produce a film adaptation of Patrick Lee’s 2009 novel The Breach. It’s about an ex-convict who discovers a crashed plane with dead crew and a very dangerous – and unearthly – cargo while on a hike in the Alaskan Rockies. Within hours he finds himself at the center of a violent conflict that spans the globe, and a secret war that dates back three decades: a war for possession of radically advanced technology that wasn’t created by human hands. Goyer may end up directing the project as well. [via Variety]
• Sony Pictures has announced that Hotel Transylvania 2 is in the pipeline (hurrah) but that Genndy Tartakovsky won’t be directing (boo!) because he’s concentrating on the company’s new animated Popeye. The first movie has now made over $250 million worldwide, The sequel is currently scheduled for release on 25 September 2015. [via The Hollywood Reporter]