Friday Link-A-Mania

• Having earned over $200 million worldwide already (and with still loads of territories to be released in – we don’t get it until February in the UK) Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph looks highly likely to spawn a sequel. Voice stars John C Reilly tells Moviehole that, “Some of the big muckety-muckets at the studio, who I just saw the other night, were like, ‘We’re talking sequel!’” And if it happens director Rich Moore wants to include Mario. Moore told Moviehole that Mario wasn’t in the first movie because they couldn’t find anywhere for him to go, not because Nintendo refused them. “We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do. To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great.”

Heat Vision reckons that Columbia Pictures has hired Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium) to write its Jumanji remake.

• Constantin Film is developing a film version of Peter Heller’s post-apocalyptic novel The Dog Stars, reports Variety. A little bit Survivors, a little bit Z For Zachariah, it’s about a man surviving along with his dog and neighbour in an aircraft hangar. Then one day, they receive a radio transmission.

• Director Jonathan (Silence Of The Lambs) Demme has decided to not go ahead with has planned movie adaptation of Stephen King’s 11/22/63, according to The Playlist. “This is a big book, with lots in it,” Demme tells the site. “And I loved certain parts of the book for the film more than Stephen did. We’re friends, and I had a lot of fun working on the script, but we were too apart on what we felt should be and what be should be out of the script.” The future of the film is now on hold, but hey, it’s a Stephen King property – it’ll get made eventually.

• Hans Zimmer (for The Dark Knight Rises), John Williams (for The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn) and Howard Shore (for Hugo) are all nominated in the “Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media” for next year’s Grammy Awards. Even more notably, Austin Wintory has been nominated for the soundtrack to the videogame Journey, the first time ever a videogame has been nominated in the category. [via Batman News]

• After having made that short Punisher film that debuted at the San Diego Comic Con this year, star Thomas Jane tells nerdbastards that there are no immediate plans for any more: “Well as far as The Punisher goes I kinda said what I wanted to say with the short film and it was the version of Frank Castle that I always wanted to see and it was very gratifying to finally put it out there. Phil Joanou – a great director – and Chad St John – a fantastic writer – and we just kind of got a dream team of guys to put that together. I would love to see the three of us do a Punisher film, but I don’t know if that would ever happen. I don’t know, again it’s like the studio seems sorta bent on making a two hundred million dollar version of a comic book movie. So yeah, I think the fans are kind of missing out.”

Fringe star Seth Gabel (Lincoln Lee) has been speaking to TV Line about his new role as The Count (the guy in control of the drug Vertigo) in Arrow. “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had,” says Gabel, who describes his alter ego’s look as “very street, in a flamboyant, theatrical, grounded way,” with spiky hair, fingerless gloves and “a lot of black.” “I basically rule the street, so [Oliver Queen] has got a long way to go up the chain to get to me.”